Sunday night was a GM meeting at the restaurant I work at. They closed down the patio to all customers and it was just for the GMs. I worked with two other girls in our small section and most of the bills were paid for by the restaurant. We hardly made any tips. For a 7 hour night, we made $28 each. Some of the other girls made pretty good money.
Last night was supposed to be the same thing. Servers decided to pool tips based, 4 girls would do one half and pool together, and same with the other half. Then it was decided later that no, we were all going to keep our own tips. I think the reason for this was because other servers saw what I saw. Girls were taking shots with the GMs, sitting down and chatting and just not doing their job.
It was frustrating to see some girls do this. I did make fairly good money though. I made over $200 from one table alone. Their bill was completely covered by the restaurant. It was just under $1000 and almost all drinks. I feel bad making money like that since I know most of the other girls made around or even under $50.
I feel like I should give some money to the girls who did do their job. Or at least the ones that helped me out and didn't get very good tips. The restaurant said that they would cover us if people didn't tip well, but I don't know if that is actually going to happen or not. I feel like I should help out this one girl who helped me clear tables, and the bartender. I also feel like I should help this girl who was not in my section just because she worked hard and I don't think she received many tips. I don't know if I should though, maybe I will wait to see if the restaurant is going to help out the girls that did not make much.
I worked my butt off yesterday and seeing some of the girls just socializing was annoying at the least. One bartenders also gave me $20 to show his appreciation for helping them out. I sort of feel like I should do the same? Hmmm.