Perhaps it’s because I spent years being a waitress where tips are not above and beyond pay, but your actual paycheck, that I have an attitude about tip buckets at so many establishments. But this constant attitude of deserving more for doing your basic job, annoys me. I notice that there’s never a tip bucket at the crucial jobs; the Emergency Room, the Animal Shelter, the teachers desk or at the police station. But instead, once a job is provided and the recipient is grateful, the workers, who often make wages similar to the popular tip bucket jobs, then recommends the individual give a donation back to the organization or even pay it forward. What a difference. From an emphasis on the person doing the job (and their need for immediate reinforcement) to the job that really needs to be done (and their desire to have more people embrace it). […]
So great to see New Jersey pushing the law to ban cat declawing. https://phys.org/news/2017-02-declaw-cats-jersey.html The surgery, where the end of the cats fingers are amputated, often ends up with cats not using their litter boxes and eventually being given up to animal shelters. Outlawed in England since 2006, it’s nice to see a state pushing to end this barbaric practice.