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      07-16-2012, 08:11 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by panicos81 View Post
I dont know how it works in the US with the waiters salary but here its not lets say minimum wage plus tips. its your salary and the tips are over and above. So i dont feel obligated to always tip even if the service is mediocre.
Call me a douche all you like but the waiters should do their job exceptionally to get a tip as someone else would do in his work to get a bonus..

In the US there are two minimum wages. When I worked as a server years ago it was $5.50 an hour for the employees who didn't get tipped (busboys, hostesses, etc) and around $2.15 for employees who receive tips. So servers don't leave with nothing at the end of the night but $2.15 an hour definitely doesn't cut it.