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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:26 AM

WTF, do we REALLY elect a President so that they can decide how restaurant workers divide tips?

Trump’s ‘Tip-Pooling’ Plan Could Screw Your Bartender
The restaurant owner-in-chief wants to give employers more control over workers’ gratuities. What could possibly go wrong?
By Dave Jamieson



https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-tip-pool-plan_us_5a7dc7bfe4b0c6726e12d0bb

Patrick McCarthy relies on tips to support his family. When a diner leaves one on his table, the career server takes comfort in knowing the tip belongs to him ― not the cook in the kitchen and not the manager in the back office.

At least for now, that is. The Trump administration is seeking to change wage regulations so that restaurants and other businesses with tipped workers can decide how the gratuities are divvied up. McCarthy, who’s waited tables for three decades, is alarmed.

“This is going to take all the control of the tips that I make and hand it right over to the owners,” said McCarthy, a New Lenox, Illinois, resident whose wife is also a server. “It’s going to change the restaurant industry forever.”

Under federal regulations, employers can’t force workers to share their tips with managers or other employees who don’t normally work for gratuities. The tips have to stay among the tipped workers, such as bartenders, servers and barbacks. But the restaurant owner who occupies the White House wants to loosen the rules. Officials in Trump’s Labor Department have proposed eliminating the current regulation in a way that, in many situations, would give employers the leeway to do whatever they want with the tips.

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Reply WTF, do we REALLY elect a President so that they can decide how restaurant workers divide tips? (Original post)
Miles Archer Feb 14 OP
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sarah FAILIN Feb 14 #2
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hexola Feb 14 #4
Cobalt Violet Feb 14 #5
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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:29 AM

1. No

but a bunch of really stupid/crazy/ignorant/bigoted voters- probably even some whom rely on tips- voted for Trump/GOP, which left the door wide open for them to do their worst to all of us.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:34 AM

2. Well he does have a lot of tipped staff at his clubs

He wants their money obviously

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:35 AM

3. DU Rec.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:35 AM

4. Careful Trump - you were supposed to be slashing regulations!

This puts a very public face on INCREASED REGULATION!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:36 AM

5. I hope the rest of the blue states put laws in place like MA has to stop this.

It's not legal by state law here.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:38 AM

6. I can see a lot of places going out of business.

Who would want to work for a place that takes your money and where you cannot make a decent living? Without employees, there will be no restaurants or bars!

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:48 AM

7. He only cares about things that impact him and his money.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:01 AM

8. Screwing the employees to the benefit of the employer reaches all level of society

and not just the lucky few at the top.

IQ45's pettiness knows no bounds. I imagine he was displeased with a server at some time in his life, and vowed to get revenge (as he is wont to do). Short of having them turn their entire tips over to the employer, this is the worst he can do. No, wait, there's always something worse...

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