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Update: McDonald's Managers Admit They Stole Employee Wages

Update: McDonald's Managers Admit They Stole Employee Wages

Managers added unpaid breaks to time sheets

In the wake of allegations that McDonald's has been stealing employee wages, two former managers have come forward to confirm some of the shady practices. Read More »

Is McDonald's Stealing Employees' Wages?

Is McDonald's Stealing Employees' Wages?

Lawsuits say McDonald's fails to pay employees for all hours worked

Workers have filed class-action suits against McDonald's, alleging it steals income with practices that drive wages below the legal minimum. Read More »

Outlook for Job Market? Bah, Humbug

Outlook for Job Market? Bah, Humbug

One man's opinion. And it's a strong one.

Only those who believe in Santa Claus could think the employment situation is getting better, says this career coach. Read More »

Surprising Stats About Fast Food Workers [Infographic]

Surprising Stats About Fast Food Workers [Infographic]

4.1 million people work in fast food, and most of them aren't teenagers. Read More »

Starbucks Baristas Lose Battle To Keep Tips

Starbucks Baristas Lose Battle To Keep Tips

Baristas are being ordered to share their tips with their bosses. Read More »

Fast-Food Workers: My Protest Paid Off

Fast-Food Workers: My Protest Paid Off

By Emily Jane Fox From Part-Time To Full-Time: Krystal Maxi-Collins, 29, worked at the Macy's department store off and on for two years, and was frustrated that she wasn't made a full-time employee. Her pay wasn't enough to support her family of four, so she worked a second job. When she asked her manager for... Read More »

Fast Food Workers In Another City Strike: 'We've Been Pushed To The Edge'

Fast Food Workers In Another City Strike: 'We've Been Pushed To The Edge'

Fast food workers in Seattle walked off their jobs late Wednesday and Thursday. That made Seattle the seventh city where fast food workers have gone on strike in recent months. A Taco Bell server in Seattle explains here why she (along with her co-workers) walked off the job Wednesday night -- shutting down a... Read More »

Fast Food Workers Strike In 4th Major City

Fast Food Workers Strike In 4th Major City

If you want to understand why 400 fast food workers protested in Detroit on Friday, even though they risked being fired, just ask Jamal Harris. The 21-year-old Detroit man (pictured at right) works three jobs at three fast-food restaurants: Burger King, Long John Silver's and Checkers. Logging more than 80 hours... Read More »

The Reality Of Working In The Fast Food Industry

The Reality Of Working In The Fast Food Industry

What's it like to be a fast-food worker in America? The working conditions in the fast food industry have recently been under harsh criticism, thanks to workers' walkouts and protests in New York and most recently in Chicago on Wednesday. Workers are demanding a pay raise to $15 per hour, a significant increase... Read More »

McDonald's Server Would Have To Work 550 Years To Earn CEO's Pay

McDonald's Server Would Have To Work 550 Years To Earn CEO's Pay

In a stirring Bloomberg BusinessWeek article, Leslie Patton tells the story of one McDonald's employee. His name is Tyree Johnson. The 44-year-old has worked at the fast food chain for two decades, yet still makes just $8.25 an hour, and doesn't get 40 hours a week of work. So Johnson has jobs at two Chicago... Read More »

Chipotle Is Hiring: What's It Really Like To Work There?

Chipotle Is Hiring: What's It Really Like To Work There?

Chipotle treats its employees with integrity and there's little controversy about worker conditions. Find out more about employee life at this fast food chain. Read More »

Office Humor: Fast-Food Workers Flummoxed by Funnymen [Video]

Office Humor: Fast-Food Workers Flummoxed by Funnymen [Video]

Would you like fries with that? Employees at fast-food restaurants tend to have fairly simple, repetitive days at work. The process of taking customers' orders, preparing food and serving it as quickly as possible is an oft-thankless job. Some jokesters from around the world have made an effort to spice up... Read More »

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