“The federal minimum wage for tipped restaurant workers is $2.13 an hour, with tips expected to take the wage to $7.25 an hour.
“It was difficult and I lived and died by my tips,” says Dublanica, who worked in New York restaurants for seven years and wrote a blog about it called Waiter Rant.
“If you don’t tip, I can’t pay the rent. But the reality is you can work hard and get no tips and do nothing and get good tips.”
I know I would love to not worry about how much to tip. Wouldn’t it be easier for all if their pay was made to be the average of what they made with tips if they had been doing it before change and make the minimum for the newcomers whatever that states minimum wage is?