The history of tipping in the U.S.

"I was paid $9.28 for 70 hours of work." Most servers in the U.S. are paid below the minimum wage and are forced to rely on tips... a practice rooted in slavery. One Fair Wage

13/11/2021 14:58


  • Jon C.
    14/01/2022 13:57

    Lmao Yeah. Yeah, she worked 70 hours and after all of her taxes, not including state taxes by the way, she made nine bucks on her paycheck from her employer. What she didn't mention, though, is the 700 some odd dollars she got in tips during that particular payperiod. You can see it right there on the pay stub. With her total wages for the week plus her tips, he made over 850 bucks, not 9.

  • Juan G.
    30/12/2021 07:57

    They skipped over the part that showed they collected 708 in cash tips reported. I hear most people don’t report all the tips gotten fully to not have to pay tax on all of it.

  • Vince D.
    30/12/2021 07:46

    American dream..

  • Ru B.
    30/12/2021 04:32

    Find a new job you know what you signed up for simple as that

  • Sylvia J.
    30/12/2021 01:31

    That is so wrong. The public pay a price that is set for goods and services. In NZ we don't tip as it is the Employers responsibility to pay a certain wage to their employees. It is a cost to the Business not a tax to the customers. In NZ some people do tip but it is for exemplary service to a customer but the employee still gets their full wage from their Employer. Some cafe's here have started asking for tips for their workers and I always say No then I don't return to that cafe who begs on behalf. I don't belief in it. Business owners don't be cheapskates. Pay your Employees properly. I pay my dues and expect you to pay yours. An Employee is not a slave. They should be able to go to work knowing what they will earn unless it is a retainer plus a % of revenue like Insurance Companies do. Everyone deserves a full hours pay for a full hours work. Any tips should be a reward above that.

  • David H.
    29/12/2021 17:37

    And they wander why people don't want to work for evil middlemen oppressors

  • Madz C.
    28/12/2021 12:36

    Then find another job. How is it the diners’ obligation to tip you but not your employer to pay you well🙄🙄

  • Mariana B.
    28/12/2021 11:05

    The American Dream!!!!shameful

  • Gordon S.
    27/12/2021 14:18

    I don't understand why people are willing to accept that and take these jobs. Restaurant employers would be forced to pay a wage if nobody was willing to work like that. Employers get away with what people are willing to put up with.

  • عديلا ع.
    27/12/2021 13:57

    And in Europe many expats restaurant workers are paid with minimal salary or under .some time the tips is commonly shared between all or waiters give a share of the daily tips to the kitchen cleaning and managers .or sameothers simply are stilling a part of the tips ( due to the greedy owners who are keeping the tips for theyr pockets ) ... many many practices habits and stories ...

  • Agustin O.
    27/12/2021 13:35

    That's crazy. I have never_unders why restaurants only pay 2 something to waitresses must be very tiring job...

  • Hando-Jan O.
    27/12/2021 12:07

    That's crazy .. unbelievable

  • Mar T.
    27/12/2021 08:48

    This varies by state. In some states, you must be paid at least the min. wage, regardless of tips.

  • Lim X.
    27/12/2021 04:49

    Wow, that's equivalent to forced labour. Here in my country, current rate for part-timers are at least $9-10/hour. And to think USA issued warnings against forced labour overseas. ROFL!

  • Nageeb H.
    26/12/2021 23:37

    What king of system is that

  • Tony W.
    26/12/2021 21:00

    And they wonder why folks don't wanna work

  • Ashlie C.
    26/12/2021 20:52

    Time to find a different job

  • Nathan W.
    26/12/2021 20:50

    Well if you know this why would you get a job like that

  • Joep S.
    26/12/2021 20:17


  • Darren B.
    26/12/2021 19:38

    Why tip when they should get a liveable wage. Employers should do more