I want to address a comment left by a reader on Tips. Why is it that a server feels like they were ‘screwed’ when they get paid $50 for what represents an hour’s worth of their time? Servers get their noses out of joint when they get a $10 tip on an $80 dinner bill. Who decided that you should get 15%? I went out to eat for fathers’ day, and the three of us were there for an hour, and the bill came to $84. We were just one of four tables assigned to that server. Assuming that the $84 was representative of the checks for those four tables, a ten percent tip nets that server $38.77 an hour. I can’t see how that is ‘screwing’ anyone.
Sorry, but being a waitress is not a high tech job that requires any special knowledge or education.