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By Hopper - / Sunday 3 December 2017 23:00 / United States
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By  Callyn  |  43

So that's illegal. If you don't make minimum wage in tips, your employer is on the hook to cover minimum wage for the hours worked. It's ridiculously hard to actually get them to do it and keep your job, but maybe you work for good people. If you do, you could bring that up.

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By  Callyn  |  43

So that's illegal. If you don't make minimum wage in tips, your employer is on the hook to cover minimum wage for the hours worked. It's ridiculously hard to actually get them to do it and keep your job, but maybe you work for good people. If you do, you could bring that up.

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  ThrottleJockey  |  32

Coming from a former server, the employer is only responsible to ensure that the employee makes at least minimum wage per hour averaged over an entire pay period, not for just one shift.

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  wawa_sxm  |  11

Exactly! I never understood why if i pay the amount requested i am wrong. Complain to your boss! don't complain to me that you can't survive without tips. Your welfare is not my responsibility its your employer. And the worst part is as things get bad this american custom (cuz they like to under pay) is spreading around the world. I hate when employees complain to me that they survive on tips. I just want to have dinner. You gave me your price and i'll pay it. The worse is when they have 15% service charge and they tell you but i don't see that money you need to tip me. Minimum is 10% or they will make you feel like an ass so at the end thats 25% extra you paying! And most of the time is just to get basic service, something that is included in the price already!

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  Callyn  |  43

The thing is, service is not included in the price in US restaurants. Tipping is an awful custom that hurts both the consumer and the server, but service is not included in the cost in places that require tipping. And you can't just go talk to your boss as a tipped employee, because your boss will likely fire you for being a troublemaker. In other parts of the world, it's fine to not tip but in the US you are actually not paying your full bill if you don't.

By  ohsnapword  |  18

So, you're telling me that tipping is NOT a city in China?

By  wawa_sxm  |  11

Oh how i love the countries that refuse tips. Should i tip the sales clerk that went in the back grab me a pair of jeans? Its unfair and wrong. Complain to your boss

By  Art Halladay  |  2

I hate dealing with servers sometimes. Most of them (especially the younger ones) are spoiled rotten lil b******. As a veteran former line cook and kitchen supervisor, I've seen it all. but what irked me the most had to be when servers had to help out in the kitchen a little bit. (run a few dish racks, take a couple garbages out, break a cook for a smoke break, etc) when asked they reply snobbishly,"No, i only make 3 dollars an hr." Oh my god! If that was the case how the hell are you living, you poor little thing! The girls learned pretty quick, keeping their ignorant comments about wages to themselves. Cooks, line cooks, dishwashers, sous chefs, prep cooks all pretty much get anywhere from min wage, to average 10.00 an hr if lucky, every single day or night. Except when i go out to eat, ill tip the cook out more then the servers. As a cook I have never left the restaurant with hundreds of dollars, evin after the busiest of services. So the next time your cook asks for a hand rather then popping off at the mouth about 3 dollars an hr, think about tipping him out a few bucks. Cuz while your making in a weekend what that poor guy probly makes in a week, his job is making sure that your smile and his food in conjunction are earning your wages. Without his food your smile isn't worth nothin to much anybody, except probly yo mamma. 3 dollars an hr! Pffffft! When you get a couple hundred bucks in tips I don't think you fish out couple hundred bucks labor now do ya!

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