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To: jim35; All

I tip my 15 percent, but I have to say, why are so many of you attacking this guy?

Isn’t the idea that the customer pays the salary of the worker a little absurd?

That should be the job of the employer like any other field.

When you go to Wal-Mart, you don’t hand the cashier a little extra?

The whole system is stupid.

If a waiter has a couple customers an hour, they are making well over $10 an hour after tips. Sounds pretty good to me.


65 posted on 01/07/2010 10:19:25 AM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: rwfromkansas

When I go to Walmart (or any other retail/department store) I don’t have an employee of the store waiting on me, bringing me items from around the store so I can see if I want to purchase that/those items while I sit comfortably at a table. I travel around the store, finding the items I want, and then go to the checkout (sometimes the automated ones) to make my purchase. The cashier isn’t providing me with direct service. I find this to be a bad example.


80 posted on 01/07/2010 10:26:25 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins SONS.)
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To: rwfromkansas
Isn’t the idea that the customer pays the salary of the worker a little absurd?

In all businesses the customer pays the salary of the employees- the money just doesn't spring out of no where. As I stated to another poster, waiting is like working on commission, except, instead of the commission being decided by some manager figuring out his profit margin, you as a consumer can determine the value and compensate accordingly.

If you go and buy a $50k car, you are paying the sales person probably around $5k in commission whether he treats you well or poorly. Tipping allows you to set the rate of what you think the value of service is.

86 posted on 01/07/2010 10:28:10 AM PST by mnehring
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To: rwfromkansas

Have you noticed tip jars showing up everywhere. I NEVER tip at Starbucks, EVER. It is as though they are trying to create a new paradigm. Maybe McDonalds really SHOULD have a tip jar. ;)


107 posted on 01/07/2010 10:40:05 AM PST by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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