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A fired Better.com employee's work email and messaging were cut off so fast after the Zoom mass firing he had to quiz ex-colleagues via Facebook

Better.com CEO Vishal Garg fired 900 employees in a Zoom call.Better.com A former Better.com employee said the company pulled access to his work email shortly after firing him. He told CNN he had to message ex-colleagues on Facebook to ask for details about the mass firing. "It was a surreal moment," said Christian Chapman, a former underwriter. One of the Better.com employees fired in an infamous Zoom call said he had to message his ex-colleagues on his personal social media to ask about the...
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Elon Musk sold a San Francisco mansion, which was his last remaining home, for $30 million

Elon Musk had said he would sell his property portfolio to fund a Mars colony.Pool Elon Musk sold his final home, a California mansion, for $30 million, according to MLSListings.com. Musk said previously he would sell his property portfolio to fund a Mars colony. He told Twitter users in June that he lives in a $50,000 Texas home, which he rents from SpaceX. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has finally sold his last remaining home, after repeatedly saying he wanted to sell most of his possessio...
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A Tyson Foods plant offering workers a 3-day week will pay them for hours they don't work so they qualify for benefits

Tyson Foods CEO Donnie King said during its earnings call that the company had raised wages.Ramin Talaie/Corbis via Getty Images A Tyson Foods plant is rolling out a three-day workweek for some staff in Pennsylvania, LancasterOnline reported. The plant will pay staff for 36 hours a week though they'll work just 27, per the report. Many US workers say they want flexible schedules and shorter hours for a better work-life balance. A Tyson Foods plant is rolling out a three-day workweek for s...
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A former Burger King worker got 'WE ALL QUIT' tattooed on her arm after she and her coworkers ditched the chain

Rachel Flores A former Burger King worker got "WE ALL QUIT" tattooed on her arm. Kylee Johnson and eight coworkers quit their jobs in July, and their story soon went viral. Johnson said almost everyone she knew who'd left had since a found better job. A former employee at a Burger King, where staff resigned en masse in July, has commemorated the event by having the viral message "WE ALL QUIT" tattooed on her arm.Kylee Johnson, who had worked at the Lincoln, Nebraska Burger King outlet for...
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A 'Let's Go Brandon' store has opened in Massachusetts selling right-wing merchandise

"Let's go, Brandon" became a right-wing anti-Biden chant after an October NASCAR rally.Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images, Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images A store dedicated to "Let's Go Brandon" merchandise has opened in Massachusetts, per local media. WJAR reported that the store sells a sign reading: "The 2nd Amendment is my gun permit." "Let's Go, Brandon" became a right-wing anti-Biden chant after an October NASCAR rally. A store dedicated to "Let's Go Brando...
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A San Francisco florist desperate for staff put up a sign saying it's 'hiring anyone that shows up'

Employees are in search of jobs with better pay and benefits.REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo A San Francisco florist whose store is understaffed says he will hire "anyone that shows up." The owner of French Tulip Flowers told KGO-TV that he and his girlfriend are its only employees. Companies desperate to hire have been lowering their criteria to make more job seekers eligible.  The owner of a flower store in San Francisco says he will hire "anyone that shows up" as businesses across the US con...
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The co-founder of a San Francisco pizza chain says he received no applications for an assistant manager, despite raising the salary to $70,000

A Bay Area pizza-chain owner has highlighted his struggle to hire for a key role during the labor shortage.SimpleImages/Getty Images Assistant managers are becoming increasingly difficult to hire, per WSJ.  One co-founder of a pizza chain said he didn't receive any applications for the role in 10 months. He even upped the annual salary for the position to $70,000 but still had no success. Businesses across many industries are finding it extremely hard to retain workers and fill roles amid...
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I went to Burger King for the first time in 19 years — I can see why it's losing out to McDonald's

I went to a Burger King in Newcastle city center, and it was very quiet for a Saturday night.Grace Dean/Insider I went to Burger King for the first time since 2002. The chain's been rolling out plant-based and gourmet burgers to lure in more customers. The restaurant I went to was pretty quiet but the McDonald's just around the corner was heaving. I last went to Burger King on the way back from a family holiday in 2002, when the chain was giving out "Jimmy Neutron" toys. A photo of...
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9 Wells Fargo branches in Colorado have temporarily closed due to staffing problems

A Wells Fargo bank in New York City.Pablo Monsalve/VIEWpress via Getty Images Nine Wells Fargo branches in Colorado have temporarily closed. A Wells Fargo spokesperson told The Gazette that this was because of "staffing constraints." Understaffed businesses have been cutting their opening hours and slashing operations. At least nine Wells Fargo branches in Colorado, including two in Denver and two in Colorado Springs, have temporarily closed because of understaffing, The Gazette reported.As o...
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Mark Cuban has bought a 77-acre town in Texas, a report says

Owner of NBA's Dallas Mavericks Mark CubanMark Halmas/Icon SMI/Corbis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Billionaire Mark Cuban has bought a 77-acre town south of Dallas, per The Dallas Morning News. "I don't know what if anything I will do with it," Cuban said in an email, per the publication. Cuban has a fortune of around $5.9 billion. It's unclear what he paid for the town. Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban has bought an entire 77-acre town in Texas, according to a report by Th...
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A Virginia restaurant owner says 22 people didn't show up to interviews, missed their first shifts, or quit hours into their first day

Though the industry has historically had a high turnover rate, restaurant owners say this has gotten much worse in recent months.A mask-clad waiter carries drinks for a restaurant patrons on the first day of more relaxed set of restrictions regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic on October 01, 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal. A restaurant owner in Virginia says job applicants keep ditching interviews and first shifts. "No one cares to work," the owner of Harrisonburg restaurant Mashita told The...
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England has reintroduced mask mandates as the Omicron variant spreads — and I felt safer than I have in months

I went shopping in Leeds, a large city in northern England, on Tuesday – the day that the country reintroduced a mask mandate amid the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant.Grace Dean/Insider England reintroduced a mask mandate on Tuesday amid the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant. I went shopping and took three trains that day. It was great to see people wearing masks again. I felt safer than I had done in months. I went shopping in Leeds, a large city in northern England, on T...
Tags: UK, England, London, US, Trends, Tesco, Joe Biden, Bbc, Manchester, Boris Johnson, Nih, Leeds, Stratford, north east England, Evan Vucci, Boyer


A Tennessee burrito restaurant closed down its kitchen due to labor shortages, inflation, and the pandemic

The US is suffering from a labor shortage as record numbers of Americans quit their jobs in search of better wages, benefits, and working conditions.Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images A restaurant in Tennessee closed its kitchen due to a mix of COVID-19, inflation, and understaffing. The restaurant had already slashed its opening hours while looking to hire day shifts. "We kept losing most of our staff," Go Burrito!'s owner told News Channel 11. A burrito restaurant ...
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A New York theater said it canceled performances of the hit show 'Waitress' because of labor shortages

Sara Bareilles, who wrote the music and lyrics for Waitress, during a curtain call on Broadway.Bruce Glikas/Getty Images A theater in Elmira, New York, said it canceled its two showings of "Waitress" because of "labor shortages." The theater said Tuesday that there were "concerns with putting on the production safely." Record numbers of workers have quit their jobs during the pandemic and some employers are struggling. A theater in Elmira, New York, has blamed a staff shortage for canceling b...
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An Ohio school district said it closed all its schools for a day because of staff shortages. About 5,000 students were affected.

Schools across the US have been struggling to find staff.Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images An Ohio school district said it shut all nine of its schools on Monday because of understaffing. The Akron Beacon Journal reported that the closures were down to a lack of transportation staff. Staff are "exhausted" after working during the pandemic, the district's superintendent said. All nine schools in a district in north-east Ohio shut for the day on Monday because of unders...
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Vermont firefighters had to leave their station unstaffed for up to an hour because of a worker shortage

Police, hospitals, and EMT services have all said they've struggling to recruit and retain staff.Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images A fire station in Vermont suffering from a worker shortage was unstaffed for up to an hour. Williston's fire and EMS chief said that no on-call staff had answered his call for assistance. Staffing "provides a challenge for us every day," he said. Firefighters at a station in Williston, Vermont had to leave their station unstaffed for...
Tags: Work, Jobs, News, Employment, Trends, Economy, Unemployment, Healthcare, Medicare, Emergency services, EMS, Vermont, Hiring, Collette, Williston, Aaron Collette


A cafe owner said 3 job applicants failed to show for interviews. He's already using digital kiosks to plug a staff shortage.

Restaurants have had to cut their opening hours because of understaffing.Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images The owner of a cafe in Utah told Fox 13 that applicants haven't been showing up to interviews. He's turning to digital order kiosks to plug the cafe's labor shortage. The cafe has also cut its opening hours and stopped taking orders by phone. The owner of a cafe in Riverton, Utah said no applicants showed up to the three interviews he'd scheduled la...
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An 81-year-old retiree took a job at her favorite restaurant after its dining room closed because of a staff shortage

The Culver's in Findlay, Ohio (not pictured) switched to drive-thru only because of a worker shortage.Raquel Zaldivar/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images An 81-year-old told CNN she took a job at a Culver's restaurant 12 years after retiring. She said she applied after the understaffed restaurant had to switch to drive-thru only. "I don't like eating in my car," she told CNN. "They just got to get open." An 81-year-old great-grandmother in Ohio said she took a jo...
Tags: Work, Jobs, News, California, Restaurants, US, Employment, Trends, Economy, Cnn, Unemployment, Retail, Ohio, Getty, Washington State, Hiring


Customers' willingness to pay higher prices is destroying one of the biggest arguments companies have to not raise wages

Krispy Kreme's CFO that the company's a low single-digit price increase in September hadn't had a significant impact on sales.Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images Customers don't seem to mind paying higher prices as companies hike up staff pay. Companies from Nestlé to Chipotle have been raising prices to offset higher wages and rising costs. "We have not seen any material reaction from consumers," P&G's CFO said. Companies say customers might be deterred if they...
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I'm a former restaurant manager who quit the industry to become an Uber Eats driver. I earn the same amount of money and I get to spend more time with my kids.

Michael Urbach spent nearly three decades managing restaurants – but he left the industry during the pandemic, and doesn't plan to return.Courtesy of Michael Urbach Michael Urbach spent nearly 30 years in the restaurant industry before becoming an Uber Eats driver. He said he can't imagine ever returning to hospitality. Urbach spoke to Insider's Grace Dean about why he made the move. This as-told-to article is based on a conversation with Michael Urbach, a 51-year-old Uber Eats dr...
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I compared McDonald's McPlant with Burger King's plant-based Whopper. They were similar — but one was much smaller than the other.

I compared the two plant-based burgers to see which came out top.Grace Dean/Insider McDonald's has rolled out a new vegan burger with a Beyond Meat patty. I compared it with Burger King's plant-based Whopper. The Whopper was much bigger – but it didn't come with vegan cheese. McDonald's rolled out sales of its new plant-based burger, the McPlant, in the UK a few weeks ago. It's now trialling it at eight restaurants in the US. McDonald's is testing the McPlant in the...
Tags: Food, UK, US, Trends, Features, Fast Food, Retail, Mcdonald's, Burger King, Vegan, McDonald, Vegan Food, Whopper, Vegan Burger, Plant-based Burgers, Grace Dean


Truck drivers really aren't surprised that the industry's struggling to hire and retain workers

Truckers told Insider that prolonged periods away from home, coupled with generally low pay, had made it an undesirable job.Mike Raabe/Getty Images Truckers say the industry's huge labor shortage is no surprise. They attributed it to time away from family, low pay, and the experience of living in a truck. One trucker said he spent more time video chatting to his family than seeing them in person. Truckers aren't surprised that trucking companies are struggling to recruit and retain dr...
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BioNTech says it will know in 2 weeks whether the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with Pfizer works against the new variant rapidly spreading in southern Africa

BioNTech says it's testing the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with Pfizer against the new variant that appears to have emerged in southern Africa.Peter Kovalev/TASS/Getty Images BioNTech is testing its COVID-19 vaccine against a rapidly-spreading variant, the Financial Times reported. The B.1.1.529 variant has been detected in South Africa, Botswana, Hong Kong, and Israel. BioNTech said it would know in two weeks whether its shot works against the variant. BioNTech says it's testing th...
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A Sacramento cafe owner says she hiked her minimum wage to $16.50 an hour but new staff still didn't show up for their first shifts

The US is suffering from a labor shortage as workers quit their jobs over wages, benefits, and working conditions.Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images A Sacramento cafe owner told CBS13 that new staff she hired weren't showing up for their first shifts. This was even after she raised her minimum wage by 30% during the pandemic, to $16.50, she told CBS13. The US is suffering from a huge labor shortage and restaurants have been hit especially hard. A Sacramento cafe owner said some job ap...
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A Los Angeles restaurant shut on Thanksgiving after workers didn't show up, as hospitality staff continue resigning from the industry in droves

A Boston Market restaurant in San Francisco, California. Staff at one of the chain's restaurants in Los Angeles didn't show on Thanksgiving, reports say.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A Boston Market restaurant in LA shut on Thanksgiving after staff didn't show, reports say. "No employees showing up today… We are unable to fulfill the orders," a sign at the restaurant read. The company said it was refunding people who had preordered Thanksgiving meals. A Los Angeles restaurant shut ...
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The owner of an ice cream company giving vaccinated employees a $1-an-hour pay raise says he's been inundated with emails from anti-vaxxers, including one likening the policy to Nazism

The owner of an ice cream company that's giving vaccinated employees a pay raise says he's been inundated with emails from anti-vaxxers.Karwai Tang/Getty Images The owner of an ice cream company says some anti-vaxxers have likened his vaccine policy to Nazism. Chapman's is giving vaccinated employees a $1-an-hour pay raise. Owner Ashley Chapman says he's been inundated with emails and calls attacking the policy. The owner of an ice cream company that's giving vaccinated em...
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The CEO of a solar-panel company said he scheduled 8 interviews looking for a new electrician, but only 2 candidates showed up

The US is suffering from a huge labor shortage.Douglas Sacha/Getty Images The CEO of Alternative Energy Southeast said that job seekers keep skipping their interviews. Montana Busch said that he'd raised starting wages, but that he was struggling to recruit staff. "It's very much an employee's market right now," he told Insider. The CEO of a solar-panel company said that job seekers aren't turning up to their interviews.Montana Busch, CEO of Alternative Energy Southeast in nor...
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A Tim Hortons employee threw hot coffee at a customer who swore at her, a lawsuit says

Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images A lawsuit accuses a Tim Hortons employee of throwing coffee at a customer who called her a "bitch." The customer in Michigan said the worker had refused to add extra food to her drive-thru order. Demand for drive-thru and to-go orders surged during the coronavirus pandemic. A Tim Hortons customer who insulted a staff member is seeking damages in excess of $25,000 over claims the employee threw hot coffee at her, according to a lawsuit and witne...
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A grandmother and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel in their pajamas after leaving a 3-star review, a report says

Hotels.com said it had temporarily removed the hotel from its site while it conducted an investigation.S3studio/Getty Images A grandmother told WXIA a Georgia hotel kicked her out after she left a three-star review. Shortly after flagging problems with the pool and toilet, police told her to leave, she said. Hotels.com, where she left the review, has since removed the establishment from its site. A grandmother and her six-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel after leaving...
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A woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel in their pajamas after leaving a 3-star review, a report says

Helen, Georgia, is located close to Yonah Mountain.SeanPavonePhoto/Getty Images A grandmother told WXIA that a Georgia hotel kicked her out after she left a three-star review. Shortly after she flagged problems with the pool and toilet, police told her to leave, she said. Hotels.com, where she left the review, has since removed the establishment from its site. A woman and her 6-year-old granddaughter were kicked out of a Georgia hotel after leaving a three-star review, a report by the local n...
Tags: Travel, News, Trends, Georgia, Hotel, Retail, Wyndham, Hospitality, Hotels.com, Baymont Inn Suites, Baymont, WXIA, Leger, William Barrett, Vyas, Helen Georgia