THEY start at minimum wage, and the restaurant obviously has some quite particular requirements for the job, so $ 9.50 doesn’t sound like much. But an insider at the Winnipeg restaurant said the girls make from $ 30 to $ 300 a shift in tips. “ If you have a regular who likes you, they might tip you $ 100,” said the insider. The kind of regulars the cadets will likely be dealing with may not be in a position to tip that much, but maybe when folks are passing a crime or accident scene being kept nice and secure by cadets, they could toss a coin or two into a hat. Overall, though, we have to give the advantage to Hooters. Sadly, not all of you can qualify, though.