Denise Gleich is a 30-year veteran of the restaurant industry in Michigan.
She's raised three daughters on the wages and tips she earned, but says the industry has changed and she wants out.
Tipped workers will make 60% less than minimum wage under legislation Governor Snyder signed into law on Tuesday.
I took the State of Opportunity story booth to a recent gathering of women talking about economic security.
Gleich was the first woman to walk into that room.
Read and listen to her story here.