“The population boom in Williston, N.D., has been a blessing and a curse for many local businesses. Williston, the fastest growing small city in America, is enjoying an oil boom and has seen its population double in the past two years.
“At the city’s brand new McDonald’s, manager Vern Brekhus struggles every day to maintain his staff of nearly 100 workers.
“‘It’s a pain, it’s a real pain,’ Brekhus says. His staff used to be in an upbeat mood, he says. ‘Now it’s like, how many people do I gotta hire today? How many people do I gotta let go because they didn’t show up? It never quits.’
“Brekhus says the difficulty isn’t hiring people, but keeping them.
“‘We may hire ‘em; we won’t see ‘em. They won’t show up for one day’s worth of work. They can just go down the street and get another job,’ Brekhus says,” via NPR.