Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Unlikely Juxtaposition = Satire Week Continues 

In $8 Billion Restaurant Industry, Zagat's Finds Mostly 'Bad Jobs'
A new survey of New York City's restaurant industry has found that at least 36 percent of its workers are "illegal immigrants," that 59 percent of restaurant workers surveyed reported "overtime violations," and that 73 percent said they "had no health insurance."
According to the study, "most" of the city's more than 165,000 restaurant workers "earned less than $20,000 a year" and 13 percent reported "minimum wage" "violations." The study also found that 33 percent of the city's restaurant workers reported "verbal abuse by their employers" and that 19 percent said management "illegally" "took a share of the tips!"

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