A picture, taken by Republican congressman David Rouzer, the representative of North Carolina’s 7th district, of a printed out sign at a Hardee’s who were advertising for staff as they were unable to open as they simply didn’t have anyone to work there.
The sign read: “Due to no staff we are closed. We are hiring. Call 910-298-5494. Thank you Hardees.”
The pandemic has compelled many Americans to not to return to work not out of fear of contracting Covid-19 but due to the handsome stimulus cheques they have received from the Biden administration.
At least that’s what Rouzer believes who along with posting the picture wrote: “This is what happens when you extend unemployment benefits for too long and add a $1400 stimulus payment to it. Right when employers need workers to fully open back up, few can be found.”
However, many people didn’t agree with Rouzer’s simplistic interpretation of the sign and began pointing out the man problems that fast-food workers have to go through just to make ends meet as well as working a job that doesn’t pay well. Also, $1,400 really isn’t that much money.
It remains unclear why this specific restaurant is struggling to find staff but this would appear to be a problem throughout the United States right now.
Just a few weeks ago a sign at McDonald’s restaurant went viral on TikTok after they admitted they were short-staffed.