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In Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser says that franchises desire employees that are young, illiterate, immigrants, or ones with handicaps. According to Schlosser, the fast food industry employs those who are willing to work hard for little money. In fact many employees would have employees work off the clock to do tasks such as cleaning up the kitchen after their shift. In addition, he states that many of the workers work less than 40 hours. When the restaurants schedule shorter shifts they do so to avoid paying them over time. Basically, the fast food industry strives to hire people who are easy to control and who will not cause them to spend extra funds. The managers give them instructions and expect them to follow them, and if they don’t perform well they will be replaced by some other eager teenager or immigrant who doesn’t or barely understands English. Another benefit to hiring disadvantaged workers is they seldom confront the manager or administrators of the fast food
> restaurant. So, not only do they hire employees who are easily manipulated and work extra hours without compensation, the industry generally avoids problematic occurrences, such as speaking out against them or demonstrating and boycotting. Honestly, we as Xavierites work hard to enhance our education, while staying active in clubs, the community, the church and other facets that better us as people so we will in turn serve the people around us and our communities. Assuming our academic and extra-curricular responsibilities helps us to grow as individuals and leaders. Xavier expects us to work hard in our classes and go on to continue the legacy of greatness passed down to us. I also must point out the fact that everyone has to start somewhere. Some employees go on to open up businesses and other restaurants. And Xavier is our start and foundation; from this humble beginning we will cultivate the rest of our lives.

In Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser says that franchises desire employees that are young, illiterate, immigrants, or ones with handicaps. According to Schlosser, the fast food industry employs those who are willing to work hard for little money. In fact many employees would have employees work off the clock to do tasks such as cleaning up the kitchen after their shift. In addition, he states that many of the workers work less than 40 hours. When the restaurants schedule shorter shifts they do so to avoid paying them over time. Basically, the fast food industry strives to hire people who are easy to control and who will not cause them to spend extra funds. The managers give them instructions and expect them to follow them, and if they don’t perform well they will be replaced by some other eager teenager or immigrant who doesn’t or barely understands English. Another benefit to hiring disadvantaged workers is they seldom confront the manager or administrators of the fast food restaurant. So, not only do they hire employees who are easily manipulated and work extra hours without compensation, the industry generally avoids problematic occurrences, such as speaking out against them or demonstrating and boycotting. Honestly, we as Xavierites work hard to enhance our education, while staying active in clubs, the community, the church and other facets that better us as people so we will in turn serve the people around us and our communities. Assuming our academic and extra-curricular responsibilities helps us to grow as individuals and leaders. Xavier expects us to work hard in our classes and go on to continue the legacy of greatness passed down to us. I also must point out the fact that everyone has to start somewhere. Some employees go on to open up businesses and other restaurants. And Xavier is our start and foundation; from this humble beginning we will cultivate the rest of our lives.

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