Frequently, the insults become gender-based and cross a line into sexual harassment—or outright threats. Natasha is sometimes called a “whore,” which she’d expect from drunken clubbers in her past jobs, “but not from somebody at, like, 6 p.m. on a Tuesday.” Two-fifths of workers reported they’ve noticed an increase in unwanted sexualized comments. According to the report, surveyed workers have received remarks including “Pull that mask down so I can see if I want to take you home later,” “I’ll take your mask off and stick my tongue down your throat,” and “I don’t wear a condom; I sure as hell aren’t going to wear a mask!” … [Read more...] about ‘Maskual harassment,’ angry customers, and no tips: The life of restaurant workers during COVID-19
Many fast-food chains, including McDonald’s, Wendy’s, and Krispy Kreme, are all too aware of the trends and are promising food specials. Still, the owner of a pizza restaurant in the swing state of Florida told Slate that she’s expecting “a pretty normal Tuesday night,” given that delivery apps ensure people are now able to order all the foods under the sun. (Just remember that if you do order delivery on this extra-busy night, you should tip generously.) … [Read more...] about What is America likely to eat on election night?