Well it looks like yet another restaurant is terminating employees over the Coronavirus shut-downs. Chef Smith’s Homecomin’ just announced the termination of their employees because “No one is able to say when we will be able to open again.”
This comes after Landry’s announced they were furloughing employees at restaurants like Yak and Yeti, The Rainforest Cafe, and T-Rex. And according to WDWNT Splitsville Luxury Lanes has also done something similar.
Here is the statement released by Chef Smith’s Homecomin’
“The information regarding government mandates and operating restrictions are changing on a daily basis. No one is able to say when we will be able to open again. When looking at all the directives that have been issued during the crisis, and understanding there will be many more to come, it is our opinion that we will not be able to re-open our restaurants for quite some time. We are very sorry to say that we do not know when we will be able to offer you any work hours. Based upon these set of circumstances, we are forced to make the decision to terminate the employment of all our employees, effective immediately. We believe this decision is necessary in an effort to be able to open our doors again in the future. We understand this is difficult, but with no work available in the near future, we feel this will allow all staff members to take advantage of their unemployment benefits and any other government assistance that will come available because of the crisis.“
I get why, but this idea that these companies can just fire all their employees and say “…to take advantage of unemployment benefits and any other government assistance that will come.” They are putting it on the government to float their employees until they need them again or simply re-hire new ones.
But I digress
We will keep you posted.
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