Knott's Berry Farm is not Disneyland...
I don't know why, but my sister wanted to go to Knott's today and take her boys. It's cheap so we decided to go.
It's not very busy, but holy shit Knott's has no sense of efficiency. There's no system to anything. Lines that would be considered 15 minutes at Disneyland take 60 minutes or more at Knott's. And it all comes down to lack of staff and lack of traffic direction.
Where Disneyland would have close to a dozen cast members per ride line Knott's has two or three, and that includes ride operators. Staff aren't involved with directing guests at all. It's a free for all. And then add in how they handle their lightning pass, it makes rides unbearably long.
The food and drink lines aren't any better. They offer souvenir cups with free refills every 15 minutes. So a line for just sodas can take around 20 minutes. And it took 45 minutes to get food at 11.
At least the park is clean.
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@his_stigness said in Knott's Berry Farm is not Disneyland...:
And it all comes down to lack of staff
This is the case in so many places right now. I was checking out of the sporting goods store and the lines were super long. I asked the manager if he had any more cashiers, and he said "I would if anybody would apply." Same story at the grocery store. Simply not enough people want to work these days.
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Knott's Berry Farm got by hiring young people for low wages. Those same younger employees can now find work that pays better, particularly jobs that are not in the service sector where they have to deal with irate customers. Derek Thomson explains it better than I could.
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Simply not enough people want to work these days.
.... for the pay rates being offered.
Exactly. I am reading a book about the 14th Century, and just finished the part about the plague that wiped out more than half of Europe. Before the plague, workers were paid shit and treated like shit. After the plague, when so few workers were left, they were in a position to demand higher wages and better conditions. It seems like history may be repeating itself. The jobs that are in such great supply are the ones that featured long hours and low pay before covid. I'm not sure what the people are doing who did not come back to those jobs. But if wages go up after this to get people back into these jobs, that's not a bad thing.
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@ttyymmnn That was even the case in the maternity/postpartum wing of the hospital that we had my son at last week. We were there for three nights and it was a ghost town staff-wise. We spoke with a few nurses about the situation just as small talk. It’s pretty wild.