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How do busboys get paid?

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How do busboys get paid?

The Oracle | Sep 2, 2008 03:22 PM

While I realize it's probably up to the establishment, is there a general rule of thumb for 'fine dining' type establishments?

Last night, was out for a special occasion. Our server was average when he was present, but barely attentive - but it was really the busboy who took good care of us.

From what I know of the place, there seemed to be one busboy for every waiter. I left feeling like I should have given a portion of my tip to the busboy and left the rest for the waiter - but, I also figured, they probably had a method of splitting it.

Any thoughts as to how this is figured out? I'm frustrated at myself for not taking 5 minutes and inquiring about this....

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