Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Hitech Tip Jars - loss benefit analysis for workers

As many people are doing online ordering and credit card payments, it becomes obvious they do not leave aside something as tip as the average size of day today transactions in coffee shops are around  $10-$20. So the workers tend to lose on their tips. So have it not stop now an advanced hitech tip jar is introduced where customers can pay tip by swiping their card , but will not get receipt and it is unaccounted transaction. An old-fashioned cash-register chime alerts them that the transaction has gone through, but there is no receipt. Counter workers later divvy up the proceeds, which right now are not subject to a processing fee.

In this way though people do not use coins to tip but now they can tip through this machine. Some of the jobs depend on tips to make a good days earnings and with no tips these jobs lose attractiveness.

What most restaurant-goers don't realize is that when they tip on plastic, management will often deduct a portion, usually for processing fees, before distributing the money to servers on a weekly or monthly basis. State law in New York and several other states prohibits management from taking any part of tips for any reason.
Baristas, on the other hand, don't work for tips. By law they make at least minimum wage. At major coffee houses like Starbucks, they may also qualify for health benefits.

Technology, of course, isn't always a solution. When Swork Coffee in Los Angeles recently swapped paper receipts for an iPad checkout system at its three locations, tips dropped more than 25 percent overnight, the workers  who make between $9 and $12 per hour, could once count on $50 in tips per shift, but now sometimes make less than $5.

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