The following information applies to bussers and is not required for other employees to read and understand.
Employee Drinks and Food:
Employees can receive a 25% discount on a personal food item. This includes an appetizer, sandwich, burger, puasta, personal size pizza, salad, soup, kids menu item, or wrap.
If you want food for yourself, you must ask carryout or a server or bartender to enter your food. The kitchen employees will make it when they get your ticket.
Do not place personal food orders during a rush. If the kitchen is backed up with orders, please wait to place your food order until the kitchen has caught up. If we are busy it is unlikely you will have time to eat it right then anyways. Make sure you don't come to work starving and stay hydrated.
No one is allowed to take food from the kitchen without a ticket. This includes salads and soups.
Employees over 21 are only allowed 1 shift drink. It can be a domestic draft, mini wine bottle, or well mixed drink.
Servers and bartenders will tip you out at the end of the night. The amount they tip is based off your performance and how much you help them. If you want them to tip well you need to make sure you are keeping busy and completing your work. Do not be standing around or on your phone.
Do not ask the bartenders and servers for your tip. If you are done with your shift let the bartenders and servers know you are headed out, but do not say "are you going to tip me?" or stand around by them waiting for a tip. The bartender or server will let you know to wait while they figure out your tip or that they will put your tip in the office.
If they tell you to wait, do not stand watching them as they are figuring out what they made and are tipping you out. It puts them on the spot and makes them feel uncomfortable. Just tell them where you'll be at so they can come give you it when they are ready or just mention they can leave it in the office if they seem busy.
Keep the amount of tips and money you make to yourself:
Do not be sharing with customers or coworkers how much you made during your shift. Whether it was a good night or slow night, you do not need to share with anyone how much you made. If you have a concern, you can talk to a manager. Otherwise do not vent to the customers or coworkers that you only made a few dollars or bragging that you made a lot.
What tips do I have to report? Tip Reporting Q & A
Do I have to report all my tips to my boss?
If you received $20.00 or more in tips in any one month, you should report all your tips to your employer so that federal income tax, social security and Medicare taxes, and maybe state income tax can be withheld.
Do I have to report all my tips on my tax return?
Yes. All tips are taxable income and should be reported on your tax return.
I was told that I had to report only a certain percentage of my total sales as tips. Is this true?
No. You must report to your employer all (100%) tips you receive, except for the tips from any month that do not total at least $20.00.
Sometimes I don't get tips directly from customers, but rather from another employee. Do I need to report those tips?
Yes. Employees who receive tips from another employee are required to report "tip-outs." Employees often disburse tips out of their earned tips to another employee (tip-outs) Remember, all tips are taxable income.
Do I have to report tip-outs that I pay to other employees?
No. You report to your employer only the amount of tips you retain. However, you must maintain recors of tip-outs with your other tip income (cash tips, charged tips, split tips, tip pool).
If the bartenders or server left the tips in the office for you, claim those tips on the next shift you work and just add them from that same shift if you get more on that day.
No Gossip Policy
In the workplace, gossip is an activity that can drain, distract, and downshift employee job satisfaction. We have all participated in this, yet most of us say we don't like it. In order to create a more professional workplace, we are making a commitment to change our atmosphere to be gossip free.
gos-sip n. Rumor or talk of a personal, sensational, or intimate nature. A person who habitually spreads intimate or private rumor or facts. Trivial, chatty talk or writing.
You will notice that gossip is something that you DO. That also means that it is something you choose to do- and you can choose NOT to do it. You enter into gossip by choice - you can opt out of the activity at work. In order to end gossip means to end a particular type of communications - and that can be talk or text communications.
Gossip always involves a person who is not present.
Unwelcome and negative gossip involved criticizing another person
Gossip often is about conjecture that can injure another person's credibility reputation.
In order to have a more professional, gossip free workplace we will:
Not speak or insinuate another co-worker's or customer's name when that person is not present unless it is to compliment or reference regarding work matters.
Refuse to participate when another mentions a co-worker or customer who is not present in a negative light. I will change the subject or tell them I have agreed not to talk about another.
Choose not to repsond to negative text or use text to pass on private or derogatory information about any co-worker or customer.
While off the job, speak to another co-worker about people at work in a derogatory light. If I have feelings, I will select to talk to someone not at the workplace.
If another person in the department does something unethical, incorrect, against procedures, or disruptive I will use the proper channels to report this to the person in authority to take corrective action.
I will mind my own business, do good work, be a professional adult and expect the same from others.