I've been to three restaurants lately where they were very short on employees. At the last one, a very nice restaurant, the tables were covered with dirty dishes because they had no one to bus them. I found myself with my foot in a chalupa that was under the table (lol), because someone had dropped it and no one was cleaning floor either after other customers left. I hear some restaurant employees are having to take turns doing the dishes, because they can't hire anyone to do it.
So, what is the reason for this shortage of workers? The supplemental unemployment has stopped. Is it because so many people retired? Are people are still afraid of Covid in the workplace? Is it because over 1 million workers have died and left their jobs open? Are people too lazy to work? Is it the salary of these jobs? In my case, I live a few hundred miles from the Mexico border and wonder if some people should be allowed into the US to take these jobs. I really don't want to find my shoe in a Chalupa again!