I was heartened to read the diary story in today's Telegraph about a Tory MP and a Labour Minister who during question time in the Commons both confessed to working in McDonald's.
I worked in McDonald's during my A-Levels and University in order to earn some extra money for my studies. And before anyone asks, yes I did get all my gold stars and rose to become a floor manager before I eventually left for full time employment in London. I loved working at McDonald's. The people I worked with had different educational, physical and social abilities but the training standards and working flexibility meant that everyone was a part of one team - and usually a very happy one at that. And since my sister married my manager, McDonald's remains a very large part of my personal life.
I challenge anyone who mocks McDonald's employees to go work a busy lunch shift, produce hot burgers, fries, drinks and apple pies to a hungry queue of people in less that 2 minutes per customer. I bet you won't mock again.