Hooters waitress shares how much she makes in a week and people are stunned
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A Hooters waitress has left people stunned after explaining how much she makes in a week's worth of work, and it's left some thinking they might want a career change.
If you haven't heard of Hooters, it's an American restaurant chain where the staff wear white vests and orange hot pants.
They've become a popular destination for stag dos, groups of men who want somewhere to drink and eat and, er, apparently also birthday parties for five year olds.
The US based chain has also been spreading across the UK, with a first location in Nottingham and a second recently opening the doors in Liverpool, despite a petition attempting to block the restaurant.
Permission to build another location at Salford Quays in Greater Manchester has also been given the green light, which has also been pretty controversial.
Hooters say they're a 'restaurant for everyone', claiming they cater to all groups ranging through a 'girls night out, office party, or birthday celebration' and that punters 'can't help but have a great time here'.
Critics of the brand have slated it, claiming Hooters 'demeans and degrades women', while the unsuccessful petition slammed the chain as an 'archaic and chauvinistic brand', arguing that it operates with an 'exploitative manner'.
However, some people have wondered if they could get a job working there after hearing how much a Hooters waitress can make in a week.
Taking to TikTok, Hooters waitress Taylor Basye ran through her earnings in a week and worked out that she'd earned $1030 (£856) in five shifts, which had more than a few scoping out whether they could get a job there.
One person said 'alright ig I'm getting a job at Hooters', while someone else said that Taylor 'makes half my weekly pay in two days' and another said they knew someone who 'paid her way though college and bought a house' working for them.
Plenty of guys joked that they might think about applying for a job at the restaurants after working out how much more they could earn.
One guy said 'I had to go to college to make that much, imma start working at Hooters', while another said that earning over $50 an hour at times was 'crazy' and a third simply declared 'sign me up'.
Others were more wary about how much they'd actually make, slating Hooters for apparently paying staff a 'pathetic hourly wage'.
Before anyone starts putting together their CV, they should be aware that pay for waitresses can vary wildly depending on the number of tipping customers.
Taylor's daily take-home pay ranged from a high point of $333 on a Friday night shift right down to just $59 on a Sunday afternoon shift, with the TikToker saying while she made $1030 that week, she would 'normally make $600-$700 a week'.
Taylor also said when it comes to overall earnings, it 'really depends on your location', claiming that waitresses working in busier areas 'make bank'.
Most of this money comes in the form of tips from the customers as actual wages vary wildly depending what part of the world the waitresses work in.
In some parts of the US, the minimum wage an employer can pay their workers is as little as $2.13 an hour (£1.77), which Taylor said was her standard rate of pay, and relies on tips to carry it up to at least $7.25 (£6.04).
While there are some Hooters workers who say they've made as much as $900 in a single shift, slow day at work wouldn't be quite the money-spinner that many might be hoping for.
Over in the UK, tips don't count towards the minimum wage, which for people aged 23 and over is £10.42 ($12.51) so there might be more earnings potential, but it really depends what people are willing to provide in tips.
Plus there's the added cost of people always asking 'are you on the menu', which staff have said gets old pretty quickly.
LADbible has reached out to Hooters for comment.