Open your pay stub, take a look at your hourly rate and then put yourself in some perspective: do you earn more than $9.50 an hour? If so, then you do better than the average retail worker in NYC, according to a new study reported in the New York Times today. The average for just Brooklyn is only $8.50, and the study is none too encouraging about the state and security of low-income jobs, with this cheery squib from reporter Steven Greenhouse: “Guaranteed work hours are no longer the normal and just ‘getting on the schedule’ has become the reward for job performance.” Yikes. So it’s MLK Day and maybe you’re a retail worker feeling particularly interesting in social justice issues, so, what the hell, if you’re game, tell us: what do you make? You can be anonymous in the comments if you want, but maybe we can rout out the better retail jobs? For anyone who’s never had a retail job in NYC, here’s a picture of a magic dog instead.
If humanity is remembered for anything, we hope it’s sandwiches. They’re portable, delicious, doughy, delicious magic that we can only wish we could devote more of our days to. But while no restaurants will reply to our requests to be their sandwich testers, Sheepshead Bites reports one place has heard our call, and recognized our […]
There’s no scarcity of comedy shows here in Brooklyn, which could make you think you’ve filled your laugh quota. No. You are wrong. Stop being wrong. The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival is back for its 7th year and once again it’s got some pretty funny names, or rather some normal names that represent funny people. […]
Project Parlor 742 Myrtle Ave Bed-Stuy Facebook Website What is it: A charming ragtime parlor bar with a patchwork punk vibe and killer tap selection. Why we love it: As an early inhabitant of the soon-to-be, maybe-already-is bustling section of Bed-Stuy, this spot has earned its keep among the neighborhood and was voted Best […]