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If You Can't Afford To Tip [Pic]

Hits: 10120 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Community & Lifestyle | Added by: kitteh9lives
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davitosan
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 10 Posts
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:35:11 AM
Why do I have to subsidize my waitstaffs salary?

skypirate
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2086 Posts
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:33:31 AM
eh, i stick with a 20% 5 buck min and a dollar a drink. unless im at an open bar event, then its 20-30 with the first drink and they will remember you all night long.

HumanAction
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 2353 Posts
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:31:51 AM
I am under the impression that, if the tips provided over the course of the shift combined with the earned wage does not add up to the area minimum wage, the employer is responsible for paying the difference.

Is there a waiter or waitress among us who can either validate or invalidate that?

normalfreak2
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1953 Posts
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:30:54 AM
It's the restaurant lobby. They think they'll go out of business if they have to pay their employees a livable wage.

DromEd
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 1590 Posts
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:29:27 AM
I'm a good tipper but why bag on the "cheapskate" customer and leave the restaurant owner off the hook? That's the real source of the problem.

madduck
Female, 50-59, Europe
 5968 Posts
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:25:06 AM
Like DM I am somewhere we tip for really good service. Admittedly staff usually make minimum wage, which is not the same as a living wage, but at least I don't tip for everything- certainly not at the pub.

tedgp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3283 Posts
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:23:14 AM
There are no problems with tipping people. The problem comes when you are FORCED to tip or it forms the basic part of the end bill.

MeGrendel
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4744 Posts
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:19:27 AM
"restaurants are permitted to bypass the federal minimum wage requirements."

Incorrect. Tips are part of wage. If you're not making significantly more than minimum wage on tips, then you're in the wrong profession.

McThstlpnts
Female, 18-29, Southern US
 1494 Posts
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:02:49 AM
I base tips on service. If they are a sh*t server that disappears for long periods of time (like 20-30 mins!) then the tip will reflect that. Very rarely does this happen but just because you are a server doesn't mean you deserve a tip. You have to work to earn that tip. And we all know what kind of server I am talking about.

DM
Female, 18-29, Europe
 22 Posts
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:01:45 AM
This is really a non-issue for me, because I live in Europe. But you make a poor argument, unless you want your food with a side of spit. And that crappy website doesn't help much either.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13519 Posts
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:00:48 AM
Exactly!

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33911 Posts
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:57:32 AM

True dat.

BoredFrank
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 2015 Posts
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:51:54 AM
Amen to this! If you cheap bastards don't want to tip, keep your cheap ass at home.

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10317 Posts
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:51:37 AM
They aren't forced to do anything. If you're complaining about how they're forced to NOT mandate money from someone else then you have a problem.

randomxnp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1266 Posts
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:51:33 AM
Obviously this only applies to the USA. Tipping is generally considered optional in the rest of the world.

Rodin
Male, 30-39, Canada
 626 Posts
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:46:15 AM
20% minimum -- unless the only time you've ever eaten at Denny's they charge you $6.00 for a glass of orange juice.

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1459 Posts
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 10:39:49 AM
Link: If You Can't Afford To Tip [Pic] [Rate Link] - Advice for non-tippers from the people who get tips. The website is linked in the credits below.

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