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This Bartender Shared Her $9.28 Paycheck As A Reminder On The Importance Of Tipping

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.

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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.

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She shows us her paycheck for two weeks worth of work. During this two weeks, she worked a giant 71 hours.

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At $2.13 an hour, the standard for many in the hospitality industry, her pay for 71 hours worth of work was $150.81.

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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.

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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.

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Sometimes people use the fact that they are in debt as an excuse to pay people less than what they deserve for the work that they do.⁠ ⁠ They tip very little or don't tip their server, barista, uber driver or Instacart delivery person.⁠ ⁠ Now, this may be controversial to say, but I am just going to come out to say it… if you can't afford to tip a worker who is doing a service for you then you shouldn't be getting that service. ⁠ ⁠ If you can't afford to tip your Uber or Lyft driver then you should take the bus. ⁠ ⁠ If you can't afford to generously tip your server then you should eat at home.⁠ ⁠ That person that is serving you has bills to pay and often a family of their own to support. You shouldn't be paying off your debt at their expense.⁠ ⁠ Also, you should always be generous with your tip, even if the service isn't what you want it to be. Workers get blamed for stuff that is out of their control all the time and their wages shouldn't suffer because of it.⁠ ⁠ Also, this notion that you have to be fake nice to your customers all the time, no matter what is going on in your life, is pretty cruel. If you have the right to be in a bad mood when you want to, your server should be allowed to as well. ⁠ ⁠ What do you think?⁠ ⁠ #financialfreedom#financialfeminist#financialactivist#investinyourfuture#financialpeace#freedom#debtfreejoy#debtfreecommunity#financialeducation#letsteacheachother#financialwellness#financiallyfree#empowerewomenempowerwomen#debtfreejourney#debtfreeandlovingit#womenwhosupportwomen#upliftingwomen#girlbosstribe#bugeting#financialhealth#moneytips#onthemoney#budgetplanning#budgetingtips#livelikenooneelse#livingonabudget#frugality#cashisking#lessismore#tipyourserver

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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.

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PSA #psa #fyp #foryou #bartender #server #work #tips #chooseone #CleanFreshHype #photography101 #hardwork #viral

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Vera

Wednesday 19th of February 2020

I get the message from this article and the video. But then, this shouldn't give some servers the right to feel entitled to tips. Most of them do feel so and give you some weird look when you tip them less than they anticipated. That you eat out or get served by them doesn't make you any better than the. Some people they serve actually earn the same or a little above them. So they should accept tips for what it is, a token of appreciation, not a compulsory extra fee paid for a meal consumed.

Thank you!