Question: Why do waiters feel they are entitled to a tip?

I know they usually make only $2.13, however, the employer is required, by law, to make up the difference if the wage after tips does not meet the minimum wage;

http://webapps.dol.gov/elaws/faq/esa/flsa/002.htm

So in actuality, waiters are making atleast minimum wage. Kinda sucks for the service they perform, admitted, but they are not in poverty as many of my waiter friends claim.

My advice is simple; get a new job. If I felt I was not being paid enough, I would get a new job. If I felt I was struggling in my current position, I would get a new job. There is no law or contract saying a person is only to perform in the food industry and never being allowed to seek employment elsewhere. Get. A. New. Job.

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