A sign displayed at a McDonald's drive-through in the United States apologising for delays has gone viral for its ‘savage’ explanation as to why the restaurant was short-staffed.
Footage shared to TikTok by someone ordering at an unidentified restaurant shows a bright yellow sign displayed above the ‘order here’ station. It reads:
"We are short-staffed. Please be patient with the staff that did show up. No one wants to work anymore."
America's hospitality industry has been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic, some reports state that the U.S unemployment benefits are so good in the aftermath of the pandemic that "it pays to stay unemployed". Workers have also admitted feeling skittish about returning to work after mass lay-offs due to alarming virus numbers.
Y’all, Our McDonald’s is savage AF 😂😂
The video has been viewed over a million times and has received a huge reaction online with many empathising with the employees who had gone to work and found themselves in a sticky situation, while others praised the sign for being honest.
One woman commented. "Nobody wants to come to work atm, it's a problem every business has right now … that's what happens when everyone is still getting unemployment and refusing to work."
Some also praised the McDonald’s team for standing up for themselves.
"This is every restaurant in America right now. Be kind and don't take it out on the staff," one reasoned.
"People still refuse to wear a mask, no wonder no one wants to deal with them anymore," another agreed.