McDonald’s cashiers need a bachelor’s degree and one to two years of experience, according to a want ad for a McDonald’s in Winchedon, Massachusetts. ”Get a weekly paycheck with a side order of food, folks and fun,” says the ad.
Degree inflation gone wild or a cruel joke? It’s hard to say.
“Permaterns” — permanent interns — are working for low and no pay through their 20s and sometimes into their 30s, reports The Week. “For many in Washington, the American dream starts with a highbrow internship that pays $4.35 an hour — then another, and maybe another.” Graduates with poli sci degrees are a dime a dozen — or less.