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Service workers rely on gratuities to survive in the Bay Area

Service workers rely on gratuities to survive in the Bay Area

Eduardo Gonzalez,
Contributor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The living wage per adult in the Bay Area currently stands at $16.01 per hour. This is what a full-time working individual must earn in order to cover all of their annual expenses. However, with the exception of a few cities, the California minimum wage currently stands at either $10.50 or $11.00 per...

Uber clarifies tipping policy: Cash or bust

Uber clarifies tipping policy: Cash or bust

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

May 12, 2016


Filed under Opinion

When it comes to Uber, the difference between a good and bad review depends on which side of the tip you’re on. Good for drivers, but bad for riders. Uber clarified that unbeknownst to many, it does allow riders to tip their drivers, but this isn’t a feature built into the app, like that of comp...

Recognize your server’s efforts with a tip

Recognize your server’s efforts with a tip

Vanessa Pineda,
Contributor

March 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A server does more than write down customer orders and take food and beverages out to them. Anyone who has ever been a server knows that serving demands incredible multitasking abilities, stress-coping skills, the ability to hustle around the restaurant without an opportunity to take bathroom breaks and ha...

Tips get ‘Sauced’ at East Bay restaurant

Tips get ‘Sauced’ at East Bay restaurant

Erik Khan,
Contributor

February 11, 2016


Filed under Metro

Typically, restaurant tips go straight into the pockets of servers, bartenders, food runners and hostesses. Back of the house workers —  cooks and dishwashers — don’t typically see a dime of this compensation, which is determined entirely by how customers feel about the service received. At...

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