The restaurant industry in America is tough. You have to rely on tips in order to make a living, and as you’ll know, not all people are as giving as others, which means that sometimes, food industry workers will be a little short of money.
But, one girl, who went viral on TikTok, explained to the internet that she had to graft a little bit harder for bigger tips when she was a server.
And she did it by adding coupons to cash tables after they paid.
TikTok user @notyouraveragesahm created a video, which received 2.3 million views, talking about her hard work in the serving industry.
“When I was a server and used to add coupons to my cash tables after they paid so I could have a bigger tip,” she wrote in the video, writing “I was making money 1 way or another,” in the caption.
But it seemed as though a lot of people weren’t all to pleased with her revelation.
With many TikTok users saying she was “stealing.”
Now, in America, waiter staff are given more in tips than they are given in the wage their employer provides for them.
When Nelp dug deep into how heavily food industry workers rely on the kind givings of customers, they found that the tips actually count for over fifty-eight percent of their earnings each month.
You might think, not too bad. But, if you’re not in such an industry, and you work 1 job, do you rely on anything other than your paycheck given to you by your employer to make a living?
In fact, the fifty-eight percent adds up, on average, to $867 a month, as per the news outlet. I don’t know about you, but we think that’s a lot of money to have to make on top of your wage, and it’s not certain that waiter staff will make this each and every month.
If they don’t, this may affect their day-to-day lives, as well.
This is why, even with many disagreeing with the servers tactics to earn money, other’s were all for it.
Saying that she has to take care of herself even if the employer won’t pay her sufficiently.
Not to mention that @notyouraveragesahm is a mom to a 1-year-old.
What do you think about her method of earning tips?