Why I’m avoiding fast food jobs at all costs

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Let’s be real, getting a $9 or $10 an hour job is relatively easy. I compare it to fast food – you get in and get out for very cheap and very little effort, but it’s no good for you down the road. Ironically, most of these types of jobs are at fast food restaurants.

For me, the hardest part has been saying ‘No’ to these types of jobs. Sure, I could have more money in my pocket, but it’s just not worth it. The small amount of money I would gain today would hinder my chances of better paying jobs in the future.

We are in a highly competitive marketplace right now and it will potentially only get harder as more and more people are getting better educated. If there are two people applying for a job and one has relevant work experience while the other has McJob experience, who do you think will get the job?

That lack of experience has been a small hindrance for me but I won’t let it stop where I am going. The lesson in all of this for me is to not settle, ever. Good enough should not be good enough for you – you should be thinking bigger and expecting more of yourself.

TalentEgg.ca and the TalentEgg Career Incubator and the rest of the web is filled with meaningful jobs and creative ways to get them. Do your research on WHAT you want get, then get knowledge on HOW to get it.

I immerse myself in marketing because that is where I want to go. For you it could be drama, writing, starting a charity or even building a website – whatever it may be go after it with your all. I call this the Knowledge Drive, which is something we all need to develop.

I would rather not eat fast food from Monday to Friday so I can have steak on Saturday.

Share your passion with me. Where do you want to go?

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About the author

David-Paul Williams is a second-year marketing student at York University who is passionate about marketing, social media and changing the world. He believes the future of the world is a more connected and transparent one. He blogs about the future of marketing over at davidpaulw.posterous.com. Inspire. Strengthen. Build.