Several months ago an MCC staff member, while picking up an order from a fast-food restaurant, fell into conversation with the shift manager. He was just about done with his 8-hour shift and had worked another 8 hours just before that at another business. People working in the service sector often struggle financially and many work long hours. And the number of people working in the service sector continues to grow. Below find a chart that gives some historical perspective from Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the 21st Century.