what AS said, I generally use my Credit card and leave the tip there. If it was a problem Im sure one of "my girls" would let me know. BTW, my favorite waitress is about 300 pounds, but quite possibly one of the nicest people I know. Looks plays ZERO role in how much I tip.
The Law in the U.S. states that because a wait staff receives tips (generally cash) as part of there income, their hourly rate can be lower than the standard set by law for that particular state. Each state has a different minimum wage, but I believe the Federal standard is $7.25/hour
Wrong there jmac most states at least in the South have no minimum wage which defaults to the Federal minimum wage ($7.25) if you have six or more employees and if less then there is no minimum wage and the standard tip nowadays is 20% not 10 or 15%. Thank you, thank you very much
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Waitress was taken advantage of. I would have made a scene but that is just me.
The policy is broken. I like the idea of shaming the business for a bad policy. Theft is their responsibility. Cameras are a remedy. Putting waitresses in confrontational situations are NOT. Waitress should tell manager and manager deals with it.
Which makes more sense to you? CONSERVATION - turning your thermostat back and being uncomfortable. Maybe saving 5-10% ENERGY EFFICIENCY - leaving your thermostat where everyone is comfortable. Saving 30-70%