So the minimum wage in Ohio goes up in 2015 from $7.95 to $8.10. The minimum for tipped employees is $4.05. Our franchise chose 12/31 (since some people may work past midnight) to implement this as well as "split pay" for drivers.
Split pay means we are paid sub-minimum while we are driving (and thus earning tips) and minimum when we are in the store, doing dishes, prepping dough, and other non-tipped tasks.
Our franchise chose $6.10 as the driver rate ($2 less than the minimum) but they did grandfather in all current drivers, so our split rate is $7.95 (our previous rate). If not for the grandfathering I would be pretty upset.
My time was evenly split tonight, 3:32 on the road and 3:33 in the store.
This was a non-typical New Years Eve for me, I made good money early then things slowed down the last hour (but we closed at 11. I prefer to stay open until 1 on NYE).
Totals for the night were 7.08 hours, 14 deliveries, $54 in tips, and 67 miles. Oh and I made a $2 tip on a pick-up order at the window! And I met my new GM (Will) ... if my transfer goes through.