Labor shortage

September 20, 2021

Restaurant’s entire staff quits, leaves note in window

The entire staff at a Barberitos in Macon, Georgia, quit at once, leaving customers a note explaining their reasoning on the restaurant’s front entrance.

“Store is closed. Whole staff as quit do to under pay an lack of appreciation. We have worked 7 days a week for the past month and barely any time off. We are so sorry and love you all! old Barbs family, out,” the note read.

WGXA, a local station, reported signs advertising open positions, and temporary hours replaced the resignation letter.

A spokesperson told the outlet that the allegations of the seven-day work weeks were untrue.

“Unfortunately, a local restaurateur uniformly hired away six of our employees at the same time,” the spokesperson said.

According to the US Bureau of Labor and Statistics, service industry employment dropped by around 42,000 workers in August.


Entire staff of restaurant quits, posts sign in window explaining why

September 3, 2021

Amazon recruits marijuana users amid delivery driver shortage

Amazon is urging its delivery partners to no longer screen applicants for marijuana use, according to Bloomberg.

Amazon says that the new policy can potentially boost applicants by 400%, though they don’t provide a source for that statistic. Additionally, they say that screening for marijuana use diminishes the number of prospective workers by 30%.

Some delivery partners are hesitant to comply with the 420-friendly request due to safety and liability concerns.

“If one of my drivers crashes and kills someone and tests positive for marijuana, that’s my problem, not Amazon’s,” an anonymous delivery partner said.

Amazon, which has been lobbying for federal legalization, announced in June that it was no longer screening applicants for marijuana. However, that doesn’t mean you’re allowed to toke up before a shift.

“If a delivery associate is impaired at work and tests positive post-accident or due to reasonable suspicion, that person would no longer be permitted to perform services for Amazon,” a spokeswoman said.


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