Why People Don’t Stay In Restaurant Jobs

Republicans blame unemployment benefits, but there’s a simpler reason: the jobs are hard and they don’t pay great.

Huffington Post

By Arthur Delaney
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Jami Janes worked in restaurants for 30 years before COVID-19 struck the U.S. and even put in a few shifts over the last year when her former boss needed a hand. 

But now that the end of the pandemic is in sight, Janes is considering whether she wants to go back to restaurant work. 

“I realized, at 54, it’s a brutal lifestyle,” she said.

Restaurants are clamoring for workers as more people return to indoor dining, and Republicans have made the industry’s hiring woes Exhibit A in their argument that unemployment benefits keep people from taking jobs. 

Publish : 2021-05-27 09:39:00

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