Even in this greedy country where we try to get paid the most for doing the least amount of work we have ignored the needs of the restaurant workers who get paid the least amount of wages and who have little or no representation in our government. The minimum wage for tipped workers, that staff you were just so very rude to, is $2.13 per hour. That is compared to Chinese I Pod factory workers except this is not China and these people touch what we eat.
The author of this book is also the Co-Founder /C0-Director of a place called the Restaurant Opportunities Center. She points out that the tipped worker doesn’t even get the $2.13 per hour because your wages go entirely to taxes so you can literally get a pay check that says on the paper , This Is Not A Pay Check and there is a zero amount on the check. So they really live on their tips which is now suggested to be at 15 to 20 percent of your bill. Some restaurants calculate the amount into your bill at the end of your meal.