View Poll Results: Should Tipping be figured into a wait staff wage?

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  • Yes, it is perfectly fine for wait staff to have a lower wage, they are making that up in tips.

    17 28.81%
  • No, It is the job of the management to pay their employees accordingly.

    22 37.29%
  • A combo of both.

    14 23.73%
  • I need a beer and I don't care...

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Thread: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Where in the heck did you work? I made about 150 dollars on an average night. $400 dollars in 3 hours is a LOT of money IMO.
    I worked in Fine Dining... top end restaurants.

    Santa Rosa Hotel | Wine Country Hotel | Sonoma Hotels

    ...and other restaurants.

    I was one of the Head Servers. Waited on Dustin Hoffman, Donald Sutherland and other famous actors, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Fabio, Steven Segal, politicians, tons of professional athletes actually, wealthy business owners, corporate execs, musicians, etc.

    I had one table one night... 18 people. I walked out with $600 dollars cash after tipping out. I worked as a bartender for a top end catering company in Laguna and Newport Beaches CA. Bartending to the rich and famous at their 10 million dollar plus homes sculpted into the cliffs over looking the Pacific Ocean... tough life I had. I would surf or mountain bike during the day, work the evenings and party the night. Repeat daily...
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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I've made my opinions of waitresses well known. Other than teachers, the most overpaid "profession" out there.
    Teachers are over paid?
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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefgator View Post
    Teachers are over paid?
    Hell yeah.

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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I worked in Fine Dining... top end restaurants.

    Santa Rosa Hotel | Wine Country Hotel | Sonoma Hotels

    ...and other restaurants.

    I was one of the Head Servers. Waited on Dustin Hoffman, Donald Sutherland and other famous actors, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Fabio, Steven Segal, politicians, tons of professional athletes actually, wealthy business owners, corporate execs, musicians, etc.

    I had one table one night... 18 people. I walked out with $600 dollars cash after tipping out. I worked as a bartender for a top end catering company in Laguna and Newport Beaches CA. Bartending to the rich and famous at their 10 million dollar plus homes sculpted into the cliffs over looking the Pacific Ocean... tough life I had. I would surf or mountain bike during the day, work the evenings and party the night. Repeat daily...
    You do realize I hate your f'n guts, right?

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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    You do realize I hate your f'n guts, right?
    For a long time now... yes.

    That was a long time ago. I have been a high school teacher for ten years now... but I did have my fun. Partied at Dennis Rodman's house, met the Chili Peppers and Tommy Lee.

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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    For a long time now... yes.

    That was a long time ago. I have been a high school teacher for ten years now... but I did have my fun. Partied at Dennis Rodman's house, met the Chili Peppers and Tommy Lee.

    My favourite regular was Tawny Kitaen. And she is hotter in real life than in the videos.
    Pfft. Big whoop. I used to stay up 'til 2am playing Dungeons and Dragons with my friends.

    Don't be jelly.

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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Waitstaff in high end restaurants make great money....easily over $60K a year.



    How Much Does a Waitress Make?
    Some barmaids at just regular beer & burger joints make that much in tips if they are good at what they do. This one girl I date who works at a bar down the street sometimes brings home over $500 in cash on weekend nights. I know because she's spilled out the contents of her purse on my living room floor several times around 3AM after the bar closes and I watched her count her tips.

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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    No tips should not be viewed as part of the waiters wage. That being said I do not automatically tip people. I only tip if to me they have provided me good service and have earn the tip.

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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    I don't know. If it works for the industry, why bother worrying about it? Over time the people and systems adjust and make the most of it. A dramatic change now would undo all that and would certainly have issues at the market/people readjusted. And then would it be significantly better? I don't see how.

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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Pfft. Big whoop. I used to stay up 'til 2am playing Dungeons and Dragons with my friends.

    Don't be jelly.
    We would stay up playing twisted metal on playstation... and when did Jelly become the term?
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