Time to Show Some Respect
Last week, we were shocked to hear Mayor Ballard describe waitresses, cooks, bartenders and others in the service industry as “transient” workers. Many of us learned the values of hard work and commitment working in restaurants, hotels and bars and know exactly what it’s like to be on your feet all day, serve customers and depend on tips.
So, here’s a tip for Mayor Ballard: Don’t ever dismiss Indianapolis’ waiters, waitresses and service-industry workers as “transient employees” or anything else.
These men and women are vital to our economy and their hard work is something a Mayor should respect, not shrug off. Mayor Ballard owes them an apology.
Sign this petition to let Mayor Ballard know how we feel.
If you are a current or former service industry employee and would like to share your story in more detail, please do so in the comments section below.