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2020-12-02These are screenshots from the timesupnow Instagram page. A December 2020 report on food service workers in NY state found that they are experiencing decreased tips when they attempt to enforce social distancing rules and increased incidences of sexual harassment.
2020-07-27In this interview with infectious disease specialist Cynthia Snider and clinical psychologist David Gutterman, they outline some tips for navigating college during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pair outlines important issues like wearing a mask, social distancing, and proper hygiene. This interview also touches on the anxiety and uneasy feelings both parents and students are feeling going back to a crowded campus. All in all, it’s important to listen to oneself and keep a line of open communication, as well as stay safe and stay healthy. If everyone follows these guidelines, these two experts feel that universities should be able to allow students safely.
2020-07-01High-end food servers rejoiced when this article hit. The back of the house food staff and ma-and-pa restaurant servers did not. Why? Because prep cooks, line cooks, bussers, barbacks, dishwashers, and everyone who makes a restaurant run don't get tips. In some cities and states it's illegal to pay tips to the back of the house. Back of the house gets paid minimum wage while some waiters can make hundreds of dollars in tips a night. As for ma-and-pa restaurants, waiters still make more then back-of-the-house but 50% tips would make food unaffordable for their customers leading to no tips at all. This article means well but requiring 50% tips of customers would only further hurt the food industry.