Why It’s Hard To Serve A Restaurant Meal In Colorado
Colorado has lots of new restaurants but is having a hard time keeping them staffed. It can take months for a restaurant to fill an open position, because of the $10 Billion marijuana industry. Who wants to schlep tables or work in a hot, sweaty kitchen, when you can make double that pay from pot?
A good grow-house bud trimmer can work in comfortable air-conditioned surroundings, listening to music while making more than $20 an hour.
Restaurants pay as much as they can, simplify the menu and even offer free training, but still struggle to keep operating. The state is growing fast, but it would seem people are not moving there to work in the service industry.