This time of year, parents across the country hope their kids don’t end up bringing home serious colds and flu from school. They send their children off to their classrooms with hand sanitizers, tell them not to kiss their little buddies, and fill them with vitamins.
But parents don’t seem to think twice when they take the little buggers to places like McDonald’s and Chuck E. Cheese’s.
Maybe they should.
Turns out many of the workers at these places that offer food and fun for kids don’t get paid sick days. That means workers, most of which are making fairly low wages, have to choose between coming to work sick or staying home and missing a day or week’s pay, depending how sick they are.
So, what choice do you think most of these employees — who handle the food your kids are chowing down on — would make? They’re coming to work sick! (more…)