While many laid off workers are frantically using job searches to try to find a job while collecting unemployment checks to buy some time, quite a few folks are finding a Mcdonalds employment application is only a few mouse clicks away and filling them out within 30-50 minutes.
These people are not waiting for their dream job to fall from the sky; they’re simply trying to make something happen in these tough times while trying to pave themselves a road to success, so they use opportunities to apply online.
Jill Harding, an 18 year old crew member who recently filled out a Mcdonalds application and was hired in Birmingham, AL, offers, “I needed a job after high school because my family and I needed the money. I’m going to Jefferson State (Community College) in the fall and I’ll see if I can progress through this company like I want. I’m hoping for a degree to take me into the management aspect of this company.”
Harding’s is not an unusual scenario these days. In fact, many college students are opting for jobs in Mcdonalds or Walmart over riding on the wings of the latest hot company offering much higher salaries but no job security. These workers know the value of job security and are willing to start at the bottom of the management ladder and work their way up even if it only means getting their foot in the door leading to success.
For college graduates, the trend for the last few years in America’s corporate world has been to work at a company for an average of three years and moving to another company and landing a better paying position. This has not been ideal for companies who have continually lost their best employees but it has benefited employees looking to increase their salary potential.
The only drawback to having this mindset has been that in the moment of truth when many companies have crumbled because of the economy, many of these workers have been laid off and are barely getting by on unemployment checks as we speak. On the contrary, those who have sought Mcdonalds employment or other established companies that have proven they are here to stay, have consistently prospered.
An application for Mcdonalds stands for the two most favorable aspects of any type of career in any economic state; job security and promotional opportunities. Harding says it best when she states, “There simply is no way you can lose but you can lose out if you don’t consider a career with Mickey Dees.”
You can fill out a Mcdonalds application form online at their main careers website or by visiting them in person. I have found it’s better to apply in person, especially for management positions.