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people who bitch about tipping are scum?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Teger, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. idfnl

    idfnl Stylish Dinosaur

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    It was a tax doge pre-1990s, but the rules changes and made it so that restaurants report the waiters income as a percentage of sales.

    Not to say that some tips are not shielded today, but it's greatly diminished, especially because you almost never see cash anymore. This might have changed further since I was in the game, but I believe it's more or less the same.
     

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    taxgenius Distinguished Member

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    There's a reason that so many establishments ask for tips in cash only.
     

  3. idfnl

    idfnl Stylish Dinosaur

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    I doesn't matter if they are imputing income based on sales.
     

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    Sure, I'm no expert in someone else's reality. My opinion simply comes from stories of acquaintances inside the restaurant industry of Boston. And I'm not privileged enough to frequent upscale places like those with michelin stars, hence my knowledge is limited; but it's still a fact of reality.
     

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    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    This will be my last reply. In MA the minimum wage is $11 an hour and employers must top up tipped employees if base + tips = < $11 an hour. Your "reality" is illegal.
     

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    You must have never worked in sales. Does this not also happen with things like commissions? What about bonuses? The company makes money (you know, FROM CUSTOMERS) and therefore divides amongst the workers. But I must be living in a dream...
     

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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    When the tipping feature got added to Uber I was really irritated.
     

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    Joffrey Stylish Dinosaur

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    Why? Just don't use it.
     

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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I feel bad. Do they get less pay from Uber because they assume they will be tipped?
     

  12. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Stylish Dinosaur

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    Uber pays shit regardless
     

  13. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    That's not really the point though. Waiting tables does too, but it is accepted because the majority of their income is through tipping. Uber drivers were working before the tipping feature so it was paying well enough that they were driving for it. My question is has Uber scaled back their wages or sharing or whatever with the expectation that people are making up the difference and more with tips.
     

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    Probably not, but with their rating system I would tip. It sucks, but the only time I Uber is when I'm out drinking so it is more than worth the extra bucks.
     

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    patrickBOOTH Stylish Dinosaur Dubiously Honored

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    I was under the impression that they don't know "who" tips them and it doesn't affect individual ratings.
     

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