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No Tips Necessary

No Tip Restaurant

A new Philly restaurant is doing something virtually unheard of… compensating its wait staff fairly. Girard Brasserie and Bruncherie is paying $13/hr plus vacation, sick and health insurance. What’s the catch? Co-owner, Brian Oliveira, is willing to make less money, in order to have happy employees. Now there’s some food for thought.

Next time I’m in Philly visiting my daughter, I’m going to patronize this new establishment and shake his hand.

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Posted by on January 22, 2015 in Career, Family, Health, Politics


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Moving Toward Living Wage


Today the minimum wage increased $1.25 per hour in the Nation’s Capital,  moving many residents closer to a living wage.

On average, this means about $100 more per week for a family of two. There is still a ways to go, but I am glad to see the initial steps. This does NOT include restaurant workers because they receive tips (but no sick leave…smh).

Baby steps…

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Posted by on July 1, 2014 in Career, Family, Politics, Youth


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