In-N-Out Burger is an institution in the western United States, a highly-respected company that treats its employees remarkably well for a fast food establishment. But when 1500 people show up to apply for 30 $10-an-hour jobs (#s unconfirmed but found in the comments to the article), it tells you something about the state of affairs in working class America.
The help at In-N-Out is usually comprised of fresh-faced kids anywhere from 16 to perhaps, maybe, 25 years old, but when I saw this article I immediately wondered how many of the applicants are unemployed working class -- or even professional class -- adults?
A job at In-N-Out. That's what it's come to.