At Christian Brothers, students tasks are not always easy. Some would call it impossible to maintain a high GPA, social life, and a healthy sleeping schedule. But a job on top of that? No one could imagine. However, this is the reality of proud McDonald’s employee and dedicated CB student Lucy Carvahlo (‘20). Most […]
At Christian Brothers, students tasks are not always easy. Some would call it impossible to maintain a high GPA, social life, and a healthy sleeping schedule. But a job on top of that? No one could imagine. However, this is the reality of proud McDonald’s employee and dedicated CB student Lucy Carvahlo (‘20).
Most teenagers don’t jump to the opportunity of applying for jobs. But for Lucy saw the chance to work as a way to grow more independent.
“I would go to McDonald’s frequently with my friends, and I noticed that they hire a lot of youth workers,” she shared. “I was old enough to start working, and I don’t feel like it’s fair to make my parents work harder than they already do for the extra things I need”.
Lucy’s job of taking orders sounds pretty easy, but as the Talon learned, working at a restaurant takes a lot more dedication
“[I learned] how to multitask,” Lucy began. “At first it was stressful because I was surrounded by new people — it was busy and I had so much to learn, like taking money and orders for drive thru at the same time.”
Though the work can be heavy, Lucy says there are positive parts on the job.
“Night shifts when it’s slow are fun,” she says. “Something about the quiet and peace after such a long day full of seeing different faces can be nice”.
But how does one manage good grades and going to work during the week? Lucy explained balancing responsibilities requires the right mindset.
“I just have to really stay focused during class and get as much homework done during the day so when I come home I can sleep,” Lucy says. “I just try to stay positive if I get really tired and try and manage my time well.”
The Talon spoke to one of Lucy’s close friends, Isabella Warford (‘20) for more about Lucy outside of the drive-thru.
“Lucy is one of few friends who will go above and beyond for you,” she says. “She always is for anyone — she puts others before herself”.
“Lucy is very humble and I think that’s what people mistake about her. She doesn’t need attention or people to notice her. She’s comfortable with herself, which I admire”
Isa admires that Lucy pushes herself to be the best she can be.
“She doesn’t need to be told how to better herself because she’s constantly striving to better herself. She’s smart and earns everything she works for. I’m lucky to call Lucy a friend.”
Whether it’s in the classroom or in the drive-thru, Lucy is sure to do an outstanding job. If you happen to see Lucy in the hall, give her a friendly wave!