A job with McDonald's provided Diana with considerable professional independence following her dwarfism diagnosis


McDonalds job provided Diana with considerable independence

McDonald's job provided Diana with considerable independence

 April 27, 2021

Diana, a McDonald’s crew member in Costa Rica, was diagnosed with dwarfism as a child. Her job at McDonald’s gave her the independence she’d been dreaming of.

"I'm a very independent woman, and I’m proud of how far I’ve come," she says.

Faced with an uncertain future

Diana's diagnosis was hard for her to hear. She felt like her future was uncertain, and that everything she'd been told about life was a lie. 

"Sadly, as I got older, other people believed that because I was small, I wasn’t going to be able to do a job that any other person could do," she adds.

Finding her second family

Diana initially struggled to find work, until she was offered a job at a McDonald’s restaurant. From her first day, it was as if my coworkers had known her for years. "In this restaurant, I have a second family," she says.

"Best of all, when I'm working, I have my salary, my wage, my money. It's mine, I earned it, without having to ask anyone else for it," Diana continues.

"I’m me, I’m who I want to be. McDonald’s helped me get here."


Fulfil personal and professional ambitions at McDonald’s

Behind McDonald's Golden Arches is a global community of crew, farmers, suppliers, franchisees, and countless others who make up the brand. It's the entire McFamily that makes McDonald’s what it is today.

Find your place in the McFamily via a rewarding career.

 

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