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Insulting 1% Waitress Tip

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Arkaic    21

The more I learn about America the more I feel sorry for those that live there.

adopt me! me love you long time :rofl:

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Wyrdstorm    11

there are places which actually add a mandatory tip on the bill, i am sure i seen a program on it....i was thinking, why should we be forced to pay...a tip is for excellent service etc and should not be expected, With my various allergies and the few places i can eat at due to them, the ones i have been have generally gone out of their way to make sure i can eat it, and if not, alter it so i can....and that is when i give a tip, if a place is stubborn and doesnt, then id prob just walk out - but no tipping should not be expected!

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spy beef    1,494

A tip is not a right but a priviledge, so when they specifically ask me for a tip, I tip -10%.

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thejohnnyq    50

What's the source that claims it is a hoax ?

I posted the first part showing that it was photoshopped, from SmokingGun, then the rest of the story came out, not more came out that it was faked by a guy who works at the bank, and he did the photoshop edits to get others to post the 'truth' about his bosses.

The manager of the restaurant has been on several TV shows talking about how this was a hoax, and how they actual left 20% tip.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/banker-1-tip-hoax-real-receipt-obtained-195827093.html

for those to lazy too search it up.

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PsYcHoKiLLa    2,598

A tip is not a right but a priviledge, so when they specifically ask me for a tip, I tip -10%.

Being an asshat isn't a right either but it doesn't seem to stop you :)

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Southern Patriot    962

Not you. The server. The server should stereotype their customers' behaviors for better odds on making more money overall.

They interact with the customer multiple times per visit. You can determine a lot from your first and second interaction.

I guess I misunderstood your original post them. You seemed (at least from my perspective) to be talking about the server seeing the same customer on different visits, not multiple times in the same meal.

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Dinggus    340

I dont tip at all. Period.

No need to, because they still get paid at the end of the week.

Tipping is just courtesy. If I get bad service, then I don't tip. I've tipped 100% one time.

I definitely don't leave a tip if the restaurant has gratuity already.

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Gotenks98    599

The tip system in the US is what's insulting. It's your employer's duty to pay your salary, not the customers'.

That said, that's no reason to be an *******. Give no/low tips if you want, but writing that stuff on the receipt is completely unnecessary.

^^^^This times infinity. I just wish this would finally work out here because the cost of resturants is getting out of hand. Often times the tips are no where near deserving.

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____    29

In England if a tip isn't left, it isn't frowned upon. So why is it in the US? You shouldn't have to or be pressured into leaving a tip ffs!

That being said, there was not need to the horrible comment after.

I'm not sure how it works in the UK, but in the US there is a separate lower minimum wage for tipped employees so they're dependent on you to earn any kind of decent wage. I agree that it's stupid but I don't think just not tipping is the answer. It is unfair to expect someone to work for you for ~$3 an hour.

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mokthraka    159

I honestly dont see why people complain about tipping so much... I am a ****ing college student, I work 12 hours a week. I still tip.

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Memphis    1,213

I honestly dont see why people complain about tipping so much... I am a ****ing college student, I work 12 hours a week. I still tip.

I take it you live with your mom or something? I work 50 - 55 hours a week and take 15 credits, guess what, I cant tip. I will find a way to give a tip if the service is truly out of the ordinary, but the few times I even have the money for something outside of fast food, I barely have enough for the meal,

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Kelxin    256

the few times I even have the money for something outside of fast food, I barely have enough for the meal,

And ... there's your problem. Fast food is QUITE A BIT more expensive than making your own damn food.

Average fast food meal cost = $4 to $8 per person.

Average home made meal cost = $2 to $5 per person

Stop the fast food, all you're doing is killing yourself and your wallet.

Want to save a ton of money? Invest in Top Ramen. Want to add a kick to it? Buy some chicken and some spices.

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Arachno 1D    7,992

Thats why we have a minimum wage structure in the UK to at least make if a somewhat low wage at least a standard across the board for all employees.In the US the employers who do this are just using the lack of a workable law as an excuse to pay as little as possible to their employees and cream in the profits of slave labour.Paying a decent livable wage should be mandatory, not have people reliant on tipping to survive week to week.

Tipping is irrelavent to the bigger problem and is down to customer contentment/satisfaction and should not be part of the equation,you get bad service you dont go back or you give it bad online reviews.Making an employer resposible for paying a living wage is the thing thats missing from the solution to the economics of the problem.

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Growled    3,881

I always tip. It's just good manners.

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