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This Mom Shares A TikTok Of Her $9.28 Paycheck After Working For 70 Hours As A Waitress

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This Mom Shares A TikTok Of Her $9.28 Paycheck After Working For 70 Hours As A Waitress

Whatever you do, don’t forget to TIP!

Surviving on a tight budget is like standing on a ledge! Regardless of how hard you try, you will get tired and perhaps start craving for a treat.

On the big day arriving, you get to see your paycheck to find it’s just $9, how would you feel, be sincere? This exactly what recently happened to a young Texas Mother identified as Aaliyah Cortez.

Aaliyah worked for over 70 hours as a bartender and was stunned on seeing her paycheck. ‘I couldn’t afford to live off of $2.13 per hour, so I largely depend on the generosity of my customers.’ The young mother said.

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This Courageous Young Mother Working Has A Bartender At A Local Bar Has Raised Awareness About The Wages Paid In The Service Industry

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‘It’s challenging being a working mom, just because I am facing a custody battle. I would appreciate spending quality time with my son, but again I have to make a living so we both can have a good life once the custody fight ends.’ Aaliyah told Bored Panda.

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Admitting monthly paychecks doesn’t make life easier as expected, the mother-of-one continued: ‘Sincerely, each time I open a check I just giggle a bit. I and my co-workers compare checks to see who got the least as well as laugh out loud because it’s quite ridiculous how little we are paid. In all, I love my job and I am grateful to make enough to get by, but it’s difficult to think if an emergency comes up, it could really hurt my finance. I just wish we all had a consistent monthly paycheck.’

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‘To our customers, tipping helps us a lot. We rely solely on tips. We will be greatly appreciative and it’s nice to be compassionate and understanding. If you are visiting a restaurant, kindly abide by these laws since you are feeding into the already-broken system. We are not proud of relying on customers but until the laws are changed, we still need to be paid for services.’

Some Internet Users Appeared Far From Being Convinced

But Aaliyah Stood Her Ground, Defending Her Point

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Her Viral Post Also Sparked Further Debate Over How It’s Important To Tip Workers In The Service Industry

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