Summary Of Serving In Florida By Barbara Ehrenreich

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Alberto C. Roman Professor: Dawn Garcia ENC 1101 5 October 2015 The struggles of working at restaurants In the Barbara Ehrenreich’s article “Serving in Florida,” she shows her experience while working at several restaurants as a waitress. During this time, Ehrenreich was a witness of the unfair conditions she and her colleagues had to face. From not having a place to sit and rest, to the stressful conditions imposed by her supervisor, she relates how it felt to work in this kind of environment. In general, working conditions at restaurants are unacceptable because they demand many continuous hours of work without rest, the hygiene conditions are questionable, and the compensation is overall low. The time allowed to rest at a waitressing job is not…show more content…
What many people working at these places have to deal with is from many perspectives unfair. Everybody should have time to rest after continuous hours of hard work. The fact that many people do not have the right to take a break from stressful conditions is very alarming. In addition to this, many workers have to deal with poor hygiene conditions. This problem affects not only the health of employees, but also the wellness of customers, and both, should be the most important elements in this kind of business. Finally, workers do not receive a fair compensation for the hard work they do. After having dedicated hours and hours of their time to deliver a good service, many times they only receive a minimum wage salary. Words Cited Gentile, Dan. "Things You Have to Explain to People Who 've Never Worked in Kitchens." Thrillist. Thrillist Media Group, 22 June 2014. Web. 05 Oct. 2015. "Estimates of Foodborne Illness in the United States." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 08 Jan. 2014. Web. 05 Oct. 2015. Bono, Tara. "Lessons Learned from Working at a Restaurant." Young Island. Libn, 23 Aug. 2012. Web. 05 Oct.

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