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Is my manager allowed to take my bar customers' orders under her name and collect the tips if I did a good share of running food, refilling drinks and busing the table? Side note: we do not pool our tips at this restaurant.
Acting, yes, while being paid a salary. It's not as if she clocked in as a server to be paid hourly when she does this.
What if customers intended the tips for me? For example, there is a regular who knows my manager personally and knows that she is not an hourly earning server, but a manager. When she takes their order, it is me who delivers their food, refills their drinks, and cleans up after them. This regular customer asked if we pool our tips, because he wanted to make sure that I get the full sum of the tip.