It's actually this way in most jobs. Even higher paying positions. If you are a hard worker who does a good job, then you are going to be asked to take on more and more responsibility... The only thing you can really do is continue to ask for more money every time you are asked to take on a new responsibility, but that really only goes so far... It's the rat race... you could try working for yourself, but it's hard to get something like that started
Probably. I think there are some genuinely nice bosses out there who value good workers and treat them well, but I wish more could see the benefits. Personally, every one I've known in fast food has hated it for the reasons I mentioned. I've never worked in fast food so idk. I'm sure that it happens in many different places, but it's still frustrating and wrong imo. Especially when it comes to something like fast food where the employees are often interacting with customers, idk why they'd want them to be so miserable. I've seen so many people screwed over. I just don't get why bosses see that, yeah it may save them some money, but it will ultimately break down the few good employees that are actually there, and they'll be left with the awful ones.
My company does employee appreciation banquets, does raffles pretty often where you can win sports/concert/events tickets, actual perks to being employee of the month, yearly bonus checks for every employee (as long as they've been there for over a month), etc. As a result, most employees have a good attitude and actually want to participate and help out. Sure, there are still a few bad apples, but for the most part I think it really benefits the customers and the business. When employees don't hate their jobs and their lives, they do their jobs better. I just get so frustrated sometimes at sucky bosses haha.