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Ever since I started working, Iâ€™ve had a lot of different jobs. Iâ€™ve worked in pizza restaurants, lobster diners, giant banquet halls and everywhere in between. I started working when I was 15-years-old (and I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ve had a day off since.) But the job I still think about is my time at McDonaldâ€™s.Â I, like hundreds of thousands of Canadians, worked at McDonaldâ€™s during high school and all these years later, I still look back on it and smile.Â Â
And I think that even though I was barely older than an okay bottle of whisky, I knew that I had a good job. It was safe, fun, and challenging and yeah, the employee discount was pretty sweet. Especially because the McDonaldâ€™s I worked at shared a parking lot with my high school. The above photo is actually of the McDonaldâ€™s I worked at in Fredericton back when I had hair on my head and not my face.
But Iâ€™m not the only one who loved working at McDonalds, I did some digging and turns out some pretty famous faces helped give out those free smiles McDonaldâ€™s is famous for.
Come On Over…and bring the McChicken Sauce.
One of Canadaâ€™s most famous singers ever worked at McDonaldâ€™s before her music career took off. During one of her interviews, Shania was talking about her time at McDonaldâ€™s, where she worked her way to being a trainer, saying â€œIt was cool. It was a very very good job.â€ And like, she says she still eats at McDonaldâ€™s. Which is a sign of a good place to work, if you still wanna eat there after your shift is done. Cause Iâ€™ve definitely worked at some places where I wouldnâ€™t eat there if I didnâ€™t have to.
â€œOn Wednesdays we wear pink…and eat Big Macs.â€
Before she was a Mean Girl, Rachel McAdams worked at McDonalds.Â
â€œI would get a little bit flustered when it got a little bit busy.â€ In an interview for her movie (and one of my favourites) About Time, she shared this funny story.
Okay, yes, Gas Boy was my nickname for a while and though Iâ€™m not famous like Shania and Rachel, but in some circles (mainly my parentsâ€™ house) people know my full name. Â But back in my McDonaldâ€™s days, my nickname around work was Gas Boy. No, not for the reasons you think. Itâ€™s because on my first day of work, I called the pedal you have to push to make McFlurryâ€™s the gas pedal. In my defense, all these years later I still donâ€™t know what youâ€™d call it. But the name Gas Boy stuck and Iâ€™m happy to own it to this day.Â
If you wanna join the ranks of famous McDonaldâ€™s employees, the timing has actually never been easier.
McDonaldâ€™s has launched new voice integration technology which can help kick-start your application. The new voice integration means starting a job application at McDonaldâ€™s Canada is now as simple as saying â€˜Hey Alexaâ€™ or â€˜Hey Googleâ€™.