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Section 4.1

Review Key Concepts

1. To work in the foodservice industry, one must know how to calculate percentages, make change, and work with weights and measures.

2. A reliable employee is punctual, works his or her full shift, works well without supervision or promoting, takes on extra work when necessary, gets enough rest to work effectively, and maintains good physical and mental health.

3. A leader must use the following resources effectively to be successful: time, energy, money, things, and people.

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4. English Language Arts The flyer should be eye-catching and to the point. It should clearly express the different team jobs available and the skills associated with each job. The skills chosen should match the job description and should be important skills for success in that particular job. Traits may include good attendance, reliability, honesty, and a positive attitude.

5. Mathematics 0.0825 × $86.25 = $7.115625. The sales tax due is $7.12.

Section 4.2

Review Key Concepts

1. Networking sources include family members and relatives, friends and classmates, teachers and mentors, employers and coworkers, and organizations.

2. Print neatly, and use blue or black ink. Read instructions before responding, and try not to make errors. Have important information available. Fill out the application completely. Be truthful.

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3. English Language Arts Answers will vary, but your presentation should include politeness, confidence, and completeness of information given as important behaviors during a job interview. List important qualities such as good grooming and a good attitude.

4. Social Studies While apprenticeships are no longer common in most industries, apprenticeships are still a part of the foodservice industry. In particular, apprenticeship programs can help low income young people who may not be able to afford educational training to gain on-the-job training combined with education without having to enroll in a college or certificate program.

5. Mathematics $12.50/hour × 160 hours = $2,000 for the month. $2,000 × √10 = $2,000/10 = $200 is the total fee.

Section 4.3

Review Key Concepts

1. Workers' compensation requires an employer to provide financial help to cover medical expenses and lost wages when an employee is injured on the job and cannot work.

2. Among the benefits an employer may offer are health and accident insurance, paid vacation, meal discounts, life insurance, disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, and retirement benefits.

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3. English Language Arts Draw on the information from the section to act as responsible employers and employees. Do your best to communicate in a manner that is appropriate to their respective roles.

4. Social Studies Print and Internet resources to research the history and development of one aspect of fair labor practices. Write a short report that describes the development of their chosen subject clearly and concisely. Cite their sources of information.

5. Mathematics Base wages for the week: 38 × $8.75 = $332.50. Total for the week: $332.50 + $326.86 = $659.36. Hourly rate: $659.36 ÷ 38 = $17.35158, rounded to $17.35 per hour.