ANSWERS: 100
  • No its a good honest job, better than some people who don't bother getting a job and just expect the state to look after them.
  • No your getting a paycheck whats embarrassing about that?
  • No no no no no no no no. Not in the least. Employment is something to be proud of, not ashamed. While McDonald's is not a career at the restaurant level, at least, it is the start of a great journey. Not sure who else remembers this, but some years ago McDonald's had an ad campaign where their slogan was "Let us be your first job," where they encouraged parents to have their children work at McDonald's.
  • I don't see why it should be. An honest job is an honest job. People work at fast-food places for all kinds of different reasons - one of which is flexibility of hours - and I for one don't make assumptions about those people.
  • Working and supporting yourself or even helping with your financial needs is not embarrassing but something a person should be proud to do for themselves.
  • you make money so i dont see how its embarrasing. unless you dont like to make money
  • No, it is not embarrassing I like it. I worked there part time about 8 years ago.
  • No, it's a job...working for a living is not an embarrassment. Even if you despise the company--it says little about your personal value system.
  • No, it's embarassing having no job and putting no effort in looking for one.
  • No. It's a decent job.
  • It's less embarrassing than starving. It's also more honorable than being on the public welfare rolls when you don't have to be.
  • Absolutely not! What should be embarrasing, is not having a job.
  • It's only embarrassing if you're insecure and still care what other people think... ...or if you've been there 10 years and haven't gotten that first promotion yet.
  • I would never ever work there!!!
  • it shouldn't be. people are so prejudice about teens who need a job so they work at fast food. i personally have respect for them because they're not afraid to start at bottom and work their way to the top in any job then. + to whoever works there [or has]
  • I would say that anyone over the age of 30, who isn't a manager must be embarrassed at some point. I worked fast food when I was a teen. I wouldn't even consider it now.
  • The ,so called,food is embarrassing but to work in order to get experience is a good idea.
  • I was embarrassed to work there. Nothing like attending college for multiple biology degrees and having to ask people if they wanted fries what that.
  • I couldn't imagine being an adult doing that, but if I had to in order to feed my family I would. I wasn't embarrassed when i was 15 and working there though.
  • It's a job. There's nothing embarassing about hard work.
  • No. they are earning an honest living. Bless them.
  • Would you like fries with that?
  • I think as long as you're earning an honest living, it shouldn't matter where you work.
  • It depends...if you're young and you're trying to get jobs here and there, you should be very proud of yourself. But if you're over 30-ish and you could have gotten a better job or even a better education...well...that's not so great.
  • There is a phrase I learned when I was a kid: "El trabajo es honra". It translates to something like "To work is an honor". If it is a decent job you should be proud that you are working and not living on government assistance or from other people's charity.
  • no i dont find it embarrasin, wha eva rocks the persons boat.. :)
  • Hey. You gotta do what you gotta do.
  • Not remotely, it is not nearly as embarrassing as being an able bodied person with no job and making no money, or being the guy selling pirated DVDs on the street, or being a drug dealer or prostitute. It is a respectable and legitimate business to work for and not only a great place for young people to start out but a big corporation that has opportunities for advancement. Ask some of McDOnald's executives and find out how many started out working the french fries and worked their way through college at Mcdonalds. Many of them have, and I don't think they are embarrassed about working at McDOnalds.
  • It's only embarrassing if you go to the bathroom on your break, give birth to a baby and try to flush him down the toilet.
  • i worked there when i was 16 for 2 years and became a manager... when i 1st started and people asked where i worked i was very embarrassed, i soon got over that tho as i went further up the ladder and i wasnt just a till tart i was an office tart... also i met my fiance there who was a manager and now manages a marks and sparks and his brother owns 12 after owning a McDs! i met some great people there and was a great experience!
  • There is nothing embarrassing about having a job and making your own way rather than thinking you are too good and sitting on your behind letting the welfare system or your parents support you.
  • I never have. I would be far more embarrassed if I was caught working on a street corner.
  • It depends on what you take pride in, and what embarrasses you.
  • If you think it's embarrasing, do not step in Mcdonald's again in the rest of your life. Can you? I don't think so. So, show respect to those workers in Mcdonald's.
  • no! no one should EVER be ashamed of their job unless it is hurting someone! why would it be embarassing. what is embarassing about hard work?
  • I did see a bright, cute, articulate, non-Hispanic young lady working at a McDonald's the other day and wondered what had gone wrong in her life. I actually called a friend and made comment about it. true story
  • Not at all, there ain't no shame in earning an honest days living & everyone I know that works there are super great people(my son for one) & they are really fair to their employees & the pay is decent too. It is a shame when you see some lazy butt thats to sorry to work BUMMING instead of getting up there & working themselves.
  • No I didn't feel this way personally, but it was embarassing to see what was going on in there. And also how some people just prefer to poo on the toilet seat rather than inside. Just for fun,... wasn't fun for me to clean all up!
  • as an 18yo working in the retail catering industry(not fast food) I'm not remotely embarrassed. i've been working at burger king for 2 and a bit years. initially it was a part time job to put myself through college before i went to university. unfortunately before i could attend university my father fell seriously ill and i feel i cannot move away with him in his current state, so i now work at BK full time, until he recovers or i feel i can move further away at least. In those last 6 months i've been promoted twice and am now assistant manager, so please don't ever judge people that work in 'fast food' outlets because you have no idea of their personal circumstances
  • iT SHOULDNT, ITS A JOB AND THE WAY THINGS ARE TODAY BE GLAD YOU HAVE ANY JOB.
  • Hell, with the turnover they have if you stay there a few months and have a HSD or G.E.D. you can become manager and make more than twice what I make now at a "professional" job.
  • Not in the slightest. Working at MacDonalds is a step in the right direction in terms of getting a good work ethic, proper hygiene training, food handling, customer service and floor skills. Plus, the money helps. If anyone make fun of you for working, they are a dead beat.
  • No, at least the person is earning a living. People who cannot be bothered finding work are an embarrasment
  • Opportunity comes in many varieties. Living off the work of others or on the dole from your parents would be embarrassing. The late Ray Kroc, founder of McDonalds wasn't to embarrassed to sell milkshake mixes to independent burger stands in his 50's.
  • I worked at McDonalds for a while in my town and when people that I knew came in I was embarressed at first, but I wanted to make money. I wasn't there because I had to be, it was just to have some extra cash, so it wasn't like my friends looked down on me for working.
  • i did it... it was only embarrassing the third time i was hired at the same one!
  • No. Anyone who has worked in a cruddy job and in a good job knows that the cruddy job was harder. So someone working at one of those jobs - provided they are doing it well - deserves respect for giving an extra effort, in my opinion.
  • Only on the days you have to dress up like a clown and get in the barrel.
  • no way. its just a job. if people give you a hard time for working there ignore them. they do that because they only wish they had a job like you instead of sitting at home watching tv
  • Never got chance to work there, wonder if it's embarrassing or not. U can't tell till you do it.
  • It was for me!
  • my best friend doesnt think so if your considering applying there. people just make it out to be. But on the contrary my best friend works there and gets along with everyone she works with and mostly her manager. the managers are supposed to be nice to and flexible. But if you dont like mcdonalds then it might be embarassing workin there but other than that i can't see it. besides its a job lol.
  • ive just got a job there, and to be honest i am a little worried wat my friends will think, but reading all of your comments has made me feel a little better, ThankYou
  • Absolutely not,if you a a special needs employee.
  • No. I think its a legitimate job and you should be proud that you've got one.
  • No honest work should be embarrassing. Embarrassing is living at home and letting your parents support you because you are too "good" to work at mcdonalds.
  • It could be. Suppose your husband was a professor and you were both at a party. AH, Professor Robbins, and your lovely wife Marie. And what do you do Marie? Um, I work at McDonalds.
  • No, i wouldn't be embarrased.
  • As long as you are paying your bills and taking care of your family, who cares where you work as long as it's legal? I wouldn't advertise it, but a paycheck is a paycheck.
  • A job is a job..-- no job you can have would be embarrassing!
  • It could be embarrassing, especially if you end up serving a more successful friend. However, working at McD's is better than not having a job. And you do not have to stay there forever. Just use it as a temp job and do well so you will get good references for your next job.
  • WELL, IM GOING TO BE HONEST. WHEN I SEE PEOPLE WHO WORK AT McDONALDS, I ASSUME THAT THEY COUDN'T GET A JOB AT ANY OTHER PLACE SO THEY ARE SPENDING THIER TIME WORKING AT A DISRUSPECTED, DISGUISTING FAST FOOD SO CALLED "RESTAURANT"... NO AFFENCE..
  • Not as embarassing as getting Fired from McDonalds
  • Not if you're Jim Skinner it isn't.
  • Not unless you're like.. over 30...
  • not Embarasing so much as degrading, but some time ya gotta do what ya gotta to make some money.
  • I wouldn't criticise someone for earning their own money. If people want to spend their money on McDonald's products whether its good or bad for them, that's up to them.
  • People have to earn a living whatever they do!!
  • no actually it is not.it is a very great time job for minors. mcdonalds teaches kids how to handle money the correct and honest way plus they learn how to deal with all kinds of people. the reason i know these things is because i use to work there.
  • I was embarrased for people to know i worked at McDonalds...I really was I hated that job.
  • It is a thing of maturity and/or age. Pride is not a luxury anyone can truly afford.
  • It depends on your age I guess. Even though working at McDonald's past your teenage years is pretty pathetic, it would be more pathetic to refuse to work there on pride if you needed the job. Seriously though, if you're over 20 and still working at McDonald's I would hope you were either in collage or soon to be, lol.
  • Only if your name is Big Mac.
  • Joe Biden worked at a Mc Donald's, didn't he?
  • no a job generates money helps the community
  • I would be embarrassed working at McDonalds, but I am already embarrassed working at a sit down restaurant.
  • Well, my friends are understanding and would rather me be working ad mcdonalds than bumming money off them. lol
  • Not sure why it would be. It would be far more embarrassing to not have a paycheck because you thought you were too good to work there.
  • You know... with things going the way they have been lately, I might have to go that route really soon. And in thinking about it... I realized that if someone you knew drove up or walked in and saw you working there... It would be embarassing for about 20 seconds, until they realized that you have their food in your hands... Then, even if they said something about it to everyone in town, as they were shoving that burger in their face, their own guilt (if they have any conscience at all) would prompt them to immediately spit it out and assume that you did something to it... even if you did nothing at all. and they would, in that moment realize, that they could never go there again. So it's all good!
  • A job is a job. gotta make money some how. as long as its a paycheck or cash :D in your hand and it pays the bills, everything is fine and dandy. I would rather have a job than to be a broke bum.
  • I am personally grateful for McDonalds workers, i gotta get my double hamburger with cheese fix occasionally and without them, i would just be in the parking lot banging on the window, remembering the old days.
  • My friend said no.
  • NO! WHY! Now flippin' burger at Burger King, now that's embarrassing! ha ha j/k No, I like McD's and I appreciate the people that make the food for society, no it's not embarrassing
  • I would be embarrassed, but less so than if I was homeless because I couldn't pay my rent.
  • Yes, because all the other people who graduated from medical school work in a less stressful environment, do work that is much more enjoyable and meaningful and get paid much more. They should be paying me too because I am creating a demand for their services by serving greasy crap. Serving sloppy "food" that tastes horrible is embarrassing. But, I guess it is more embarrassing to eat it.
  • i wouldnt care ill sneak a few fries!!! lol
  • who is goin to work there if everyone thinks its embarrasing?
  • no way it sounds like a party to work there from what I here from friends
  • Flipping hamburgers is an opportunity - not a disgrace. Even Bill Gates thinks so.
  • I think people do judge employees of fast-food restaurants, but when I think about it, if that's the only job they can get to support themselves or their family, they should keep their chin up and be proud they are the breadwinner.
  • I would say yes. Because most of the people who work there are likely to just have a highschool diploma or not even have a highschool diploma.
  • if you're an adult then OF COURSE IT IS unless u own the place
  • If that is the only job you can get and you're not a college student trying to earn money, then yes.
  • nobody should be ashamed of an honest job. you are taking care of yourself, not relying on welfare and there is no shame in that.
  • It should be. But some people have no shame.
  • Depends on your skills, reputation, and such, but at least you have a job and your making money.
  • No, the only thing that would be embarrassing is an able-bodied person not working at all.
  • Not as embarrasing as standing in a line for a hour at a soup kitchen waiting for a bowl of soup and a sandwich cause you are homeless..and a LOT of people do that every day. Some people out there would be THRILLED to work at McD
  • Yea but get over it.
  • I've always said that if I had to scrub toilets to feed my family, I would...and I wouldn't be emabarrassed about it, but grateful for it. In my opinion, anyone who thinks working for McDonalds is, or should be, embarrassing, or working at any legitimate job to keep from living off the hard-earned money of others with welfare, should be the one who is embarrassed.

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