Forget ever going out to eat again. Surfing the net was an article about the worst restaurants for labor and working conditions for 2012. Where I live is a very limited dining experience to begin with and after reading this list, well I guess we will starve.
Applebee’s ( and they have the best peach tea)
McDonalds (never get our orders correct anyway)
This is a travesty. Aren’t we supposed to be living in the land of the free; the land of opportunity? Isn’t America a place to wallow in the French fries of grease and hamburgers made of what we called in school “mystery meat?”
Well, I can’t now. Besides the questionable ingredients in foods, the wages are poverty level and working conditions deplorable.
And they wonder why restaurant workers are being caught doing who knows what to your food? How disgusting. The thought I might be consuming food spilled on the floor, ravaged by rodents or even worse, spit on, makes me think more than twice about “the dining experience.” There went my appetite.
Times are hard but that is no excuse for employers to make employees grovel for less than minimum wage to perform a job unfit for “Gollum.” He is just plain creepy.
Reading this article makes me want to put on my “white gloves,” fake it as a food critic and invade their kitchens. The almighty dollar has ravaged our feast time with its greed.
No wonder the work force has a tempered attitude. Who would want to spend hours a day in despicable surroundings for a few pennies? Oh and by the way, the American public is no “walk in the park” when it comes to a congenial tone to one who is behind the counter at McDonalds.
So what is an employee to do? What if you have to work and the unemployment rate is 10.7 % as it is in our area? You settle for less to pay your bills. You take what you can find. You subject yourself to unruly bosses who have no compassion or heart to invest in their employees.
What does the Bible say about employers?
Colossians 4:1 “Masters, treat your slaves justly and fairly, knowing that you also have a Master in heaven.”
Proverbs 22:16 “Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.”
God is clear employers are to treat those who labor for them well; with dignity and respect. God is also clear that we as Christians in any job should work for God first.
Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”
If you will work unto the Lord he will find favor for you with your employers.
God is many things including a great recruiter. Ask him to find you the job he wants you to have. He did it for us.
As far as the dining experience, maybe God is trying to tell me something I don’t want to hear which is “learn to cook.”
- A Guide to the U.S.’ Worst Restaurants for Workers (colorlines.com)
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