Worth Their Salt?

Worth Their Salt?

By Barry K. Shuster

Salary is defined as a fixed amount of money or compensation paid to an employee by an employer in return for work performed. The notion of a worker being "worth his salt" is derived from evidence that Roman soldiers were paid in salt at one time, and this notion worked its way into our modern vernacular.

Not only salary, but total compensation including benefits weighs heavily on employers and employees. As the country fights its way out of the most recent recession, employees are not only concerned with finding jobs, but also finding jobs with sufficient compensation for a comfortable existence. The restaurant compensation for a comfortable existence. The restaurant industry is one of the nation's largest employers and a first-rung in the economic ladder; however, it often is derided as a source of jobs with barely livable wages. Recently, fast-food restaurant workers dissatisfied with their wages received broad media coverage.  
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