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Texas Roadhouse server praised for sharing ‘realistic’ amount she made from tips in a week
Featured Image Credit: TikTok/dumbmfgirl

Texas Roadhouse server praised for sharing ‘realistic’ amount she made from tips in a week

A TikToker exposed how much she makes in a week as a server

If you’re not lucky enough to be in a white-collar job, then you’ll know how bad salaries can be.

This is why there have been an increasing number of complaints about the lack of tipping in the hospitality industry.

As costs soar all over the country, a lot of people are struggling to afford basic essentials and rely on tips more than ever.

But how much do the actually make from tipping alone?

According to a viral online video, it’s not much at all.

According to a woman on TikTok, the money she makes each week is pitiful and she’s hellbent on exposing the industry.

Of course, servers tend to get a basic wage, but it’s generally incredibly low and unliveable.

So, many resort to relying on tips from their customers just to get by, but Emma is proving that even that is unreliable right now.

This Texas Roadhouse, known as @dumbmfgirl online, has racked up over two million views since uploading her candid talk about money.

She explains that each day of the week will bring in a different about, and that on a Saturday, she worked a seven-hour shift and made $185.90, which isn’t bad at all.

But there’s a flip side.

The next day she was supposed to work a double, but ended up working for four hours, bringing in $96. So, payment varies.

With limited hours on Monday, she made $60.

But there are other factors which can affect your number of tips.

Emma broadcasted how much she makes in a week as a server.
TikTok/ @dumbmfgirl

For example, if diners weren't happy with their food, it would mean that Emma couldn’t spend as much time as she would have liked with each table.

On the last day she talked about, Tuesday, she says the restaurant was overstaffed, which affected how much money could made.

All in all, over a four-day work week, she only brought back $426.38 for 17 and a half hours of work.

Now, this doesn’t include additional work that servers are expected to complete, such as setting up tables or restocking.

“This hasn’t been the best week,” she said.

Emma also wrote in the comments: “My hourly only ends up being 20 bucks” when people questioned how much she makes per hour.

But a lot of people appreciated her honesty and willingness to come out and say how much she’s actually paid as a server.

Texas Roadhouse is a large chain in the US.
Instagram/ @texasroadhouse

One person wrote: “This is the most realistic one I’ve seen.”

Another commented: “Girl. I serve at Olive Garden, and I felt you on your Monday night.

“It’s so frustrating when that happens, and you feel like you can never catch up.”

A third felt as though she could cry: “This is me as a server.

“Love how honest you are cause I wanna cry many shifts when things keep going wrong.”

UNILAD has reached out to Texas Roadhouse for comment.

Topics: News, US News, Food and Drink, TikTok, Social Media, Money