Waitress Shares Photo Of Paycheck, Quickly Goes Viral (PHOTOS)

People often realize that most servers make below minimum wage, but few realize just how much below that amount is. One waitress hoped to spread the word by sharing a photo of her paycheck, and after taxes, the remaining amount is shocking.

Laura Boddy posted her paycheck online. The amount owed to her was a whopping $1.70.

No, that wasn't a mistake-- her check came out to less than $2. And if you're thinking it's because she didn't work many hours, you'd be wrong. The amount was pay for 76 hours of work.

Boddy spoke to the Independent Journal Review about her check and why it was so low. “The reason it was so low was because I was claiming most of my tips at that time. Basically, at the end of a shift you have to put into the computer system how much you’ve made," she explains.

After all the deductions, Boddy says she's actually thrilled to get anything back at all. Often her check is $0.00.

"I was not complaining about how much servers get paid, because most of the time it exceeds minimum wage," Boddy says. "I was just trying to make it known to those that have never worked in the service industry before that tips are where our earnings come from. Some people don’t realize that when they come in 10 minutes before closing time, and we stay an extra 30 minutes to an hour just to wait on them, and then they don’t leave anything."

Boddy hopes the image of her check will help raise awareness so restaurant customers will think about it next time they have to fill in that tip line.

Source: IJ Review
Photo: Facebook/Laura Boddy

Waitress shares paycheck to remind customer's to tip.

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