SS: i heard rumors the economy is doing better because the stocks is going up. problem for me is i am not convinced. especially not after the cyprus bank failures. i think something else is going on. recently we heard about all the phd’s on food stamps and now mcdonalds requires a bachelors degree to be a cashier. maybe they want find someone who wont steal the hamburger meat from the freezers and take home with them. or steal co-workers iphones. they might want more talent and skills than thievery, or the child sex abusers because there is a lot of children at mcdonalds. criminals working for mcdonalds not be good.

McDonald’s want ad demands bachelor’s degree, two years experience for cashier April 3, 2013 | 3:27 pm With colleges producing more graduates, and youth unemployment at a sky-high 11.5 percent, even landing a job selling Big Macs is getting competitive. Consider: A job opening at a Massachusetts McDonald’s restaurant for a full-time cashier requires one to two years experience and a bachelor’s degree.

Infographic: From PhD to Food Stamps? January 10, 2013 The number of people with graduate degrees — master’s degrees and doctorates — who have had to apply for food stamps, unemployment or other assistance more than tripled between 2007 and 2010.  Of the 22 million Americans with master’s degrees or higher in 2010, about 360,000 were receiving some kind of public assistance, according to the latest Current Population Survey released by the U.S. Census Bureau in March 2011.

A retro McDonald’s restaurant is seen next to a competitor, Chick-fil-A, in Arundel Mills, Maryland, March 8, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron

A McDonald’s restaurant with new (L) and retro (R) signs is seen before dawn in Lanham, Maryland March 8, 2013. February sales at established restaurants around the world are expected to have been soft after a variety of economic pressures made it difficult for the world’s biggest restaurant chain to post growth on top if strong results from a year earlier. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES – Tags: BUSINESS FOOD)