September 29, 2013

Almost None of Them Get A’s

1 Fast-Food Workers Grade Their Franchises

Fast-food chains have been rated, ranked and evaluated for taste, nutrition, safety and other qualities by customers and scientists, but they are also less publicly ranked by their employees using such criteria as working conditions and rewards for performance. The current ratings appear on Glassdoor.com, and the majority score within a range of 2.8 to 3.2 out of a possible maximum of 5. The giant chains -- McDonald's, Subway, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Burger King, Wendy's, Arby's and KFC, for example -- all score between 2.9 and 3.1. At the low end are Shake Shack (2.0), Souper Salad (2.2) and Bob's Giant Burgers (2.3); among the highest ranked are Pizza King (4.2) and In-N-Out Burger (4.1). How closely the scores match overall employee attitudes is unclear. Over 770 chains are rated.

More at Glassdoor.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Tags: Fast Food Chains, Fast Food Ratings, Fast Food Workers, Restaurants Graded by Employees, Rankings of Fast Food Franchises

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80% Benefit from Booze

2 Elderly Tipplers Are Mentally Sharper

Almost 80 percent of elderly people who have a drink or two daily have more resilient learning skills and better memory performance as a result than their abstaining peers, according to a long-term study of volunteers now in their late 60's and older. The exceptions are the 22 percent of people who carry a gene called APOE e4 which is linked to Alzheimer's. In their case, alcohol impacts learning and memory negatively. Among the luckier 78 percent, the memory and learning improvement are greatest for those who consume seven to 14 alcoholic drinks per week. The results are derived from an extended study that began in 1948 and followed participants from mid-life to extreme old age. Alcohol's anti-inflammatory properties may be the key in delaying dementia and mental decline.

More at Dailymail.co.uk | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Alcohol May Fight Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tags: Alcohol and Dementia, Alcohol and the Elderly, Alcohol and Memory, Benefits of Alcohol, Drinking After Age 60

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