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Fast-Food Jobs Give Few Options For Career Advancement: Study

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According to a new study by the National Employment Law Project, the opportunity in the fast-food industry for a burger flipper or cashier to rise up the corporate ladder remains exceptionally rare.

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Carrie B (306)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 12:38 pm
There is a slide show show at the end of the article that is interesting.

Debbie G (306)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 1:33 pm
Is this supposed to be a revelation? It's always been this way, and most likely always will.

Sergio Padilla (65)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 2:48 pm

JL A (281)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 4:45 pm
No surprise for sure

Sheila D (194)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 6:09 pm
Around here fast food jobs were for seniors to add to SSA checks and for high school and college students part-timers. Advancement was thought of by ery few. Can't expect them to change, especially in this health food conscience time. Exactly where are they all going to advance to?? Personally, wouldn't want to advance in that industry. And definitely do not want more of the too many as it is.

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 6:36 pm
How many places offer positions to people with no skills, no expertise, and no experience? Fast Johnny's is a way to make money that's open to almost anyone. Some people move on and some people are conscientious and hard-working (essential qualities for advancement and most often lacking) and DO advance to floor manager, assistant manager, manager, their own franchise. So what if they don't become CEOs? Not everybody gets to be a bigshot. It may not be glamorous, but we couldn't function without maids, janitors, bus drivers, service station attendants..... We don't need more CEOs. We need more strong motivated people as the backbone of our work force. We need to accept and respect people for what they are and what they contribute.

Carrie B (306)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 6:42 pm
"We need more strong motivated people as the backbone of our work force. We need to accept and respect people for what they are and what they contribute." Yes Barbara, and we need to pay those people a living wage. And be honest, no matter how hard working, motivated, conscientious, intelligent, and reliable those workers are, very few will ever be offered advancement out of their own store where they will continue to make less than enough to live on.

Jason S (50)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:25 pm
Good posting, thanks

Helen Porter (39)
Friday July 26, 2013, 5:48 am
I got to McDonalds to have coffee and watch the news.

There was this guy who really impressed me. I don't really know why but he did. I told him he was going to be promoted to manager.

He was.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Friday July 26, 2013, 6:57 am
Who dreams of working in fast food anyway? And who eats that stuff?

Ben O (171)
Friday July 26, 2013, 10:07 am
We all knew that, did we not...?

. (0)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 9:41 am
The 2 people I know who have risen to "manager", I know work 10 hour shifts, 6 days a week. The entire production is on their shoulders, the stress, especially in high volume stores is incredible.

Aud n (737)
Tuesday July 30, 2013, 11:20 pm
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