July 4th, 2011

red panda eating bamboo


Go into the kitchen of a Taco Bell today, and you'll find a strong counterargument to any notion that the U.S. has lost its manufacturing edge. Every Taco Bell, McDonald's (MCD), Wendy's (WEN), and Burger King is a little factory, with a manager who oversees three dozen workers, devises schedules and shifts, keeps track of inventory and the supply chain, supervises an assembly line churning out a quality-controlled, high-volume product, and takes in revenue of $1 million to $3 million a year, all with customers who show up at the front end of the factory at all hours of the day to buy the product."
What's interesting about this story is the way it spins fast food work as something that takes skill. That's not how it's usually spun, but it makes sense to me.

Sales associate quits Harrods over makeup requirement in dress code.

Have you ever quit a job or chosen not to pursue a job because of the required dress code? Or am I the only one?

Differences in "personal tempos" as an explanation for relationship difficulties (via [personal profile] wordweaverlynn)

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