Listening to Music While Working At Fast Food Jobs

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about music  and food prep:

This question is about the whole productivity vs. listening to music question. I was wondering if you knew of any studies relating to food preparation jobs or more specifically fast food jobs.

Signed, Whistling While I Work

Dear Whistling While I Work:

I’m sorry, I don’t know of any specific studies about fast food restaurants and listening to music. I assume you’re referring to personal headsets not the overhead music that is heard in many fast food places anyway. We do have a number of questions about this in our archives, but many are in warehouse or similar settings. In addition, many are older and our opinions, as well as the opinions of some others, have changed somewhat about listening to personal music devices at work.

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