Matt Erickson of the Brainerd Dispatch in Brainerd, MN has written an interesting article profiling some fast food workers in his town.
For the past 13-1/2 years, save for an 18-month break, Bakkila has been employed at Burger King in west Brainerd. Outside of managerial duties she has handled every aspect of the job - cashier, cook, prep and maintenance. She has worked with five of her seven children at Burger King.
Though not her full-time job - she also works at Wal-Mart Supercenter in Baxter - Bakkila has no plans of quitting her work at Burger King. The job provides a second income and, more importantly to Bakkila, a second family.