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(Philly.com)   You work in a restaurant and someone just gave you a $5000 tip. Do you share it with co-workers?   (philly.com) divider line 131
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2014-05-10 08:00:07 AM
No, and I don't alert the media either.
 
2014-05-10 08:17:46 AM
I guess it's a cliche to point out that Black Card holders aren't known for good tips.
 
2014-05-10 08:36:55 AM
Um, if it's been charged to a credit card, you don't really have any choice.
 
2014-05-10 08:53:53 AM
"Tip out" is pretty common.
 
2014-05-10 09:12:25 AM
If that's always been the standard procedure at the restaurant, yes. If it only became standard procedure once people got wind of your windfall, fark em. Take your five grand and go wait tables somewhere else.
 
2014-05-10 09:40:28 AM
...am I trying to get the cross-eyed but still oddly cute serving wench with the big titties with nipples that are probably as Derpy as her eyes to blow me?

If so, then yes, I share some of the tip.
 
2014-05-10 10:05:15 AM

kronicfeld: Um, if it's been charged to a credit card, you don't really have any choice.


You'll have to tip out the usual people - bartender, bus boys, maybe the hostess - but that's based on a calculation of sales. You don't necessarily have to split it with everyone else.
 
2014-05-10 10:48:00 AM
I take my 15% and give the rest to the manager. After all, I wouldn't have a job without him.
 
2014-05-10 11:50:39 AM
What co-workers?
 
2014-05-10 12:38:01 PM
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2014-05-10 12:38:04 PM
"I was OK, this is real. I almost peed my pants and nearly started crying," Nguyen said. "I had butterflies in my stomach."

This is why, before talking to a reporter, you always take a moment to collect yourself.
 
2014-05-10 12:38:10 PM
>Do you share it with co-workers

Here's $10 for all of my dear coworkers!
 
2014-05-10 12:39:09 PM
Handed out tips

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2014-05-10 12:39:44 PM

Nabb1: but that's based on a calculation of sales


Maybe at Chi-Chis.  At any respectable business, the tip-out is based on a percentage of tips.
 
2014-05-10 12:41:58 PM

JoieD'Zen: No, and I don't alert the media either.


Yeah, but it was a credit card tip.  The entire business knows about it already, and good luck collecting at the end of the night.

Come to think of it, these Tipping for Jesus people are kind of sh*theels.
 
2014-05-10 12:42:16 PM
I'd be more than willing to share that $100 tip
 
2014-05-10 12:43:24 PM

iron_city_ap: I'd be more than willing to share that $100 tip


Absolutely.  A $50 tip like that at least calls for a round of drinks on me at the local after work meet-up spot.
 
2014-05-10 12:44:54 PM
Probably the kitchen staff and busboy, but that's about it.
 
2014-05-10 12:46:08 PM

thamike: Nabb1: but that's based on a calculation of sales

Maybe at Chi-Chis.  At any respectable business, the tip-out is based on a percentage of tips.


No, it's not. It's based on sales. I've worked in some pretty nice and respected places (under two James Beard award winners for instance) and it's always worked that way. For instance, at my current job, it's 3% of food sales to the kitchen and 1.5% of total sales to my busser (I'm a bartender). The servers do the same, but also tip me out a percentage of their drink sales.
 
2014-05-10 12:46:42 PM
Drops two grand on a hotness of Samantha the waitress and gets...  nothing??
Thisneeds the SAD tag.
 
2014-05-10 12:47:23 PM

fugeeface: Probably the kitchen staff and busboy, but that's about it.


Best part is the bartender is the one who gets tipped out. All he has is the barback to tip out, if he even has one.  That means he made 2K on top of what all the waiters had to give him out of their tips.
 
2014-05-10 12:47:35 PM

thamike: iron_city_ap: I'd be more than willing to share that $100 tip

Absolutely.  A $50 tip like that at least calls for a round of drinks on me at the local after work meet-up spot.


Really. How big of a problem is it to divy up $25
 
2014-05-10 12:48:15 PM
never received a tip...ever,

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2014-05-10 12:49:32 PM
Would the coworkers share with me? I'm happy to share with grateful, amicable people. But if you're the type to not give a shiat about others, I'm inclined to not give a shiat about you.
 
2014-05-10 12:51:04 PM
You should share it. Share the good vibes.

But don't worry subby this is America. You have the right to be an asshole here.
 
2014-05-10 12:51:31 PM
She is the one that gave the beejay under the table, why would she share?
 
2014-05-10 12:51:40 PM
I would hide $20 bills along with a bunch of $1 bills and maybe four or five $100 bills all over the restaurant, kitchen, and bar. I would film the ensuing degradation.
 
2014-05-10 12:52:48 PM
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2014-05-10 12:53:32 PM

Eshy: No, it's not. It's based on sales.


 It's based on tips (at any respectable place, as I said). Any place that makes you tip out on sales percentages is either foreign, draconian, or a large corporate chain that doesn't care much for its employees or at least doesn't trust them.   And James Beard Awards aren't given out based on how ethically the tipping works, so that qualification is moot, and obviously, is not what I meant by respectable.
 
2014-05-10 12:54:23 PM

iron_city_ap: thamike: iron_city_ap: I'd be more than willing to share that $100 tip

Absolutely.  A $50 tip like that at least calls for a round of drinks on me at the local after work meet-up spot.

Really. How big of a problem is it to divy up $25


Right? 12 bucks is a lot to some people.
 
2014-05-10 12:57:14 PM
No, and I keep that shiat to myself.
 
2014-05-10 12:57:36 PM

aimtastic: If that's always been the standard procedure at the restaurant, yes. If it only became standard procedure once people got wind of your windfall, fark em. Take your five grand and go wait tables somewhere else.


This.
 
2014-05-10 12:58:01 PM

thamike: Eshy: No, it's not. It's based on sales.

 It's based on tips (at any respectable place, as I said). Any place that makes you tip out on sales percentages is either foreign, draconian, or a large corporate chain that doesn't care much for its employees or at least doesn't trust them.   And James Beard Awards aren't given out based on how ethically the tipping works, so that qualification is moot, and obviously, is not what I meant by respectable.


How is tipping out on a percentage of work "not fair"? The kitchen made this much food for me, thus they get this much money. I sold this much food/drinks, thus the busser worked this hard for me, thus this amount of tip out.

The last time I worked for any place that was remotely draconian or corporate was when I was 15 and at a McDonalds. I've been in the industry for 20+ years now (Portland, Seattle, Providence) and like I said, I've never seen any place (or heard of one) that tips out based on your tip total. I make a solid 20-25% tip percentage, so tipping out on my food sales is not taking a thing out of my pocket. In fact, it works out better for me. Sorry that you had to deal with a bunch of cheapskates.
 
2014-05-10 12:58:15 PM

TheHighlandHowler: I guess it's a cliche to point out that Black Card holders aren't known for good tips.


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2014-05-10 12:59:17 PM

thamike: iron_city_ap: thamike: iron_city_ap: I'd be more than willing to share that $100 tip

Absolutely.  A $50 tip like that at least calls for a round of drinks on me at the local after work meet-up spot.

Really. How big of a problem is it to divy up $25

Right? 12 bucks is a lot to some people.


That $6 buys, what, lunch at McDobalds?
 
2014-05-10 12:59:48 PM
One time when I was a poker dealer, I dealt a bad beat jackpot hand. The table split $360,000 and tipped me about 13k.

I walked around and put one green $25 chip in every dealers toke box and also gave the cashiers a large tip.

It cost about $600 but I loved doing it.
 
2014-05-10 01:01:41 PM

thamike: fugeeface: Probably the kitchen staff and busboy, but that's about it.

Best part is the bartender is the one who gets tipped out. All he has is the barback to tip out, if he even has one.  That means he made 2K on top of what all the waiters had to give him out of their tips.


Nod.
 
2014-05-10 01:05:02 PM

iron_city_ap: thamike: iron_city_ap: thamike: iron_city_ap: I'd be more than willing to share that $100 tip

Absolutely.  A $50 tip like that at least calls for a round of drinks on me at the local after work meet-up spot.

Really. How big of a problem is it to divy up $25

Right? 12 bucks is a lot to some people.

That $6 buys, what, lunch at McDobalds?


Goddamned Black Card customer, cheap ass left without tipping.  Did write Tips for Satan and boom on the receipt however.
 
2014-05-10 01:05:22 PM

fugeeface: thamike: fugeeface: Probably the kitchen staff and busboy, but that's about it.

Best part is the bartender is the one who gets tipped out. All he has is the barback to tip out, if he even has one.  That means he made 2K on top of what all the waiters had to give him out of their tips.

Nod.


I think I'd waive the servers' tip outs to me that night.
 
2014-05-10 01:07:46 PM
I was at Harbour60 in Toronto once, and we were sitting beside a table of what looked like Jewish high school kids, celebrating graduation. A lot of them were also really worried about being able to cover the bill. So I paid it for them. $850. I just told them that when I was little, a stranger covered another 25 cents I needed for a milk shake, at an ice cream place next to my father's garage, I will never forget that guy. Never

I told the kids I was just passing the torch,
 
2014-05-10 01:08:13 PM

iron_city_ap: thamike: iron_city_ap: thamike: iron_city_ap: I'd be more than willing to share that $100 tip

Absolutely.  A $50 tip like that at least calls for a round of drinks on me at the local after work meet-up spot.

Really. How big of a problem is it to divy up $25

Right? 12 bucks is a lot to some people.

That $6 buys, what, lunch at McDobalds?


$2 drink at happy hour, plus $1 tip for that bartender, that are worse ways to spend that $3 tip
 
2014-05-10 01:08:38 PM

iron_city_ap: thamike: iron_city_ap: thamike: iron_city_ap: I'd be more than willing to share that $100 tip

Absolutely.  A $50 tip like that at least calls for a round of drinks on me at the local after work meet-up spot.

Really. How big of a problem is it to divy up $25

Right? 12 bucks is a lot to some people.

That $6 buys, what, lunch at McDobalds?


Hey, you can get a large fries AND a small drink for $3 these days.
 
2014-05-10 01:10:23 PM

iron_city_ap: thamike: iron_city_ap: I'd be more than willing to share that $100 tip

Absolutely.  A $50 tip like that at least calls for a round of drinks on me at the local after work meet-up spot.

Really. How big of a problem is it to divy up $25


No, no, you all misunderstood. The TIP is for JESUS, not me. It says so right there on the slip. It's going straight into the collection plate this Sunday.
 
2014-05-10 01:11:00 PM
Ummm, hello? Those tips were for Jesus. You don't keep any of it.
 
2014-05-10 01:12:11 PM

Witness99: iron_city_ap: thamike: iron_city_ap: I'd be more than willing to share that $100 tip

Absolutely.  A $50 tip like that at least calls for a round of drinks on me at the local after work meet-up spot.

Really. How big of a problem is it to divy up $25

No, no, you all misunderstood. The TIP is for JESUS, not me. It says so right there on the slip. It's going straight into the collection plate this Sunday.


damnit.
 
2014-05-10 01:12:19 PM
I got a $37 tip on a $23 order once. It totally made my night. Getting a $5000 tip would be insane. I am very glad I dont work in food service anymore though.
 
2014-05-10 01:13:47 PM

Eshy: How is tipping out on a percentage of work "not fair"? The kitchen made this much food for me, thus they get this much money. I sold this much food/drinks, thus the busser worked this hard for me, thus this amount of tip out.

The last time I worked for any place that was remotely draconian or corporate was when I was 15 and at a McDonalds. I've been in the industry for 20+ years now (Portland, Seattle, Providence) and like I said, I've never seen any place (or heard of one) that tips out based on your tip total. I make a solid 20-25% tip percentage, so tipping out on my food sales is not taking a thing out of my pocket. In fact, it works out better for me. Sorry that you had to deal with a bunch of cheapskates.


Because unless there's a minimum tip required of customers, your sales percentage has f*ck-all to do with how much takeaway cash you'll have at the end of the day.  Last place I worked for that pulled that sh*t was a hell-hole national chain that stole from us, and the only person making any money was the bartender.  Meanwhile, the tip-out was always a vitriolic affair.

Now, the place I  hosted, bartended and then managed was a beautiful luxury hotel restaurant in Santa Monica, and it was 12% to the bartender, 15% to the busser, 12% to the runner/expo.  Tip percentages in a fairly high tipping place.  Not all customers tip well or at all, and as this article is evidence of, some people tip extravagantly. A percentage of sales wouldn't have been even an approximate representation of the tips earned.  One thing that never EVER happened--arguments about the tip out.  We all made out like bandits and went to Chez Jay's after hours for steak and martinis.

However, since our experiences are entirely anecdotal and seemingly provincial, there's really nothing more I can say about it, other than which one was my positive experience and which one was negative.
 
2014-05-10 01:13:50 PM

JoieD'Zen: No, and I don't alert the media either.



^^This, this right here.^^
 
2014-05-10 01:16:23 PM

FirstNationalBastard: ...am I trying to get the cross-eyed but still oddly cute serving wench with the big titties with nipples that are probably as Derpy as her eyes to blow me?

If so, then yes, I share some of the tip.


Hey, I know her. She works here in Tulsa.
 
2014-05-10 01:19:35 PM
Hey, Assholes,

Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
2Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
3But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
4That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
 
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