Okay, sorry. I'm going to tone down my rhetoric; I'd rather have a discussion than a shrieking match.
First of all, you really aren't punishing the rude waiter in most cases. Most restaurants now (in my experience and the experience of friends who have worked many restaurant jobs) pool tips. All the tips go into one big fund which gets split by percentages according to job- busboy, waiter, host, etc. So, you don't really stick it to the server who was rude, you just reduce the salary of every employee who works at the restaurant. All of them are punished.
Additionally, I would say that even if it is a restaurant where you personally know that tips aren't pooled, you should speak to a manager rather than not tip, at the very least 18%. In no other job, even in other areas of the service industry, is the customer given control over the worker's salary. Sure, they can complain and the worker may be fired, but the customer cannot just dock the guy's pay, which is what you are doing when you don't tip. Like it or not, the reason that restaurants can pay $2.50 an hour, as ridiculous as that is, is that it is assumed that the tips made will average out to be equivalent to minimum wage. In this one situation, you legally have the right to cut the server's pay based on your evaluation of how well they do their job. I would still say that is unethical to do so.
All fair points. I don't feel bad because 98/100 times I'm tipping 18%.
I'm going to start asking about the pooling thing in restaurants...
Just got out of a meeting and my CEO always finds way to talk about food, stocks&bonds, and financial planning
I can't get away from SF...
I am addicted to Kamakura shirting omg
It is a shame though I got an email replying back saying essentially that when a shirt is out of stock, they don't make them anymore except the their standard ones...
We have searched the four shirts at all our stores including stores in Japan.
Unfortunately, they are sold out, and we do not have plan to add the same shirts in the future since we do not make the same shirts again besides our signature collection .
Also, banh mi is really delicious. What is that white sauce made of anyone know? Like traditionally is it just Asian mayonnaise or something else entirely. Is it butter based?