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I been waiting tables and i make about 500 a week on slow season i get paid 5 dollars an hour on busy season i make a 1000 dls a week counting all the cash i take hardly work 80 hrs in two weeks
I have been dishwashing for years and not once been tipped out. Servers ALWAYS want more and more they are never satisfied. Be glad you get paid cash money every day and for once stop complaining...if you don't like serving tables stop doing it.
What kills me is when customers automaticallyt assume you're getting paid minimum wage or being tips out from the sales. No... That's not how it is eight times out of ten... I've had an eight-top table tell me to take the gratuity off the check so that they could tip me NOTHING. It was about $137 bill. No. Just no.
The system of being paid nothing for serving is just plain wrong. I think it should be standard built into the checks always for every restaurant, or restaurants should not be paying people $2.13/hr for the work.
Ive worked at 3 different Hooters for a total of 8 yrs and let me tell you, our girls and I bust our butts and do NOT make "$500-$600" a night like you say you make, Ive never seen any girls make that much at any Hooters Ive worked at on a REGULAR basis. Just so people know we are normal girls not a bunch of skanky bimbos like you are making us sound! lol I average $80-$150 a shift and love my fun & challenging job as a server! Give Hooters a chance, it's just a sports bar with tight tank tops, who cares lighten up! :)
I was so close to being trapped at a chain buffett as a Cashier, and/or Baker and/or Server plus needing a second job before I found my niche at a local bar up the road. We have a small crew and a lot of history, we work together as much as possible and not only do the job well but have fun with it. Servers make 1$ an hour after taxes, that's it. The tips vary incredibly from person to person, and there's as much luck involved as there is effort and advertising for a certain day. However, I'd like to keep this job for a very long time. I can't afford school and I'll be paying hospitals and loans for a while, so I've needed at least 2 job at a time since I made it on my own. But I've been able to take a solid 6 months to relax with just this job, and I've worked on planning and furthering my life. While it's about time I get back into overdrive with a 2nd job, I love where I'm at now and I'd love to stay. I love my job!
Work in California, 8 dollars per hour minimum wage plus good tips... I make like 30 bucks an hour waiting.
I'm moving to California lol I live in Michigan and make $2.65 an hour as a server.
Thank you for posting your comments.I had a job for today. They would pay me $40 for 12 hours!! ><from 7p.m. to 7a.m. The place doesn't look like they have clients at allso I don't knowShe told me I would get $40 plus the tips but the neighborhoood looks like a normal place, it's not a ghetto nor is it a place where rich people are abundant..I'm not gonna GOThank you that's a Rip-off!I have dignity and my dignity is to become an ACTIVIST coz this is ridiculous! My favorite in school was History so I know exactly how history has made us who we are..the filth rich and the working peasants -__-
I have nothing against folks working at Hooters, but let's try to stay rational here. You're having fun because it's a fun, party-type environment---not all places are. I also don't think it's fair for a person to say that waiting tables isn't stressful---you can say it's not stressful for YOU because it does come easy for some folks. But not for everyone.
i am 14 years of age and i want to be a waitress i don't mind long-working hours atleast it keeps you busy plus the people you can meet is great i know it isn't all rainbows and butterflies but if you can't stand the heat get out the kitchen as it's known
The stress factor needs to be multiplied by at least a hundred. I WISH I made $200 a week, my checks are usually about $60 for 30 hours of work plus whatever I get tipped, which is usually around 40-60 dollars. I feel like I'm getting ripped off, and my boss gives me my days I have to work that week instead of way in advance. I hardly ever get the days I want off, plus I'm doing dishes and practically running the restaurant on top of that. Out of three waitresses, I'm the main one. I need a different job :(
Iam the only waitress were i work. And i basically do everything. I fill the ice machine up. I wife down all the tables counters the stuff on the tables. I serve the food. I clean windows. I give the tiicket to the people who cook. I clean the tables after they are done eating. I prepare the serving side dishes. And i also do all the dishes and put them all away and i also get the to go food ready and put in a bag and hand it to the people. I cant totally unferstand were u are coming from. and i dont make much tips if iam lucky 4 dollars. Bcause the people who come in are so rude. I feel like i running the restaurant myself too.
How is that possible? That would be about $2 an hour...
the minimum wage for a waitress is $2.13 an hour, so you're right. and as a server, you get that an hour plus tips, but even that doesn't pan out to much sometimes. On a really good day, with wage already included in with tips, we can average to about $9 an hour...but that's on a good day. I've walked out with literally a $30 check at the end of two weeks, and around $50 in tips...it doesn't add up to much and with bills and expenses, it goes fast. be nice and tip out your waiters/ waitresses at the overall average of 12%- 15% please and thank you! :)
I work in Marin County, just north of San Francisco, and I make $8.00 an hour baseline PLUS about $120 in tips per night. You poor things, find another job as a server!!
The very fact the people think that servers make a ton of money is one of the reasons why we don't make money. If everyone assumes we make 50k a year, then why should they feel inclined to leave more than 5 dollars?Do you see what it is? The sad truth is servers get paid a lot less, matter in fact roughly 14-22k a year, depending on experience. It is not some magical job you just walk into and make tons of cash. It is very stressful and a lot of people expect excellent service and pay less than someone you gave worse service to.Furthermore, it is psycologically proven that a woman will always get tipped more in the exact same circumstances.In addition, comparing a cocktail waiter to an average server in a restruant is unfair. Not everyone has the chance of serving alcohol.
You truly don't know the business. I'm a 32 year old male and I regularly make more than the girls I work with in the same circumstances. Some of them are very attractive but it doesn't mean they make more money.
Hi,You guys earn at least some money. around 60k a year? Great. My waiter sallary is lover in Slovenia where I work. I beleive that you work in some good restaurant where you have al a carte menu"s. Here in Slovenia we serve not only "al a carte", we also serve special types of guest (students) they have subsidized food. So we mostly serve subsidized food which is cheaper than al a carte menu. Waiters work more to serve cheaper food and consequently earn less money. Best regards.
I worked in a Waikiki tourist restaurant for nine years as a busboy and host. Never a waiter but we did lots of the same work. Its pretty much hell and the waiters hated their jobs even though they made pretty good money for a waiter about $35k.
The info given on waiters/waitresses is so flawed.Lack of pay raises. Who cares? Anybody who has any basic knowledge of restaurants knows that hourly pay is of very little importance to anybody who works in any tipped position. Does the writer even know the federal minimum wage for tipped employees? Can the writer find a restaurant that actually pays above the minimum wage? The federal minimum wage for tipped workers is $2.13 an hour, while in some states it is higher. Do you really think a waiter is going to tell you what he makes in cash tips? Not one tells the IRS and most don't tell anyone.
1. I've waited tables for years. Hourly wage IS important as it's what I'm paying my taxes with. If I didn't have that, I'd be paying the IRS every year. 2. I tell the IRS what I make, because I claim every dollar I make so I get a better return at the end of the year.
By reporting every dollar as a waiter, you are not getting a better return. The tips you report, you haven't paid taxes on. So the more you income you report, the more you have to pay in taxes. Good god, get a clue.
WRONG. You reprt your tips in order to have a paper trail so that the IRS can prove that you make that much money and so that you CAN pay taxes on it. Also so that you can qualify for loans and the like. What would be the point of reporting your tips if it came with no benefits? And as for them taking more out for the tips that you claim, not really true. Speaking from experience, I know that it came out to about the same, when I didn't claim my tips and when I did. It was just nice to get a fat check at the begining of the year to cushion my bank account.
The income they show for servers seems low. It's common for servers to not claim all of there tips. I'm sure there are exceptions, but I'm sure the yearly income is much higher than what is shown.
your absolutly wrong. I've been a waiter for 6yrs. and NEVER have I EVER made even 25k. I at most can top out at 500/week. But that is working my *** off, at the worst job. People are ********, waiters spend 6-9hrs running without food, restroom, or even a chance to breathe.Constant headache, take your 8hrs of a work day, and try waiting tables. You will realize there is nothing to even compare. waiting tables is HELL. and we do a ton for some $3 dollar tip.
Boy are you ever right; people think that it's a simple, mindless job. I'm telling you that it is hard ,hard work where you get little to no respect.Try it someday and you'll find out fast just how hard it is to make a living.No pension,no 401k, no benefits, long hours and less than minimum wage. You customers should praise & thank every server for making our job appear esay for that is the magic of waiting tables.
The waitresses in the resteraunt I work in do NOT make 400-500 a week they are lucky if they make 200 a week so count your blessings.
I have been waitressing in restaurants and nightclubs for about 8 years now. Waitressing is a high stress job, but most of the time is a very FUN job!
I am making around $400 a night, (upwards of $70k a year) in addition, I work with other like minded, social young people, I get to sleep in, and can take time off to travel anytime I want.
I am saving for my retirement and able to have a happy life!
Serving is not for everyone, but if you have an upbeat attitude, know how to handle the occasional rude customer and don't mind the late nights, it can be a very fulfilling and rewarding path to financial success!
Kia, where do you work?
Cocktail waitressing...just a guess, but it sounds about right.
i work as a waiter in las vegas[12 years already] i work 4 days a week...fri sat sunday off.....i bring about 250$ per night.....dental medical and pension....i take a month vacation every year......i think i have it all.....yes its a high intensity work as we are the 3rd busiest rest in the country...
wouldn't change my job for another......
OK night clubs and VEGAS doesn't really count as everyday waitressing people! Try waiting tables for $2/hour at a death's in rural Kentucky in winter time. Nobody who lives in the real world is pulling down that much money that's like asking a lottery winner about Why they love their job so much. ugh!
Where do you work?
The comment from the girl at Hooters was sort of silly. Yes, you can make good money having fun---if you're at the right place. I have nothing against folks working at Hooters, but let's try to stay rational here. You're having fun because it's a fun, party-type environment---not all places are. I also don't think it's fair for a person to say that waiting tables isn't stressful---you can say it's not stressful for YOU because it does come easy for some folks. But not for everyone.
I do not work at hooters, nor do I need to show my body to make a buck, but I am a server and I regularly make 55,000-60,000$ a year, and that is after 2 -3 months off a year. It is not an easy job, stress is a big part, but as I mentioned I get 2 - 3 months off every year, who could ask for more?
I don't believe your making that kind of money in your restaurant I worked in 5 star and never made over 40k a yr.the only way to make money in a rest .. Is to run the whole FOH with one or 2 servers !
Hooters girl; I am also guessing you are in full proper uniform and absolutely NOT flirting with ANY customers? I am a waitress at a real restaurant and will tell you it is one of THE hardest jobs for what it pays out of all jobs. I winder how long some corporate woosies who look down upon the profession would make it in our line of work.
Obviously the person that rated this has never worked in the business. I've been in the business all my life and never heard of anyone at the worst establishments making that little money. Not to mention the stress level can be off the charts trying to coordinate timing with people that don't speak the best english and their pay isn't based on getting the food out on time like the waiters!
I have worked in three different restaurants, with varying positions (a cook, a server and a server/cook). I didn't dislike any of these jobs too much, but they were all pretty high in the stress level. I'm now a wildlife biologist, and I think it's the lowest stress job I've ever had. I usually work alone or with limited supervision, and get to be outdoors "watching" wildlife 40-50 hours a week!
I've been waiting tables for the last 7 years (while earning my B.S. in Zoology and now 4 years after) and would love to get into wildlife biology! Any advice on how to get your feet out the door ;-) and get started?
I got my Zoology B.S. from NCSU in 2006 & I am still looking for a decent-paying degree-related job. In the meantime, bartending & waiting tables. And yes, it is a stressful job!
Well I definitely don't work at Hooters; I work at a brew pub. While I don't make $500 a night, I make decent and liveable money. In contrast again, I work VERY hard at my job and would argue to the death that a successful, above-average quality restaurant is a very high-stress work environment.
I love my job at Hooters! I can make $500-600 a night every weekend and I don't have to work that hard. I just have a good time with customers and keep everyone laughing. When you're having fun you can make good money.
Case in Point: You "work" at an establishment where men tip you on the size or your tits, not your exceptional menu knowledge. On the contrary, women do not tip me, a male, on the size of my cock. They simply don't tip.
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