Stanley Schlegel
Stanley Schlegel voted up Dark Majinn's answer

It CAN be a career path. Like anything you can start from scratch anywhere. Without anything beyond a High school diploma or a GED it is certainly a viable option.

Just a longer and arduous one.

Stanley Schlegel
Stanley Schlegel voted up echooos echooos' answer

I would never put down anyone for working in the fast food industry, In my teens I worked at a McDonalds and Wendys and I can tell you from experience those kids worked their butts off!!