: Hey, that's all fine and good and everything... I just have a hard time understanding why someone would be proud of these accomplishments. The gist of what you said is: "My family has had a reasonably large helping hand in the deforestation of planet Earth, aiding immensely in the ultimite extinction of mankind by both depleting our oxygen supply and destroying tons of resources which could have been used to better ends."
Whaoa!! I find it hard to believe that working in a fast food joint sets the stage for such a drastic fate. Y'know, we all have jobs of some sort to do. Money may not be everything, but if I'm to have a roof over my head and decent transportation, then I need a billfold of green. As for those living in poverty, am I supposed to just give up living my life to feel bad for them? Am I supposed to fork over every dollar I earn? The poor will always be living with us. That's a fact of life, and it's not my fault or anyone else's.
It amazes me that the McD employees who whine and bitch about their jobs and the "goddam customers" [and some of 'em who bragged about spiking food and stealing from stock] are pittied and hailed as heroes yet the ones who are positive about their store and have a good outlook on life are slammed as sycophants, brainwashed idiots, co-conspirators, and partners-in-crime.
In summary, people of the "working class" are much more impacted by crackhouse operators, gang members who rob them of their hard-earned money and terrorize them, and other menace lowlifes than by McDonald's, Bill Gates, or any other multinational firm. I'm not denying that Microsoft, McD's, and the rest of the corporate world are far from perfect, but there are much worse people out there. Finally, this planet is a survivor!! A survivor of many wars,including 2 world wars, floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, etc, etc. Just like a '66 Plymouth Valiant's Slant Six, this Earth takes a licking and keeps on ticking!! I hardly think that a burger chain will be the last straw!!
P.S. Are you REALLY better than I am? Than the McD employee who started this thread? Do you really know it all? Is the rest of us stupid? That seems to be the unwritten word in your post.