McDonald's Want Ad Requires Bachelor's Degree for Cashier Job

| by Michael Allen
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A McDonald's In Winchendon, Mass., has placed an ad for a cashier that requires a bachelor's degree and two years of experience as a cashier.

The ad placed on also states: "Work with your friends or make some new ones! Get a weekly paycheck with a side order of food, folks and fun. Join our Service Team today!"

According to Labor Department data, about 284,000 college graduates (double the number in 2007) are currently working minimum wage jobs, reports the Wall Street Journal. Of those workers, 37,000 have advanced degrees. The data also shows that eight percent of minimum-wage workers had at least a bachelor’s degree in 2012.

As the Journal notes, the share of college educated workers in minimum wage jobs hasn’t changed — it is still roughly 8 percent. What has increased, however, is the number of college graduates working for hourly pay:

"Sadly we've taxed-and-spent our way to an economy in which there's intense competition for just about any job," Evan Feinberg, president of the Washington-based youth advocacy group Generation Opportunity, told

"Combine that with government meddling in the student loan market that has artificially inflated the cost of higher education and young people are getting screwed over even worse than the country overall."

Sources:,, Wall Street Journal