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Once again since there';s no career board....I put my career oriented stuff here.<br><br><br><br>
I am thinking of trying my luck at Kentucky fried chicken/taco bells.<br><br>
Usually I am not picky about jobs and try my luck at many places but have avoided burger places and any meat oriented places. Kentucky fried chicken has been one of those places I've been avoiding despite the aluring hiring sign outside.<br><br><br><br>
I guess as time goes on and more and more jobs don't materilize and or leave me hanging I get less picky. I've come a long way since my college days of thinking I'd get a job right after college in the field I studied in.<br><br>
So with that in mind I'm considering applying to Kentucky fried chickens/Taco bells. I feel like I'm dammed if I do and I'm dammed if I don't.<br><br><br><br>
If I don't try, maybe I'll be missing out on a job oppertunity when I could be earning money and if I do, I'll be working for something I am against ,dishing up mostly meat dishes, given they have only two vegetarian burritos in the Taco bells part.<br><br><br><br>
How do people think about applying to establisbments that sell mostly meat or do other things you disagree with?.<br><br><br><br>
I am ok with menial jobs as I just want to break that glass ceiling of getting a job first that actually materilizes and worrying about having a good job later. It's the working for something I don't believe in part that bothers me.
 

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It's a job. Go for it!<br><br><br><br>
You can still do job searching for something better on your time off.
 

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Don't work at a place with a fryer. You'll come home stinking of grease, you won't be able to get the smell of you , or out of your clothes. Trust me, I worked at a burger place a while back and it sucked. Don't work anywhere with a fryer.<br><br><br><br>
If you're in the position that you have to take one of those fast food jobs, do Taco Bell. Of if there's a sub/hoagie shop, that would be even better, although you'd probably have to slice meat. Depends on how you feel about that.<br><br><br><br>
What about temping at offices? Or working at a record store? Or do prep work in a kitchen at a real restaurant? It'll pay better anyhow. Kitchens are always looking for prep people.
 

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For me, KFC's not bad merely because they serve (mostly) meat but because they support the worst kind of factory farming.
 

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Don't work at a place with a fryer.</div>
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Pretty much anywhere has a fryer that serves food.<br><br><br><br>
I worked at Popeyes last summer, and honestly, it wasn't that bad. Yeah, you smell like grease, work hard for little pay, and generally are looked down upon by the general public, (and especially vegetarians) BUT it's a job, even shortterm.
 

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KFC will have you smelling like deep fried chicken when you come home from work. I know this first hand. Jokes about breasts and thighs, dark meat and white meat will get old fast. It's still money though! I say go for it, it'll encourage you to find a better job if you don't like it.
 

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I have a friend who's worked at just about every chain restaurant and fast food place you can think of. He says that by far the worst of all of them was KFC. The place is just disgusting. You have to pull the fat off raw chicken legs before coating them in flour and deep frying. You get covered in the stuff and you reek like KFC. Soon your bedroom and house start to reek like it, too. Go with the Taco Bell.
 

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I have a friend who's worked at just about every chain restaurant and fast food place you can think of. He says that by far the worst of all of them was KFC. The place is just disgusting. You have to pull the fat off raw chicken legs before coating them in flour and deep frying. You get covered in the stuff and you reek like KFC. Soon your bedroom and house start to reek like it, too. Go with the Taco Bell.</div>
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The OP is talking about resturants that are both a KFC and a Taco Bell. You can avoid your stuff smelling like KFC by not bringing anything there, and showering when you get home. At Popeyes very few people worked battering and frying the raw chicken legs, and if you had objections to it then I'm sure they wouldn't MAKE you do it. Seasoning the raw chicken was almost always done by people who were 14-15 because it was one of the very few jobs they could do.
 

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Get the job. Take a shower when you get home. Look for a better job on your days off. Just don't eat the chicken and you'll be fine. KFC has some good side dishes if you're ovo-lacto, sometimes I go there just for the side dishes. I love the taco bell kfc combo restaurants because then I can get a 7 layer burrito and a side of potato wedges and corn on the cob. Sounds good just thinking about it!
 

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Thanks for the suggeastions and input. I guess I didn't explain good enough but this is a KFC/ Taco bells combo place. I have less obejections with the Taco bells part. Yes folks, the same company runs KFC and Taco bells and I think pizza hut too. Yum brands?. I am quite aware of KFC's cruelty/ factory farming record.<br><br>
I am working towards a long term goal of being a massage therapist, but that will take two years.
 

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Wouldn't it be better to be a cashier at a [dept, grocery, clothing] store?<br><br>
What about being a hostess? or even Subway???<br><br><br><br>
It's gotta be better than being behind the fryer.
 
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