Originally Posted by Fish
Restaurants could easily find a better way to ensure that their employees receive consistent income. But instead, we're given a sob story about how poorly waitstaff has it, and why we should tip better.
it's just how the restaurant business is. It's structured so that money from tips pays all front of house employees and the owner of the restaurant only has to pay them $2 per hour. Don't like it? then don't support this type of business.
Servers only make about 2/3 of the tips they do get too. The money starts with the Servers and filters down to the bus boys.
Depending on the restaurant and the tip out policies, some restaurants make you tip out the bar based on 3% of sales and expo's and bus boys get 2% of sales. Or more at some places and some places don't pay hosts either and they are compensated by the servers too.
So if a server makes $200 in tips on $1000 in sales.
3% to bar = $30
2% to expos = $20
2% to bussers = $20
then the server goes home with $130.
It depends on the company though, the tip out structures might be a little more or less at other places but that's about the norm.