seriously, $15/hour is barely a fucking living wage, especially if you live in a major metropolitan area. I can’t even believe that the idea of $15 a fucking hour for physical labor scandalizes some people.
I’ve worked a lot of food jobs, but large restaurant jobs are the fucking worst. I used to work as a dishwasher at Outback Steakhouse. on your feet for 10 hours at a time, scalded constantly by hot water, leaving at 3 in the morning. no lunch break, because the reasoning went that “well, you can eat while you work, so you don’t need to sit down or take a break. besides, you get to smoke a cigarette while you’re taking out that mountain of trash at the end of the night. QUIT YER WHINING.” the wage? $7/hour. after an eight-hour shift, you have enough for a tank of gas to get to work and do it all again.
if you think food service doesn’t deserve a living wage, I want to shit in your heart.
If you think food service doesn’t deserve a living wage, you already have shit in your heart.