Christina

Christina

I waited tables and bartended for ten years before going into banking. In that time, so many crazy things happened, I can hardly keep track of them all; from getting stiffed by almost every single table on mother's day to…

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Ivy

Ivy

Over the years I have worked as a dishwasher, a prep cook, a food expeditor, a server, a bartender, a trainer, a catering coordinator, an office assistant, and a manager. I’ve proven myself as a hard-working and knowledgeable employee. At…

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Matthew

Matthew

When I was living off tips, working in Chevy's, a Mexican themed casual dining restaurant which formerly operated in Brick, New Jersey, sometimes there was not much business on weeknights, and there was often little business at all during lunch.…

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Sara

Sara

As someone who was a waitress in California for several years, imagine my surprise when I moved to New Jersey and my hourly wage went from 7 dollars an hour to 2! At the time I was only 20 years…

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James

James

Living Off Tips is humiliating! I worked as a server for 6 years and worked long hours to make ends meet while in school. There was one time that o served a party of 20, busted my butt for three…

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Lynn

Lynn

In 1982, I waited tables part-time to supplement my full-time day job. I earned the server's minimum wage, which was $1.81/hour. At the time, full minimum wage was $3.35/hr, therefore, minimum wage for employees earning tips was about half of…

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Kellie

Kellie

Having worked as a bartender and a manager and now as a consultant and trainer, I have written a few articles about my thoughts on the issue here: www.barbizz.com/commentary. My concern is about the attack on one's self-esteem in addition…

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Aradia

Aradia

I worked in restaurants in NYC, LA & ATL. It's the hardest work I've ever done, physically & mentally. You have to be a Customer Service pro, manage time like a champ, and be physically strong and stand/walk for as…

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