VOTE: Would eliminating tips for full salary and benefits work in NJ?
Do you work on tips? Would you rather be paid a decent wage instead? What would be the better option for you? The change from tips to full salary is what is going to be happening at Bar Marco, an upscale eatery in Pittsburgh.
The restaurant will ban tips and pay their workers a salary of $35,000 plus healthcare benefits and 500 shares of stock instead.
"The light bulb went off,” co-owner Bobby Fry told the paper. “If we were going to offer health care, why not offer a complete employment contract and do away with gratuity altogether?”
Fry told CNN Money that employees will be expected to work 40 to 44 hours a week and meet regularly to discuss the restaurant's budget and performance.
After making the announcement, Fry says the restaurant has received inquiries from more than 120 people seeking employment. How would you feel about collecting a straight salary instead of working on tips?