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Old 01-09-08, 05:49 PM   #1
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In theory: any job is better than no job. True or false?

The Katrina thread, which made me laugh at Charlie Goose's post so hard I almost peed myself (another story) got me thinking about another subject dear to my heart: lazy-ass people who don't want to work. I write this at my desk on work time, of course.

If you are facing unemployment, is any job better than no job? Would you work at McDonald's if that was all you could find? Why or why not?

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Old 01-09-08, 05:50 PM   #2
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The questions is not whether any job is better than no job. It's whether any money is better than no money.
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Old 01-09-08, 05:51 PM   #3
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I've grown partial to things like food, shelter, DVD's...so yeah, any job in a pinch.
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Old 01-09-08, 05:55 PM   #4
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Yes, any job is better than no job.

Even shitty jobs where you get yelled at. Better than being broke.
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Old 01-09-08, 05:58 PM   #5
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When you are on unemployment, no job IS better than a job at McDonalds.
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Old 01-09-08, 06:00 PM   #6
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The questions is not whether any job is better than no job. It's whether any money is better than no money.
In that case, you have to balance welfare and unemployment vs. McDonald's income. Seriously, if you have a family to feed and it's a temporary situation, sometimes you "earn" more money by not working. Independent of that, yes, I'd take any job I could find if I was unemployed.

Wasn't there a thread about a year ago where one poster went off about how some jobs were "beneath" him and how he'd never work at McDonald's?
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Old 01-09-08, 06:03 PM   #7
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Old 01-09-08, 06:07 PM   #8
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Old 01-09-08, 06:38 PM   #9
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Yes. Crap jobs lead to better jobs. Unemployment leads nowhere.
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Old 01-09-08, 06:48 PM   #10
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Need the money, need the job.
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Old 01-09-08, 06:50 PM   #11
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If my unemployment benefits were going to run out I'd take a crappy job until something better came along, but I certainly wouldn't seek to stay there.
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Old 01-09-08, 07:09 PM   #12
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Long term, yes. Short term, I wouldn't take a job at McDonalds if it would detract from my ability to pound the pavement looking for a job as an investment banker.
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Old 01-09-08, 07:13 PM   #13
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Yep any job is better than no job. But I would work at In-N-Out before MacDonalds, they have better food,pay and benefits.
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Old 01-09-08, 07:38 PM   #14
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any job that provides BENEFITS is better than no job. I wouldn't want to be without health insurance
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Old 01-09-08, 07:56 PM   #15
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But what if no job meant you could go and do anything? I mean like you have done the same old thing for so long and no tie downs, you have some money and you just want to be someplace else?

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Old 01-09-08, 08:03 PM   #16
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Old 01-09-08, 08:11 PM   #17
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No.

I worked for a professional fundraising firm for about a week, in a non "customer" capacity. The people there preyed on the elderly using guilt and fear (i.e. how would you feel if your grandson/granddaughter was missing and there was no group to help look for him). The whole place was legalized robbery if you ask me.

You couldn't pay me enough to rob someone nor pay me enough to swindle someone out of their money.
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Old 01-09-08, 08:48 PM   #18
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Why does everyone hate on working at McDonalds? It is an honest job where a young kid can get a job and learn the value of a dollar... a unemployed person can make an honest buck or an handicapped person can contribute to society and earn some self worth (not that they shouldn't have self worth because of being disabled)

of course it's not a dream job but i think it is a decent stepping stone
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Old 01-09-08, 08:50 PM   #19
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Old 01-09-08, 08:55 PM   #20
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Why does everyone hate on working at McDonalds?
People think of themselves as 'better' than that.

I have a relative that works at McDonald's. He has been there for 20 + years and is now a regional franchise manager making over 6 figures with a company car.

Laugh all you want

He started out as a night manager making $18k/year and just stuck with it. I won't go into the stock he has accumulated over that time and how much it is now worth, you can look up MCD and see the history.
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Old 01-09-08, 09:10 PM   #21
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I don't think people are "hating on" McDonald's - it's just the best example to get at the fundamental question, here. Working as a McDonald's cashier is job that nearly anyone can get at anytime (due to turnover / financial performance of the company), it's not gross (and avoids that issue), it's not immoral (and avoids that issue), and is about as low paying (as a cashier/burger flipper) as you can get. At the same time, there's a stigma associated with being a newly minted McDonald's cashier if you're over the age of 18.

Not to take away from people who work at McDonald's. Obviously, there are many people who work for McDonald's and make more than we'll (collectively) ever see in our lives. The use of the company is simply due to its pervasiveness.
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Old 01-09-08, 09:43 PM   #22
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beat me to it. my response was only if you are slayer. In reality yes. Its better to provide for yourself than be a worthless parasite on society.
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Old 01-09-08, 09:44 PM   #23
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I'd rather work at McDonalds' than be jobless, and have. If you think it's beneath you, get over yourself and get a job.
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Old 01-09-08, 10:02 PM   #24
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i would rather have a shit job than nothing at all. if you need money than you gotta do something
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Old 01-09-08, 10:45 PM   #25
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