This is so so true. Here many restaurants and retail store have aggressive hiring signage posted, open interview sessions, etc. They have elaborate hiring display tables set up.Regarding the staff seeming overworked and overwhelmed: Remember that we are seeing record low unemployment, which means the labor market is very tight. It's extremely hard for many employers to find people to hire these days. WDW can increase wages to attract and retain staff, but we have to realize that means prices for guests will be raised as well. And who knows what will happen when the next recession hits and guests no longer have $10K to burn on two weeks at Disney!
Our local McDs used to be well staffed, the same folks for years, who were quick and kind. Some of the regulars remain but work days and are still great, but at night, it’s especially poorly staffed, just so few workers so no service quality. I went through the drive through last night, I literally watched an entire sitcom on my phone it took so long. In the end, I had a poorly made drink and dry, gross fries. I blame no one but myself because I knew that’s what it’s been.