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Updated 3 months ago

Owners taking our tips - 188 Replies

I work as a hostess in a really nice place and my question is it legal for the managers to get the tips from customers to get a good table? I've...


Updated 6 months ago

Waitress salaries in Mississippi - 3 Replies

[QUOTE who="jessicaloveslsu in Natchez, Mississippi"]I live in a small town in Mississippi and have been bar tending and waiting tables for seven...

Future Server

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...


Updated 6 months ago

Waitress tips - 13 Replies

[QUOTE who="sweetheart8177 in Ocala, Florida"]I live in Florida.. but i recently figured out how to do this math a couple days ago. My boss messed up...


Updated 6 months ago

Hourly pay question - 172 Replies

[QUOTE who="Wendy in Akron, Ohio"]I make $3.55 and hour and I make about $50-$100 a night. I claim about 3/4 of what I make in tips and I had to pay...


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

Updated 12 months ago

Top waiter/waitress skills needed to get the job. - 44 Replies



Updated 12 months ago

Average salary for waiter in NYC... - 10 Replies

[QUOTE who="Moses Lee in Bayside, New York"]I work at Harlem, Its considered fine dining and gets pretty busy. Avg Day of Tips per week: 120...


Updated 12 months ago

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

Tipping is very much still at the customer's discretion. A reward for good service. So, nobody else gets tipped unless they are doing something...


Updated 12 months ago

Minimum Wage - 1 Reply

[QUOTE who="PizzaPlace in Millersburg, Ohio"]I am a waitress at a large pizza chain. I make $4.93/hour as a waitress. Some days I do not make much...

somewhere, somehow in Simpsonville, South Carolina

Updated 14 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 24 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 27 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 27 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 28 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 29 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 31 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 32 months ago

Tips for waiter/waitress interviews. - 10 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 35 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 35 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 37 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 39 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 39 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 40 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 40 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 41 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 42 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...

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...

Ieshia in Silver Spring, Maryland

Updated 45 months ago

not paying tips - 7 Replies

I just start working at an Italian restaruant in Bloomingdale and was told that if no cash comes in at the end of the night we can't collect our...

LEX in Indianapolis, Indiana

Updated 46 months ago

credit card tips - 2 Replies

our employer in akron ohio takes 4% of our credit card tips as a convience to us. whatever. its more convienent for me to get cash. is this legal....

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