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Minimum Wages for Tipped Employees

The United States Department of Labor has a nifty little interactive map showing the minimum wage for tipped employees for all US states and territories. The map is part of a larger web page that includes a table outlining the various minimum wages for all states.It might be a good place to start for folks developing arguments associated with the minimum wage.


(courtesy of Kayce Jendraszek)


McDonald’s Employees Strike To Protest Sexual Misconduct: How To Prevent Misconduct At Your Company

1. Research indicates that a vast number of fast food employees have experienced unwanted sexual advances. Forty percent of women in the fast food industry have experienced unwanted sexual advances and 28% of women have experienced various forms of harassment in the workplace.

Source: McDonald’s Employees Strike To Protest Sexual Misconduct: How To Prevent Misconduct At Your Company

The Hidden Limits of the ‘All-You-Can-Eat’ Buffet

Here is a fun little piece that discusses the strategies employed by owners of all-you-can-eat buffets and some ways to work the system (via Neatorama).


By and large, though, the curious economics of AYCE deals (did you know that if the buffet costs more, you’ll find it tastier? It’s true!) allow restaurants to take champion eaters in stride. “For every big, hungry guy or gal who can really eat his or her weight in crab legs, buffets count on a few who won’t,” wrote Bourree Lam for a column on the smorgasbord business in The Atlantic. It’s this law of averages that makes it difficult for any random customer to get the boot over a massive meal — even if that’s what they’ve set out to accomplish.

Source: The Hidden Limits of the ‘All-You-Can-Eat’ Buffet – MEL Magazine

The Tipping Equation – The New York Times

Here is an interesting story about tipping from the New York Times

It was a woman, a man and their two children. She had walked their daughters to the bathroom. He grabbed my hand and said: “I want you to know you are so beautiful. Take this.” And there was a piece of paper in my hand. He said: “You can call me any evening after 9 p.m. She goes to bed.” I wanted so bad to go tell his wife, but he was the one filling out the credit card slip. I needed the $20 tip.

Source: The Tipping Equation – The New York Times

Reservoir Dogs Tipping Scene

Reservoir Dogs was among Quentin Tarantino’s (Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, etc.) first movies. Like most of his movies, it is super-violent with plenty of vulgar and insulting language. Regardless, this is a fun scene: