Diners promise to 'lower their tips' after waitress shares jaw-dropping earnings for three-hour shift

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By Kim Novak

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A woman has revealed the amount she makes in tips during a three-hour shift at a restaurant, and it's made customers reconsider how much they're going to leave their server.

Tipping can be a contentious topic - while in America it is customary to tip almost anywhere you go, in other parts of the world it's only reserved for exceptional service.

Then there's the issue of how much to tip, with some countries opting for 10% while the US seemingly thinks anything under 20% on top of the bill means the service wasn't up to par.

One Texas Roadhouse worker has taken to TikTok to share the amount she makes in just three hours on the job - and it had the opposite of the intended effect as viewers have vowed to tip less in future.

A TikTok user who goes by @amanda4xx on the platform shared the amount of tips she made during her short shift, and left viewers pretty surprised.

She revealed that it was a "slow day" at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant she works at, hence why she only worked such a short shift.

In total, she served nine tables during her shift, revealing that the "majority" tipped using their credit card, while she got some of her tips in cash.

She broke down the amount each customer had left her on top of how much they'd paid for their order, revealing that her first table left her $12 on a $48 bill, while the next ones gave her $20 on a $101 check.

Amanda's next tables left $9 on a $46 order and $30 cash on a $130 bill, while someone else left her $25 on a $74 order.

At the end, she revealed that the restaurant owed her some money as most of her tips were made on card while revealing how much she'd made in total on tips, her standard wage, as well as what it added up to per hour that she'd worked overall.

She revealed that she made a total of $150.14 in tips, taking her total earnings for the afternoon to $177.14 as her base rate of pay is $9 an hour.

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While some left her cash, most chose to tip on their card. Credit: Grace Cary/Getty

Amanda then worked out that the amount she'd actually earned for each hour she'd worked was a massive $59 an hour - significantly higher than her $9 base salary, thanks to the generous tippers she'd encountered.

In the US tipping culture is so heavily promoted for service workers due to the generally low hourly wages they get for the job alone, as it helps to significantly supplement their income.

However, there appeared to be a spot of sour grapes in the comments, as most of Amanda's viewers instead vowed to tip less to their servers in future.

They commented: "been seeing a lot of these videos lately and it helped realize I need to lower how much i tip thank you", while another added: "Wow I always do 20-%25 I gotta chill."

One joked: "I’m tipping two bucks next time," while another wrote: "Today I left a $7 tip not realizing it wasn’t 10% of what i had ordered and felt so bad. Not anymore tho! Thank you. I’m definitely over tipping."

Another added that they leave a set amount as a tip, not dependent on the total of their food, writing: "I leave 10$ always regardless of the total of my check."

Some were more supportive, commenting: "always tip 20% she obviously is a good server. get that cash", while another added: "A lot people don’t realize depending where you are as a server you can make bank."

One also joked: "Lol looks like I’m applying at Texas Roadhouse this week!"

Featured image credit: Grace Cary/Getty

Diners promise to 'lower their tips' after waitress shares jaw-dropping earnings for three-hour shift

vt-author-image

By Kim Novak

Article saved!Article saved!

A woman has revealed the amount she makes in tips during a three-hour shift at a restaurant, and it's made customers reconsider how much they're going to leave their server.

Tipping can be a contentious topic - while in America it is customary to tip almost anywhere you go, in other parts of the world it's only reserved for exceptional service.

Then there's the issue of how much to tip, with some countries opting for 10% while the US seemingly thinks anything under 20% on top of the bill means the service wasn't up to par.

One Texas Roadhouse worker has taken to TikTok to share the amount she makes in just three hours on the job - and it had the opposite of the intended effect as viewers have vowed to tip less in future.

A TikTok user who goes by @amanda4xx on the platform shared the amount of tips she made during her short shift, and left viewers pretty surprised.

She revealed that it was a "slow day" at the Texas Roadhouse restaurant she works at, hence why she only worked such a short shift.

In total, she served nine tables during her shift, revealing that the "majority" tipped using their credit card, while she got some of her tips in cash.

She broke down the amount each customer had left her on top of how much they'd paid for their order, revealing that her first table left her $12 on a $48 bill, while the next ones gave her $20 on a $101 check.

Amanda's next tables left $9 on a $46 order and $30 cash on a $130 bill, while someone else left her $25 on a $74 order.

At the end, she revealed that the restaurant owed her some money as most of her tips were made on card while revealing how much she'd made in total on tips, her standard wage, as well as what it added up to per hour that she'd worked overall.

She revealed that she made a total of $150.14 in tips, taking her total earnings for the afternoon to $177.14 as her base rate of pay is $9 an hour.

wp-image-1263235558 size-full
While some left her cash, most chose to tip on their card. Credit: Grace Cary/Getty

Amanda then worked out that the amount she'd actually earned for each hour she'd worked was a massive $59 an hour - significantly higher than her $9 base salary, thanks to the generous tippers she'd encountered.

In the US tipping culture is so heavily promoted for service workers due to the generally low hourly wages they get for the job alone, as it helps to significantly supplement their income.

However, there appeared to be a spot of sour grapes in the comments, as most of Amanda's viewers instead vowed to tip less to their servers in future.

They commented: "been seeing a lot of these videos lately and it helped realize I need to lower how much i tip thank you", while another added: "Wow I always do 20-%25 I gotta chill."

One joked: "I’m tipping two bucks next time," while another wrote: "Today I left a $7 tip not realizing it wasn’t 10% of what i had ordered and felt so bad. Not anymore tho! Thank you. I’m definitely over tipping."

Another added that they leave a set amount as a tip, not dependent on the total of their food, writing: "I leave 10$ always regardless of the total of my check."

Some were more supportive, commenting: "always tip 20% she obviously is a good server. get that cash", while another added: "A lot people don’t realize depending where you are as a server you can make bank."

One also joked: "Lol looks like I’m applying at Texas Roadhouse this week!"

Featured image credit: Grace Cary/Getty