Skip to comments.I Was Banned For Not Tipping
Posted on 01/07/2010 9:51:07 AM PST by big black dog
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Agree with all of that; but they start to expect those dozens of $20 tips every time you visit!
So have I. A lot of people don't tip at those places, either because they don't think of it or they don't have the money, and I always feel this is my tiny charitable contribution for the day.
The thing that gets me about the "I never tip just on principle" folks is that half the time, they're talking about the grand sum of $2 or $3, based even on the most generous percentage of the meal they ate.
So long as they keep earning it I’m OK with that.
I never saw enough ministers to draw a conclusion! Teenagers don’t tip, I’ve heard, but these were high-end restaurants, so we rarely if ever had unaccompanied teenagers either.
I really don't understand why I get so annoyed by waitpersons recently asking me "how's your food tasting?"
Of course, you could say that it gives the appearance of stifling ahead of time any comment of bad service, missing items, and so forth; but that's not really the reason it bugs me. My annoyance is just mysterious.
Hi rwfromkansas. My name is fanfan. Nice to meet you.
I tip wait staff, the hotel room cleaner, the cab driver, the hairdresser, the shuttle-bus driver, etc.
How to get on a restaurants hit list
Think no ones noticed you routinely send back the wine? Or that you filched the pepper grinder? Think again.
>>And what reason would a restaurant have for banning a black man from their premises?<<
What if the OP was black?
You make some interesting points. I confess that I recently started going to a place in Renton called The Terrible Beauty that I love. I’ve even gotten to know the owners quite well. I actually like tipping there. It is one of the very few times I do it willingly.
Anytime you have someone wait on you, they deserve to receive a tip.
thanks... i will keep that in mind and let you know!
“Where’s the logical line between tipping and bribing?”
You grease the palm to get service. A tip is for good service rendered.
Looks like the response proved the dime was the correct course of action. The ensuing cat fight was an added bonus. ;)
Unreported tip income is not in the billions. Most states and the feds have laws that force reporting through the 8% of sales rule or reporting all charged tips (collected on credit cards by the business).
Also, the standard today is to put all charged tips on a payroll check instead of paying them out of the register in cash at the end of a shift like small businesses still do. One way it was sold to wait staff for not getting cash daily was that with a paycheck they were paying into Social Security and Medicare. If they never reported their cash tips they wouldn’t have this in their old age.
Hmmmmmmm, maybe that’s better than not getting income tax on them!
Actually that's not where I'm coming from at all. Here are my beliefs:
1. The wait staff are a restaurant's face to the customer, and the public's perception of the restaurant will be based on their interface with those employees
2. Someone who habitually does not tip is going to PO the wait staff. You and I can believe it's voluntary or mandatory to tip, but the bottom line is a waiter will be upset if a patron never leaves a tip
3. It's in the best interest of the owner to keep his wait staff happy, loyal and engaged
4. He advanced that goal by throwing out this patron
5. He will be rewarded for this action with far more revenue than he lost
If the service isn’t good enough to tip, it isn’t good enough to return. Kudos to the owner.
So go hang out at Starbucks, there’s all kinds of unemployed deadbeats that hang out there. In inclement weather, they pretty much live there. You’ll fit right in.
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