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Re: Pastor doesn't tip waitress at Applebee's, waitress fire

Postby tifosi77 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:21 pm

As has been mentioned, the root problem is that wait staff in many places are exempt from minimum wage laws in the expectation that gratuities will more than offset that. And I know people who work/worked in really high-volume restaurants and bars who, thanks to tips, earned more than I make now as a paralegal; a server in a high-end restaurant might reasonably expect to make $2,000 a week with tips.

However, the wait staff at a palace like Applebee's or Eat n Park isn't so lucky. With tips, they might still be down in poverty line territory. So when a self-righteous schmendrick comes in all "I don't believe in tipping, gerhbahlaa" that actually can have a rather big impact on their server's take home.

By all means, don't tip if the service is terrible. But not tipping as a rule makes you a d1ck, and that's that.

Be that as it may, I really get snarked off at places like sandwich shops and food trucks that have tip jars. Um, the tips for service, not for simply assembling my food properly. The one exception I make is the Jersey Mike's in Manhattan Beach. The kids that work there are all beasts and churn through the line like nobody's business.
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Re: Pastor doesn't tip waitress at Applebee's, waitress fire

Postby bhaw on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:26 pm

I know we've gone through this on the board, but I agree tif. I hate the tip jars and tip lines on your cc receipt in the places where you order at the front, get your own drink, and their only service is walking out to your table one time to bring the food your ordered. That's not tip worthy.
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Re: Pastor doesn't tip waitress at Applebee's, waitress fire

Postby shmenguin on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:49 pm

I tip at sandwich places and such. It's largely because I do pretty well financially and those jobs don't make a lot of money. I think if I fell on hard times, I'd probably stop, but for now it seems like the right thing to do.
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Re: Pastor doesn't tip waitress at Applebee's, waitress fire

Postby Godric on Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:10 pm

shmenguin wrote:I tip at sandwich places and such. It's largely because I do pretty well financially and those jobs don't make a lot of money. I think if I fell on hard times, I'd probably stop, but for now it seems like the right thing to do.


:thumb:

I always feel shame when I don't put a dollar in the jar/cup but I barely make anymore money than they do :lol:
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Re: Pastor doesn't tip waitress at Applebee's, waitress fire

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:16 pm

its very easy to be sentimental about the tip jar and things like that.

plus, if you are a regular at a sammich place and are on friendly enough terms that people know you, its a jag off stunt to not tip them a buck or two. even if it seems silly to tip $1 on a few slices of pizza or whatever.
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Re: Pastor doesn't tip waitress at Applebee's, waitress fire

Postby Gaucho on Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:43 pm

Of course, nobody would have to worry about tipping if these people were just paid decent wages.
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Re: Pastor doesn't tip waitress at Applebee's, waitress fire

Postby tifosi77 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:03 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:plus, if you are a regular at a sammich place and are on friendly enough terms that people know you, its a jag off stunt to not tip them a buck or two.

You know, that's a fair point. The more I think about it, I do tip at that Jeraey Mile's in large part because I'm a regular and they no longer even need to ask me for my order.
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Re: Pastor doesn't tip waitress at Applebee's, waitress fire

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:05 pm

Gaucho wrote:Of course, nobody would have to worry about tipping if these people were just paid decent wages.

Nothing's keeping you from adding to their wages... Wait, no
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Re: Pastor doesn't tip waitress at Applebee's, waitress fire

Postby Gaucho on Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:07 pm

ExPatriatePen wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Of course, nobody would have to worry about tipping if these people were just paid decent wages.

Nothing's keeping you from adding to their wages... Wait, no


wut?
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Re: Pastor doesn't tip waitress at Applebee's, waitress fire

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:10 pm

Gaucho wrote:
ExPatriatePen wrote:
Gaucho wrote:Of course, nobody would have to worry about tipping if these people were just paid decent wages.

Nothing's keeping you from adding to their wages... Wait, no


wut?

If you think they deserve more than they're making throw them a couple bucks as a tip.

But then again that's what we're talking about here isn't it?
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Re: Pastor doesn't tip waitress at Applebee's, waitress fire

Postby Gaucho on Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:12 pm

I do tip. And I think you got my point.
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Re: Pastor doesn't tip waitress at Applebee's, waitress fire

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:14 pm

Turn dat frown de udder wey mon
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Re: Pastor doesn't tip waitress at Applebee's, waitress fire

Postby Gaucho on Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:18 pm

Not frowning, just saying.
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