No skill? You try multi-tasking with respect to ensuring the satisfaction of 20 or more different personalities in a fast-paced, high pressure environment with any myriad of hazards (safety, sanitation, etc.) and managing minute-by-minute change to the work environment as well as the disposition and abilities of production staff -all at once- regardless of the kind of day the customer or server is having.
If you call that no-skill, you are woefully lacking in perspective. Also, the wage you are listing is inconsistent since a slow day may only net a fraction of that amount, and that level of income only occurs during the hours of 6-9, 11-2, and 7:30-9:30 on a few days of the week.
Never been there, eh? That's okay. Your server understands that too. Waiting tables is an art, a science, and a skill.
As a side note; most servers don't care for the Sunday brunch crowd; higher volume, larger groups (usually calculated by the customers to be one below the threshold to trigger an automatic gratuity and separate checks to boot), lower return per table. If it weren't for the volume, it wouldn't be worth it.
That's absolutely correct. Used to be TIPS (which used to be given in advance--To Insure Proper Service) and gratuities upon a patron's visit were not taxed. It wasn't until the '80s that the taxation of such monies occurred in response to a congressman's visit to Vegas. However, by the same stroke, no changes were made with regard to the reduced wage requirement until recently. The standard of $2.13/hr remained despite multiple minimum wage increases for hourly employees.
Whether they make it or not, servers are taxed at a minimum of 8% of their total sales.
Now, when you consider that a bulk of a server's income is from gratuities, that engenders an interesting point for consideration; when I was a server, due to the wage dynamic, my #1 priority was my customer and the boss could go take a flying leap since I knew where most of my bread and butter came from.
A worser situation is where employers "pool" tips and distribute them evenly, and include bussers and sometimes cooks in that equation--people NOT required to claim tips, but receive them just the same. Also, this effectively causes friction ranks where one server excels at raking it in, another performs sub-par, and wait-staff can't do a danged thing about it except complain to management who could typically care less so long as there are no customer complaints.
Routinely, servers report & record 10-15% of their sales whether they make it or not which is an effective compromise when patrons are pinching their pennies and has nothing to do with the level of service delivered. Any above that goes right back into the economy whether through savings, purchases of goods or services, or paying-down existing debts.
Servers, better than about anyone out there, understand customer service as their #1 priority, which boosts the business and even serves to bolster advertising via the most persuasive & effective method; Word Of Mouth.
Notwithstanding the notable lack of any significant social scene for the age bracket most likely to produce the most up-to-date, driven, to say nothing of gifted IT professionals. In this respect, the city needs to do exactly as you suggest--become more progressive and do a better job keeping with the times.
DESE has been around for a long time. What it does is set the bar for minimum qualifications, performance and conduct standards. It ensures a uniform level of challenges and achievement expectations for students and educators alike. Unfortunately, among a demographic where students cannot be motivated despite an educator's best efforts that conform to the requirements, people often confuse failing parents and students with teacher ability.
I'm fine with no revenue going to pay for abortions, which is the current state of affairs. What Blaine is trying to accomplish is effectively holding a gun to the heads of women's health clinics to cut funding for everything else if they also provide abortions funded from other revenue streams. So, in his own way, he's kind of attempting to promote a higher percentage of families meeting the requisites for state assistance, you know, a larger population of those among the "welfare state" that you -will- pay for.
Hon Rep. Luetkemeyer,
You are not seriously "Pro-Life" unless you have opened your home to foster children, or are actively on an adoption for children regardless of race, age, or disability. You're simply "Anti-Abortion", or "Anti-Choice". Furthermore, going so far as to intrude upon the decision a single woman makes concerning her own body, that is as broad and intrusive as government can get, which eliminates you from being a true "Conservative". You are simply attempting to place the moral obligations of your own choosing upon another by denying them a choice that is none of your business.
A 3rd District voter
No, there wasn't. I said as much waaay-way up in the top of this comment chain.
Does she have a history of practicing gender discrimination? I don't know. The only thing I've seen espoused along those lines was by J Clay/connor with no source cited, only an example given.
There's a reason you don't begin seeing many male teachers until "middle school"--simple primate family dynamics. It's as ingrained in your DNA as is a vast majority of people's fears of snakes and spiders.
Consider who a kid most likely cries for first when they're hurt or sick? Ah. Now you understand.
It's not a Lib/Fem agenda.
No prob. I am just tired of all the back-n-forth when the SCOTUS has settled the matter as a subject of intelligent debate or civilized discourse in any place outside a court of law. It takes up entirely too much bandwidth besides.
I'm not speaking for John, Sequoia. But I do have something as current as 2008 for you to read: District of Columbia v. Heller 544 USC 570 (2008)
To sum up; The Supreme Court, the highest law in the land held that it is the right of an individual to keep and bear arms. The decision includes reference to many historical precedents. Pretty sure that should cover your inquiry. Peruse at your leisure. You're arguing on the wrong side and with the wrong parties. Feel free to challenge the decision as you may.
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