Andrew and Stuart went around Ohio tipping $200 to random, unsuspecting servers who only make $2.13 an hour.
The results are heartwarming.
Umm..they make more than that. They work for tips. This post is dishonest.
Their hourly wage IS $2.13 an hour though, however you are right. The post is slightly dishonest as this was filmed in Orem, Utah not Ohio.
It depends on the state, in MA i made like 5 something an hour with serving jobs because you make most of your money through the tips you earn. Here in CA its actually a bit more hourly.
$2.13 is the wage for tipped employees in many states.
They make 2.13 as an hourly wage but yes, they do live off of tips. However, a lot of people don’t tip or flat out tip bare minimum. Servers work extremely hard and have families to take care of just like everyone else working for minimum wage+.. Instead of being bothered by the film and calling it dishonest, you should be looking at the message behind it. I wish we could all be a little more like this video :)
I would absolutely cry if one of my customers left me a $200 tip. People don’t seem to realize that a server’s hourly wage is ridiculously low, and if they do, most folks like to tell us to “get real jobs.” In the same breath, they will then complain about the service they get from teenaged kids because most teenagers don’t have the maturity level needed to deal with people from all walks of life with every kind of attitude. Appreciate your servers, folks. We’re working to pay our bills and take care of our families, just like you are, and our job is a lot more demanding than you might give it credit for.
To be honest, nobody would lift a finger for that wage in Germany. Unemployed ppl get around 620€(~840$). Its a shame. Risk & Revenue, you remember?
The difference in Germany is that you most of the time only round up your check and not give 15%-20% tip. If we had the same tipping amounts as in the US, companys would pay waiters also less and they would work for the money…
I don´t think so. See, we in Europe think that it is the employers job to pay his employee, not the customers. Also a reason why I tip less in Germany than I do in the USA: going out for dinner is just way more expensive. Being in the States, especially at the current dollar rate is so cheap. That is why I leave a good tip.
What about the poor sods out back washing dishes and prepping food, putting up with the servers/chefs shit when they come back all pissed off at the customers?
Jack makes a good point. The back of the house (cooks, dishwashers etc,) rarely get any tips. I still think tips should be shared and a fair wage paid all across.
In every (UK) restaurant job I’ve ever had the tips have been split between all the staff (barring management) based on the amount of hours worked.
TRUST ME. The cooks and dishwashers would not want equal wage and shared tips!
Being a server is a rough life to live. If it is not busy, we don’t get paid. PERIOD.
If the entire house made shit money just because people weren’t coming in, or the servers got tipped really crappy– I know the back of the house would NOT be happy. They would much rather make their $10-$14 an hour no matter what.
Back of House makes more an hour than Front of House.
Nothing more that a bunch of rich * buttering up their own egos. It’s not “heartwarming”. Heartwarming would be giving the money anonymously, not expecting a response and certainly not filming it and posting it on the Internet to show what great guys you are.
I was a server and only made $2.13 and hour and worked the Lunch shift, it was a “good” day if I left with $20. We were required to have a ‘bank’ of $50 which I had to use from my other job. Long story short, a lot of customers would tip very little. The worst ones were always the people who ordered a lot because the would order like $50 worth of stuff and leave nothing as a tip. I would maybe get 6-10 tables a shift…I was actually Losing money by working where I did. I highly respect servers now that I have done it. My honest opinion is if you are not going to leave a tip or can not afford to leave a tip then dont go out, most servers work VERY hard for that money. I was appreciative to everyone who did tip my regardless of how much it was.