- Joined Jun 22, 2013
I know a lot of you run your own kitchen and might even own your own place, so I was just wondering what your thought were on the proposed restructuring of overtime pay laws or that some places right now don't pay overtime. I personally think that is a bunch of crap that you would not be fairly compensated for the work and time that you do. Some famous chefs have argued that it is not about the money, but about the knowledge and experience you gain from working there. That is all fine and good, but you can't pay your rent with "experience". I can't go to the grocery store and say "Oh, I work at X famous restaurant, so that will suffice, right?" Maybe in the olden days this was acceptable, but I don't think that should be the case anymore. People should be paid what they deserve.