Here's a tip: 20% is the new 15% - MSN Money 20%....What the fuck is this bullshit. lets say we go to applebees and there are 4 of us. The tab totals $50. Just to simplify math, the tip is $10. we are there for 45 minutes. Lets say the waiter ONLY serve 4 tables during the shift. If they are constantly full, on a 6 hour shift, they can serve 8 groups of 4 per table. 8 groups times 4 tables is 32 tables at an average of $10/table. That means, they can make $320 on tips alone in a 6 hour shift. That is $54/hour. Lets say they only work 4 days a week. That is 1280/week. That equates to over $61,000/year only working 24 hours a week!!! This isn't even including the hourly wage. With the hourly, they could make $80k/year. Should I be considered a tightass if little college whorebag Molly doesn't get my $10 for not tipping her. 20% is fucking nuts. What is the world coming to. Now every time I go into any store, quiznos, jamba juice or starbucks, there is a tip cup to. Should I really tip on a $5 cup of Joe? What a fucking rip off. what the hell happened to people just being happy they got an hourly wage? I know there is a difference between being a waiter and getting paid shit hourly and putting any little change jar just to get a free handout. This alone makes me not want to eat out. Ever. This is fucking stupid that someone can work like that and make more money than our military, teachers, and community servants. *GASP* Bah fuck it, I'm fucking staying home.