Originally Posted by Chief Roundup
It is amazing to me how many people old and young that do not know that the wait staff normally doesn't make but 3 to 5 dollars an hour and tips are suppose to make up the difference plus some. A lot of people also don't know that if a person is paid in this manner and it doesn't come out to minimum wage the employer has to pay the difference at the end of the year.
This isn't about making sure they make minimum wage.
This is about incenting behavior.
I work in sales and get paid on commission. The conditions under which I get paid reinforce the work my company wants me to do.
Good tipping encourages better service.
Bad tipping is why they never come back to your table and refill your drinks.