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‘Most restaurants won’t tell you this’: Waiter shares how to make more money as a server - The Daily Dot

'There might be an option in your computer, go check.'

Vladimir Supica


Working as a server can be a demanding job, and it’s not always easy to make ends meet on their wages. However, with a few insider tips and tricks, servers can maximize their earning potential and bring home more money at the end of each shift. One such tip, recently shared in a viral video, has shed light on a little-known hack that could make a big difference in your paycheck.

The video, which was posted on March 14 and has gained over 1.2 million views, features TikToker Austin Sears (@austinsears12) revealing the trick he recently learned after six years of working as a server.

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“at the end of my shift, whenever you go to do side work, instead of being clocked in as a server, I can clock in for side work, which is the state minimum wage, which is $12 an hour, instead of $3.83 as a server,” he says in the video. These hourly rates are off (more on that later), but the under-pinning point remains the same.

He also notes that not all restaurants allow this and that it’s important to check if this option is available on the computer. “Most restaurants won’t tell you this, not all restaurants do this, but there might be an option in your computer, go check,” Austin remarks.

The video sparked a debate in the comments,...

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