Comment: $2.13 per hour

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$2.13 per hour

In Texas the minimum wage for servers is $2.13 per hour... I'm sure this number is similar for the rest of the states. I've been waiting tables for the past 5 years and I've never been paid a cent more than that. After taxes, my paycheck is usually between $0.00 and $2.50 for two weeks of work. My income is %100 dependent on my tips. Restaurant's are able to sell food for about 15% less by paying their waitstaff $2.13 an hour. Therefore, restaurant patrons should compensate by tipping their waiter's/waitress's %15 for services rendered. To clear up a misconception, I have never worked in a restaurant, nor heard of a restaurant, which pools all of the tips, and then evenly distributes them to each server.

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