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Is this story fake or real?
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Posted 11/2/12

TIMMSY7 wrote:

Isn't it illegal to pay people under the minimum wage in america? I know it is in Briton, unless it is cash in hand (but nobody knows you have paid them), and I can't see the big fuss, if the waiter was absolute shite and a dick to you all evening then why would you tip them? there is a lot of holes in the story so I cannot conclude, whether or not this is real.


Not if you're a waiter and getting tips. If, however, you make less than minimum even after tips the restaurant has to pay the difference. Waiting is a pretty stressful job and a lot of waiters are actually single parents or trying to make it through college, and with minimum wage being as low as it is(it's not a living wage), it can be especially difficult to get paid less than you expected.
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I call shenanigans. All 3 hand written portions are distinctly different. And if there is even a spot on the reciept for a tip amount before the total to begin with, why would it not have been automatically included in the bill? At a 132 table eating establishment., its my best guess that the tips are pooled, and its the responsibility of the waiter/waitress to fill that part in if there was a cash tip left on the table. But someone decided to pocket the tip instead then write in that remark in the tip line.
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Posted 11/2/12
fake
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Posted 11/2/12

Darkraivids wrote:

Even if it's real, who cares? Not all people have extra money to spend on tips.


And there will always be people who are stingy. Most of the people who eat DO tip, it doesn't matter that a few don't like to.
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You have the point, I agree.




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moltm wrote:

maybe you should consult your fellow men's rights activists and come up with one, i'm sure it can't be anymore vile than the garbage you've already posted here


I'll bite.

Would you care to review reality? Sexual attraction with women is like flies to shit. They have to eat a little of it to get hurt, then they figure out what husband material is really about.


Haha, reality.
Posted 11/2/12

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Harsh as my words were, it's an ugly truth. I once felt for a single mother, though it ended quickly in the dreaded friend zone.

It was a good end to what may have been an extremely bad relationship.


You have the point, I agree.




blackguitar wrote:


moltm wrote:

maybe you should consult your fellow men's rights activists and come up with one, i'm sure it can't be anymore vile than the garbage you've already posted here


I'll bite.

Would you care to review reality? Sexual attraction with women is like flies to shit. They have to eat a little of it to get hurt, then they figure out what husband material is really about.


Haha, reality.

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Posted 11/2/12
This thread, lol.
I don't see why it matters. No one is forcing anyone to pay more.
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Posted 11/3/12
I'd swear there was a forum topic somewhere here on CR about tipping in restaurants. Anyway, I've no idea whether this particular story is a hoax or not. That said, I don't think being a single mother rightfully "entitles" one to any particular leeway at all. Why should it? Sure enough, it's a harder life, and one may legitimately be the recipient of some grace from kindly souls or societies, but it shouldn't "entitle" one to anything beyond what any ordinary person would expect. In the United States, tipping in restaurants (sit-down places, not typically fast food counters and such), while not legally required, is nonetheless the expected custom, and the pay structure for servers actually takes it into account. I find it personally annoying (like sales taxes-- I'd like the posted price to be the actual final price), but I recognize it, accept it, and do it. To fail to tip for reasonable service here is like, oh, purposely farting or belching loudly in public-- it won't get you arrested, but it's a sign of either ignorance of prevailing customs at best, or frankly low class. (By "class," I'm not referring to social status or income level, but propriety. A poor person can display high class, and a rich person can be a boor.) If one can't afford the tip, one should choose a lower priced restaurant, or find some other alternative to eating out (say... eating a home-cooked meal!).
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LOL they must have been horrible 2 serve 4 the waitress to complain. They take home major tip money especially at a place where people have a $140 bill
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It doesn't really matter whether or not the story is true. Her money, her choice. For one thing, several states have minimum wages higher than the federal and that are don't count tips toward the minimum. Second, even if the state she was in wasn't like that, it isn't her problem. (I tip fairly generously at "waited" restaurants, and other services, but if others don't it is their choice)
Posted 11/3/12
in my culture leaving a tip is an insult
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The internet is an illusion and none of you are real~




PumeHana92 wrote:

in my culture leaving a tip is an insult


How does one join this culture of yours?
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I was a waiter once and got paid $2.15 an hour. The tips are to cover the rest of your salary up to minimum wage. Best tip ever was someone who left a $20 tip after a $70 meal. But ALL THE TIME people would say 'keep the change' on a receipt where they left three 20s ($60) for a bill of $58.50 meaning for that hour of work for their meal I earned a measly $3.65.

What people fail to realize is tips are PART OF YOUR SALARY. One guy told me to find a better job. He still tipped me, about a buck. Still, wish it were minimum wage +tips like it is in California.
Posted 11/3/12

Evat wrote:

The internet is an illusion and none of you are real~




PumeHana92 wrote:

in my culture leaving a tip is an insult


How does one join this culture of yours?


http://www.rocketlanguages.com/your-community/chinese-culture-and-travel/tipping-in-china

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Tekrelious wrote:

I was a waiter once and got paid $2.15 an hour. The tips are to cover the rest of your salary up to minimum wage. Best tip ever was someone who left a $20 tip after a $70 meal. But ALL THE TIME people would say 'keep the change' on a receipt where they left three 20s ($60) for a bill of $58.50 meaning for that hour of work for their meal I earned a measly $3.65.

What people fail to realize is tips are PART OF YOUR SALARY. One guy told me to find a better job. He still tipped me, about a buck. Still, wish it were minimum wage +tips like it is in California.


Was a waiter in high school and this was pretty much a daily thing for me, despite always doing a stellar job. Fucking snowbirds.


I did once get a $50 tip from this older lady that hated her meal but said I was the friendliest waiter she had ever had.
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