A woman went viral for her response to a comment from someone making fun of her choice to work as a manager at McDonald’s.
In a video with over 253,000 views, TikTok user @luck33one roasts a commenter asking “who WANTS to be a manager at McDonald’s,” saying she actually likes her job and makes good money doing it.
“Considering that we’re world’s largest restaurant chain, and we’re in over 100 countries, apparently a lot of people want to be managers at McDonald’s,” she observes.
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Later in the video, @luck33one stresses that getting to where she is today took considerable effort.
“I didn’t just ‘get’ my job,” she details. “I worked very, very hard for it for a lot of years…I invested in it like a career, because that’s what this is. I’m a salaried employee.”
Being in this position has benefits, she notes.
“I don’t know about you, but I enjoy making six figures. I enjoy getting bonuses. I enjoy my job,” she says.
In comments, users agreed, with many congratulating @luck33one for securing a career with which she’s content.
“Congratulations. your job is a amazing job. we all need a job,” wrote a user. “Whatever you do it’s important and needed!”
“That’s not a job, that is a career,” added another. “It takes hard work & skills!”
Other users shared their own success stories featuring people in situations similar to @luck33one.
“I made 98000 last year managing a gas station,” claimed a user. “I get people who job shame me all the time. and I’m like okay.”
“My daughter is 20 and a manager at a McDonald’s in Los Angeles now,” a second wrote in the comments of another video. “She loves it.”
“My brother manages a Buckees (large gas station/convenience store) and makes six figures. It’s wild,” a further user stated.
For context, Glassdoor estimates that General Managers at McDonald’s earn just over $96,000 annually on average.
Above all, users stressed the importance of not judging someone for their job.
As one user wrote, “There is dignity in all work!”
Update 3:30pm CT, Sept. 15: In a TikTok DM exchange with Daily Dot, @luck33one clarified her reasons for posting the video.
“The post definitely wasn’t to brag about pay rates or anything like that,” she said. “It was to really take the stigma away, that you can’t be successful in fast food and that it’s not a career, because it definitely is.”
“People don’t realize the type of responsibilities someone who runs a restaurant [has] every day,” she added. “They think it’s just about making burgers and fries, but it’s so much more than that. I feel like every person in the world should have to work in fast food or serve tables at least once in their lives so they can understand.”
Finally, she concluded with an instruction for people to be less judgmental.
“I just wish that people would Not look down on those who haven’t attended college or haven’t been to trade school,” she wrote. “There are so many jobs in the world that seem unimportant to others, but without them, the world would not go around. My grandma always told me that she didn’t care if I worked at a taco truck as long as I was the best worker on that truck. You should always strive to be the best at what you do, no matter what it is!”