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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    Can I put McDonalds on my resume?

    If I worked there as a cashier?

    2007-2008: Sales Associate for major Fortune 500 company.

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    That would totally rock my resume!

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    I would.

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    Yes, I was in charge of hiring for a small company for 15 years. The thing that didn't look good were voids,missing blocks of time.No shame in working there or anywhere AND you were a cashier,implies a level of trust and competence,don't you think ?

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    Actually its not real, I was just joking with friends at work today about fluffing up a job at mcdonalds to make it sound impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Actually its not real, I was just joking with friends at work today about fluffing up a job at mcdonalds to make it sound impressive.
    either way, sounds great! especially for when I'm looking for a better job and might be able to include that kind of description for my taco bell job.

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    Working at a restaurant is a lot harder than most people give credit for. Low pay, crappy hours, and having to deal with @55holes really wears you down after a while.

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    I suppose it depends on who's interviewing you and what level of job you're going for. If they ask what company and what you did, you could come off as deceitful and not someone they want to hire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old and new
    . . . AND you were a cashier,implies a level of trust and competence,don't you think ?
    Remember we're talking McGonad's here. Trust? Maybe. Competence? Not so much.
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    Duct tape a hot apple pie to the resume and you're golden! (arches)
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    Quote Originally Posted by polara426sh
    Working at a restaurant is a lot harder than most people give credit for. Low pay, crappy hours, and having to deal with @55holes really wears you down after a while.

    I don't think its hard, but I agree with everything else! I'll never work in another restaurant the rest of my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Actually its not real, I was just joking with friends at work today about fluffing up a job at mcdonalds to make it sound impressive.
    That's nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Actually its not real, I was just joking with friends at work today about fluffing up a job at mcdonalds to make it sound impressive.
    was the other job a lie too? never mind you'll lie about that lie so....

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    Quote Originally Posted by old and new
    was the other job a lie too? never mind you'll lie about that lie so....
    Nah, I just said "talking with someone at work" to make it sound impressive, like I was at work when in reality, I was actually sitting half naked on a subway platform.

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    Half naked on a subway platform? I haven't done that in years. I think they were still selling tokens at the time and the air conditioning never worked. Ah, memories. Mickie D's on the vitae? Why not?
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    Burger Chef was once on my resume.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old and new
    Yes, I was in charge of hiring for a small company for 15 years. The thing that didn't look good were voids,missing blocks of time.No shame in working there or anywhere AND you were a cashier,implies a level of trust and competence,don't you think ?
    Must be a different style, maybe lifestyle. But blocks of life would actually make me ask more questions and more often than not I end up envious. At least out here those usually end up being backpackers, trailrunners or just plain interesting. I would rather work with someone outside standard industry. Its too hard to train someone rooted in tradition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Actually its not real, I was just joking with friends at work today about fluffing up a job at mcdonalds to make it sound impressive.
    Prompted by this, perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Nah, I just said "talking with someone at work" to make it sound impressive, like I was at work when in reality, I was actually sitting half naked on a subway platform.
    Bottom half, right?

    Before or after your bike ride the wrong way on a CA freeway?

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    I once heard a bloke whose job was described as "working with marine life in harzadous conditions", he fried fish in a fish and chip shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old and new
    Yes, I was in charge of hiring for a small company for 15 years. The thing that didn't look good were voids,missing blocks of time.
    That kind of short-sighted unenlightened attitude is probably why so many pass over my resume. I have gaps of months and years. All voluntary. But no, employers just see a gap and think I'm unreliable. Losers.

    (not saying you were responsible for that policy, just saying it's a really stupid one)
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    What about programming skills involved in setting the timer for the deep fryer?

    Also, "Successful and consistent up-selling track record, resulting in 15% higher per order totals than the team average" (I.E., "Would you like fries with that?")


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    Quote Originally Posted by PATH
    Half naked on a subway platform? I haven't done that in years. I think they were still selling tokens at the time and the air conditioning never worked. Ah, memories. Mickie D's on the vitae? Why not?
    They don't use tokens any more? I bet they use those little magnetic strip card thingies. When I moved to DC I thought those were cool but the tokens had so much more charm.

    IMO even if this were true you should put all your recent employment on your resume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    If I worked there as a cashier?

    2007-2008: Sales Associate for major Fortune 500 company.

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    That would totally rock my resume!
    Nice! Can you do mine? I've even worked at places more impressive than McDonalds. Not by much, but still...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfmckenna
    They don't use tokens any more? I bet they use those little magnetic strip card thingies. When I moved to DC I thought those were cool but the tokens had so much more charm.

    IMO even if this were true you should put all your recent employment on your resume.
    Yup! It is all magnetic cards now. Stores used to accept tokens like cash in some neighborhoods. In essence they were when you think about it. NYC used to be a special place. Now? You can't have a smoke with a beer or coconut oil on your popcorn.(They have banned Trans-fatty acids!).

    New York used to be exciting, brash, and in your face! Now it is PC and .................
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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    If I worked there as a cashier?

    2007-2008: Sales Associate for major Fortune 500 company.

    Obligations included interfacing with customers, creating and following through with orders, and point to point sales. Was also responsible for financial transactions, record keeping, and product delivery; ensuring proper end results to clients. Equipment handling skills include computer touch screen interfaces, currency dispensing equipment, and wireless telecommunications.

    That would totally rock my resume!
    Depends on what job you're applying for.

    If you were to apply for a Software Engineering position, you'd want to leave that out.

    PS: Most people aren't totally honest on their resumes. We expect that and we don't really care.

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