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Re: My Experience in Finally getting a job in McDonalds without much german

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Indeed.
OP, please update this thread once you have your own restaurant.
Maybe we've just seen the next Erdogan Gökduman ;-)
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Re: My Experience in Finally getting a job in McDonalds without much german

I am guessing the interview was in German, and the OPs language skills are better than he thinks they are.
For someone with no German, how would they even have an interview?
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Old 15.09.2016, 15:07
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Re: My Experience in Finally getting a job in McDonalds without much german

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I used to work in McDonalds and the level of responsibility is quite high there. People won't accept sub-standard food. Staff are usually under pressure and you have to work fast so it is not an easy job by any means. Sitting behind a desk is far easier.
Given the amount of time most of us seem to spend on EF, I would agree with that
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Re: My Experience in Finally getting a job in McDonalds without much german

This is a very useful and positive post. thanks a lot....maybe your mindset was more decisive than the german persay.
I wish you a lot of success!
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Hello ladies and lads.

So i finally got a job in McDonalds as a crew member 2 weeks ago. My current german level is around level A2. So I asked many times on the forums that if i could apply for a job in places like McDonalds or burgerking or starbucks or something like that without much german and the answer i always got was "Working in a service industry you would need to be fluent in atleast 2 national languages such as german and french."

Which now i can say is totally wrong. I applied for a job in a nearby McDonalds online on their website and after 2-3 days i got an email for an interview.

At the interview they knew my german wasnt so good because i already wrote my german proficiency level at A2 in my CV. So at the interview they just asked me 2 questions

1. Tell us a little about yourself.
2. Why do you want to work for us.

For the first i answered what i studied, my work expereinces etc and for the second i said because McDonalds is a huge firm and a good starting point with excellent growing possibilities. After that they just asked me if i could travel to this McDonalds easily and if i had a car and asked me if i had questions and how things go at McDonalds etc etc. It lasted for 15-20 minutes with them talking over 15 minutes telling me things.

After that they gave me a trail day and then i got the job.

So to put it simply, there are people working in McDonalds who speak less german than me, I only work in the kitchen and so do they but the manager say that they would train me at the counter slowly too. So dont be afraid to try your luck, you just need to understand a little and talk a little to get a job at McDonalds.


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thats a good start
how's the salary? if you dont mind
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thats a good start
how's the salary? if you dont mind
He already said.
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thats a good start
how's the salary? if you dont mind
You'll get a lot less because evidently not only can't you read, you expect others to provide all the answers.

If you want a job here, you'll really need to get off your arse a bit more....
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Re: My Experience in Finally getting a job in McDonalds without much german

As a recently moved spouse I am seriously curious how much McDonalds pays. I am willing to take *any* job if it gets me out of the house...
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Old 06.10.2016, 18:42
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Re: My Experience in Finally getting a job in McDonalds without much german

For McDonald's wages, see post #29 in this thread.
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Re: My Experience in Finally getting a job in McDonalds without much german

Well done! ��
McD wouldn't touch me with a barge pole as my CV is pure childcare work!





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Thank you guy very much for all the congrats and still more encouragement. i appreciate it

I am at level A2 of german by self learning and till now i havent enrolled in any german course, a while back i was in the komin and they told me to go to Sozialhilfe and I said okay, In sozialhelfe, I got an appointment, in my meeting the lady there after seeing that i have been here for 6 months and i already have a job and i am already speaking so much german said that she would look to sponsor me for german learning and asked me where i was interested in learning at and i was already looking at Bellingua and wanted to do a course there next month after i have my first pay from McDonalds.

Note that i dont know how much she would sponsor the course for but it costs around 3200 francs for 10 weeks, but this didnt surprise her, she seemed more than happy to help. So when you put yourself out there the universe does help you.

This job at McDonalds was advertised as maximum 40 percent which is like 15-17 hours a week at 21 frans per hour which isint much but i still applied, its better than nothing right?

Now in my third week i already have 30 hours in the week because i never complain about the shifts and work as good as possible. Even when they said its maximum 40 percent per week i am already getting much much more.

So in the end just dont give up, try and when someone is doubtful and you are confident of your skills ask them for a trail day to prove yourself and from then on its good.

good luck to everybody else

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Re: My Experience in Finally getting a job in McDonalds without much german

I was too late to officially "thank" the opening post, but I'd like to do so now. I know it's not easy to make a living working at McD's AND learn a foreign language at the same time, but I truly appreciate the OP making the effort to do so. I don't know enough about life in CH to make predictions, but I think he is going to do well, and I wish him the best of luck.
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