Golden Opportunity:

Remarkable Careers that Began at McDonald's

Carla Harris

Carla Harris

Hired 1978

"There is no such thing as a dead-end job. It’s what you take away from it that adds value."

Carla Harris credits the sales skills she developed working behind the counter as a young woman with helping her land a job on Wall Street. Today she is a managing director at Morgan Stanley, and in her spare time is a recording artist, motivational author, and speaker. She is a gospel singer who has performed at Carnegie Hall. Among the skills she said she learned on crew, listening to customers has been one of the most valuable.

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