Articles by Marie Scott

  1. Served: The Poorest Servers Texas

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    Caption: Servers are doing better in cities where the blue bar (hourly wage) is taller than the red bar (rent). Unfortunately, Austin has the highest rent and the lowest median server wage of the comparable Southern cities we checked.

    Something annoying happened to me this month. It’s inescapable, especially ...

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  2. Served: March MADness?

    March in Austin is a damn good time to be in the service industry. Pretty much every hotel, food trailer, restaurant, and bar is hiring extra people to accommodate the 30,000 or so (rich) people that show up for SXSW. Even if you haven't worked as a waitress ...

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  3. Served: Tips. Do we love gambling?

    I've noticed in the past couple of years that the subject of tipping can be rather touchy. Most people feel very strongly about it. Most think that they are “good” tippers. Some think that tipping is for chumps. I've had some friends tell me that they “don't ...

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