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The Moral Dimension of Tipping

Frank G. Kirkpatrick | Posted 05.02.2014 | Money
Frank G. Kirkpatrick

There is fundamental economic moral issue at stake: A minimum wage for wait-staff jobs is not only the just thing to do to help narrow, however slightly, the growing disparity of wealth in this country.

Our Veterans Deserve More Than Tickets to a Ball Game

Larry Cohen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Let's make this Veterans Day a time to recommit to our values, as we honor those who served and those who work hard every day, whose jobs, living standards and rights are on the line.

The Tipping (Jar) Point

Jack Amiel | Posted 11.13.2013 | Business
Jack Amiel

In the last two decades, management and corporations have done better and workers have done worse. By way of the jar, bosses have found a way to keep their prices low, their profits high and pass part of their staffing costs onto consumers.

If This Is a Good Jobs Report, Just Shoot Me

Curtis Ellis | Posted 09.07.2013 | Business
Curtis Ellis

The June jobs report shows we lost 6,000 jobs in manufacturing, but added 9,000 in garden supply stores and 19,000 at amusement parks and casinos. Is this the picture of a healthy economic superpower?

Cold March Chills Job Creation

Diane Swonk | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business
Diane Swonk

Last week's employment report was discouraging but not as bad as many might think, given the role that unusually cold weather played in dampening gains.

Job Profile: Casino Bartender

Steve Gillman | Posted 12.01.2012 | Money
Steve Gillman

Although the federal minimum wage for tipped positions is at just $2.13 per hour as of 2012, and there are many low-traffic bars where the addition of tips just barely brings a employees above minimum wage, there are also places where a bartender can make a decent living with good benefits.

How to Get a Raise Without Asking

Steve Gillman | Posted 11.03.2012 | Money
Steve Gillman

Those who get tips as a normal part of their jobs often have the ability to write their own raise. It is one of the advantages to what are often seen as low-paid service jobs. Here are some of the ways that tipped employees boost their income.

Recession Turns College Graduates To Public Service Jobs

nytimes.com | CATHERINE RAMPELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

If Alison Sadock had finished college before the financial crisis, she probably would have done something corporate. Maybe a job in retail, or finance...