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    wait staff do get minimum wage. It's just that it's officially set lower. I remember seeing an official Department of Labor poster displayed at work (I worked food service in the summers while in college) that showed what minimum wage was for tipped employees. It was abyssmal, but official. This was many years ago.

    But to your implied point that applying the standards of the lowest common denominator to the rest of us rather than including those at the bottom into minimum wage is well taken. And minimum wage should be a living wage.

    "The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?" ~Orwell, "1984"

    by Lily O Lady on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 08:46:39 AM PST

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