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Fast Food Workers Believe Their Jobs Make The World Worse

Bartenders and attorneys were beaten out by fast food workers in a survey of employees who think their jobs make the world worse.

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Could the unhealthy aspect of fast food contribute to why workers feel their job makes the world worse?

It doesn’t matter if they help you “have it your way.” Fast food workers are more likely to believe their jobs make the world a worse place than other workers.

A recent PayScale survey asked 30,000 respondents to rate the “meaningfulness” of their jobs.

Of the one percent of respondents who said their job has a net negative impact, 42.3 percent were fast food workers.

Why do fast food workers have so little faith in their jobs’ ability to better the world?

Speculation that the unhealthy aspect of the job contributes to dissatisfaction is backed up by National Bureau of Economic Research facts — nearness to a fast food restaurant increases obesity.

However the PayScale survey was opt-in, not random. In other words, the results may not hold up across the population.

Following behind fast food workers in their jobs making the world a worse place include bartenders (5.8 percent) and senior attorneys (4.9 percent).

Read More:

  • Top 10 Jobs That Make the World a Worse Place (New York Times)
  • Fast Food Workers Most Likely To Say Their Job Makes The World A Worse Place — Who Else? (Huffington Post)
Liz Leslie

Liz Leslie is a journalist based in Chicago. When she's not writing about food, she's likely eating food. Or dreaming about food.

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