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2013-01-09 02:44:27 PM

Flakeloaf: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Canadians don't tip well at all.

Fark you too, I guess. Better would be "lots of people don't tend to tip well when they're not both from a place that tends to tip AND happen to be in that place".


"Canadian" is Texas waitstaff slang for people of the dark-skinned persuasion.
 
2013-01-09 02:44:28 PM

litespeed74: I've been torn over giving a tip to my coffee shops baristas every morning.
I go get coffee probably 3-4 times a week.
If I tip every time my coffee goes from 1.50 to over 2 bucks. 2.50 I guess??

They are super friendly and know my drinks etc.. I'd like to tip every day but at some point even they would think its weird I tip EVERY TIME.

Although there is one barista I'd give more than just the tip to.


I give them the coins. That way, hey no annoying change in my pockets. So that's $.50 every time, and doesn't add up as quick.
 
2013-01-09 02:44:35 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Flakeloaf: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Canadians don't tip well at all.

Fark you too, I guess. Better would be "lots of people don't tend to tip well when they're not both from a place that tends to tip AND happen to be in that place".

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Yessir. Got my rubber helmet on good n tight today, and my tongue's all windexed up. Kindly direct me to the nearest window so I can get started :)
 
2013-01-09 02:45:06 PM
I over-tip in an effort to rebuild my karma.
 
2013-01-09 02:45:34 PM

Glancing Blow: PrivateCaboose: Glancing Blow: My minimum tip is $3, even in the small restaurants where I eat breakfast for $7 - $11.
In larger restaurants I tip 15-20% rounded-up. For great - proactive - service I sometimes go to %30.

There have been rare occasions where a waiter/waitress has done a phenomenal job, and I've seen them disappointed by another table, that I have left exhorbitant tips.  No one who does a good job in the service industry should be treated poorly because people are assholes.  I have had plenty of people restore my faith in humanity over the years, so when I need to step up, I do.  But generally I tip 20% of whatever the total post-tax amount is.

My wife and I moved from New York to Oregon where there's no sales tax. She decided that our tips should be higher since we didn't have to pay tax anymore. Not wanting to engage her logic cells I said: wow, great idea, I love that about you.


Our prepared food sales tax is 10% because DC hates its residents.
 
2013-01-09 02:45:43 PM

Felgraf: Man I really can't understand being so tight fisted you don't tip.

I mean, fark, I'm a physics grad student. If I were paid hourly, it'd probably be *below minimum wage*, but I still try to tip 20-30% (more often 30%, even if I get chastised a bit), if only to help make up for the assholes who DON'T tip.

Because, quite frankly, I know I could not work in the service sector without murdering someone after about, oh, a month. They have to deal with people who blame them personally when the kitchen is out of something. They have to deal with people who enjoy simply belittling them because they're a waiter. They deal with assholes like those in the aforementioned article.

FARK YES I am going to tip them. $15 pizza order? Here's $5 extra.

/Don't eat out or eat delivery often these days, mind. It also helps that a local pizza place gives you %30 off if you order via the web.


If your total hourly rate would be sub minimum wage, you should file a DOL complaint and sue to get the back pay.
 
2013-01-09 02:46:04 PM

Rapmaster2000: TIPS means To Insure Prompt Service.  It comes from an Old English term from around 800.  That's why I don't tip unless I receive exceptional service.  If you want to make real money then you need to work out an arrangement with your boss.  Don't make me pay the wages you should demand on your own.  You know, in Europe where I go very often for business, they don't have any tips and the service is outstanding.


I liked the condescension at the top, the rest was bit too heavy handed. A good effort, but this topic has seen so many miles, you need a really fresh approach.
 
2013-01-09 02:46:06 PM

The_Sponge: tricycleracer: If you're that worried, you cheap piece of shiat, you shouldn't be spending money at a restaurant.

And we're done here.

CSB:

I was at the Heart Attack Grill in Vegas about six months ago.  The receipt listed the sales tax as "Obama's Cut".

/Kind of amusing.
//But beyond false.


Doesn't sales tax go to the state of Nevada?

Should it have at least said "Harru Reid's" cut?
 
2013-01-09 02:46:21 PM

dv-ous: Flakeloaf: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Canadians don't tip well at all.

Fark you too, I guess. Better would be "lots of people don't tend to tip well when they're not both from a place that tends to tip AND happen to be in that place".

"Canadian" is Texas waitstaff slang for people of the dark-skinned persuasion.


Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand the last horse crosses the finish line. As if it needed further clarification, I was not aware of that. For the rest of this thread I will be your pinata. Swing away :)

/honestly tired of actual not-a-euphemism Quebeckers ruining it for the rest of us
 
2013-01-09 02:46:25 PM
I usually tip unless my server is super bad or too aggressive.
 
2013-01-09 02:46:31 PM

Three Crooked Squirrels: JFarker131: This, a thousand times. I've waited tables, worked in coffee shops, been a bartender. Leave a crappy tip, I will fark with your food, or have someone more disgusting than me do it so I don't have to.

/talked a coworker into ejaculating into a truly awful local politician's alfredo sauce, he complimented the owner after his meal on the new recipe they were using.
//ew.

Well, that sounds felonious.  But at least you can sleep better at night knowing you are the better person.


Also, you sound like the kind of person who tells coworkers his Fark handle.
 
2013-01-09 02:46:51 PM
In college, I personally never got that worked up about under tipping. If everyone who couldn't afford to drop 15% stayed home, we'd have had a lot fewer customers and thus only one guy behind the bar, instead of three. That translates into a third less hours for me. Beside I made it all back when guys brought their dates in and tried to look like big fish.

/that said, how much you tip (and how regular you are) adjusts where you are in the order of people I make drinks for
 
2013-01-09 02:46:52 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Canadians don't tip well at all.


Yes they do. Folks from China and India on the other hand tip poorly if at all
 
2013-01-09 02:46:52 PM
over 25 years in hospitality I've come to realize that there's a fair amount of jerks in this world.  I have a relative that would drink all night and leave nothing, for anyone.  I've had guys come in and have two drinks and leave a ten spot.  If you aren't going to tip that's fine just get off the barstool and let someone that isn't a jerk sit down.
I've dragged four luggage carts to the room at 3am and done everything else too, turndown, a/c on tv check that stuff and walked out with $0.  I've also been given a $20 for making a reservation.
I evens out.  If everyone was a full tip, it'd be a career to kill someone for.
 
2013-01-09 02:47:20 PM
That dumbass should probably not return for another meal, or risk spit and other foreign matter in his food.

Tip your servers. They will reward you with better service and no spit.

I always tip well at the places we frequent, and servers remember that.
 
2013-01-09 02:47:26 PM

RatMaster999: I don't care what your socio-economic standing is, EVERYONE should be required to spend a good 6mo to a year in some sort of service industry. Hell, make it a class to be taken during senior year of high school. Maybe then we might be able to avoid this sort of douchebaggery.


This.

The people who've never spent time in a real service job can be spotted from a mile away. That's the REAL "Entitlement Class".
 
2013-01-09 02:47:34 PM

meat0918: PrivateCaboose: Cybernetic: If you can't afford the tip, you can't afford the meal. Go to a damned drive thru instead.

Serious question - how much do you tip when you do an online order for takeout from a place like Nando's?

Delivery or pick up?

If it is delivered, I give a nice tip. Pickup on the other hand, I don't think I've ever tipped, unless there is a tip jar and I have change.

Here's a followup: Do you tip at buffets?


I always tip myself 25% because I am worth it.
 
2013-01-09 02:48:36 PM
When I was younger (college age) and had almost nothing I would often not tip and my excuse was that the restaurant should be paying their employees. And while I still think restaurants should pay their employees I became much more reasonable aka less douchey after I got a job where I could actually pay my bills.

/good tipper now
 
2013-01-09 02:48:43 PM

cmb53208: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Canadians don't tip well at all.

Yes they do. Folks from China and India on the other hand tip poorly if at all


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2013-01-09 02:48:46 PM

pippi longstocking: I'm sure people making over $400K can't afford to leave a $5 tip for a meal...what a troll, probably another right-wing retard


Dude, you're going to be in for a surprise when you get paid this month -- EVERYONE at all income levels got hit with a 2 percentage point tax hike.

Link

So if you make $36,000 a year and get paid twice a month, your check on the 15th is going to be about $30 light.
 
2013-01-09 02:48:47 PM
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Agrees
 
2013-01-09 02:48:50 PM
The restaurant should just refuse him service next time. Times are tight, and he obviously needs to save a few bucks. A little bit of tough love might be in order.
 
2013-01-09 02:49:20 PM
sorry, forgot this

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2013-01-09 02:49:36 PM

HoratioGates: The really dick part is he left it after eating there. If you want to debate politics, at least have the balls to be upfront about it.


No, the really dick part is where he went out to eat with a deliberate plan of not tipping regardless of the quality of service and to leave a note saying, "No, this was not an oversight, I actually am as much of an asshole as it seems."
 
2013-01-09 02:49:52 PM
The tantrum-throwing from the bootstrappy set over having to pay a couple dollars more in taxes just astounds me. I have a Facebook friend who is a complete hard-core right-winger--the kind who was posting how she couldn't stop crying after the election, and how scared she was about still having a job. She posted the other day, after the end of the fiscal cliff nonsense, about the horrible hit she'd taken on her paycheck, and how she was so sad because her family would need to find ways to cut back and one of them was to stop riding lessons for her daughter. What kind of insane jerk-wad gets so mad about this shiat that they take it out on their kid, and take away their horsey time, just so they can pretend they're all oppressed by crushing taxes?

This story is just more of that same nonsense. How bad are you managing your finances that a 2% change in Social Security and a minimal change in the high marginal tax brackets suddenly means you can't afford to tip your waiter? Wait, don't answer, it's a trick question. You're just being a dickhole to try to make a statement.
 
2013-01-09 02:49:54 PM
California doesn't have a separate wage for food servers like most of the other states do ($8.00 an hour). As such the tips really are a gratuity for services rendered and shouldn't be used as a guilt tool to help boost the servers wage up to minimum wage like in most of the other states. The 15-20% rule shouldn't necessarily apply here the same way it does in say New York ($5.00 an hour) or Virginia ($2.13 an hour). If you're not tipping 15-20% of your bill in those states then you should feel bad because you're a bad person, In CA, NV, OR, or WA (all at or above minimum wage)... not so much.

I do tip but for me it really is a matter of service versus reasonable expectations as opposed to feeling like I'm being served by someone on slave wages and feeling guilty if I didn't leave at least 15% knowing that the IRS and the state tax board will still assume that I did and will dock their pay accordingly. I know plenty of waiters and waitresses out here that under report (by far) their tips and really don't pay their "Fair share" of taxes so I can kind of see where the customer is coming from.
 
2013-01-09 02:49:57 PM

kid_icarus: Mr. Coffee Nerves: Subtext: "I am a coward and a failure at everything I've ever tried. I have elaborate revenge fantasies about the abuse I take at my menial job from superiors and co-workers alike. My wife utterly controls my life and does not allow me to control any aspect of my life. My children mock and belittle me. This note is my sad and desperate attempt to pretend I am something within a time zone of being a man, even if just for a few seconds. Even though you are a service worker and most likely a disinterested teenager I would never have the courage to say something like this to your face, lest I break down into tears and be forced to trudge to my 1994 Chevy Lumina with Dockers beshat."

I think I just fell in love with you.


And he loves you back, until he discovers that you have a nickel more than he does.
 
2013-01-09 02:49:57 PM
Isn't there an inverse Yelp or something so that businesses can see who are the deadbeats and PITA customers? If he paid by credit card, they would know his name and put his name on a black list on OpenTable or somewheres.

Good luck going out for dinner anywhere in your neighborhood for, like, ever.
 
2013-01-09 02:49:58 PM
Perhaps it's just the rough biker crowd I run around with, but do women seem to leave a slightly smaller tip than men? (As in rounding down to 15% instead of rounding up to 20%.)
 
2013-01-09 02:50:13 PM

litespeed74: I've been torn over giving a tip to my coffee shops baristas every morning.
I go get coffee probably 3-4 times a week.
If I tip every time my coffee goes from 1.50 to over 2 bucks. 2.50 I guess??

They are super friendly and know my drinks etc.. I'd like to tip every day but at some point even they would think its weird I tip EVERY TIME.

Although there is one barista I'd give more than just the tip to.


then instead of giving them a tip every time, give the hot one a fiver every once in a while.
 
2013-01-09 02:50:20 PM

meanmutton: pippi longstocking: I'm sure people making over $400K can't afford to leave a $5 tip for a meal...what a troll, probably another right-wing retard

Dude, you're going to be in for a surprise when you get paid this month -- EVERYONE at all income levels got hit with a 2 percentage point tax hike.

Link

So if you make $36,000 a year and get paid twice a month, your check on the 15th is going to be about $30 light.


A little more than that, I think - the income tax got slightly adjusted.
 
2013-01-09 02:50:26 PM

kid_icarus: As an aside...Mr. Douchebag's note claimed that he had to cut back on "discretionary spending", which to most normal people would include eating out; particularly at a sit-down restaurant that will involve tipping. If you're too broke to leave a tip, you're too broke to be at the restaurant in the first place.


Note that it says "discretionary spending and gratuities," so he acknowledges it is not a discretionary cost. He also acknowledges that Obama is insisting he "pay his fair share" of taxes, which means he's in the top income bracket and is, therefore, totally full of shiat.
 
2013-01-09 02:50:42 PM
Just wait until you have a shiatty customer, and a raging case of scrotum fungus, and mop the weeping wounds with the lettuce on the burger and serve it. Worked restaurants, and I always tell friends not to piss off the help. Gawd knows what you'll be eating.t2.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-09 02:50:42 PM
I'm unemplo a creative consultant and I still tip if I go out to dinner. I can't afford a tip I can't afford to go out to eat.
 
2013-01-09 02:51:05 PM
I kinda liked this comment from TFA I had to euthanize my wife because of the increased costs of Obamacare. I own a business that would likely have seen a huge increase in insurance costs. These costs would have had to be passed on to the customer. What customer is going to pay 3 cents more for a product? Someone that values the health and well being of a fellow citizen? Yeah right. So I put my wife down. With the savings from that, I will likely be able to keep prices down. If not, I might sell my Porsche.
 
2013-01-09 02:51:21 PM

litespeed74: I've been torn over giving a tip to my coffee shops baristas every morning.
I go get coffee probably 3-4 times a week.
If I tip every time my coffee goes from 1.50 to over 2 bucks. 2.50 I guess??

They are super friendly and know my drinks etc.. I'd like to tip every day but at some point even they would think its weird I tip EVERY TIME.

Although there is one barista I'd give more than just the tip to.


Baristas aren't regularly tipped employees.
 
2013-01-09 02:51:26 PM
Remember everything you read on the Gawker is true.....right?
 
2013-01-09 02:51:27 PM
Here's how I tip:

Wait-person calls it in and goes through the motions but doesn't *really* piss me off: 10%
Wait-person does what they're supposed to: 15%
Wait-person goes above and beyond: 20+%
Wait-person acts like we're best friends all the while thinly veiling his contempt for me: 0%
 
2013-01-09 02:51:36 PM

Snarfangel: Perhaps it's just the rough biker crowd I run around with, but do women seem to leave a slightly smaller tip than men? (As in rounding down to 15% instead of rounding up to 20%.)


Guys seem more likely to just throw some money on the table while women want to calculate it down to the percent.
 
2013-01-09 02:51:39 PM
He who cannot give anything away cannot feel anything either.

- Friedrich Nietzsche
 
2013-01-09 02:52:03 PM

JFarker131: /talked a coworker into ejaculating into a truly awful local politician's alfredo sauce, he complimented the owner after his meal on the new recipe they were using.
//ew.


not ok.
 
2013-01-09 02:52:36 PM

whistleridge: How to tip properly, and be an awesome human being in the process (even if you do eat at Applebee's):


I've done that drunkenly... lol

My dad is old school and tips 12% although my mother and I have tried to explain to him a bazillion times that minimum is 15% and 20% is pretty expected. He freaks out and gets all angry with us when we complain about his tipping. We had wonderful service for Christmas Eve this year and I had to watch my dad to make sure he didn't leave a measilly 12%. He left 17% which is the best I could expect from him I guess. Hubby and I stayed behind after they left to have a drink and we tipped them 50% on the drinks, so hopefully we made it up a bit.

... oh, and he's pretty darn wealthy btw so this isn't a rich/poor thing
 
2013-01-09 02:52:42 PM
Douche. If you can't tip, don't go out to eat. As a former waiter, the only time in years I haven't tipped was when the service was so bad I actually made the manager remove the automatically added gratuity from our check just so I could leave 1 % instead of 18 (and given that we sat for an hour without bread or water before she even acknowledged us, that was pretty generous)

In other news, his complaint is somewhat valid. I know I had to tell two great charities that I've donated to for years that I can no longer afford to support . That extra 5% I'm getting boned this year has to come from somewhere, and as Obama isn't paying for my mortgage, kids braces or the college fund, it's got to come from discretionary funds.
 
2013-01-09 02:52:44 PM
"We want to take more of your money, but you have to promise not to cut your spending in any other area!!!"

Thanks liberals.
 
2013-01-09 02:52:44 PM

Mock26: I once had a waiter tell me that the reason that the tipping percent has gone up over the years (10%, 12.5%, 15%, 18%, 20% etc.) is because of inflation. He said that since people were paying more for their food they should be paying a bigger tip. He really thought that if inflation, for example, went up 10% then his tip percentage needed to go up in well, else he would be making less money. I just looked at him in complete awe, wondering if his two brain cells ever actually spoke to each other!


He can't math
 
2013-01-09 02:52:47 PM

Radioactive Ass: California doesn't have a separate wage for food servers like most of the other states do ($8.00 an hour). As such the tips really are a gratuity for services rendered and shouldn't be used as a guilt tool to help boost the servers wage up to minimum wage like in most of the other states. The 15-20% rule shouldn't necessarily apply here the same way it does in say New York ($5.00 an hour) or Virginia ($2.13 an hour). If you're not tipping 15-20% of your bill in those states then you should feel bad because you're a bad person, In CA, NV, OR, or WA (all at or above minimum wage)... not so much.

I do tip but for me it really is a matter of service versus reasonable expectations as opposed to feeling like I'm being served by someone on slave wages and feeling guilty if I didn't leave at least 15% knowing that the IRS and the state tax board will still assume that I did and will dock their pay accordingly. I know plenty of waiters and waitresses out here that under report (by far) their tips and really don't pay their "Fair share" of taxes so I can kind of see where the customer is coming from.


That brings the question....why are the Chef's not tipped along with the waitstaff?
 
2013-01-09 02:52:59 PM

Carn: litespeed74: I've been torn over giving a tip to my coffee shops baristas every morning.
I go get coffee probably 3-4 times a week.
If I tip every time my coffee goes from 1.50 to over 2 bucks. 2.50 I guess??

They are super friendly and know my drinks etc.. I'd like to tip every day but at some point even they would think its weird I tip EVERY TIME.

Although there is one barista I'd give more than just the tip to.

then instead of giving them a tip every time, give the hot one a fiver every once in a while.


I'm pretty sure that is what he meant the first time.
 
2013-01-09 02:53:20 PM

sure haven't: jbezorg: Rapmaster2000: TIPS means To Insure Prompt Service.  It comes from an Old English term from around 800.  That's why I don't tip unless I receive exceptional service.  If you want to make real money then you need to work out an arrangement with your boss.  Don't make me pay the wages you should demand on your own.  You know, in Europe where I go very often for business, they don't have any tips and the service is outstanding.

Snopes - Claim: The word "tip" comes from an acronym for "To Insure Promptness" or "To Insure Performance." Status: False.

Also, the word would be "Ensure", not "Insure"


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2013-01-09 02:53:40 PM

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Mostly because with bills of a 2k+, there's usually a 15 grauity, meaning the guys who worked that table (including ye bus boy), are going to be splitting at 15,000 dollars.
 
2013-01-09 02:53:44 PM
also, article is sexist.
 
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