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Gyava wrote:


HolyDrumstick wrote:

We're not all so fortunate. :)


yup, i'm not fortunate enough to eat at the big boy 500$ meal places and do the 50% tho :(


haha... well, if you were, good for you.

I like rich people. I do. I only feel like a rich person's social responsibilty is trying to further progress and provide jobs by hiring people to do just that, opening businesses and such. Too many are more worried about hording money, and anything that may result in financial loss, regardless of other benefits, they avoid.

But, you can't make rich people spend money like you wan them to. They have rights just like everyone else.
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do you remember the car subforum that used to be on here
the dudes that were showing their 3 floor garages filled with lamborghinis - that's ballin


HolyDrumstick wrote:
I like rich people. I do. I only feel like a rich person's social responsibilty is trying to further progress and provide jobs by hiring people to do just that, opening businesses and such. Too many are more worried about hording money, and anything that may result in financial loss, regardless of other benefits, they avoid.

But, you can't make rich people spend money like you wan them to. They have rights just like everyone else.


haha, yeah man, if they were all like that it'd be great
i'm not rich enough to the point where i can do any of that though
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Gyava wrote:


FlyinDumpling wrote:

do you remember the car subforum that used to be on here
the dudes that were showing their 3 floor garages filled with lamborghinis - that's ballin
there are oil tycoons that watch anime,

who knew
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    I usually tip well because I've been a server, but it should never be mandatory. I ignore the 20% rule and tip what I think is adequate, unless the bill is bordering on $100. Could you live on the $2 tip from a $10 meal? What happens when you get that inevitable terrible server? Why should you express your gratitude for their sub par service? Restaurants should be required to pay their staff the proper wages, so that a tip is just what it implies. It's as simple as that.

    This doesn't just apply to restaurants though. I use Uber quite often. My drive is usually about ten minutes / $7 - 10. I always give them a $5 tip.



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Posted 10/21/15

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scoobydew wrote:

I feel like when you work in restaurant business you get a feel for what a tip should be but it goes both ways with service as well for me always 20% is my standard


I feel like this varies greatly depending on where you live. Like, I go to (insert franchise here). My bill is like $50... If they did their job they'll get 15-18%. That's at least 7.50. That's just from my table, for an hourish of their time. So, they're getting $3something, plus my $7.50... plus tips from other tables... per hour. They are making more money than me, at that point, for carrying food and writing down an order. Around here, skilled labor has trouble making as much as waiters and waitresses do in tips.... So, I don't feel bad for them.

I know people who've gone from a profession with a bachelors back to waiting or bar tending, because it makes more money around here.

However, I know where I live is a bit unusual, in this sense. I would be all for fair wages, and not feeling pressured to tip. They do it in most places in Europe, and it works. Tipping is just kind of tradition at this point, and it would be hard to make the switch.


This makes sense to me I also feel like when you order a bottle of wine or 2 the bill can sky rocket liquor is huge mark up almost a rip off. When I was younger corkage was 10 bucks today its 20-25 bucks if you bring your own bottle and they open it.
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I calculate my tips based on the cost before sales tax.

Bill: $15.00
Tax: $0.90
Total: $15.90

Tip (15%): $2.25
Tip (18%): $2.70
Tip (20%): $3.00

I usually tip between 15% and 18% given average service and 18% to 20% for above average service and then above 20% for exceptional service. Honestly, I would rather the restaurants increase food price by 15% to compensate the tip and pay their workers that additional amount. Tipping can create uneasy situations more often than not and most of the times the waiter/waitress just does what their job entails which should earn them a steady consistent pay like everyone else. I don't think it's fair for them to have to go to work everyday wondering if they will make enough money to be worth going to work that day or not.
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