Snowflake pub staff refuse to work af­ter dark

Daily Star - - FRONT PAGE - by MARC WALKER

SNOWFLAKES are turn­ing their noses up at late-night bar work fear­ing it will up­set their sleep.

One club boss says such fee­ble at­ti­tudes now threaten the whole night bar in­dus­try.

A NIGHT­CLUB boss says that snowflakes who refuse latenight bar work are threat­en­ing the in­dus­try.

Many young adults are turn­ing down lu­cra­tive pub, bar and club jobs be­cause they do not want to ruin their sleep.

Club man­ager Ken Wright said he strug­gles to hire staff. He said: “I am con­stantly be­wil­dered at the thought process of grad­u­ates seek­ing work be­hind or in front of a busy bar, open seven days a week un­til 3am, who con­sider be­ing here beyond 11pm, par­tic­u­larly at the week­end, a ridicu­lous propo­si­tion.”

Mr Wright, who runs the Phoenix Artist Club in Lon­don’s West End added: “Flex­i­ble ros­ter­ing, zero hours, part-time, full-time, week­ends only, school hours, no late nights, the list of ‘wants’ by staff and trendy work­ing styles in this in­dus­try will be the death of us.”

The days of stu­dents and col­lege-leavers be­ing pre­pared to work long, unso­cia­ble shifts are now gone, Mr Wright said. He added: “Po­ten­tial em­ploy­ees, par­tic­u­larly those new to the in­dus­try, ar­rive wear­ing roset­inted spec­ta­cles, naively pre­sum­ing that no week­end work will be nec­es­sary.” Fig­ures show the UK club­bing in­dus­try in freefall. The Star Says: Page 6

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