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By Anonymous - / Friday 22 January 2010 02:49 / United States
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  BeeSkwaird  |  0

Us don't get to keep the tips? Me say you talk bad.

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  abbrev  |  0

#145: While #47 is sarcastic about it, they are correct. "Us employees don't get to keep the tips" is not acceptable nor cromulent grammar. It's the same as saying "us don't get to keep the tips", which is obviously and equally incorrect. Instead, it should be "we employees don't get to keep the tips". "We" is the plural first-person subject pronoun, whereas "us" is the plural first-person object pronoun. "We employees" is clearly the subject in the sentence.

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It is possible that he meant U.S. servers. In some restaurants, servers dont get to keep the tips. It may not be legal, but especially in places that hire illegal immigrants, it does happen in the U.S.

By  paramorefan125  |  0

I agree tht iz bullshyt

By  Kurokawa_fml  |  0

I've got to know. Why do we tip people in bars and restaurants. I've seen people in other low paid jobs working just as if not harder serving us and they dont get tips because it's not customary. If the tips you make were your only income i wouldn't care but why shouldn't a restaurant keep the tips if a customer is tipping the establishment. The server is just 1 link in a chain after all. To be honest i just dont think people should tip. Your paid to serve, i pay to eat. Whats this pay extra...for no reason because the server is paid anyway?

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  lettertjes  |  0

In the US, servers are not paid anyway. They get paid just enough to pay for their taxes, I guess about half of minimum wage. The tips are their income. Wich is why the prices on the menu are often lower in the US. In most other countries, servers are paid minimum income or a little more. You then tip to reward the server for doing their job well, meaning you don't tip servers who do a less-then-mediocre job, but most people don't want to offend the server so they tip anyway. This difference is also why you're supposed to tip around 20% in the US, while in most countries you tip 10% or less.

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  e11ie  |  0

Almost all servers are paid less than $3 an hour, usually around $2.14 an hour (yes, MUCH lower than minimum wage). Tips then become the main income for servers. You're not actually paying "extra" for anything. A tip is EXPECTED, but the percentage is up to you based on quality of services. Generally, my rule in deciding which workers in which careers get tipped: if you legally make less than minimum wage then you are suppose to tip, otherwise, don't let them make you feel pressured to do so. They are already being paid to work unlike servers.

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  _WhatTheFuck_  |  5

"while in most countries you tip 10% or less" -> I thought that tipping was pretty much unique to the States. In France, for example (I'm French so I know about it), you never ever tip, unless the waiter did an outstanding job. In every country I visited, tipping wasn't really expected either. On the other end, I must admit that most waiters I've encountered in the States do a real good job at being nice, so it actually makes me wanna tip them. I still find it stupid, because it has become so automatic that it would make so much more sense to increase the prices on the menu. Also, when everything is included on the price menu, you know exactly how much you're gonna pay. In the US, since the tax nor the tip are included, it's kinda hard to know what you're gonna end up paying.

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  yottskry  |  0

#34: No it isn't. There is no hard or fast rule for tipping in the UK. It's not expected or required and if you chose to do it the percentage is entirely up to you. If I tip it's around 15% or more for really, really good service.

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  blalien  |  0

The price of your food is lowered on the assumption that you will tip. Also, in some restaurants the server gives 7% of the cost of the meal back to the restaurant, to be distributed to the cooks and such. In other words, if you don't tip, the server actually pays for the pleasure of serving you. Basically if you can't afford to tip, you can't afford to eat out. And if the service is especially terrible, you're not sending a message by not tipping. Complain to the manager or leave a note, don't be passive aggressive.

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  Envy_fml  |  0

Canada you tip too. When I was staying in London, I remember hearing that it was becoming more customary to tip there. Some places in central America need tips too, and some factor the tip into the price of the bill.

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  jpest17  |  5

tips are for thanking the waiter/wait-her for the amount of concern they put into ur meal ( filling ur water, asking if that will be all, and checking up to see if u need a refill every so offten)

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  RaspberryK  |  0

This was in California. According to labor laws as long as it is legal employment and not under the table you are payed at least minimum wage, no matter what your job is. Also, according to labor laws employers are not allowed to take your tips. Either his job is breaking the law or he is full of shit. And as for living on the tips that is true, because minimum wage doesn't get you jack shit here. But, you have to declare the income from tips and pay tax's on it. The fucked up part is what they do is they tab up all the meals you have sold and assume that everyone has given you a 15% tip. So actual servers, not whatever this guy does which is probably standing at a counter and taking an order like at a pizza or coffee place, have to pay 15% tax's on a $50 dollar meal were some tight ass may have left $2.

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#8 YOU ARE A MORON! Waiters/Servers work for TIPS! They get paid BELOW minimum wage! Anywhere from $2.36-3.60 hr, well below minimum wage; which I believe is now $6.25hr. They work as a Server/Waiter for the tips, not the minimum wage paycheck. I was a bartendar for 3years. My paycheck after 2 WEEKS was only $50, so I made up for it in tips ($150 a night). You are paying for the food, and you are tipping for the service, jackass. It's people like you that DESERVE to have spit, etc in your food. If you can't afford to tip, then you can't afford to dine unless it's carryout or fast food. When people wouldn't tip me and then later came back to my establishment I would remember and I wouldn't give them good service, i.e. NO SERVICE! Legally, we have the choice to not serve you at all. So, no tip, no service..........By the way I bet you receive shitty service everywhere you go because of your "distaste" for tipping and you'll continue to get bad service for that very reason.

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#8 YOU ARE A MORON! Waiters/Servers work for TIPS! They get paid BELOW minimum wage! Anywhere from $2.36-3.60 hr, well below minimum wage; which I believe is now $6.25hr. They work as a Server/Waiter for the tips, not the minimum wage paycheck. I was a bartendar for 3years. My paycheck after 2 WEEKS was only $50, so I made up for it in tips ($150 a night). You are paying for the food, and you are tipping for the service, jackass. It's people like you that DESERVE to have spit, etc in your food. If you can't afford to tip, then you can't afford to dine unless it's carryout or fast food. When people wouldn't tip me and then later came back to my establishment I would remember and I wouldn't give them good service, i.e. NO SERVICE! Legally, we have the choice to not serve you at all. So, no tip, no service..........By the way I bet you receive shitty service everywhere you go because of your "distaste" for tipping and you'll continue to get bad service for that very reason.

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I'm a waitress and in the state of TX, minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. I get paid $2.13 an hour, plus all my tips. I'm required to claim a certain percentage of what I sell, so if I don't get tipped well, I get taxed on money I didn't make. On top of that, many restaurants require their servers to also tip out to other people in the restaurant (busboys, hostesses, and bartenders) So when someone is refilling your drinks, bringing your food, and cleaning your nasty ass mess when you're done eating, it's common courtesy to pay them for their services.

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  haweb  |  0

And it's this kind of attitude that bugs the shit out of me. As was said, most servers make less than $3 an hour. It varies on the restaurant. The servers are paid their wages through the restaurant based on tip averages. I work at Friday's and we make $2.13 an hour, and then whatever we make from tips. At the end of the shift, we're required to take a certain percentage of our food and liquor/beer sales and subtract that from our tips, and then that gets split up between the bus boy/hosts and hostesses/bartenders, etc. The fact that we get paid $2.13 an hour to serve you, and often, some really troublesome guests, is the reason you tip. You are paying for an experience. You want to pay solely for eating, fucking go to Wal-Mart and buy a meal. Go to drive-thru. Places where people actually make minimum wage.

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  sonazn  |  0

@109 No one deserves spit or anything in their food, that's a fact. Who would ever think of opening a restaurant/working at a restaurant and then doing shit to the food if they didn't get tip? If you're not prepared to face the fact some people won't tip you whether or not it's because of your service, then don't work. Hah, what's spitting in the food gonna do? Make them never come back and buy a single thing again?

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  dzizzle  |  0

Nice math. When I worked in restaurants, it used to drive me nut when the servers would complain about having to pay taxes on their tips. As if I didn't have to pay taxes on every single penny I made as a cook. They'd whine that they were only making $2.52 an hour. Well then they are idiots. Sure you are making $2.52 an hour while you are doing your sidework, but I've seen waitstaff make close to $100 an hour during a rush. I waited tables sometimes. I wasn't particularly good at it, but I still made more waiting tables than I did cooking.

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  Aloira  |  0

#120 - everyone complains about paying taxes! It's just that servers often have the luxury of fudging it to make it look like they made less than they actually did.

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  AmbrosiaFan  |  10

The US is the only place where people are crass enough to think that TIPS are "required". You are never EVER required to place a tip. Tips are for services above and beyond the call of duty, or for good service. If its mediocre to horrid, they get ZIP ZILCH ZERO. Sounds like the OP needs to up her courteousness and kindness. If she has a problem with low tips, she needs to bulk up on her skills and attitude or find another job.

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  mnubetcha  |  1

But the OP isn't taking issue with low/no tips from customers--just management/corporate/whoever absorbing what the customers who did tip most likely assumed they were giving to the employees.

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  meredithxjane  |  0

as a server at applebees I made 2.13 an hour. after taxes my checks were 0. I worked my ass off for and completely depended on tips. and 15 percent of everything I made was split between hosts and bartenders. I fucking hate people with the "youre paid to serve" attitude. no I'm not. don't be so fucking cheap. if you can't afford to tip, you can't afford to eat at a sit down restaurant.

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