Applebees Exec: High Gas Prices Mean We Can Pay Lower Wages

“Most of our employee base and potential employee base live paycheck to paycheck. Any increase in gas price cuts into their disposable income.” That statement comes from an Applebee’s Executive. It seems like it’s the beginning of a compassionate message, and, indeed, his email ends with this:

“Do things to make sure you are the employer of choice. Get schedules completed early so they can plan their other jobs around yours. Most importantly have the culture and environment that will attract people.”

It’s what’s in the middle that’s problematic. The email, leaked in Reddit’s Anti-Work subreddit, identifies the executive only as Wayne focuses on how the trials of the employees are a good thing for Applebee’s. His logic is as follows:

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4 thoughts on “Applebees Exec: High Gas Prices Mean We Can Pay Lower Wages

  1. It is company corporate thinking like this that has caused the lack of employees. Only a really desperate person would want to work for a company that cares so little for its employees. I am surprised they have store management unless the person is thrilled by the title name and has no real idea of how to manage employees. Run not walk away from this company. It also explains why the service at any of their restaurants is so bad, no one cares.

    1. According to the coverage I’ve seen, it was a location manage who printed out the email and distributed it to employees, followed by three of the six managers quitting without notice. The location was closed for a day while upper management scrambled to find coverage.

  2. It’s a shame we now have a leader in serious cognitive failure who’ not capable of making decisions that make sense. He took a great economy and wrecked it in 14 months. Inflation, supply chain, open borders. Biden owns all of it! And believe me we’ll remember this in November. I’ll switch to RED. Shut down our pipelines here and make it clear you despise the gas and oil industry to cater to a woke mob. How does importing oil from unregulated countries help the planet? Ridiculous. Of course none of them really care. Electric cars for thee, but not for me.

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