What happens when a fast-food worker takes on a full-time job?
You can get a raise, and you can even get a promotion.
But it can also be a lot of work.
A recent survey by the National Employment Law Project shows that nearly three-quarters of fast-casual workers are in the midst of long, grueling shifts that often include work that is at least partially hazardous.
It’s one reason the fast- food industry has a bad reputation.
The study of nearly 600 workers who were employed by McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s and other fast- casual outlets found that nearly half were employed in long shifts, and nearly one-quarter were working shifts that lasted more than three hours.
That makes fast-counters an ideal place for fast-eaters to take advantage of the benefits of working from home, said Rebecca H. Dube, director of the Employment Law Program at Georgetown University.
“These workers are going to be paid significantly less than fast-working workers,” she said.
The National Employment Laws Project (NELL) conducted the survey on behalf of the Economic Policy Institute, a conservative think tank.
“Fast-casually employed workers have lower hourly wages, are disproportionately male, and are less likely to be women than their fast-paced counterparts,” said Jennifer Hough, director for labor and employment policy at the NELL.
The fast- cacy industry, which includes fast-cooking restaurants, fast-passing restaurants and convenience stores, is a particularly hot spot for working conditions.
Fast-casinos are considered fast-moving and often don’t have workers on-site, and they often operate on short notice.
They are also the fastest growing segment of the U.S. fast- eaters workforce, according to the U-S Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In a report released last year, the National Restaurant Association found that fast–casial jobs grew by more than 40 percent between 2008 and 2011, and fast- foods employ more than 5 million people.
But fast-Cats, which include fast-shopping, catering and retail locations, have seen their job market shrink as the number of locations has expanded.
According to the NEll study, fast food workers are among the least likely to have health insurance.
Many are often working from homes, where they can be paid less than other workers, Dube said.
Fast food is also a good place for workers to be laid off, said Nicole B. Koehn, director and co-director of the Labor Policy Program at the University of Michigan.
“Employers want to be able to put workers on short-term contracts so they can move them off the payroll, and that can make the labor market even worse,” she told ABC News.
“It’s a lot to handle.”
Fast-food workers have been under pressure for decades.
Fast Food Industry workers are on average making just over $15 an hour and making about $25,000 a year.
The average worker makes less than $19,000, according the Labor Department.
The number of fast food jobs has increased over the years.
According the Department of Labor, the number grew by 14 percent between 2007 and 2016, and by 26 percent between 2014 and 2016.
That’s the most since the federal government began tracking the job market.
In 2018, the fast food industry employed 5 million workers, according a survey by Fast Food Workers United, a union representing fast- eating workers.
The survey found that 47 percent of fast workers were employed full time.
The NELL study found that the median weekly wage for fast workers was $11.24.
The median wage for full- time fast workers is $14.80 an hour.
Fast foods have long faced problems in health and safety.
In April 2017, a man was killed in Pennsylvania when his truck crashed into a construction crane, which was also transporting a fast foods worker, according on the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
Fast food workers were also on a collision alert in the U, when a worker at a Chipotle Mexican Grill near Pittsburgh, Pa., fell down a ladder.
The NTSB is investigating.
In December 2018, a California man died after an explosion at a fast meat plant in California, according, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
The company was closed and a fire was also caused.
The U.K.’s Health Protection Agency has said that the fast meat industry has been linked to “some deaths that are not linked to the food.”
Fast food also faces some of the most severe work-related injuries and illnesses in the country.
The industry has also faced some of its worst worker safety issues in recent years.
In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that the number, number of workers who had experienced an occupational disease, such as cancer or cardiovascular disease, and the number who had died at work had nearly doubled since 2005.
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