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‘Biden gave out way too much free money and nobody wants to work anymore’: Arkansas iHop posts message blaming the president for the store slashing its opening hours’
- ‘Due to the fact that Biden gave out way too much free money and nobody wants to work anymore. We are forced to reduce our hours during this week,’ the sign on the iHop in Arkansas read
- The sign was posted as the Biden administration said employers had added just 210,000 jobs in November which fell short of economists’ forecasts
- The sign garnered mixed reactions, with some applauding iHop management for being blunt and others saying that frustration is misplaced and inappropriate
- One person tweeted they to support the chain for their honesty: ‘Kudos to iHop for being truthful and not freaking woke. Think our family of 6 will stop by.’
An iHop in Arkansas hit out at Joe Biden in an in-store notice, which blamed his Covid-era unemployment policies for ‘nobody want(ing) to work anymore’.
A customer at a Wasilla iHop restaurant posted a snap of the sign, which blamed Biden for the restaurant having to cut back hours, and shared their disappointment at the chain’s political stance.
‘Hey, iHop my family and I genuinely enjoy going to your restaurants,’ they posted on Twitter. ‘But if this is corporate policy, I guess we won’t be visiting anymore. I know we’re just one small family, and we don’t matter, but we can’t eat at a place that condones this.’
The sign read: ‘Due to the fact that Biden gave out way too much free money and nobody wants to work anymore. We are forced to reduce our hours during this week.’
A customer at a Wasilla iHop restaurant (pictured) posted a snap of a sign that blamed Biden for the restaurant having to cut back hours and said they are not planning on returning
The sign went on to say that during weekdays the restaurant would only be opened from 7am to 5pm and weekends 7am to 10pm.
The sign was posted as the Biden administration said employers had added just 210,000 jobs in November.
That number fell short of economists’ forecasts even though the White House trumpeted it as showing America was getting back to work.
The latest figures suggest companies are still cautious about hiring as the coronavirus pandemic drags on.
The data were compiled by the Department of Labor before the announcement that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 was found in the U.S.
Even so Biden said unemployment had dropped faster under him than under any other president in their first term.
The unemployment rate fell to 4.2 per cent, the lowest since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis. It was 4.6 per cent in October.
The U.S. has gained back 83 per cent of the jobs lost due to the pandemic.
The U.S. economy added just 210,000 jobs in November, which is 340,000 below the expected 550,000 jobs, in a sign that companies are still wary of the coronavirus pandemic
The sign has garnered mixed reactions online, with some applauding iHop management for being blunt and others saying that frustration is misplaced and inappropriate.
‘Hey iHop, my family and I don’t normally eat breakfast out but I will make it a point to support your business because you dare speak the truth at a time it’s being silenced,’ one person tweeted in support.
‘Yeah. When I see a sign posted by a restaurant door, I am always prepared to turn around and walk away if it’s this kind of entitled, anti-worker nonsense. I will not support a business that can’t keep staff and blames it on phantom “free money” and other people’s laziness,’ someone else tweeted against the sign.
One person tweeted they will stop by to support the chain for their honesty: ‘Kudos to iHop for being truthful and not freaking woke. Think our family of 6 will stop by.’
Another person tweeted that the restaurant needs to pay it’s employees more and stop blaming Biden: ‘That money ran out months ago. Raise your wages iHop, People are rethinking their priorities and working for min wage minus taxes during a pandemic w no benefits ain’t the lure you might think it is. 800K dead so the job market is an oyster waiting to be plucked. Step it up.’
This is not the first time management have posted signs at their establishment blaming the government for worker shortages.
In July a Taco Loco in Folsom posted a slow service sign after struggling to find enough workers at the popular restaurant.
The sign reads: ‘To our loyal customers. Sadly, due to government and state handouts no one wants to work anymore. Therefore, we are short staffed.
‘Please be patient with our staff that did choose to come to work today to serve you.’
At the time restaurant owners said they were struggling to find the staff die to the government’s COVID handouts that were leaving people unwilling to work for less than they could be making on unemployment.