In the book, "Fast Food Nation" Eric Schlosser, gives abundance
on information about the Dark- side of an all American Meal. Scholsser
views the fast food industry from a Functionalist perspective and in
some points and conflict perspective also. I chose both because the
functionalist had a lot to do with the way these Corporations should
operate. The employee's don't feel like there being treated equal.
Schlosser gives details on how The Fast Food industry embodies the best
and the worst of American capitalist of the 21st century. I will analyze
this discussion from a conflict perspective. His view points are similar
as sociologists Marx and Weber. I happen to agree with him totally on
his point of views. I will be discussing Stratification in the work
environment. How Fast Food has changed is nation Health to high risk
There were tremendous number issues to deal with the social
inequality based on Ethnicity in this book.
McDonald's being the number
one franchising business has a problem with giving there employers
reasonable wages. The income that there employees receive is very low.
These are the lower class working people who can barely make ends meet.
These jobs were basically designed for Teenagers who still live at home
with parents, low skilled workers. The Fast food industry also targets
the immigrants, disabled and the handicapped. They feel because of the
type of environment and poor background they come from that they are
willing to do any thing and take anything. They receive few benefits
from working these jobs. The only thing they offer is free food in most
restaurants. These employees work very long hours every day. Sometimes
they barely make two hundred dollars. Sometimes they don't even make the
two hundred. They learn few skills and a lot...