- Joined Sep 17, 2018
Unfortunately the way hiring go around here is after an interview I have to do documented reference checks, then they have to do a drug test, physical and background check. After that is all cleared they have several weeks on hands on training. So it is a whole process and even if I wanted to start someone off the street I can't, and some people can't or won't wait that long to start, as you said they can start the same day at somewhere else and not go through the whole process.This is very much the case on our town. People move here from other states just to open a restaurant. Every week there is an opening (and of course, closings often follow right behind). There are more places than employees to staff them.
We have some friends with a breakfast and lunch joint, they actually fired a line cook (a rarity in itself) and he had a job the next day with a new place up the road. They hired him because they cannot get enough staff to open. and had to take what they could get.