Dwindle: mudmin:Since when is every single job on planet earth worthy of a "living wage." Aren't there some jobs that are just good for high schoolers and college kids and people who are supplementing household income? I'm not opposed to tipping (I tip well), but it's not my job to fix all your life's decisions.Tell them that when you arrive at the restaurant so you can serve them appropriately.Hope your end customers get to determine your wage.
He_Hate_Me: Tipping is an abhorrent practice. I wish restaurants in America would quit farking around:1. Pay the workers a proper wage2. List up front the whole price of the meal3. Include tax in the listed price4. Set prices in whole dollars
Rodeodoc: I'm sure there are lots of Jews... that are tight asses as well.
Texmaniac: rustypouch: Tipping thread?I'll just leave this here.I call bullshiat.....i dont have to tip. Its a courtesy, the server however STILL has to do their job....which is to take my order and bring it to the table. The problem is the pay system for the waitstaff....the restaurant should up the pay.I tip generously and always try and call them by their name. But dont tell my to stay home if i cant tip.My choice biatch.
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Nem Wan: Combine that with "right to work" laws (which are Republican-speak for "right to fire for any reason")
mrlewish: Many of you are absolution asses on tipping. My guess is that you vote republican.
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.
umad: When did the minimum become 20%?
mudmin: most studies I've read
mudmin: If you can't make $12 per hour on average at a restaurant, you're in the wrong line of work.
BGates: Min tip is 0% not 20%.You're an over compensating douche if you think you need to tip 20% minimum.Do a good job and you'll get a tip. Do a terrible job and you'll not. Not that hard to figure out. Don't want to work for tips, then get a different job.
Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: 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?
Stuart Wolfe: BGates: Min tip is 0% not 20%.You're an over compensating douche if you think you need to tip 20% minimum.Do a good job and you'll get a tip. Do a terrible job and you'll not. Not that hard to figure out. Don't want to work for tips, then get a different job.This.Although my parents taught me a trick when I was a teenager: always keep a penny in your wallet for the rare occasion when your waiter is completely incompetent - because if they do a terrible job and you leave nothing, they can just assume that you forgot the tip, but placing a penny on the table is a neat way to tell them they were terrible. And I've done that maybe three times in my life to waiters who were so bad I made it a mental note to never eat at that particular restaurant for a few years.BTW, I'm a pretty generous tipper the rest of the time. These guys work hard and deserve it IMHO.
boredofedu: I see a total disconnect in this. You go to church on sunday and then go out to dinner? What ever happened to "Keep the Sabbath Day holy"? Is Sunday not the Sabbath?
Eponymous: Not many true wait staff on here....just a bunch of christian haters and this is how I can tell.....if I had a table of church women and a table of black women, 9 times out of 10 the church women would leave a better tip all things being equal. It still may be a shiat tip....but the church women would at least leave something.
doloresonthedottedline: boredofedu: I see a total disconnect in this. You go to church on sunday and then go out to dinner? What ever happened to "Keep the Sabbath Day holy"? Is Sunday not the Sabbath?Only ones I know of that really make a point of trying not to shop etc on Sundays are Mormons.
Eponymous: just a bunch of christian haters and this is how I can tell
mudmin: trappedspirit: [i141.photobucket.com image 402x337]God and Tipping. If we could work cyclists into the discussion we'd have a trifecta of hate.
TerminalEchoes: umad: When did the minimum become 20%?That's what I was thinking. I thought it was 15%.
rustypouch: Fluid: rustypouch: Tipping thread?I'll just leave this here.[img.fark.net image 576x835]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.
cgremlin: Nem Wan: Combine that with "right to work" laws (which are Republican-speak for "right to fire for any reason")Actually it's "at-will employment". "Right to work" means that union membership can't be a requirement for a job.
mudmin: That's a super dick move. Could be the worst day of a peron's life and that penny might just be the thing to push them over the edge. As long as you feel better about yourself with the neat trick to tell some one you don't approve everything is cool though.Waiters should also realize that not getting a refill on my Diet Coke might be the thing to push me over the edge. Maybe I was just trying to have a nice dinner and contemplate life. It's cool though. They got their third smoke break this hour. We're good.
lohphat: Why should some employees get to rake in tips while other members of the staff don't?
Roja Herring: Well then let me be the first to say I hope your life improves to the point where you can begin to feel and display empathy and compassion for your fellow human being. Good luck and best wishes.
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?
Popular Opinion: mrlewish: Many of you are absolution asses on tipping. My guess is that you vote republican.lol, i would think liberals would expect the government to pay the tips with my taxes.
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