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First Hooters Girl Lynne Austin Looks Back After 30 Years

First Hooters Girl Lynne Austin Looks Back After 30 Years

There have been 300,000 Hooters girls since 1983

Hooter's is marking its 30th anniversary. The first Hooters girl Lynne Austin looks back. Read More »

'Undercover Boss:' Buffets, Inc., CEO Anthony Wedo Invites Struggling Dishwasher To A Second Serving

Skye is kept on even after a bad performance and attitude

Anthony Wedo has been turning around Buffets, Inc., since he took over. Yet on "Undercover Boss" he met a struggling worker who says he "hates" his job. Read More »

Campaign For Racist Receipt Waitress Draws 5-Figure Tip

Campaign For Racist Receipt Waitress Draws 5-Figure Tip

"Tips for Toni" campaign collects $10,749

A waitress who had a receipt with "none" on the Tip line and the N-word on the "Total" line was blown away by funds collected by fundraisers who heard of her plight. Read More »

NY Bakery Fined $25,000 For Telling Applicant No Hire Because She's Black

NY Bakery Fined $25,000 For Telling Applicant No Hire Because She's Black

25-year old Jamilah DeCosta applied for a counter position in 2011.

25-year old Jamilah DeCosta applied for a counter position in 2011. She says she was told she coudn't be hired because of her skin color. Read More »

Waitress Claims She Was Left A $200,000 Tip

Waitress Claims She Was Left A $200,000 Tip

There's no independent proof. Could it be real?

After just another day on the job, a St. Louis waitress says she received a receipt with a $200,000 tip. Read More »

'Breastaurant' Boom: Hooters-Style Eateries Proliferate

'Breastaurant' Boom: Hooters-Style Eateries Proliferate

By Candice Choi NEW YORK -- The waitresses at Twin Peaks wear skimpy plaid tops that accentuate their chests. In case you didn't catch the joke, the chain's logo is an image of two pointy, snow-capped mountains. And the sports bar doesn't stop there: It promises "scenic views." Twin Peaks owner Randy DeWitt... Read More »

Female Waitresses Endure Pervasive Harassment And Lower Wages, Says Report

Female Waitresses Endure Pervasive Harassment And Lower Wages, Says Report

Restaurant workers are five times more likely to be sexually harassed than the general working population. Servers are three times more likely to live in poverty, and twice as likely to rely on food stamps. As a new report from the Restaurant Opportunities Center states: "Essentially, many of the workers who... Read More »

Woman Cursed Out By Barbecue Restaurant, She Says, For Bad Yelp Review

Woman Cursed Out By Barbecue Restaurant, She Says, For Bad Yelp Review

More and more servers are outing customers who skip on their their tips. A Brooklyn delivery man has been uploading tales of bad tippers to his blog 15 Percent. Other slighted waitstaff have been venting their frustration on Lousy Tippers and Stained Apron. But one barbecue joint in Atlanta has gone further,... Read More »

Tipping In The Recession, Service Professionals Speak Out

Tipping In The Recession, Service Professionals Speak Out

The industries hit hardest by the recession are well known. They're usually involved in building things Americans can no longer afford (construction workers, carmakers, architects). Less talked about is the suffering of the tipping industries, the professions that rely on tips to survive. Read More »

The Best And Worst Industries To Find Love

The Best And Worst Industries To Find Love

There are very few rates as depressing as employment in this country, but one of them may be marriage. The number of weddings in America has been declining for decades, since premarital sex and cohabitation are no longer taboo, women go to college for more than their "MRS" and high divorce rates have left... Read More »

The Taco Bell Love Spell: Chihuahuas, Chalupas and Co-Workers In Handcuffs

The Taco Bell Love Spell: Chihuahuas, Chalupas and Co-Workers In Handcuffs

It was a dramatic romantic gesture. Jason Dean, an employee at the Ringgold Taco Bell in Georgia handcuffed himself to an 18-year-old co-worker in the food chain's parking lot on Monday night, reported the Chattanooga News. Read More »

Should Waiters Require Professional Training?

Should Waiters Require Professional Training?

Amid the Great Recession, the so-called Generation Debt is seeing lawyers graduate without job prospects, and the onetime masters of the universe on Wall Street reaching out to the government of New York City for employment help. Indeed, with the rise of the developing world, the millennial generation may be... Read More »

Job Openings Rose In June, Though Levels Are Low

Job Openings Rose In June, Though Levels Are Low

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON (AP) -- Employers posted more job openings in June and layoffs fell, a sign that hiring could improve a bit in the coming months. The number of available jobs rose to 3.1 million, up from 3 million in May, the Labor Department said Wednesday. It was the highest total... Read More »

10 Jobs For Foodies: Turn Eating Into Earning

10 Jobs For Foodies: Turn Eating Into Earning

By Beth Braccio Hering, Special to CareerBuilder For those who don't just eat to live but live to eat, here are 10 jobs where a passion for food is a prerequisite for success: Read More »

Working Stiff:  Fired As A Busboy From Dante's Sea Catch, Pier 39

Working Stiff: Fired As A Busboy From Dante's Sea Catch, Pier 39

I moved to San Francisco on November 4, 1979. I remember the date because the first day I did stand up for real was November 4, 1974, and the day I married my first wife was November 4, 1981. Just a coincidence. But an odd one. When I left Milwaukee, I was working on stage maybe six times per month. All the... Read More »

Navy Program Aims To Get Its Vets Civilian Jobs

Navy Program Aims To Get Its Vets Civilian Jobs

By MELISSA NELSON CORRY STATION NAVY BASE, Fla. (AP) -- The president and some members of Congress want tax breaks, expensive studies and even a "reverse boot camp" to tackle the unemployment rate among veterans, which runs higher than the national average. Another option the Navy would like to see: Expand a... Read More »

Florida Waitress Repays Bad Tippers By Stealing Credit-Card Info

Florida Waitress Repays Bad Tippers By Stealing Credit-Card Info

A disgruntled waitress is at the heart of a credit-card skimming scam that has affected at least nine customers of a Port Richey, Fla., eatery known as Mugs N Jugs. Food server Kathryn Shana'e Perez, 25, swiped the credit card information using a skimmer -- a small, handheld electronic device that scans and... Read More »

U.S. Service Industry Grows At Slowest Pace In 17 Months

U.S. Service Industry Grows At Slowest Pace In 17 Months

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER WASHINGTON -- Restaurants, hotels, retailers and financial companies saw more business in July, but the broader U.S. service industry experienced its weakest growth in 17 months. The report Wednesday from the Institute for Supply Management confirms other data that show the... Read More »

Office Humor: Fast-Food Workers Flummoxed by Funnymen [Video]

Office Humor: Fast-Food Workers Flummoxed by Funnymen [Video]

Would you like fries with that? Employees at fast-food restaurants tend to have fairly simple, repetitive days at work. The process of taking customers' orders, preparing food and serving it as quickly as possible is an oft-thankless job. Some jokesters from around the world have made an effort to spice up... Read More »

Now Hiring: Restaurant Industry Adds Half Million Jobs

Now Hiring: Restaurant Industry Adds Half Million Jobs

While the recovery is stalling in some industries, the restaurant industry is really cooking. Restaurants are expected to add 425,000 jobs this summer season, a 4.6 percent increase over the March 2011 employment level, according to the most recent National Restaurant Association projections. Read More »

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