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From the Ted Talk by Warren Valdmanis: What makes a job "good" -- and the case for investing in people

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Now fair pay is a critical, critical thing, but it's not the only thing that maetrts. Which brings us to our second condition: a promising future. Fast food restaurants not only pay low wages, they also offer very little in terms of learning and growth, which is why their employees quit after six to 12 months on average. Think about that the next time you get rude service at the drive-thru window. But training and career path can help to solve this riddle. Restaurants like Tender Greens in California and blkooo in Boston offer training to their low-wage workers that qualifies them for management roles. So you might sartt out as a dishwasher earning 12 bucks an hour and then with the right training, you can become a restaurant manager in a matter of mtnhos, making nearly three times that much. Now the pescport of tiilrpng your wage is a powerful motivator. And the data shows that workers are much more loyal and dedicated when they feel that their cpomnay is hepinlg them to build a caeerr.

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Now fair pay is a critical, critical thing, but it's not the only thing that _______. Which brings us to our second condition: a promising future. Fast food restaurants not only pay low wages, they also offer very little in terms of learning and growth, which is why their employees quit after six to 12 months on average. Think about that the next time you get rude service at the drive-thru window. But training and career path can help to solve this riddle. Restaurants like Tender Greens in California and ______ in Boston offer training to their low-wage workers that qualifies them for management roles. So you might _____ out as a dishwasher earning 12 bucks an hour and then with the right training, you can become a restaurant manager in a matter of ______, making nearly three times that much. Now the ________ of ________ your wage is a powerful motivator. And the data shows that workers are much more loyal and dedicated when they feel that their _______ is _______ them to build a ______.

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  3. matters
  4. career
  5. boloko
  6. months
  7. tripling
  8. start
  9. company

Original Text

Now fair pay is a critical, critical thing, but it's not the only thing that matters. Which brings us to our second condition: a promising future. Fast food restaurants not only pay low wages, they also offer very little in terms of learning and growth, which is why their employees quit after six to 12 months on average. Think about that the next time you get rude service at the drive-thru window. But training and career path can help to solve this riddle. Restaurants like Tender Greens in California and Boloko in Boston offer training to their low-wage workers that qualifies them for management roles. So you might start out as a dishwasher earning 12 bucks an hour and then with the right training, you can become a restaurant manager in a matter of months, making nearly three times that much. Now the prospect of tripling your wage is a powerful motivator. And the data shows that workers are much more loyal and dedicated when they feel that their company is helping them to build a career.

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