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Updated 1 month ago

Owners taking our tips - 185 Replies

[QUOTE who="Ripped off and pissed off in Santa Monica, California"]I've been working at a moderate to high volume restaurant resently as a server. I...


Updated 3 months ago

Waitress tips - 15 Replies

What does MakeUp Tips mean on your check stub? Help!!!


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...


Updated 3 months ago

salary - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="desiree in Detroit, Michigan"]How much money does a waitress or waiter average a year in lasvegas working at restaurants in the casino...


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 13 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...

k in Twin Falls, Idaho

Updated 14 months ago

Hourly pay question - 168 Replies

Hi there. I'm new to waitressing ... I've only been at it for about a month so far. Here's my question: I get paid $2.19 hourly, plus tips,...

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 19 months ago

Top waiter/waitress skills needed to get the job. - 43 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...

Wendy in Jackson Heights, New York

Updated 20 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...

camphilips7 in Kirkland, Washington

Updated 20 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 20 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 21 months ago

career change - 23 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 31 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 35 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 35 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@hotmail.com in Seattle, Washington

Updated 35 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 37 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 39 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 39 months ago

Tips for waiter/waitress interviews. - 8 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 42 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....

madihaun in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Updated 42 months ago

The life of becoming a Waitress - 1 Reply

Ok im 18 years old, about to go to college, need some money asap,im planning on waitressing at Applebees.This would be my first job if i make it...



i live in mississippi and i make 2.13 hr. 20 years ago i was making the same hourly wage. when will we ever get a break!!!!

Jamal in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 45 months ago

Tips - 2 Replies

Hey- I just started working at a restaurant. Am am a college student and have never worked in a place using tips before. My income is 4 an hour and...

Lj in Ypsilanti, Michigan

Updated 47 months ago

I need suggestions - 1 Reply

I am currently a Flight Attendant with a major airline. I commute to work wich means being at the city I'm based from a day before a trip and...

jmcrawford3248@gmail.com in Middletown, Pennsylvania

Updated 47 months ago

Use to be a waitress at Fly J Truck Stop. - 2 Replies

I enjoyed beening a waitress, because i'm a people person i like meeting and enjoying myself and people loves me. my kids enjoyed my tips of coures...

Kate in Rosedale, New York

Updated 48 months ago

Starting Out In NYC - 3 Replies

Ok here's the deal. I'm currently unemployed and have made the decision to try to break into the NYC restaurant scene. I fear I face an uphill battle...

JTR in Santee, California

Updated 48 months ago

Who's better, restaurant waiters or banquet waiters? - 2 Replies

I've seen both the good and bad in both kinds of waiters. They're sometimes brash, sometimes opinionated, and all the time a "pain in the butt!"...

Msriss in Cedar Falls, Iowa

Updated 48 months ago

is 20% where we should start now - 7 Replies

I went to www.86BadTips.com today and they have a "Top ten rules for customers". They stated that I should always tip 20%+ regardles of service. What...

JeffYT2402 in Alpharetta, Georgia

Aloha in Restaurants

I just got fired for using the wagon wheel scam at a restaurant I worked at. They had printed out evidence of what I did and there was no way out. ....

Sal Anthony

Updated 49 months ago

older waitresses - 10 Replies

waitresses/ waiters really do need a union. i have waitressed at a pub for 13 years every saturday night and have been sick 3 times in that time. i...

Rman in Saint Louis, Missouri

Highest Paying Restaurant in Clearwater, FL

Getting ready to move to Clearwater, FL. Anybody have advice about which restaurants servers make the most at? My initial thoughts would be...

Salvatore in New Hyde Park, New York

Just landed a job as a "Catering Waiter" at a fancy steak and sushi restaraunt and need some tips, please!

I replied to an ad on craigslist, the owner called me in for an interview and within 20 minutes, i was hired as a catering waiter. They have this...

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