I’ll admit, I’ve done it. Not very often, but it’s happened. I go out to a meal, the service is iffy, and I don’t tip well.
I don’t know if I’m in the wrong or the right, since I only short the server when service is bad. But, this video from TikTok explains why you should ALWAYS tip your server.
She shows us her paycheck for two weeks worth of work. During this two weeks, she worked a giant 71 hours.
At $2.13 an hour, the standard for many in the hospitality industry, her pay for 71 hours worth of work was $150.81.
But wait, it wasn’t REALLY $150.81, because that was BEFORE taxes and Social Security were taken out of her check.
In actuality, her take home pay was only $9.28. Let that sink in.
So, THIS is why you should tip. I know, some people have a problem with tipping, because they think the employer should pay the servers a living wage.
While that might be true, this isn’t a reason to punish the person serving you. TIP THEM.
Standard tip is 20%. That is the BASIC tip that is recognized as part of the meal. If you get really good service, you can always — and should — tip more.
Many servers rely on these tips as part of their income. They work HARD to make these tips, so they can pay their bills, have food on their tables, and a place to live.
Watch the full TikTok video below.