"If I were in college admissions, I would have a lot more respect for a person who had punched a clock, gotten a little dirty, and learned how to rotate stock than someone who had a glamorous internship."
One of the threads weaving itself through these stories is nostalgia for a work ethic that seems to have fallen out of favor. This has been a frequent topic for radio talk show host and MSNBC political commentator Michael Smerconish. He has spoken and written about his experiences working on crew at a restaurant in his hometown in suburban Philadelphia. Among his observations is the irony that McDonald’s has to recruit help when so many young people are sitting at home out of work.
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