Have any of you ever worked as a server (waiter, waitress) in a restaurant? I'm just curious, or nosy, about what kind of money you can make. I overheard a couple of waitresses the other day talking about how little money they were making. But when I go out to eat, I look around at how many customers the server is taking care of, and I make a guess at how many customers they serve during an 8-hour shift, and I think if every customer only tipped $1 or $2, the server should be making a pretty decent night's pay. (Yeah, I know their employer doesn't even pay them minimum wage, but I'm just talking about tips.) I usually try to tip 15% to 20%, but I know that everyone doesn't. Anyway, I'm just wondering. If you've ever worked as a server in a restaurant, maybe you can shed some light on this for me. I'd be interested to know how much someone could realistically make.