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  • 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...
  • Waitress Who Posted No-Tip Receipt From Pastor Customer Fired From Job

    01/31/2013 1:23:42 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 147 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | 01/31/2013 | By Chris Morran
      (Reddit) Earlier this week, we posted a story about a restaurant customer who not only chose to deny the waitress a tip, but also wrote “I Give God 10% Why do you Get 18?” on the receipt. Now we’ve learned that the server who posted the receipt online has been fired.   “I originally posted the note as a lighthearted joke,” says Chelsea, who was dismissed from her job at Applebee’s on Wednesday, as the story began to spread across the Internet. “I thought the note was insulting, but it was also comical. I posted it to Reddit because...
  • Entitlement, or Why I'm a Terrible Tipper

    11/11/2012 12:18:55 PM PST · by Badabing Badablonde · 170 replies
    I confess. I'm horrid at tipping. I dread that moment when that impersonal folder is placed discreetly at my elbow, and I begin the task of checking the bill and scrutinizing the service. I came in for a meal and I still resent the fact that I can't pay for just my meal. When I was a kid, tipping was different. I remember watching my dad pay the bill, then as we stood to go he would tuck a few bills under a saucer or a salt shaker. When I asked, he explained that our waitress did a good job,...
  • Single Mom, Sorry Tip Receipt Excuse Flares Tempers

    11/06/2012 3:33:24 PM PST · by Altariel · 144 replies
    Reddit via Fox 2 Now (Saint Louis) ^ | November 2, 2012 | Reddit
    ( A woman had enough money to pay for a $138.35 bill, but not enough to handle 15 percent more than that. The explanation written in the tip line, Single Mom Sorry. An online discussion has broken out around the country after the included photo surfaced on Reddit. The photo was posted by editor PhenixSongFawkes on the online forum. He wrote, Im sure $140 could have gotten you and your kids a week worth of groceries, but instead you spend it one one meal?! For shame! That tends to be the general sentiment of comment posters on Reddit and...
  • Chili's waitress fired after threatening to spit in food (and faces) of bad tippers on Facebook

    06/25/2012 9:48:33 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/24/2012
    A waitress at a California outpost of Chili's has been fired for posting an angry rant on Facebook threatening to spit in the food and the faces of poor-tipping diners.The mystery woman took to the social networking website to vent her outrage after a customer racked up a check worth $138 at the restaurant but only tipped her $5 or 3.6 per cent, according to the Daily Dot.Letting off steam, the server, who appears to have worked at the Chili's in Pleasanton, wrote on her Facebook page: 'Next time you tip me $5 on a $138 bill, don't even...
  • Family locked in restaurant after refusing to pay tip

    05/03/2012 7:01:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 106 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/3/2012 | Yahoo news
    A family says that a Houston seafood restaurant locked them inside and called the police after they refused to pay a gratuity.
  • Freep a Poll! (make 25% tip mandatory in SF restaurants? Added to bill automatically)

    10/14/2011 12:52:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 31 replies ^ | 10-14-11 |
    Are You For or Against a Tip Increase At San Francisco Restaurants? Yes, They deserve more money! No, Keep the standard the same! I don't tip at all...
  • Committee Searches for Economic 'Tipping Point'; Prefer Not to Find It

    09/24/2011 9:41:42 AM PDT · by Son House · 16 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | September 20, 2011 | Jim Angle
    "We know that the debt is now 100 percent -- approximately 100 percent of (gross domestic product)," said Allan Meltzer, a professor of political economy at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. "That doesn't include the unfunded liabilities. It doesn't include (mortgage lenders)Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. It doesn't include a number of other things." Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank in Washington, argues that U.S. debt is so far out of control that it must be contained soon. "We've had five trillion (in) deficit spending since 2008, the most enormous sort...
  • Web site exposes bad tippers in Brooklyn

    05/08/2011 10:38:25 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 68 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 8, 2011 | ANNIE KARNI
    Brooklyn food deliveryman Larry Fox, 20, received a $3 gratuity last month after delivering an $89 lunch order to the wardrobe department of the CBS show "The Good Wife." It was the tip that broke the cyclist's back. The grub-runner, who has worked for Mexican restaurants and upscale delis in Williamsburg and Greenpoint, launched a Web site called "15 Percent" (, where he posted receipts, names and addresses in an attempt to "out" the neighborhood's worst tippers. "It started as a public shaming, to call people out who were bad tippers," said Fox, who is paid $50 for an eight-hour...
  • We've Reached the Tipping Point

    02/18/2011 8:58:18 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 2-18-2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "The Occupation of the Wisconsin Capitol Continues for a Third Day." Those are not my words. That's the headline of a story in the Communist Party USA's People's World website, and according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the AFL-CIO national president Richard Trumka is expected to join thousands of demonstrators at noon in Wisconsin today. That's sorta like the head of the Muslim Brotherhood showing up at Tahrir Square in Cairo. A check of headlines around the world is very upsetting. It is not comforting. None of this was supposed to happen. It was all supposed to...
  • Facebook post costs waitress her job

    05/18/2010 9:43:21 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 108 replies · 3,825+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 05/17/2010 | Eric Frazier
    Ashley Johnson had a good job making good money as a waitress at Brixx Pizza on Sixth Street in uptown Charlotte. But that changed about a week ago, when a couple came in for lunch and stayed for three hours - forcing her to work an hour past her quitting time. And they left her a tip she thought was pretty measly - $5. Johnson did what most folks who need a good rant do nowadays. When she got home, she went on Facebook. "Thanks for eating at Brixx," she wrote, "you cheap piece of ---- camper." And like a...
  • Woman Called Poor Tipper Procures Lawyer (North Carolina)

    02/26/2010 7:48:42 AM PST · by dennisw · 121 replies · 3,037+ views
    wxii12.--WINSTON-SALEM ^ | T February 24, 2010
    WINSTON-SALEM -- A woman who a local restaurant manager refused to serve claiming she is a habitually poor tipper told WXII Wednesday she is in the process of consulting an attorney. Monica Covington was recently banned from the Kanpai Japanese Steak and Seafood House on Stratford Road after manager Michael Lam said servers and chefs refused to serve her because of her less-than-expected tipping history at the establishment. Covington, who started a boycott petition against the restaurant, said the restaurant slandered her in the WXII report, which has set off a firestorm of opinions surrounding the issue of tipping. "At...
  • I Was Banned For Not Tipping

    01/07/2010 9:51:07 AM PST · by big black dog · 345 replies · 7,718+ views
    Every Tuesday I go to Murphy's Taproom in Manchester to hang out with a bunch of liberty-oriented people. This is a famous event among Free-staters. About 40-60 people gather weekly for about 4 hours and eat and drink and are merry. I'm no longer allowed to go there, because I don't tip. I've written some of my thoughts about tipping in the past, and have since fleshed out my position in my mind, so I won't focus here on the reasons to tip or not to tip. Here, I want to merely explain what happened tonight. About 6 weeks ago,...
  • Smart Tipping (it's probably not what you think)

    07/28/2009 11:59:54 AM PDT · by Egg · 25 replies · 2,882+ views
    Gadling ^ | July 27, 2009 | Scott Carmichael
    Amsterdam becoming the car tipping capital of the world?Ever seen one of those little Smart cars? They may be pretty rare in the US, but in Europe you'll have a hard time not being able to find the little buggers. Especially in the major cities of Europe, the small cars are extremely popular, as they are a breeze to park. In fact, they are so easy to park, that many owners can fit two of them in a single parking spot. Smart car owners in Amsterdam may be starting to have second thoughts about their little cars, because of an...
  • Honduras At The Tipping Point

    07/06/2009 6:06:54 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies · 891+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/6/2009 | Mary Anastasia O'Grady
    Hundreds of emails from Hondurans flooded my in-box last week after I reported on the military's arrest of President Manuel Zelaya, as ordered by the Supreme Court, and his subsequent banishment from the country. Mr. Zelaya's violations of the rule of law in recent months were numerous. But the tipping point came 10 days ago, when he led a violent mob that stormed a military base to seize and distribute Venezuelan-printed ballots for an illegal referendum. All but a handful of my letters pleaded for international understanding of the threat to the constitutional democracy that Mr. Zelaya presented. One phrase...
  • Clinton's Tipping Point?

    11/08/2007 12:24:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 110 replies · 113+ views ^ | November 08, 2007 | staff
    ABC News' Eloise Harper Reports: Rule number one when campaigning at a diner: always leave a good tip -- and, apparently, make sure it gets properly 'disbursed'. In early October, Sen. Hillary Clinton's 'Middle Class Express' made a pit stop at the Maid Rite diner in Marshalltown, Iowa. The New York senator, joined by local political luminaries Christie Vilsack and Ruth Harkin, enjoyed a famous loose meat sandwich and attempted to hand caucus cards to the Iowans inside. Clinton also spoke to one of the diner's waitresses, Anita Esterday. It was her first day on the job and she and...
  • ($225,000 tip:) Hotel workers get million kronor tip

    09/16/2007 12:15:56 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 5 replies · 420+ views ^ | 09/15/2007 | TT/The Local
    Staff at a hotel in western Sweden have received what must be their best-ever tip: shares worth 1.5 million kronor ($225,000). The shares have been given to the staff of the Laholmen Hotel in Strmstad, on the Norwegian border, by 93-year-old Stockholmer Matts O Westerberg. He has been a regular guest at the hotel since 1986. The dividends from the shares are to be given to the hotel's employee of the year. "I was given such a fantastic welcome from my very first visit that I have been back for a couple of weeks in the spring and a couple...
  • Schwarzenegger: 'I feel things tipping'

    04/11/2007 7:24:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 11,806+ views
    LA Times ^ | 4/11/07 | Robert Salladay
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, speaking at Georgetown University, gave one of his more engaging speeches today about the environment. The lecture, sponsored by Newsweek magazine, focused on the green revolution sweeping the United States. The speech was classic Schwarzenegger: all about forward movement and staying positive. Once, he said, environmentalists "were no fun. They were like prohibitionists at the fraternity party." But things have changed, he said, and environmentalism is part of the Establishment, with critical mass and confidence. Schwarzenegger said "for too long the environmental movement has been powered by guilt. But I believe this is about to switch over...
  • And don't forget to tip the wait staff: Servers fight, organize for proper tipping (Waiter Rage)

    09/13/2006 8:06:21 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 82 replies · 1,946+ views
    WTNH ^ | September 12, 2006 | AP
    After finishing dinner at a Connecticut restaurant, two diners got more than a butter mint when a waiter, apparently miffed by a $2 to $3 tip left on a $50 check, attacked them with a knife. They only suffered minor injuries, but no doubt tipped much better after that. While violent cases of waiter rage are rare, the 1989 incident points to waiters' sticky reliance on tips for income. In some states, restaurants are only legally required to pay as little as $2 or $3 an hour. So if a server earns $30 in tips on a bad night, he...
  • American travels to France, is shocked to discover the French food service industry blows.

    07/25/2006 6:43:06 AM PDT · by tang0r · 68 replies · 2,707+ views
    The Prometheus Institute ^ | 7/25/2006 | Thomas Hutchinson
    The freedoms we experience in America are so plentiful that they even include preserving the choice of whether or not we should tip the people who wait on us. When we go out to eat, we expect good service in order to have a good meal; and if we receive that good service, we provide a tip to show our appreciation. If we dont get that service, and we have to wait more that 10 minutes for a refill, we can choose not to tip, thereby showing our disapproval with that particular waiter.
  • Inquiry sought on 'tipping' of border group locations

    05/12/2006 7:22:41 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 567+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 5/12/06 | Sara A. Carter
    Congressional leaders Thursday called on the Department of Homeland Security to investigate reports that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has given information to the Mexican government about the locations of U.S. civilian border watch groups. California Reps. Duncan Hunter, R-El Cajon, and Darryl Issa, R-Vista, along with Texas Rep. John Culberson, R-Houston, sent a formal letter to DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff asking for a full investigation into all circumstances and events related to civilian border observation groups and the Mexican government. The letter was in response to a story published in Tuesday's Daily Bulletin, which reported Border Patrol officials shared...
  • The truth about tipping

    12/06/2005 12:33:26 PM PST · by George14 · 348 replies · 7,146+ views
    December 6, 2005 | George
    It has recently been publicized that a 20 percent tip is now appropriate because servers are usually only guaranteed $2.13 an hour and the tips have to be split. Let me explain something. It is the customer's sole right to determine whether a tip is given, the amount and who will be the recipient of his tip. Such rights are not only guaranteed by our constitution they are clearly explained in the Code of Federal Regulations. Customers may tip any amount they choose. Instead of a higher tip being appropriate, what is now actually appropriate is for the public to...
  • Bad tippers and bitter waitresses

    11/26/2005 9:50:03 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 310 replies · 15,444+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 11-26-05 | Jack Kemp
    Bad tippers and bitter waitressesBy Jack Kemp (not the politician) Nov. 26, 2005 Once, years ago, I heard a heard a lecture by a rabbi on dating. He advised that if your date treats a waiter/waitress or a busboy in a condescending and mean manner, that is the way they will treat you after a while if you were to marry them. Today's New YorkPost had an article about cheap celebrity tippers listed on the website I went there to see how many well known political "champions of the little guy and gal" rated. I cross referenced the...
  • Tipping point (restaurant charges automatic "service fee" to all customers)

    08/26/2005 9:02:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 163 replies · 3,052+ views
    Chicago Tribune - Yahoo ^ | August 26, 2005 | Stevenson Swanson
    Waiter, there's a service charge on my soup. Customers at a high-end Manhattan restaurant soon will notice an extra expense when they get their bill, and not only for their soup course. Beginning Thursday, chef Thomas Keller will charge customers a 20 percent service fee at Per Se, his year-old outpost in the Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle, where the views of Central Park are nearly as breathtaking as the prices.
  • AFP: China's military build-up is tipping balance against Taiwan: Pentagon

    07/19/2005 3:15:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 508+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/19/05 | AFP - Washington
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - China is building up its military at a pace and scope that is tipping the military balance against Taiwan and could pose a credible threat to modern militaries operating in the region, a Pentagon report on Chinese military power said. The annual report to Congress said China's actual defense spending is estimated to be two to three times more than acknowledged by Beijing, or up to 90 billion dollars this year, the largest in Asia and the third largest in the world after the United States and Russia. The report detailed China's efforts to improve and add...
  • Holiday Etiquette-Tips on Holiday Tipping-Updated for 2004

    12/19/2004 9:44:16 PM PST · by Do not dub me shapka broham · 21 replies · 1,794+ views
    The Brian Whitman Show, 770 (WABC) ^ | December 20, 2004 |
    Here are some parameters for tipping valued-or not so valued-employees.
  • Man Arrested Over Tiny Tip (on dinner tab for large group)

    09/13/2004 9:55:48 AM PDT · by wmichgrad · 147 replies · 3,266+ views
    CBSNews ^ | Sept. 13, 2004 | Associated Press
    (AP) A New York City man accused of leaving an inadequate tip at a restaurant was arrested, fingerprinted and photographed for a mug shot. Humberto A. Taveras, 41, faces a misdemeanor charge of theft of services after he and his fellow diners argued with Soprano's Italian and American Grill managers over the legality of requiring an 18 percent tip for large parties. "They chased us down like a bunch of criminals," Taveras said. "It killed our weekend." Taveras and eight others had pizza at the restaurant in this resort village Sunday night. He told the Glens Falls Post-Star they weren't...
  • TIGHT-FISTED (Tiger Woods has lost more than the #1 ranking)

    09/08/2004 5:33:04 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 15 replies · 722+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 8, 2004 | Dick Johnson
    THERE'S an imperfection that might offer a clue as to why Tiger Woods (above) and Swedish stunner Elin Nordegren have reportedly split. He's cheap. A valet at the Rio in Las Vegas tells us Woods is one of the worst tippers ever. "Tiger is arrogant and cheap," the valet said. "He would rather carry his own bag than tip us. But if Tiger is traveling with his dad, his dad compensates for his son's thoughtlessness." On the other hand, another Woods, actor James Woods, is the nicest man "great guy, friendly, egoless, and great tipper."
  • Why Do We Suckers Tip?

    09/28/2003 4:51:27 AM PDT · by gunnyg · 168 replies · 3,558+ views
    Gunny G's Globe and Anchor Sites & Forums! ^ | 27 September 2003 | Dick Gaines
    Tip means To Insure Promptness, or Tips, To Insure Promt Service... Numerous writings regarding the history of "tipping" would indicate that tipping came about centuries ago, and was paid up front to insure prompt service subsequent to you providing a gratuity. Now, the gratuity is paid after the fact; just another aspect of how backasswards things have become. Gone are the olden days when the innkeeper's daughter was the servant administering to weary travelers at wayside inns. But today, tipping has grown into an institution unto itself, and we are "conditioned" to this with obedience, and without question, no resistence,...
  • Julia Roberts (rich actress, horrible tipper)

    08/10/2003 9:19:40 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 34 replies · 449+ views
    Gossip About: Julia Roberts Location: Glen Ellyn, IL Restaurant: Glen Oaks Restaurant I was fortunate enough to receive a whopping $12.00 tip from Julia,Danny Moder, and the film crew when they dined in my place of employment last year sometime, they were in Glen Ellyn filming "OLD FRIENDS" There had to be 12 of them in all. My boss picked up the check, why, God only knows, the bitch makes millions a flick! Whatever, anyways, the check was around $125.00. I would have thrown more down on the table, thats alright, next time I'll let someone else wait on her,...
  • The Tipping Divide: Study Finds Differences in Tips by Black, White Restaurant Patrons

    07/11/2003 3:48:00 PM PDT · by 07055 · 383 replies · 1,115+ views
    National Public Radio ^ | 7/11/2003 | National Public Radio
    July 11, 2003 -- A new study finds many waiters and waitresses feel that black Americans generally tip less than restaurant diners who are white. The study, by a researcher at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, found that blacks tip on average 20 percent less than whites. In addition, restaurant workers of all races dislike waiting on black people because they assume the tips will be less no matter how good the service. NPR's Juan Williams reports. The study found that 63 percent of blacks and 30 percent of whites didn't understand that the standard restaurant tip in the...
  • Cowboy makes an a-tip-ical gratuity

    05/24/2002 2:58:54 AM PDT · by 2Trievers · 26 replies · 420+ views
    Billings Gazette ^ | May 24 2002 | JAN FALSTAD
    After a night of beers in Billings, one Colorado cowboy isn't feeling so good. Charmed by a waitress raising two small children, the bar-hopping cowboy piled a $2,000 tip onto an $11 bar tab. Now, much sobered up, he wants his tip back, or most of it. The young cowboy, who doesn't want his name used, came to Montana for the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale. On his way home Sunday night, he and a friend visited the Billings Club for a few drinks. He was a gentleman, said the waitress, Tara, who is 21. "He told me to go...