TIPPING~ a way for restaurant owners to employ cheap service labor?
While I am a tipped employee, and often times my tips+ minimum wage equals about $20.00/hr, I wonder how you all feel about having to tip? If a heating contractor is sent to your house by a company, you pay the company, and they in turn pay the contractor. In a restaurant, the owner pays the server a minimal hourly wage, leaving the "value" of the server in the hands of the customer. Is this unfair to the customer?
I believe this answer 'should' hopefully vary depending on which state/city/restaraunt we are talking about. In NJ, atleast where I work, we start out at a base of 2.14 per hour, after being there several years, I still haven't broken $3/hr... Now, I have to figure in my $42 a week for health insurance, automatically deducted, plus my 401k, and sometimes I am left with a negative balance, in which I have to pay the insurance company or I will lose my coverage. I know some servers in other states get minimum wage, but not where I work. We also have to claim our tips, and we get taxed upon how much we claim, so that is also taken from our measly base pay. I believe tips should be based upon the service received. When my husband and I go out to eat, we won't leave less than $5 for the both of us, for standard service. Usually we end up giving more if the service is excellent.
yes it is fair. i doubt many people would go to restaurants if the servers made $20 an hour because the food would cost way too much. also, it motivates servers to do a better job.
No, actually this is very fair and it is also an age-old practice whose time is not yet outdated.
by Elayne 9 years ago
Are you a big tipper or do you think you already paid enough for the meal?
by Leroyworld 2 years ago
I learned today that according to the National Restaurant Association, the industry norm for tipping waitstaff is 15 to 20 percent of the bill. This is, of course, from a school course. What I would like to know is:1 What are you expecting from the waiter/waitress in return for a...
by NikiDiva 7 years ago
What is the persentage that you use when tipping at a restaurant?
by dabeaner 8 years ago
Restaurant tipping: Seems like most think 15% or more is good, but....why should a waiter (not gonna use the politically correct term "waitperson") get 15% if your bill is $50.00 and another get only 15% on a $15.00 bill? That is, why should a waiter in one place get more than...
by Novel Treasure 6 years ago
I recently read that the new norm for tipping should be 25% instead of 20%, what do you think?Do you think tipping 25% of your bill is excessive, or reasonable? Does it depend on the situation?
by cyclrmom 8 years ago
Why do people stiff their server in a nice restaurant?servers have to tip out to bus-ers and the bar on the total dollars of food sold. If diners have not tipped correctly or at all, the server basically had to pay to serve the table that didn't tip them. If the food was bad, tell...
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