This is what we call elitism. Actresses Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams and Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), formed a posse to come to the rescue of poor minimum wage earning actresses who have to smile at customers for money. This was just too much for the uppity ladies to stand. To better send them into more sound slumbers in their silk-sheeted beds, they’re demanding New York institute a better minimum wage, thus eliminating the need for tips, sparing poor waitresses from harassment and the like. Turns out waitresses would rather keep their tips and lose the actresses:
“The resounding message from servers in New York to these actresses in Hollywood is to just leave us alone,” said Maggie Raczynski, a bartender at an Outback Steakhouse in upstate New York. “These celebrities have literally no idea. I feel like they need to butt out.”
I didn’t even have to read the full article to know waitresses would hate this idea. A good waitress, or perhaps that’s “server” for those people who never exercise, make bank. As in there are some servers with college degrees in decent studies, not lesbian dance, who forgo an office job to wait on tables. Because, as already stated, they rake in major cash via tips. Cash tips are hard to trace via taxes, by the way.
In the middle stands Mr. Cuomo, who proposed eliminating the subminimum wage early last year, setting off the debate. Ms. Schumer recently spoke with the governor to try persuade him to stop letting businesses pay their tipped workers less.
Pro-tip to Amy Schumer, Amy Poehler, Michelle Williams and Carrie Bradshaw who taints all that she touches: if you want to ensure waitresses earn a good living, leave a good tip which doesn’t include advocating on their behalf which could lead to fewer earnings, not more. Best to keep the lip service for the screen. And other unmentionables.
But hey, at least these actresses can think they feel good about themselves, “fighting for the little guy.”