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To: big black dog; All

I tip in restaurants etc. unless the service is bad, but I refuse to tip more than $5 under pretty much all situations when out with my wife and especially just myself.

That begins to approach the price of a meal, and under no circumstance will I pay a waiter or waitress the equivalent price of my meal. That’s ridiculous.

I don’t care if the night out was $60. 5 bucks is it.

Why? Considering the waiter had multiple people in an hour, they may make $3 an hour, but with my $5 tip and another couple tips that hour, they frankly make more than a lot of people.

I don’t understand the poor waiter thing because frankly, they make out like bandits and make more per hour than a lot of jobs.


54 posted on 01/07/2010 10:12:08 AM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: rwfromkansas
I don’t understand the poor waiter thing because frankly, they make out like bandits and make more per hour than a lot of jobs.

If they made out like bandits, everyone would be a waiter/waitress.

I don't care how much they make - they earn it by having to deal with the majority of society who are idiots & obnoxious.

Nothing will make you want to disassociate yourself from the human race faster than being a server or working retail.

81 posted on 01/07/2010 10:26:43 AM PST by gdani (I just want to be left on this block of ice...)
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To: rwfromkansas

“I don’t understand the poor waiter thing because frankly, they make out like bandits and make more per hour than a lot of jobs.”

Yep, a good waiter can make seriously good money on a good night. A good waiter can also make seriously bad money on a bad night. It’s random, and based on how much business the restaurant is getting, how good the tips are, etc. You can make a good living at it, or you can go broke. There are some people who will stiff you, no matter how good a job you do, and hopefully there are others who will make up for it.


129 posted on 01/07/2010 10:52:24 AM PST by jim35 (Tea Party former Republican)
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