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PimpTrickGangstaClik
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"Are you seeing product shortages, price increases, short staffing issues..."
Thu Oct-07-21 09:06 AM by PimpTrickGangstaClik

          

I rolled into the chick-fil-a drive thru yesterday. Line was LONG. But it's always long, so I didn't give it a second thought. There's usually like 10 employees working like air traffic control to keep things moving.

This time, we weren't moving though. They only had one dude out there handling all the cars. I noticed people trying to go inside but get hit with a locked door. They close the dining room at 6pm so they can focus on the drive thru I guess.

I ain't never thought Chick-fil-A would get hit like this. Don't they pay kids like $20 a hour?


I also notice that I can't find at least three things on my list when I go grocery shopping nowadays. Basic stuff like chicken or juice.

And my gyro man increased his price from $8 to $10. Said he was losing money on every sandwich.

What's it like in your neck of the woods.

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Happenings with a lot of eateries.
Oct 07th 2021
1
Wawa was out of soda
Oct 07th 2021
2
seeing???...how about SAW and STILL seeing...this was entirety of 2021
Oct 07th 2021
3
uh, right
Oct 07th 2021
31
Fast food is definitely short-staffed.
Oct 07th 2021
4
I did a repeat order for Chipotle via the Grubhub app recently
Oct 07th 2021
16
      nahhh they did you dirty.
Oct 07th 2021
22
Lot of fast food closed by late afternoon.. out of most menu items..
Oct 07th 2021
5
Drive thru at Cook Out was loooong af
Oct 07th 2021
6
People want to work, these employers don't want to pay
Oct 07th 2021
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      I’m seeing all types of bonuses but with stipulations
Oct 07th 2021
18
When did McDonalds become self service?
Oct 07th 2021
7
all of the above
Oct 07th 2021
8
not seeing any issues in my area
Oct 07th 2021
10
I’m seeing supply shortages at my work for things needed to get jobs d...
Oct 07th 2021
11
yes to all of that.
Oct 07th 2021
12
Yosemite had many fewer workers
Oct 07th 2021
13
Happening all over the place...where it impacts me
Oct 07th 2021
14
Labor shortages, anyone have any theories or reasons for it?
Oct 07th 2021
15
All of the above but the one thing that would fix it is $$$$
Oct 07th 2021
20
      My work did this for labor...
Oct 11th 2021
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i'm not seeing it as much as seeing it being talked about
Oct 07th 2021
17
Mostly the price increases and short staffing
Oct 07th 2021
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Chickfila service is in the gutter rn.
Oct 07th 2021
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In N Out service is still great
Oct 07th 2021
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      InNOut need to come to NC and show em how its done then
Oct 07th 2021
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      They STILL got full ass crew.. that why no doubt
Oct 07th 2021
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Signs asking to be patient and nice to the workers
Oct 07th 2021
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They make it hard sometimes though! They still have to give decent
Oct 07th 2021
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      RE: They make it hard sometimes though! They still have to give decent
Oct 07th 2021
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      the difference is we are in a pandemic
Oct 11th 2021
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      you will be even more irritated next week when you have to wait longer.....
Oct 07th 2021
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Inflation is real. Gas is almost $5 / gallon (N. California)
Oct 07th 2021
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isn’t that the usual price for gas in Cali?
Oct 08th 2021
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      Absolutely not lol
Oct 15th 2021
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my local Chick-fil-A is still on it but overall the restaurant industry....
Oct 07th 2021
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Yep. Very prevalent in my industry.nm
Oct 07th 2021
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chip shortage has trickled down to high school XC races
Oct 08th 2021
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Raising Cane’s sends corporate employees to work at restaurants
Oct 08th 2021
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School bus drivers and after school care
Oct 08th 2021
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"a few hours early twice a week"? If I can leave early for happy hour or...
Oct 08th 2021
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      why do childless people think kids are an excuse to go party?
Oct 08th 2021
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      are hiring processes & salaries based on if you have a child or not?
Oct 11th 2021
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           caregiving consideration in general needs to be upped...
Oct 11th 2021
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           In some areas schools / after-school care are running reduced hours
Oct 15th 2021
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      THIS ^^^ was the point I was making in the FLUIDJ post!!!
Oct 11th 2021
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TP is out at Costco again. Teacher&Sub shortages at the district I work ...
Oct 08th 2021
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Vinyl album manufacturing biggest backlog ever
Oct 08th 2021
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I'm pretty sure that has more to do with one of the major plants...
Oct 08th 2021
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      It's multi-fold.
Oct 11th 2021
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Man, these fast food mgrs are going through it
Oct 11th 2021
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I went to Chipotle recently and kid said “ok. What do you want?”
Oct 11th 2021
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I asked for 50/50 coke fruit punch the 16 yr old with braces
Oct 11th 2021
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I heard not one "my pleasure" at Chick Fil a. I got the Popeyes treatmen...
Oct 11th 2021
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These kids don’t want to work in fast food anymore
Oct 11th 2021
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      Kids NEVER wanted to work in fast food. I hated it LOL
Oct 11th 2021
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           lol yep - a mall job was PREMIUM. You had made it at that point.
Oct 11th 2021
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           RE: lol yep - a mall job was PREMIUM. You had made it at that point.
Oct 11th 2021
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           RE: Kids NEVER wanted to work in fast food. I hated it LOL
Oct 11th 2021
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                All good homie...some good points
Oct 11th 2021
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                     Oh this is FACTS.
Oct 11th 2021
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Impacting upscale restaurants too...
Oct 11th 2021
46
its frustrating but what can you do?
Oct 11th 2021
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      Exactly. At this point it's a matter of doing more things for ourselves
Oct 11th 2021
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      It really is a gamble. Some stressed out, overworked, undertrained folks...
Oct 11th 2021
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not to post jack
Oct 11th 2021
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RE: not to post jack
Oct 11th 2021
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RE: not to post jack
Oct 11th 2021
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I worked at a small San Diego amusement park in high school
Oct 11th 2021
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RE: I worked at a small San Diego amusement park in high school
Oct 11th 2021
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Six Flags took my friends every summer.
Oct 14th 2021
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the one by my house (which is near two universities) had a sign
Oct 11th 2021
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we are to blame as well
Oct 11th 2021
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right that's why a lot of smaller local restaurants have steered away...
Oct 11th 2021
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yeah that is what I was holding back from saying
Oct 13th 2021
74
Winter is coming.
Oct 12th 2021
72
I was just on a work email thread with folks complaining about the...
Oct 12th 2021
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RE: I was just on a work email thread with folks complaining about the....
Oct 15th 2021
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As far as staffing
Oct 14th 2021
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1. "Happenings with a lot of eateries."
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Went to a pizza shop and they closed early because of it.

Also with home improvement stuff. Went to Lowe’s multiple times for a storm door to finally get someone working that department. And then the wait til the end of this month to actually get the door.

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2. "Wawa was out of soda"
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Just struck me as odd…probably the 4th sign of the apocalypse
Random weekday morning…cooler was damn near empty
I don’t even drink soda
$hit was weird
Probably a combination of staff shortage and supply issues

I’m also hearing a lot of home improvement/renovation supplies are running short
We had a tornado touch down in the area about a month ago
Drywall is hard to get

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Thu Oct-07-21 09:44 AM

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3. "seeing???...how about SAW and STILL seeing...this was entirety of 2021"
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basically...
at least in the construction industry.



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31. "uh, right"
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4. "Fast food is definitely short-staffed."
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Taco Bell is normally my late night move after getting out of the movies. The first one I go to is just completely closed, ghost town on a Saturday night. I go out of my way to get to another one on my way home and lose about an hour stuck in the drive-thru. I get to the window and the hand-written sign is like “We out of ALL sodas, nacho cheese, ground beef, sour cream, and tortillas.” I order what’s left out of that combo of missing shit, and dude in the window is basically in there solo-dolo.

I ordered Chipotle for lunch last week, through the app and thought I was gonna swoop through the pickup lane and go back home. The line is wrapped around the building, so I was like, “I’m tacky as fuck, but I’ll go in to not have to wait in line.” All the doors are locked. So, I lost 30+ minutes in this DT because I can’t cancel my order on the app.

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16. "I did a repeat order for Chipotle via the Grubhub app recently "
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thinking that it would re-select all my choices. That didn’t happen. It was supposed to be a chicken burrito bowl. My food was delivered and in the bag was a bowl that had like 12 chucks of chicken in it, with a top on it. No rice of any kind. No beans, no veggies - 12 chucks of chicken in a bowl with a top on it! So I had to drive over there (looking wild and crazy and sweaty after a workout) and I flat out refused to stand in line. I walked right up to the register and just started talking to any and all employees who made eye contact even if they didn’t maintain it until someone came over. She was like “the order came through with no specific selections.” I was like “I didn’t pay $8 for chucks of chicken! A burrito bowl is supposed to come with protein, rice, and veggies. Y’all could have called -“ which, I realize they were too busy to do, “ y’all could have given me something!”

I don’t order Chipotle anymore.

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22. "nahhh they did you dirty."
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5. "Lot of fast food closed by late afternoon.. out of most menu items.."
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..dunkin donuts randomly closed some days because they have no one to work

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6. "Drive thru at Cook Out was loooong af"
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so I parked and tried to order at the walk up window and the manager said it would be at least a half hour at the window due to short staff

My wife went to Burger king yesterday and said it was so nasty she threw it away.. and the order was all types of wrong

Went to a nice restaurant on Sunday for my bday and they said it was a 20 minute way inside and the outside was “full” even though they only had people at one table and the rest were empty. When we were seated the place was half empty. WTF??? Realized they simply don’t have the staff for a full restaurant.

Went to PA to visit family. Hotel said they were short staffed so you had to request new towels and cleaning service at check in because they no longer provide daily service.


Everywhere is hiring… but either people refuse to work under these conditions or these companies are putting up signs but aren’t hiring to save money.

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9. "People want to work, these employers don't want to pay"
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Thu Oct-07-21 11:49 AM by shygurl

  

          

A lot of the industries that complain about dire staffing have not adequately adjusted their pay in reflection to this post-covid, low staffing world.

To me it's a supply vs demand issue, and jobs don't want to acknowledge that if you want to hire you have to be realistic about the state of the labor market. Low applicants/low staffing should force pressure on your salaries and it's not happening at a rate commensurate to their need.

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18. "I’m seeing all types of bonuses but with stipulations"
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$1,000 hiring bonus….if you stay for 6 months.

knowing damn well they will let you go before that bonus kicks in.

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7. "When did McDonalds become self service?"
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They got rid of most registers and wtf.

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8. "all of the above"
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10. "not seeing any issues in my area"
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11. "I’m seeing supply shortages at my work for things needed to get jobs d..."
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Also, a subway near my job has reduced hours and is closed Sunday and Monday due ri staff shortages.

I asked the manager how many employees are typically needed at his Subway and he said it is usually him plus 6 for a fully staffed Subway. Right now it is him plus 2 and one of those two were about to quite.

  

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12. "yes to all of that."
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The product and supplies shortages got me concerned for what heating bills are going to look like this winter.

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13. "Yosemite had many fewer workers"
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Both times I went to Yosemite this year there have been worker shortages so the restaurants are opening later, closing earlier, or just not open. The Starbucks by the lodge was closed all days I was there.

I found out because of COVID they could not bunk multiple people into a cabin - so they just have less housing. And they had a massive Covid outbreak from workers throwing parties.

As for the park itself - it was wonderful. They required reservations to enter so it was about 50% less people there than the other times I visited.

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14. "Happening all over the place...where it impacts me "
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directly has been in the school system. The schools are having huge issues getting bus drivers, enough that there are daily delays more than an hour. My kids don't ride the bus - I drop them off. But there's been a domino effect with way more parents dropping off kids, and the dropoff/pickup lines have been off the HOOK. Like if you aren't one of the early cars, you might be waiting 45-60 minutes. Last week one of the parents in the line had their car battery die.

Same issue with before/after school care, they had to have a hard limit on the number of kids they could take. They've been begging for volunteers to supervise at lunch. Really hard to get substitute teachers.

In many of these cases we're talking about people who used to do this work as either a second job, or as supplemental income during retirement, or while in school. With the pandemic those folks had time to reevaluate and prioritize what is most important to them, and they are placing higher value on their time.

I can say the same thing for me - my full time job is managing accounting consultants, but before the pandemic I played music on the weekends, typically earning an additional 30k or so as a second job. Pandemic hits and music gigs went away in 2020, and for the first time in 15 years I was actually home with my family on weekends. I also was able to put more focus on my day job, and have been promoted twice in the last 18 months which made up for the $$$ I used to get playing music. Gigs came back earlier this year, and I let that go completely - subbed everything out to the full time musician friends I have.

  

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15. "Labor shortages, anyone have any theories or reasons for it? "
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Obviously pay is an issue but I’m seeing a lot of fast food and retail raising their hourly wages to $15-20 starting in my area.

I think the labor shortage is due to 5 things:

1. Baby boomers finally fully retiring.

2. Work place safety due to Covid, people don’t want to go back to work and catch covid.

3. 700,000 dead, lost a lot of working age adults due to Covid deaths.

4. Immigration (both legal and illegal) restrictions and crack down from 16 to present has greatly reduced potential low wage workers.

5. Lack of good pay and benefits

  

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20. "All of the above but the one thing that would fix it is $$$$"
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The big companies don't want to pay though they could with no major loss.

The mid companies are hoping things break within 12 months or they are going to have to make harder decisions.

The small companies can't afford to pay more so they are stuck.

But I'd venture to say, if the larger companies paid more (as they should be after 40 yrs of suppressed wages) work shortages would decrease drastically.

My job is heavy on recruiting and the only departments where I'm making consistent progress are the ones who have been granted budgets to pay at market or managers who are willing to hire entry level and train vs experienced. I've already told managers, expect 6-12 month hiring processes if you don't do something different (lower expectations, hire young/low experience, beg senior management for more money).

This won't be temporary. COVID turned the lights on to America's employment roaches. People who could barely get by started doing better with UI + Gov't bonuses too it and they are like "nah, I'm not accepting less than that" now. Rightly so IMO.

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47. "My work did this for labor..."
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Raises came earlier than scheduled for nurses.

Raises came earlier than scheduled for all other staff (nurses got it a month earlier.)

EVERY non-manager's seasonal bonus, usually around $300 (net), went to $2000 (gross.)

They are throwing money at the problem, and while it's not a TON of money it's definitely noticeable.

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17. "i'm not seeing it as much as seeing it being talked about"
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not saying it's not a thing, but outside of maybe the store being occasionally out of something, its not anything I'm noticing

i went to Chick fil a saturday for the first time in like a year, and it was the same situation as always there.. Long ass drive-thru line that i got through in about 2 minutes.

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19. "Mostly the price increases and short staffing"
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Haven't been seeing as much product shortage for everyday items. The microchip shortage is definitely effecting the way my job does business.

Price increases have been hitting hard since the pandemic started. Definitely haven't gone away, especially when buying groceries. We spend considerably more than we used to.

Short-staffing has hugely effected the restaurant industry around. I can't speak on fast food spots, but it's definitely still hitting sit-down restaurants. Almost everyone has reduced their hours and close on days that they used to be open. Some aren't doing lunch anymore. Favorite Chinese spot still is take-out only. Another spot I really like has raised prices, reduced staff to where it's just immediate family members, and serves everything with disposable plates, cups, and utensils. But the food is still great so IDGAF.

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21. "Chickfila service is in the gutter rn."
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Thu Oct-07-21 02:22 PM by BrooklynWHAT

  

          

thats how you know it's real out here.
take about 30 mins to go through the drive through.

Local Bojangles are just out of supremes. Not "pull up and wait 5 mins"
they are OUT.

prices on everything are going up little by little.

the supply chain is fucked to all hell and i dont see it getting back to normal until 2023 just from what i've seen in the apparel industry. we are still working around factory closures and all kind of shit. we arent introducing much new product either because we don't have any sort of guarantee of an in-hands date.

strap in we got at least another 18 months

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23. "In N Out service is still great "
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24. "InNOut need to come to NC and show em how its done then"
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cause this is a damn shame

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26. "They STILL got full ass crew.. that why no doubt"
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25. "Signs asking to be patient and nice to the workers"
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Because everyone is so short staffed so be nice to the ones who did show up and are working

  

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27. "They make it hard sometimes though! They still have to give decent"
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service or customers are still going to get irritated. Last week I snapped at someone because he was being dismissive and I apologized profusely but he didn’t have to treat me like tat in the first place. I am sure he was already having a rough day when I entered the situation but he was of no “service” to me until I lost it and he saw I wasn’t going to just accept any answer.

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28. "RE: They make it hard sometimes though! They still have to give decent"
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>service or customers are still going to get irritated. Last
>week I snapped at someone because he was being dismissive and
>I apologized profusely but he didn’t have to treat me like
>tat in the first place. I am sure he was already having a
>rough day when I entered the situation but he was of no
>“service” to me until I lost it and he saw I wasn’t
>going to just accept any answer.


Trust me I feel the same way. The works that ARE on grounds have this..attitude...like be glad Im here or new to the wok force and do not know anything uscg about customer service. Things are different with this new generation of first time workers etc.

  

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43. "the difference is we are in a pandemic"
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I’m getting really irritated at people acting like we are in normal times

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32. "you will be even more irritated next week when you have to wait longer....."
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because he quit lol

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29. "Inflation is real. Gas is almost $5 / gallon (N. California)"
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clothes, food, etc. everything is going up. I get that demand is sky high and there are supply chain problems, but I hope things stabilize soon.

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36. "isn’t that the usual price for gas in Cali?"
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79. "Absolutely not lol"
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Usually ~$4 per gallon. Which is still nuts -- but a ~25% increase is even crazier than usual.

I found this site that shows statewide averages over time:
https://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=PET&s=EMM_EPMR_PTE_SCA_DPG&f=W

Bay area is higher than what's shown here but the statewide 2021 number is higher than the 2019 number. I think you have to disregard the 2020 number, IIRC there were some weird things happening in the oil market and price / barrel went negative for a while.

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30. "my local Chick-fil-A is still on it but overall the restaurant industry...."
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is struggling to find employees with people making more than minimum wage drawing unemployment

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33. "Yep. Very prevalent in my industry.nm"
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34. "chip shortage has trickled down to high school XC races"
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this is probably the least important example of this phenomenon, but I thought it was pretty funny when they started mentioning it in coaches meetings this year. most chip-timed races in the past did include a note in passing that they wanted the chips back at the end, but they're going REALLY heavy on that this year and lately, more races are using an actual camera finish - which is kind of a pain for XC.

anyhow, i kind of liked that intruding on one of the dumber parts of my dumb little life. even a bunch of sticky teenagers shuffling around a giant, grassy, suburban park while their rich parents clap aimlessly are impacted by production and supply chain issues. world is a big, weird, and connected place.

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35. "Raising Cane’s sends corporate employees to work at restaurants "
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https://complex.com/life/raising-canes-sends-corporate-to-work-restaurants-amid-staff-shortages?utm_campaign=complexmag&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR1mQb2WuPfzorxyEvlTk_zzXM9pQfGWcxcFguEdDPc7lsMhzIAGTYV1iqE

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37. "School bus drivers and after school care"
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Still can’t find after school care that will pick up my kids from
school.

My coworker has a 5 year old that gets out of school at 4PM and has to ride 3 hours until he gets dropped off at his bus stop.

He refused to get on the bus this morning.


and my other coworkers are still on some “you still haven’t found a solution for your kids?

Nigga.. have y’all found a solution for the chip shortage backing up firewall orders? No!!! Well aiight then. If yall cant deal with me leaving a few hours early twice a week then do what you gotta do.

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41. ""a few hours early twice a week"? If I can leave early for happy hour or..."
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have LONG lunches that last all afternoon a couple times a week its cool.

People kill me thinking their decision to have children gives them regular special work privilidges.

>Still can’t find after school care that will pick up my
>kids from
>school.
>
>My coworker has a 5 year old that gets out of school at 4PM
>and has to ride 3 hours until he gets dropped off at his bus
>stop.
>
>He refused to get on the bus this morning.
>
>
>and my other coworkers are still on some “you still
>haven’t found a solution for your kids?
>
>Nigga.. have y’all found a solution for the chip shortage
>backing up firewall orders? No!!! Well aiight then. If yall
>cant deal with me leaving a few hours early twice a week then
>do what you gotta do.
>
>

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42. "why do childless people think kids are an excuse to go party?"
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l dont give a fuck where my coworkers are or if they leave early.

but yeah.. I immediate go to happy hour with my kids since there is a shortage of after school care right now.

fucking weirdo.. smh.

there is nothing regular about what is happening in 2021. You are the same one who will ask about the pandemic as soon as you see a full stadium but then turn around and
act like parents chose to have kids knowing their was a pandemic coming



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56. "are hiring processes & salaries based on if you have a child or not?"
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65. "caregiving consideration in general needs to be upped..."
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whether it is for your children, parent, spouse/partner, or just single self-care (ie happy hour)

parents often lead the way, but everyone should have unapologetic flex time off

  

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78. "In some areas schools / after-school care are running reduced hours"
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If you (who I assume are kidless) need to leave work early to handle a personal commitment I have no issue with that.

I don't understand why kidless people have an issue with parents leaving early to manage childcare obligations that are directly caused by the pandemic (the reduced school and childcare hours).

I get the "I might be working more hours" argument -- the solution isn't to penalize the parents instead it should be to level the field.

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68. "THIS ^^^ was the point I was making in the FLUIDJ post!!!"
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!!!!

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38. "TP is out at Costco again. Teacher&Sub shortages at the district I work ..."
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39. "Vinyl album manufacturing biggest backlog ever"
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9-10 month turnaround for some places. Others not even taking orders until 2022.

  

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40. "I'm pretty sure that has more to do with one of the major plants..."
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...burning down. And I think the shortage of material pre-dates the pandemic. And even before the pandemic, priority was being given to Record Store Day releases/reissues.

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48. "It's multi-fold."
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It's covid and personnel restrictions on factories. It's a shortage on materials. It's the loss of a couple plants recently. It's the massive surge in demand. And it's the plants that do exist, prioritizing records from major label artists and RSD above all else.

This is the best article I've seen on the issues. It was sent out by an artist when their record, supposed to have been shipped out last month, got hit with a 5 month delay. Earlier in September, he said he was relatively confident the record would go out in Sept as expected on the pre-order from April.

https://investmentmonitor.ai/analysis/vinyl-shortage-production-major-labels

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44. " Man, these fast food mgrs are going through it"
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Seems like every shift is a disaster.

  

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45. "I went to Chipotle recently and kid said “ok. What do you want?”"
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None of the usual guiding questions like....”white or brown rice?” “Black beans or pinto?” “What kind of protein?”

Just....”what do you want?” Lol.

He spilled peppers and onions all over the counter, got quac on his gloved hand and the outside of the bowl. He was a trainwreck.

I didn’t actually care. But I recognized it.

  

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54. "I asked for 50/50 coke fruit punch the 16 yr old with braces "
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Looked at me like I just "fell off the moon"-(c) Bin

lol


>None of the usual guiding questions like....”white or brown
>rice?” “Black beans or pinto?” “What kind of
>protein?”
>
>Just....”what do you want?” Lol.
>
>He spilled peppers and onions all over the counter, got quac
>on his gloved hand and the outside of the bowl. He was a
>trainwreck.
>
>I didn’t actually care. But I recognized it.

  

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49. "I heard not one "my pleasure" at Chick Fil a. I got the Popeyes treatmen..."
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53. "These kids don’t want to work in fast food anymore"
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Working at fast food is quickly becoming the urban equivalent of working out in the agriculture fields. Young kids don’t want these jobs

Also, a lot of these places are scraping the bottom of the barrel in terms of people to employ.

  

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55. "Kids NEVER wanted to work in fast food. I hated it LOL"
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I think to your point, they have (or feel they have) more options and as a result, don't want to work in fast food for any reason. I think the elimination of manual labor type of jobs (e.g. Textiles) being good enough to establish a credible middle class also is a factor. The kids coming up now do not have any other example other than sedentary work so fast food is out. For us, we didn't want to work at Mickey D's but wanted to (legally) get a check. I remember the "luxury" teen job was working at a grocery store or at the mall vs Fast Food, LOL.

  

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57. "lol yep - a mall job was PREMIUM. You had made it at that point."
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59. "RE: lol yep - a mall job was PREMIUM. You had made it at that point."
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>

YES.

I remember thinking about how great-looking so many of the girls/women working in the mall were during my high school years. I never got a mall gig sadly. Somehow I assumed that being up there with them working somehow made me a shoe-in for getting phone numbers and all of htat.

Even in my 20s, I'd fall up in the mall 2-4 times year instead of 2 times a week and still see some powerful ladies up in there. I'd get got at a kiosk once a year with some pretty lady trying to sell me some expensive ass lotion (or some other bullshit I totally didn't need). Haha..they had the right one when got me!

  

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58. "RE: Kids NEVER wanted to work in fast food. I hated it LOL"
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>I think to your point, they have (or feel they have) more
>options and as a result, don't want to work in fast food for
>any reason. I think the elimination of manual labor type of
>jobs (e.g. Textiles) being good enough to establish a credible
>middle class also is a factor. The kids coming up now do not
>have any other example other than sedentary work so fast food
>is out. For us, we didn't want to work at Mickey D's but
>wanted to (legally) get a check. I remember the "luxury" teen
>job was working at a grocery store or at the mall vs Fast
>Food, LOL.

I don't know if this is a post-jack or whatever, but I want to bring this up somewhere:

I don't like that it seems like a bunch of folks think they are 'too good' to be doing what they're doing. And this is an issue to the degree that it is obviously impacting quality of work in hella industries. Fast food/service is among them. I get that some people are more comfy being assholes to someone who is making their food so I see that part of it. But still, I don't appreciate this at all cuz I'm very much not the 'act a fool with someone who is making my food' person ever.

Where is the 'hey, whatever you're doing, that is what you are doing. SO DO IT. DO THE FUCK OUT OF IT! BE GOOD AT IT. You want to do something else!? Okay, figure it out then go do the hell out of that something else then! Now don't put too much salt on them damn fries..you know better than that!'?

Maybe you have already answered it...lots of people are coming from households were manual labor wasn't as much of a thing. And maybe even at the crib, they have landscapers and housekeepers. All of that. And even if it wasn't to that level, kids mostly have siblings, parents, and/or other family members who work office gigs so it doesn't 'look like' they are 'visibly working hard'. So there's a lot less 'my shoulder hurt cuz I was out there working my ass off'. And there's more 'my boss is wack'. Or 'my group is cool but we have to work with another group and they hire anybody over there'. Or 'these sales folks be trippin'. AKA people/work relationship shit.

  

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61. "All good homie...some good points"
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I think you might be on to something here. I think if you look at the class structure, in the 70s/80s/somewhat in the 90s before NAFTA, most of the kids were children of the middle class. What that meant looked different as fuck (teachers, mill workers, dog catchers, etc) but they were able to provide a decent living for the fam. You weren't rich...you might have been in the 'hood' but not in the projects so you also weren't poor. As a result, what we were taught was to always do a great job. Be it because of your reputation, integrity, building work ethic, etc...you had to "go get it" or simply put "you signed up for it, now you gotta finish it - complete work".

Nowadays, kids aren't seeing that variety in their parents or even the variety within jobs due to the nonexistent middle class. What used to be considered Upper Class jobs, is now Middle Class (IT, Lawyer, Engineer, Bi'ness, etc) and those types of jobs, come with those type of sedentary complaints that you mentioned in your post: "'my boss is wack'. Or 'my group is cool but we have to work with another group and they hire anybody over there'. Or'these sales folks be trippin'. AKA people/work relationship shit.?"

  

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69. "Oh this is FACTS. "
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My wife and I both make 6 figure incomes in corporate jobs, that back in the day would have been seen as the goal. But all our kids hear about our jobs is the complaining we do about all that stuff. My wife and I have talked about needing to be more positive in our conversations around careers, because I can definitely see our kids looking at it like “why the eff should I work towards that???”

Meanwhile when I was growing up my father was a firefighter, and mom was a teacher. My dad didn’t “love” his job, but I never heard him complain about it and he worked HARD. My mom loved her job as a teacher. Did a career change when I was young, went back to school for Education, and then worked 30 years as a teacher before retiring a few years back.

  

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46. "Impacting upscale restaurants too..."
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On Friday my wife and I went out to an upscale steakhouse in town (think like a local, non-chain version of Ruth's Chris or Flemmings). We last went to this spot around a year ago, so after the pandemic hit but last Fall in between Covid surges. At that point everything as just like we were used to (besides there being less tables and more spaced out). The staff was all the same familiar people we were used to, food the same quality, service the same quality - if not even better. They were so happy to be back fully open it was like they were going the extra mile in how they handled everything.

Friday was a completely different story. The food was all still very good, but we didn't recognize any of the staff we saw. They were also clearly understaffed, and not nearly as well trained. For example my wife's plate for her bread was really dirty when it was brought out. The server took the dirty plate, and came back around 10 minutes later - and brought her the exact same plate (had multiple VERY distinguishable stains/pieces of old food on it.) There were several other issues.

I still gave our normal large tip - because I don't blame any of the staff or the restaurant - folks are struggling right now, and it's a sign of the times. But we definitely won't be going out to upscale spots at the moment. No one wants to spend 250-300 for a dinner for two and have it be a wack experience.

  

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50. "its frustrating but what can you do? "
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I was at Domino’s and waited.. and waited.. and waited.

Dude said he was just waiting on my wings.

After seeing him get yelled at repeatedly by multiple phone calls I asked about my wings and dude just gave up.. lol.

Wild Wings has never had the same crew. It changes every month or 3 weeks. (I made that up but its really a gamble to order some shit from that spot right now)

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51. "Exactly. At this point it's a matter of doing more things for ourselves"
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which is usually better anyways. The staffing shortages are even hitting gig economy services - We tried ordering BW3's a couple weeks ago - the estimated times on UberEats/DoorDash/GrubHub were all like 90 minutes or longer. So we ordered through the BW3 website for pick up. Went to get our food, and found out the restaurant cancelled our entire order because we included potato wedges (which were available on their website order system. So instead of emailing us back about it, or making everything else in our order and refunding the price of the wedges, they cancelled the rest of a HUGE order. Wings, a burger for my son, fries, soft pretzels, they cancelled everything with no notice at all until we got there to pick it up.


We ended up making wings at home in the air fryer, and they were way better than BW3 anyways.

  

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52. "It really is a gamble. Some stressed out, overworked, undertrained folks..."
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making your food. Quality control goes completely out the window

I saw a huge line at McDonalds the other day. Probably staffed with just a handful of teenagers. I can only imagine the food coming out of that drive thru window.

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60. "not to post jack"
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But obviously the post had me reminiscing about some of those HS jobs and.....

You ever stop to think about how CRAZY it is that we have straight up teenagers running ridiculous engineering feats like roller coasters, ferris wheels etc?

There is sooooo much room for quick death.

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62. "RE: not to post jack"
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>But obviously the post had me reminiscing about some of those
>HS jobs and.....
>
>You ever stop to think about how CRAZY it is that we have
>straight up teenagers running ridiculous engineering feats
>like roller coasters, ferris wheels etc?
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>There is sooooo much room for quick death.

Yes!

I think about it regularly. My kid has a few buddies who basically can't directly answer almost any question you ask them..like they aren't accustomed to a lazy azz 'I dunno' not being an acceptable final answer. They're barely teens but still. They aren't far away from having little jobs unless they're all just going to start Youtube channels and get rich from going viral and/or getting a following. I'd be horrified of leaving most of them in charge of anything critical where a wrong move could equal death.

I think about it when I encountered 20-somethings in work endeavors too. And really, sometimes it is the same thing..if you press them to give 'real answers' to even reasonably simple questions, it becomes clear that they haven't been pressed for real after half-answering a question..not at the crib, not at a job, not with their friends, and not a school. I thought that's what friends were for!!!!? Me and my buddies would grill the hell out of each other about every and anything! How come you didn't holler at ole girl!? She was right there..basically waiting on YOU. Dude, we're in this game. It's 14 up and we're not playing 'win by two'..don't miss no more layups. Man, you pulled a Cockroach at Dancemania on us!? For real!? what's up with that? Mane, you had the hookup on the movie tickets and didn't tell us!? WTF?

Or maybe it isn't that serious and the concept of 'privacy' has expanded since Geocities and people aren't accustomed to having their words be attached to their actual person outside of safe spaces and/or echo chambers. That's not great either..hell, 'I dunno'! Haha! But something is up.

  

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63. "RE: not to post jack"
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"You ever stop to think about how CRAZY it is that we have straight up teenagers running ridiculous engineering feats like roller coasters, ferris wheels etc?"

I didn't pay it much attention when I was younger but once I was older than they were and thought about all of the irresponsible shit I did as a teen, it was like "and my fate of this roller coaster is in YOUR hands?" Na B, LOL

  

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64. "I worked at a small San Diego amusement park in high school"
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I worked at Family Fun Center, it was my first job and I worked it for about 1.5 years. Everyone that worked there was in high school.

Most of the amusement rides are engineered so that they are on an internal timer to stop. All a kid has to do is push a start button and the ride would do its thing until it was over.

HOWEVER, the exception was the Ferris wheel. That one was a bit more complicated because you had to balance the wheel and if you didn’t it would and could get fucked up real fast. I hated operating the Ferris wheel. I once saw it unbalanced and it was scary as fuck.

Go karts were also dangerous but more so for the employees working the track.

  

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67. "RE: I worked at a small San Diego amusement park in high school"
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I worked at six flags as a yout

before cell phones you could cover up a death pretty quick. I think 3 or 4 people died while I was there the 2 summers I worked there.

Most of it wasn't the roller coaster per say. Deaths were on the double log flume, indoor roller coaster.

I agree that most of the rides are easy to operate but I think more about what these kids do when shit goes south. Like when that person comes back with no foot on the "batman ride" we expect a teenager to handle that chaos.

I also think about those traveling fairs are shit. That has to be set up by them as well.

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75. "Six Flags took my friends every summer."
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I lived within a 10 minute drive from Six Flags, but it's a fuckin 3-4 hour walk in the summer heat, with mostly no sidewalk, so they weren't an option for me. My friends all lived on Six Flags Drive, so they could walk or catch the bus. Six Flags came to my school and set up a recruiting table starting in like, Jan. or Feb.

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66. "the one by my house (which is near two universities) had a sign"
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saying they were looking to hire at least 30 people
at that location

i used to go to one in the loop
now they don't open until 10am

there is this $$$ restaurant i go to. it just opened again for the first time in july after closing in march last year. they are only open from tuesday - saturday from 5-9. on friday and saturday they stay open until 10. no carryout, no delivery. they only focus on people that are seated in their restaurant. and its always busy. you even have to make reservations to sit at the bar. i guess they don't have room for more than what the restaurant holds and everyone works the hours that its open.

  

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70. "we are to blame as well"
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can't stand going anywhere near a Chipotle. they are basically a sweatshop in America -- even pre-pandemic they had overworked and underpaid staff that were forced to come in sick and cause *multiple* norovirus and e. coli outbreaks.

then you add this dumbass online food delivery shit on top of it, where the short staff basically have to run two restaurants at once to keep up with all the fucking orders y'all want on-demand

same shit with Starbucks. the stock symbol way of running a "company" is to create a million fucking order combinations, crappy quick-serve breakfast, and stress everyone out with the mobile app where an army of people can order instantly.

shit makes no sense. these restaurants are broken and they are going to keep grinding down whatever workers they get, because y'all need some cold-ass burrito thrown in your mailbox at 9 pm at night.

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71. "right that's why a lot of smaller local restaurants have steered away..."
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from the food delivery apps

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74. "yeah that is what I was holding back from saying"
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in this post…

the chain options I frequent are popeyes and panera, I use the app to pick up inside

always unorganized lines of delivery (doordash/ubereats/etc) folks, app order folks,
and on site orderers waiting like an hour for food

half of panera’s offerings be out of ingredients and popeyes has no sauce for those addictive nuggets

and I see how the delivery folks handle the food… no thanks

  

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72. "Winter is coming. "
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Prepare for the worst.

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73. "I was just on a work email thread with folks complaining about the..."
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backlog trying to purchase new IT equipment and I thought about this post lol

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77. "RE: I was just on a work email thread with folks complaining about the...."
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>backlog trying to purchase new IT equipment and I thought
>about this post lol

Looka here! It is real over here. Like if you order something, it might for real take 2 or more months. It is the type of thing that will make you go ahead and buy it yourself at BestBuy/Amazon depending on what it is. Completely ridiculous. And if you bring it up, too many people are openly shameless about how absurd it is that I can order something myself and get it in 0-2 days but it'll take my gig 8 weeks or more to get roughly the same thing. Makes absolutely no sense.

  

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76. "As far as staffing"
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I wonder how much is related to lessened immigration under Individual 1....


  

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