A note posted at a drive-thru has gone viral as exhausted staff pleaded with customers to be patient after a number of staff walked out.
A photo posted to Twitter by Patrick Haynes shows the note at a Sonic drive-thru in Albuquerque, pinned to the speaker where customers give their order.
The note has gone viral since it was shared on social media, with lots of people showing sympathy for the hospitality industry in general, following an extremely tough year.
The sign says: “We are short-staffed. Please be patient with the staff that did show up. No one wants to work anymore.”
Mr Haynes tweeted the photo, adding: “Sonic in Albuquerque says “No one wants to work anymore.””
One person commented: “Almost as if it’s not worth it. I was thinking that every day before they fired from my restaurant job because I “didn’t get a table ready as quickly as I could have.”
Another said: “I had customers screaming at me as I actively cried with no clean glasses, 12 bar tickets backed up. Idk where y’all were hiding pre-pandemic but I don’t think I will ever bartend again. The people in public rn are vile.”
A third added: “I would pull into that drive-thru, see a sign that says “…NO ONE WANTS TO WORK ANYMORE,” and pull off because STOP IT.”
Another hospitality worker commented: “Everyone I know that works fast food is struggling to keep up with the demand right now. we cant hire and train fast enough, there are shortages with food delivered to us, and the worst is how evil customers have gotten as of late.
“It’s really hard to articulate how draining covid has like become for the service industry?
“Customers are just. so mean and short-tempered and no one wants to cook at home because it’s where they’re at all day.
“And it’s so mentally exhausting! I dont take this as “people are lazy and dont want to work” (maybe thats what they meant).”