Real world, meet some real-life crewmembers
No one knows what it’s like to work at McDonald’s quite like the restaurant employees. See what a day in the lives of Max, Caytee, Breeana, Preston, and Desmond is like, and learn just how McDonald’s has helped each one of them with their professional goals.
For Max, McDonald’s has been his stepping-stone towards the future. Being able to work flexible schedules and receive tuition assistance has allowed him to excel in his career while acquiring new skills.
“￼McDonald’s has taught me so much. It being my first job, I had no idea what it was like to be ￼an employee. Now, here I am, five years later – I’m a manager. It’s been a great experience.”
At 16, Caytee took two summer jobs at different McDonald’s restaurants and has since been working her way up the ladder. Now a Manager-in-Training, Caytee uses the world class training program to work towards her goal of becoming a restaurant manager.
“I chose McDonald’s for my first job because it was something you can start with and be able to make your way up. It just gave me more opportunity to show people the kind of person I am.”
After a full day of studying veterinary medicine and completing internship work, Breeana is grateful for her job at her local McDonald’s because of its flexible schedule. It’s what helps her balance all of her priorities without sacrificing a thing.
“Steven, my manager who does our schedules, he’s amazing. If there’s ever a day that I need off, he’s on top of it. That’s why I like it here.”
Desmond & Preston B
Desmond and Preston were 15 when they joined their local McDonald’s as crewmembers. Today, they are general managers currently pursuing their master’s degrees with the help of flexible schedules and McDonald’s Tuition Assistance Program.
Desmond: “It started out as Mom making us go get a job for gas money and pay the cell phone bill, and it turned into something that is my career today. So, it’s definitely a good first step for anyone seeking a first job.”
Preston: “Even at that time, sitting at the dinner table one night, I told my mom that one day I was going to make a career out of it and maybe wanted to be an owner/operator when I grew up. That was at 15, and I’m still here today.”