The great Wev McEwan:
…any job where there is a real possibility of injury (and dealing with hot cooking equipment and oil contains a real possibility of injury) actually takes some skill.
And any job that necessitates dealing with the public, and successfully navigating the abuse that unhappy people heap upon people in service positions, actually takes a lot of skill.
This isn't low-skill work. Not really. It's low-valued skill work.
These aren’t McJobs. The people working them are not McPeople living McLives. They are being paid McMoney while the chains and corporations that employ them abuse them, degrade them, steal from them, and rake in McBillions and we customers treat them like McServants.
Read Wev’s whole post, Real Jobs.
Also, on a related note, me, a month back: Life is sorrow, struggle, and pain, and all of us fail at it somewhere along the line.