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Updated 2 days ago

Owners taking our tips - 200 Replies

[QUOTE who="Nice Server in Jacksonville, Florida"]I'm curious about the laws concerning "tipping out." At our restaurant, the owners take a nice...


Updated 1 month ago

Hourly pay question - 168 Replies

[QUOTE who="Savannahwatson11"]They don't take taxes out of this check only 15% tip out of each days tip total. [/QUOTE] Huh?????


Updated 2 months ago

Wages - 4 Replies

You should know what your employer is required to do: http://www.rrgconsulting.com/tip_reporting_article.htm


Employer holding tips till payday

Hi I was wondering if anyone had any laws or RCWs when it comes to an employer holding our tips. I work for a bar and restaurant. And we get our tips...


Tipping out

Ok.. so i was working at a family owned place. Our tip was 4% of our net. This was to be split hostess, busboy, bar. Heres the rub... we were forced...


Updated 5 months ago

older waitresses - 14 Replies

[QUOTE who="newbie in Calgary, Alberta"]I have been in this industry for a longgggg time as well. And i hate to break it you... but it would be naive...

Matthew Speakman in Warrington, United Kingdom

Restaurant and bar staff working life stduent research

Hi, I am a student looking to gather research on working life for restaurant and bar staff. from the research I am looking into product design to...

schrondingersidiot in cedar falls, Iowa

manager keeps 'losing' my credit tips

I work as a hostess, and I get credit tips. These are processed at the end of the night and stored in a safe until I pick them up. This week when I...

RobJonesFlies in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 15 months ago

Boss hiding credit card tip amounts - 1 Reply

Hello- I have a question that I am hoping someone will be able to answer as I have talked with several people who have been unable to help. I...

ZoeyMyah in Yorba Linda, California

Updated 15 months ago

Length of time withholding tips - 2 Replies

Has anyone had their tips withheld until they learn the menu? I've been employed three months and still do not receive tips. My employer doesn't...

bellakinns in Tucson, Arizona

understanding paycheck tips

Please explain this to me... 1)on my pay check it says i made 80.00 in tips for the week. added with my hourly wage gives me my total pay for the...

Phillygirl17 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tipping out Non- employed people

Yes I live in Pennsylvania and I work at this place where I feel it's so unfair with tipping. The one waitress has her 2 daughters come in and they...


Updated 27 months ago

Server paycheck/ Myrtle SC - 2 Replies

I went to pick up my monthly paycheck today to see I only got paid $21.80. I worked 183 hours and they said I only claimed $460 in tips. I'm still a...

Trying to Help in Detroit, Michigan

Updated 27 months ago

waitress wage and tip - 1 Reply

Hi I'm new to be a waitress in a texas restaurant soon to be open I'm going to get paid 3.oo plus tip , employer going to give from what I make on...

BJG in Johannesburg, South Africa

Updated 31 months ago

Average salary for waiter in NYC... - 9 Replies

I'm wanting to move to NYC in August 2010 and was wondering what the average salary, including tips, is for a waitress there. Obviously it would be a...

Knewbs in Griffin, Georgia

Updated 35 months ago

Waitress tips - 14 Replies

I have a question, My daughter works for a restaurant and they add her tips to her pay in her paycheck and then deduct them at the bottom, so its...

Chris in Las Vegas, Nevada

Is this legal?

Hey my name is chris, I'm currently working at Todd English P.U.B at crystals in aria on the strip of wonderful Las Vegas, NV. Just recently I got a...

Chris in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 36 months ago

salary - 1 Reply

How much money does a waitress or waiter average a year in lasvegas working at restaurants in the casino's?

Truthhurts1 in Seattle, Washington

Catering tips kept by owner

A seattle catering company where owner charged 18% service fee (sounds like a tip to me) that he collected to cover his business expenses ie chef...

Tj8888 in Jackson, Mississippi

Updated 45 months ago

Waitress salaries in Mississippi - 3 Replies

I'm researching a novel. A character is a waitress at a cafe in a small town in Mississippi. I'm trying to figure out how much she would make in...

Future Server in Brooklyn, New York

Which Serving Job would make More? Waiters/waitresses with NYC (or Times Square) experience please answer! : )

I recently had two interviews for serving type jobs, both of which went very well. I am wondering which job has the chance of making more money given...

Shannon in Florence, Kentucky

Upselling games

I am currently working on a project for work that involves lots of different games to motivate people to upsell (bingo, hot potato, things like...

Harsh Truths in London, United Kingdom

Updated 51 months ago

Top waiter/waitress skills needed to get the job. - 42 Replies

What are the top 3 traits or skills every waiter/waitress must have to excel? Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your waiter/waitress...

camphilips7 in Kirkland, Washington

Updated 52 months ago

What is The Proper Amount to Tip a Waiter? - 1 Reply

How do YOU, the waiters out there, determine the best way for your customers to tip you and based on what?

ThatIsNotMyName in Nashville, Tennessee

Updated 52 months ago

Minimum Wage - 1 Reply

I am a waitress at a large pizza chain. I make $4.93/hour as a waitress. Some days I do not make much money in tips, and my hourly rate is still much...

somewhere, somehow in Simpsonville, South Carolina

Updated 53 months ago

career change - 22 Replies

I have worked as a waitress for many years. I need a career change,because this job is getting very old. I can not think of anything I can do,but be...


Tip Sharing

I work at a Texas café where a tip sharing policy is in place, and you can not opt out of it. The employers collect the tips from a tip jar and...

J in Marietta, Georgia

Owner taking our tips

Hi, I work at a Japanese stake house as a waitress. We have full bar without a bartender, and also have grills for hibachi and sushi tables as well....

Random_dude57 in Regina, Saskatchewan

Question regarding tips and management (A little different from the rest of the topics in here)

Hi, I'm currently working in a liquor offsale at minimum wage. The store is attached to a pub, with a door connecting the two (owned by the same...

waittables in Columbus, Ohio

Can my MANAGER do this? (concerning TIPS)

So I wait tables. My hourly wage is about $3.60, before the shift is over we get "cashed out" which means we receive our credit card tips and also...

Confussed in Kitchener, Ontario

Questions about waitressing?

Hello, I am a 17 year old female. I just got a job at a family-owned Thai food restaurant and I would like to ask some questions. This is my very...

Dana in Pottstown, Pennsylvania

Is waiting tables a good source of add income?

I was recently offered a waitress position at an upscale sports bar. I have not served before and currently make a decent income working full time...

Branon in Knoxville, Tennessee

Updated 63 months ago

waitress union - 16 Replies

I am a waitress and I feel we have been left out. I beleive a waiter/waitress union would be a better start I live in Ga. If anyone has any idea how...

braindetergent in Price, Utah

Forced to clock out before tipped.

At the end of my server shift, or I should say at the begining of the next server's shift, my manager has me clock out no matter how many tables I...

Alexa in Flushing, New York

Updated 67 months ago

tips only - 10 Replies

hi.. my girlfriend just started waitressing and is only getting payed tips. she dosnt get a pay check. but her tips are coming out to be more then...

tom in Brecksville, Ohio

Updated 67 months ago

Not paid minimum wage for non tipped duties - 1 Reply

The restaurant I work for requires cleaning duties and other duties after being cut from the floor that do not generate tips but average an hour or...

anonymous in El Monte, California

owner's taking credit card tip

hi there im a waitress and i have a dilemna so i just recently found out that the boss is taking our credit card tip money and using it towards...

anonymous in El Monte, California

owner's taking credit card tip

hi there im a waitress and i have a dilemna so i just recently found out that the boss is taking our credit card tip money and using it towards...

superblondrenon@*****.*** in Seattle, Washington

Updated 68 months ago

Servers! what restaurant do u work at n how much do u make? - 1 Reply

I'm a waiter at Applebees n I cud make 25k a year if i worked 40 hours a week. I know theres higher paying serving jobs out there, but i'm just not...

joyous in Evanston, Illinois

Minimum time to hire

I have about a month off this summer from the beginning of August till the end. I really want to make some extra money but it seems like a short...

TriXy in Murrieta, California

Tipping out in CA

Ok so I am a firm believer in tipping those who help you out aka bar tenders and buss boys and so on HOWEVER, can a company force you to tip out a...

Nathalie in Miami, Florida

Updated 69 months ago

Not overtime paid, no payroll company - 2 Replies

I have been working in this resto paid by shift and check (40$) work over 50 hours a week, my boss doesn't want to pay overtime or use a payroll...

Z in Chicago, Illinois

40% Deduction in Tips

I currently work in a Restaurant for almost a year now and I have heard about a 40% deduction somewhere in your payroll, but now that I do my...

dontwanttobea99er in Somerville, Massachusetts

Updated 71 months ago

Waitressing without papers - 1 Reply

I'm heading over to NY in March and wanted to know how easy it is to get waitressing work under the table (yes, pun intended). I'm from the UK and...

Lbaily in Bronx, New York

Labor laws in MA

Hi I just started at a place in Massachusetts and have found out that the owner only pays us based on the hours we are scheduled. We are expected to...

elvie in Sterling, Virginia

Updated 71 months ago

Tips for waiter/waitress interviews. - 5 Replies

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming waiter/waitress interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again and again?

Wind and yardage consultant in Scotland. in Leicester, United Kingdom

Working as a golf caddy in the US.

I will shortly be arriving in the US to work as a golf caddy. I will be travelling under a H2B temporary working visa and will be employed by the...

Galaxy in Saint Paul, Minnesota

percentage taken out of tips

I work at a restaurant and they take 2% of each charge tip for a processing fee for credit cards. Nowadays, a lot of restaurants are following suit....

Ellen H. in Baltimore, Maryland

i need a job

Okay so I am a college senior. I usually get aid so I have never needed a job but suddenly this year I lost my aid (due to the economy and school...

whatwhat in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 74 months ago

Two Server Job Offers - Which one to pick? - 1 Reply

I recently moved to NYC with little to no serving experience. However, I have been actively searching for a serving job and recently got two offers....

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