Yikes! A Family Dollar in Nebraska was forced to close their doors after the location’s ENTIRE staff walked out in protest of the management. This is similar to what happened to a nearby Burger King in July.
Daily Mail reports:
The last two employees of the Lincoln discount store walked out on Sunday, leaving a farewell note on it's front door that read: 'We all quit. Sorry for the inconvenience.'
The note was the same as one put up by Burger King staff in the same city, who used the restaurant's giant advertising board to announce that they were all leaving.
It comes amid inflated unemployment benefits under the Biden administration's covid relief plan, which give payments $300 a week higher than they were before the pandemic.
Thanks to inflation and the Biden payout, businesses across the country are struggling to hire and keep staff. It is truly a mind blowing and sad situation. People don’t want to work when they can make more money sitting at home, collecting checks from the government.
According to Breanna Faeller, who served as the Family Dollar’s assistant manager, she and the cashier were the last two remaining employees. Everyone else had already quit due to issues with the manager.
“The working conditions were so bad because it was a never-ending cycle of trying to play catch up with everything,” she explained. “We had five employees, max, at all times. You can't run a whole store with five employees.”
“We couldn't keep any cashiers hired because they only made $10 an hour and it definitely wasn't worth the pay for everything we had to expect them to do,” Faeller added. “They are only supposed to work up to 20 hours a week and they were working 35-40.”
Faeller said new hires would only last a few days and she even recalled a recently hired employee going to the bathroom and never returning.
The final straw for the mother of two came after her manager quit last week which left her working 11-hour days, seven days a week.
On top of the grueling schedule, air conditioning at the store was on the fritz and the bathroom was out of order.
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