Waffle House employee shares what she makes in tips in a day and people are shocked
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A TikToker has revealed how much money she makes from tips working as a waitress at the US restaurant chain Waffle House - and it has shocked a lot of people.
In a video uploaded to her TikTok account (@smallbutfit), the woman named Maya revealed how much she made working on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Watch the much talked about TikTok below:
The video has been viewed more than 500,000 times and has over 55k likes on the social media platform.
In the video, she said: "They worked ya girl today - I ain’t even gone hold you they worked me today. But it’s all good ’cause I feel like we did pretty decent."
Still in her Waffle House uniform, Maya counted out all the money she had made during the three working days.
After the short time lapse commenced, Maya revealed that she made $343 on the Sunday, $258 on the Saturday and $45 dollars on the Friday.
That is $646 made from just three days work, in what the TikToker describes as 'a solid freaking weekend'.
Thousands of people have taken to the comment section of the TikTok, with many expressing their shock at how much the restaurant waitress makes.
Some have even said they are in the wrong profession.
One person said: "You make more than me and I work in the ICU … applying to waffle house rn!"
A second added: "Waffle House paid my way through cosmetology school, living on my own being a single mom. Those truck drivers are good tippers"
A third recalled her daughter's experience: "My daughter made soooo much at Waffle House overnights. And they offer PTO. it’s a pretty great job really. Totally was shocked."
And a fourth simply said: "I’m in the wrong business."
With many people shocked at how much she made, Maya made a follow-up TikTok to reveal that she doesn't make the same amount in tips every week.
She said: "That was one video where I made a good amount of money, but every day is not like that.
"I’m not clearing $30,000 a month, not even $30,000 a year when it comes to waitressing. So y’all need to take that into consideration."
Maya also said that she factors in taxes when she makes her money from waitressing - people in the first video had commented on the matter, with one saying 'Careful, uncle sam is watching'.
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