what kind of holidays does McDonald's have?
There's actually a movement now where a whole bunch of places stay open for Christmas and the such, without giving all employees a one day holiday at the very least. I know that Shell has ALL of its stores open over the holidays, and on Christmas the stores have to be open during the day, for a minimum of 4 hours, which they are planning to change to 'all day.' Hopefully it doesn't go through though.
As for scholarships and the such, is it crunch time over there for ya? Luckily I haven't taken out a scholarship yet, so haven't had to deal with them.......the unfortunate side is that I can rarely afford a full term of classes...which is 5 classes per term, at 500 bucks a pop=very expensive. So for the past while I've only been taking around 3 courses per term at most. LAST term I took 4 courses, and it came to almost $3000 bucks....very, very hurtin.
Pretty much ya just have to try and stay ahead of the game when it comes to dealing with that sorta stuff. I know soooo many people who have been screwed over because scholarship stuff didn't go through in time, and whatnot, and they've been left in the dark until the next time to apply. One guy I knew applied for scholarships, and because of some bureaucratic red tape he didn't recieve the money until AFTER the term. I'm not surprised if he lived on cat food to feed him through the school year, in order to pay for the tuition.