15 December 2016
Hospitality Staff work up to 28 hours overtime during the festive season
New survey results have revealed that hospitality workers will work an average of 28 hours overtime during the festive season. During this time hospitality workers, especially those who work in bars and restaurants could pour up to 840 pints of beer or cook approximately 168 meals.
The survey which was commissioned by a drinks distributor, Matthew Clarks also revealed that the expectation of staff to cover these extra hours comes as no surprise. Last month the industry was warned of the ongoing chef shortage and how it was set to worsen this Christmas due to demand in the amount of temporary staff needed to cover the Christmas period.
These extra hours needed in the hospitality sector mean that workers will be missing out on festive activities with their families and is also expected to impact on the sleep of 1,000 hospitality workers.
Matthew Clarks suggested that employers need to bring in time-saving initiatives where they could. Marketing Director of Matthew Clarks, Geoff Brown said “Christmas is a very busy time of the year for the hospitality industry and striking a work life balance is a huge challenge.”