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[–] defiantKITTY 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

It's a little more complicated because there are multiple minimum wages, there's one for non-tipped employees and tipped employees. Currently, the federal minimum for tipped employees is $2.13, but that is contingent on the employee receiving at least $30/month in tips.

I'm not sure about the specifics of the various $15 min wage proposals, and whether it's meant to replace all min wages, or just non-tipped, but either way I think it will be interesting to see if the culture of tipping will be affected by these changes.

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[–] nomarthedog 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

In NY the cook at Fridays will make less than the cook at Mcdonalds because Mcdonalds is fast food. It will not be at $15 an hour in upstate till 2021. I work at a Mcdonalds in highschool, as my first job. I like to think I learned a lot. I made 4.25 an hour and since I had no bills it was all gravy. No way they hire highschool kids to do that job now.