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2014-03-08 05:56:02 PM  
"I give God ten percent, why do you get 18," Missouri pastor   in lieu of a tip for a party of 10.

Oh, I don't know -- maybe because God won't spit in your biscuits and gravy?
 
2014-03-08 06:02:17 PM  
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2014-03-08 08:07:09 PM  
So Christians think of tithing is "tipping" god?
 
2014-03-08 08:20:13 PM  

Sliding Carp: "I give God ten percent, why do you get 18," Missouri pastor   in lieu of a tip for a party of 10.

Oh, I don't know -- maybe because God won't spit in your biscuits and gravy?


Maybe because God only shells out for a horrible tasting cracker and a sip of cheap wine?
 
2014-03-08 08:22:35 PM  

NFA: So Christians think of tithing is "tipping" god?


Well, he did create their entire universe. I think that's warrants 10%.
 
2014-03-08 08:24:01 PM  
if you don't want low wages, don't accept a position that pays you below min wage.
 
2014-03-08 08:24:05 PM  
Can we just get rid of the tipping system? Pay people a liveable wage while simultaneously getting rid of obnoxious dining experiences where overly happy-to-see waitstaff try to upsell you extra cheese on your cheese sticks.
 
2014-03-08 08:25:04 PM  

Sliding Carp: "I give God ten percent, why do you get 18," Missouri pastor   in lieu of a tip for a party of 10.

Oh, I don't know -- maybe because God won't spit in your biscuits and gravy?

 
2014-03-08 08:25:35 PM  
Tipping thread?

I'll just leave this here.

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2014-03-08 08:26:22 PM  

Torgo_of_Manos:


That is a class act right there!
 
2014-03-08 08:26:37 PM  
"I give God ten percent, why do you get 18," Missouri pastor   in lieu of a tip for a party of 10.

Well, for starters, god doesn't pay taxes, and has a helluva lot more people tipping despite the shiatty service or lack thereof
 
2014-03-08 08:28:06 PM  
When did the minimum become 20%?
 
2014-03-08 08:28:45 PM  
Entitled assholes.
 
2014-03-08 08:28:54 PM  

rustypouch: Tipping thread?

I'll just leave this here.


I'd have no problem with that on the condition that if the food is tampered with in any way, the person that did the tampering rots in prison where they belong.
 
2014-03-08 08:29:00 PM  
So they only want the high tippers, and none of the low tippers. The problem with that attitude is, once you get rid of the low tippers, the next lowest tippers become the new low tippers and you're right back where you started.

Either you make enough overall, or you don't. Whining that half of the people are below average gets you nowhere.
 
2014-03-08 08:29:22 PM  

Hypergreatthing: if you don't want low wages, don't accept a position that pays you below min wage.


That's... GENIUS!  You should write a book so that people in depressed areas with no other jobs can go get one and stop being poor!  Truly, a visionary, you is.

blipponaut: Can we just get rid of the tipping system? Pay people a liveable wage while simultaneously getting rid of obnoxious dining experiences where overly happy-to-see waitstaff try to upsell you extra cheese on your cheese sticks.


And that.  How about just giving people living wages.  Not making millionaires or anything, just something better than 'supplement your income here with food stamps'.  Frankly, it's enlightened self-interest.  Better pay gets you better attitude, better attitude gets you better performance.
 
2014-03-08 08:29:24 PM  
proper 20% minimum

Subby sounds poor and cheap.  The  proper minimum now is $30 or 30%, whichever is greater.  If you can't afford it, best stay home and eat Ramen.
 
2014-03-08 08:29:48 PM  
Tipping is an abhorrent practice.  I wish restaurants in America would quit farking around:

1. Pay the workers a proper wage
2. List up front the whole price of the meal
3. Include tax in the listed price
4. Set prices in whole dollars
 
2014-03-08 08:30:17 PM  
Oblig:

www.monologuedb.com
 
2014-03-08 08:31:25 PM  
I think we should force Christians to read the Bible before they are allowed to get a driver's license or something.
 
2014-03-08 08:31:47 PM  

rustypouch: Tipping thread?

I'll just leave this here.

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Servers are allowed to bypass minimum wage requirements? Strange. May I ask how a rule like that came to be?
 
2014-03-08 08:32:16 PM  
Doesn't surprise me that so-called "Christians" turn out to be lousy tippers.  People who are well-adjusted, considerate, mindful of their social contract with the rest of society, and are respectful to others on a consistent basis -- those people have no use for church.

OTOH, those who skirt societal obligations for a quick buck, like these lousy tippers, need church desperately -- it gives them an avenue to pretend they're not guilty.  If I go to church every week, that somehow will make up for all the shiat I dish out the rest of the time.
 
2014-03-08 08:32:44 PM  

rustypouch: Tipping thread?

I'll just leave this here.

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Upon being seated, I tell the waiter or girl version of a waiter (for a dinner expected to cost $35.00 for two): "Your tipping period begins now.  Your amount, at this time, is $20.00.  I want a water with lemon slice within 1 minute.  We both want wine now.  I want my salad in 5 minutes.  I want my dinner in twenty minutes.  I want the bill on my table with my salad.  I want my drink re-filled before I need it, and without asking.  If you put customers with children under the age of 8 around me, your tip is immediately cut in half.  Also, you are not to speak to me."


Gives them something to aspire to.  You know, motivation to do a good job and really earn it.
 
2014-03-08 08:33:40 PM  
I tip and tip well usually as long as I get acceptable service.  Tipping is optional and you are not entitled to it.  If you're paid practically nothing by the business you work for that's on them and the laws that allow them to do it and not the customer.
 
2014-03-08 08:34:35 PM  

rustypouch: Tipping thread?

I'll just leave this here.

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Or you did what grandfather did and pay his workers a decent wage and had a stated no tipping policy in the menu. He had many loyal employees for the decades the place was open in an area with many other places to eat.

Why should some employees get to rake in tips while other members of the staff don't?

I'm sure the landscapers at hotels or the janitors who don't to rooms work hard too why don't they get tips?

Other civilized countries have good wages and a stated service charge. Tips are for special occasions. In many of these counties tips are refused or not expected...because they're just doing their jobs.
 
2014-03-08 08:34:36 PM  
I really don't get this mentality. I mean, hell, if you're going to the same place after church each Sunday why wouldn't you tip at least OK out of pure freaking self interest?

A good part of my extended family goes out to eat every Sunday morning, up to half coming from Mass. There will be between 4 and 12 people, and even though a 10% coupon is always used there's a table space ready, service is speedy, and if I show up as everyone's finished because I'm driving an hour in and the roads suck, the waitress always triple checks that I'm sure I don't want to eat there and I really want a to go order... Even though it's packed and we'd be taking up the table for another half hour.

Not trying to sound naive but Jesus*, how can you be do goddamn sure of your self righteousness to screw over wait staff and have the balls to keep coming back and biatch about service?

Then again, my family talks to the staff/owners enough to ask how, say, the waitress's dad is recovering from surgery. Harder to screw someone when you talk to them and know they're humans. I guess.

* and Jesus still wouldn't approve you prosperity gospel motherf--kers
 
2014-03-08 08:35:29 PM  

Fluid: Servers are allowed to bypass minimum wage requirements? Strange. May I ask how a rule like that came to be?


Assuming you're not in the U.S... "Minimum Wage" for waitstaff in the U.S. is like $2.30 an hour or so, forcing them to rely on tips to earn a living wage.  I do not know the history of that law.
 
2014-03-08 08:35:49 PM  
My cousin tels me stories of when he was a waiter at a fairly nice restaurant in Texas, where the older guys would come in for coffee and breakfast daily, and he felt the pervasive attitude was since hey came almost every day, that somehow exempted them from tipping a decent amount. His bils did not decrease, though. He did not hate the job, but he grew to.
We finally got an Applebees in our village, and I swear, it's as if there is one waitstaff per table. Now it's a pain in the ass to go there. But we don't have much in this village. There's a Chili's too, but nough of the "McFood". I just eat at home mostly.
 
2014-03-08 08:36:36 PM  

Fluid: rustypouch: Tipping thread?

I'll just leave this here.

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Servers are allowed to bypass minimum wage requirements? Strange. May I ask how a rule like that came to be?


They figured the servers would be able to make up the difference in tips. In a good restaurant with customers who aren't walking pieces of garbage this is true. When you throw either a shiatty restaurant or farkhead customers into the mix the numbers don't add up anymore.
 
2014-03-08 08:38:02 PM  

rustypouch: Tipping thread? I'll just leave this here.
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Is there a drive through at Applebee's where I can buy the food and not have to pay someone to give it to me?

I mean, I don't go into a grocery store and pay the cashier to ring up my groceries.

/Yeah, I'm just being a troll bait ass.
 
2014-03-08 08:38:46 PM  

Fluid: rustypouch: Tipping thread?

I'll just leave this here.

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Servers are allowed to bypass minimum wage requirements? Strange. May I ask how a rule like that came to be?


I don't know the origins of it.

I just know I'm not going to screw over someone who's bringing me food, just to make a point about something they have no control over.
 
2014-03-08 08:39:01 PM  

umad: When did the minimum become 20%?


When I became a waiter, it was told me (and I stuck with the belief for years) that 20% was what you should tip. No I tip anywhere from 15% minimum to 20% but more often 15%. Anything more expected and it's just the server being greedy. If you turn over your tables fast enough on a busy night, fifteen percent is plenty.
 
2014-03-08 08:39:28 PM  
Ehh, lousy tippers are everywhere. Honestly, these people who moan about lousy tippers on the Internet to people who don't care need to grow up, or find a different job (or finish their degree, then new job). Complain to your coworkers like the rest of us, then get the hell over it.
 
2014-03-08 08:39:43 PM  

Fluid: rustypouch: Tipping thread?

I'll just leave this here.

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Servers are allowed to bypass minimum wage requirements? Strange. May I ask how a rule like that came to be?


Because restaurant owners are cheap bastards, and claim that they can't pay their servers more, and besides, people leave tips, so that makes it OK.  Or something?  It's a load of horseshiat, really.  The owners don't want to pay their employees a truly fair wage, and have to raise prices to match.  Since nearly every restaurant does it, it's kind of ingrained into the system.  So long as big business can lobby congress (lobby, not bribe, mind.  That's 'different'), it won't change.
 
2014-03-08 08:39:52 PM  

He_Hate_Me: Tipping is an abhorrent practice.  I wish restaurants in America would quit farking around:

1. Pay the workers a proper wage
2. List up front the whole price of the meal
3. Include tax in the listed price
4. Set prices in whole dollars


Should they cut your food up for you too?
 
2014-03-08 08:42:09 PM  

somemoron: Fluid: rustypouch: Tipping thread?

I'll just leave this here.

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Servers are allowed to bypass minimum wage requirements? Strange. May I ask how a rule like that came to be?

Because restaurant owners are cheap bastards, and claim that they can't pay their servers more, and besides, people leave tips, so that makes it OK.  Or something?  It's a load of horseshiat, really.  The owners don't want to pay their employees a truly fair wage, and have to raise prices to match.  Since nearly every restaurant does it, it's kind of ingrained into the system.  So long as big business can lobby congress (lobby, not bribe, mind.  That's 'different'), it won't change.


There really really needs to be a sarcasm font so you can tell if people are being serious or not.
 
2014-03-08 08:42:20 PM  

blipponaut: Can we just get rid of the tipping system? Pay people a liveable wage while simultaneously getting rid of obnoxious dining experiences where overly happy-to-see waitstaff try to upsell you extra cheese on your cheese sticks.


You're eating at the wrong restaurant hon.
 
2014-03-08 08:42:39 PM  
I quit going to Sonic because I felt as if the curb hop walked out and brought me my drive thru order, I had to tip, but if I made it to the window I didn't.

I don't need this aggravation for shiatty food.
 
2014-03-08 08:42:53 PM  

chitownmike: He_Hate_Me: Tipping is an abhorrent practice.  I wish restaurants in America would quit farking around:

1. Pay the workers a proper wage
2. List up front the whole price of the meal
3. Include tax in the listed price
4. Set prices in whole dollars

Should they cut your food up for you too?


Only at Hooters.  They'd have to bend low to the table, if you know what I mean, and I think...  please stop filling out that restraining order.
 
2014-03-08 08:46:36 PM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: somemoron: Fluid: rustypouch: Tipping thread?

I'll just leave this here.

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Servers are allowed to bypass minimum wage requirements? Strange. May I ask how a rule like that came to be?

Because restaurant owners are cheap bastards, and claim that they can't pay their servers more, and besides, people leave tips, so that makes it OK.  Or something?  It's a load of horseshiat, really.  The owners don't want to pay their employees a truly fair wage, and have to raise prices to match.  Since nearly every restaurant does it, it's kind of ingrained into the system.  So long as big business can lobby congress (lobby, not bribe, mind.  That's 'different'), it won't change.

There really really needs to be a sarcasm font so you can tell if people are being serious or not.


Heh, fair enough.  I just assume that anytime I mention, congress, it would be an outlier if I wasn't being sarcastic.  Or maybe cynical.  Both?  Why not both.
 
2014-03-08 08:46:41 PM  
Normally I give 20% starting. 10% tip is for the ones that piss me off. There was a steak house I gave 45% because the waiter was just that awesome.
 
2014-03-08 08:47:08 PM  

blipponaut: Can we just get rid of the tipping system? Pay people a liveable wage while simultaneously getting rid of obnoxious dining experiences where overly happy-to-see waitstaff try to upsell you extra cheese on your cheese sticks.


Extra cheese on cheese sticks!? Go on!!
 
2014-03-08 08:47:22 PM  

He_Hate_Me: Tipping is an abhorrent practice.  I wish restaurants in America would quit farking around:

1. Pay the workers a proper wage
2. List up front the whole price of the meal
3. Include tax in the listed price
4. Set prices in whole dollars




Tipping is all about power. You either reward or penalize your waiter based on an arbitrary set of criteria that YOU get to decide.

Much like annual raise time at the office.
 
2014-03-08 08:48:26 PM  
T a lot of these "restaurants" now, you're expected to tip even if you order the food to go. When did this happen? If it's too much to expect them to "do their job", why bother? I thought tipping was an addition for "exceptional" service.When did it become De Rigeur for just doing your job? Next you know, you'll be "expected" to tip for buying gas for your car.
 
2014-03-08 08:48:54 PM  
The expectation for 20% tips is out of control. Taking the family out to a normal dinner at a sit down place runs $50 to $60. The waitress, even if very nice and helpful will spend all of 10 minutes with us thru the whole visit. How is 10 minutes worth $10 to $12? That is a pay rate of around $60 an hour. I have a really decent job and don't make half of that. People have completely lost sight of the fact that any job has a certain value to it and not more no matter how much you think you are entitled to.
 
2014-03-08 08:48:58 PM  

ifky: blipponaut: Can we just get rid of the tipping system? Pay people a liveable wage while simultaneously getting rid of obnoxious dining experiences where overly happy-to-see waitstaff try to upsell you extra cheese on your cheese sticks.

Extra cheese on cheese sticks!? Go on!!


I thought that's what you got if you had a reputation for being a cheap customer.  Oh wait, that ain't cheese.
 
2014-03-08 08:50:37 PM  
I'll tip well 25%+ if the service is outstanding.
I will tip 15% for average service.
I will tip less than 10% for inadequate service.

I have been there before and know how tips makes or breaks making it through the next day.

What a piss poor excuse to not tip. Not holy at all.
 
2014-03-08 08:50:43 PM  

30yrs2l8: The expectation for 20% tips is out of control. Taking the family out to a normal dinner at a sit down place runs $50 to $60. The waitress, even if very nice and helpful will spend all of 10 minutes with us thru the whole visit. How is 10 minutes worth $10 to $12? That is a pay rate of around $60 an hour. I have a really decent job and don't make half of that. People have completely lost sight of the fact that any job has a certain value to it and not more no matter how much you think you are entitled to.


Maybe you should wait tables then and make those sweet tips. And if you ain't got no money take your broke ass home.
 
2014-03-08 08:50:44 PM  

somemoron: Hypergreatthing: if you don't want low wages, don't accept a position that pays you below min wage.

That's... GENIUS!  You should write a book so that people in depressed areas with no other jobs can go get one and stop being poor!  Truly, a visionary, you is.


Tell ya what.  If someone told me to work for free (or practically free) and every now and then if i do a good job i could get some money, i would flat out refuse them.

Somehow waiters/waitresses only work in depressed areas?

McDonalds pays min wage, so does walmart.  If people want to get a waiter/waitress job just because they *can* make a lot of money if they get good tips, that's called gambling.  You sometimes win and you sometimes lose.  Don't get all angry with someone because they're not generous.  If 20% tips are required, then put it on the bill otherwise don't complain.  No one is entitled to receive a person's charity regardless of what boo-hoo reasons this exists to begin with.
 
2014-03-08 08:51:20 PM  

another cultural observer: Upon being seated, I tell the waiter or girl version of a waiter (for a dinner expected to cost $35.00 for two): "Your tipping period begins now.  Your amount, at this time, is $20.00.  I want a water with lemon slice within 1 minute.  We both want wine now.  I want my salad in 5 minutes.  I want my dinner in twenty minutes.  I want the bill on my table with my salad.  I want my drink re-filled before I need it, and without asking.  If you put customers with children under the age of 8 around me, your tip is immediately cut in half.  Also, you are not to speak to me."


Gives them something to aspire to.  You know, motivation to do a good job and really earn it.



I'm fairly tall and will hold a ten dollar bill over a servers head and let them keep it if they've got the vertical to reach it within three tries.  It's good fun for my guests and (Im guessing) the staff as well.

If they did a good job they get 10% too, so the $10.00 is pure bonus.
 
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