Why do people have to be so repulsive? - Page 2




 
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Why do people have to be so repulsive?
 
May 6th, 2012  
pixiedustboo
 
 
Why do people have to be so repulsive?
For some more enlightenment, if a restaurant wants to cut on it's taxes and does not legally employ a server the server ONLY works for tips and gets nothing hourly. This happens much more frequently than people realize and people that choose not to tip or tip two dollars on a $40 meal are really hurting others. If you can afford a $40 meal you can afford a 20% tip. (If the service was decent of course).

p.s. Sometimes people get grated because they have been to said restaurant before and not tipped.

p.s.s. This all being said, if one is going out to eat one should have the money and grace to tip at LEAST 15% for decent service.
May 6th, 2012  
senojekips
 
 
If you care to look carefully at this problem I think that you will find that "tipping" is really no more than a tax dodge designed to make it impossible for the tax office to accurately determine a taxpayer's wages.

After all we are not talking a few dollars pin money here. As Pixie pointed out there are people willing to fight for a job earning no more than tips, they would not do this for less than the basic wage.

I have to pay my taxes, why should I be expected to help someone else avoid paying their fair share.
May 6th, 2012  
Trooper1854
 
 
Went out for a meal last night.
The surroundings were beautiful, the food excellent and the service first class.
When it came time to pay, the card machine gave me the option to include the "Gratuity". I declined.
As I left, I gave the tip to the waiter who had served us all evening.
Its then up to him if he pools it with the others.
The thing I noticed in this restaurant was how some waiters worked harder than others.
I do not see why I should tip someone who has not served me, or worked as hard as the waiter who did.
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Why do people have to be so repulsive?
May 7th, 2012  
pixiedustboo
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by senojekips
If you care to look carefully at this problem I think that you will find that "tipping" is really no more than a tax dodge designed to make it impossible for the tax office to accurately determine a taxpayer's wages.

After all we are not talking a few dollars pin money here. As Pixie pointed out there are people willing to fight for a job earning no more than tips, they would not do this for less than the basic wage.

I have to pay my taxes, why should I be expected to help someone else avoid paying their fair share.
While I agree with you in principle, serving jobs are easy jobs to come by. Sometimes it's not the person's choice to be on a waitstaff, that is just what is available at the time. You shouldn't punish the ones that are working hard.

BUT - Restaurants should be taking the burden off the customers. They should be paying their employees a fair wage so tipping is not necessary. (Then of course would be seeing our menu prices go up then and we'd have something else to complain about!)


Quote:
Originally Posted by Trooper1854
When it came time to pay, the card machine gave me the option to include the "Gratuity". I declined.
As I left, I gave the tip to the waiter who had served us all evening.
Its then up to him if he pools it with the others.
The thing I noticed in this restaurant was how some waiters worked harder than others.
I do not see why I should tip someone who has not served me, or worked as hard as the waiter who did.
This is a GREAT point! I hate it when restaurants pool their tips. It is NOT fair to the ones that are working harder and are better servers!

***However, giving a separate tip can also be a huge issue. Years ago I worked at a restaurant where if you were given a personal tip they would fire you if you declined to pool it (and you were caught).***
May 7th, 2012  
VDKMS
 
I think the gratuity system is a fair one. Where I come from it is "included" but some people still give a tip. I don't know if someone declares his tips yes or no and I don't care. It's his responsability and I don't know the fiscal laws about tips in the US.

A couple of months ago we dined in a restaurant in Pego (Spain). It was run by an Algerian couple. The food was delicious and we thanked them both personally. They appreciated that very much and we got an extra free drink.
When we payed we said to keep the change.
 


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