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jmarto1
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I don't understand how this thread has gone on for so long. The waitress was a dumb twat who was trying to basically steal money. How anyone could possibly think her adding a 40% auto grat is ok blows my mind.



I don't think anyone agrees with what she did. The thread has turned into a debate on tipping in general now.






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CarRamrod
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I really don't have a problem in Houma but in S'Port I used to get "I'm a good tipper and would have tipped more"
great little story there.






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LNCHBOX
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Sidosphere sure seemed defensive of her actions, but other than that, I mostly agree. LL said I copped out, but I don't really buy that.

It's just funny that in such a clear case of a screw up, there are service industry people that will come in and say something other than "wow that waitress fricked up." And then the thread will devolve to an argument about entitlement of service industry vs cheap asses that never tip, which is not what this thread was ever supposed to be about.






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CarRamrod
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I think the waitress should take into her consideration that he employer will offer 50% goods that will affect her income. She should understand this, not pass it off to her customers.


Bull. shite.

people should tip for the regular price, not the discounted price. Auto-grat is the right call.
no bullshite, people should tip for the service, not the goods.






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Rouge
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people should tip for the service, not the goods
thus why my hourly gratuity rule makes much more sense






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CarRamrod
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i like the idea.





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gjackx
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NM


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SammichMaker
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She added 14 something to a $36 bill. We( I'm Lnchbox's fiancee) had 6 drinks, 2 each. The special for a friday night is buy one specialty drink get one free. The 14 something would have been 20% for all 6 drinks. We have been to wine loft plenty of times before and this has never been implemented before. The manager tried to mumble something about a computer error, but not once did we receive an apology from any of the waitstaff.





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ClientNumber9
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Tipping at a restaurant is Not Optional.

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tipping is not something that is done when you feel the service was "worth it".

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At a restaurant in which you are served food it is required.


The hell you say. You are a huge part of the problem. I'm paying $11 for a damn cheeseburger and fries. Built into that cost is a reasonable expectation of customer care(quick, polite service and food cooked satisfactorily). A tip, by its very definition, is something you give when you feel expectations have been exceeded. I don't tip the sales associate at Lowe's when he walks me over to the drill bits or the produce manager at Albertson's when he pulls some fresh cucumbers out of the back.

That's the problem with the service industry. They feel they "deserve" 15% of the check for merely showing up and giving shitty service, then even more if they actually managed to slap on a fake smile for their 30 second interaction with you.



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BaddestAndvari
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That'd be cool, but how do you know who these non-tipping people are beforehand?


If they are Canadian, it's usually a very good sign.






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BaddestAndvari
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Why is everyone calling bull shite on the number?

Our bill was $36, and the added gratuity that she charged our card for was $14 something. If you divide $14 something by 36, guess what you get.

I understand exactly what she did. She added a 20% tip for what the total would have been if the drinks were regular price, and she hoped we wouldn't notice that the tip was already added so that we would tip more. Unfortunately for her, we're not fricking idiots so we called her out on it. Why would I make this shite up?


yeah.. as a general rule you tip on the "pre" sale, sales.. at least that's how I do it. The added gratuity was for 20%, just because it was 40% of your actual bill is unimportant.






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CarRamrod
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That's the problem with the service industry. They feel they "deserve" 15% of the check for merely showing up and giving shitty service, then even more if they actually managed to slap on a fake smile for their 30 second interaction with you.

the only people that dont agree with us are shitty service industry people.






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CarRamrod
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yeah.. as a general rule you tip on the "pre" sale, sales.. at least that's how I do it.
well thats how YOU do it. Businesses run specials to bring in customers in. Not to get full price tips to their staff. Shit, i quit tipping on the tax too because of the self entitlement i have seen from wait staff on this site.



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TigahRag
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i don't get the notion that all tipping is based on a percentage of the bill, either .. the wait person that carted two steaks to a table that cost $100 at flemings didn't work any harder than the person that toted two hamburgers to your table at chili's for $25 .. yet .. you are expected to tip person A a minimum of $15 while person B gets $3.75 for doing the exact same thing ..





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LCA131
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That's the problem with the service industry. They feel they "deserve" 15% of the check for merely showing up and giving shitty service, then even more if they actually managed to slap on a fake smile for their 30 second interaction with you.



the only people that dont agree with us are shitty service industry people.


Liar, while I am loathe to say this, I am not a shitty service person and I agree with you...

What I would like to hear is the justification for charging a %, period? You, being the baller you are, order a $90 bottle of wine. I, being from the 1930's, order a $20 bottle of wine. At what point is it harder to bring you YOUR bottle than me, mine? Yet you are expected to pay an additional $14.00 at the end? I tip almost always and usually 20% but I love good service and let them know...I also let thenm know when I am disappointed.






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CarRamrod
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you are barking up the wrong tree old man.





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LCA131
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you are barking up the wrong tree old man.


We are agreeing, you fool. At least I think we are...speaking of barking...I nailed your Sis doggy style last night...






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BaddestAndvari
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This is just as big of a cop out as anything I said. And all this bitch did was bring me the drink. She didn't make them, so why should she get 40%?


Ok, seriously? 1st off, she didn't add the grat. to your ticket, no way in hell the manager would allow that. 2nd MOST of that 40% tip was going to the bartender that made you those damn drinks, which again.. goes back, to the fact that she didn't add it, the MANAGER did.






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BaddestAndvari
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.. into an otherwise logical argument that you have. It's like you can't decide which side you're on.

"Well, I'm a good tipper but that being said, those lazy piece of shite whores don't deserve it!!!11"

You're making the fact that you might, in fact, be a nice customer and good tipper completely unbelievable. Shame, since I think what happened to you was messed up.


and he wonders why the auto-grat. was added to his bill.. I'm sure you can spot him from a mile away as someone that would never tip well..






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CarRamrod
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i dont have a sister.





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