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Topic: Re:Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips
Posted by: Francis Rowe
Date/Time: 18/06/15 12:16:00

Chris, let's just assume conservatively that a waiter at Bill's works a four hour shift and is directly responsible for 20 covers at an average of 20. That would mean that the service charge attributable to that individual would be 50. If you add minimum wage that would mean that the waiter was getting an hourly rate of around 19. It is unlikely that any restaurant would be able to operate profitably paying those kind of wages.

Since the advent of the minimum wage and closer scrutiny from the taxman over the way restaurants pay their staff the concept of the service charge being a pool of money to be shared among staff has long gone. The margins in the restaurant business are very thin so the idea that you could dole out an extra 12.5% of revenue to staff on top of wages is fanciful.

However, it would be a good idea for restaurants to link the payment of staff to the turnover of the establishment. The last time I was in Bills the demeanour of the waitress suggested she was thoroughly indifferent to whether we enjoyed our meal or not.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips17/06/15 20:13:00 Chris Dadarria
   Re:Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips17/06/15 20:51:00 Andy Pease
   Re:Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips17/06/15 20:51:00 Andrew Parkinson
      Re:Re:Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips17/06/15 20:56:00 Georgina Flint
   Re:Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips17/06/15 22:05:00 Andrew Fleet
      Re:Re:Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips18/06/15 08:23:00 Katy Boardman
         Re:Re:Re:Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips18/06/15 08:48:00 Loraine Pemberton
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips18/06/15 09:13:00 Shelagh Lafferty
   Re:Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips18/06/15 12:10:00 Louise Cole
   Re:Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips18/06/15 12:16:00 Francis Rowe
      Re:Re:Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips18/06/15 14:38:00 Gregory Turner
      Re:Re:Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips19/06/15 10:11:00 Andy Rooney
         Re:Re:Re:Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips19/06/15 11:18:00 Francis Rowe
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips20/06/15 14:44:00 Dan Evans
   Re:Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips19/06/15 00:17:00 Robin Cox
      Re:Re:Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips21/06/15 09:57:00 Lucy Chambers
         Re:Re:Re:Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips21/06/15 11:06:00 Carl Wynne
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips22/06/15 08:12:00 Dan Murphy
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Bill's Restaurant Keeping Staff Tips22/06/15 09:10:00 Anne England
   Bill's Restaurant DO distribute the service charge28/08/15 15:19:00 Richard Jennings
      Re:Bill's Restaurant DO distribute the service charge28/08/15 15:43:00 Gordon McDonald
         Re:Re:Bill's Restaurant DO distribute the service charge28/08/15 16:17:00 Dan Murphy
            Re:Re:Re:Bill's Restaurant DO distribute the service charge28/08/15 16:47:00 Richard Jennings
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Bill's Restaurant DO distribute the service charge29/08/15 06:22:00 Dan Murphy
            Re:Re:Re:Bill's Restaurant DO distribute the service charge28/08/15 16:54:00 Alison Neary
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Bill's Restaurant DO distribute the service charge29/08/15 06:10:00 Dan Murphy
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Bill's Restaurant DO distribute the service charge29/08/15 10:18:00 Michael Robinson

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