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Take the $100 Tip Challenge to Make Someone's Christmas and Your Own

Heather Spires | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Heather Spires

We're giving to a person who is working hard and trying to support her family on minimum wage and $2 tips. But this moment of giving is not just for her -- it's also for us.

Respect Is an Action Verb

Valerie Alexander | Posted 08.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

As long as I behave the way I know I need to, I'll never lose the most important respect of all -- respect for myself. And self-respect is the core requirement for a happy life.

Luke 1:39-45(46-55): The Other Side of the Tray

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 02.15.2014 | Religion
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

And there is the key to Christmas joy. The little-known secret of Christmas is that our joy is full when we study and learn from Mary as servant, God as servant, Jesus as servant, and become servants ourselves. When we do, our joy will be full.

10 Ways To Prevent Your Bartender Or Server From Going Insane This Christmas Season

Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

There isn’t enough Xanax in the universe to make the blood money of Christmas time in the service industry entirely tolerable.

Catskills Journeys-Waiting: 38 Years Working at the Miss Monticello Diner

Steven Kurlander | Posted 07.28.2013 | New York
Steven Kurlander

In this day and age, it's very hard to find a dedicated employee who has worked for one company that long. What really makes Connie unique? She is a professional waitress, through and through.

Dealing With Second-String Players

Michael Sanson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Home
Michael Sanson

I ask you, restaurant operators, do you use second- or third-string players on slow nights, hoping they won't mess up too much? If so, how do you avoid major missteps? And readers, do you sense you're dealing with second stringers on slow nights?

Where Are You Taking Your Mom to Eat This Mothers' Day?

Saru Jayaraman | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Saru Jayaraman

This Mother's Day, wherever you take your mom, ask the manager at the end of the meal about the hourly wage of servers and bussers in the restaurant before tips, and whether they provide paid sick days.

The Truth About $2.13

Saru Jayaraman | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics
Saru Jayaraman

The one irrefutable fact which restaurant lobbyists seem intent on ignoring is that in the eight states, including California, which do not have tipped penalties on restaurant workers, the restaurant industry is thriving.

'Standard' Waitresses Say They Were Fired For Not Being Tall Enough

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Two cocktail waitresses from the Standard hotel claim they were fired for not being "willowy, svelte and statuesque runway models", reports the Daily ...

Valentine's Day and Leaving a Tip for the "Little People"

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Take a good look around and if you're looking down Put a little love in your heart -Jackie DeShannon In the early 1990's, I was one of the nation...

Tell Us: What Should Restaurant Diners Never Do?

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Meathead

The New York Times has published the "100 Things Restaurant Staffers Should Never Do." Clearly this is a contentious relationship. Now it's time to turn the tables.