. Low Pay, No Benefits, Rude Customers: Restaurant Workers Quit At Record Rate « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR – In those rare quiet moments during lockdown, millions of restaurant workers found themselves thinking about the realities of their work. Breaks barely long enough to use the restroom. Meals inhaled on the go. Hostile bosses, crazy schedules and stagnant pay.

To top it off: rude customers, whose abuses restaurant staff are often forced to tolerate.

Lamar Cornett, off work for a few weeks, realized he received enough money through unemployment benefits to start saving — for the first time. He wondered if the work he loves would ever entail a job that came with health insurance or paid leave.

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