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originally posted by: JIMC5499
Little pay? Where are you at? Restaurants around my area are starting people out at $14 - $17 an hour.
originally posted by: JAGStorm
Well the stuff is hitting the fan where I live.
Restaurants absolutely can’t find workers, so they have dug deep, deep, so deep at the bottom of the barrel.
The few people working these jobs now have negative customer service skills, look scary, and do not put up with any bull crap from people.
To be honest many of them look like ex cons.
The Karens in my area, and there’s a lot of them, are losing their crap. Every single day there is a new rant. There was a lady ranting that she had to wait too long on the phone for a togo order and when she went to the restaurant to complain, the worker was “rude” for saying call corporate they were operating with only TWO workers!
I find it hilarious. These people are the reason why teenagers (and adults) don’t want to work fast food. Who wants to deal with these entitled rotten customers? I did my time in my early years, and honestly I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy. I actually think customers are much worse now. I would seriously slap a Karen or Ken now.
I’m going out of my way to be extra nice to anyone in customer service these days. I am also leery of restaurants these days. There are not enough workers, so where are they cutting corners? Makes me wonder about food safety!
Patience has gone the way of the dodo bird. I mentioned in another thread about waiting in a long check-out line in the evening last week, and my hubs grumbling about it. I'd mentioned (to paraphrase & sum it up here) that waiting and DIY is now the New Normal, because everyone's sick of catering to Karens. It ruffled the feathers of a Karen behind us, made an offended mouth noise, but to her credit (I guess) kept anything further to herself.
The problem is customers are not willing to pay what it cost to run these businesses now.
originally posted by: Khaleesi
a reply to: JIMC5499
IKR. $14-17 an hour. Where I live, your average CNA makes less than that. New LPNs make a little more than that but not by much. These are people that are taking care of your elderly relatives. Are we really in a world where fast food workers make as much as or more than people that have to maintain a certification or license?