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Old 06-29-2018, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Back and Beyond
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I just always tip everyone really good regardless of what they make. I like to think of it as good karma and part of the cost of going out. If I'm at the point where I have to stress about a $5-$20-$40+ tip I'm just going to stay home, not stiff my servant for the night.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:18 AM
 
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Are you assuming the servers keep 100% of the tip?
It depends.

I've worked in restaurants and know they do not.

I've also worked in restaurants where illegal tip pooling was common forced practice- tipping out non-tipped employees like hosts, crew chiefs, and food expos.
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Old 07-01-2018, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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In Las Vegas, waiters and waitresses at high end restaurants earn about $150K to $180K per year in tips.

Blackjack dealers at places such as Wynn, Venetian & Bellagio earn about $100K in tips.

Valets used to earn about $75K per year in cash tips until very recently when valet parking became a paid extra rather than a "free" amenity. Then the strip went to paid valet parking, and recognizing this would cut into the parking valet's tip income, valets got large increases in base pay.
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Old 07-05-2018, 08:52 PM
 
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I see that they've passed the initiative to raise the wages of tipped workers to the standard minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2025. The burning question I have is thus: Does this mean I need to no longer tip in DC restaurants? I don't live in DC, but other states are considering such measures as well, and it's only a matter of time before this goes nationwide.

If tipped workers are making a "living wage," there's no need to tip them extra, correct? Or if they do insist on being tipped, does that mean restaurant prices won't go any higher? What are people supposed to do in the interim, when wages are going up, but have not reached the $15 level? Tip 10-15% at first and then down to 5% as wages approach the $15 level?

One thing is 100% for certain. If restaurant prices go up, AND I'm required to tip, I will NOT eat out. Ever. I refuse to pay twice. I sure hope restaurant owners know this. I'm perfectly content to eat my own cooking for the rest of my days if this "double charging" comes to past.

How do others feel about this?
1) $15 an hour is not a living wage in D.C.
2) Minimum wage is not meant to be a living wage
3) $15 is nothing in DC and a rise in minimum wage is long overdue. I will continue to tip generously.
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Old 07-05-2018, 10:50 PM
 
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I just always tip everyone really good regardless of what they make. I like to think of it as good karma and part of the cost of going out. If I'm at the point where I have to stress about a $5-$20-$40+ tip I'm just going to stay home, not stiff my servant for the night.
Gee, no kidding. ($40 means you're eating $200 dinners...you're doing well.)
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