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  • John Stossel: The War on Tipping

    08/03/2018 2:14:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 84 replies
    Reason ^ | August 1, 2018 | John Stossel
    Union protestors and celebrity advocates have decided that waiters' tips aren't big enough... As usual, those who want the government to decide that workers must be paid more insist that "women and minorities" are hurt by the market. But waitress Alcieli Felipe is a minority and a woman. She says the celebrities and politicians should butt out. Thanks to tips, Felipe says in my new internet video, she makes "$25 an hour. By the end of the year, $48,000 to $50,000." She understands that if government raises the minimum, "It'll be harder for restaurants to keep the same amount of...
  • Millennials tip the least, but it may not be for the reasons you think

    06/19/2018 2:54:30 PM PDT · by bgill · 89 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 19, 2018 | Tim Carman
    It's hard to draw any hard conclusions from a new survey from that paints millennials America's largest demographic, often dismissed by older folks as the Entitled Generation as the "worst tippers in the U.S." According to the survey, a weighted study of 1,000 interviews, 10 percent of millennials routinely stiff their servers at restaurants. Compare that figure with the percentage of Gen Xers and baby boomers who admitted stiffing the wait staff: 1.8 percent and 4.4 percent, respectively. The highest percentage of baby boomers (6.1 percent) who stiffed servers was found in the 64-72 age group, some...
  • Millennials Are America's Worst Tippers

    06/18/2018 6:05:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 81 replies
    Fortune ^ | June 18, 2018 | NATASHA BACH
    Now millennials can add bad tippers to the roster of negative stereotypes theyre associated with. According to a new study from, 10% of millennials do not tip at all when eating out. In contrast, only 3% of the older generations dont tip. Even when millennials do tip, the study found that the median gratuity is just 15%. This is under the national average, and significantly less than Gen-X, baby boomers, and the Silent Generation, all of whom leave a median tip of between 18 and 20%. The same attitude applies to tipping those who provide services, such as Uber...
  • Delingpole: Sinking Pacific Island Actually Getting Bigger Shock(DOH!)

    02/09/2018 10:54:14 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 2/9/2018 | James Delingpole
    Tuvalu the Pacific island group often cited by climate alarmists as the nation most immediately at risk from rising sea levels caused by global warming is not sinking after all. In fact its getting bigger, scientists now admit. A University of Auckland study examined changes in the geography of Tuvalus nine atolls and 101 reef islands between 1971 and 2014, using aerial photographs and satellite imagery. It found eight of the atolls and almost three-quarters of the islands grew during the study period, lifting Tuvalus total land area by 2.9 percent, even though sea levels in the country...
  • These Servers Can Tell How Much Youll Tip Just by Looking at You

    07/15/2017 11:46:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 15, 2017 | Ed Zwim
    The minute you walked in the joint, I could tell you were a man of distinction a real big tipper. Granted, todays crop of servers at the citys restaurants are probably not humming anything close to this old standard, but experienced waiters and waitresses say that they usually know how much they are probably going to get tipped as soon as a customer walks in. Generally, men tip better than women, says Meleck Verbay, who tends tables at Le Midi, an East 13th Street French restaurant where dinners range up to $50. She says that she hates to generalize,...
  • Uber adds option to tip drivers as it heads in new direction

    06/20/2017 12:25:41 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 6/20/17 | AP Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart. Besides the built-in tipping option announced Tuesday, Uber is giving drivers an opportunity to make more money in other ways too.
  • Cruise line makes tipping compulsory - unless passengers fill in a form to opt out

    02/16/2017 2:22:08 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 58 replies
    Yahoo/The Independent ^ | 02/16/2017 | Simon Calder
    One of the worlds biggest cruise lines has adopted a bizarre strategy over tips for the crew: making a service charge appear as a compulsory levy, yet allowing passengers to opt out if they ask. Norwegian Cruise Line automatically adds a service charge of US$13.95 (11.25) per person per day for each passenger in one of its smaller cabins; the service charge is higher for more luxurious cabins. On the eight-day voyage to the fjords of Norway departing from Southampton on 14 May, this adds 90 per person pushing the 1,109 price up by 8 per cent. If the...
  • 6 Big Cities See Hiring Fade After Minimum Wage Hikes

    01/09/2016 10:23:38 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    IBD ^ | January 6, 2016 | Jed Graham
    U.S. cities that implemented big minimum-wage hikes to $10 an hour or more in 2015 have seen a strikingly similar aftermath: Job gains have fallen to multiyear lows at restaurants, hotels and other leisure and hospitality venues. The data aren't, for the most part, stark and reliable enough to amount to smoking-gun proof. But Chicago, Oakland, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. — all on the leading edge of the push for big minimum wage hikes — all show worrisome job trends.
  • Customers Yielding Workers Their Just Wages Can't Survive Governmentalized 'Living Wages'

    08/01/2015 2:28:48 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 15 replies
    Sacra Pizza Man blog ^ | 8/1/2015 | Sacra Pizza Man
    Tips Are Owed, They're Not a Favor. Not Tipping is "a Crime, the Blood of which Calls out of the Ground for Vengeance". "Why Restaurants Are Eliminating Tipping", proclaims a news article headline. The claims include the ideas, that it promotes bad service, it's an obsolete concept, and is unnecessary because of the living wage movement.Restaurant owners are certainly entitled to their point of view, but they are probably poorly served by latching onto "living wage". But workers have a right to their own direct relationship with customers. Their independent legitimacy as professionals doesn't have to be dependent upon permission...
  • Marriott hotels placing envelopes in rooms to guilt guests into leaving gratuity

    09/15/2014 10:19:02 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 175 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 September 2014 | By Associated Press
    Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping. The campaign, called 'The Envelope Please,' begins this week. Envelopes will be placed in 160,000 rooms in the U.S. and Canada. Some 750 to 1,000 hotels will participate from Marriott brands like Courtyard, Residence Inn, J.W. Marriott, Ritz-Carlton and Renaissance hotels. The name of the person who cleans the room will be written on the envelope along with a message: 'Our caring room attendants enjoyed making your stay warm and comfortable....
  • Warren Sapp stiffs waitress for 'horrible' service; waitress responds

    07/04/2014 7:21:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 75 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | | John Breech
    <p>Lets start with the "boys don't tip" part, since Sapp wrote it in giant letters across the check.</p> <p>The waitress' explanation?</p> <p>"We were busy. I walked over to his table. It was him and one other guy and I said, 'Hey boys, what I can I get you to drink?' And he was like 'We're not boys. I'm a man,'" the waitress said. "I mean, saying 'Hey men, what do you want to drink?' sounds kind of weird, I think. I go with 'boys' a lot. It sounds more youthful."</p>
  • Big Labor Declares A War on Tipping

    06/27/2014 2:01:14 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 06/27/2014 | Ryan Williams
    Workers like tips. For millions of restaurant servers and bartenders, tips are cash-in-hand that can be spent that day for groceries, bills or entertainment. The money isnt bad either... Despite these facts, union front groups known as worker centers are leading an aggressive campaign to eliminate tipping from American restaurants. One of the more prominent critics of tipping is labor activist Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC). Jayaraman has attempted to label tipping as sexist, racist and other hot-button terms meant to stir emotion and shame consumers. But the provocative terms used by Jayaraman and other activists...
  • This Kentucky Restaurants New No Tipping Policy is Genius

    06/09/2014 1:28:05 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 188 replies
    B101.7 ^ | 06/09/2014 | By Meg Summers
    A restaurant in Newport, Kentucky is making national headlines putting a ‘no tipping’ policy in effect. Packhouse Meats‘ tipping ban may seem strange, but it’s way more awesome than you think. The restaurant has ‘No Tipping’ signs posted throughout its facility, and when customers pay by credit card, there is no option to leave a tip on the order receipt. Bob Conway, the owner of Packhouse Meats, revealed in an interview that he’s been inundated with negative reviews on Yelp for what appears to be mistreatment of his servers. A closer look at the new policy reveals that it’s...
  • Agitated Customer Leaves Note Expressing Feelings Against Tipping Servers

    06/05/2014 9:39:21 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 98 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 06/04/2014 | By Dominic Kelly
    A picture circulating online shows what appears to be a note left for a server at a restaurant in which the customer rants about why they decided not to leave a tip. Although the source of the letter has not been confirmed or reported, the picture has angered people all over, with many saying that a liberal-minded person had to be responsible for writing it. “I do not tip anywhere because the law governing tipping causes pay inequality between servers and kitchen staff,” wrote the anonymous tipper. “My meal was made possible by an entire team of kitchen staff,...
  • Forget Cows, Smart Car 'Tipping' Is The New Fad

    04/08/2014 7:24:46 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8APR2014 | Tyler Durden
    Cows in the San Francisco area will be sleeping better at night since, for the last few days, gangs of angry internal combustion engine-likers have taken to a new trend - Smart car tipping. NBC Bay Area found four of the targeted Smart cars between Sunday night and Monday morning. "Whoever is doing this just has misdirected anger," noted one upset owner, as another witness joked, they reminded him of little dogs: "They look like they are dachshunds sitting up on their hind legs." The exact motives behind the vandalism are unclear, as a parody Facebook page was set up...
  • Hooded Car-Tipping Vandals Flip Over Smart Cars In San Francisco

    04/07/2014 6:09:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 47 replies
    cbs local ^ | 4-2014
    Hooded Car-Tipping Vandals Flip Over Smart Cars In San Francisco April 7, 2014 3:00 PM Holly Quan SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) San Francisco police are looking for vandals who tipped over four Smart Cars in two different neighborhoods early Monday morning. Police received a call about 1 a.m. that about six to eight hooded suspects were roaming the area near Bowdoin and Sweeny Streets in the citys Portola District around the same time that a silver Smart Carthe compact eco-friendly vehicleswas found turned on its backend on the corner. Three other similar car tipping incidents were reported in the Bernal...
  • Could tipping baristas become the norm?

    03/14/2014 9:58:03 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 63 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/13/2014
    Starbucks has modified its mobile phone app so that US customers can add tips for baristas to their bill. Is it normal to tip in coffee shops in the US - and could it catch on in the UK, asks Tom Geoghegan? The old distinction between table service that we tip and counter service that we don't disappeared 10-20 years ago, says John McCarty, a business professor at The College of New Jersey, who co-authored a study on tipping for the Association of Consumer Research. Jars for tips appeared in small sandwich shops first, about two decades ago, then spread...
  • Square Poll: San Franciscans Don't Tip Well

    03/01/2014 1:55:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Feb 28, 2014 | Chris Roberts
    San Francisco is not the city that knows how to tip, according to a survey. A poll of coffee purchases made by Square reveals that only 34.2 percent of San Francisco purchases were accompanied by a tip, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. That was the eighth-lowest out of nine cities surveyed. In Tampa, 62 percent of coffee drinkers tipped on a Square purchase, according to the survey. Even New Yorkers did better, with about 41 percent of coffee drinks topped off with a tip. Only Chicago was worse -- there, baristas get extra cash 12.3 percent of the time,...
  • Jonathan Turley: We are now at a constitutional tipping point in our system

    02/26/2014 7:37:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 317 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/26/14 | Washington Free Beacon Washington Free Beacon
    Jonathan Turley: We are now at a constitutional tipping point in our system February 26, 2014
  • Applebees fires waitress who posted receipt from pastor complaining about auto-tip

    01/31/2013 8:54:33 PM PST · by Altariel · 76 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | January 31, 2013 | Dylan Stableford
    An Applebee's waitress who posted a receipt with a note from a pastor complaining about the automatic gratuity added to the bill on the Internet was fired on Wednesday after the pastor complained to her manager. Chelsea Welch, the waitress, wrote in an email to Yahoo News that the pastor (who has since been identified as Alois Bell) told Welch's manager at the St. Louis-area Applebee's that the ensuing firestorm had "ruined" her reputation."I give God 10%," Bell wrote on the receipt, scratching out the automatic tip and scribbling in an emphatic "0" where the additional tip would be. "Why...