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yup

Harriman, TN

#1 Oct 7, 2009
Did you know that if you eat at cheddars and you dont leave your server a tip that they lose money from you sitting there?? Servers have to tip out a percentage of what they sale in food/drinks/alcohol. So if your bill is $40 or over then they owe the company at least $1. Not only that but they make $2.13 hr.
seriously

Woodbury, TN

#2 Oct 7, 2009
The waiters/waitresses only make $2.13 an hour? And don't they have to split tips? That's insane...how is that even legal to be paid so little?

“Hellboss”

Since: Jul 09

Cookeville, TN

#3 Oct 7, 2009
yup wrote:
Did you know that if you eat at cheddars and you dont leave your server a tip that they lose money from you sitting there?? Servers have to tip out a percentage of what they sale in food/drinks/alcohol. So if your bill is $40 or over then they owe the company at least $1. Not only that but they make $2.13 hr.
Did you also know that I don't really give a shit. Their prices are too high, and usually the servers forget to get my refills, and have also forgotten my silverware, and also one time forgot my side order of fries?

Yeah, here's a tip...

MAYBE IF THEY F*(KING SERVED BETTER THERE WOULD BE MORE TIPS!

Poor service = little to no tip.

Since: Jun 09

Smyrna, TN

#4 Oct 7, 2009
Hmm, that stinks. I know that at some other restaraunts they have to pay a percentage of their tips but not of the food that was sold.
I always leave a tip. If it's a regular meal, out with the wife at a place like Cheddars, I usually don't leave any less than $5.00, unless the waiter or waitress gives very poor service. Tip is based on the type of service that I recieve.
grateful server

Cookeville, TN

#5 Oct 7, 2009
I am a server and I am very happy to be working as my husband is unemployed. So I don't like to complain, BUT since the subject came up...I guess I can give my 2 cents worth. Yes, it costs your server money when you stiff them or even tip less than 15%. We have to tip out and pay tax on every dollar of sales. Also, please consider that your server loses money if you sit and gab for 2 hours. Most restaurants only give their servers 3 table sections.
Guess

Santa Barbara, CA

#6 Oct 7, 2009
thats not fair
Sucks

Houston, TX

#7 Oct 7, 2009
Alot of servers only get paid 2.15-ish everywhere! I know this from experience. THEN, you pay out to your bartender and percentage and so forth.
It really is unfair. On a slow night sometimes all you'll make for 7 hours is about 20 bucks.

That again, some nights you make 100 and up depending on where you are and how good you are at your job...

Either way, that's a tip, for your good service, i think you should still get minimum wage.
Especially if you work nights, the drunks just aren't worth it sometimes.

=/
White Trash

Monterey, TN

#8 Oct 7, 2009
Gee going on welfare be cheeper that way you dont have to pay the big food dudes that server crap most place i eat in cookeville there food take like dog S##T anyway and the servers should just not even bother to come to work
Opinion

Cookeville, TN

#9 Oct 7, 2009
That's why Cracker Barrel is a good place to work. No tip sharing, no bartender to pay out to, no drunks to deal with, and good people coming in who understand how hard it is to make a dollar.
kidding

Cookeville, TN

#10 Oct 7, 2009
grateful server wrote:
I am a server and I am very happy to be working as my husband is unemployed. So I don't like to complain, BUT since the subject came up...I guess I can give my 2 cents worth. Yes, it costs your server money when you stiff them or even tip less than 15%. We have to tip out and pay tax on every dollar of sales. Also, please consider that your server loses money if you sit and gab for 2 hours. Most restaurants only give their servers 3 table sections.
So you are one of those servers who gets mad if you stay an hour I bet and get all pissy. That equals no tip.
guest

Baxter, TN

#11 Oct 7, 2009
wouldn't it be better to work at mcdonald's or somewhere and get paid by the hour and not have to depend on tips? If the prices of the food wasn't so high we would be able to leave a bigger tip. A lot of times I do feel bad about not being able to leave a bigger tip but some places have their food priced entirely to high so most of the time I have to eat off the kids menu.
kidding

Cookeville, TN

#12 Oct 7, 2009
guest wrote:
wouldn't it be better to work at mcdonald's or somewhere and get paid by the hour and not have to depend on tips? If the prices of the food wasn't so high we would be able to leave a bigger tip. A lot of times I do feel bad about not being able to leave a bigger tip but some places have their food priced entirely to high so most of the time I have to eat off the kids menu.
Well if that's the case and you can't afford the tip because prices are so high then maybe you should be eating at mcdonalds and not cheddars lol. to be a sit down place Cheddars isn't as expensive as most others.

“Comin thru!”

Since: Oct 09

Nashville

#13 Oct 7, 2009
I worked at Shoney's when I was a teenager and my feet ached and hurt every single night. It got so that I was hardly able to walk. Eventually, I was forced to quit. Lucky for me ACORN assisted me with getting a loan for a little house and got me on answering phones at the local ACLU office in Nashville. You all should not talk against food service workers. They have a difficult and weary job. Cut them some slack please.
content

Jamestown, TN

#14 Oct 7, 2009
I don't think Cheddars is expensive. I think they have great food at a reasonable price.

It sucks they don't pay more though!
sherry

Crawford, TN

#15 Oct 9, 2009
i think its sad when people go in to resturants knowing they aren't going to tip before they even eat. oh and cheddars is cheaper than any sit down resturant in cookeville.
chet

Cookeville, TN

#17 Oct 10, 2009
Better_Watch_Out wrote:
<quoted text>
I know I just hate when that happens. All these big shots coming up in the bar and not tipping me when I strip. If you aren't going to tip people DONT COME.
i'll only tip you if i can shove the dollor stright into your butthole ;)
jason

Monroe, TN

#18 Oct 10, 2009
Stingy tippers suck!
This Cow Sucks

Cookeville, TN

#19 Oct 10, 2009
Better_Watch_Out wrote:
<quoted text>
I know I just hate when that happens. All these big shots coming up in the bar and not tipping me when I strip. If you aren't going to tip people DONT COME.
HERE'S THE BEEF-------
This Cow Sucks

Cookeville, TN

#20 Oct 10, 2009
chet wrote:
<quoted text>
i'll only tip you if i can shove the dollor stright into your butthole ;)
how would you know that thing's butthole from it's mouth? lol
jay

Cookeville, TN

#21 Oct 10, 2009
that tara that works there is freakin hot

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