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(CBS News)   When tipping at a restaurant, tipping 15 percent or 20 percent is just fine, But a $43,239.92 tip on an $8 meal is a little excessive   (cbsnews.com) divider line 82
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2014-07-29 08:04:54 PM  
Looks like the numbers on a VISA card.
 
2014-07-29 08:15:53 PM  
If you're going to leave a tip large enough to make the management think it might be wrong or forged, take one extra step to let management know it's not wrong or forged. And tell them the service was great while you're at it.
 
2014-07-29 09:12:12 PM  
www.wearysloth.com

"Listen sweetie, I don't carry that kind of cash around with me."
 
2014-07-29 10:11:19 PM  
One of my co-workers ran a $25 bill on a guy's American Express card. The problem was that instead of typing in $25.00, the 0 button stuck and she ran it for $25,000. Needless to say the customer was nonplussed, but when the smoke cleared I realized that a guy who didn't get rejected for 25 grand is a guy I want to party with.
 
2014-07-29 10:35:02 PM  
Tipping machines? Are people so bad with maths? The thing that really annoys me is that they are set up to tip the after-tax amount. Why am I tipping the tax? I like to tip 20% rather than 15%, but with a near 10% tax rate in California, that pushes it to 22%, so no. I will not tip the tax.
 
2014-07-29 10:40:08 PM  
Seven digits? I'm betting it's a phone number.
 
2014-07-29 11:19:59 PM  
I remember the time a tip was 7%

Now it's 20.

How was that increase even determined?
 
2014-07-29 11:23:13 PM  
Wait, who the hell doesn't tip on the post tax amount?
 
2014-07-29 11:24:39 PM  

Darth_Lukecash: I remember the time a tip was 7%

Now it's 20.

How was that increase even determined?


I love when someone who self-describes as being liberal complains about the working class getting a raise.
 
2014-07-29 11:25:06 PM  

meanmutton: Wait, who the hell doesn't tip on the post tax amount?


You tip the government?
 
2014-07-29 11:25:36 PM  
I'm referencing Lost.
 
2014-07-29 11:27:39 PM  
I can see where the customer might have made a mistake using the tipping machine.

www.siddhlamifab.com

This is why I always have the server run my card instead.
 
2014-07-29 11:27:58 PM  

meanmutton: Darth_Lukecash: I remember the time a tip was 7%

Now it's 20.

How was that increase even determined?

I love when someone who self-describes as being liberal complains about the working class getting a raise.


Maybe he doesn't think it's fair that those working class types who eat out and have to pay a 20% tip are basically subsidizing the employee's wages because the restaurant owner doesn't pay a living wage?
 
2014-07-29 11:30:36 PM  

bdub77: Maybe he doesn't think it's fair that those working class types who eat out and have to pay a 20% tip are basically subsidizing the employee's wages because the restaurant owner doesn't pay a living wage?


I see what you did there.
 
2014-07-29 11:31:30 PM  
Who tips for counter service?

I'm a good tipper but counter service is not a tipping situation.*  Tipping is for when you're seated, someone takes your order at your table, then brings the food to your table.

*The exception being eating at a pizza place for some reason but only if you eat it there.
 
2014-07-29 11:32:52 PM  
How come I never get tipped like that?
 
2014-07-29 11:40:16 PM  

we'refromthesamestory: How come I never get tipped like that?


You're going out with the wrong men?
 
2014-07-29 11:40:37 PM  
I have always tipped post tax. It makes as simpler calculation, especially while splitting a bill. What do people that tip pre-tax do when a register and tip jar is involved? On a $40 meal with 10% sales tax (very high) the difference between tipping 20% is a difference of 80 cents. If you are that cheap where you are trying to figure out if tipping someone $2 more over $150 bill, you are a cheap bastard.
 
2014-07-29 11:41:36 PM  

we'refromthesamestory: How come I never get tipped like that?


You know, you don't have to button all those buttons honey.

;-)
 
2014-07-29 11:42:00 PM  
Hence, Like a Virgin!
 
2014-07-29 11:42:51 PM  

The Angry Hand of God: I have always tipped post tax. It makes as simpler calculation, especially while splitting a bill. What do people that tip pre-tax do when a register and tip jar is involved? On a $40 meal with 10% sales tax (very high) the difference between tipping 20% is a difference of 80 cents. If you are that cheap where you are trying to figure out if tipping someone $2 more over $150 bill, you are a cheap bastard.


I generally tip 18-20% post tax.

Once though, I screwed up my maff and did the total wrong which landed the server an extra 5 bucks (over the 20% post tax tip)

They of course ran the tip at the miscalculated total.

Oh well.
 
2014-07-29 11:44:06 PM  
I accidentally tipped $100 instead of the intended $10 to the guide on a Gray Line bus tour I took through Manhattan with my aged parents. I did not discover my mistake until later.

I remember the guy saying, "Thanks, lady!" in a overly cheerful tone of voice.

"No problem," I replied.

I was sore about it for quite awhile, but when my mother died of cancer just a few years later, I realized it was the last good time I had with both parents still healthy and happy. Well worth a $100 tip to an assuredly underpaid gray Line workers.
 
2014-07-29 11:44:40 PM  

we'refromthesamestory: How come I never get tipped like that?


Can't fit that much in a g-string?
 
2014-07-29 11:46:03 PM  

bdub77: meanmutton: Darth_Lukecash: I remember the time a tip was 7%

Now it's 20.

How was that increase even determined?

I love when someone who self-describes as being liberal complains about the working class getting a raise.

Maybe he doesn't think it's fair that those working class types who eat out and have to pay a 20% tip are basically subsidizing the employee's wages because the restaurant owner doesn't pay a living wage?


and it's the server's fault that their employers are assholes?
 
2014-07-29 11:47:54 PM  
I have to admit that I wouldn't mind servers' wages raised to where they get minimum wage or better, thus making the tip an option instead of a necessity. I know that some would argue that it'd keep that one server from getting $500 a night, but I've known plenty of servers who would have preferred getting a more guaranteed salary as opposed to having to hope that their customers would tip well. I'd be willing to pay a higher meal price, although all things considered it should be the same price as what I'd pay now, only with the 15-20% tip factored into the meal price.
 
2014-07-29 11:51:56 PM  
I tip a basic 20% plus more based on how lazy I am to do the math or put pants on to get food.

To the servers this is just what should happen, but to the take-out and delivery folks, I'm a folk hero.
 
2014-07-29 11:53:30 PM  
Worked as a server. I understand that tipping is a spectrum. I'm always ready to tip from 0 to 40 percent.
 
2014-07-29 11:54:14 PM  

Mithraic_bullshiat: I accidentally tipped $100 instead of the intended $10 to the guide on a Gray Line bus tour I took through Manhattan with my aged parents. I did not discover my mistake until later.

I remember the guy saying, "Thanks, lady!" in a overly cheerful tone of voice.

"No problem," I replied.

I was sore about it for quite awhile, but when my mother died of cancer just a few years later, I realized it was the last good time I had with both parents still healthy and happy. Well worth a $100 tip to an assuredly underpaid gray Line workers.


If it's any consolation, there's a class action lawsuit against the gray line for creating a monopoly.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bus-companies-allegedly-created- mo nopoly-article-1.1800573

FTA there are 4 million possible claimants on a 19 million settlement.

You're looking at about 10 bucks back after lawyer fees?

But still, hey free 10 bucks.
 
2014-07-29 11:54:42 PM  
First off, my bank (USAA) would have fired sprinklers at my head to get my attention.....did 40 g plus clear his account? If so, I want his account.

Now my requisite waitress screed. Been there done that, from Denny's on the graveyard shift to one of the fanciest places in a major city. Good at the job. Good tips. The best was maybe 300% percent. Nice table. Interesting story for another day. 25% was my average. Now, as a patron, I'm all about compensating servers for their work. But I also recognize a worker and a slug. I tip as well as I can afford for good service. I prefer minimum 25%. I tip the bottom line, 15%ish, for bad service, and speak to a manager with my thoughts if the opportunity presents itself. For their own good. It's a rather cut throat business. Bad service will sink a place faster than substandard food. I was trained by a very good restauranter at a point. I know what professional service looks like. Those that scoff at wait staff, I challenge you to do it once, like a seasoned pro no less. The bad ones you remember, the good ones you forget, tip given aside.
 
2014-07-29 11:55:10 PM  

Kit Fister: bdub77: meanmutton: Darth_Lukecash: I remember the time a tip was 7%

Now it's 20.

How was that increase even determined?

I love when someone who self-describes as being liberal complains about the working class getting a raise.

Maybe he doesn't think it's fair that those working class types who eat out and have to pay a 20% tip are basically subsidizing the employee's wages because the restaurant owner doesn't pay a living wage?

and it's the server's fault that their employers are assholes?


The server does seem to willingly participate in such a sh*tty situation. Else they would get a non-server position elsewhere.
 
2014-07-29 11:55:31 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: I tip a basic 20% plus more based on how lazy I am to do the math or put pants on to get food.

To the servers this is just what should happen, but to the take-out and delivery folks, I'm a folk hero.


Yup.  I tip 15% even on deliveries.  Sometimes more.

You'd think the delivery people cooked it on the back of the moped while they were delivering it, it gets here so fast.
 
2014-07-29 11:57:55 PM  
Depends on if you are the tipper or the tipee.
 
2014-07-29 11:58:41 PM  
One time I tipped the pizza delivery guy $20...I was high.

I can't even math sober let alone under any influences. Once I saw the statement I just let it go as a lesson. To wait until after the pizza gets there.
 
2014-07-29 11:58:53 PM  
Kit Fister:
and it's the server's fault that their employers are assholes?


Nope. But it's equally not the diner's fault that the employers are assholes. So that doesn't sway the argument 'round to your side either.

/15% post-tax
//no idea when/why it supposedly went up to 20%
/// Mrs Manners = bought by waitresses lobbying groups??
 
2014-07-29 11:59:56 PM  
You want the tip baby? Here's my number. Assholes like that get all the chicks.
 
2014-07-30 12:00:03 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Needless to say the customer was nonplussed


I have yet to meet someone who was plussed.
 
2014-07-30 12:00:42 AM  

tripleseven: Yup. I tip 15% even on deliveries. Sometimes more.

You'd think the delivery people cooked it on the back of the moped while they were delivering it, it gets here so fast.


It's almost uncomfortable how much they thank you and appreciate it, even when they're stoned out of their minds.
 
2014-07-30 12:01:51 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: I remember the time a tip was 7%

Now it's 20.

How was that increase even determined?


well, you know... it came from people who were, you know, decent.

/don't ever remember the time a tip was less than 15%
 
2014-07-30 12:05:36 AM  

meanmutton: Darth_Lukecash: I remember the time a tip was 7%

Now it's 20.

How was that increase even determined?

I love when someone who self-describes as being liberal complains about the working class getting a raise.


Not complaining, wondered how it was determined.

It my fantasy liberal world, owners would pay their workers a living wage so that tipping wasn't needed.
 
2014-07-30 12:11:49 AM  
At least it was not an $8 tip on a $43,000 meal.
 
2014-07-30 12:17:56 AM  
I tipped a waitress 10 dollars last night on a 24 dollar to go order and a guiness while I waited. Noticed when I checked my bank today I only got charged 24. Why would they take the tip off?
 
2014-07-30 12:21:32 AM  

Retsam: I tipped a waitress 10 dollars last night on a 24 dollar to go order and a guiness while I waited. Noticed when I checked my bank today I only got charged 24. Why would they take the tip off?


Error, I'd assume.
 
2014-07-30 12:21:56 AM  

Retsam: I tipped a waitress 10 dollars last night on a 24 dollar to go order and a guiness while I waited. Noticed when I checked my bank today I only got charged 24. Why would they take the tip off?


They may have just assumed the tip was an error.
 
2014-07-30 12:27:25 AM  

Retsam: I tipped a waitress 10 dollars last night on a 24 dollar to go order and a guiness while I waited. Noticed when I checked my bank today I only got charged 24. Why would they take the tip off?


The waitress is being beaten beyond recognition... or it's what those other people said.
 
2014-07-30 12:30:24 AM  

evil saltine: Retsam: I tipped a waitress 10 dollars last night on a 24 dollar to go order and a guiness while I waited. Noticed when I checked my bank today I only got charged 24. Why would they take the tip off?

It might be revised to the full amount in a few days.


Yup, the tips are entered manually later.
 
2014-07-30 12:31:43 AM  

pdxbarista: evil saltine: Retsam: I tipped a waitress 10 dollars last night on a 24 dollar to go order and a guiness while I waited. Noticed when I checked my bank today I only got charged 24. Why would they take the tip off?

It might be revised to the full amount in a few days.

Yup, the tips are entered manually later.


Usually at closeout though, so he MAY get the charge a day later. But maybe not.
 
2014-07-30 12:38:43 AM  

meanmutton: Darth_Lukecash: I remember the time a tip was 7%

Now it's 20.

How was that increase even determined?

I love when someone who self-describes as being liberal complains about the working class getting a raise.


Oh they're for it...as long as they don't have to pay for it.  Everyone else though?  Fair game, biatches!
 
2014-07-30 12:48:46 AM  

911Jenny: One time I tipped the pizza delivery guy $20...I was high.

I can't even math sober let alone under any influences. Once I saw the statement I just let it go as a lesson. To wait until after the pizza gets there.


Do they make any cellphones that DONT have a tip calculator?
 
2014-07-30 12:48:51 AM  

tripleseven: pdxbarista: evil saltine: Retsam: I tipped a waitress 10 dollars last night on a 24 dollar to go order and a guiness while I waited. Noticed when I checked my bank today I only got charged 24. Why would they take the tip off?

It might be revised to the full amount in a few days.

Yup, the tips are entered manually later.

Usually at closeout though, so he MAY get the charge a day later. But maybe not.


But either that or a screw-up. A $10 tip on such an order would be unusual, but it isn't unrealistic and wouldn't raise any red flags.
 
2014-07-30 12:52:54 AM  
My biggest annoyance is that every place has added a tip request to their debit/credit machines that take several button presses to get through at $0.

I get that pizza and other places usethe same machines in store and for delivery, but places like Subway, self-serve type places, and the worst I have seen is a bloody Macs (convenience store). Pretty soon they will be asking for tips at Wal Mart.
 
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