Report shows that for shift workers, schedule uncertainty destroys peace of mind

Feb 3, 2022
It also means they can't always make enough to cover basic costs.
Women and workers of color are more likely to work in the service sector and feel the effects of last-minute schedule changes. Above, fast food workers prepare tortillas in a Texas restaurant.
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Unpredictable schedules are part of the retail gig but new policies could change that

Jun 13, 2019
But there are budding efforts to give hourly workers in those fields more dependable hours.
Many retail and service workers have to work night shifts and then return to work the next morning, dubbed "clopening."
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