McDonald’s arches…… it’s really the real world!!

Well, I started to work under the double arches at the young age of fourteen, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. When I first started, I was making $5.15 an hour(minimum wage). I started right after school ended in May.

Everything was so great, when I first started, because I would only work three hour days. That lasted for the first two weeks of June. Then, after that, I started to work like a grown person, working eight hour days.That’s when everyone started to love me.

Then, I made my fifteenth b-day. After that, I started to learn more and more gossip. I learned about how managers stole money, slept with crew members, and did drugs. Once these things started to happen, I noticed that all of these managers were fired within a week of the incident.

McD. has really really taught me about the “real world”. People lie, cheat, steal, and manipulate! I was too blind to see that before I started working.

Now, after a year of service, I am one of the few employees still there in the past year. I am valued. My wages are competitive, and I am on my way to being a manager within the next two months. To top it off, I’m 16!