I find this recent statement by fast-food employers rather annoying. As a retail worker, I know damned well that fast-food workers get shit on. Retail work is hard, but anyone in the business knows food is even harder. Why? Because customers who don’t make much money themselves luxuriate in having someone lower than them to talk down to, and those who DO have income love to act like they are slumming by even eating at such places. They make life complete hell for food-service employees. Now we have short staffed stores all over and people are eating out like crazy. In fact, they have been dining by car ever since the pandemic hit..but, now that they are going back into the stores, they are even more abusive, impatient and unforgiving.
Yeah, remember all that “Front-line workers are our heros” garbage everyone was mouthing only months ago? Yeah, that was just a big fat lie..they never meant it..we know this because workers in food still have 0 health insurance and benefits are nil. Hell, bathroom breaks are nil!
Don’t tell me people don’t want to work. The truth is..the lousy pay going up a $1 or two can’t make people stay where they are constantly treated like shit…and that’s where the issue stands at this moment. Customers and employer’s both just make fast food work completely undesirable..and having it increased two-fold by a re-emerging society from lockdown cannot make that any more apparent! I mean, let’s get real! Fast-food is currently running on extremely low staff and they are trying as hard as they can.. problem is, customers and employer’s still expect the same level of service even though, clearly, workers are stressed out!
I’m just frustrated to see such hard workers being dumped on.