A McDonald’s customer was going through the drive-thru line when they noticed a plead on their window.
People frequent fast-food restaurants due to their main selling point. They are fast. Due to the ongoing pandemic and other factors, many restaurants are severely understaffed, making “fast” not exactly a consistent option.
Users who commented on the post also signaled that expanded unemployment benefits are another reason why people are choosing not to work.
“They make more money staying home. Why go back?” said one social media user.
Fox News shared an article on the situation this morning.
McDonald’s Asks for Patience
This McDonald’s was getting tired of customers complaining about the service and posted a note in the ordering area. The famous restaurant pleased to guests to have patience during this time.
“We are short staffed,” the note reads in capitalize lettering on yellow paper. “Please be patient with staff that did show up. No one wants to work anymore.”
Y’all, Our McDonald’s is savage AF 😂😂♬ Oh No No No – Music Falcon
The video was uploaded on the social media platform by a user named Brittany Logan. She slowly zooms in on the letter while the song, “Oh No No No” plays over the video. Logan adds to the video the words “say that sis.” She also captions the clip, saying, “Y’all, Our McDonald’s is savage AF.”
Comments Light Up
Other TikTok users who work in the food industry agreed to the note’s statement in the comment section. One explained their situation, saying, “It’s sad because it’s true. We’ve been trying to hire people at our restaurant, and no one wants to work.”
On the other hand, some restaurants and fast-food chains are booming. One user revealed the current climate at Starbuck.
“We’re so busy at my Starbucks that people are quitting… and one girl got hired and walked out on the job because of how busy we are.”
While the comments were polarizing, another TikTok user noted work conditions, saying that was the issue.
“Maybe if (the restaurants) pay good and respect their employees and think that they are actually humans, (the workers) will stay.”
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “the unemployment rate in April 2020 increased by 10.3 percentage points to 14.7 percent. This is the highest rate and the largest over-the-month increase in the history of the data.”
As of April 2, 2021 unemployment rate in the US was at 6 percent. That is down .2 percent from March 26, 2021.