Claire

Claire

Living off tips is next to impossible. I worked as a waitress in the 60's for tips alone and in the 70's for $2.00 per hour plus tips. In the sixties I was forced to begin working as a dancer…

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Rebekah

Rebekah

I worked in restaurants when I was a teenager and young adult. I paid my own way through college on those jobs and luckily I lived in California that at that time did not have substandard wages for tipped employees.…

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Alexandrea

Alexandrea

I work at a popular chain steakhouse. I've worked here since I was in high school. I'm trying to put myself through nursing school. I make $2.13 an hour plus tips. I am required to come in to work an…

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Taran

Taran

I work at a steakhouse 4 nights per week. I am married mother of 2 young children. I work at night so I don't have to pay for daycare. I make $2.13 an hour plus tips. We have "contests" at…

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AA Lloyd

AA Lloyd

Soon after I divorced I worked as a waitress to support myself and two children, as child support money was only enough to pay rent. The boss told me what hours to write down according to his wishes, regardless of…

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Sean

Sean

I used to serve in Utah where I know companies like Olive Garden (for whom I worked for) pay only $2.13 an hour to their tipped employees. It is a joke, even with tips on slower shifts it is impossible…

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Samantha

Samantha

As a former full time waitress who waited mainly on celebrities, I was lucky if I was able to pay my rent in a studio apartment an hour’s drive each way from the café I worked at. If one of…

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Chloe

Chloe

I love what I do! I enjoy satisfying every customer I meet and take care of, going out of my way of to make sure that they enjoyed themselves, and the food! What is instilled in me is to give…

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