On When Restaurant Workers Can't Afford to Eat

I worked in restaurants as a late teen. In one high end restaurant, many of the kitchen staff were poorly paid and overworked. When I worked in fast food, theft was common. I suspect it was a result of low wages and trying to make it until pay day. I once caught a widowed mother of three stealing three regular hamburgers. She was stuffing them into her bag when I walked into the break room. She was so frightened when she looked up to see me looking at her. I didn't say anything as I figured she was stealing to feed her kids. I guess that makes me a bad person... oh well. Anyway I tell this story because I'm sure low wage restaurant workers are stealing food to feed themselves and their families. It's like restaurants are "hustling backwards". Pay workers so little that many resort to theft which makes restaurants pay x amount of dollars for high tech surveillance equipment. Why not pay workers a higher wage, most certainly high end places can afford to pay workers at least 15.00 per hour come on.

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 1:59 pm 1

On Meet The World's First Bookless Library

@erinep The libary is the one place I don't mind paying fees. I never feel guility about owing the libary. I just view it as a donation.

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:45 pm 0

On Meet The World's First Bookless Library

This makes me sad. A libary without books.

Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:37 pm 0

On Books That Are Worth The Money

@Ester Bloom thank you. I'm certainly going to read Bad Feminist ASAP. I've read a few interviews with the author. I'm really curious to read her essay about reality television. I will also look into the other books you've mentioned. Thanks

Posted on August 20, 2014 at 11:17 am 0

On Books That Are Worth The Money

Love this post. I'm looking to read a book essays by someone between 20-40 years of age. You guys have any good recommendations?

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 2:43 pm 0

On A Room in an Elderly Stranger's House, and Other Places I've Lived

@Aconite agreed. I loved reading "How Other People Do Money".

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 6:10 pm 1

On "So, What'll You Have?"

Light cranberry juice and vodka. Just a little sweet but enough alcohol to clear your allergies. Try knobs creek whiskey.

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 8:52 pm 0

On Concerning the Moral Obligations of the Wealthy

@ECW Jquick!!!!!! Come get your spouse!

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 7:56 pm 0

On What Aren't We Spending Money On?

@nnlsbin way to rub it in buddy!

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:42 pm 0

On Only Suckers Don't Buy Generic

@lemonhead3159 oh wow can you give us a general rundown on how long these things last past expiration please.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:12 pm 0