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ooooh this reminds me, i have a rant:  on saturday night, i worked from 4:30 pm to 2 am.  i was already having a bad night because i only made $100, which is horrible considering that i'm the closer, who has to work the hardest.  well at about 1:30 some assholes walked out on a $90 tab!  so on a 9 hour shift, i made $10!  oh wait, that's before tip out.  so i needed to pay $10 to work 9 hours.  >:(   

Yeah, that happened here in the Dallas area.  I have chased a few people down myself.  I have been waiting tables for 8 years now and am getting so sick of it.  Please tell me someone has a better idea for a part time job!!!
WTF? The $90 came out of your pay??? I don't even think that's LEGAL! They stole from the business, not from you! Where are you a waitress, Red China??


it's not illegal as long as, after paying for it, you still make minimum wage for the pay period.  in fact, do a google search on the subject.  i did once, and there was a link to a news story where a girl had a table walk out on her with a $150 tab.  well, she didn't want to pay it so she chased after them into the parking lot.  the people saw her coming and ran her over with their car.  now that's screwed up.....

by the way, mick, i doubt it's illegal in minnesota.  i don't know much about specific states' laws, but perhaps you have just never heard of it happening, because it's up to the restaurant's discretion. 
minnesota is really the place to go if you're looking for serving jobs, don't they make minimum wage (or more) there? i've heard they do.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Outlines?!?
« on: December 14, 2004, 12:22:07 PM »
The point of making an outline is rarely to actually use the outline, but as an excercise in and of itself.  Cognitive Psych will tell you all you need to know about how important constructing your own outline is, whether you actually study from it or not.  Personally, I must write these by hand as well...typing does nothig for me.  If you haven't figured out your individual learning style yet, next year is gonna be pretty tough, I'm going to imagine.

I have an individual learning style that I have honed through my undergrad and grad degrees, but those may not be applicable to the study of law.  I studied music, which surprisingly has alot in common with the study of law (so much so that I was able to base my PS on those similarities), but I am not sure if the habits will be sufficient for law school and I definitely do not want to trial and error this thing out.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Scott Peterson Death Penalty Poll
« on: December 14, 2004, 07:42:10 AM »
I heard a statistic (of course I don't remember the actual number) that stated the majority of the death sentences are overturned in the appeal process...I think this will be one to be overturned based on the circumstantial evidence.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Sketchiest thing you've ever done
« on: December 10, 2004, 07:25:30 AM »
Up until now I thought my need to round off the amount when I gas up my truck was bad...thank for helping me realize there are much worse compulsions.  ;)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Best President part 2 (post-1900)
« on: December 09, 2004, 12:15:49 PM »
What about Ike?  He's underrated.


Incoming 1Ls / Re: Best President part 2 (post-1900)
« on: December 09, 2004, 12:01:37 PM »

Just to clarify, I was laughing at the Taft story, not you sej.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Best President part 2 (post-1900)
« on: December 09, 2004, 11:59:35 AM »

Alright, who is pulling all the strings then?  This is the same thing people said and still say about Reagan.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Best President part 2 (post-1900)
« on: December 09, 2004, 11:48:30 AM »
Trying to cater to every single faction in America does not make a good leader IMHO...neither does licking your finger and checking the political winds before making a decision.  A leader, like FDR, chooses a course of action and sticks with it (hence why I think Bush's Dad should not be considered).

While you may not agree with what Bush says or does, you have to admit he does stick to his guns (bad choice of words probably).

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Best President part 2 (post-1900)
« on: December 09, 2004, 11:37:05 AM »
Clinton-not enough time has passed
Bush-definitely not (father...son, maybe)

How could a case be made for Bush-the-son if not enough time has passed for Clinton?

Did not mean to make that confusing...I meant that the son maybe once there has been enough time passed.  HTH   :)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Best President part 2 (post-1900)
« on: December 09, 2004, 10:21:35 AM »
Kennedy-too short of a time, but the promise was definitely there
Clinton-not enough time has passed
Bush-definitely not (father...son, maybe)

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