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(Boing Boing)   "Meet Glass, Lewis and Co., the company that got a food truck employee fired for offending them on Twitter"   (boingboing.net) divider line 28
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2013-07-31 04:34:44 AM
5 votes:
i.imgur.com

Okay, I vote everyone dies in this story.

The dude that sells $7.00 grilled cheese sandwiches
The assholes that bought 25 of them from one food truck at lunch time
... and made it worse by leaving no tip
Any Manhattan hipster buying $7 grilled cheese sandwiches
The jackass that tweetshamed the assholes
The farktard that fired the jackass
Boing Boing for being Boing Boing.
2013-07-31 05:31:19 AM
3 votes:
I have absolutely no sympathy for overpriced food truck tourist behemoths clogging up the city and nudging out the Salvadoran couple that makes the best pupusas in town, or their internal political struggles.

echostains.files.wordpress.com

BY GOLLY, WE SHOULD START A FOOD TRUCK, LIKE THE COLOREDS!
2013-07-31 02:50:56 PM
2 votes:

lordargent: Johnnycake

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1.bp.blogspot.com

Hoecake.

/Hoes gotta eat too!
2013-07-31 08:36:24 AM
2 votes:
These

Green Scorpio: RoyBatty: [i.imgur.com image 792x641]

Okay, I vote everyone dies in this story.

The dude that sells $7.00 grilled cheese sandwiches
The assholes that bought 25 of them from one food truck at lunch time
... and made it worse by leaving no tip
Any Manhattan hipster buying $7 grilled cheese sandwiches
The jackass that tweetshamed the assholes
The farktard that fired the jackass
Boing Boing for being Boing Boing.

I'm in. This menu reeks of smug hipster foodie.  And any other adjectives I can't think of now.

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This!  I would never eat any sandwich that costs this much.  I'm so glad that I live here in Waco, TX where we have significantly limited dining options.  I would never want to live in a place like New Dork City with all of their crazy food.  My cousin went there and he said the Olive Garden in Times Square charged almost twice what they do here in Waco.  What is wrong with those people?
2013-07-31 07:24:23 AM
2 votes:

keylock71: I tip anyone that handles food... Not just because I spent much of my young adulthood working in restaurants (from short order diners to high-end restaurants) and know what a ball-busting, shiat pay job it is,


"Twenty year olds at their jobs are always like, 'This job sucks.' Yes, that's why we gave it to  you! Because you're twenty, which is a mathematical guarantee that you have no skills and nothing to offer anybody in the world. If you're 20 years old, I guarantee you have never done anything for anybody ever, never. Yes you went on a school trip to Guatemala and they told you that you helped but you totally did not help."
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2013-07-31 05:47:07 AM
2 votes:

puffy999: so I've always wondered why the cooks aren't getting the tips.


They sell the drugs to the managers, waiters, and customers by proxy.  Have you ever tipped a drug dealer?
2013-07-31 05:45:12 AM
2 votes:

serial_crusher: Oh, they only gave you the agreed upon amount and nothing else? Man, it must suck to only get $170 for some sandwiches.


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2013-08-01 12:07:41 AM
1 votes:

Spanky McStupid: doonerpjenkins: It's not unusual to tip at least 10% at a food truck...

I should tip 10% to someone who hands me a sandwich through a truck opening?  Please educate me: how much should I tip a vending machine that does the same thing?


You should just stick to the vending machine.
2013-07-31 11:47:02 PM
1 votes:

puffy999: I go to a restaurant for f*cking food, not to talk to you


So stay at home if food is all you want. Nobody is forcing you to go out. You are, however, forcing people to have to deal with your sour ass every time you patronize them.
2013-07-31 10:31:05 AM
1 votes:

Deadite: I'll tip food trucks, though around here that usually means they're selling frybread.

Which if you've never seen it or eaten it looks like this if you order whats known as a Navajo Taco around here.
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They're also farking delicious with either powder sugar or honey or hell both. The people selling these by the roadside usually need the extra money and for these wonderful bastards I'll gladly tip if it means they can still operate and sell me more. I'll tip even more if they got homemade hotsauce that burns my nostrils walking up to the truck.

With that said hipster/artisan food trucks that sell grilled cheese sandwiches for $7 will be lucky if I buy something from them. Which is weird since I'll go to cleaner looking restaurants over skeezy ones any day, but with food trucks I'll buy something from the ones that look like they're still running from the Zeta's over ones that aim for these guys.
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2013-07-31 09:44:27 AM
1 votes:
I read one article that said this was a situation where a group of people went down to the truck and individually ordered, so it wasn't necessarily as if an order was called in and delivered to the company.

Still, I don't tip food trucks.  It's nice of you to make my order and I'm actually *gasp* paying you for that.  But  I'm doing all the delivery legwork, so no.

Also this tip-shaming thing has got to stop.  Yes, a customer farked you (in your view).  It's life, move on.
2013-07-31 09:37:37 AM
1 votes:

RickTheVote: The stupid is strong in this thread.


I'm going to start counting the people who wander into random threads, pronounce the participants as stupid, say nothing, add nothing and try to imply great gravitas to the fart they just laid.  thanks for kicking that off.  Seriously.  Well done.
2013-07-31 09:15:29 AM
1 votes:

doonerpjenkins: It's not unusual to tip at least 10% at a food truck...


I should tip 10% to someone who hands me a sandwich through a truck opening?  Please educate me: how much should I tip a vending machine that does the same thing?
2013-07-31 09:06:59 AM
1 votes:

E5bie: 1. Tip shaming by name is NEVER okay. If you need the reasons why spelled out, you probably shouldn't be in food service.


Definitely disagree.

Was working a shiat job at a diner for a while, and after a really hard day had a group of 3 guys come in, somehow order like $100 in food and beer (kinda hard at a place with $6 lunch platters) and they ran my ass off.  When I grabbed their payment book off of the table they told me to keep the change.

Literally.  Change.  Like $1.70.

Went back, left a stack of coins on the side of the table and told them "you need this more than I do" and walked off.  After that day, I didn't much care if I got fired because the job was shiat and it's easy enough to replace a serving job (or was at that time).

One of the guys came and found me and explained that his "friend" had taken everyone's cash (with included tip) and told them they were all square - and used the tip money his friends left to cover most of his portion of the bill.  The guy apologized profusely for his friend and gave me a $20.

And now those guys know that their friend is a thieving, untrustable dickbag.  I think I did them a favor.

/csb
2013-07-31 08:56:16 AM
1 votes:

bunner: Rapmaster2000: But how can things in New Dork City be so expensive?  It's almost like the things cost more there because the input costs are higher - especially the high cost of labor which is generally the largest cost for a business.

Everything there is that way!  Why can't you get a 3 bedroom apartment in Manhattan for $500 a month like here in Waco?!  I just don't get it!!!!  They must all be hipster people!

It's called price fixing and people with more money than sense being all f*cked about about their zip code.  Moves a lot of money around.


All I'm saying is that businesses should sell their products at a price below what their customer base will pay for it.  That's just common business sense.  I have a GED in MBA.
2013-07-31 08:21:59 AM
1 votes:

ladyfortuna


(although have you SEEN the price of imported cheese??)


Have you SEEN the menu that RoyBatty posted way upthread??

The cheeses are not imported, unless Vermont, Wisconsin, and New York State are foreign countries.
2013-07-31 08:02:45 AM
1 votes:

E5bie: furterfan: E5bie: 1. Tip shaming by name is NEVER okay. If you need the reasons why spelled out, you probably shouldn't be in food service.

If you need the reasons spelled out to you, you deserve to be in food service, doing a job where you get minimum wage and have to rely on people giving you charity for doing your job

If you only want inferior persons preparing and serving your food, you deserve what you're unwittingly eating.


Personally, I would prefer it if anyone preparing my food had a minimum of a bachelors degree in a biology related subject. but, realistically, food service usually pays peanuts and attracts monkeys
2013-07-31 07:46:49 AM
1 votes:
I was fired from Apple for something I said here on Fark....
2013-07-31 07:08:21 AM
1 votes:

keylock71: I tip anyone that handles food...


Why stop there? After all, a tip is for excellent SERVICE, correct? So why not tip everyone in the service industry?

For instant, there's people out there that tip their mailman at Christmas every year (I'm one of them), but how about the guy that stuffs the mail into your P.O. Box day after day?

I even tip my GARBAGE collectors at Christmas. Do any of ya'll? My neighbors cans might be strewn all around their yard, but mine are (usually) upright, in the same spot they were when I put them out the night before.

But then there's cases like the guy at the local Gamestop, who spent 30 minutes with you going over the differences between the PS3 and the XBox 360. Do you tip him?

Or the geek at your local Best Buy, who extolled upon you the virtues of the various laptops they have, and which one will best serve your needs?

How about the Airline check-in ticket attendant who takes your bags and whisks them away (probably never to be seen again)? You'd tip the curb guy, why not the guy behind the desk who gives you your tickets and takes your bags there?

Good service doesn't just come from waiters & waitresses...
2013-07-31 07:05:48 AM
1 votes:

Southern100: "Anyway. The other rainy Monday morning, business was slow when a group of about a dozen customers sprinted up. This was at our second location, a stall the company opened in South Street Seaport to support the area while Hurricane Sandy repairs were happening. This group placed a huge order: three of this sandwich, four of another, three of the one that takes forever on the grill, two of the one that takes forever to assemble. Five or six milkshakes. The order came to just under $170."

A dozen customers. Individually. NO DELIVERY


Yeah, why woudl you tip a food truck if you are picking it up?

i don't tip at carryout.
2013-07-31 06:08:00 AM
1 votes:

mekkab: thamike: Have you ever tipped a drug dealer?

YES!!!

/Seriously, is this *THAT* hard?! You want good service? You tip with cash/goods/cookies/whatever you got on hand


i said drug dealer, not pot dealer.  Completely different relationships.
2013-07-31 06:04:05 AM
1 votes:

queezyweezel: Here's a tip: If you need more money, charge more.


The owners don't need more money, and the industry has devoted hundreds of millions of lobbying dollars to ensuring that, in the US, delivery workers and waiters are subject to a far lower (way sub-poverty) minimum wage. Frankly... your post is so out of touch with reality that I question whether you are delusional, or just trolling. Some millionaires got together with some other millionaires and decided 3 bucks an hour was a fine wage, because morons like you would continue to blame the poor.
2013-07-31 06:00:56 AM
1 votes:
I tip for take-away.

/and I Top, as a take-away
2013-07-31 05:56:24 AM
1 votes:
'Twitter' seems to be pretty much a minefield with companies looking for any excuse to lighten their employee load.

I'm looking for the day when Twitter only exists as an answer to a question on a trivia game.
2013-07-31 05:51:23 AM
1 votes:
I tip the food truck Cinnamon Snail when I order from them because the food is absolutly AMAZING. (And I'm not a vegan). Also the halal cart on Brighton 5th cuz he gives me free food sometimes and has some of the best chicken rice
2013-07-31 05:43:09 AM
1 votes:

queezyweezel: Here's a tip: If you need more money, charge more.


Then you can evolve from being that guy who b*tches about tipping into that guy who b*tches about high prices. That will be a dazzling surefire conversation starter.

www.givememyremote.com
2013-07-31 05:33:51 AM
1 votes:
Glass, Lewis and Co. ....

You have lost my business, and any referrals I might ever give because of your actions.   First)  Cheap bastards, nickle and diming the little guy?   Second)  Crushing some poor dude who works on a food truck.

Food Truck worker dude...   Tips are always voluntary.  You were wrong to shame them.  People are schmucks, get used to it.   If you don't want bad tips, get out of the business entirely.

Food Truck Owner dude...   You need clear policies and expectations.
2013-07-31 01:56:43 AM
1 votes:
I never tipped the food truck guy. Then again I haven't ordered from one in over 10 years, so times may have changed.
 
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