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Mr. Pink doesn't.
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Ssomething wrote:

^ the article was satire but you both are assholes.

If you don't like to tip, make your own food and eat at home.


But you are already paying for the food and the service only cause the waiter believes he deserves more of my money for doing nothing more than what he is paid to do is not a good enough reason for me to part with more money.
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Ssomething wrote:

^ the article was satire but you both are assholes.

If you don't like to tip, make your own food and eat at home.


But you are already paying for the food and the service only cause the waiter believes he deserves more of my money for doing nothing more than what he is paid to do is not a good enough reason for me to part with more money.


I would agree with that, to an extent, only if waiters/waitresses were actually paid the same as everyone else.
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tf2pyros wrote:

And also on how to delve into a mind of stupidity! Read this short article on why this person never tips... it's quite unique.

Enjoy!

http://thoughtcatalog.com/nicole-mullen/2014/03/why-you-shouldnt-tip/


It's a satire site, did you even look at "about us" on the website?
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I always tip my waitresses and well. I'm always nice to them too, they work their asses off for barely nothing, they deserve it.
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Sir_jamesalot wrote:

I don't tip because waiters get paid about the same as the chefs and almost never share the tips with the rest of the staff.
Tipping should be reserved for countries with lower minimum wages.


Most chefs are paid normally like the rest of us. Waiters/waitresses are paid with $2.xx and tips. There's a large gap between what they make. In many restaurants a small portion of the tips waiters/waitresses make are divided up among people referred to as "food runners."

I know it's different everywhere else but the US though.


Most Chefs do have some kind of training in the job tho.
I got paid the same as my friend who was a chef in the same Hotel i was working in.
If you get proper training and are a trained professional you will get paid what you are worth if your skill set starts with carrying a plate and ends with pouring a glass of water well sorry but you should not get paid more.

Tipping is actually very unfair at the end of the day both my friend and i earned the same paycheck for our work but i got 20-200 extra in tip every day while he was lucky to get 5 every now and then.

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dotsforlife wrote:

I stopped reading it when the author said $2.37 was a living wage. Lmao. It's probably satire, but the guy is still trash.

I hope he doesn't reproduce.


I agree, $8.00 is pretty hard to live on.
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Doomedfox wrote:


dotsforlife wrote:


Sir_jamesalot wrote:

I don't tip because waiters get paid about the same as the chefs and almost never share the tips with the rest of the staff.
Tipping should be reserved for countries with lower minimum wages.


Most chefs are paid normally like the rest of us. Waiters/waitresses are paid with $2.xx and tips. There's a large gap between what they make. In many restaurants a small portion of the tips waiters/waitresses make are divided up among people referred to as "food runners."

I know it's different everywhere else but the US though.


Most Chefs do have some kind of training in the job tho.
I got paid the same as my friend who was a chef in the same Hotel i was working in.
If you get proper training and are a trained professional you will get paid what you are worth if your skill set starts with carrying a plate and ends with pouring a glass of water well sorry but you should not get paid more.

Tipping is actually very unfair at the end of the day both my friend and i earned the same paycheck for our work but i got 20-200 extra in tip every day while he was lucky to get 5 every now and then.



Chefs generally have more training and experience than a waiter/waitress. Hotels might operate a bit different, I don't know for sure. From the owners I've spoken to (and I know 7 personally) the chefs tend to make more than "most" of their waiters/waitresses save for the veteran ones who are better at the job. Anyone can walk into a restaurant and get hired into either of those jobs without prior experience but the chef will require more usually.
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I always tip, there is no reason why you shouldn't these people work hard for hardly any money.
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dotsforlife wrote:


Doomedfox wrote:


dotsforlife wrote:


Sir_jamesalot wrote:

I don't tip because waiters get paid about the same as the chefs and almost never share the tips with the rest of the staff.
Tipping should be reserved for countries with lower minimum wages.


Most chefs are paid normally like the rest of us. Waiters/waitresses are paid with $2.xx and tips. There's a large gap between what they make. In many restaurants a small portion of the tips waiters/waitresses make are divided up among people referred to as "food runners."

I know it's different everywhere else but the US though.


Most Chefs do have some kind of training in the job tho.
I got paid the same as my friend who was a chef in the same Hotel i was working in.
If you get proper training and are a trained professional you will get paid what you are worth if your skill set starts with carrying a plate and ends with pouring a glass of water well sorry but you should not get paid more.

Tipping is actually very unfair at the end of the day both my friend and i earned the same paycheck for our work but i got 20-200 extra in tip every day while he was lucky to get 5 every now and then.



Chefs generally have more training and experience than a waiter/waitress. Hotels might operate a bit different, I don't know for sure. From the owners I've spoken to (and I know 7 personally) the chefs tend to make more than "most" of their waiters/waitresses save for the veteran ones who are better at the job. Anyone can walk into a restaurant and get hired into either of those jobs without prior experience but the chef will require more usually.


In Germany both Jobs are a 3 1/2 year training with school and work at the same time.
After that you got all your basics down but both jobs have many alternatives to further acquire knowledge and become worth more.

Yes you can get a job as either one without training but i would not let a doctor operate on me who doesn't have training or a electrician do some work if he doesn't have training and i have a hard time to justify tipping a waiter who obviously doesn't know his job.

I just recently had 2 ceiling fans installed both by the same guy with a couple weeks in between.
The first installation was a nightmare nothing was as it was supposed to be making the installation a pain.
The technician went out of his way to make it work anyway building a bracket from scratch with stuff he had at hand he was not satisfied till it was installed and perfectly balanced .
Took him a couple hours extra but at no time did he want me to go and buy parts to make it all easier he never lost his temper and was just very nice.
I gave him 50$ tip for i thought he performed beyond what is normal and already covered by my bill.
The second fan was easy everything was as it should be he got the job done fast and smooth but this time i did not tip him for all he did now was what i paid for anyways.

A tip is a bonus and like in every other job you have to earn a bonus.
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Waiters should be paid an actual living wage by the establishment they work at. They shouldn't have to depend on tips to subsidize their income.
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I didn't say this bluntly the first time. From some of the postings it is clear to me that there is a basic misunderstanding here.

In other countries, waitpersons are typically paid a living wage by the restaurant. This is not the case in the US. Nobody could live here on what a server makes in this country.

So, statements like "They get paid for doing their job; tips should be for doing something special" may sound right, but they are founded on a basic misconception. In the US, wait staff is not paid for the work they do out of the money you pay the restaurant. I'm sure there are exceptions, but I never worked at one of those exceptions. When business was good, about 75 percent of my pay came from tips, and that was just barely enough to live on. When business was bad, I had to borrow money from friends to buy groceries.

When I finally landed a job outside the service industry, I never went back. But I have never forgotten how hard it was to live on what a server makes when the economy isn't doing well.
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ericthefred wrote:

I didn't say this bluntly the first time. From some of the postings it is clear to me that there is a basic misunderstanding here.

In other countries, waitpersons are typically paid a living wage by the restaurant. This is not the case in the US. Nobody could live here on what a server makes in this country.

So, statements like "They get paid for doing their job; tips should be for doing something special" may sound right, but they are founded on a basic misconception. In the US, wait staff is not paid for the work they do out of the money you pay the restaurant. I'm sure there are exceptions, but I never worked at one of those exceptions. When business was good, about 75 percent of my pay came from tips, and that was just barely enough to live on. When business was bad, I had to borrow money from friends to buy groceries.

When I finally landed a job outside the service industry, I never went back. But I have never forgotten how hard it was to live on what a server makes when the economy isn't doing well.


I do not care about the wages of waiters
Nobody forces anyone to waiter if you do it its your choice you know what you are getting into.
A tip is a bonus earn it.
I am all for giving tips if its earned i will never tip anyone just because he believes he is entitled to it.
The problem is that it seems most feel entitled to a tip and that causes them to not go the extra mile to earn the bonus.
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rich ppl
only rich ppl do that shit tbh
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How many tables can a server handle in one hour?

If each table can give a $5 tip and the server can serve 3 tables per hour, that server gets paid $15 per hour, which is the same minimum wage they give to a lpn nurse.

And why are the servers taking that job if they know it's $2 per hour work? Hustle like a stripper.
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