It sounds like your place of employ would benefit greatly from worker organization and collective bargaining. Not only is serving an extremely demanding job, it is also woefully under-compensated. The fact that such positions are exempt from minimum wage requirements, even with the possibility of tips, has always been repugnant. There was a time when teachers did not enjoy paid vacation, employer contributions to insurance or sick days. My predecessors organized and won those benefits in long, difficult labor struggles against entrenched corporate interests in government. Unlike other union members both in Tennessee and elsewhere, were you and your co-workers to demand such necessities you could count on my solidarity. The greatest tool the capitalists class has is the divide-and-conquer tactic, pitting one group of workers against another. A century ago industrialists claimed they could hire one segment of the underclass to kill another. Now rather than violence and strikebreakers they use rhetoric and misinformed Tea Partiers. Make no mistake: this is class warfare. Only from the top down.