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Re: Working in Mcdonalds

Prior to coming to Switzerland I was between jobs - and loathed to "sign-on" I found myself work as a chauffeur, working out of Heathrow. I worked the "early" shift - 5am until 3pm. They were the "theoretical" hours anyway. You did 6 days on 2 days off (to rotate weekends) but I don't remember every working only 6 days - I usually took an extra day.

Your base pay was woeful - but you more "customer" miles you clocked the more you earned - and as long as you did 2 sides of a triangle with a passenger you were well in the money. Within a week or so I'd hooked up with some of the veteran drivers (most ex-police) who guided me through how to exploit the system - while we spent the day shuffling some wealthy Arabs round London - after a slap up breakfast in Piccolos in Mayfair.

I ended up working long hours - as even though it was 1445 I would always flag up I was happy to take another job. Control would try to give you "homeward" jobs (IE places close to where you lived) - which tended to work quite well for me.

Clocking 100hrs per week wasn't abnormal but I got to meet some fantastic people - normal, famous, interesting - Tim Berners-Lee was a good name drop, so too Keria Knightley. But my favourite was the day I ran a few jobs in and out of London and was then given a Birmingham run - dropped off the client, popped in at my parents for a cup of tea on my way to Cardiff, where I picked up an Ecclesiastical Historian - we then spent the entire trip back discussing Benedictine and Augustine monastic orders and the potential schism opening up over the ordination of women priests.

In terms of job satisfaction it was 5 times my current job, in terms of pay, well, not really in the same league.
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In terms of job satisfaction it was 5 times my current job
Why are you in your current job?
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Old 28.10.2015, 09:14
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Why are you in your current job?
Did you miss this bit?

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... in terms of pay, well, not really in the same league.
Unfortunately we all need money from time to time.
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Old 28.10.2015, 09:17
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I don't understand; why did you post a picture of two planks that are short and look thick when stacked?
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No I didn't miss that bit! But the other job was paid, it wasn't voluntary. So I don't understand. If the previous job gave five times the amount of satisfaction, the question remains unanswered: why are you in your current job?
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Old 28.10.2015, 09:31
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Not a very mature nor educated post.
Well you are the uncrowned master of them, so if anyone should recognise one it's most definitely you.

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Old 28.10.2015, 10:17
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Well fortunately I don't 'need' one as I am already paid to stay at home.
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No I didn't miss that bit! But the other job was paid, it wasn't voluntary. So I don't understand. If the previous job gave five times the amount of satisfaction, the question remains unanswered: why are you in your current job?
Some of us aren't paid to stay at home, we have families to support etc.

My ideal job would be sailing instructor in summer and ski instructor in winter, but that wouldn't pay our mortgage and at least for the summer part allow us to be together as a family. Life for most people is full of compromises.

Perhaps posting rubbish on a thread about work when you seem to have no real life experience is why you're being described as a troll?
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Old 28.10.2015, 10:21
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But of course I had to be fast (was paid 10% of my turnover), remember 10-12 drinks at one go, and friendly, even to the obvious a******s that you find everywhere.
Being able to remember orders doesn't appear to be a prerequisite for working at MCD.

It is comforting to know that should the alzheimer ever get me, that there's still a place I could work.
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Being able to remember orders doesn't appear to be a prerequisite for working at MCD.

It is comforting to know that should the alzheimer ever get me, that there's still a place I could work.
I thought you worked here?
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Old 28.10.2015, 12:07
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My ideal job would be McDonalds---or stay-at-home dad.

Unfortunately I've lived 35 years of being rejected for applying to both
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Old 28.10.2015, 14:04
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Well fortunately I don't 'need' one as I am already paid to stay at home.
You really are the most despicable person on this forum for the moment. I'm sure that is exactly what you are trying to be so pointless to keep on reacting to your futile comments. Still I find myself doing it.

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Just wonder how long it will take before someone with authority here actually bans you and reliefs all of us from reading your BS posts.

Someone has already taken care of that:
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Just wonder how long it will take before someone with authority here actually bans you and reliefs all of us from reading your BS posts.
Not long. We only get 24 hour's respite but better than nothing I guess.
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I used to work in Mcdonalds when I was in London to learn my English. It is a very interesting place to meet lot of different people and have free lunch. But the managers were very bad and selfish.
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I used to work in Mcdonalds when I was in London to learn my English. It is a very interesting place to meet lot of different people and have free lunch. But the managers were very bad and selfish.
This description would fit to 95% of jobs (except the free lunch bit, that is)
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I used to work in Mcdonalds when I was in London to learn my English. It is a very interesting place to meet lot of different people and have free lunch. But the managers were very bad and selfish.
Having a tosser for a manager isn't restricted to the fast food industry. Also it depends largely on whether you worked in a franchise or a company store, the tosser factor is considerably higher in franchises.
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Having a tosser for a manager isn't restricted to the fast food industry. Also it depends largely on whether you worked in a franchise or a company store, the tosser factor is considerably higher in franchises.


Its about the density and per unit number of them. Once we even found a condom behind one the cooking machines.
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This description would fit to 95% of jobs (except the free lunch bit, that is)
To be honest, there are also really good managers out there (am not a manager)
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