Friday, December 15, 2006

Fast Food U

People who have known me for a while have probably heard me talk about my desire to work in fast food.

Someday, when I'm rich and have plenty of time on my hands, I'd like to spend a week working at In-N-Out Burger (I would have to limit my experiment to a week for fear that the free food would result in an unhealthy weight gain and/or being turned off In-N-Out forever, which might be an even worse side effect).

I've never worked a traditional job, and I think the experience would be insightful.

That's why I was excited to learn about the forthcoming book, "My Secret Life on the McJob."

Business professor Jerry Newman went undercover at McDonald's and Burger King, and emerged with a set of "Supersized Management Principles" based on the difference he observed between good and bad managers.

Animal style, baby!

2 comments:

Jackie Danicki said...

I think it would be fun to do a stint at McDonald's Hamburger University; Sassy magazine had a story about it when I was a teenager, and it seemed like a cool place.

I've never worked in fast food, but I worked in the kitchen of a truck stop for a couple of summers (my first job when I turned 16). That was enough to put me off working in the 'food service' industry for life.

Chris said...

I have to admit, I think a week or two would definitely be enough. Months would not be quite so interesting!