“It was designed around the entry level worker, folks transitioning into the work force. Get some skills, move on.”
I agree, half-wise. It was designed to suck so much, serving other people, that you will have to revise your outlook in life and ask yourself “man, I don’t wan to do this sh*tty job, I’ll take my education seriously”..
I did work for McD’s and subway in high school. Promised myself if I end up here at age 30, I will hang myself.
But at each stage, as I climbed out of my last ditch, walked out of my last greasy spoon diner, or dropped my last tire iron, there was always smiles all around, handshakes and slaps on the back. "Hey! Hey! Kid's goin' ta' college!" ..."Good luck, boy! Don't come back now, ya' hear?" "Congrats on the new job!" "Kid's movin' up!" Those jobs taught me respect for the poor Joes; the wrench benders, pearl divers, and hash slingers that will never be anything else in life. Those jobs taught me basic skills, and with them, the knowledge that no matter how far down I might slide in life, I could always earn a living. Also, I became a damn fine cook too.