Plan to change the way you tip when the minimum wage goes to $15 per hour?

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Plan to change the way you tip when the minimum wage goes to $15 per hour?

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Where we live, next year the minimum wage is going up to $15 per hour for employers with more than 26 employees. This is considered a livable wage in some areas. Does anyone plan to change the way they tip? I mostly tip restaurants where my standard tip is 15% for decent service. What I don’t tip for is when I have to pick up the food, and get my own utensils, water, and napkin.

My SO is a general manager of a golf club. The golf club includes a restaurant. At the restaurant, one of the waiters has a masters degree. He works as a waiter because he makes six figures and doesn’t have any pressure. I can’t help but wonder if some people are under employed because of the tips they get. By the way, the restaurant is not very expensive maybe $15 per entree and is a great value.
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18% percent if they did their job. 99% qualify. 20% or more if they went over and beyond the call of duty. Their wage has nothing to do with it.
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Here we go again…
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No I don't plan to change the way I tip unless the restaurant has a no gratuity policy.. I can afford to tip.
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Will your local minimum wage include tipped employees? The federal one does not.
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I plan to stop tipping all the waiters I can verify make over 100k. The rest I plan to continue tipping generously.
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prd1982 wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:33 pm I plan to stop tipping all the waiters I can verify make over 100k. The rest I plan to continue tipping generously.
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sailaway wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:31 pm Will your local minimum wage include tipped employees? The federal one does not.
The minimum wage for tipped employees where I live is currently $14 per hour. This will go up to $15 per hour next year.
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No plan to change, but of course, this response is meaningless. We only find ourselves in a tipping situation 6-7 times per year. We simply don't eat out.
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Agree that you must know what jobs are included. In the past, it was not uncommon for wait staff to be paid much less than minimum wage because they were expected to make it up in tips.
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I doubt anyone will change because that would be a rational response, and the tipping mindset has nothing to do with rationality.
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Ependytis wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:39 pm
sailaway wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:31 pm Will your local minimum wage include tipped employees? The federal one does not.
The minimum wage for tipped employees where I live is currently $14 per hour. This will go up to $15 per hour next year.
My plan is to withhold the tip percentage from the extra dollar. So, when I would normally tip $25, I'll reduce the amount to $24.80. That will show them. Also, I'm going to start demanding that the prove they don't have advanced degrees in a STEM subject or I'll drop the tip a whole quarter.
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That extra dollar an hour is unlikely to even keep up with inflation. So no, I would feel like a cheap jerk if I cut their tips because they’re bringing home an extra $30 or so per week.
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Ependytis wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:24 pm Where we live, next year the minimum wage is going up to $15 per hour for employers with more than 26 employees. This is considered a livable wage in some areas. Does anyone plan to change the way they tip? I mostly tip restaurants where my standard tip is 15% for decent service. What I don’t tip for is when I have to pick up the food, and get my own utensils, water, and napkin.

My SO is a general manager of a golf club. The golf club includes a restaurant. At the restaurant, one of the waiters has a masters degree. He works as a waiter because he makes six figures and doesn’t have any pressure. I can’t help but wonder if some people are under employed because of the tips they get. By the way, the restaurant is not very expensive maybe $15 per entree and is a great value.
We don't eat out that often... so whether we change our tipping habit, it doesn't matter much. We'll keep doing what we're doing: tip 5%-20% based on the service that we receive at the dine-in restaurant.
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desconhecido wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:51 pm My plan is to withhold the tip percentage from the extra dollar. So, when I would normally tip $25, I'll reduce the amount to $24.80. That will show them. Also, I'm going to start demanding that the prove they don't have advanced degrees in a STEM subject or I'll drop the tip a whole quarter.
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No. Please keep tipping service workers.
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Ependytis wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:24 pm My SO is a general manager of a golf club. The golf club includes a restaurant. At the restaurant, one of the waiters has a masters degree. He works as a waiter because he makes six figures and doesn’t have any pressure. I can’t help but wonder if some people are under employed because of the tips they get. By the way, the restaurant is not very expensive maybe $15 per entree and is a great value.
With all due respect, I can't help but wonder if it's ethical for a manager to be gossiping about an employee's pay. I wouldn't be too thrilled if my boss were doing that to me (it's one thing for me to disclose to other people, but it's not for my boss to disclose).

Regardless, it sounds like this person has a job they enjoy and are good at.
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