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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

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To: trailhkr1

I suspect the best tippers are other folks who worked in food service.
I give a good tip as long as the service isn’t bad, and I try to take into account conditions not under the waiters or waitresses’ control.


41 posted on 02/27/2012 12:28:42 PM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: trad_anglican

“How do they know the patron was wealthy?”

Quite true; after reading the story and thinking about a “$133 bill for lunch” that’s either a lot of people, or an outrageously expensive restaurant, even for California. The tip could be a protest at being gouged by the bill.


42 posted on 02/27/2012 12:28:55 PM PST by henkster (Obama regime mission statement: "Find the people working, and stop them!")
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To: JDW11235

if it is illegal... then what do they do with it? charity box?


43 posted on 02/27/2012 12:29:01 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Singapore comes to mind. Its added into the bill. I don’t know about others, but I always thought it odd that the cook is usually the one where the dinner is either good or bad. The waiter usually runs interference.


44 posted on 02/27/2012 12:29:31 PM PST by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Repeat Offender

25 years in the restaurant business taught me one thing. I would much rather wait on a cab driver over a doctor, lawyer or celebrity any day of the week!


45 posted on 02/27/2012 12:29:52 PM PST by Gettin Betta
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To: Repeat Offender

25 years in the restaurant business taught me one thing. I would much rather wait on a cab driver over a doctor, lawyer or celebrity any day of the week!


46 posted on 02/27/2012 12:30:15 PM PST by Gettin Betta
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To: Repeat Offender

IF true, she probably didn’t deserve the entire $1.33.

If I have truly bad service, I make a point of leaving a very small tip, as I don’t want them to think that I just forgot.

I once left 25 cents on a credit card bill of $70+ to make a point. I also talked to the manager on the way out.


47 posted on 02/27/2012 12:32:02 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Persevero

In 2010, the 1 percent income level was $380,354 and up. It’s entirely possible the banker is in the top 1 percent.


48 posted on 02/27/2012 12:32:09 PM PST by jimnm
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To: SkyDancer
At least here in Australia we don’t have that problem.

That's because in Australia waiters are guaranteed a minimum wage of about $15/hr. Here the system that has emerged over the last hundred years is that waiters get a crap hourly wage and work for tips. Now, which country has a greater incentive for good service?

49 posted on 02/27/2012 12:34:19 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: GeronL
If that is the pay level they chose to work for, then that is between them and the employer.

The system we have works the best. i.e. tipping. It ensures the waiters have an incentive to serve you promptly.

Waiters in my state usually earn about $3.00 per hour and the rest are tips. They can get rid of tipping and charge you $18 for that meal that currently cost $10 and you will probably get more crappy service as a result.

People that do not tip are moochers of the rest of the people that do tip as a certain cost of your meal is via tips.

50 posted on 02/27/2012 12:35:36 PM PST by trailhkr1
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To: SkyDancer
Why bother to tip?

Ancient American custom.

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My favorite aunt was a hair stylist when I was a boy, and she would frequently favor me with a large handful of the coins she received as tips. I've been conditioned to think well of tipping :)

51 posted on 02/27/2012 12:36:32 PM PST by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: GeronL

In Costa Rica, they just refused to accept it. Like I said, when I tried to leave it, the girl chased me down to give it back. There’s a 10% service charge (by law) on all restaurant food their though, so it’s possible that people don’t try to tip often, and like I said, it’s now becoming more common. Back when I first lived there, there weren’t many tourists like today, lol. Oh the stories I could tell.


52 posted on 02/27/2012 12:37:08 PM PST by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: jimnm
According to an update from a Huffington Post article I found, the restaurant has yet to verify the authenticity of the receipt. And the “Future ex-banker blog” is offline.
53 posted on 02/27/2012 12:37:44 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Gettin Betta

... or an Australian!


54 posted on 02/27/2012 12:39:01 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Repeat Offender

Awful convenient story coming from a bunch of people known for lying and exaggerating....


55 posted on 02/27/2012 12:40:40 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Repeat Offender

My biggest concern is that a higher-up in the banking industry couldn’t figure out he should have rounded up to $1.34.


56 posted on 02/27/2012 12:40:56 PM PST by tnlibertarian (Selfishly stealing other people's witticisms for taglines since 2002.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker

that pic is telling...ant ‘banker worth his salary wouldve been educated in ‘rounding’ and wouldve tipped 1.34, therefore i believe this story to be an ows prop...


57 posted on 02/27/2012 12:41:11 PM PST by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: GeronL; Abby4116
Who would take a job that paid that?

Lots of people. Good waitstaff and barstaff make good money in tips.

Then you add on the fact that not only are they taxed on the $2.13 an hour (I was paid $2.33 my last waitress job) they are also taxed on their "sales." The last I knew the IRS considered that most wait staff would make 8% in tips on total sales and thus their weekly paychecks not only reflect the tax with held on the hourly wage, but also on 8% of their "sales."

58 posted on 02/27/2012 12:42:58 PM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: albie

I RARELY tip 20%, and only then if the service is OUTSTANDING. (A real rarity, anymore)

I grew up being told that 10% was “Customary”. Where did this 20% BS come from?


59 posted on 02/27/2012 12:43:40 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Repeat Offender
Face down I assume. That is another "old fashioned" way of saying your service sucked left a lot to be desired.
60 posted on 02/27/2012 12:45:27 PM PST by SengirV
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