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Everyone Should Work In Fast Food At Least Once


A heavily talked about topic when it comes to working in fast food is how stressful it can be working there. The stress doesn’t always come from the fast-paced work environment but can come from rude customers complaining. Some of the people complaining have probably never worked in fast food a day in their life and do not understand what the employees go through. This is why everyone should work in fast food at least once.

From experience, having customers get mad for doing something wrong makes the work experience even more difficult. If everyone worked in fast food at least once, customers could be more understanding toward the worker which would benefit both the customer and fast food employee because the customer wouldn’t treat the employee disrespectfully and the employee would be happier to help a customer who isn’t rude.


Some may believe there isn’t a need to have everyone work in fast food at least once because there would still be rude customers due to the fact some people are naturally rude but if customers truly understood what the employees were going through, rude customers would only happen on rare occasions. The only way for that to happen is to have everyone work in fast food so they can be in the shoes of the employees and see firsthand how difficult the job already is.


Everyone should also have some sort of fast food experience because working in fast food shows one that high work hours does not equal high pay and may motivate them to want to achieve a better job especially since many employees are young teenagers. A fast food employee is at the bottom of the list for a high-paying job but everyone should have some experience in this field to know what it feels like to work a low-paying job.


This experience can build character and give people a new perspective on fast food employees and life in general. Not only that but working in fast food makes one more involved in the community because they are serving and helping hundreds of customers a day.

On top of getting new work experience, working in fast food prioritizes good customer service which is something that is strived for in many other jobs. Therefore, by already having some experience, one can use skills they acquired from working in fast food and use them in many other jobs.


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Jaelene Campos
Jaelene Campos
13 de out. de 2022

I would like to work in fast food at least once to gain experience in culinary and have some customer service skills to learn new things. However, I can't stand the idea of dealing with rude customers.

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Rebecca Rios
Rebecca Rios
30 de set. de 2022

I believe that the author made really good points in this article about how everyone should work in fast food at least once in their lives. Working in fast food can help you build your character and open you to new perspectives of how it's really like to work in the fast food industry or just working in general. From this you may also acquire new skills, such as responding faster, managing you time better, and having better leadership skills. Overall I believe working in a low-paying job at least once in your life can benefit you with new experiences/perspectives and can possibly impact you to want to get a better high-paying job in the future.

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Marcos Gomez
Marcos Gomez
30 de set. de 2022

I agree strongly with the article because there are far too many videos of customer tantrums from likely little causes in more places than fast food restaurants. Many customers sadly lack any empathy and respect towards workers. I myself may become annoyed, or understand why my parents are reasonably distressed for food quality or wait time, but I would never voice them in any manner or scream them at the staff. I can only imagine what a busy work day would be like for employees and I honestly worry for when I'm thrown in such a situation. There are also rude ideas about fast food, one I know being labeled a McDonalds worker for failing or doing poor in school.…

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Summer Reyes
Summer Reyes
30 de set. de 2022

I agree with Juan, people should be able to experience working in a fast food job to be able to relate to hardworking workers. Not everyone has an amazing day, not everyone is perfect sadly. Meaning there will be days where employees in the fast food industry will make mistakes. Even a 1 year loyal employee will still make mistakes, and accidents that's just the part of being human. That's why us as human beings should be more forgiven, after all we aren't the ones dealing with customers constantly, making food, taking multiple orders. Just as good as this is there will be people who will complain regardless, it tends to be older people. But, the people will be able…

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Abigail Gastelum
Abigail Gastelum
30 de set. de 2022

I think everyone should atleast work at one fast food restuart because it can give you a little push and you get payed. I think especally us as students it would be a good job in our high school so we can get some money.

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