Barbara

Barbara

Impossible these days. If I wasn't getting early Social Security I'd be living in my car or the streets. I don't live "high on the hog" by any stretch of the imagination. A small 1 bedroom apt, utilities, phone, car…

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Jennifer

Jennifer

I was living off tips for 10 years in Florida and Virginia. I barley made rent some months let alone afford an education. After moving to Seattle, Washington I was shocked to learned that servers made a minimum wage of…

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Kate

Kate

**warning: graphic description below** I have worked in the restaurant industry since I was fourteen. I have bussed tables, delivered, hosted, and waitressed. Soon after my 21st birthday I was offered a job selling shots for a busy sports college…

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Elliott

Elliott

Living off tips is unpredictable. I briefly worked as a server when I was in college, in Washington DC. I remember one night in particular - a group of teens came into the sports bar and tried to order beer.…

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Johnnie

Johnnie

Many things have changed for servers over the years. When I started serving, it was simple. You earned tips and the restaurant got a break on labor costs, because tipped employees received the majority of their living wage from tips.…

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Tiffani

Tiffani

Living off tips is like gambling with your bills. Will you make enough to cover electricity this week? better hope no other expenses pop up. Both my boyfriend and I work at the same restaurant. We live together and split…

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