Paying Their Employees A Living Wage The Key To Success For One New York Restaurant

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    Actually, you've got it backwards. High End = Big Tips. My friend works at a major resort on the beach here in St. Pete (it's pink) and clears $400/Night (pre-tax) on average and their staff splits tips. And that's St. Pete. Double that for a similar restaurant in NY.
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    Never called him an idiot. His employees? I don't know. Maybe they suck. And if so, perhaps it is a better deal for them. As for me, I KNOW I can do better.
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    Exactly! That was definitely my experience as well when I was waiting tables over 20+ years ago.

    Even way back then, had the owner at any of the restaurants I worked at offered them $15 an hour guaranteed instead of $2.15 an hour plus tips, every single server would have told him to pound sand.
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    We actually get $4/Hour now. I don't even pay attention. It all goes to taxes.
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    Having paid for my education by being a waiter I'm very qualified to speak from experience. I made a lot of money as a waiter, working in fine establishments. But the profit motive made me try to jack up the bill so that my tips will be higher or bribe the hostess to give me the married men and their girlfriends/mistresses couples and to avoid the old ladies tables.
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    Good for that employer to find a business model that works. Good for all the other employers who also have models that work. It isn't my place to tell people how they should pay their employees.
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    Umm, most of this board couldn't afford a meal at that restaurant. Take a look at that receipt in that article. One A la Carte Sushi dinner was nearly $300.
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    So using this model and applying it to McDonalds, a Happy Meal would sell for nearly $20.
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    employees at other restaurants should quit and go to work for restaurants that pay high wages and no tips
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    And this right here, is why you are my favorite poster on this board.

    I snarfed.
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    The liberals on this thread are just absolutely taken a thrashing.

    If it was a fight, it would have been stopped after post 2
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    i'm not really seeing many liberals going with the op on this one..
    i've been in the food industry for about twenty years and i can tell you that most servers would not go for it, unless they work in a really slow place and by the time the nights over and the sidework is done they are making less than minimum wage. restaurants that are like that are usually stepping blocks for people trying to get into the business, a seasoned server won't be around for long.
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    One more reason to opt for tips over salary (unless salary is over 100K). That's $60 right there, for ONE TABLE.

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