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Bankerís Insulting Waitress Tip Incites Class Warfare Between the 1% and the 99%
Yahoo News ^ | 27 Feb 2012 | Melissa Knowles

Posted on 02/27/2012 12:04:08 PM PST by Repeat Offender

Just when you may have thought the ongoing battle between the 99% and the 1% was dying down, it may have been reignited. A wealthy banker left a $1.33 tip on a $133 lunch at the True Food Kitchen restaurant in Newport Beach, California.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: economics; minimumwage; ows; tip; tippers; tippings; tips; ungratefulservers
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To: InsidiousMongo

Why bother to tip? At least here in Australia we don’t have that problem. Tipping is unacceptable as in most of the Pacific Rim from Japan down.


21 posted on 02/27/2012 12:16:32 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: Repeat Offender
I once left $.02 on the table at an Applebees. I have yet to eat at another.......in going on nine years.

I hope you paid in cash. Wouldn't want them to have your cc number.
22 posted on 02/27/2012 12:18:02 PM PST by crosshairs (Maranatha!)
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To: henkster

The waitress doesn’t work for the customer, its not the customers job to pay the waitress. The tip is supposed to be a bonus, when it comes, not mandatory- then its a tax.

This is why I oppose tipping unless its to reward really outstanding service.


23 posted on 02/27/2012 12:18:04 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: snowstorm12
Why should people get a tip as incentive for doing a job properly? If they are not willing to do the job, they should be fired.

Because their minimum wage per hour is $2.13.

24 posted on 02/27/2012 12:18:23 PM PST by Abby4116
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To: InsidiousMongo

PS - In Japan tipping is perceived as insulting.


25 posted on 02/27/2012 12:18:55 PM PST by SkyDancer ("No Matter How The People Vote There Will Always Be A Federal Judge To Over Turn It")
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To: InsidiousMongo

Agreed. I don’t believe in tipping as a necessity at all, but then again, I don’t eat out. I was a restaurant general manager for a couple of years, ran a kitchen at another point, and a deli when I was young. I’m intimately familiar with the process. I’ve also lived in another country, where tipping isn’t customary (used to be illegal, in fact). Imagine, going to a restaurant, and good service was expected without paying a racketeering fee (people do touch, spit into, and put much, much more into other people’s food when angry). Once upon a time I used to tip well, but I have since moved to an area with quite possibly the worst service in the world. So I choose not to eat out, but on the rare, rare occasion that I do, IF I tip, it’s based entirely upon how pleased I am with the service, and I know exactly what it should be, I’ve done it myself for years.

I’ve found that those who have the best attitudes and give the best service don’t mind when they don’t get tipped on occasion. IF it happens a lot, they change jobs. Some places require YOU (a server) to pay the restaurant for the priviledge to waitress there. No one deserves a tip, no one. It’s a gift, and ungrateful people always feel entitled. Now, is a customer is rude AND doesn’t tip, that’s another story. I’ve seen the entire spectum, and I can say this, people who don’t tip and are nice, are usually more rewarding to serve than people who do tip and are nasty. And there’s many other possibilities in between.


26 posted on 02/27/2012 12:19:26 PM PST by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Theoria

In some cities I think the gratuity is mandatory, which means it is no longer a gratuity or a tip but part of the sales price or a tax.


27 posted on 02/27/2012 12:20:02 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Repeat Offender
FutureExBanker, wrote in a now-deleted post: ‘I work in the corporate office of a major bank for a boss who represents everything wrong with the financial industry.’

The blogger said that his boss will tip exactly one per cent of the bill ‘every time he feels the server doesn’t sufficiently bow down to his Holiness.’

One more thing: He wrote in another 'tip' and told server Breanna to 'get a real job'

One more thing: He wrote in another 'tip' and told server Breanna to 'get a real job'

The disgruntled employee continued: ‘(My boss) has blatant disregard and outright contempt for everyone and everything he deems beneath him.

‘On top of that,’ the banker wrote,’ he’s a complete and utter tool.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2106441/Defiant-banker-leaves-ONE-cent-tip-133-leaves-additional-tip-waiter-REAL-job.html#ixzz1ncDsQZnj

28 posted on 02/27/2012 12:20:21 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: Repeat Offender

It’s not the crappy tip, it’s the note that she should “get a real job”.

Mr. Asshole might think about that. If everyone “got a real job”, then he wouldn’t have anyone waiting on him.

If everyone “got a real job”, then he would have to fix his own food and get his own coffee.

No, we don’t have all of the story, but there are more than enough idiots and jerks out there that this could easily be true.

Lord knows I know enough people that I won’t go have dinner with because they treat the waitstaff like garbage and then leave little or no tips. And many of these carry minister credentials.


29 posted on 02/27/2012 12:20:21 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Repeat Offender

R U sure it wasn’t the Obamaloon?

After all, computing a 10% of $133 and doubling it would be far beyond the Cretin-in-Chief’s mental abilities.


30 posted on 02/27/2012 12:20:38 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: GeronL

You do realize that their pay is ratcheted down so that if they get the tip level the social mavens insist upon they will then achieve minimum wage?


31 posted on 02/27/2012 12:22:16 PM PST by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: henkster
In which case the bill and relative wealth of the patron are irrelevant.

Not only that, but it seems to me that the relative wealth of the patron is being inferred from the price of the meal. How do they know the patron was wealthy?

32 posted on 02/27/2012 12:22:44 PM PST by trad_anglican
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To: pgkdan
Perhaps the waitress should work on improving the level of her service.

95% of the times when you get bad services from a waiter or waitress it is due to things out of their control.

I was a waiter in college and one day, 2 of the other servers called in sick at the last minute. Managers helped some but I was waiting twice the tables I normally do. Another time a line cook went home for an emergency so people waited longer than normal for their food.

I always tip even if services is slow...and I can tell a incompetant waiter.

If I was dictator every person would have to be in food service for at least 6 months to get a taste of it. Lot's of idiot customers out there.

33 posted on 02/27/2012 12:23:00 PM PST by trailhkr1
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To: SkyDancer

Re: “PS - In Japan tipping is perceived as insulting.”

When I first moved to Costa Rica as a teenager (school), I left a tip at a restaurant, and the girl brought me the money back as I left (she came outside and told me I had “forgotten my money.”) At the time, I didn’t speak Spanish well, and had trouble conveying that I was leaving a tip, but she insisted I take it. I later found out that tips were not only not utilized, but were illegal (or at least so I was told). Over the years, because of tourism, tipping has become more commonplace, but it’s definitely not expected in the average restaurant (not counting the touristy resort areas).


34 posted on 02/27/2012 12:23:14 PM PST by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Abby4116

If you are being paid $2.13 an hour, get a new job or go on unemployment... your better off on welfare-money wise.

Who would take a job that paid that?


35 posted on 02/27/2012 12:24:06 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Repeat Offender

Mr. Pink would approve.

36 posted on 02/27/2012 12:25:06 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: BelegStrongbow

If that is the pay level they chose to work for, then that is between them and the employer.


37 posted on 02/27/2012 12:26:04 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Repeat Offender

A tip is not required. He didn’t run out on the bill. He was obviously treated poorly so he left next to nothing. So what? When I tip, it’s either 20% or nothing.


38 posted on 02/27/2012 12:26:38 PM PST by albie
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To: Repeat Offender

What battle... I don’t know where these battles are, but they are no place I go to. Sounds like a News creation.


39 posted on 02/27/2012 12:27:06 PM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: trad_anglican
How do they know the patron was wealthy?

Because the employee of the guy wrote/broke the story, not the waiter.

40 posted on 02/27/2012 12:28:34 PM PST by trailhkr1
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