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Post Reply Restaurant servers in the Maine successfully fight minimum wage increase
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http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2017/06/29/maine-restaurant-workers-successfully-lobby-to-lower-minimum-wage.html

Restaurant workers in Maine successfully get a minimum wage increase reversed, stating concerns about rising menu prices, fewer hours, and not receiving as much in tips because people believed the increase had already gone into effect.

Dave Palmer of ROCU disagrees, says it's bigger than one state.
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Why is this in gaming?
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...I was certain I had selected General Discussion. Blast.
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Velvet_Crowe wrote:

Why is this in gaming?





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...I was certain I had selected General Discussion. Blast.


These things happen. I've moved it to GD now.
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I'm curious to know how many of those workers are there working to make a living as well as whether or not the local minimum wage was an actual living wage beforehand.
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They were being paid $4.50 plus tips, minimum wage was $9. If they didn't get enough tips, the employer had to match them (up to $9/hr)
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They were being paid $4.50 plus tips, minimum wage was $9. If they didn't get enough tips, the employer had to match them (up to $9/hr)


Thanks, but I don't live there so I have no idea whether you can actually subsist on such an income.
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gornotck wrote:

They were being paid $4.50 plus tips, minimum wage was $9. If they didn't get enough tips, the employer had to match them (up to $9/hr)


Thanks, but I don't live there so I have no idea whether you can actually subsist on such an income.


They have that here and they always make min wage. Some weeks they can make the equivalent of $15/hour if they are really good.
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Putting it another way, servers don't starve unless they are terrible or irresponsible with money.
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gornotck wrote:

Putting it another way, servers don't starve unless they are terrible or irresponsible with money.


well to be fair, no one starves in the usa becuase of food stamps.
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'I have seen servers go home with 3 to 4 hundred dollars a day with tips alone. So the tip system works as long as the people in the area are not scrooge Mic-Duck type characters. 'I know I tip anywhere from 10$ to 30$ my self, if you serve say 50 people just like me you can make 500$ to 1500$ THAT day.
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Excuse me food scarcity is a huge issue and food stamps for many only cover 28bucks
That might be the dumbest thing I've read all night
Fight for 15 and how about this everyone is unionized and they negociate wages
Sees you reference Fox (Inb4 employer threatened them) remembers that white people would vote against free air if black people got it
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gornotck wrote:

http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/2017/06/29/maine-restaurant-workers-successfully-lobby-to-lower-minimum-wage.html

Restaurant workers in Maine successfully get a minimum wage increase reversed, stating concerns about rising menu prices, fewer hours, and not receiving as much in tips because people believed the increase had already gone into effect.

Dave Palmer of ROCU disagrees, says it's bigger than one state.


lol... not getting tips should be something a worker looks foward to not having to rely on tips but being paid properly for hard work.
but MERICA i guess? (not sure if raising the minimum wage would stop that).

I can understand their reasoning though they make more money via tips im guessing.
Just remind me never to work in the American service industry any industry that relies on tips is a shitty industry imo since tipping is for when someone does a good job it changes it from being a nice surprise to an expected "oh tip me or else" kinda shit :/
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Tips have more or less worked as an inventive for longer than anyone alive today can remember, but at some point it became "expected" to tip regardless of quality of service.

The "tip me or else" mentality is protected mostly where people cannot get immediately and summarily fired for any reason.
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gornotck wrote:

Tips have more or less worked as an inventive for longer than anyone alive today can remember, but at some point it became "expected" to tip regardless of quality of service.

The "tip me or else" mentality is protected mostly where people cannot get immediately and summarily fired for any reason.


Pretty much i personally don't believe in tipping so i would never tip anywhere unless the rare occasion where i'm extremely impressed (only ever tipped at once place).
I feel if i lived in America waiters wouldn't like me since i disagree with tipping unless exemplary service.
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