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Lamar Cornett has worked in restaurants for more than 20 years. During the pandemic, he began thinking about leaving that career behind. Courtesy of Lamar Cornett hide caption

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

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This weekend, temporary pay bumps for workers during the coronavirus pandemic are ending at companies across the country. In a normal world, high hazard pay might be the only way to stop employees from quitting en masse. But with tens of millions unemployed, workers quickly lost a lot of leverage. Ada Yokota/Getty Images hide caption

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As 'Hero' Pay Ends, Essential Workers Wonder What They Are Worth

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Outside a Taco Bell restaurant in Warren, Mich., early Thursday, supporters of the push by fast-food workers to raise the minimum wage were marching. Jessica J. Trevino/MCT/Landov hide caption

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