Posted by: three-sheets
I wanna know where all the service workers went.
In my small town, retailers and food service are struggling to stay open due to lack of staff and its not like there are better jobs to go to.
Im even having a hard time finding qualified candidates for really good paying jobs.
According to this it’s mostly white collar support jobs. Most servers can walk into a job as a Executive assistant, secretary, office manager and not have to deal with the inconsistent scheduling and wages, wear and tear in the body, late hours and high levels of bullshit that comes with serving the public. Lines up with what I know of my staff that have moved on.
I know chiefs and cooks that have gotten back on the tools if they have a trade, many of them won’t come back. This is also a normal pattern but amplified by how bad the rest biz has been and how good the building biz is right now.
Fast casual is taking over in the rest biz, already was with costs skyrocketing and prices getting up there but COVID has just pushed things along I think. I’m probably going to switch to more counter service plus food runners in the next year or so.