Wednesday, November 6, 2013

6 Reason's Why You Should Tip

Working in the service industry can be a thankless job. You're on your feet all day, and you have to put up with all kinds of outrageous demands & nonsense all for minimum wage or less. Even if you've never worked in this industry it is important to remember that most of those who do, are hard working individuals trying to make a living just like you and me. Here are 6 reasons why you should reward good service with a good tip.

1. The federal minimum wage for tipped workers is only $2.13 per hour, and it’s been that way since 1991. That’s less than one third of the federal minimum wage.

2. While there are tipped workers who make good money at fancy restaurants,that’s more the exceptionthan the rule. The fact is that tipped workers are more than twice as likely as any other workers to live in poverty.

3. When you hear the phrase “living off tips,” you should take it quite literally.

For example, more than half of the average bartender’s income comes from tips, and an even higher percentage of a waiter's income comes from what you dole out.

4. You only need to make $30 a month in tips to be considered a “tipped worker.” A lot of bosses are stealing those tips.

5.  Around 90 percent of restaurant workers say they don't get paid sick days. 

6. Female tipped workers typically makeless per hour than their male peers, who tend to get the fancier jobs.

Food for thought.


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