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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:04 PM

Koch brother tips doormen $50 FOR THE WHOLE YEAR at his luxurious Park Avenue Building

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/park-avenue/

On PBS this week - expose about the billionaires living in a super rich park avenue building (rockerfeller lived there)

One staff member - face hidden - said that Koch Brother (not sure which one) was the cheapest. Has them load heavy luggage into his car without out so much as a smile. Tip is $50 per year. FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR. For comparison - doorman expect a $1000 tip for year per occupant in a building of that type.

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Reply Koch brother tips doormen $50 FOR THE WHOLE YEAR at his luxurious Park Avenue Building (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 OP
louis-t Nov 2012 #1
ladjf Nov 2012 #27
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #2
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #5
louis-t Nov 2012 #28
renate Nov 2012 #3
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #4
joeybee12 Nov 2012 #6
Blue Owl Nov 2012 #7
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #9
Cleita Nov 2012 #8
lalalu Nov 2012 #13
Cleita Nov 2012 #15
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #18
Cleita Nov 2012 #20
Gidney N Cloyd Nov 2012 #43
a kennedy Nov 2012 #25
Doremus Nov 2012 #37
Cleita Nov 2012 #38
dchill Nov 2012 #10
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #14
lalalu Nov 2012 #11
patrice Nov 2012 #12
patrice Nov 2012 #16
elleng Nov 2012 #17
Sheepshank Nov 2012 #19
txdemsftw Nov 2012 #21
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #22
a kennedy Nov 2012 #23
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #30
BlueMan Votes Nov 2012 #24
Faux pas Nov 2012 #26
louslobbs Nov 2012 #29
txdemsftw Nov 2012 #31
metalbot Nov 2012 #32
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #35
pa28 Nov 2012 #33
Earth_First Nov 2012 #34
MrScorpio Nov 2012 #36
BeHereNow Nov 2012 #39
MrSlayer Nov 2012 #40
Raine Nov 2012 #41
upi402 Nov 2012 #42
Starry Messenger Nov 2012 #44
lonestarnot Nov 2012 #45

Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:07 PM

1. Some of the richest people in the world are some of the stingiest.

I've heard Paul McCartney never carries money and other people pay his way.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:00 PM

27. Stinginess is a component if their psychological disorder. nt

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:08 PM

2. That's how they get rich!

Disgusting, stingy bastard.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:11 PM

5. The staff talk about how there can be "no mistakes" in that building, or they will get fired.

They have to know who wants to open their own door, who sits in the front of the car, who sits in the passenger seat, etc.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 06:49 PM

28. "I like firing people"

Mitt Romney

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:09 PM

3. followed a few links and found the whole video online

It looks like it'll be really interesting! Thanks for posting this--I've never watched this series before.

http://video.pbs.org/video/2300849486

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Response to renate (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:10 PM

4. Independent lens is awesome. Happy watching.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:11 PM

6. Bastards!

And I bet he tries to write off the $50 on his taxes!!!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:11 PM

7. Now go getchyerself something nice

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:13 PM

9. and the $50 is in the form of a check! Doorman said "at least give us cash"

and just to be clear - the Koch brother tips nothing all year, no daily tips. Nada. then $50 check at Christmas

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:12 PM

8. I'm not surprised. Some of the richest dicks are the cheapest.

A good satirical example of this was in the movie "Trading Spaces" where two wealthy, commodity trading brothers, make a bet that results in ruined lives. The bet is for fifty cents. That's how they roll. I once had a client, a multi-millionaire, who was pretty much in the same league as the Walton family for being part of a founding family of a large drug store chain. He thought a lovely Christmas present for me was to present me with half used perfume bottles from the cosmetic counter of one of his stores that were put out for women to sample. He brought them in a box with a ribbon tied on it. Sure, it was good stuff like Chanel, but I was really astounded and then appalled.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:16 PM

13. Eddie Murphy's best work in my view.

 

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Response to lalalu (Reply #13)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:17 PM

15. That and the first BH Cop. n/t

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Response to Cleita (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:21 PM

18. whatever happened to Eddie?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Reply #18)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:34 PM

20. He's around. I thought he made another movie recently.

I wouldn't know as I don't go to movies anymore so I don't pay much attention.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #15)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:01 PM

43. And The Distinguished Gentleman

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Response to Cleita (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:40 PM

25. I know that.....I worked in the Marketing department of a University in La Crosse, WI

and this department's professors made the most of any department on campus.....but when it came to donations for whatever cause, MOST OF THEM wouldn't give a dime. Oh yah, the ol' I've got mine and screw everyone else was their motto.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:27 PM

37. I used to work for the founders of a large drug store chain.

Revco, now defunct. If you can say, which chain are you referring to? Just curious.

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Response to Doremus (Reply #37)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:32 PM

38. Thrifty Drugs.

I guess enough time has passed that I can say it without upsetting any heirs. Today it's become Bi-Rite or something like that.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:13 PM

10. Kochs are probably a little short on spending money...

After that expensive political campaign.

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Response to dchill (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:17 PM

14. yeah, the documentary focused on the Koch brothers political pacs.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:15 PM

11. I watched it.

 

Excellent documentary.

I believe that was also part of the sentiment that made people so angry with Bloomberg over the marathon . NYC has become more divided than I can remember. It almost resembles the NYC back at the turn of the century during the industrial age. The uber rich in gilded carriages while the rest made 3 cents per hour.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:16 PM

12. You know, if I couldn't afford something just, I'd feel I shouldn't be living there.

If $$$ makes THAT much difference, perhaps someone should move to a more affordable address.

This is power in the US.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:18 PM

16. Shop local! Support community arts and artisans. Party for your country!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:19 PM

17. and he writes doorman a CHECK to do it!!!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:23 PM

19. Trickle down, in action

I'm so glad Koch's were able to gain $138,000,000 in tax savings from the Bush tax breaks, just for this one amazingly cool deal

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:40 PM

21. The amount of greed

these types of people seem to have is unbelievable. I'm sorry, but I just cannot imagine having THAT much damn money and not doing something worth while with it. I don't think anyone needs that much money..so why not do something good with it? I know some do, but some of these greedy ass politicians we've been seeing lately just really, really suck.

Makes me sad.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:21 PM

22. He makes too much as it is. Fucking freeloader moocher doorman.

 



You would THINK that billionaires could afford to drop a few hundred on tips once and a while. What assholes.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:37 PM

23. My husband and I watched this and could not believe it.....

I cry for our country's poor and middle class, they just don't stand a chance with what's been going on. It's just so sad....

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Response to a kennedy (Reply #23)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:03 PM

30. it was sad but people are waking up.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:39 PM

24. I give my mailperson $75 every year at christmas...

 

and i don't quite make the same money as the kochhead bros.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 05:49 PM

26. That's because the doorman is

one of 'you' people. A taker not a maker. 'Those', 'them', 'they', you know, the nameless, faceless less-thans.

No wonder the rich have such a bad reputation. F 'em all.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:04 PM

29. Some of the worst tippers are the wealthy. We give our pool guys a crisp $100.00 bill each during

the holidays....$50.00 check for 12 months of carrying and loading their luggage, providing security in the lobby, announcing visitors, taking delivery of parcels and kissing their wrinkled old asses? I knew these guys were dirt bags, but I just didn't realize how much dirt was in each "bag." The old Skinflints.
Lou

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:08 PM

31. I mean really..

we probably tip the valet guys more than that during our weekend trips at The Intercontinental in downtown Austin...they work damn hard and deserve it.

Cheap bastards!!

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:09 PM

32. I'm not shocked at the Koch Brother

Though I have to admit, I'm shocked that $1000 is a normal tip for doormen in "a building of that type". And if this is "normal", it also says that there are a lot of reasonably generous rich people out there.

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Response to metalbot (Reply #32)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:29 PM

35. it's the most elite residential building - 38 million for a condo - former head of Lehman

Koch and the very, very wealthy live there. A tip of $1000 per employee per year is nothing to them.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:26 PM

33. That's not the act of a cheapskate. It's spite.

Plutocrats do not tip.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:28 PM

34. Okay, this story aside...

How does one get a job as a doorman?

$1K per year, PER occupant?

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:51 PM

36. These guys are nothing more than real life versions of the Duke Brothers

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:34 PM

39. Are we surprised? I think not. n/t

bhn

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:50 PM

40. Five dollars.....Maybe I'll go to the movies, by myself.

 

Half of that is from me.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:56 PM

41. One time I gave a $100.00 tip to a tow truck guy who moved my immobile classic 56 Thunderbird

from one location to another. That guy really worked and deserved that and more.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 09:57 PM

42. Wouldn't be surprised

Greed is a soul sickness

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:04 PM

44. Lots of wealthy people are cheap.

 

There are outliers, yes. But between the art world here and Silicon Valley money, I've met many 1%ers and they all love discounts. Middle class folks or wealthy people who used to have to struggle tend to be more generous. Your conservative person with money thinks they are doing you a favor by making you struggle for every dime. Hustling makes you creative and competitive, don't you know.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 10:40 PM

45. Fuck you stinking crotches!

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