“Complain to the employers that pay $2.35 an hour. Complain to the government that allows the employers to pay $2.35 an hour, just a little bit below the minimum wage for the rest of America. But I don't want to hear your complaining because of a choice you made. Nobody forced them apply for said job and nobody put a gun to their heads to accept said job. All this is, is a bltch session. "Poor us, everybody didn't pay a 20% increase in the the price on the menu".”
“Actually you are. These folks are TAXED on a percentage of their sales. Do you think $2.35 is a living wage?”
ErikwithaK on May 30, 2014 at 18:22:36
“Am I going to be arrested if I don't tip? Then it's not required. A tip is a shakedown by owners.
The IRS depends on what the server reports, not a percentage of their sales. And I'm suuuure servers report every penny they're tipped. From the IRS page:
"Employees who receive cash tips of $20 or more in a calendar month while working for you, are required to report to you the total amount of tips they receive. The employees must give you written reports by the tenth of the following month. Employees who receive tips of less than $20 in a calendar month are not required to report their tips to you but must report these amounts as income on their tax returns and pay taxes, if any. "
And they chose to become servers, so I won't lose any sleep over what they make.”
“Anyone who thinks god was talking to a guy named Smith in Palmyra NY is loopy to begin with.”
isc121 on May 29, 2014 at 22:49:15
“Come on. Go all the way with it. "Who had golden tablets containing part 3 of the Bible, that God only let him see. Then when someone questioned that Smith said God would not let him read the exact same words twice" I forgot what I lied to you "and who was thrown out of every city he stopped in between NY and where he was shot."”
“Yea, I can tell by all the "faves" you garnered.”
Evelyn Atwood on May 23, 2014 at 22:15:17
“Hahaha...now, that's pretty funny. Mike, I'm posting comments on the Huffington Post website, which is one of the most liberal media outlets there is. One "fave" is good; four "faves" is a minor miracle.”