Kathleen

Kathleen

When I was seventeen years old I worked as a hostess at a popular restaurant in Westwood, CA. One evening one of the regular customers came in and grabbed me on the behind. I was shocked and scared by this.…

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Alexandra

Alexandra

When I worked as a cocktail waitress, I was not a veteran so I was routinely given sections that didn't have customers or didn't tip well. When I got my check, the company estimated how much tips they thought I…

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Ellen

Ellen

Living off tips is dis-empowering. Mine is a slightly different angle on being a server. Chefs can be daunting, egotistical people who know they can make or break your ability to serve efficiently and well. At more than one restaurant…

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Christina

Christina

My boss would approach me and tell me how good I looked while stroking my arms and shoulder. I was 19, and he was was in his forties. It made me feel helpless because I needed the money to support…

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Jane

Jane

Living off tips is ridiculously hard and unpredictable. I started working in restaurant/bars when I was just 13 as a bus girl. I worked my way up to hostess and waitress. I was sexually harrassed on a daily basis and…

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