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McDonald's: Cashier position available; college degree required

By Washington Times

In a stunning indicator of how the job market is faring, a McDonald's franchise in Winchedon, Mass., has just posted a job opening for a full-time cashier -- but insists only college graduates need apply.
Also, only those with one to two years of experience working with a register are encouraged to apply.

"Get a weekly paycheck with a side order of food, folks and fun," the jobdiagnosis.com advertisement reads. "[Seeking] friendly people ... to smile while serving lots of guests daily."

The McDonald's website also lists the position in Spanish but doesn't give a salary. A management position also listed starts at $10 an hour.

With youth unemployment at 11.5 percent, experts argue the unusually high qualifications McDonald's is demanding are a sign of the times.

"Sadly we've taxed-and-spent our way to an economy in which there's intense competition for just about any job ... and young people are getting screwed over even worse than the country overall," Evan Feinberg, president of the Washington-based youth advocacy group Generation Opportunity, told The Washington Examiner.

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  1. Mort_fComment by Mort_f
    April 5, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    Is this a joke? I eminently fit their qualifications. An engineer with a masters degree. Fourteen years, as a VOLUNTEER, often doing the front desk greeting and cashier job. Sorry if I cannot communicate in Spanish, but that was not a qualification listed in the article.

    Hard to picture anyone with the qualifications listed, looking at the ‘position’ as anyyhing other than an emergency, temporary, job.

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    • johngaltComment by johngalt
      April 5, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

      Well, liberal arts college grads MIGHT qualify for this job if they took remedial math (8th grade) at might school. Pell Grant?

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    • MichaellabordeComment by Michaellaborde
      April 5, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

      No actually, this is the consequences of our dumbed down/indoctrination of our “higher” teaching? institutions.

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      April 5, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

      This burns my buns. As long as we’re looking for qualifications such as remedial math, why don’t we require that they speak clear, concise English and read and understand it to boot? But wouldn’t that mean they’d have to stay in school maybe as far as the 6th grade? How mean can I be?

      We might also voluntarily use E Verify to make sure we are benefitting the U. S. by hiring actual legal citizens. People that not only communicate in English but also not have broken the law of the land? The justice department would probably find this to be illegal anyway. Never mind.

      Why should we pay more for products because of people that are too lazy, uneducated or not motivated to make even the slightest attempt to get qualified for a job where English (the preferred language in the U. S.) is required? This is not Norte Mexico.

      Just like another article I read where people are upset because being able to swim is a qualification required to be a lifeguard and there’s mostly only white people that measure up. Talk about discrimination and dehumanizing employment requirements.

      Soon it will be the law that all you need to be able to do to get a $50,000/year job is walk and chew gun at the same time. If this makes me a bigot, so be it. I’m sick of the United States being the “go to” country for every human and country that doesn’t have what we do. There’s a reason we have what we do and it’s not because we’ve raped the rest of the world.

      Let’s make sure that actual legal, educated and motivated citizens of our country have food, housing and clothing before we start worrying about the rest of the world.

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    • sirodComment by sirod
      April 6, 2013 @ 9:42 am

      Finally McDonald’s is trying to hire someone who can count change.

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  2. carolynwComment by carolynw
    April 5, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

    Four years of College to ask “Would you like fries with that?”
    I guess I can speculate what they are going for is high quality customer service to protect and increase their business.
    Or they have gotten too big for the britches [as my granny would say]

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    • BobinmsComment by Bobinms
      April 5, 2013 @ 2:59 pm

      It just shows that the supply exceeds the demand for workers, which should not be a surprise given our unemployment rate for years. That’s why we don’t need an amnesty to create a further over supply of workers.

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    • rattlerjakeComment by rattlerjake
      April 5, 2013 @ 7:59 pm

      It pretty simple when you see that a high percentage of high school graduates have no math skills, poor English (spelling or grammar), and absolutely no financial sense. McDonald’s is hoping to find workers with a basic education in the college bunch. HAHAHAHAHAHA, not likely with the dumbing down of America.

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    • my04301933Comment by my04301933
      April 6, 2013 @ 9:24 am

      Could also mean that since they have to absorb the cost of OBIMBO-CARE they might as well hire someone who could become a store manager in less time it takes to “climb the ladder”.

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  3. aretiredgiComment by aretiredgi
    April 5, 2013 @ 2:55 pm

    Keep voting for the Democrats kids, they got more in store for ya down the road.

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    • BobinmsComment by Bobinms
      April 5, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

      You’ve got it “aretiredgi” but I’d add Republicans and the National Chamber of Commerce to the Democrats.

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    • eddiedykesComment by eddiedykes
      April 5, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

      Yep, you can thank the BIG “N” in the white house for printing so damn much money to pay for “stimulus” and his vacations, that a $1 dollar bill is now practically worthless…..AND, don’t forget all the other politician (DEMS & REPS) for the way they squander our tax dollars.

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    • RobertRComment by RobertR
      April 5, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

      ‘artiredgi’, you hit the nail on the head as the old saying goes. Keep looking for that free living and all those government goodies and there won’t be a job even for those who wanted to work for a living. To me this is justice. The more the young are punished the better the chance of some of them waking up. Granted many are past that point and will simply resort to living on the street, stealing and figuring out how to scam the taxpayers.

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    • my04301933Comment by my04301933
      April 6, 2013 @ 9:33 am

      RobertR …and even another way of looking at it…

      …the quality of actual skills received from colleges now-adays is very very limited…

      … because the Affirmative Action crutch given to those who, under more demanding circumstances, would barely qualify for a 8th grade diploma, much less a College Degree.

      Employers usually send these kinds of messages to the educational diploma houses that pump out stupids….they then report how many applied who had degrees…and then that 90% interviewed did not meet the standards, and that the remaining 10% were placed on probation…

      Finally, they then report which colleges each applicant had degrees from…a bit of an eye operner

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  4. MichaellabordeComment by Michaellaborde
    April 5, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    This just goes to show how the very low standards and indoctrination at our “higher learning institutions” has dumbed down our children.

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    • RobertRComment by RobertR
      April 5, 2013 @ 5:20 pm

      Pretty sad when a public education doesn’t prepare you to run a cash register and say Hi with a smile. This is what our teachers unions and liberals have given the new generation. And most of them thought they were really educated when they finished high school. They knew it all and us old fogies were just stupid and over the hill. Makes ya want to smile… correct that ‘GRIN’!

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  5. petercComment by peterc
    April 5, 2013 @ 3:18 pm

    I’ve been in Winchendon. They have college graduates there?

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    • RobertRComment by RobertR
      April 5, 2013 @ 5:26 pm

      Saying you couldn’t tell? lol

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  6. ltparComment by ltpar
    April 5, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

    Next thing you know, they will be requiring the employees to speak English. What is this country coming to?

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  7. justieComment by justie
    April 5, 2013 @ 4:11 pm

    Think this might have something to do with the million immigrants we bring in legally every year and give citizenship to – many with degrees in engineering, science, computers, etc., all eager and willing to work for less money than Americans. We also bring in thousands more on assorted visas to work in these fields for a limited amount of time but most never leave when their visa expires, and now the government is talking about giving citizenship to any foreigner that graduates from our universities so he will stay and work here. Universities call this diversity but I think college graduates are now finding out that it’s really about depressing wages and putting more profits into the pockets of business.

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    • middlegroundComment by middleground
      April 5, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

      It is all about fairness. You attend school for 16 years and have no real employment skills, a poor work attitude and you wonder why you are either unemployed or employed in a low-paying job. I had a lot of crummy jobs as a teenager,but every job taught me something about work and reward, a job flipping burgers at McDonald’s would have been great, but I’d never have considered it what I wanted as a career unless I could buy a franchise or had a desire to work in the fast-food industry.

      A relative of my wife, started in the grocery business bagging groceries at 10 and gradually climbed in the business. Later when he sold his store chain to a giant chain, he said he was the only board member who knew anything about selling groceries and it was very frustrating listening to people who knew nothing about the business sharing ignorant thoughts. It made its profits by being a huge international corporation able to make numerous special deals.

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  8. memawComment by memaw
    April 5, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

    Unemployment must really be a problem there if this was a serious requirement.

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    • RobertRComment by RobertR
      April 5, 2013 @ 5:24 pm

      The objective of any employer is to hire the best qualified person he/she can for the job. If you have college educated (use that term loosely as well) people looking for work and willing to do this job why not ask for them and simply disregard the complete losers who come strolling in with their baggie pants, tattoos, nose rings and other symbols of our modern society? Why waste your time sifting through 50 when you can sift through 5 or 10? And if all goes well these people might just like it there and move into management. Store managers at McDonalds have always made very good money. Granted hardly anyone else there does but it’s a start toward a career in the food industry if the person likes it and wants to pursue that career.

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  9. tps12Comment by tps12
    April 5, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

    OK democrats take them to task this will hurt other less qualified individuals feelings. Hello aclu?

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  10. Jack ReacherComment by Jack Reacher
    April 5, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

    I’m sorry folks, but I am laughing my butt off! This is hilarious and I plan to forward this story to everyone I know.

    We tried to tell these mental midgets what they were getting in to when they voted for Obama or ANY democrat. But of course they were smarter, or thought they were. So this big-a$$ chuckle I’m having is on you, Mister Graduate! Oh, and do you want fries with that sheepskin?

    Yes, I know not all graduates were democrats. Of course they know who this is directed to.

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  11. gavinwcaComment by gavinwca
    April 5, 2013 @ 7:31 pm

    Shows the value of the degrees obtained from our scumbag colleges. Kids graduating in queer studies, women’s studies, and courses In prostitution , homosexuallity , beastiality, and pedophelia. Gets you a cashiers job at McDonald’s., or as a hooker at the local cat house.

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  12. scallywagComment by scallywag
    April 5, 2013 @ 11:01 pm

    Even Obama could not qualify for this job.

    First, he would refuse to provide any proof of his educational background.

    Second, he never worked in his life, let alone know how to operate a cash register ( an ATM, yes, he knows how to take cash but doesn’t know how to put it in the tilly ).

    Third, he can only speak english.

    So,MacDonald’s is out.

    I guess that leaves President of the United States as a fall back position.

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  13. scallywagComment by scallywag
    April 5, 2013 @ 11:06 pm

    New degree at Harvard Business School – 10 credits

    Customer Relations and Functionality of Cash Registers Within High Tech Food Processing Organizations.

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  14. plova25Comment by plova25
    April 6, 2013 @ 12:50 am

    I would hope that this job posting was serious or at least an isolated occurrance and not a sign of things to come for this country.

    I realize that it has been a difficult time for college grads these past few years and that coming out of college sometimes you have to take a job that is not so great. I graduated in a recession back in 1988 but had a part time job coming out of college that I held until I could find full time work. Even when I found work I was working for less than many of my friends who didn’t attend college but that is the way it was.

    What is rather ironic is that there are some decent jobs for college graduates in certain fields. An acquaintance of mine is an engineer and he told me for a recent eigineering job opening there were only about three American graduates that applied for the job out of about 50 or so applicants. The rest were foreign born. Are American universities really not putting out that many graduates in the technical fields, maths or sciences or could it be that the salaries are not as attractive as they use to be because of the many foreign nationals that come on visas who are willing to work for less ?

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  15. boggieComment by boggie
    April 6, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

    A lot of these comments seem to begin to understand the complexities of the problems and where its leading too. Americans are feeling screwed and want their apple pie back. With each comment we are beginning to connect the dots and revel the bigger picture.

    To: Comment by justie
    April 5, 2013 @ 4:11 pm
    (Think this might have something to do with the million immigrants we bring in legally every year and give citizenship to – many with degrees in engineering, science, computers, etc., all eager and willing to work for less money than Americans.)
    Not only are they willing to work for less money.
    The Government knows that the way are IRS tax laws are written. There are only 2 classes or catagories of people who are legally required to pay income tax; these are foreigners working in the U.S. and U.S. citizens earning their money abroad. American born citizens are not required, but requested to pay the voluntary income tax.
    Secondly Everyone is being chastised by God. It’s not just the young Gimmie generation whom God is trying to wake up.

    Comment by RobertR
    April 5, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

    (‘artiredgi’, you hit the nail on the head as the old saying goes. Keep looking for that free living and all those government goodies and there won’t be a job even for those who wanted to work for a living. To me this is justice. The more the young are punished the better the chance of some of them waking up. Granted many are past that point and will simply resort to living on the street, stealing and figuring out how to scam the taxpayers.)

    The American people are the descendants of the Birthright tribe of Israel who were (sifted down as through a sieve) to inherit the Blessings promised to Manasseh. The Blessing promise to become the greatest most powerful nation on the face of the earth. This blessing was withheld for 2070 years because the people didn’t honour God. at the time it was fulfilled the generation that inherited it were no more worthy then any previous generation. It was a conditional blessing with an overt curse that say’s if these people don’t honour me it will be taken away and they will be lead back into captivity. None of us are entitled to what we have. We just happened to be alive when the Blessing was fulfilled and because we have glorified Satan in our lives we all are being chastised. Our righteousness is as filthy rags to the Lord. But, he says (if my people who are called by my name will turn from their wicked ways and worship me I will heal their land)
    Every American must repent and Glorify God Yahweh and the Lord Yeshua or The United States of America will be History. and the people will be taken into captivity.

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