Welcome to England, P.S. You Fail

I had to think Long and Hard about this post, but due to the extreme comedy of it, I had to share it.

If you don;t know me for I was an Operations Manager for a world retailing giant, and recently quit and come back home to the UK for family reasons.  One thing I had to do was find a job.

The UK job market is slim pickings right now, so I pulled no strings, and out of desperation, applied for McDonald’s.  Well, I should easily be able to handle a job with McD’s right?


Dear J,

Thank you for applying for the position of Crew Member.

We’ve got a really rigorous selection process at McDonald’s and a large number of people apply to work with us each day.   After careful consideration, we’re sorry to inform you that we won’t be inviting you to attend the next stage of our recruitment process.

With such a high number of applications received, unfortunately we’re unable to provide you with specific feedback on your application.  Thanks for your interest in McDonald’s and we appreciate the time you have taken with your application, we’d like to wish you every success in the future.

If jobs in hospitality are of particular interest to you we would recommend visiting, www.uksp.co.uk,  the sector skills council website for jobs in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism.  UKSP will provide you with the latest information on careers and training within the sector and allows you to search for vacancies, learn about The Good Employer Guide
and get a feel for the types of jobs most suited to you.

Alternatively, another great place to visit is the volunteering website, www.vinspired.com.  With thousands of volunteering opportunities to choose from, for which you can be officially recognised for the hours you put in, it’s a ideal way of pursuing an interest or passion with like-minded people.  Experiences like these are something which employers find extremely valuable and it’s a great way to improve your skills and your CV .

Good luck and kind regards,

McDonald’s Central Recruitment Team

McDonald’s Restaurants Limited registered in England no.1002769.  Registered office:  11 – 59 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 8AW. Tel: 0870 241 3300. This e-mail is confidential and may be read only by the intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient, please do not forward, copy or take any action based on it and, in addition, please delete this e-mail and inform the sender. We cannot be sure that this e-mail or its attachments are free from viruses. In keeping with good computing practice, please ensure that you take adequate steps to check for any viruses. Before replying or sending any e-mail to us, please consider that the Internet is inherently insecure and is an inappropriate medium for certain kinds of information. We reserve the right to access and read all e-mails and attachments entering or leaving our systems. Any opinions, conclusions and other information in this e-mail that does not relate to the official business of McDonald’s Restaurants Limited is neither given nor endorsed by us.

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  • Kirk

    I always assumed McDonald's was a place anyone can get hired on at. Guess I was wrong. I do find their rejection letter to be epic.