Thursday, May 16, 2013
Started reading what I thought would be an article about the dangers of fast food, but it turned out to be about fast food workers. Did you know that 60% of low-wage workers are employed by big corporations? And that almost every one of these companies show growing profits year after year? Did you know these workers are unlikely to get paid sick days, so go into work no matter how they feel? And that most don't have insurance, especially after Obamacare went into effect? Many supervisors cut their empolyee's hours so they wouldn't be eligible. Many fast food restaurants pay their workers less than $8 an hour, but even if they made minimum wage, it would be less than $20K a year? And unions don't even bother to try to unionize fast food restaurants because it's not worth the effort: the turnover rate is way too high.
Seriously, are these the people you want cooking your food?
Sorry about the mini-rant, but I've worked in fast food restaurants, and I know how hard the work is, how easy it is to make a mistake with someone's order, or even worse, hurt yourself because of the time restraints.