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is it a good or bad thing for an 18 yr old to work in a fast food restaurant?

so i'm 18...and i've been working at this fast food restaurant for a year now, and now they're trying to make me a shift leader and all this stuff. everyone criticizes me about it! they always either put down the pay or say i can do better or something. but the thing is, most of them don't even have a job! and i don't see what's so bad about my job, it's not like i'm gonna make a career out of it or anything, i mean i'm only 18. also, would that look good on a resume that i was a shift leader?

Asked By: wendi lou - 6/21/2007
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Wendi. You are only 18 years old. You have 1 year experience. And, they are making you a shift leader. What would make you think you are not on the right track?! Don't let anyone tell you this is not a significant accomplishment, even in the fast food business... More
Answered By: wow_bill - 6/21/2007
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Hey you got a job dontcha ya? Its your life do what you want..not what people think you should do. Keep with it till your ready for something new. good luck!
Answered By: Jennifer B - 6/21/2007
 
Be proud you have an income and don't worry about what other people think of your job. I'm impressed that you have stayed with it for a year, so yes, sticking with the job and getting promotions of any kind will look good on a resume. Good luck!
Answered By: EvilWoman0913 - 6/21/2007
 
There is nothing wrong working at a fast food restaurant. You can learn about the food service business & gain leadership experience. At the same time, you need to explore what you want your future career to be. If fast food isn't it, you should put your efforts into what is. Also, don't let this temporary work get... More
Answered By: Pete - 6/21/2007
 
It doesn't matter h*************u. If its a honest way to survive then whatever it is you want to do just carry on. No shame and fear in legal and honest activities. Keep a spirit inside you. Those who are criticizing you are feeling shame to see your achivement. So, its better if you don't care of them. Just keep... More
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Answered By: Pantha - 6/21/2007
 
Girl of course that is not a bad job, allot of times that is the best way for fast and easy advancement. And do not listen to other people, especially if they don't even have a job,people always try to bring others down and are jealous of what they have. Do what makes you happy. Next time someone makes fun of you say "... More
Answered By: chanel b - 6/21/2007
 
Always aim to be the best no matter what job you have. If you are happy who cares. The most important thing in a job is happiness.
Answered By: RJD - 6/21/2007
 
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