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I think the craziest thing I ever heard was when I heard in 2013 that wages for wait service is as low as what I was paid as a waitress in 1974! In 1974, I had to take a job as a waitress and could not believe that they could get away with such a low hourly rate in Virginia, outside Washington, DC. It simply seemed illegal. When I saw the wage was still as shockingly low as it was in 1974, my jaw literally dropped. I never felt the wage was fair, but to think folks are trying to make a living at the same rate 40 years later. I’d say slavery never ended.