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I work in a cafe / restaurant and the tips policy there is: if you work nights, the tips get split equally between the waitresses and the chefs. If the boss is working he doesn't take a share (as he gets all the profits).

I was working last weekend, it was the end of the night and only me and my boss were left. I saw what each table gave in tips - it was £30 altogether. My boss took the money. As there were three people working that night, I expected a tenner.

But the next day my boss had only left a fiver for each of us. When one of the chefs asked him about it, he said that I was wrong...there had only been £15 tips. So he's nicked off with £15...for some reason, it's not exactly as if he's poor or anything. :mad:

I'm only getting paid £3.85 an hour for this job, so the tips are kind of important to me. Is there anything at all I can do about this? I know he's not actually obliged to give me anything...but accusing me of lying?! :mad:
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I work in a cafe / restaurant and the tips policy there is: if you work nights, the tips get split equally between the waitresses and the chefs. If the boss is working he doesn't take a share (as he gets all the profits).

I was working last weekend, it was the end of the night and only me and my boss were left. I saw what each table gave in tips - it was £30 altogether. My boss took the money. As there were three people working that night, I expected a tenner.

But the next day my boss had only left a fiver for each of us. When one of the chefs asked him about it, he said that I was wrong...there had only been £15 tips. So he's nicked off with £15...for some reason, it's not exactly as if he's poor or anything. :mad:

I'm only getting paid £3.85 an hour for this job, so the tips are kind of important to me. Is there anything at all I can do about this? I know he's not actually obliged to give me anything...but accusing me of lying?! :mad:

Formal complaint to the management if its a chain?
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that nearly happened to me on my work experence but im not going to let her get away with taking 30 pounds off me at the end of 2 weeks
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(Original post by Mishael)
I work in a cafe / restaurant and the tips policy there is: if you work nights, the tips get split equally between the waitresses and the chefs. If the boss is working he doesn't take a share (as he gets all the profits).

I was working last weekend, it was the end of the night and only me and my boss were left. I saw what each table gave in tips - it was £30 altogether. My boss took the money. As there were three people working that night, I expected a tenner.

But the next day my boss had only left a fiver for each of us. When one of the chefs asked him about it, he said that I was wrong...there had only been £15 tips. So he's nicked off with £15...for some reason, it's not exactly as if he's poor or anything. :mad:

I'm only getting paid £3.85 an hour for this job, so the tips are kind of important to me. Is there anything at all I can do about this? I know he's not actually obliged to give me anything...but accusing me of lying?! :mad:
smash items up to the value of that which was stolen from you. that will therefore decrease the boss's real value share

and then smash something else for good measure.

(do all of the above by accident of course )
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smash items up to the value of that which was stolen from you. that will therefore decrease the boss's real value share

and then smash something else for good measure.

(do all of the above by accident of course )
Sounds like a plan!! lol!
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smash items up to the value of that which was stolen from you. that will therefore decrease the boss's real value share

and then smash something else for good measure.

(do all of the above by accident of course )
dude, thats not good enough, he needs to sleep with his boss's wife!!!

£3.85 sounds like slave labour to me.....i worked in a restuarant back in 2001,.......i got £4 per hour.....and i got free lunch as well :aetsch:
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Yup, it is slave labour! But it's so hard to get a job in my town that I can't give it up. I also can't complain to anyone - it isn't a chain, so he's the top man.

Unfortunately I already smash enough things (I'm too clumsy to be a waitress, but most of the time I manage to hide it), so if I started smashing even more they'd probably fire me.

And he isn't married so I can't even sleep with his wife. :p:
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(Original post by Mishael)
I work in a cafe / restaurant and the tips policy there is: if you work nights, the tips get split equally between the waitresses and the chefs. If the boss is working he doesn't take a share (as he gets all the profits).

I was working last weekend, it was the end of the night and only me and my boss were left. I saw what each table gave in tips - it was £30 altogether. My boss took the money. As there were three people working that night, I expected a tenner.

But the next day my boss had only left a fiver for each of us. When one of the chefs asked him about it, he said that I was wrong...there had only been £15 tips. So he's nicked off with £15...for some reason, it's not exactly as if he's poor or anything. :mad:

I'm only getting paid £3.85 an hour for this job, so the tips are kind of important to me. Is there anything at all I can do about this? I know he's not actually obliged to give me anything...but accusing me of lying?! :mad:

Thats really harsh, maybe you and the other people working that night could go and speak to him about it and if all the staff and chef got involved and threatened to leave he might give you it. Otherwise i dont really see what you can do as he's the boss, but if there's someone higher then him you could speak to them.
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Yup, it is slave labour! But it's so hard to get a job in my town that I can't give it up. I also can't complain to anyone - it isn't a chain, so he's the top man.

And he isn't married so I can't even sleep with his wife. :p:
Well as your a female you couldnt sleep with his wife, but maybe sleep with him and nick his wallet in the middle of the night
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Yup, it is slave labour! But it's so hard to get a job in my town that I can't give it up. I also can't complain to anyone - it isn't a chain, so he's the top man.

Unfortunately I already smash enough things (I'm too clumsy to be a waitress, but most of the time I manage to hide it), so if I started smashing even more they'd probably fire me.

And he isn't married so I can't even sleep with his wife. :p:
Mate, i am at the grand old age of 20, and worked in 3 different jobs........my advice is to get another job......i mean, look out of town, if there isn't any jobs in town ....but then, the travel cost will be a bit steep wouldn't it? :eek:

I wouldn't complaint to him.....'cause like you said, he's the boss,.......the boss RULE......if you complaint to him, he will fire you + give you a bad reference!!!....

just be more sly, like don't work TOO hard, as if anybody does....besides, isn't the minumum wage like £4.50?......
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I wish I could get a job out of town... unfortunately I live in the middle of nowhere, all the surrounding towns are smaller than the one I live in and the nearest city is an hour by train. :p:

I've had lots of experience of job hunting since I was 14 (I'm 17 now) and I know by now that its virtually impossible to get a job unless you have contacts. I've had 3 jobs since then and I got them all because I knew someone who knew someone...etc. I do get quite a lot in tips - it can range from £30 to £50 a month, so it isn't TOO bad...but it is if my boss is going to start stealing them. :mad:
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is it only me who read this thread as "the boss stole my lips"?
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is it only me who read this thread as "the boss stole my lips"?
He's so stingy that he probably would if he could find a market for them.
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That's such an unfair way to do tips anyway! The better a waiter you are (quick service, attentive, friendly, hard working) the more tips you earn. It's someone giving money to you PERSONALLY to recognise your hard work. Pooling tips is, IMO, wrong.
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But it's such a small place that there is usually only one waiter a night, who would then get all the tips while the chefs wouldn't get anything. And during the day people leave tips in a jar at the till rather than on the table for a waiter, so they get divided up every month between everyone according to the hours they worked.
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(Original post by Mishael)
I work in a cafe / restaurant and the tips policy there is: if you work nights, the tips get split equally between the waitresses and the chefs. If the boss is working he doesn't take a share (as he gets all the profits).

I was working last weekend, it was the end of the night and only me and my boss were left. I saw what each table gave in tips - it was £30 altogether. My boss took the money. As there were three people working that night, I expected a tenner.

But the next day my boss had only left a fiver for each of us. When one of the chefs asked him about it, he said that I was wrong...there had only been £15 tips. So he's nicked off with £15...for some reason, it's not exactly as if he's poor or anything. :mad:

I'm only getting paid £3.85 an hour for this job, so the tips are kind of important to me. Is there anything at all I can do about this? I know he's not actually obliged to give me anything...but accusing me of lying?! :mad:
Spit in his face.
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can you take out what he stole from the till or something???
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can you take out what he stole from the till or something???
You might as well tell her to rob a bank!!!
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is it only me who read this thread as "the boss stole my lips"?
Now I keep gettin it to lips, probably your fault :hmpf:
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can you take out what he stole from the till or something???
I can't do that! :eek:
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