Restaurant servers aren’t going back to work, and here’s why

John Landecker

Chairs are stacked on a table inside The Rustic, Friday, June 26, 2020, in Houston. The restaurant and bar will be limited to 50% capacity after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Friday that he is shutting bars back down and scaling back restaurant capacity to 50%, in response to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

There has been a struggle for some restaurants to get employees to return. Georgia Garvey, Editor-in-chief of the Pioneer Press newspapers, joins John Landecker to talk about her article “Waiting tables stinks, and that’s why post-COVID no one wants to do it.” A former server herself, Georgia tells us about the low incentives and sometimes hostile environments that restaurants can be and why servers might not want to go back.

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