While growing up and going to high school, I worked at my home town's local Dairy Queen... I didn't even have my high school diploma, yet. Now the job market is so tough that a McDonald's in Winchendon, Massachusetts just put up an ad for CASHIERS and they're requiring applicants to have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE. This requirement is not a company wide requirement, but if you want to work at this particular McDonalds you have to have a college education to work there, but even then your college degree might not be good enough for minimum wage.