McDonald’s: Get a B.A. to Be a Cashier

    MILL VALLEY, CA - MARCH 12:  Customers wait in a drive through line at a McDonald's restaurant on March 12, 2013 in Mill Valley, California. McDonald's has retained its number one ranking in both global and domestic sales and continues to be the largest single restaurant brand in the world with company-store sales last year of $4.53 billion and franchise-store sales of $31.063 billion for a domestic total of $35.59 billion.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    A bachelor’s degree may not just be your ticket to a job at a coffee shop, but also a job as a cashier at McDonald’s. One McDonald’s franchise in Winchendon, Massachusetts, posted a job listing this week for a cashier with one to two years’ experience and a bachelor’s degree. It’s already attracted the ire of youth advocates, who point to the growing unemployment rate for teens and college dropouts. The ad calls for “friendly people ... to smile while serving lots of guests daily.” “Get a weekly paycheck with a side order of food,” it continues. Don’t be too discouraged, college graduates: the ad promises opportunities to move up quickly, and there is an advertisement for a management position with a $10-an-hour salary. That should pay off those student loans very quickly.

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