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10 Most Popular Jobs Stories of 2013

10 Most Popular Jobs Stories of 2013

From chimney sweeps to restaurant receipts

Vanishing jobs and dangerous jobs, photos of the inside scene, minimum wage workers and restaurant receipts were topics drawing the most attention in 2013. 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 »

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 »

Waitress Fired For Facebook Post Complaining About Bad Tippers

Waitress Fired For Facebook Post Complaining About Bad Tippers

Famous Dave's workers made a nasty slam that got them fired.

Famous Dave's franchise employees implied Native Americans were bad tippers. Read More »

Papa John's Workers Fired After Butt-Dialing Customers

Papa John's Workers Fired After Butt-Dialing Customers

By Susanna Kim Papa John's Chairman and CEO John Schnatter apologized to a customer in Sanford, Fla., for a racist rant a Papa John's delivery man inadvertently left on the customer's voicemail. After he delivered a pizza to the Sanford customer and his wife Sunday evening, the delivery man "butt dialed" the... Read More »

Pastor Refuses To Pay Tip -- And Receipt Goes Viral [UPDATE]

Pastor Refuses To Pay Tip -- And Receipt Goes Viral [UPDATE]

Employees have on occasion been guilty of doctoring receipts to say offensive things. There was the Hooters receipt that referred to two Korean immigrant customers as "Chinx" (they filed suit), the Maryland RadioShack employee who called a customer an "ugly itch" on her receipt, from "ghettohood, usa." But... Read More »

Is A Revolution Underway In How Much We Tip Waiters?

Is A Revolution Underway In How Much We Tip Waiters?

The story of the Tower of Babel is understood to be a parable on humanity's disparate nature. When the species coalesced pridefully around the construction of an imposing tower, the higher being made the decision to divide humanity. And so humans began speaking distinct languages. Along the way we've diverged... Read More »

Wealthy Banker Reportedly Tells Waitress To 'Get A Real Job'

Wealthy Banker Reportedly Tells Waitress To 'Get A Real Job'

Update: On Monday evening, the True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach released a statement, which called the receipt "altered and exaggerated." The "Future Ex Banker" blog and Twitter account, which originally posted and sent out the image, have both been taken down. It's tough to be a food server. Most... Read More »

Hotel To Pay Out $1.3 Million For Taking Waiters' Tips

Hotel To Pay Out $1.3 Million For Taking Waiters' Tips

Tacking a 15 or 20 percent gratuity charge on a bill is a good way to ensure that your waitstaff isn't stiffed by stingy patrons. It turns out that it's also a way for management to pocket some extra cash while stiffing its waitstaff. Such practices have becoming increasingly common, or at least increasingly... Read More »

How Much Do Service Professionals Really Rely On Your Tips?

How Much Do Service Professionals Really Rely On Your Tips?

Most service professionals rely on tips, most famously a restaurant's wait staff, whose base pay is a far cry from the minimum wage. But there are many others we may not think of tipping, or tipping very much, even though they also depend on our generosity for a chunk of their take-home pay. Read More »

Tipping Guidelines For The Holidays And Beyond

Tipping Guidelines For The Holidays And Beyond

If you're pinching your pennies a little tighter this year, you may be tempted to hold back on handing extra dollars to the service providers in your life. But, if you do, remember that skipping a worker's gratuity, in many cases, would be like your boss saying to you, "Hey, guess what? We're going to cut your... Read More »

The Jobs That Make The Most In Tips

The Jobs That Make The Most In Tips

Tips have reached a tipping point. The amount people in the service industry make in tips is up for the first time in three years, according to a report published today by PayScale. The online compensation data company reported that tips fell 5% between 2008 and 2009, remained flat from 2009 to 2010, but rose... 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 »

Why Waiters Give The Most Generous Tips

Why Waiters Give The Most Generous Tips

Tipping has become almost a science these days. According to one study, informing customers of the exact dollar value of 15 percent and 20 percent of their bill actually encourages their generosity. According to another, people tip more if their waitresses stand closer, while another study found that squatting... Read More »

Tipping Tips for the Holidays and Beyond

Tipping Tips for the Holidays and Beyond

If your household budget is extra lean this year, you may be tempted to scrimp on tipping the service providers in your life. But, if you do, remember that skipping a worker's gratuity, in many cases, would be like your boss saying to you, "Hey, guess what? We're going to cut your pay by 20 percent this... Read More »

Two Cents on Tipping: Who, When and How Much

Two Cents on Tipping: Who, When and How Much

Tipping can be an awkward and uncomfortable situation for many people. How much is too little versus how much is too much? Is it customary to tip your garbage worker and you mailman? What about the guitar playing songstress at your local coffee shop? Luckily there are rules of thumb for the myriad of service... Read More »

Please Tip Your Waiter!

Please Tip Your Waiter!

"If you can't afford to tip, then don't eat out!" someone tweeted to me when I asked for thoughts on tipping, being tipped, and the general world of customer-service jobs in America. And, while most people I spoke to -- on both sides of the table -- agree with this, it's a sad fact that in many states, people... Read More »

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