A Michigan restaurant is charging its own staff for credit card fees. Gandy Dancers, located in Ann Arbor, is charging servers 1.5% of their credit card tips, to off set credit card processing fees. Should the fees associated with operating a business be passed on to the employees?
Is the owner of Gandy Dancers going to charge servers a percent of every meal they sell, to cover the their food costs? Perhaps they should charge servers every time they use the bathroom, to cover the cost of water and sewer. Nickel and diming staff does not seem like an effective way for a restaurant to save money. Food, costs, payroll, utilities, those are all ways that restaurants can save money, without taking servers tips.