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Old 10-11-2019, 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
I think you are misunderstanding my statement.

It was not the district manager who sided with the employee in question. (He was consistently opposed to her.)

Rather, it was his superior--the regional manager--who took the position that the employee was correct.

(By the way, you are entirely right about its currently being a very tight employment market . But I would suggest offering more money--or better benefits--or both, to prospective employees. And that, even if it meant increasing the price of food a bit, in order to compensate.)

Just my thoughts...
Then I misspoke on the position of the person, but the content of my statement still stands.

As an example, we have a lot of entry level jobs in this company. We own (several entities combined) 108 franchise locations of a particular limited service restaurant. Other than the manager, we average 6-8 regular staff at each location, a combination of part time and full time with overtime being by permission only. Some staff will work multiple locations within the company. We are open 7 days a week, 8am-11pm on average. During meal rush (11-2, 5-7) most locations run 1-2 staff, plus manager. If someone quits or calls off, then the Manager has to scramble to fill the slot, and if they are lucky, they can find someone to borrow or call in early, but if not, the regional manager is called upon, if not already pulled out to another location. So, the FIRST thing the Regional is going to do is want the position filled, so THEY don't have to cover it if necessary.

Then they throw it back on the Manager to get someone hired, even in a tight market. Within wage limits, because you can't necessarily increase the price of your product if you have to 'lure' someone in with a higher wage (local competition)... because it effects your store's profitability, and the Manager's bonus for store productivity.... need I go on? Unless you have been in on all layers of a particular industry, there are a thousand and one particulars. I've been here for 19 years.
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Originally Posted by AZRWinger View Post
If it has a regional manager it sounds like the restaurant is part of a chain so the manager would not have the latitude to increase wages or benefits. They just need to hire better employees who would commit to making the restaurant successful.
You are correct: It is a chain.

But I do believe that this particular store is rather successful, judging from the number of customers typically there. (Admittedly, I am judging from the $5.99 buffet, which is offered Monday through Friday, from 11:00 AM until 1:30 PM. My wife and I take advantage of this about twice a week.)
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