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Tip Server Double On Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day is next week. Here in Houston we will have a big parade.

Beyond the parade, I can’t think of a better day to recall that if you eat out on a holiday, or use any service that normally involves a tip, that you should tip at a time-and-a-half-rate.  

People should be paid what you would expect to be paid for working a holiday. Especially on Martin Luther King Day. King died while fighting for fair wages for sanitation workers.

A comment recently left on TexasLiberal suggested that you might want to tip time-and-a-half at all times and double-time on holidays.

Here is that comment— bill brady Says:
I think you should tip time and half normally because service is a shit job I know I have worked in restuarants for the last twenty five years. I use to depend on tips to pay my bills because in ohio you get 2.13 an hour if your tipped. At the first of the year the min. wage will be 6.85 if you are not tipped and 3.13 if you are tipped. Still below the 3.35 I made at my first job at 14 on the norwood park crew. The wages are well below and standard of living and it makes it very hard for us to tell our kids to get a job instead of selling drugs or whatever way kids will make their money these days. Double tip this holiday it wont kill any of us and will make a huge difference to those who depend on us and work hard for a living.

January 8, 2007 - Posted by | Martin & Malcolm, Tip Your Waiter Time-And-A-Half On Holidays

3 Comments »

  1. “People should be paid what you would expect to be paid for working a holiday. Especially on Martin Luther King Day. King died while fighting for fair wages for sanitation workers.”

    MOST people have work, including myself on this day, which I did NOT get time and a half nor did I get a paid holiday out of it either. Also, SO WHAT if he died fighting for fair wages! WHAT DOES THAT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE QUALITY OF SERVICE A SERVER PROVIDES? HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH TIPPING OR SERVICE!

    As far as bill brady says: “The wages are well below and standard of living and it makes it very hard for us to tell our kids to get a job instead of selling drugs or whatever way kids will make their money these days.”

    This is STUPID! GET A MCDONALD’S JOB IF YOU DON’T WANT A LOW PAYING JOB! DON’T WORK AS A TIPPED EMPLOYEE IF YOU DON’T WANT TO BE PAYED LOW!

    This is SO RIDICULOUS that you think that a what DAY it is has ANYTHING TO DO WITH QUALITY OF SERVICE! I DON’T GET THAT? My server can still serve me a wrong entree on Thanksgiving or Martin Luther King day or ANY DAY. WHO CARES WHAT DAY IT IS! I tip based on my SERVICE, NOT WHAT DAY IT IS! THIS BLOG IS STUPID AND IT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE!

    Comment by Jane Doe | February 3, 2007

  2. Please come back in a few days for when I write that you should tip your server extra on President’s Day—Just as you should on any holiday.

    Comment by neilaquino | February 3, 2007

  3. […] look—If you’re a waiter— and I’m an advocate of good tips for waiters— please don’t make an assumption about who will be paying the bill. Just please put the […]

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