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anzn wrote:

rich ppl
only rich ppl do that shit tbh


naw you would be surprised, like my poor af friends (and i mean medicare and food stamps kind of poor) don't tip?? i always have to cover it behind their back... i have never met someone who was financially well-off who didn't tip honestly. my family tips. i tip. my friends who have money tip

15% is standard, and it's not an optional thing imo. you don't have to work in the service industry to know this. idk why people don't tip like if you broke boys can't afford to tip then don't eat out? simple
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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.


That's perfectly fine, if the choice is between working as a waiter or working somewhere else. I wish that had been the case. My choice was between working as a waiter or starving and/or dropping out of school.

If I brought your food to the table and managed to not spill it on you, you better believe I felt entitled to getting something more than getting stiffed by a smug customer with a self-righteous attitude. At the very least, I deserved to get paid for my work.

I pity those that get stuck with you at their table.
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deer wrote:


anzn wrote:

rich ppl
only rich ppl do that shit tbh


naw you would be surprised, like my poor af friends (and i mean medicare and food stamps kind of poor) don't tip?? i always have to cover it behind their back... i have never met someone who was financially well-off who didn't tip honestly. my family tips. i tip. my friends who have money tip

15% is standard, and it's not an optional thing imo. you don't have to work in the service industry to know this. idk why people don't tip like if you broke boys can't afford to tip then don't eat out? simple


^this.

Don't eat out if it's not affordable.
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I'll just leave this here...

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Busboys and dish washers don't get tip. =(

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lol, reminds me of ThioJoe
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In the U.S at least, there is a thing called tipped wage, that is LOWER than the normal minimum wage. People who work for this kind of need tips or they don't really make money, or if it's a job like pizza delivery, you can actually lose money by spending more in gas than you make.

I've worked one such job before, (pizza delivery) and to be fully honest I wish the whole tip thing would be axed and that everyone could just get paid properly for what they did. ie the depreciation of my car, and gas I spend + oil changes and other tri-monthly duties needing to be every month, is worth way more than what I got for driving over a hundred miles a day especially with how driving that much on little to no income means your car is gonna break down a lot and you won't be able to repair it... I could go on about how pizza drivers do way more than walk 10 feet to deliver your food but usually make less tip than waiters despite having to spend their own money and use their own vehicle AND (if it's not a super cheap place) make your pizza for you.

Yes the guy you gave nothing to actually made the pizzas you ate

and brought it all to you, but out of the more than likely $20 you spent for it, he will get only a couple bucks out of that for the WHOLE HOUR! (not to mention the next two deliveries he will take in that same hour.

So in closing, tipping should be 10-20% (or the local cost of 1 gallon of gas and .50 - $1.00 per box for pizza drivers) because somehow it's legal to pay people less than a living wage because at one point in history actually WANTED to help those who worked minimum wage move up in life.

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lol...
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I dont tip because... i am swed.

Putting the jokes aside, tipping is an ancient custom that needs to go. Just raise their damn minimum wage if they get paid so bad.
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A tip isn't a tip when it's obligatory or sometimes even required (added to bill). They should just stop the tip culture and just increase the food costs by around 10-15% and get rid of tipping.

Edit: It shouldn't be the customer's problem that the staff is not paid sufficiently. We should not be required to supplement their income because the restaurant wants to get away with paying less.
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Posted 5/29/15

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.



This.

Though I would prefer if waiters were not dependent on tips, as the 15% automatic "gratuity" usually costs patrons more than if the cost of increasing waiters hourly wages were to come put of patrons overall charge for dining.
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ericthefred wrote:


Doomedfox wrote:

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.


That's perfectly fine, if the choice is between working as a waiter or working somewhere else. I wish that had been the case. My choice was between working as a waiter or starving and/or dropping out of school.

If I brought your food to the table and managed to not spill it on you, you better believe I felt entitled to getting something more than getting stiffed by a smug customer with a self-righteous attitude. At the very least, I deserved to get paid for my work.

I pity those that get stuck with you at their table.


I agree with you obviously you do deserve to be payed for bringing me my food and not spilling it.
And you do your boss is paying your wage which covers your not spilling my food its not much but hey all you did was not spill food.
I am actully a rather generous tipper if it is deserved but i really do not see how not spilling the food warrants a bonus....

Btw i am not a smug self righteous customer i am if at all a smug self-righteous ex waiter who knows that a bonus needs to be earned.
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I'm okay with tips.
However, I sometimes feel like they don't deserve it.
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Its like the beginning of reservoir dogs in here.
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When I was in college (15 years ago), I worked as a cook at a Denny's restaurant. I made $7.50 per hour. When I worked first shift, 6:30 am-2:30 pm, the servers generally made $200- $300 in tips for the same shift and did not pay taxes. When I worked second shift on weekdays, 2:30 pm- 10:30 pm, the servers usually made $40-$60 in tips for the same shift. When I worked third shift on weekdays, the one server who worked usually made less than $20 for the 8 hour shift.

Now that I have a real job, I take in to account how busy the place is when I figure out my tip. Your tip could be the only income that person has for 2-3 hours of work.
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