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    Re: Should employers be allowed to pay tipped employees less than minimum wage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I know 3 waitresses that make 1000 - 1200 per week
    They deserve every penny if they're either waiting on that many people a week or working in that high-end of a restaurant. It's hard work.
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    Re: Should employers be allowed to pay tipped employees less than minimum wage?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    They deserve every penny if they're either waiting on that many people a week or working in that high-end of a restaurant. It's hard work.
    it is a coffee shop where breakfast is 5-6 bucks and lunch is 8-9 bucks

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    Re: Should employers be allowed to pay tipped employees less than minimum wage?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You must be joking. Apparently you don't know anyone who waits tables. You'd have to pay people at LEAST $20 an hour if they weren't tipped. And be willing to fire those who didn't know how to move their asses.
    You could also pay them minimum wage which also works. Part of the job is being fast, if your not fast enough your not doing your job right. I get paid minimum wage to make people's food, bring it to them, and on top take care of customers ordering other goods at the register. Where the hell are my tips?

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    Re: Should employers be allowed to pay tipped employees less than minimum wage?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    You could also pay them minimum wage which also works. Part of the job is being fast, if your not fast enough your not doing your job right. I get paid minimum wage to make people's food, bring it to them, and on top take care of customers ordering other goods at the register.
    Pay them minimum wage. That's great. But tipping remains or we'll never get a second cup of coffee for the rest of our lives.
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    Re: Should employers be allowed to pay tipped employees less than minimum wage?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Pay them minimum wage. That's great. But tipping remains or we'll never get a second cup of coffee for the rest of our lives.
    Again I don't paid tips and I do the exact same thing, it's my job to. Where the hell are my 20% tips?

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    Re: Should employers be allowed to pay tipped employees less than minimum wage?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    Again I don't paid tips and I do the exact same thing, it's my job to. Where the hell are my 20% tips?
    You're a waiter and don't get tips? Go to another restaurant.
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    Re: Should employers be allowed to pay tipped employees less than minimum wage?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You're a waiter and don't get tips? Go to another restaurant.
    I'm a barista but we also serve food that we take to people's tables and we have to do it within 2 minutes. I do not support paying people 20% to do their job correctly, I do it because it is my job, if I didn't I would be fired which is what it should be waiters.

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    Re: Should employers be allowed to pay tipped employees less than minimum wage?

    Quote Originally Posted by 0bserver92 View Post
    I'm a barista but we also serve food that we take to people's tables and we have to do it within 2 minutes.
    You're making more than minimum wage, yes?

    At any rate, I understand there's quite a loyalty in baristas -- that they love their jobs more than most. But if you want to make more money, take that experience in excellent customer service to a family breakfast/lunch/dinner restaurant. You'll probably top what you're making by a significant amount. Work there for a couple of years; move up to a finer-dining chain restaurant; then move up to a high-end restaurant with dinner checks of $300-$500 a couple. You, too, can make $60-$75,000 a year waiting tables.
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    Re: Should employers be allowed to pay tipped employees less than minimum wage?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    You're making more than minimum wage, yes?

    At any rate, I understand there's quite a loyalty in baristas -- that they love their jobs more than most. But if you want to make more money, take that experience in excellent customer service to a family breakfast/lunch/dinner restaurant. You'll probably top what you're making by a significant amount. Work there for a couple of years; move up to a finer-dining chain restaurant; then move up to a high-end restaurant with dinner checks of $300-$500 a couple. You, too, can make $60-$75,000 a year waiting tables.
    Waiters should be put to the same standards as any other service worker including myself, they should be expected to their job correctly without having to be paid extra. I would have to drive a decent amount of time to work in a restaurant and there are no high end ones as I don't live close to a high end area. I am paid minimum student wage which is 9.60$/hour while the full minimum wage is 10.25$/hour.

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    Re: Should employers be allowed to pay tipped employees less than minimum wage?

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