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    They aren't highly paid, but they make more than the average worker who depends on tips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    They aren't highly paid, but they make more than the average worker who depends on tips.
    Those that work for large airlines make more than the average American.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Those that work for large airlines make more than the average American.
    Still, I would not put them in the catagory of being highly paid, but they certainly earn much more than those in the service sector who depend on tips as a significant part of their income.

    According to the article you posted, I made more as a sheriff's deputy than the highest paid flight attendants and I did not consider myself among the highly paid in America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    Still, I would not put them in the catagory of being highly paid, but they certainly earn much more than those in the service sector who depend on tips as a significant part of their income.

    According to the article you posted, I made more as a sheriff's deputy than the highest paid flight attendants and I did not consider myself among the highly paid in America.
    I make much much more and I don't consider myself highly paid because I live in the DC metro area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Should You Tip Your Flight Attendant? One Airline Is Encouraging It

    I think this is a good idea with the caveat that the flight attendants understand that a tip is based off their performance and how well they treat you.
    No. we are not talking about some waiter or waitress getting paid under minimum wage here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    No. we are not talking about some waiter or waitress getting paid under minimum wage here.
    The article that I linked to above- with the small airlines they are getting very little. Part of the problem, it seems they only get paid for flight time. So everything else they do on the clock isn't paid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    Still, I would not put them in the catagory of being highly paid, but they certainly earn much more than those in the service sector who depend on tips as a significant part of their income.

    According to the article you posted, I made more as a sheriff's deputy than the highest paid flight attendants and I did not consider myself among the highly paid in America.
    Deputies aren't exactly badly paid either. Especially if they got in on the right tier retirement . Anyway, I think the point is that tips were originally intended for the poorly paid. Sometimes below minimum wage.
    When I was young the only tips bartenders got were when somebody passed out with money on the bar. But I believe they had to be paid minimum wage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Deputies aren't exactly badly paid either. Especially if they got in on the right tier retirement . Anyway, I think the point is that tips were originally intended for the poorly paid. Sometimes below minimum wage.
    When I was young the only tips bartenders got were when somebody passed out with money on the bar. But I believe they had to be paid minimum wage.
    In some states wait staff and bar tenders do not need to be paid the minimum wage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Deputies aren't exactly badly paid either. Especially if they got in on the right tier retirement . Anyway, I think the point is that tips were originally intended for the poorly paid. Sometimes below minimum wage.
    When I was young the only tips bartenders got were when somebody passed out with money on the bar. But I believe they had to be paid minimum wage.
    As a sheriff's deputy I was paid well, but my retirement system wasn't anything to brag about.

    But I agree, tips are intended for those who work in the service industry and are not highly paid.

    My very first job was a valet parking attendant at a local country club when I was in high school. We received a hourly wage below the minimum wage. However we made quite a good salary with our tips included.


    The club was going through some financial difficulties. The club manager called us all in and told us all that they could no longer afford to pay us an hourly wage. He said that we could continue to work if chose to, but it would be strictly for tips. We made ten times our hourly wage on tips, so most of us kept working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    Should You Tip Your Flight Attendant? One Airline Is Encouraging It

    I think this is a good idea with the caveat that the flight attendants understand that a tip is based off their performance and how well they treat you.

    Do you think they'd pretend to flirt with old dudes like me if tips were part of the deal, like waitresses? LOL. Personally, I pay enough to fly that I think they can pay their own staff

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