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A server has revealed how she was paid one penny for 'six weeks' work'. You can watch the video here:
The TikTok user @lvndsmac took recordings of her payslips and posted them on to the video-sharing platform. Before long, the post had blown up.
In her caption, the unnamed employee wrote: "THE F*** IMA DO WITH ONE PENNY STEVEN!"
She also wrote on the video itself: "Life of a server... this is 6 weeks of 'pay'. TIP YOUR SERVERS!"
From quickly looking at the video, she posts short clips of three wage slips. The first is from 30 August 2021 and shows the 'Amout of Check' being $0.00.
The next is from 13 September and, once again, shows an amount of $0.00... then the final payslip dated 27 September shows $0.01.
We're not sure whether that makes it four weeks' worth of work instead of six but one thing's for sure... a penny for either periods of time is less than ideal.
If you weren't already aware, things in America are a little different though. Many people working in hospitality will get a base pay in addition to tips.
So the federal minimum wage for tipped workers in the US is $2.13 (£1.58) an hour whereas untipped staff will get $7.25 (£5.37) an hour.
After posting the video, the user sparked a debate. One person wrote: "Blame the business you're working for, not the consumers. In other countries, they don't need to tip because they pay a living wage. I'm already paying overpriced prices for mediocre food. I shouldn't have to also pay out of my pocket for your salary. That's your bosses job."
Someone hit back: "Then make your own food if you can't afford to go out to eat they have to clean up after your mess it's not hard to tip they get treated bad."
A third commented: "Take it up with your employer. It's not the customers responsibility to pay your wage."
And someone else said: "Why are you still working there YOU COULD JUST LEAVE. Like why would I work for FREE and blame someone for it. Makes no sense."
Another, who seems to be confident in his statements, wrote: "I've easily made $4,400 a month being a server. Don't let these empty checks fool you if you're serving and making so much that you don't get an hourly."
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