Don't squeeze your pizza chefs
Posted on Friday, April 15, 2022 by Alan Pizzaiolo Tribe — No comments
**** Don't Squeeze your team members ****
In the last week alone I spoke to 3 pizza chefs that are leaving their current job because they are burnt out.
They are called on their day off to cover a shift, they are asked to work extra hours and extra hard because of staff shortages.
This is a real problem and asking our team members to work to exhaustion is like putting a plaster on a severed artery.
Some companies have decided to close an extra day, others to close at lunchtime or reduce their menus.
Whichever strategy you will use, remember than squeezing your team is a very short term fix and doing so for an extended period of time will cause your team members to leave, putting you in an even worse position.