CHARLOTTE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – A worker shortage is forcing some businesses to come up with ways to prevent the staff they do have from quitting.
“We have been busy! We have not stopped at all,” bartender Rachel Weaver said.
Weaver has been putting in hours behind the bar at Mac’s Speed Shop, sometimes working up to 60 hours a week.ADVERTISING
“Hectic, but you got to do what you got to do whenever something like that goes down,” she said.
Company president Shang Skipper says pre-pandemic, he had about 540 staff across all locations. Because of an uptick in sales, they had to hire more. Despite the fact that they now employ about 700 workers, restaurants are still understaffed.
“You got a lot of people sitting here working overtime, that are doing doubles. Some of our doubles can be up to 14 hour days. Get here, do it, and you are doing that two-three times a week and when you don’t have help, you just got to do what you got to do to keep the restaurant,” Weaver said.