Proudly Clueless Banker to Likely Weary Waitress: 1% Tip and Get A Real Job

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Abby Zimet

Some jerk of a banker who ate a $135 meal at a California restaurant left his server this $1.33 tip, along with the sneering suggestion to "get a real job." The transaction was recorded by his dining companion and evidently conflicted underling, who on his "confessional" blog Future Ex-Banker describes himself as "an admittedly willing—albeit reluctant—cog in the wheel of this increasingly ugly industry," and says his boss "so loathes the 99%" that he makes a habit of this sort of thing. The blog is now gone; apparently so is he from his job. Meanwhile, restaurant workers are fighting back nationwide and most notably in Florida, where there's a move, incredibly, to lower the minimum wage from $4.65 to $2.13.

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