Internet Delights at Rare Celebration Business Sign
Members of a popular internet forum smiled after a Wisconsin bar showed its unwavering support for a pair of soon-to-be-married employees.
In a viral Reddit post posted to r/MadeMeSmile, Redditor u/Paleo_Fecest (otherwise known as the original poster, or OP) shared a photo of a sign presumably displayed in the bar’s front window, sparking a sea of positive interaction. .
“SATURDAY JUNE 18 WE WILL BE CLOSED,” the sign read. “TWO OF OUR LONG-TERM EMPLOYEES ARE GETTING MARRIED! WE WILL TAKE THE DAY OFF TO CELEBRATE THE SPECIAL DAY WITH THEM.”
” SORRY FOR EVERYTHING [INCONVENIENCE] THIS MAY CAUSE,” the panel continues.
Titled “Saw posted on the door of a local bar/restaurant”, the viral post featuring the sign has received over 48,000 votes and 95% upvotes in the past day.
Since April 2021, more U.S. employees have quit their jobs than at any other time in U.S. history.
Amid the mass quitting movement dubbed the Great Quitting, more than 4 million Americans have quit their jobs each month since last October, and last March the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 4.5 million quits. resignations, the highest mark since the first data collection on the separation. In 2000.
Throughout the Great Resignation, business owners and other employers often complained of labor shortages and a workforce suddenly reluctant to work. Despite numerous attempts to dispel these notions with explanations of poor working conditions and insufficient pay, complaints about the modern workforce have remained steady.
In addition to scathing social media posts and tirade-like job postings, many business owners have resorted to an old-fashioned way to air their grievances: pen and paper.
On what seems like a weekly, if not daily, basis, a new sign posted in the window of a different establishment in another corner of the United States goes viral. Containing searing language, almost always aimed at the country’s youngest workers, many of these signs have sparked controversy between fellow employers and outspoken workers’ rights advocates.
In many cases, business owners have wondered aloud where their endless source of cheap and easily exploitable labor has gone, while protesters and members of forums like Reddit’s r/antiwork have asserted that workers would no longer settle for less than livable. wages.
However, the sign shared by the original poster reads quite differently from many others that have gained attention over the past year. Public, positive posts expressing care and support for employees are rare, and throughout the comments section of the viral post, Redditors applauded the Wisconsin bar for providing a pleasant surprise.
“This place has got to be the best place to work if they’re willing to close their store for an entire day to celebrate an event,” commented Redditor u/BroderzYt.
“Holy shit, something makes me want to send owners money to put people before profits and be damn good people,” Redditor u/Oldmanred79 added.
In a separate reply, Redditor u/Zaph0d_B33bl3br0x went into more detail about why the sign shared by the original poster is a breath of fresh air.
“I bet this bar has a great employee atmosphere. That sign just screams ‘I care about my employees!'” they commented. “Not only did they invite their boss/co-workers to the wedding, which is saying a lot…the owner closes the bar all day so they and other co-workers can attend.”
“This works against only the boss attending, while forcing other employees who would normally cover the married couple’s shift to miss the event,” they added.