- Index hide1 The tip is a donation from a client for a service that the worker provides, even if said service is performed on behalf of the employer or in an established establishment.2 The Federal Consumer Attorney’s Office (Profeco) explained that now food and beverage establishments must adjust the salaries and wages of their employees.3 In that sense, the case of a young waitress went viral when she exposed that they left her 86 pesos as a tip, arguing that “if you don’t have to pay for a service, don’t go out to restaurants.”
The tip is a donation from a client for a service that the worker provides, even if said service is performed on behalf of the employer or in an established establishment.
The Federal Consumer Attorney’s Office (Profeco) explained that now food and beverage establishments must adjust the salaries and wages of their employees.
The waiters are shown as indispensable in the restaurant team, who are in charge of delivering the bills, making the payments, carrying dirty dishes and delivering dishes to their guests; These usually have a respective base salary plus, plus the opportunity to increase your income by receiving tips (or some without their payroll), where their attitude of service is put to the test before the perception of their clients; however, sometimes situations arise that can generate debate about the amount of tip that should be left, as in the case of this waitress.
In this sense, through social networks a young waitress complained about receiving a tip of 86 pesos, the problem was that the diner spent a large amount of money on his food; 4 thousand pesos to be exact, so the woman turned to social networks to talk about what happened.
“They left me 86 as a tip, if you don’t have to pay for a service, don’t go out to friendly restaurants. Order at your house, to go and drink at home. I don’t have to go around paying for your service, cats”, the woman commented.
Jim Ake was the user who shared the post on his Facebook account and it quickly went viral causing controversy, because while some users claimed that tips are optional, others argued that this money is the main source of income for waiters.
A user commented that the salaries of the months should be better regulated so that they can receive a fair salary, in the same way another person expressed the insults that the young woman commented on the diner, since she told him that he is a “cat”. Another commented that they should require their employers to pay them a living wage.
How do tips work in Mexico?
The tip is a spontaneous donation from a client for a service that the worker provides to him, even if said service is performed on behalf of the employer or in an establishment owned by him. In accordance with the provisions of article 346 of the Federal Labor Law, tips received by workers in hotels, restaurants, bars and other similar establishments are part of their salary, but in the terms of article 347 it is stated that if a percentage of the drinks is not determined as a tip, the parties will set the increase that must be made to the base salary for the payment of any compensation or benefit that corresponds to the workers. .
In that sense, in an investigation by the economist Ofer Azar estimated that in 2007, the world’s restaurant industry provided $42 billion in tips to service employees.
In Mexico it is a practice that is not compulsory, since the Federal Consumer Protection Office (Profeco) explained that now the food and beverage establishments must adjust the salaries and wages of their employees, since there is no automatic amount. However, the practice of dividing the amounts in different ways among employees is widespread, so restaurants often find ways to keep the consumer contribution active, even if it has to be legally voluntary.
But this is not the only case of “tip” that has caused debate on networks, because a few weeks ago we reported the case of a waiter who showed his nonconformity on social networks, since he was paid with a fake bill that seemed to be 20 pesos. , or also known by Mexicans as a “Benito”, but it was a ticket with the image of “Benito”, the character of “Don Gato y su gang”.
As we can see, it is increasingly common to find this type of complaint on social networks, where young people exhibit the situations they experience in the workplace, revealing how much the salary or tips are for many of them, creating a strong conversation in the finger pulse.
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