Walmart for me no question retail over fast food every time.
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Depends on the job. If I could do something at Wal-Mart that was actively engaging my brain, I'd choose Wal-Mart in a hot second, but there is no doubt McDonalds employees stay busy and I'd rather smell like burgers than be bored. Some of the Wal-Mart jobs look like something that would make me snap. The quality of customers is generally the same so that wouldn't be an issue to consider.
IMO, the only thing worse than working at McDonald's or Walmart is working at the McDonalds in the Walmart. Straight up I wouldn't pick either, but if my kids' lives or my life depended on it I'd pick Walmart. My first job was at A&W and it was back-breaking and gross. I could wipe the grease off my face at the end of a shift. Our local Walmart actually has employees who seem happy.
I'm with Kim on this one; if I had to pick an entry level position, I would prefer to work at our local grocery store. I have known some people who worked there in our early twenties, and at least back then (yay those many years ago LOL) they were treated well, paid reasonably well, had opportunities for advancement, and had decent bennies. They were also union, which may have something to do with all of that.
However, I know that's not the debate question. The debate question is Wal-Mart or McDonalds. Ergh. I guess Wal-Mart because I've worked in both retail and food service, and retail on it's worst day was still preferable to food service. But I'd complain about it constantly, and you could all rail at me about how I should feel honored to even have a job! LOL
Walmart because it's bigger and easier to hide from horrible customers and coworkers.