Living off tips is horrible. It would be less gruesome if we could at least get the normal minimum wage. I have a college degree but I live in a small town and having been trying to save up money to move out of this town and move to a city where I can obtain a real job with my degree. I am forced to rely on the kindness of society to live, which as we all can see, that kindness is diminishing, as is society. I have worked two jobs, working up to 80 hours a week just to save money and be able to move. I do not have any children, but that makes me a minority in the service industry, many of us are mothers, and students, and all we want to do is make a living. It would be so amazing to at least get a paycheck from making minimum wage like everybody else does.