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Old 02-11-2020, 11:21 AM
 
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Your statement did not require correction, but it did require clarification. I’m clarifying that while the servers are no doubt making minimum wage as you stated, their employers can pay only $2.13 per hour and the rest comes in the form of tips from diners. Should a diner choose not to tip them when they are providing adequate service, then they are responsible for the server making less money than they expected.
The only expectation of the server should be that they will make at least minimum wage. And they do. If they don't, it is because their employer is breaking the law, and it is not through any fault of the customer. A customer is in no way obligated to meet the server's expectation of a desired compensation level.

Servers "expectations" that they will make (significantly) above minimum wage for a low-skill job are nonsensical, and irrelevant to any discussion other than should an individual choose to be a server.
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:23 AM
 
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We aren't. We're just pointing out that some of your choices will leave you open to ridicule.
I'm sure Mr. Hospitality is really broken up about that. Whatever will he do??


Let the hand wringing commence. . .
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:10 PM
 
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I am certain that a tax PHD knows that employers can pay servers as little as $2.13 per hour if they can show that the tips bring them above minimum wage.



OP - if you can’t afford to pay the staff for serving you, you can’t afford to eat out.
I can afford McDonald’s, Inn n Out, Panda Express, Wendy, Taco Bell, Yoshinoya, Habit.

These restaurants don’t ask for tips.
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:26 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I don’t care if you tip 12%, but why are you posting that here. Do you just want to annoy people.
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Old 02-11-2020, 01:02 PM
 
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I can afford McDonald’s, Inn n Out, Panda Express, Wendy, Taco Bell, Yoshinoya, Habit.

These restaurants don’t ask for tips.
Then no need to post the question.

What rhymes with poll and starts with “tr”?
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Old 02-11-2020, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Boston
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what makes the least sense about tipping is basing it on the cost of the meal. Server comes to the table as often serving a hamburger as they do a porterhouse.
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Old 02-11-2020, 01:44 PM
 
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what makes the least sense about tipping is basing it on the cost of the meal. Server comes to the table as often serving a hamburger as they do a porterhouse.
Bingo ! This is the type of thinking I am looking for!

This is the most intelligent response out of all the business response posts I seen in this thread.

Business 101
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Old 02-11-2020, 02:19 PM
 
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Bingo ! This is the type of thinking I am looking for!

This is the most intelligent response out of all the business response posts I seen in this thread.

Business 101
So then why did you ask?
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Old 02-11-2020, 06:52 PM
 
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The waiters and waitresses at high end restaurants in Las Vegas gross $150,000 to $180,000 per year; some much more.

Yes, I know, that's far from common.
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Old 02-11-2020, 06:57 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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If I Tip 12%, will I get chastised ?

Tipping is not mandatory, but optional. Correct ?
It's expected to be commensurate with service.
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