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McDonald's: No bachelor's degree needed

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets

The owners of a Massachusetts McDonald's featured in Secrets for requiring a bachelor's degree for a cashier job said they don't expect cashiers to have a college education and they blamed a employment website for the misunderstanding.

"There has been some misinformation reported by an independent job site with no relationship to the Winchendon, Massachusetts McDonald's. The original job posting, which could be accessed through McState.com, did not require a bachelor's degree. We are working diligently to have the misinformation removed from the site but to date the website has been unresponsive to our requests," said Joe and Lori Ruscito, owners of the Winchendon, Mass., restaurant.

"We do not require a bachelor's degree for employment. My organization is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce," they said in a statement to Secrets.

The ad on JobDiagnosis.com was finally taken down after the Ruscitos sent their statement to Secrets. It read:

Crew (Cashiers)

Contract type : Full Time

Positions available : 1

Experience required : 1-2 Years

Studies level required : Bachelor Degree

Location : Winchendon

Weekly working duration : Full Time

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