Mogul of Pineapples
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I know tipping is considered part of their compensation when waiters apply for jobs but even having said that, they still aren't entitled to it automatically. Like you said Fuzz there are all these other jobs out there which require more skill level than a waiter and more work, yet the person gets no bonus compensation for doing a good job. Worst of all, more often than not, their compensation on an hourly scale is probably less than what a waiter would earn at a high end restaurant. I don't get it. We slave away in higher education only to get paid less than a waiter that requires no special skills.
I know waiters have skills and I'm not trying to cut them down, but I doubt their skills involved a development process of 4 years without pay - college - and upwards of $100,000+ in tuition/books/etc on top of that. At Denny's they might make fair pay for what they do but it really irks me that there are waiters (especially in the city I live) making $80,000 to $100,000 and more per year working only 25 to 30 hours a week.
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