The Real Reason Workers Aren’t Running Back to Restaurant Jobs | The Daily Show

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Published on May 18, 2021

Restaurants struggle to re-staff post-pandemic, and while Republican pundits posit that more generous unemployment benefits are to blame, workers are taking a stand and demanding jobs that provide more than just enough pay – or often not enough pay – to make ends meet. #DailyShow #TrevorNoah #LivingWages

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  • June's Gemini 6 months ago

    Have I been pronouncing Netflix wrong all this time? 🤔

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  • Flame Beats 6 months ago

    How about instead of lowering unemployment benefits, pay employees more?

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  • Mimi Just Mimi 6 months ago

    As a former chef, I am now a private contractor. I will NEVER go back into the restaurant industry. They make it seem like $15 is STILL a livable wage! Maybe if the restaurant owners treated their employees with dignity and respect, maybe if they didn’t FIRE all of their staff once they got that second round of PPP money, maybe if they didn’t throw in your face how replaceable you are, maybe it’s maybelline idfk!

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  • Maximus Prime 6 months ago

    That robot face bit is nightmare fuel ty

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  • IDIOCRACY IS REAL 6 months ago

    Finally said what i have been saying

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  • Mikael Pettersson 6 months ago

    There are mexicans.just south of the border.

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  • Lamont Marshall 6 months ago

    what’s mississippi gonna do there no jobs while they’re trying to join n

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  • Fittastic Shape 6 months ago

    Oh I’m sorry, can you not find people willing to work full-time for less than a living wage? No one who works full-time should, qualify for food stamps.

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  • Werner Haskenhoff 6 months ago

    People need more money 💰

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  • Asvin Asvin 6 months ago

    Please make video on israel Palestine conflict

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  • the leshan 6 months ago

    Plural: netflix
    Singular: netflick.

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  • Nana u Believe 6 months ago

    Huh….a lot haven’t received the very 1st stimulus let alone unemployment…them and the scammers are the only ones getting paid.
    GtFohwtbs

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  • thke vi 6 months ago

    it’s hard to find a job that provides benefits for less than 40 hours a week.

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  • DasZuckerhaus 6 months ago

    Somehow the free market is supposed to manage supply and demand except when wages need to rise

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  • Kevin Washington 6 months ago

    The kids are watching “Netflick” and having “seck” ☠️☠️🤣🤣🤣😭😭😭😭😭

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  • opiyo baba 6 months ago

    Stay 2 more months before applying

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  • MTF_Nine_Tailed _Fox 6 months ago

    Oh man, I would love to watch Netflick and have Seck while staying at home and getting paid, Life is the Best

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  • Werner Haskenhoff 6 months ago

    I haven’t got my EDD payment since March and I can’t even pay for my car insurance so please

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  • Ballin V 6 months ago

    How funny. They all of a sudden have all this free money to give away.

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  • whatcanidooo 6 months ago

    I love the fact that they come to the conclusion that unemployment benefits are too high, rather than that wages are too low 🙄

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  • King Taishi 6 months ago

    0:53
    Most sus 57% I’ve ever seen

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  • Snow Angell 6 months ago

    Literally just got an ad for speedway hiring.

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  • TanookiDylanCo 6 months ago

    Actual UBI increases work, pass it on.

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  • Andrew Johnson 6 months ago

    Remember that if the minimum wage had tracked with productivity since it was introduced in 1938, it would currently be approximately $24. If it had tracked with cost of living increases, it would be approximately $32.

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  • McKinney 83 6 months ago

    A lot of people are creating their own jobs

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  • TK FOOT 6 months ago

    Trevor pls tell a restaurant company to make a visa for me I will pay my flight.

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  • okiboogie 6 months ago

    Love this!

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  • tanktuba 6 months ago

    Ask any drive thru worker if they’ve ever had food thrown back at them. Its not hard to figure out why people don’t want to go back to work at restaurants.

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  • RLSD420 Gamechat 6 months ago

    im one of two cooks who is still around and we are both ready to quit for months we have been understaffed.

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  • Bryony Harris 6 months ago

    Cost of everything has gone up but salaries remain the same? No thats not logical

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  • Vibes Addick Ent 6 months ago

    My job calling after like months I’m surprised they even still have my number i was like , whos this 🤣🥴🥴 too late the train has left the station 🚉 i got a new job one thats paying 3x 4x more lol 😆

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  • Alkaline PH 6 months ago

    No…. People went back to school or are doing Uber, YouTube, only fans, Instagram etc.
    You can’t be upset at folks they just moved on.

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  • chim77 6 months ago

    We sent them so much money! No you just giving a % of whats owed!

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  • Linda B B 6 months ago

    “No one wants to be exploited anymore.” That’s what the signs you said. If Americans even are fed up with wild capitalism, I guess that’s the end of an era.

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  • Mia Miau 6 months ago

    Stop the tipping thing. Raise the price of the food to include tips from the getgo, and distribute that to the workers wages. It’s what nearly every other country does.

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  • mikadotz 6 months ago

    Minumum wage is 7.5$ in usa So fckin pay more than minimum wages to atract workers

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  • Alkaline PH 6 months ago

    Goes to show you how much the average guy/gal isn’t needed, but is wanted.

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  • Four Lights Orchestra 6 months ago

    Elected officials should be paid minimum wage, and have to live in the poorest neighborhood in the district they represent. You’ll see some changes pretty quick if that ever became law.

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  • Thaa RealDeal 6 months ago

    😂😂😂😂 i love it dont work for less

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  • Invite The Light Readings 6 months ago

    Mcconnell is a bore. you think $800 in “benefits” a lot of money! Sure when you have $1700 rent, $500 childcare, $$400 in utilities $600 in food bill, $$200 gas $200 phone These morons are acting like they are dolling out 10,000 per person per month. pffft!

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  • Thomas Daws 6 months ago

    Try paying a decent wage

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  • Thomas Z 6 months ago

    Which potato head marked a quarter of the pie chart for the 57% statistic at 0:51

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  • Claire Kaplan 6 months ago

    0:50 CNN WHAT IS THAT GRAPH

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  • righteousdavis777 6 months ago

    You hit the nail on the caughin

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  • Christian Salto 6 months ago

    I always thought restaurants job were worst cause you don’t get pay well and deal with most customer service in the country, there’s so ladder where few year your skill be used into another position in the business. I’m glad ppl are able notice and fight for livable wages

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  • Subliminalsapper 6 months ago

    Remember this jobs arn’t for you to live on it’s a stepping stone. 15 is too much

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  • Danny 6 months ago

    See I thought a free market was based off of supply and demand. If the demand for employment outpaces the supply shouldn’t the employers be paying more instead of starving people into toiling at their jobs do you know begging for scraps or starving?

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  • Doktari 6 months ago

    My place is offering $200 for the first month then $400 for another month 😂

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  • 20yaroslav 6 months ago

    That’s why they’re called jobs and not careers.

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  • Mich Ritch 6 months ago

    Ain’t that the truth. You tell ’em, Mr. Noah.

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  • Sokmey Dok 6 months ago

    Totally agree. Hotel and restaurant job is too long working hours with low wag. It’s so true…

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  • Psiborg X 6 months ago

    Hmmmm, have they considered…paying more instead of being punks?

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  • CDL 6 months ago

    I disliked because your terminator joke was bad and you should get better at writing 👍🏻

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  • Pleasesliceme 6 months ago

    And then we give everybody a Basic Income.

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  • tdtexas 6 months ago

    Yes yes yes!

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  • Jimmy Dickens 6 months ago

    Americans have to stop being so cheap and only spending money with big stores and chain restaurants. Then maybe local owners can pay better

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  • Lionfrog 13 6 months ago

    If crucial government aid in a pandemic could make up for someone’s wages then the wages need to be higher.

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  • John Martin 6 months ago

    I made bank tending bar. $10 per hour plus tips. My tips on a usual night was $100 or more. For a 6 hour shift.

    If your not making bank get a job that does.

    I ran the numbers and disallowing profit percentage the cost of raising the wage to $15.00/hour at McDonald’s is $0.10 per big mac.

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  • Pedro Lugo 6 months ago

    Its not they “sent so much money”, its that these places pay garbage unlivable wages

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  • B Savage 6 months ago

    I live in CT, my unemployment benefit is $92 a week…. I dont think that will stop me going back to work 😂

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  • Ragabash Moon 6 months ago

    My favorite locally owned restaurant has had no serious problems. While I haven’t been there in awhile myself, I know they are still going strong because I use the Untappd app and so I am constantly getting notifications whenever they tap something new. Gosh, I wonder why they have no problem getting workers… Just kidding, we all know why.

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  • surfonyoutube bo 6 months ago

    Been a long time I haven’t laughed so much xD

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  • katrina 6 months ago

    lyft and uber lowered their rates for drivers in april .. and they don’t care because they’ll be running solely on self driving cars soon lol

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  • Micheal Melchor 6 months ago

    i like this… this is an opportunity to working class people… sad to say not here in saudi arabia but i like this

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  • PS G 6 months ago

    No one wants to join a job when they’ll get kicked again

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  • Isaac Gribben 6 months ago

    This leftist narrative is so funny. Like this entire time, everyone out of work has been looking for a better job. Lol. These lazy bums are not taking this time to look for a better job. They’re collecting government checks and getting used to the lifestyle our socialist baked potato brained president will provide.

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  • Siddharth U 6 months ago

    Remove the tipping culture and pay the wait staff more. Increase the menu rates if you have to.

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  • Marvelous Ifezue 6 months ago

    6:26 illions and billions served

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  • Lisa K 6 months ago

    People found other jobs that pay them better.

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  • T leaf life 6 months ago

    People were able to find better jobs and think about what they want in life, because of UI or stimulus. Now imagine what a UBI would do. Automate the BS jobs and let people move onto meaningful work.

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  • G.D. Graham 6 months ago

    The “Terminator” reference was HILARIOUS

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  • Tia Marie 6 months ago

    Republicans are so backwards. Weren’t they the ones that said those jobs were supposed to be for teens, NOT for adults supporting a family. Yet they wanna say “People don’t wanna work”
    Adults don’t wanna work jobs meant for “teens”

    Lets b real, we all know the pay is that low because black people dominate the service industry, and always have

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  • Raymond Sweet 6 months ago

    Also, the people who work BOH are sometimes undocumented workers. I guess they forgot they deported all of them.

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  • Nameless One 6 months ago

    Next complaint is the restaurant prices are too high. 🤣

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  • andy cheng 6 months ago

    “This is business, not Congress”🤣

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  • Stitchex 6 months ago

    “Nobody wants to work anymore” more like “Nobody wants to work for a job that doesn’t pay them a living wage anymore.” To be paid minimum wage in the restaurant business is terrible. They deserve more than the minimum wage.

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  • Sarah Messer 6 months ago

    There’s a Subway near me that shut down with notices on the door that says they can’t find workers.

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  • SuperLeica1 6 months ago

    Bad business employees vote by feet, better companies hire them.

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  • Simsley 6 months ago

    Them: “You don’t like minimum wage? Get a better job!”
    Restaurant workers: *actually go and get better jobs*
    Them: *surprised pikachu face*

    Also, one thing I think we’re forgetting is that a lot of working class ppl DIED this past year. Kinda hard to work when you’re six feet under 🤷‍♀️

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  • Kevin Nal 6 months ago

    no idiot its the government giving free money and doing universal incomes that no one wants to work.

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  • Laneisha Francis 6 months ago

    I’ll go get a job at apple bees and quit after I get the food

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  • Teresa Harris 6 months ago

    I went through a Steak ‘N Shake drive through, yesterday, and the Franchise Partner was working the window. I hope this trend continues so that all these corporations realize exactly how essential the employees are.

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  • Bruisa 6 months ago

    If only there was a robot to replace you, Trevor. We could get some legitimate insights into economics and be funnier at the same time. But props nonetheless, you grind the hustle hard.

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  • Sunrise Morninglory 6 months ago

    Exactly! These Senators and Congress Members do NOT EARN their Paycheck!

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  • andy miller 6 months ago

    if you make $10.00 hr for 40 hrs that’s only $400 a week take out taxes and you’re lucky to get $300 take rent of $700 month + utilties yada yada yada

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  • SassyViking 6 months ago

    They want workers, the answer is easy. Pay more. If they really believe in capitalism, they should understand the basic concept of supply and demand. The demand for labor is high and suplly is low. That means costs increase. It is that simple.

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  • Sunrise Morninglory 6 months ago

    McDonald’s “Owned” stores will raise wages and offer more Benefits. NOT franchises that use the McDonald’s Logo! Those employees are SOL!

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  • Ban Hammer 6 months ago

    Why can’t restaurants find workers? The government will pay you more money to stay at home and do nothing. Duh.

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    2:15
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  • Anuj Falcon 6 months ago

    So you were able to provide all this. But chose not to because – wanting more and more.

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  • C C 6 months ago

    Since Republicans and democrat krysten Sinema don’t support minimum wage. Then workers deserve to hold out for better pay, take all the time you need and shame on states that are taking away the $300. All this means less money added to local economy. It will force restaurants to finally pay better wages with benefits.

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  • Shodori 6 months ago

    Define living wage… there is a huge difference between oh yeah a living wage for a single person and oh yeah I need a LIVING Minimum wage job for me and my 3 kids.

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  • Mac 6 months ago

    “People don’t want to make less money than they do now!” These idiotic republicans are so dumb, congresspeople should be paid 7.25 and see how much they complain about people not wanting to work.

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  • Shodori 6 months ago

    They literraly showed a lady with like 6 kids saying her one low skill job can’t pay the bills. GEE I WONDER WHY…. I hate when news organizations say this stuff. Would you like to bring me on air and tell how my engineering job isn’t paying me enough and I can’t afford my 5 million dollar mansion and fleet of 10 classic cars?

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  • Allie In Wunderland 6 months ago

    How dare you think that your time and energy is worth more. Keep working 3 jobs and staying poor because it’s making us money! 😂

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  • Erica Johnson 6 months ago

    Some of those people died.

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  • MoneyRico Bag Man 6 months ago

    I’ve worked for the restaurant business for 20 years. And that whole time I had to live paycheck to paycheck. Now I’m a Chauffeur and don’t have to worry about if I have enough money to to buy me a 🥩 to eat. 😌😂

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  • Ghazal E. 6 months ago

    Lastly….. People have no idea what servers have to put up with from the public, my joke was always that I was a therapist. I’ve had people be so abusive to me, and you can’t do anything except take it because this is the United States. Restaurant workers and fast food workers should make way above minimum wage, nobody can even keep up anyway in this economy it’s crazy but also these people get shat on so much by the American public

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