Restaurants had a tough year. That doesn’t mean, however, you owe the owners any sympathy for continuing to mistreat their employees. Sure, tipping is a regular practice in this country, but it’s still not required. You’re supposed to tip more for great service, less for poor service, or… you know… fight for a system where everyone gets paid a living wage and isn’t dependent on the kindness of strangers. At the very least, your boss should not shame customers about not paying you enough. That’s their fault. Thankfully, when a restaurant owner posted a flyer about tipping their underpaid staff, the internet was there to fire back.
The debate over minimum wage is a tricky one. On the one hand, it should be about $23 if we’re basing it on inflation and America’s GDP. On the other hand, companies want to protect their bottom line while exploiting their workers. Fun. It’s a fun debate we’re having. Honestly, I’m glad people are at least aware that paying anyone $5.50 is utter bullshit, however, I didn’t realize they were going to out themselves on a flyer for their business.
Let us now relish in the insanity that is this post.