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Random fashion thoughts

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by thekunk07, Aug 1, 2009.

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  1. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    Taiwan is the same way... no tax, no tip.

    (don't live there now, but I did for quite a time)
     
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  2. basil rathbone

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    You are probably right. My GF works part time as a server and she thinks she gets $9. At her restaurant they actually pool all the tips and divide it up equally. No one server makes any more tips than another working the same shift. Way better system than the traditional one. Service is way better too.
     
  3. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    Tax we have, big time.
     
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    the only thing i learned here was that people live near me in vancouver
     
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    I tip 20% baseline, but then again I'm a waiter and I empathize with my kind. Never tip less for lunch. Understand that the server might get only a fraction of your tips, and that some might go to the people who sat you/cooked your food/made your drinks/cleared your mess.

    Also I remember frequent low tippers and meticulously plan revenge
     
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  6. DividedWay

    DividedWay Senior member

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    I really like the idea of SPope in full Damir talking about the wine list.

    But seriously, we can't accept tips at my place- the people who nevertheless leave money on the counter make us happy, and even without tips the cheapskates are obvious (and kinda pathetic).
     
  7. thatoneguy

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    The most expensive meal I've ever had happened to also be the highest tip I've ever given. It was in London at a Michelin starred restaurant, 12 courses + 6 amuse bouche + petit four , 12 wines + dessert wine + dessert sake. I was so drunk and happy by the end I just threw money on the table. Ended up being like 60% tip.. £400 :(
     
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    Is it still generosity if you're expected to have to pay a tip?
     
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  9. Guy Burgess

    Guy Burgess Senior member

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    thatoneguy - they'd love you here if you did that. Go help George Calombaris get richer...
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. LonerMatt

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    The Wonderbao kids would be so confused by a tip of over $1 ;)
     
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  11. Fuuma

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    I pretty much follow the same procedure, I am not going to restaurants to talk about MY RIGHTS AND BLABLABLA SERVE ME. I just give tips 15-20% on a constant basis when in North America. I also tip third world workers cleaning my room or taking care of other stuff as a matter of principle and not as a calculation of how much they suck me for tip. I'd love tip to be included in the bill everywhere by law (say 15%). "Serving" the entitled assholes of today is already enough trouble in a life.
     
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  12. Guy Burgess

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    This place rules, I ate there on Saturday and yep no tip. Still this is great info for when I'm in the US.
     
  13. iamacyborg

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    Just increase prices and pay staff a decent wage, adding a forced tip is a stupid way to do things as it creates confusion - prices on the menu should be what you pay.
     
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  14. shoreman1782

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    I prefer to tip in cash so the waiter has money for weed tonight.
     
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  15. Biggskip

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    Yeah, pretty much this. I don't want to have to contemplate the intricacies of the food service labor market before I sit down and order a meal.


    The perfect sentiment to end this conversation.
     
  16. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    Always tip your delivery guy at least $3. More if it's shitty out.

    This message brought to you by a former pizza delivery guy.
     
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  17. clark kent

    clark kent Senior member

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    waiters/waitresses, deposit your tips on a regular weekly basis, even if you just withdraw them right afterwards. after a year or 2 of doing this regularly, you can use those tips as provable income in financing situations, just by providing bank statements to prove your average tips. it sucks seeing people unable to obtain financing because they're paystubs don't show their tips and only the minimum $2.50 hourly rate. even in situations with decent credit.
     
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  18. tax return + nmwa code = a morning of bad decisions
     
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  19. Biggskip

    Biggskip Senior member

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    I know. The same with your corporate loan underwriter. One of the least tipped positions one can hold. People really don't have a thorough appreciation for the amount of work that goes into creating your average commercial credit product. At the end of the process, nobody really ever stops to think, "Hey, what about the person who put this whole thing together? What about a little something extra for that guy?"


    FTFY
     
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  20. wogbog

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    I don't think I've ever gotten particularly good or bad service at a restaurant.

    how odd
     
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