Growing up, many of us were told that if we didn't work hard in school, we'd end up flipping burgers later in life. And even in recent years, when service employees complain about low wages, the most common response they'd hear would be to "just" quit and get a better job.
But at the same time, those employees will also hear that they should be happy with whatever their bosses are willing to pay them. And we're hearing this a lot more now that so many of these employees are actually quitting en masse in the search for jobs they find worth doing.
And as those employees grow in number, they're becoming more aware that this contradictory advice only confirms that if you don't stand up for what you're worth, you're not likely to see many others who will.
But of all the people that one mom could learn that lesson from, she didn't expect it to be her teenage daughter.