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ImBatman2 months
Sounds to me like he's a millionaire tight azz.
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CDawson2 months
In a perfect world, people would get paid fairly, restaurants would make money, and we’d all get great service. And herein lies the question. What is "paid fairly"? It can only be determined by the quality of the goods or services that entity or person or offering. No uniform answer will ever exist. He has restaurants, easiest way to find out is to raise the wages of his people, refuse tips and see if he stays profitable. He should put his money where his mouth is and try this theory in real world business.
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CanebreakCajun2 months
If restaurants paid waitstaff $20 an hour, your scrappy fettuccine Alfredo at Olive Garden would cost you $30. There'd be very few restaurants.
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NebraskaExPat2 months
On the other hand, talk to the waiters/waitresses in cities that have raised the minimum wage. Tipping has dropped. Many of the servers are complaining even though their paycheck is larger, they are making less, not more.
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CanebreakCajun2 months
I read about this out of Seatlle or some commie city. Yeah, they make less now and don't like it. Oh well.
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StadiumDormNEZ722 months
Its hilarious that you think a capitalist paying a low-level employee a minimum wage is "communism"
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ALhunter2 months
That's actually way more thoughtful and well written than expected.
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TheWalrus2 months
That might be the most intelligent assessment ever posted on Twitter
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cajunmud2 months
Prolly cut & paste.
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TheWalrus2 months
Point still stands
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ExpoTiger2 months
That’s not a rant. It’s an objective analysis on the origin of tipping.
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JetsetNuggs2 months
Today l learned that Suh isn’t the brute he appears to be and seems highly intelligent.
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denvertiger2 months
On board with paying people a living wage and abolishing tipping. I will assume he's doing this in his restaurants. And does Suh know what a VAT is and did he ever wonder why it was as high as 15% in some countries?
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CanebreakCajun2 months
Hope you're onboard for paying $30 for cheeseburger too. We will see how long that lasts.
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Mickey Goldmill2 months
I wouldn't call that a 'twitter rant.' More like a thoughtful discussion.
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NWHoustonTiger2 months
I think the issue isn't so much sit-down restaurant tipping. Rather, it is the prevalence of "iPad spinning," aka tipping at counter service establishments like coffee shops. My assumption is that most business owners embraced tipping here to effectively pass on increased wage costs (especially during the pandemic) to end customers without significantly increasing prices (though prices increased to account for increased cost of materials/ingredients). Also, the increase in credit card and online/app transactions makes it easier for customers to accept a tip amount. Those "Add 20%" buttons greatly reduce "friction" in the user experience.
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baytiger112 months
Speaking of 20%, how the hell did normal tipping rates get to 18-25% in the first place?
Why can’t wages go up and tipping rate come down? Restaurants can still underpay servers, and they’d still be rewarded by customers based on their service level.
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cajunmud2 months
Bravo Suh! Part of the solution is to get gov's hands outta our pockets, at all levels. We'd all be at least 50% richer & freer.
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Shaq4prez2 months
He really isn't wrong. However if the restaurant is paying a salary to a server, than your $50 fillet just turned into a $90 dollar fillet. The cost is being passed to the consumer either way, Ndamukong
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Bige112 months
Yes. If salary is increased then the cost to consumer doubles because of margin….
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Raz2 months
Which wouldn’t be as big of a deal if the price of everything wasn’t 4x what it should be.

We need to fix bigger problems first.
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CanebreakCajun2 months
Raz, restaurants have amongst the smallest margins in business. They're food costs alone are around 35%. Them you add a other 30% in labor cost, then you have your costs of rent, electricity, water, workers comp, business insurance, state corporate taxes, federal taxes, municipal taxes, see where I'm going.
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