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No, actually this is very fair and it is also an age-old practice whose time is not yet outdated.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 Novel Treasure5 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 Leroyworld13 months 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...
by NikiDiva6 years ago
What is the persentage that you use when tipping at a restaurant?
by Creatively Bland5 years ago
Is it unacceptable to avoid tipping for coffee or take-out?
by Elayne8 years ago
Are you a big tipper or do you think you already paid enough for the meal?
by dabeaner7 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%...
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