I Learned More at McDonald's Than at College

College taught me that my feelings are more important than anything. Working at McDonald's taught me that serving others comes first.

Comments (9)

(7) Nancy, August 8, 2016 10:55 AM

To commenter Bunny Shuch

The rigors of studying can very well cause a student to become anxious. Also, a student might want to become socially active in his/her campus chapter of Hillel. Sometimes a student may be taking too many credits and may need to drop a class or two. It's the way he/she deals with anxiety which makes a world of difference.

(6) Jeff Luftig, August 5, 2016 3:41 PM

Thank You for having Dennis Prager !

Thank You, He is very insightful and his wisdom always Kosher.

(5) Ra'anan, August 4, 2016 9:59 PM

good stuff, thx!

good stuff, thx!

(4) Laura, August 4, 2016 6:19 PM

I worked for Mickey Dee's for almost 4 years learning life skills on the way. I learned how to deal with customers, especially those who were intoxicated at 2 in the morning. Treat everyone as you wish to be treated. I also learned how to clean to pass a health department inspection. Always greet and smile, making people feel welcomed and important, that someone cares for them.

(3) Boca Mom, August 4, 2016 5:29 PM

Wonderful!

This is a great message and she is terrific! I'm sure she will find success wherever she goes because she lets her experiences enrich her life rather than complaining about them.

(2) Steven M. Lukens, August 4, 2016 2:54 PM

Success at the workplace

I enjoyed her comments on success at the workplace. I liked the fact that she learned more at Prager U or Mc Donalds U than a fancy college.

(1) Nancy, August 2, 2016 10:25 PM

I'm not sure the comparison was a fair one.

First, let me thank you for the closed captioning. By doing that, aish has put the needs of others first. When we are at work, we always need to consider what the boss/customer/client wants. This young woman was very intelligent and had a lot of common sense. I admired the fact that she was able to deal with the customers who were making catcalls, as that must have been very stressful. On the other hand, when one is at home and/or in a dorm, one wants to feel safe. Is there anyone who behaves the same way at work as they do at home? Woudn't you want to feel like your needs are being considered in your own home? It is perfectly natural to behave differently in different environments.

Phillip, August 4, 2016 3:13 PM

Agree with Nancy

There's nothing wrong with any university wanting to provide for the emotional well-being of its students. Who else is supposed to do so? The sons and daughters of Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald's?
Yes, it's wonderful that the young lady was able to mature while fielding customer complaints. But she also likely appreciated being able to talk out her anxieties with her co-workers, or with her dorm mates. And when 18-year-old students set off to university, they have plenty of anxieties -- I certainly did -- for which they need a sympathetic ear, rather than a dose of good old-fashioned Herbert-Hoover individualism!

Bunny Shuch, August 5, 2016 9:08 AM

A college campus is a workplace, or should be.

A dorm may be a student's "home" but college classrooms and campuses are, and should be, a workplace. Of course, civility should be encouraged and expected and serious bullying and sexual harassment not tolerated; at the same time, students should not be weakened into cry babies who wilt at any small slight. They should also not complain about the rigors of study causing anxiety and taking time away from their "social activism". They are in college to work at getting an education so that they will be better equipped to go out into the real world when they are done.

 

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