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Damn. Looked it up myself after calling bullshit, genius that I am... and sheeit... the following states do suck major butthole and need to up their minimum wage for positions that get tipped:
Come on guys, Arkansas is paying more.
Here are the states where it pays to get a position that tips:
I thought things must have had changes in over ten years. My mistake.
But damn, what's up with the Northwest? The servers up there must sux mean dix, no?
The feudal/leissez faire state of south carolina. And it's clearly 2nd world...don't be a dick.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Federal minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr. States are welcome to increase that so that employers are forced to make up the difference, but that's entirely up to the individual state.
Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee all don't have state laws and go by the federal minimum.
Arkansas, Delaware, DC, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virgina, Wisconsin, and Wyoming all have state minimum wages for tipped employees of under $3/hr.
US Department of Labor: The Wage and Hour mission is to promote and achieve compliance with labor standards to protect and enhance the welfare of the Nation's workforce.
This post was edited by CMXI 17 months ago
Are you high? I own a restaurant. EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE MAKES 2.13 AN HOUR.
They receive a check for zero at the end of every two weeks. They literally live off tips. I bartended and managed for 24 years while I coached hoops. Bartending was 2.13 an hour in Los Angeles, Indiana, Chicago, New Jersey and New York.
In Jersey we have to ensure they make minimum wage. They always do and their check reads zero.
Bullshit, in jersey and new york, they should pay the employer. I have people that walk with anywhere from 500 to 1,000 on a good night. God forbid they get a party. Automatic 20% gratuity on TOP of their other tables???
4,000 dollar party and they already hit 800 bucks.
I tried telling people on here Jersey and NYC is where the money is....
NY Times ran a story that if you live in Manhattan (i did for 4 years) and you make 250,000 a year, you're middle class.
We all make exactly minimum wage. It sucks big time.
Restaurant industry is crazy. My only point is it makes sense to tip a buck or two to the guy who handles the refrigerator you'll be using for the next 10 years.
What's the average ticket, comparatively?
Avg check? Avg person in my place spends 30 bucks. So table of 4 and you're looking at 120. 100 if they go easy and 240 if they live la vida loca!
Got 3 trees trimmed. Great job and great clean up. I gave him a $100 tip. Didn't want to take it but I insisted. He turned around and gave it to the guys working for him. I recommend that guy to everybody.
That's not bad. What's $30 bucks gonna get me off your menu?
Usually a split app between two people, a sandwich and a beer or just an entree and a beer, but some of our beers can get pricey. I have a couple on tap that are 13 bucks for a 10 oz pour and I have a bottle that's 11oz we sell for 37 buckaroos! Rare, hard to get and we have it, so you want the best, you gots to pay the piper!
After denial of anything my next 2 follow up questions are usually "whose asking?" And "are you a cop?". They seem logical to me.
Welcome to America. I live in DC surrounding by 6 of the 10 richest counties in the country. $250k is lower middle class.
It's true. I have friends working at large firms in Manhattan who make $160K straight out of school, and I live considerably better than they do despite not making quite as much.
if you think there's more loot in DC than NYC.... LMAO!! Remember this about NY. They TELL you they have a million dollars in the bank. The govt believes this.... LMAO!! They might be worth 100 mil.
2.13 an hour and minimum wage
Never said there was more $ (population obviously points to NYC being more, but less $ per person) just saying NYC is just like a lot of other big cities. $250k is actually middle class, not sure why you are surprised.
I tip 20 always, but it would be nice if restaurants just paid their employees instead of us having to do it for them.
The main reason I work for tips and not a wage job is that if I work my ass off it should show in the money I bring in.
Say you and I both worked together at a wage job and I did a great job and you did an average job and we both get paid the same. How does that make any sense?
I bust my ass off for my tables and bar customers. They know it and can tell so most compensate me for it.
However, most people in Alabama believe 5 dollars is a good tip regardless of the tab
You just described working for the gov't except change "you did an average job" to "you sit on your ass all day and do nothing productive."
I though it turned out to be a girl, not a guy who was the pastor in question, and a church of only 15, yep she is certainly going to be mainstream in her religous views, no way she's not just some wacko who only thinks she is a Christian in her own mind.
Out of curiosity, what's the difference between this woman considering herself a "Christian" and a churchgoer at your local Baptist church considering themselves a "Christian"?
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