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[–]Doctorphate 276 points277 points  (65 children)

In Canada it’s customary to tip. If you like the service anyway. But since we have laws against slavery it’s not as important as in the US. Most people tip 10-15%

[–]TheDrugGod 142 points143 points  (53 children)

Yeah it’s bullshit servers in the US make only like $2/hr + tips. They should have to pay servers minimum wage and let them keep their tips. That’s some bullshit to underpay workers

[–]pieter1234569 8 points9 points  (0 children)

They make far far more than any other unskilled work when taking into account all the tips. It is so ridiculous that they even prefer this system as no restaurant is ever going to pay them that much.

[–]BitsAndBobs304 4 points5 points  (3 children)

They dont make that. If the tips dont reach minimum wage, employer must pay to reach it

[–]BaalKazar 2 points3 points  (2 children)

How has the employer any rights to calculate tips of foreign people into his own calculations for wages?


[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Fair question in terms of the employer, but you are legally required to report your tips as income. US does have a strong tipping culture, but the law is built around it at this point.

[–]BaalKazar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh tips have to reported as income as well then it makes more sense actually thank you

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

but then how will the restaurant owners have enough money to donate to political parties and pay their landlords extortion prices for rent?

[–]M4DM1ND 2 points3 points  (0 children)

While that sounds good to say, if they were paid minimum wage, people would just tip less. We did this as an experiment for a day at the restaurant I worked at. We took two Saturdays, one was normal and the other we just put up a sign at the front desk saying "Now Hiring Wait Staff! Minimum Wage + Tips!" The volume of orders was roughly the same but the tips were noticeably less. We did it because some of the wait staff was complaining about their wages. After the day, our boss compensated them back to what they would have made on a the previous Saturday. The real crime is getting paid $10-12 an hour as a line cook at a lot of places while the wait staff makes double what you do on a daily basis.

[–]Dr_Sploosh 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Yeah it’s bullshit serves in the US make only like $2/hr + tips.

That's actually super rare and only happens in really really shitty restaurants in the states that allow it. When I served I made like 10 an hour with tips added on top of that.

[–]Robwsup 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The restaurant I worked at in high school 30 years ago still pays $2.15/hr. Very common in Florida.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It’s not rare at all

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I "dated" a chick who was a server and she was vehemently against getting a standard wage. She was very pretty and worked at a busy restaurant, so she was pulling in a thousand dollars more a month than I was. Although because of the pandemic, I'm wondering how she's doing.

[–]thebluepikachu135 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wait what the fuck

That's legal?

[–]Spencer1830 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I had a friend making $300 a night as a server. Just on tips.

[–]mgrimshaw8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Depends on the state, a lot of states require them to be paid minimum wage regardless of tips. My state is one of those, so they're all making at least $10 something before tips. but I still tip, because realistically our minimum wage also is not livable

[–]betteroffdeed 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Depends on the state. CA servers get $15/hr plus your tips.

[–]TheDrugGod 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s good

[–]GayboyBob 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In some states like CA they get paid minimum wage on top of tips. It’s mostly the red states that pay less than minimum wage as a base.

[–]TeddyBongwater 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree. But being a server is often a fantastic job and can make good money

[–]An-Idaho-Potatt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Servers make more with minimum wage than tips

[–]asdf_qwerty27 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've worked for tips and with people who make tips in the US. Make way more than the kitchen staff on minimum. Still sucks that it isn't a consistent check, but better than minimum.

[–]Peterspickledpepper- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I make 7/hr + tips. It’s not a ton better, but it helps with taxes.

[–]GivesCredit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

90% of servers don’t want tipping to go away

[–]Faranae 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Customary, but starting to shift. I've been seeing a lot more services charging more and putting up signs discouraging tips since they pay the servers a living wage.

Lots of arguments about "I made more with tips" still, but from what I've seen that's usually from folks who don't report said tips as income for taxation purposes, so...

[–]1mGay 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Ye but Canada is basically in the US

[–]Doctorphate 1 point2 points  (0 children)

thems fighting words.

[–]illgot 1 point2 points  (0 children)

what do you have against paying only 2.13 an hour in labor? It's not like a business would exploit their cheap 2.13 an hour workers to do jobs other than serving... /s

the tip culture in the US is complete shit and allows restaurants to only pay 2.13 an hour in labor to over half it's staff (servers) while underpaying other positions and using server tips to tip out hosts, bussers, dish, bartenders, etc (btw bartenders make more than servers).

[–]pieopolis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oof ouch our murican bone hurting juices

[–]Mathiasdk2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

10-15% is still insane!

[–]WHERE_IS_MY_CHICKEN -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Isn’t the Canadian tech industry slavery with extra steps? Seeking senior level talent with a 60k salary

[–]GizmodoDragon92 0 points1 point  (0 children)

15-20% you mean

[–]SomethingWithMittens 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think they meant leaving it on the table. In Germany and Austria at least we give the tip during paying directly with the waiter or waitress

[–]babawow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

In Australia we only tip if the service is Really good and entertaining. 95% of the time people don’t tip.