I will probably get some bad responses on this one, but I call them like I see them.
I just read a news article where a man celebrated working for McDonald's for 59 years. Not a manager, not an owner, just worked at McDonald's for 59 years. With all of the bad news in the world, that may have struck me as the saddest.
My daughter, while working in another fast food restaurant became an X ray tech in about two years. In just less than three more years she has added several certificates and abilities to her list and is now a clinical coordinator. She is in such demand she has to turn down work to get a little rest and see her family. She will never have to drop fries in the fryer, car hop in the wet and cold or ask if you want to supersize that again.
I have a friend that took a job as an insurance salesman, got all the training he could get and in just over two years became a territorial United State rep for a foreign pharmaceutical company and is making a very, very nice salary with bonuses and benefits, including health and retirement packages.
I am working with a man that in about 18 months and starting from scratch made a six figure income internet business and after several more years is now doing quite well for himself and his family. He could just work a few hours a week and keep it going or sell it to another individual or company, but in either case he and his family need never worry about money.
When I lost my job unexpectedly after moving here and buying a house with a mortgage I was paying all of my bills from the vending company I started and in less than three months.
I was reading where a best selling novel was written on a cell phone "Deep Love" and it sold over 2.6 million copies. The author wrote it on his cell phone over a few months as he rode the bus to work and home.
What could this man have done with his life instead of clean a McDonald's?
Tolstoy wrote the first draft of "War and Peace" in just over a year,
The question is not just what could he have done, but what will he do? What kind of retirement do you get from McDonald's? The answer is a working retirement and if you are working you aren't retired at all.
So what are you doing with your life?
Best and be blest,
Scott Hogue CChH
Scott Hogue is a Strategic Life Coach, an Author and a Certified Christian Hypnotist.