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post #601 of 732
Some stoking for the flames:

Three nights ago I had a table I actually had to pay to serve. The guy's check wasn't that all that much, - around $40 - but it is still galling. How does that work, you ask? The bar/sushi tip-out for his meal was more than the tip he left. He and his friend got good service from me and we had some friendly chatter. Playing right into a certain restaurant-industry stereotype as well.


I took it in stride because after two more weeks, I hope to never work as a server again. Please, oh God.
post #602 of 732
I don't pay double the amount of what sbucks charges me to help out some poor argie or ethiopia kids working16 hours on the coffee field. I don't pay 20% extra for Apple products to stop Foxconn employee from committing sucides. I do pay tips when the waiter deserves it, but don't expect me to pay for a fucking broken system. My wallet shouldn't be the one suffering for a broken system.
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Originally Posted by Gordon Gekko View Post

Show me someone whose doing jail-time for adultery

East Asia still sentence you a jail term for that. Some Muslim stone you for that. The only places who do NOT sue are those who gives you other option of sueing the hell out for some shitload of money.
post #603 of 732
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Originally Posted by Zabel View Post

I don't pay double the amount of what sbucks charges me to help out some poor argie or ethiopia kids working16 hours on the coffee field. I don't pay 20% extra for Apple products to stop Foxconn employee from committing sucides. I do pay tips when the waiter deserves it, but don't expect me to pay for a fucking broken system. My wallet shouldn't be the one suffering for a broken system.

Goddamnit! How can you people still be so clueless about the economics of tipping after this entire thread. JFC.
post #604 of 732
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Originally Posted by Quatsch View Post

He and his friend got good service from me and we had some friendly chatter. Playing right into a certain restaurant-industry stereotype as well.

The verbal tip. You gotta love it. These people are clueless.
post #605 of 732
Personally this is how I have come to view tipping:

The restaurant simply retains waiters for the $2ish per hour so they are available to serve the tables and I am expected to compensate the waiter for the service provided. Their payment will be based on how good the service was. Simple as that.

If you don't want to pay for the service received do not eat at places where you are expected to pay for service
post #606 of 732
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Originally Posted by Quatsch View Post

Some stoking for the flames:

Three nights ago I had a table I actually had to pay to serve. The guy's check wasn't that all that much, - around $40 - but it is still galling. How does that work, you ask? The bar/sushi tip-out for his meal was more than the tip he left. He and his friend got good service from me and we had some friendly chatter. Playing right into a certain restaurant-industry stereotype as well.


I took it in stride because after two more weeks, I hope to never work as a server again. Please, oh God.

Is this some abstract art post? Where is the explanation of how you had to pay?
post #607 of 732
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post


The verbal tip. You gotta love it. These people are clueless.

In an opposite way this reminds me of the scene in Pret A Porter where Marcello Mastriani doenst have any money to tip the bell boy and gives him that rolling wave with his hand as if to say thank you. That movie is beyond underrated.
post #608 of 732
He had to tip out to the sushi chef based on the cost of the bill, not the tip he received from the guy. The tip he got was crap and needed to pay the cheft out of his own pocket.
post #609 of 732
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

He had to tip out to the sushi chef based on the cost of the bill, not the tip he received from the guy. The tip he got was crap and needed to pay the cheft out of his own pocket.

Aha. How you figured that out is astonishing to me.
post #610 of 732
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Originally Posted by Quatsch View Post

Some stoking for the flames:

Three nights ago I had a table I actually had to pay to serve. The guy's check wasn't that all that much, - around $40 - but it is still galling. How does that work, you ask? The bar/sushi tip-out for his meal was more than the tip he left. He and his friend got good service from me and we had some friendly chatter. Playing right into a certain restaurant-industry stereotype as well.

How much did he tip on $40?
post #611 of 732
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Originally Posted by idfnl View Post

Aha. How you figured that out is astonishing to me.

"The bar/sushi tip-out for his meal was more than the tip he left." What's confusing about that sentence?
post #612 of 732
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Originally Posted by Zabel View Post

I don't pay double the amount of what sbucks charges me to help out some poor argie or ethiopia kids working16 hours on the coffee field. I don't pay 20% extra for Apple products to stop Foxconn employee from committing sucides. I do pay tips when the waiter deserves it, but don't expect me to pay for a fucking broken system. My wallet shouldn't be the one suffering for a broken system.

East Asia still sentence you a jail term for that. Some Muslim stone you for that. The only places who do NOT sue are those who gives you other option of sueing the hell out for some shitload of money.
I could have sworn I was talking about America....which you knew. But since you can't show me any American cases of that sort, you resort to purposely going off the subject. You lost, pal. Take your loss and go home.
post #613 of 732
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

GG: a real question here. There is nothing codified that you must support your parents, financially or when they are ill and old, other than gross neglect if you are a caretaker. So do you think you have to support them? I would ask if you think you have to take care of your children's education but there is no way you are loved or married so you have no kids.
That's how I know you're a loser. The fact that you'll try to assume the worse about my personal life just because you can't hold your own in a debate against me. What's even more ridiculous is the fact that you'd compare tipping in a restaurant to supporting my family. You're a sad individual and a sore loser, pal.
post #614 of 732
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Originally Posted by Gordon Gekko View Post

That's how I know you're a loser. The fact that you'll try to assume the worse worst about my personal life just because you can't hold your own in a debate against me. What's even more ridiculous is the fact that you'd compare tipping in a restaurant to supporting my family. You're a sad individual and a sore loser, pal.
post #615 of 732
To the anti-tippers:

Do you eat out much and if so do you simply never tip? Have you experienced no social repurcussions about this? No blowback from fellow diner? No comments from staff? In other words, do you eat out, pay exactly what is on the check, walk out, do this routinely, and nothing negative has ever happened as a result?

Just curious.
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