Bob

Adelaide, Australia

#279 Jan 2, 2011
Unknown27 wrote:
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And yet both of the Bob's have identical locations in Australia... hmm....
Actually, the locations are not identical. They are cities on opposite sides of the country. fuckwit.
popzoza

Williamstown, Australia

#281 Jan 4, 2011
been there a year now, and can't wait to get out. i'm constantly being put down by managers and can never seem to do anything right. and i know i'm good at my job. to be honest, it makes me feel worthless and depressed. they get a kick out of making new people stress out and making them run around. one of them once asked a new girl to count all of the ice cubes in the ice machine for her, and she did. they think it's bloody hilarious.

people like these need to seriously get a life and pick on some one their own age.
McDonalds_manage r

Australia

#282 Jan 5, 2011
Im the manager of a store at another australian location. That sort of stuff would never go on in my store. It needs to be reported to senior management/owner operator or even head office. They will take it seriously.
it worked for me

Columbus, OH

#283 Jan 12, 2011
I worked at mcdonalds and I have no complaints, its about how you move up, how committed you are I was a manager for some years and through a friend I worked at Target running there food court making some serious money (I was really happy, I was the second highest paid person in the store) just to serve a hotdog that was madd. all because I was a manager at mcdonalds, after a couple of years I was able to go back to mcdonalds and got even more money because they liked my work so it depends how committed you are and if you really have the companys back. now its been 24 years strong and I make more than people who work in the corporate world.
Scodge

UK

#284 Jan 19, 2011
Been reading this post a bit and to be frank, I don't see the point in listening to the opinions of people not bothered enough to stick the job out for more than a week.

'I quit after 2 days' etc. doesn't say anything about the job, it just flaunts your lack of determination to go anywhere in life.

However I'll agree that management positions as a whole are pretty useless in the world of employment, and are in fact, not as hard as they're made out to be if done correctly - my mum is a former store manager and despite running several stores valued at >3m to a high standard she saw no benefit during her applications for a teaching position.

The job's what you and your attitude make of it - if you're truly working 'with a bunch of skanks' then chances are you're part of the crowd, if you hate your job chances are you're too lazy for manual labour (or just poor at the job..), but at my store quite a few of our full time crew choose to stay here because the crew atmosphere is so damn good.
ambi2010

United States

#286 Feb 7, 2011
i just started workin at mcdonalds a few days ago everuyday has been ok today i had the worst trainer ever he was textin on his phone and yelling at me for not doin his job...and he's younger than me.....ilove the night shit and the manger that runs it im goin to try toget switch ova to that one...
linda2

Auckland, New Zealand

#287 Feb 22, 2011
its not d work,its some of d shit managers,m also one of mngers,who think dy r d best n starts to over rule your shifts.
Ian G

Beaverlodge, Canada

#288 Feb 23, 2011
I can't believe how people bash Mcdonalds just because of a few bad experiences.

I'm only 16, and I haven't actually started work there yet, but I really want to.

[The rest is based on my experiences as a once a month consumer, and stories and experiences from my brothers and cousins, who all worked at Mc Donalds around the same age I have. And hell, some still do.]

The people here come from all different cultures, I'm interested in making some friends, and working with and for the managers there.

And for all those who whine so much about getting yelled at for screwing up, that shit happens EVERYWHERE!11!1!111loneoneelev en!! Lick your wounds and suck it up, the longer you work there, the less you screw up.[I'm talking to you, people who quit after 3 days.]

Let's make this a simple equation: Less screw ups = less amount of times chewed out.

What I find, is that respect [and disrespect] is a knife that cuts both ways here. You treat your managers with respect, they will start to treat you with respect. They won't immediately show you the respect you want, but show them you're someone to be respected, and they will respect you back.

Don't be afraid of being put on drive-thru window, or the cashier first day, it's a shitty experience, sure, but roll with the punches, just be a little confident and let that confidence grow as you slowly stop making mistakes, and master the different skills. Personally, knowing people who work at other McDonalds restaurants already gives me some confidence in what it's like to work there.

So what if I get chewed out for "Fucking up" if I'm put on drive-thru with what I feel is too soon, if you fuck up drive thru window, you fucked up your basic math.

So if you're young and got a job at McDonalds, then stick with it. You got lucky being hired by McDonalds so young, a job there is a privilege, not a right, so don't fuck with it.

Besides, a job as a junior in High-School is a definite chick magnet, even McDonalds. ;)
lyf3izapuzzl3

Fredericksburg, VA

#289 Feb 26, 2011
I started about a week ago...I see good and bad...for me, I'm unhappy because I wasn't "trained" how I expected--they sat me in front of the videos, then stuck me on drive thru and said go. I would have preferred more concrete directions--cuz the videos really just remind you to be nice and contribute and blah-de-blah we all know say please and thank you and wash your hands. I've been told to give it a month and i'll have a handle on everything--but it's just frustrating to have to guess, and worry about being wrong. But i do see potential--wow everyone has been so nice, really, I swear. You'd expect the workers to be disgruntled, but they're so good natured...even though I'm a little lost, a lot of people are willing to help me out. Theres one manager who has been a real jerk, but I dunno if its cuz I'm new or she's just not nice. But hey, one outta thirthy ppl ive met aint bad. I'm doing mickey ds for spending money in college, in my spare time after school, and its really convenient. I'm gonna hang in there i think--it's only being overwhelmed with new experiences that's hard--you just gotta tough it out and have a little determination.
Alaina

Rochester, MI

#290 Mar 3, 2011
Hi,

Alright, so I've worked at McDonald's for about a year now and no matter what you say, it's one of the most stressful jobs ever. I know every position possible there so I've dealt with the public and I know how extremely rude some people can be, but managers can be just as bad, as can fellow crew. I'm a crew trainer and I try to be courteous to all employees and management, but honestly this place has drained the life out of me. Ronald McDonald couldn't put more effort in his job than I do, for a measly 7.65 an hour after two raises. Sure, at 17 its an okay pay, but for the work I do and the time I spend there, its nothing.

I think I speak for all of us when I say that no matter what chain you work for, if you're in the fast food business you're almost always underpaid. They take us for granted and run us to the ground until we finally snap.

After a day filled with customers yelling at me about charging them for sauce or not having soup or something random like that and managers yelling for things out of my control, you want nothing more than a long hot shower and a good cry.

Now don't get me wrong, we have some nice managers, but the mean ones overshadow them, which is disappointing. Some days I love my job, most days I don't.
Alaina

Rochester, MI

#291 Mar 3, 2011
Ian G wrote:
I can't believe how people bash Mcdonalds just because of a few bad experiences.
I'm only 16, and I haven't actually started work there yet, but I really want to.
[The rest is based on my experiences as a once a month consumer, and stories and experiences from my brothers and cousins, who all worked at Mc Donalds around the same age I have. And hell, some still do.]
The people here come from all different cultures, I'm interested in making some friends, and working with and for the managers there.
And for all those who whine so much about getting yelled at for screwing up, that shit happens EVERYWHERE!11!1!111loneoneelev en!! Lick your wounds and suck it up, the longer you work there, the less you screw up.[I'm talking to you, people who quit after 3 days.]
Let's make this a simple equation: Less screw ups = less amount of times chewed out.
What I find, is that respect [and disrespect] is a knife that cuts both ways here. You treat your managers with respect, they will start to treat you with respect. They won't immediately show you the respect you want, but show them you're someone to be respected, and they will respect you back.
Don't be afraid of being put on drive-thru window, or the cashier first day, it's a shitty experience, sure, but roll with the punches, just be a little confident and let that confidence grow as you slowly stop making mistakes, and master the different skills. Personally, knowing people who work at other McDonalds restaurants already gives me some confidence in what it's like to work there.
So what if I get chewed out for "Fucking up" if I'm put on drive-thru with what I feel is too soon, if you fuck up drive thru window, you fucked up your basic math.
So if you're young and got a job at McDonalds, then stick with it. You got lucky being hired by McDonalds so young, a job there is a privilege, not a right, so don't fuck with it.
Besides, a job as a junior in High-School is a definite chick magnet, even McDonalds. ;)
Hold on there buddy, until you work there you have no idea what its like. I doubt you've spent 8 hours at a McDonald's catering to people.
And just because you treat managers with respect, doesn't mean they extend the same courtesy to you.

And believe me honey, you won't have time to have a life outside of work an school, been there, tried that.
Ian G

Beaverlodge, Canada

#292 Mar 6, 2011
I worked there three days, two four hour shifts, one eight hour. In about two hours I go start my second actual shift.

I have to say though, yesterday my face felt like it went through the frier, I washed my face repeatedly, but I felt rough, and dehydrated. The job isn't great, but it's very good. I feel respected by most [Not all] and already made some friends.

You're right about the no life outside of a job and school, though. That kinda sucks.

I'm not a position yet to put in any negative or positive. I do not like how we get unpaid breaks, and have no choice but to take them.

I like how we have activity days, but I don't like how they're expensive @_@

Is it just me or do weekends seem slower than weekdays?
lyf3izapuzzl3

United States

#293 Mar 13, 2011
kevin wrote:
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If you dont know how do work at mcdonalds sheerly on common sense, then you will not make it in any job, especially if you have already worked 4 shifts. you should be getting the hang of whats going on even without the proper training. mcdonalds is all common sense.
The actual work itself may be self explanatory (smile. please. thank you. would you like fries with that. no cups means go get them. spill means clean it up. beeping noises means something is done.)
its everything that goes with it. It's the yelling. The screaming. The not knowing where the sweet and sour sauce is and your manager tells you "in the back" which does NOT help. So you spend five minutes back there hunting thru all the labelled boxes to find the right one...and get back to your register on front line and get bitched at for leaving a customer waiting and they change their order too many times so you need that same manager to punch in their code and then that customer wants a mcflurry so you punch it up and the manager tells you to get your own dang mcflurry, she busy. But no one taught you to use the machine and you don't wanna make a mess so you just ask her to tell you how but she rolls her eyes and huffs and puffs and makes it herself instead of teaching you so next time you have to ask again. And then how shes like "really, you cant make one? Really?" and you feel like scum instead of supported by the "friendly" mcdonalds team. and then ten minutes later you're out of ones cuz people cant give you smart money so u can hand back a five instead...and you tell her "omg i need ones!" and she tells you "you dont tell ME you NEED nothin" and you're puzzled cuz you can't get them out of the safe yourself and she'll get mad if you let this customer hold up the line during lunch and you have no other option not even enough quarters to give the right change. Then she ignores you completely and talks about you like you aren't there saying what an idiot you are and keeps you an extra hour cuz no one else came in and then she pushes you aside to clock you out and doesn't even toss a grunt over her shoulder. So yes, that was my day today. So no, working at mcdonalds is no challenge at all. Unless you value your sanity.
Rosie

Hollywood, FL

#294 Mar 18, 2011
I am a assitant manager. I made 45,000 this year... I love my job...
Brent

Asheville, NC

#295 Mar 21, 2011
I have worked at MD for 6 weeks now, and i have to say horrible work environment. Yea the managers dont complain because they get to make the workers there slave and bitch at them all the time. I have been put on front line for 2 hours that we had 2 buses come in, was i trained to run the system NO. Therefore i messed up and got attacked. Yea i work there because there are no other jobs, but still in the words of ce llo green F$%K you McDonald's
korn788

Long Island City, NY

#296 Mar 24, 2011
working at McDonalds (well my store) is funny as hell all the poeple there (including managers) just bullshit about anything we want like music and we always make sex jokes about something there as well yea the pay is not great but it about the people that you work with that makes it or beaks it
rah313

Pittsfield, MA

#297 Mar 28, 2011
I work at McDs as a manager and recently have applied for other jobs after 6 years there. I got contacted by 6 jobs and got 5 interviews. Employers do not see McDs as a crappy fast food job, they see it as a place where you get a lot of training and learn to work with people, so they are likely to hire you, especially if they have worked there for a long time.
I don't like working at McDs anymore which is why I am getting a new job, but I admit I have learned a lot there and I'm glad I had the experience.
big dog

Columbus, OH

#298 Apr 4, 2011
i hate working for mcdonalds the people are mean and i do not get paid a lot $7.40 an hour and i only work 3 day a week you do the math when i get anext job i am going to leave that place
carol

Lake Worth, FL

#299 Apr 6, 2011
i work in wun now & i hate it.

Since: Mar 07

Ontario, Canada

#300 Apr 10, 2011
carol wrote:
i work in wun now & i hate it.
Then quit. We don't need your sour, disgusting attitude.

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