One of the best places to learn about British culture is… a well known fast food retailer. Yes, according to their local franchisee, a McJob is a good way to get an introduction to the finer aspects of British traditions.
Paul Booth, franchise owner of five Swindon restaurants, said: “The ‘McJob’ definition is out of date, out of touch with reality and most importantly insulting to the hard-working, committed and talented people who serve the public every day.”
More than 3,500 people are employed in restaurants in Swindon, and for some of them the job was their first point of contact with British culture.
So the next time you see someone grossly overweight waddling out from McDonalds, remember that they’ve just been providing some migrant workers with a good cultural education.