If you think you’re underpaid, just wait until you hear this story.
One woman has taken to TikTok to tell the story of how she was paid just one cent for six weeks of work at a restaurant in Nashville.
The 25-year-old waitress, named Liny, uploaded the video with the caption ‘tip your servers!’
Minimum wage in the States is $2.13 an hour. But, in Tennessee where she lives, numerous taxes are taken from earned income. And according to Liny that left her with only a $0.01 paycheque from the restaurant.
Some of the comments read:
“It’s not my job to pay your bills. I got my own to pay.”
“Blame the businesses you’re working for, not the consumers,” another viewer concurred. “In other countries, they don’t need to tip because they pay a living wage.”
“I’ve easily made $4400 a month being a server. Don’t let those empty checks fool you if you’re serving and making so much more than you get as an hourly rate,” a third person wrote.