I just missed working here! This is a McDonald’s store in Laguna, Philippines. Since April, I was able to work here as a part-time service crew. At first I had a second thought and some skepticism that it could affect me as a student. But then, I realized I need to earn money. I would want to help my parents too when it comes to the expenses. These days, me and my family were having a finacial crisis and I couldn’t help it. So that’s why demanded to get into this job.
I am 17 years old, turning 18 in October, by the time I was hired. That day was a blast! I was really happy that finally I am able to earn a living. On that point I also realized that before you can work in McDonald’s you must first enter in the hole of a needle. It was a long process. I always thought that working with this kind of job (service crew) is just simple. That everytime I go to a fast-food restaurant I always think that what they’re doing is so easy to do and anyone can have that job whenever they want to. But I was really wrong. When I started in the first week, I almost gave up. There are so many customers and I was like, “Oh my God! When could we have only few customers? ” I really realized that this job is not just a simple job. But I get to love this job then. It was 100% fun here! And especially when I got to be working in the kitchen.
But being a working student was not for me. I really found it hard to maintain my time for work and for my studies. After two months, I resigned. I still didn’t want to but I had to. It was never my regret to leave. What I would really miss is the friendship within my co-crews, managers, and of course our valued customers. I really felt blessed when I worked here. I learned to give importance to money. I learned that if there’s a team, there must always be teamwork to achieve the team’s goal. And most of all, there is the “values” that had always been part of my everyday life now. Working with McDonald’s is such an honor. “Working” as the same time “learning.” I am very proud I’d been with the McDo family 🙂
Everyday I always put this in mind. Folks, we mustn’t only remember it, thus, apply it!
“If you work just for money, you’ll never make it, but if you love what you’re doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours.” -Ray Kroc