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  swash984  |  22

Long ago when I worked as a dishwasher, when the servers made too much in tips they did not get paid their hourly and got a check for 0.00 instead. It’s pretty stupid.

  RichardPencil  |  30

I can think of at least three ways a server can lose money. 1) Buy meals at the restaurant, 2) breaking glasses or plates, 3) allowing a table to dine ‘n dash (hog n job, eat n cheat, chew n screw, etc.)

All these could add up to net zero pay.

  Sheepiebeepie  |  26

What’s really bullshit is that people know that servers only make tips, and then go out to eat and don’t tip saying bullshit like “it’s not my fault they don’t pay their workers living wages” and then the server has to tip out 3 to 5 percent on those sales, regardless of if that costs them money or not. It’s the person’s fault for participating in the whole scenario created by that establishment, being aware of it, and then fucking over the server. It would end up costing the same if they paid the workers cause people would be paying same amount the tip would have been in the increased food price.

By  rodfergie  |  18

I worked in restaurants for years, and I'm familiar with this. You will get a $0 check if all the money on your check is going to cover the taxes from the tips you made. In other words you made a lot of tips. They have to give you a check because federal law says they are to do so so you can keep track of taxes paid, income to date, anybody paid into insurance, etc.

  kotolokacja  |  6

wow, that is so bullshit, it's slave labour 😶 I live in Europe and even the lowest of the low have to be paid minimum wage and it's the employer who pays the taxes, health insurance, etc for the employee. I mean, of course they try to minimize the costs by hiring under the table or writing in the minimal wage while really paying 16 an hour (my boyfriend for example) but even that is better than straight up leeching off the employees damn

By  Gabrielle Susan  |  2

Yeah, for taxes. It allows that you paid taxes on whatever you claimed in tips. It means you didn't make enough hourly to cover the taxes on what you claimed in tips but don't worry you'll get a nice big bill at the end of the year.