people who bitch about tipping are scum?

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  1. PipersSon

    PipersSon Senior member

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    But if your tips averaged less than 15% over this time, say 14% (=$1400), you'd be paying more than your fair share of tax?

    And if you were above 15%, you'd be paying less?
     
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    We don't love them hoes.
     
  3. PipersSon

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    If this was during a trip to India, that Sunny was prolly a he............
     
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    i was kidding.
     
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    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    It's not that splitting checks is hard, it's that taking up the (usually only) machine/POS system for long enough to run three or four cards takes up a lot of time (in restaurant speak, in reality it's like 3 minutes), and backs up all the other waiters trying to enter in orders, print their own checks, etc. So you save them a little bit of work, but that isn't the point of why it's an annoyance.

    But in reality, splitting checks never bothered me. It's just part of the job, some people want it and others don't.
     
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    At the places where I used to work, we were not allowed to practice this because of liability issues. I have heard situations before where customers let the waitresses charge extra to include the tips and later accusing the restaurant of fraud. One time a group of Chinese fobs asked me to split a check 15 ways, annoyed the shit out of me.
     
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    SMH newbz
     
  9. skitlets

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    Never ran into a place that didn't allow it, although I have been to places with 2 CC max per check. I leave cash for tip anyhow, since I know it's not taxed outright whereas the CC tax is.

    Just wondering if servers found it annoying or not. I'll try to bring extra cash along when it's a busy place but damn do I hate using cash.
     
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    I'm thinking of working as a waiter part time when I go back to school this fall. Seems like it might be kinda fun to do for a couple semesters.
     
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    ^^^ not a bad idea. it puts you in the scene, you get to meet potential hookups, AND get paid.
     
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    Dont waste your time. Just put it on the CC. No waiter will notice it.
     
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    So here is a question since we are on the subject,
    When is it ok not to tip?
    For example: I feel that when i order a cup of coffee at starbucks that i dont owe a tip for the guy/gal pouring me coffee, if i burden them by ordering more than 1 drink then i tip no question...
    Another example: i dont feel like i owe a tip for the bartender to pour me a beer or open a beer and same thing if its multiple drinks then tip is cool

    i usually tip a lot to waiters and restaurants, but some tips i just dont get...
     
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    This is exactly what I'm thinking. I'm moving to a new city and won't know anyone. Can't think of a better way to meet some new people.
     
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    Bartenders, yes, you are obliged to tip. Coffee pourer (or barrista pfff), no, its a gesture. I always pay with a card anyway at the Starbucks so how do I tip anyway?

    If you ask me too many things that don't warrant tips are getting them.
     

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