Why are food servers exempt from minimum wage law? I am thinking this person brings me something to put in my mouth and swallow, I would like it if they were worth more than $2.13 an hour. I know, I know, the old thinking about tips make up for it. That is a fine and accepted idea but the tip usually comes after the eating and I don’t want some server thinking, by mistake, that I am a poor tipper and poisoning me before I lay down my usual 25%.
So lets all bite the bullet on restaurant prices and only go to restaurants that pay a person a living wage. I realize the mega corporations that now own most of the restaurants will scream about how they can’t afford it while their CEOs fish from their personal yachts and charge us $1.99 for 3 cents worth of ice tea.
Also, while we are shopping for a place to eat lets consider how many hours their managers are working. Did you know it is very common for a restaurant manager to work a sixty hour week? Next time you go in a restaurant and you tell the manager you are going to call home office because of the service ask that manager how many hours they have worked that day. Ask them how many hours they have worked that week. Then call home office and tell them that you believe if they worked their employees less hours than prisoners doing hard labor maybe their restaurant wouldn’t be so slow and the food so cold.
Try my suggestions and I think you will find the people that are responsible for insuring your food safety are treated slightly better than slaves.