The Pain and Pleasure of Working for Tips

Working at a “gratuity-free” restaurant made waiting tables in New York worth it.

An Open Thread About Tipping on a Muffin

Some counter service staff also dislike these tip prompts, especially when they have to explain to a confused customer why the iPad is asking them to tip on a muffin pulled out of a display case. 

Work and What I Wore

Four food service jobs, four uniforms.

On Tip Prompts and Tip Regrets

Giving — in any situation — does not usually end up making us feel bad.

What Does the Trump Administration Want to Do to Tipped Workers?

This is not good.

Our Parents’ Careers: My Mother’s First Three Jobs in the United States

Yan had two choices for survival: restaurant work, or a gig at a clothing factory.

What Else Do You Do?

Every server I know hates this question.

My Career in Food

How I went from busser to baker (plus every other food-related job in between).

Can We End Tipping Culture?

Working Weddings: Being A Server At Someone Else’s Special Day