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Old 11-02-2012, 11:23 PM
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Personally since I know Reddit I think it's fake and they are just karma whoring.
Off topic but I've been pretty soured with Reddit after the 'Reddit Rapist' thing came out.

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Old 11-03-2012, 04:31 AM
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I hate tipping. I don't tip. I find it humiliating.

Thank god I live somewhere its not compulsory, they'd hate me in the US restaurants. I only tip here if I have reason to (ie, exceptional service).

You know, in China they actually get offended if you try to tip them.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:03 AM
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I waitressed for years and the amount of people who simply don't tip on principle would surprise you. When you think about it, it is a sort of hinkey practice. The customer is actually paying twice for the service. Here your hourly wage is less if you serve alcohol, so the implication is that the tips are higher when people drink. There really is something kind of wrong with that.

Is posting a picture of a Visa receipt legal? Even with the details fuzzed, not exactly ethical.

I'd give the customer benefit of doubt, maybe she only budgeted for $125 and was totally shocked she went over that much. The apology was nice, at least she appreciated the service enough to think of doing that. Could have skipped the "single mother" part, sounds like a cop-out.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:32 AM
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I hate tipping. I don't tip. I find it humiliating.

Thank god I live somewhere its not compulsory, they'd hate me in the US restaurants. I only tip here if I have reason to (ie, exceptional service).

You know, in China they actually get offended if you try to tip them.
When I was waitressing (like 20 years ago), we were payed far less than minimum wage with the understanding that the tips would make up the difference.
Does anyone know if that’s still how its done?
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:03 AM
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Uh, sorry. If you can't afford the tip, you can't afford to go out for a meal. I thought that was common sense.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:11 AM
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I've never understood that tip thing. It's totally stupid. People shouldn't feel obligated to tip a horrible waiter. And it shouldn't be legal for restaurants to underpay their waiters and make them rely on tips. I usually tip because of that.

But using the single mom excuse for not giving a tip with a $138 check isn't right.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:32 AM
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When I was waitressing (like 20 years ago), we were payed far less than minimum wage with the understanding that the tips would make up the difference.
Does anyone know if that’s still how its done?
there is a seperate min. wage for for people who work in a position like waitressing.

I think its 2.38 right now.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:36 AM
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I am a single Mom, and single Mom times two, in Kansas City and I always leave a tip..Plus I could never eat out anywhere that charged like that. In fact, eating out is a Birthday affair, and can't really go over a Pizza or Buffet kind of deal. It's bull to treat anyone like that.
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:19 AM
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When I was waitressing (like 20 years ago), we were payed far less than minimum wage with the understanding that the tips would make up the difference.
Does anyone know if that’s still how its done?
That's still how it's done in the States. I remember hearing that in Europe, waitstaff gets full wages, hence the non-compulsory tipping over there. Is that true?
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:21 AM
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Can't tip? Don't eat out. Simple as that.


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I hate tipping. I don't tip. I find it humiliating.

Thank god I live somewhere its not compulsory, they'd hate me in the US restaurants. I only tip here if I have reason to (ie, exceptional service).

Heck, generally I OVER tip - always have, and probably always will... unless I get truly awful service, but it takes a lot for me to leave a bad tip. I've only done it a few times.

You know, in China they actually get offended if you try to tip them.
If you ever came to the States on a visit, I'd recommend tipping. It's seen as appropriate/necessary in this country, especially since wait staff are paid less than minimum wage because tips should, in effect, make up the difference. And Americans can't even always survive on minimum wage in many parts of the country.

It's all about being culturally sensitive - if you went to China, sure, don't tip. Come to America, and tipping is expected/necessary.
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