In partnership with CBSSports.com
We aren't just committed to college football; we're early enrolling in it.
Where the madness isn't just in March.
You have no favorite boards.
The most viewed topics.
The most replied to topics.
The most up-voted topics.
The most down-voted topics.
The most up-voted posters.
The most down-voted posters.
The most followed posters.
I never tip. I like to watch people work for free.
ramssuperbowl99 is right and i gave him an upvote!
This post was edited by gordo8471 15 months ago
I generally tip 20%. If the service is exceptionally poor, I won't tip, and also write the reason why on the receipt so that the person doesn't think I'm just a jerk who doesn't tip.
First time that's ever happened I'm sure.
You clearly didn't read the article.
The total was $34.93.
Then, the automatic tip of $6.29 was added on to the $34.93.
So, if the pastor didn't tip at all beyond the 18%, the total should have been $41.22. Instead, he tipped at 0% and rejected the automatic gratuity.
Note, I said "suggest" a bad tip. As much as I'd love to be a total boss that makes girls pay on first dates, I'm the one who ends up paying. I have had a girl question why I was giving a good server 20% instead of 5-10% though - never went out with that girl again.
This post was edited by CMXI 15 months ago
But the receipt was part of a 200 dollar bill? I don't understand what the deal is? This is probably bullshit Internet stories like the Troops don't get breakfast anymore crap.
Must be an Arkansas fan, typical redneck.
Am I doing this right? It does seem weak though to generalize a group of people, don't you think?
It was only compulsory because it was a table of 20. Parties up to eight at my work may tip whatever they'd like, but larger parties receive an automatic gratuity. It's in the computer, it's not something I do.
a table of 20 spent $34?
No. They ran up well over 200$ before taxes or gratuity. They asked for separate checks, thinking it would get them out of the autograt, even though the same man paid for everything.
They had no problem with my service, and told me I was great. They just didn't want to pay when the time came.
Which, if true, is just a huge dick move. The waiter actually gets a negative tip, because he has to then pay taxes on that gratuity that he never got.
That is the best route, IMO.
Seems like the "pastor" was simply justifying his actions via the G card. Always infuriates me when people throw out verses/etc just to justify THEIR actions.
The worst part of the whole thing - the pastor is likely donating 10% to his own church, who then pays him back his own money as his salary!
The idea that he's giving 10% to god is complete horsecrap. He's giving 10% to himself.
I think the most infuriating example is when Christians refuse to help the less fortunate in any way, shape, or form, and justify it by saying "God helps those who help themselves."
ABSOLUTELY. Burns me too.
To go along with my earlier post, the average salary of a pastor in the US is $86,026. Assuming he makes the average, 10% of that is $8602, or what he gives to God. The $6.29 tip would be .00007% of his salary.
Yeah, this guy is just an a$$hole.
I'm in with the 1st part, generally tipping 20%, but I have never not tipped for poor or bad service. I will always leave something and explain it to the server if needed. Sometimes it's not the server's fault, but the chef or cook's fault for not getting the food out in a timely manner. If my server is working their butt off and my food comes out cold, often that is bad management and I will still tip 20%. I worked as a server for 15 years off and on, and nothing pisses you off more than to get stiffed when you have busted your ass and given great service to that party. It will amaze you how often that happens. My local establishments that I frequent often for drinks and meals often get 30% or higher, and my service and quality goes up accordingly. I get better tables at the restaurants and stronger drinks at the bars because of it.To pull the God call out here by anyone is just cheap and embarrassing as long as they received quality service.That 18% is pretty much standard around most of the country and is a management call, and if you have an issue with it you should address it with management not the server.
What do you think about the people that don't even tip 10% if at all? Really really sh** human beings?
10% is fine in my book. 15% if you do a good job. and 20% is you're badass.
Look, I've worked in the restaurant business. I know how hard the work is. Really. But this automatic 18-20% crap is ridiculous given what entitled pieces of crap are usually serving me my food. Want 20%? Work for it. Don't expect it.
I can count on 1 hand the number of times I have left nothing.
I certainly wouldn't do it because the food isn't great - that's not the server's fault. And most time delays are understandable too. I won't be unreasonable: if the place is busy, it's busy. For me to not tip, I would need proof that it's the server's fault and that it was something they could have done better.
For example, I was out with friends once and overheard the server making fun of one of my friends. I didn't tip and wrote that I heard him. I don't feel bad about that one bit.
Holy overpaid. They should give half of that to police fire and teachers!
"As far as the downvotes. It's a gnat biting an lion"
-- A member of tRCMB Justice League, taking the internet WAY WAY too seriously.
Wise man. Also a good indicator on hiring someone. How a person treats their server is a good indicator of how they will treat subordinates.
You and I seem to always be on the same page
Yeah, my firm has declined to extend offers to summer associates in the past because of their treatment of clerical staff. Hell, I've heard of kids who didn't get jobs because they were arrogant to the server during the interview process.
I'm quite glad my parents made the effort to teach me how to behave properly in public.
They could actually do that very easily by simply revoking the outdated and ineffective tax-exempt status of religious institutions. Taxing churches puts more money in the public coffers that could go right back out to employees like police/firemen/teachers.
We both owe our parents a lot for that alone
I visit many companies in business, and I am going to make friends with the doorman, receptionist, secretary, and every person I encounter in that company. I think it's just the right thing to do, but also people will typically appreciate that you did treat their people well, and at some point you might have to ask one of those folks a favor, and it is good if you have earned the right to do so.
I'm more in line with you. 15% is my standard, 20% if exceptional, really low to make a point if awful.
My father always tipped 10%, until the day he died. That was standard until sometime in the '70s, when restaurant industry pushed to raise it to 15%. More recently they've tried to raise it to 18%. Several restaurants have included "automatic gratuity" of 18% due to the size of my family (2 adults, 4 kids), but I just have to take a few more minutes to make them change it to 15%. Gratuity/tip is *my* choice, not theirs.
Born and bred Bulldog, living in Maryland since '88
If the service sucks/ food comes out wrong / you have a really shitty experience then I have no problem with a crappy tip
However, they said his service was really good.
People like this asshole are why I hate serving tables and why I prefer to bartend
When I waited tables we had the option of including auto grat on large parties or not. I usually opted not to because I thought I did a good job. Got burned by a few schmucks with verbal tipping though.
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports