A TikTok posted by a restaurant workers advocacy organization shows a flyer allegedly posted by a New Jersey diner blaming “lazy workers” for a 50 percent price increase and detailing the “benefits” of working at the restaurant.
… In the video (posted by @roc_united) the restaurant’s flyer reads, “Due to lazy workers quitting with no notice and crazy inflation (thanks Biden) we have increased all our prices by 50 percent beginning June 4.” Wholesale food prices have increased by about 15.6% in the last year, according to the National Restaurant Association, which plays a role in restaurants increasing their prices.
… While the diner blamed workers partly for its price increases, they encouraged customers to apply in order to “help [them] fill the workplace and lower [their] prices again.” The flyer claims that pay starts at $16 an hour. However, the fine print says that “$13/hour + benefits = $16/hour.”
… The flyer details that the potential benefits include a “supportive work environment,” “free snacks,” “good salary,” a pay increase (up to) $0.50 per year, paid sick time with a doctor’s note, and a gift card raffle.