- Oct 2013
Hi, sorry it took so long to reply....currently I am doing an education program and working as a server. I average 20% to 25% on tips generally. Overall, people are generous and good. I actually love serving, I just dont like the hours. I have also gotten some amazing tips...I had a couple give me $100 bill and told to keep the rest, their bill was $42.Kontrary, I generally cannot afford to eat in table service places; but when I do, I'm a straight 20% (on the gross bill w/tax), cash tipper. The math is easy. I was pleased to learn that my children follow my example because I never instructed them about tipping.
I generally slip it to the server, but even if I leave it on the table, the server or the busboy got the cash in hand.
You post like a server. What kind of places do you work in? I thought my 20% was on the more generous side and servers would be delighted if total shifts' tips averaged nearly 15%?
The hourly wage for a server would most likely mean a pay cut and there is no way I would work the busy shifts for the same rate as a slow shift if the hourly wage was the same. The other night...a basic slow night I worked 5 hours and made $90 in tips and $7.50 an hour....thats about $24 per hour BUT I wont get 40 hours nor would that rate be the same for all 40 hours.