• Omicron Is Making America's Bad Jobs Even Worse

    8 days ago - By The Atlantic

    Even on a good day, service jobs are pretty hard. Your schedule is constantly changing, you're on your feet, you're at the mercy of the general public, and the pace of your shifts swings between crushing boredom and frenetic activity. You're probably not guaranteed any particular number of hours in a given week, and you can be cut from the schedule or called in to work at the last second. For all that, you're paid too little to cover the basic needs of an American adult: a median of $12 to $14 an hour, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. So far, Omicron has not provided...
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