Hello chefs! I'm 18 years old and I'm a line cook at a restaurant downtown in my city. Menu items are between 15 and 35 dollars, with the majority being local beef and fish. Very nice place. I work the grill station. I have been working here several months, and it's my second line cook gig. I'm not sure what other line cooks get paid, but I make 8.50 an hour. My city is about 1.2 million in population, to give you an idea of area. There is no such thing as an 'introductory rate' or anything like that, I mentioned that idea to the chef and he said there is nothing like that here. I make 8.50 and probably will until I say something about it.
I know line cooks don't usually get paid much, but isn't this a really low rate?