Christy

Christy

I waited tables for 12 years. There were so many crazy things, I'm not sure where to start. I think the craziest was when I was working in Arizona in a college town and my 'hourly wage' was $2.13 (some…

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Melissa

Melissa

Living off tips is degrading.  You can't always be yourself and you have to agree with other people's point of views to insure you don't go home empty handed.  The craziest thing I have done living off tips was drive…

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Jessica

Jessica

The craziest thing that ever happened to me while living off tips was probably the general attitude of my boss at the restaurant I worked at.  We would have "team meetings" where he'd lecture all the servers that if we…

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Kristin

Kristin

I used to work at a retirement and assisted living home as a server. We made just above minimum wage with no tips at all. This was understandable except for the fact that the people who lived there were very…

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Salina

Salina

The worst part about my last serving job was that not only was I living off tips, but there was no standard when waiting on large parties.  The craziest thing to ever happen to me was having to wait on…

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Katie

Katie

In my years of serving the hardest thing has been having to choose between attending my college classes or making enough money for rent that month. I support raising the tipped minimum wage because it is only negatively affecting our…

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Caty

Caty

The worst tip I've ever received started off as quite a nice tip! $35 on a $150-ish check... but then, it was scratched out and beside the tip line, it said "turn over." On the back of the credit card…

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Pamela

Pamela

I was desperate for a job and ended up at a few restaurants in my day. It's a game of drama, favor, and degradation just getting scheduled to work at peak times. I remember being made to wash day old…

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Kara

Kara

The craziest thing that ever happened while living off tips, for me, was one night at Outback Steakhouse I was working as a server (as I am today) and I needed to make extra money for my boyfriend's anniversary gift…

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