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Tim Maselli

I have to agree in part with your article. While it is such a pleasure seeing my regulars, I have noticed an uptick of people acting all impatient, and some down right nasty just because we might run out of something,while thankfully it's rare,it does happen. As for the unemployment supplement. While, I'm sure in part it's true, however, those of us in the industry,for some time, we definitely earn more than what unemployment gave, even with the supplement!

mark Coble

"In the morning, I walked into a coffee shop and saw that all of the employees still had their masks on. They said they had no intention of taking them off because there is no way to know if people who are not wearing masks have been vaccinated."

UNLESS we make them wear a yellow star! Isn't that your unspoken message? How can we tell them apart if we don't identify "them"? Golly we might get virus with over 99% survival rate....but...don't ask questions.

Christina Gill

Only item left out is too many service industry workers will continue to stay home as long as the generous unemployment benefits are available. If we want staffing to return to normal the state must end the enhanced benefits. We are hiring, we get applications but very few bother to show up for the interview.

Mark Stahl

Perhaps you should increase what you pay to at least match unemployment benefits.

Katherine Martinez

Increase what they pay? Come on man! I'm sure this business is barely staying afloat as it is, they would surely go bust. These freebies won't last forever. It's time for the work force to realize time is up, get a job!

Barry Rabkin

I’m sure every coffee shop as well as small restaurants can afford to match what the US Government is paying in unemployment benefits. Yup, small businesses should compete with our Federal Government… that way, the restaurant owners can join the unemployed who are receiving unemployment benefits.

dennis feeley

Very nicely written and a gentle reminder to all of us who can at times be impatient.

DeeDee Downs

Ditto what Dennis said...

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