I have a job that I enjoy waiting tables. I have done this work for years and have had issues but never one such as this. My employer takes 4% of our daily total sales to tip out food runner, host, bar,and CreditCard charge...1% to each. Although I would rather tip bar only on beverage sales and host and food runner only on food sales...and only pay the 1% to actual cc charges and not the cash payments also I haven't complained.
Recently the restaraunt has stopped providing us with food runners in order to save money and yesterday the host was nowhere to be found either. I finally asked the management if it was really neccessary to keep tipping out people who weren't there. Over the past week I have given 45.00 of my tips to a food runner who wasn't there. Management explained to me that sometimes we just have to do what is expected of us without complaining and good things will come back to us "like she tells her children" well I am a 30 year old woman and that got me a little upset but I bit my tounge and continued to listen to her compare it to church...how you may not know where the money is going but its doing good for the restaraunt and in the long run I would get that money back 10 fold and we were a family around there.
I like the mom and pop atmosphere and the owner and staff...even this manager is a great person, but this whole situation makes me uncomfortable. I need some written proof of a law that this is wrong and I know there must be something.