I recently accepted a regular job. Not only has Doug's income decreased in this economy . . . but so had mine as customers no longer felt they could afford intuitive readings with their job losses, etc.
That being stated: I've learned some discouraging facts about casino waitressing and thought to share the "news" with my readers.
Many casino customers assume because non-alcoholic drinks are FREE they should not have to TIP the beverage server. Yet many casinos are run by Independent Nations which do NOT pay servers the state's minimum wage. That means beverage servers must live off the tips that customers pay them (or starve).
For the early morning casino shift, when nobody's yet awake for ordering double tequila shots or liquid cocaine (beverages with alcohol, for which customers must pay) a server can truly LOSE INCOME by delivering too many free non-alcoholic beverages (e.g., coffee, orange juice, soda) to non-tipping customers. They can lose money because many casino's enter into an agreement with their state to charge servers a designated income tax on the STREET VALUE of those so-called "free" beverages; regardless of what the customer did NOT have to pay.
I'm not kidding . . . cocktail servers can LOSE money by working very hard!
Create good karma. If you ever receive good service from a waiter/waitress -- make sure you tip according to the quality of service they provided (not by the stated value of some product). If you ever go to a casino and want FREE drinks without paying for service . . . then please utilize the FREE self-serve stations provided.
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