jennifermelfi:

I’d like to point out for all the non-service industry folks that in most restaurants, not only do servers make waaaaay less than minimum wage [2.13/hr here], but so do the bussers, food runners, barbacks, and bartenders. All of those staff members are paid significantly less than minimum wage [we pay our bussers ~3/hr]. The rest of their wages come from a mandatory portion of the server’s tips that are taken and divided amongst that group. This goes one of two ways; that portion is either based on sales [such as a flat 5% of your sales is taken out of your tips] OR based on your tips [a flat 20% of your tips are taken].

So when you stiff a server, or tip shitty, or whatever, best case scenario, they work at a restaurant whose tip-out is tip-based, which means the bussers, who clean up after you and before you, and clean your shitty bathroom messes, and the food runners, who prep and expedite and bring the food to your table, and the people who made your drinks and stocked the bar and kept the bar clean, are LITERALLY NOT GETTING PAID

or

and this is the one that really, really gets me, if your server works at a restaurant with a sales based tip out, they can end up PAYING to serve you. if my tip is less than 5% of the tables bill, I am then required to PAY out of my other tips for the OPPORTUNITY to wait on your table.

you’re not just not paying me, or fighting the system, or whatever. you are not paying almost the entire staff! or you are making me PAY for waiting on you!

CONGRATS!

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lonelydad38:

nessanotarized:

nativefemboy:

thartist72:

“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street. A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”

powerful Black Science Man

Exactly.

Too sick a burn not to reblog

lonelydad38:

nessanotarized:

nativefemboy:

thartist72:

“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.

A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”

powerful Black Science Man

Exactly.

Too sick a burn not to reblog

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Too real

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dailyotter:

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Something is going o with Tiny.

Something is going o with Tiny.


*saxophone that moves your soul*


worldoflis:

girldwarf:

Deconstructing Masculinity & Manhood with Michael Kimmel @ Dartmouth College

YAAAAEEESSSSSSS

You know what I like, and feel is so important? That he doesn’t say “Men thinks those are THEIR positions”. He says “We think those are OUR positions.”

As a male feminist, he still doesn’t exclude himself from the group of men.

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ein-bleistift-und-radiergummi:

Music Book Cover Designs by Einer Nerman between 1912 and the mid 1930’s.


timespacemarauder:

ask-xi:

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SAY NO TO STUPID INTERNET LAWS

The only gif needed for net neutrality.

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