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Shop Forced To Close As Entire Staff Walk Out In Protest At Low Pay And Long Shifts

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Shop Forced To Close As Entire Staff Walk Out In Protest At Low Pay And Long Shifts

A shop in Nebraska US had no choice but to close down after their entire workforce walked out in protest over low pay and long shifts.

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American discount store, Family Dollar, was left with no other option - the last two employees left a farewell note on its front door, reading: "We all quit. Sorry for the inconvenience."

A similar incident happened in a Burger King in the same city.

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Instead of a note, the staff used the restaurant's huge advertising board to announce their departure.

Breanna Faeller is a former assistant manager of the Family Dollar store and told KOLN that the pay is low and shifts are too long.

Credit: WIBW
Credit: WIBW

The store used to be open from 9am to 9pm, but now the hours are 9am to 7pm because of staffing shortages.

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Faeller says that as soon as new employees would come in, they would most likely leave immediately.

She said: "We got employees hired, they went through the onboarding process, they'd work for us for two days and they'd quit.

"They'd be done so it was just a never-ending cycle of training people and them quitting, and we wouldn't have anybody anymore."

Former Family Dollar employee Breanna Faeller. Credit: WIBW
Former Family Dollar employee Breanna Faeller. Credit: WIBW
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Credit: WIBW
Credit: WIBW

As reported by Fox 5 News, she added: "'We couldn't keep any cashiers hired because they only made $10 an hour and it definitely wasn't worth the pay for everything we had to expect them to do.

"They are only supposed to work up to 20 hours a week and they were working 35-40."

The mother of two quit her job after she says she had to work 11-hour shifts, seven days a week.

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She added: "I had no more stress wondering if I was going to be the only one working that day.

"I felt horrible at the same time, I had a lot of regular customers that I enjoyed talking to every day but I just couldn't do it anymore."

The Lincoln Dollar Tree store is now back open and released the following statement: "Our Lincoln neighborhood store is open for business.

"We are not able to comment on the employment actions or status of individuals."

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Topics: US News, US

Anish Vij
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