Tale of a Super Bowl concession worker

Check out today's outstanding piece in Slate, subtitled "What it’s like making less than $13 an hour to serve $13 beers at one of the biggest games on Earth." It covers not only the author's experience behind the counter, but also the economics of stadium financing and the extraordinary lengths to which many of the concession workers went to get this job — not because it's the Super Bowl, but because it's a job. The author also chronicles wage-and-hour violations, including unpaid time for riding company transit to and from the stadium and the lack of legally-required breaks in a workday that ending up lasting 16 hours. The author estimates that his unpaid wages would have made him enough to buy him a Peyton Manning official Super Bowl jersey. Here's the story.

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