Erika Medeiros (Rhode Island)

Erika Medeiros (Rhode Island)

I am 23 years old, and I’ve been working in the restaurant industry for 7 years. Last week, I worked a 30 hour week and walked away with $22.90 in my hourly paycheck. That’s maybe enough to buy myself a…

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Ricky Mercado (Rhode Island)

Ricky Mercado (Rhode Island)

My name’s Ricky Mercado. Born and raised in Providence, RI and I’m a server here in Providence, Rhode Island. We don’t get paid not even a quarter of what we’re worth as servers, and I believe we deserve to get…

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Joshua P. (Miami, Florida)

Joshua P. (Miami, Florida)

living off tips is not the easiest way to live by. we work three times harder then everyone else as much hours hours as any other industry but get paid less. some people dont realize we make our money off…

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Katherine (Miami, Florida)

Katherine (Miami, Florida)

Although I enjoyed being a waitress it was very difficult to survive making $2.13 in North Carolina from 2001 to 2004. Even though I had a full time job and followed a budget I could not afford to rent my…

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I have worked for a decade at Denny's. I make 2.93 an hour plus tips. My paycheck every 2 weeks is around 100 bucks. Not much help for a family of 6. Now my company has taken away our vacation…

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Jason S. (West Hills, California)

Jason S. (West Hills, California)

Hello I want to discuss the management side of the kitchen. I want to discuss the ludicrous culture and mentality of the owner'a and upper management in Restaurants and hotels. I have personally witnessed , chefs being over worked and…

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Erik F. (Denver, Colorado)

Erik F. (Denver, Colorado)

Living off tips is one of the worst career choices anyone can make. I have been born and raised in the restaurant industry and understand how fickle your income can be. The fact that tipped employees are not guaranteed benefits,…

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