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Old 01-18-2010, 07:02 PM
 
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What are the most overpaid and underpaid professions in Metro Atlanta?
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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What are the most overpaid and underpaid professions in Metro Atlanta?
I think wait staff in Georgia get the shaft in general. Most other states pay them minimum wage, but in GA they get paid less than $3/hour before tips.
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:10 AM
 
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I think wait staff in Georgia get the shaft in general. Most other states pay them minimum wage, but in GA they get paid less than $3/hour before tips.

I don't think other states pay the minimum wage to waiters... Ohio only pays 3.65~
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Originally from Cali relocated to Inman Park/Old 4th Ward/Westside Atlanta
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In California businesses have to pay mininmum wage and above to waiters as well.
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:37 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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In most Southern States the wage for food servers is $2.11 an hour plus tips.

The most overpaid job imo is the office of the Governor.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:26 PM
 
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Servers making minimum wage + tips is the exception, not the rule. The vast majority of states are very similar to Georgia, and servers do just fine. California is one of the few that requires minimum wage for servers. I assure you, you can do much worse then being a server living off tips. I know many who make well over 50k-70k/year , the majority of which is cash taken home on a daily basis.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:43 PM
 
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The most underpaid is <insert whatever the poster does>

The most overpaid is <insert everyone else>
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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I don't think other states pay the minimum wage to waiters... Ohio only pays 3.65~
Waiters in MN make the normal minimum wage, and that's what I grew up with (not that was ever a waiter).
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Old 01-19-2010, 02:19 PM
 
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Agree. The OP question is a bit odd and interesting. Completely different then asking what are the lowest paying and highest paying jobs.

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The most underpaid is <insert whatever the poster does>

The most overpaid is <insert everyone else>
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:46 PM
 
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The most underpaid is <insert whatever the poster does>

The most overpaid is <insert everyone else>
The OP disagrees. I can't ask in what professions are people over and/or underpaid in the public's opinion without adhering to an egotistical self-serving agenda?
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