« on: December 16, 2004, 08:03:37 AM »
ooooh this reminds me, i have a rant: on saturday night, i worked from 4:30 pm to 2 am. i was already having a bad night because i only made $100, which is horrible considering that i'm the closer, who has to work the hardest. well at about 1:30 some assholes walked out on a $90 tab! so on a 9 hour shift, i made $10! oh wait, that's before tip out. so i needed to pay $10 to work 9 hours.Yeah, that happened here in the Dallas area. I have chased a few people down myself. I have been waiting tables for 8 years now and am getting so sick of it. Please tell me someone has a better idea for a part time job!!!
WTF? The $90 came out of your pay??? I don't even think that's LEGAL! They stole from the business, not from you! Where are you a waitress, Red China??
it's not illegal as long as, after paying for it, you still make minimum wage for the pay period. in fact, do a google search on the subject. i did once, and there was a link to a news story where a girl had a table walk out on her with a $150 tab. well, she didn't want to pay it so she chased after them into the parking lot. the people saw her coming and ran her over with their car. now that's screwed up.....
by the way, mick, i doubt it's illegal in minnesota. i don't know much about specific states' laws, but perhaps you have just never heard of it happening, because it's up to the restaurant's discretion.
minnesota is really the place to go if you're looking for serving jobs, don't they make minimum wage (or more) there? i've heard they do.