21-year-old with law degree gets rejected for job at McDonald's

A 21-year-old woman with a 2: 1 law degree from John Moores University went viral after sharing a picture of her rejection letter – from McDonald’s

Eve Hammond has received hundreds of messages online after sharing a picture of her A-grade certificate – along with a message from McDonald’s that she won’t get a job at any of their restaurants.

Eve posted the picture on Twitter along with the words: “How it started and how it’s going Liverpool echo

Eve said, “I just posted it for a joke, I wasn’t expecting to get that kind of attention. I was expecting about 50 likes or so.

“I woke up and it was about three thousand and as the day went on and on and on and on, I was just shocked.

“I think that’s because other graduates are so confident about what’s going on in this situation (the coronavirus pandemic). I just think it’s an attributable tweet.”

“There are fewer options than before the pandemic. It feels like the world has stopped and not much is going on.”

Eve graduated in the summer and couldn’t find a job.

She said, “I thought the interview was really good, that’s why I was so surprised I didn’t get the job because I have a lot of experience in hospitality and as a waitress.

“I’m not bitter and I wasn’t angry, it was a throwaway tweet.

“I actually had people from other McDonald’s news like us, we have you at our McDonald’s, stuff like that.”

Other commentators have offered help with their résumé or highlighted vacancies.

She added, “All of this was due to the fact that I’ve been through all of this hard work and literally struggling to just get one job without a degree.

“I think it’s really scary and difficult to graduate, no matter what time it is, from living with all your friends at college to suddenly graduating, you don’t have a student loan and you have to find a job.

“It’s a scary thing no matter what, on top of a pandemic with fewer opportunities.”

“But I’m optimistic about the future, I’m an optimistic person. Obviously it’s not an ideal situation, but I’m excited to see where my career will lead and what opportunities there will be.”

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