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Low Pay, No Benefits, Rude Customers: Restaurant Workers Quit At Record Rate

Average wages for nonmanagers at restaurants and bars hit $15 an hour in May, but many say no amount of pay would get them to return. They are leaving at the highest rate in decades.

I Can Feel It Humming The Flashbulb
1987 Lucy in Disguise

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Low Pay, No Benefits, Rude Customers: Restaurant Workers Quit At Record Rate

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Harvest Moon Poolside
Opening Philip Glass
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Lyla Kohistany served on active duty from 2001 to 2007 as a Naval Surface Warfare and Intelligence officer and as an intelligence consultant from 2008 to 2013 where she worked from the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point, and U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Ariana Drehsler for NPR hide caption

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As A Child, She Fled The Afghan War. As An Officer, She Returned — And Found Herself

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Lost In Thought Jon Hopkins
Moving On Roosevelt

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Justice Department Blasts Purdue Pharma's Bankruptcy Plan

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I'm With Polly City of the Sun
Jeep's Blues Johnny Hodges

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A Former Trump Adviser Is Charged With Acting As An Agent Of The United Arab Emirates

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How China's Communist Party Schools Train Generations Of Loyal Members

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Dandelion Wine Gregory Alan Isakov

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India's Pandemic Death Toll Estimated At About 4 Million: 10 Times The Official Count

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WeWork Prepares For A Second Act — Banking Its Future On The Rise Of Remote Work

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Social Insecurity Oddisee
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