The Hot Topic Sizzle is: Possible wage increase for minimum wage earners like ……. Waiters? Waitresses? How ’bout those Dishwashers?
But actually there was an article in the paper last week talking about an increase for all, no matter if you’re in the food industry or not. Since I am in the food industry, I started to think of who would really be affected… I mean is the food industry any different than any other industry, in what they pay staff?
I DON’T KNOW CHEF!
Well, a report just came out from The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) saying that 40% of all restaurant employees live in poverty. People often ask me what restaurant I own or work at. I usually laugh. Mostly because it’s not my goal. My goal is to end hunger in San Diego (just a small girl with a small dream) lol with my foundation “No-Face-Goes-Un-Fed”. And to fund that, I’m going to create a cooking show, not currently on TV. It’s a great idea for a show, but if I share it with you I’ll have to send Louie over to tape your mouth…. So I’ll just keep it to myself until I actually film it! lol
I’ve always contributed in some way to making the world a better place. I’ve worked for non-profits, and personally funded programs to give a hand up (not a hand out). But when we get into politicks, you loose me. And that’s where we are with this increase.