Did you know?
The federal minimum wage for restaurant workers and others who receive tips is $2.13 per hour—it’s been stuck at $2.13 for almost 25 years.
The waitress who’s topping off your coffee at 4 am in the nearly empty diner is getting a $17.04 paycheck for her eight-hour shift, guaranteed.
The New York Times says almost 70 percent of tipped workers are women, a very large percentage of them are minorities, and 40 percent of the female workers are mothers.
American restaurants employ about seven percent of American women. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports that almost 40 percent of all sexual harassment claims come from restaurant workers.
You knew that waitressing is a tough job.
Bet you didn’t know exactly how tough it is.
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