A business owner has been labeled ‘ridiculous’ and ‘extremely entitled’ after he left a furious note on his shop window.
His note read: “I apologize for us closing again. My two new cashiers quit because I said their boyfriends couldn’t stand here for their entire shift.
“Don’t hire Gen Z’s – they don’t know what work actually means. Now hiring! Baby boomers only.”
His post has received thousands of comments and likes, with many internet users engaging in a heated debate about the legitimacy of the business owner’s problem.
One person commented: “That’s a pretty awful and ageist sign. I’m pretty young and I work 48 hours a week and never sit once while I’m on the clock! There are people who are young and hard working.
“There are also many boomers I know of who don’t do anything. It’s all about attitude, upbringing, and motivation.”
Others thought that it was not the right way to handle the situation.
One woman wrote: “Please take time to sit on the clock. You shouldn’t be proud of damaging your body for a boss that doesn’t care. It’s sick that this culture is normalized – people need to stop with the “grindset” and take care of themselves.”
Many also shared their own experiences with similar situations.
“I once had a job where I was required to stand eight hours a day. I didn’t DO much, yet I wasn’t allowed to sit because it would look “unprofessional.” Me cleaning the same spot over again didn’t make me look “busy” but it definitely wrecked my back,” one shared.
“I worked in a convenience store when I was twenty. It was a small town and I worked 2pm-10pm alone. It was a 24 hour store and my baby boomer relief would often come in drunk,” another commented, adding: “I’d have to call my manager to send her home, and I’d close at midnight because we had no one else.
“My boyfriend would come up for those last two hours and help me clean up and sometimes play scratch offs (that he paid for) and one day I came into a passive aggressive note posted about not allowing our boyfriends to hang out and scratch lottery tickets. I quit less than two weeks later.”
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