- United States of America
I have been a server for nearly six years, and have been working at Applebee's for nearly a year. Lately, I have been working during the day due to my school schedule. Recently we began talks about increasing the tip percentage to three percent instead of two as a way to complement the addition of the expeditor to the staff.
I am writing to request eliminating the extra percent tip-out for servers during the day. The extra percentage goes toward an expo, however, there is no expeditor during the day, or a dishwasher for that matter. So the day-time servers are tipping out for virtually nothing. While these servers work two extra jobs, plus prep work, they have to pay more for doing the same job. The other probem I identify with this increase is that at night the servers who work more are rewarded, and the servers who work less are vitually punished.
Hypothetically, if one server sells $1000 and one server sells $500, they tip out the same amount. It's a good deal for the server who sells $1000, but a poor deal for the server who only sells $500 (who really gets less for the tip-out because they work less).
We request eliminating the extra percent tip-out for servers during the day.
The Applebee's Server petition to Applebee's was written by kristy crabtree and is in the category Business at GoPetition.