The Canberra Times is running an epic whinge by Domino’s Belconnen Manager David Hutchinson:
Manager David Hutchinson said the store needed at least two extra staff members a month just to keep up with demand.
”Maybe four or five years ago there were a lot of kids who seemed to want a job, but there’s not as many as there used to be,” Mr Hutchinson.
”Kids are a bit lazier these days. They will just go and watch TV or go and play the Xbox instead going to work.
”You do get a lot of kids, too, who get a fair bit of coin off the parents.”
McDonalds are also saying “it has always struggled to fill jobs at its 15 Canberra restaurants.”
Now thats odd. Some of us distinctly remember queues around the corner for maccas jobs when youth unemployment in the ACT was over 50% (thank you Paul Keating).
Now here’s a thought. Rather than employers thinking the youth of Canberra are an indentured labour force, required to slave away in their kitchens to deliver up the funds to open up another franchise, maybe they need to offer pay and conditions that make the positions attractive?
Crazy talk I know.