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  • #31
    Originally posted by Turtlepower View Post
    Waiters make nothing for crap work, so they deserve a lot of tip.
    Crap work? ... As a culinary professional and Chef I can assure you being a waiter is one of the EASIEST jobs vs. income around.

    Waiters/waitress' at nice places make a LOT of money and do you know what they do? They set tables, smile, say a few words and carry plates. OH and dinner is typically provided, free.

    I don't mean to make it sound simple but frankly.. it is. Any fairly attractive, charismatic person can do very well as a server... education matters zilch. And the money is good.

    At a decent place they'll make $20 or so per table while making $7-8 an hour. Figuring an average of 6 tables a night (which is obscenely easy to deal with) and 5 8 hour shift that's over $31,000/year for a job that requires no particular skills, training, education, etc.

    Plus, guess what..? Cooks rarely get paid significantly more, BASE, than servers.. and we don't get tips.. even though the food is the most important part of the experience.

    I love servers, they're part of the dining scene and essential to it.. but please don't mistake them as having a hard break.

    At a diner or some crappy place, maybe sorta, but at a fairly decent restaurant or club it's a cakewalk.

    If you ever want to make easy money and are fairly attractive and charismatic, go apply for a waiting job at a country club. I work at one now as the lead cook/pseudo-chef and it destroys me how much money uneducated, pretty stupid people make on some nights. For holidays and events, which are a common occurence, they often pull in over $200 from tips alone. And these are people that didn't go to college. Don't have any skills. Aren't smart. Hell, they really aren't attractive or charismatic either (save one? and she makes crazy cash.)

    ...Sorry, got off subject!

    I tip 20% for good waiting, 10% if it wasn't very good and nothing if they really mess up. After all, it's a tip... don't tip if they don't earn it.


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    • #32
      Depends on the service, tax is 6% here so I usually go 18 if it's good, 12 if it's bad. Usually round off too.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Sportsfan486 View Post
        Crap work? ... As a culinary professional and Chef I can assure you being a waiter is one of the EASIEST jobs vs. income around.

        Waiters/waitress' at nice places make a LOT of money and do you know what they do? They set tables, smile, say a few words and carry plates. OH and dinner is typically provided, free.

        I don't mean to make it sound simple but frankly.. it is. Any fairly attractive, charismatic person can do very well as a server... education matters zilch. And the money is good.

        At a decent place they'll make $20 or so per table while making $7-8 an hour. Figuring an average of 6 tables a night (which is obscenely easy to deal with) and 5 8 hour shift that's over $31,000/year for a job that requires no particular skills, training, education, etc.

        Plus, guess what..? Cooks rarely get paid significantly more, BASE, than servers.. and we don't get tips.. even though the food is the most important part of the experience.

        I love servers, they're part of the dining scene and essential to it.. but please don't mistake them as having a hard break.

        At a diner or some crappy place, maybe sorta, but at a fairly decent restaurant or club it's a cakewalk.

        If you ever want to make easy money and are fairly attractive and charismatic, go apply for a waiting job at a country club. I work at one now as the lead cook/pseudo-chef and it destroys me how much money uneducated, pretty stupid people make on some nights. For holidays and events, which are a common occurence, they often pull in over $200 from tips alone. And these are people that didn't go to college. Don't have any skills. Aren't smart. Hell, they really aren't attractive or charismatic either (save one? and she makes crazy cash.)

        ...Sorry, got off subject!

        I tip 20% for good waiting, 10% if it wasn't very good and nothing if they really mess up. After all, it's a tip... don't tip if they don't earn it.
        At Ruby Tuesday's 10% of all your tips go into a tip pool. That pool is distributed evenly amongst hostesses and the cooks.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Chucky View Post
          hahaha the minimum wage in America ******* sucks. The minimum wage in Ontario is $8/hour, and they will probably raise it sometime soon. Also DChess, thats a pretty racy comment, I dont think most could get away with that.
          Yes sir! I never worked for under $10/hour. I see people in the states talking about finding a great job making 6.5/hour. Not only is our minimum wage higher, but our money is worth more as well. Hot dam!

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          • #35
            im usually kind of reluctant to give tips to servers because I cook at Penn Station (it's a sub place originated in cincy) and it can be a rly hectic job cookin upwards of 500 dollars worth of subs in an hour. i realize it doesnt sound like a difficult job but when you have to cook that many sandwiches its actually a pretty hard job. that said its 15&#37; unless youre overly nice.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by NYGibril28 View Post
              I work at Ruby Tuesday's. The tips I usually get are between 15-20&#37;. It sucks. We make less then minimum wage because it's a tip position. I make $4.50/hr.

              I used to work ToGo, thats also a tip position, but people don't realize that, they just assume it's like McDonald's, so i made crappy tips there.

              To date, I haven't gotten any complaints with customers, so I would say I'm pretty good at what I do.
              In Texas, the standard is $2.16 an hour, so I don't want to hear you crying about $4.50. I make $4.50 because I busted my ass and became a lead server. Also, all you people who tip minimum 20%, please feel free to stop by my job any time. Also, to the cook, when you guys are screwing up, it costs us money. That's right, when a cook messes up on his job (where he makes much more than HALF of minimum wage), it affects MY tip. So go cry to someone else about how easy our job is. We depend on the kindness of strangers, which is a terrible premise to make a living. We're beggars with uniforms.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Ward View Post
                In Texas, the standard is $2.16 an hour, so I don't want to hear you crying about $4.50.
                Sorry I didn't do my research on hourly wages of restaurant servers across the country. Next time I will be sure to do so.

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Ward View Post
                  In Texas, the standard is $2.16 an hour, so I don't want to hear you crying about $4.50. I make $4.50 because I busted my ass and became a lead server. Also, all you people who tip minimum 20&#37;, please feel free to stop by my job any time. Also, to the cook, when you guys are screwing up, it costs us money. That's right, when a cook messes up on his job (where he makes much more than HALF of minimum wage), it affects MY tip. So go cry to someone else about how easy our job is. We depend on the kindness of strangers, which is a terrible premise to make a living. We're beggars with uniforms.
                  Wow, i didn't realise wage conditions in the US were like that, that's pretty horrible really

                  I earn $14 an hour as a 19 year old trainee financial adviser, and i feel like i'm getting screwed because most of my friends who work in bars and the like earn from 16 to 30 an hour, and that's without any formal training or even experience
                  Last edited by 7-11; 11-27-2007, 11:11 PM.

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                  • #39
                    I have wondered what is the difference between a waiter at a cheeper restaurant and one at an expensive place? They do the exact same thing but yet the waiter at the more expensive place gets a much higher tip because of the higher prices. It's blasphemy

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by jayceheathman View Post
                      I have wondered what is the difference between a waiter at a cheeper restaurant and one at an expensive place? They do the same thing but yet the waiter at the more expensive place gets a much higher tip. It's blasphemy
                      It's because of the people who go to the more expensive restaurants. They have the money to burn, so they can afford to give better tips.

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by jkpigskin View Post
                        15% on the dot
                        i use my phone to calculate the exact change.... weird
                        Pssh, cell phones? You guys need a Wizard.

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                        • #42
                          I am cheap by the way. I would rather go to Fuddruckers or Ci Ci's and get my own food than pay a tip.

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by jkpigskin View Post
                            15% on the dot
                            i use my phone to calculate the exact change.... weird
                            Whoa! I totally did not see this post before I sent mine. Sorry to copy your ideas.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by jayceheathman View Post
                              I have wondered what is the difference between a waiter at a cheeper restaurant and one at an expensive place? They do the exact same thing but yet the waiter at the more expensive place gets a much higher tip because of the higher prices. It's blasphemy
                              Well, I went to Ruth Chris' Steakhouse after a football championships last year and the final bill came to $2300, and the man who paid left a $500 tip. But no doubt, the higher class ther restaurant, then the more tips you will get.

                              Classier restaurant=Rich customers=higher tips.

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by jayceheathman View Post
                                I am cheap by the way. I would rather go to Fuddruckers or Ci Ci's and get my own food than pay a tip.
                                When I'm at Cheesecake Factory I line up to buy my cheesecake after the meal instead of ordering it sitting down. It saves the tip!

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