Ale ‘N’ Angus Pub discusses the impact of the worker shortage

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Ale ‘N’ Angus Pub owner Randy Beach wears many hats at the restaurant, including the role of dishwasher.

“That’s a common scenery here,” Beach said. “So we all do one another’s job here. We can all do one another’s job. We’re just making the best of of a bad situation.”

He’s had to roll up his sleeves because his staffing levels are at all time low, and new hires are hard to come by.

“We have five people working right now, five people out of 13.”

Randy Beach, Ale ‘N’ Angus Pub Owner

Beach is included in that number. He has had to cut his operating hours to accommodate the staffing levels. There are signs posted as a reminder to patrons to be patient.

“Patience is a virtue,” Beach added, “If you notice, everyone of us is running as fast as we can in here. Again, I’m 64, I’ve never worked so hard in my life.”

While the situation is tough now, he’s hopeful things will turn around in the future.

“What gives me the optimism is right across the street. Of course, the War Memorial, you know that the Crunch will be coming back in October; the plays, the conventions,” said Beach.

If you’d like to apply for a position as a server or in the kitchen you can stop by Ale ‘N’ Angus Pub. They are located at 238 Harrison Street in Downtown Syracuse to fill out an application.

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