Originally Posted by 48Laws
Busboys generally get a percentage from the waiter/waitresses at the end of the night/shift. That's an industry standard.
Bar-backs get a percentage of the bartender's tips who themselves may get a cut from the waiters/waitresses.
If a waiter/waitress has a zone that can seat 8 tables and people generally eat within an hour. If they get an average $5-$10 tip per table per hour, that's approximately $40/$80 per hour over an 8 HOUR SHIFT respectively!!!!! If you're in the right restaurant, you can make a killing and that's CASH.... TAX free.
Even if the busiest days are Thursday through Saturday, if you can clean $320 per day (@$5 x 8 table x 8 hours), MINIMUM, over those three days, that still about grand CASH a week!!!
You have no idea, I worked at a lunch place, avg table was 30 minutes or less, but it was in a premium location and things were literally 3x what they should be. IE 10 cocktails, 20$ for a sandwich etc. Oh man did I rake it in.