The TikTok clip showed a young woman called Tay sobbing and struggling to breathe as she tried to deal with unrelenting demands from customers.
She captioned the recording: “When you’re understaffed and overwhelmed and the customers won’t stop yelling at you.”
A recent survey of almost 1,000 workers in the UK found that one in three said the coronavirus crisis had made them re-think their career, while one in four blamed poor pay for wanting to find another job.
Two out of five respondents to the study by jobs site CV-Library said they had quit because they believed the industry was unpredictable as a result of the pandemic.
Chefs who moved away from the industry often took up work as warehouse operatives, said the report.
Lee Biggins, chief executive of CV-Library said: “The hospitality industry faces a crucial few months ahead, the repercussions of which will last for some time.
“We aren’t just seeing the effects of the pandemic – Brexit and the continuation of staff on furlough also play a huge part in the shortage of candidates in the hospitality industry.
“There are available staff out there but in order to recruit, flexibility, competitive pay and other benefits must be carefully considered in order to secure these in-demand candidates.”