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Bally Fitness in Fremont Evacuated

Front of Bally Total Fitness Fremont CA

Front of Bally Total Fitness Fremont CA

Bally Total Fitness Evacuated tonight.

Can you imagine working out in the dark?  Tonight people working out at Bally Fitness did just that.  The treadmills, elliptical, and bike machines stopped all at once with complete darkness.  No warning or light flicker just complete darkness.

Gym participants stood still in wait for electricity to turn back on or instruction from the workers.  None of the workers made an announcement nor did the lights come back on.  Slowly some of the powered machines turned back on but the lights remained off.  Determined to burn fat individuals continued to workout despite the darkness throughout the gym. Some of the treadmills could not gain enough power to function properly and turned off after they had started again.  As you can imagine loads of people starting leaving the gym. Six minutes later the Zumba instructor (after the class finished) came around stating they were in fact evacuating the gym and something about smoke.

Some were so into their workout in the dark they didn’t notice the gym was being evacuated. Standing outside the gym sirens could be heard as four paramedic fire trucks approached Bally Fitness.  Firemen could be seen inside the gym were Zumba class had just taken place taking pictures of the ceiling.  What happened?  What was the reason for the firetrucks?  We will have to see if business resumes tomorrow.

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Newton Connecticut Tragedy

I just want to say a quick blurb.

Worst fear of a parent is to loose a child, do get that phone call or view on the news that your child school has had a shooting and innocent lives lost.  My heart truly goes out to ALL involved in this event that took place and makes you realize that extra hug, kiss, or words mommy/daddy love you, is NECESSARY.  If you are one of those parents that don’t tell your child EVERYDAY you love them make sure today is the day that you START. LaKhaela, Lamar Jr., Lakaia, Leroy mommy love you more than words can ever express.

If you know someone who is hurting, depressed, step in get involved.  You can save lives.  It is not ok for us the people to continue to be afraid to say hey that person needs help, they are talking of harming themselves or others.  Suicide is real, often times if they don’t harm themselves their emotions are to much to bare and over take any common sense in their heads.  If they are reaching out reach back.  I don’t know the situation in Newton Connecticut but I certainly can’t nor do I want to imagine the pain these families are feeling.

According to the Associated Press: Official: Police are questioning Ryan Lanza, 24, of Hoboken, older brother of Connecticut shooting suspect Adam Lanza. -SS

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Tipped Employees

More and More we are seeing these long listed complaints of tipped employees and what they actually make.  So I looked into it.

California Tipped Minimum Wage-$1.00 – Employees who earn a certain amount of tips every month may be paid a special cash minimum wage, but must earn at least $8.00 including tips every hour.

All tipped workers in California, including waitresses, waiters, and bartenders, are entitled to the full California minimum wage of $8.00 per hour.  Tipped employees click link for more details…

Hmm already not making their point of complaining about tips.  I am so tired of hearing that they only make this $1 or $2 amount when it really is not the case it can be the case for some but it says you are entitled to the FULL amount.  Know your rights as an employee and get your money tipped employees.  Plus isn’t the money you make cash not reported in your wage or check?

In most other states, employers are allowed to pay workers who earn over $30 in tips a month a special minimum wage of $2.13 (slightly higher in some states), but must pay more if they do not earn at least the minimum wage in tips in any given hour.

So yes there is a SPECIAL minimum wage amount for these tipped employees in other states, but again it says they MUST make their minimum wage in in any given hour.  So is it not helpful for you to get less of a tip to get more money on your check?  Or is it you are so greedy and like the cash value of large returns ($100-$200) a night?  What is the truth here when dealing with tipped employees.  It use to be the service if good was granted a tip and a decent tip if excellent in service.  Now it is demanded and looked down upon if you are not giving the tip the server feels they deserve.

Oh and I love these people that money is not an issue saying if you can’t afford the tip don’t eat out.  Well guess what I can’t afford the damn tip because they expect me to live off my wage WITHOUT cash tips.  Food for thought for the ignorant and saying what people don’t deserve or shouldn’t do.  If some of you could take the silver spoon out of your bums(decided to keep it a bit classy) and realize that a tip is earned not a requirement. When the group is large then yes the tip is automatically calculated in the final bill.

Leads me to my next subject on this matter.  Do you leave another tip when the tip is already included in the final bill?  Tell me your thoughts I am curious on this whole matter.  Initially when I saw the $1 amount I was like wow they are right they don’t make their money but looking deeper into it says they must make the minimum wage amount.  I do feel for those who may be taken advantage of and not making their minimum but at the same time that means you are making a killing in tips.  Am I suggesting not to tip? NO, I believe good service deserves a tip.  However, I do not agree with making fun of those who can’t afford the “required” to tip and putting them on blast saying you need your tip they shouldn’t eat out.  Everyone deserves to eat out every once in a while.  Just being cheap is not what I am saying either because I am sure if any tipped employees read this they will misunderstand and twist my words.

TO CLEAR IT UP I AM NOT CONDONING TO NOT TIP BUT DON’T HARASS OTHERS WHO MAY NOT GIVE THE TIP YOU THINK YOU DESERVE.

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