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89. To me it seems like respect for folks who work their asses off
for not enough money. You wouldn't understand that though. Something tells me you're not exactly familiar with shitty jobs and anything other than a very comfortable lifestyle.
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  -A quick note to anyone who goes to bars, restaurants, etc. WilliamPitt  Oct-03-10 04:00 AM   #0 
  - K&R  Skittles   Oct-03-10 04:05 AM   #1 
  - I sometimes treat them TOO nice - once a waitperson came back  gateley   Oct-03-10 03:06 PM   #226 
     - Good to hear it.  truedelphi   Oct-03-10 03:38 PM   #236 
     - That's so cute! I bet he was so happy he'd 'saved' your money!  gateley   Oct-03-10 04:38 PM   #244 
     - that's the one job I never had to do. my mother did, my sweet  roguevalley   Oct-03-10 11:44 PM   #293 
        - Awww, bless her heart. I never had to do that either, and to be honest, I'm not  gateley   Oct-04-10 09:36 AM   #311 
  - Spot on. Nt  xchrom   Oct-03-10 04:10 AM   #2 
  - Thank Bob Dole for that.  thunder rising   Oct-03-10 04:11 AM   #3 
  - Rayguns started collecting the taxes on servers  era veteran   Oct-03-10 04:36 PM   #243 
  - I hate to tell you but 'ass grabbing' still goes on. Such an indignity but  snappyturtle   Oct-03-10 11:08 PM   #290 
  - This is so not true...  WillParkinson   Oct-03-10 04:15 AM   #4 
  - And Mr. Emmer is...?  WilliamPitt   Oct-03-10 04:15 AM   #5 
  - Apologies...I negelcted the link...  WillParkinson   Oct-03-10 04:20 AM   #7 
  - delete posted in wrong place  unapatriciated   Oct-03-10 04:10 PM   #239 
  - Emmer is a Republican member of the Minnesota House, not a Congressman  dflprincess   Oct-03-10 08:15 PM   #272 
  - He's an idiot teabagger running for Tim Pawlenty's spot as MN governor.  Lucian   Oct-03-10 06:26 AM   # 
  - Really high end restaurants. Of which there aren't very many  eridani   Oct-03-10 04:34 AM   #9 
  - I know...  WillParkinson   Oct-03-10 04:40 AM   #10 
  - Mr. Emmer is a little delusional.  unapatriciated   Oct-03-10 04:04 PM   #237 
  - You - a bouncer??  meegbear   Oct-03-10 04:17 AM   #6 
  - damn right!  FirstLight   Oct-03-10 04:21 AM   #8 
  - Yes... as one who worked in grad school as a waitress in one of  hlthe2b   Oct-03-10 04:40 AM   #11 
  - When I was 18  dave29   Oct-03-10 04:42 AM   #12 
  - Alright!  kimi   Oct-03-10 04:45 AM   #13 
  - dave 29  molly77   Oct-04-10 08:20 PM   #326 
  - I've never been a waitress or bartender  kimi   Oct-03-10 04:51 AM   #14 
  - I am a Nurse now....  AnneD   Oct-03-10 10:08 PM   #284 
  - us tip workers are getting CRUSHED in this shitty economy  TorchTheWitch   Oct-03-10 05:16 AM   #15 
  - I am absolutely  femrap   Oct-03-10 09:52 AM   #68 
  - oh it's perfectly legal  TorchTheWitch   Oct-03-10 10:48 AM   #129 
     - I know I'm probably a dick for saying this, but....  Cowpunk   Oct-03-10 02:22 PM   #219 
        - Okay, I really gotta step in here.  lildreamer316   Oct-03-10 05:50 PM   #255 
        - You must have worked with good DJ's  TorchTheWitch   Oct-03-10 07:30 PM   #266 
        - it's been tried  TorchTheWitch   Oct-03-10 06:15 PM   #259 
  - What I don't get, is the restaurants around here are still always packed.  MH1   Oct-03-10 10:15 AM   #94 
     - bless you  TorchTheWitch   Oct-03-10 11:53 AM   #153 
  - I taught my kids that if you can't afford to leave a good tip you can't afford to go out period  alphafemale   Oct-03-10 05:16 AM   #16 
  - +1000  baldguy   Oct-03-10 02:12 PM   #217 
  - People are getting drunk, but don't have two dimes to rub together.  leveymg   Oct-03-10 05:20 AM   #17 
  - Cheap thrills are better than none.  WinkyDink   Oct-03-10 06:23 AM   #22 
  - Is that supposed to be Russia?  a la izquierda   Oct-03-10 09:38 AM   #63 
  - The first and second are obviously Russian...  Viva_La_Revolution   Oct-03-10 12:04 PM   #165 
  - Is there a purpose or reason for you to mock the homeless?  Leftist Agitator   Oct-03-10 10:27 AM   #107 
  - Obviously, people everywhere turn to alcohol when depressed ....  defendandprotect   Oct-03-10 12:53 PM   #187 
  - It's Russia - the point is that just as their Cold War empire collapsed, so is ours.  leveymg   Oct-03-10 04:22 PM   #241 
  - I was a Dishdog in a local greasyspoon...  PJPhreak   Oct-03-10 05:32 AM   #18 
  - THEY did not believe one should work on Sunday?  catrose   Oct-03-10 10:07 AM   #84 
     - Lol, I wouldn't know,  PJPhreak   Oct-03-10 10:32 AM   #116 
  - the amount of the tip should be and is DIRECTLY related to the service and the food  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 05:58 AM   #19 
  - "Retribution"? Wow. Why didn't you just open your da*n mouth and SAY something?  WinkyDink   Oct-03-10 06:26 AM   #23 
  - I kept thinking she would be back any second  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 07:02 AM   #31 
     - OK, the "any second" excuse would only work for the first ten minutes...  pipi_k   Oct-03-10 09:57 AM   #72 
     - well you don't look so clever now, do you?  bettyellen   Oct-03-10 10:36 AM   #119 
  - look keedohs!!!! An asshole!!!!  alphafemale   Oct-03-10 06:38 AM   #26 
  - I generally tip well  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 07:00 AM   #29 
     - Servers don't cook  Tsiyu   Oct-03-10 11:32 AM   #147 
     - I highly doubt that.  Ikonoklast   Oct-03-10 12:00 PM   #160 
     - Withholding a tip is not a privilege - it just means you're a dick.  baldguy   Oct-03-10 02:19 PM   #218 
     - Not hard to guess whether you  Jakes Progress   Oct-03-10 09:36 PM   #279 
     - Or simply a generous soul complete with tolerance...  LanternWaste   Oct-04-10 05:49 PM   #323 
  - After a few moments of check nonarrival, how hard would it have been  Obamanaut   Oct-03-10 07:02 AM   #30 
  - Minor is in the eye of the beholder  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 07:18 AM   #34 
     - And "I'm cheap and will use any excuse to prove it" is still just cheap. nt  Obamanaut   Oct-03-10 08:47 AM   #45 
     - +1 Not tipping is a weak and small-minded power trip; nothing more.  Codeine   Oct-03-10 09:11 AM   #54 
     - tipping generously after a bad service/meal is being a sap.  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 09:55 AM   #70 
        - Causing bad service by being an ass is being a sap. nt  Obamanaut   Oct-03-10 10:15 AM   #95 
        - Blame the customer  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 10:35 AM   #118 
        - you make t easy. just waiting (30 minutes) to have an excuse to be offended) sucker wasted 1/2 hour  bettyellen   Oct-03-10 10:38 AM   #121 
        - yeah thats what I was doing  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 11:26 AM   #144 
           - why sit unhappily for a half hour for no payoff? if you weren't going for revenge  bettyellen   Oct-03-10 11:53 AM   #154 
           - you are too close to it to see  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 11:58 AM   #159 
              - better for you to sit there like a miserable ass for 30 minutes? how much was that tip worth to you  bettyellen   Oct-03-10 12:08 PM   #167 
              - You had by your own account a nice meal with good service  unapatriciated   Oct-03-10 04:55 PM   #245 
           - And to flag down another server and explain that your check didn't come would  1monster   Oct-03-10 12:27 PM   #181 
              - you could interpert it that way/ or you could see it in more real world terms  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 01:02 PM   #189 
                 - Whatever. You remind me of a relative who can NEVER be wrong no matter how wrong he  1monster   Oct-03-10 01:30 PM   #202 
                 - if you have never recieved bad service...  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 01:42 PM   #208 
                    - you said the service was GOOD, one little mistake (check) and you become vengeful though  bettyellen   Oct-03-10 01:50 PM   #211 
                    - It doesn't seem to me that you got bad service for what you went  snappyturtle   Oct-03-10 11:24 PM   #292 
                 - "Didn't get exemplary service" so I'll just let them twist in the wind for two and change an hour.  AlabamaLibrul   Oct-04-10 01:44 AM   #302 
        - In this case, correctly identify (label) the customer. nt  Obamanaut   Oct-03-10 10:56 AM   #135 
        - you're the one stiffing the waitress/waiter for bad food  TorchTheWitch   Oct-03-10 12:13 PM   #171 
        - Blame the worker. Always an easy fall-back position. Jesus Christ! n/t  AlabamaLibrul   Oct-04-10 01:43 AM   #301 
        - and a needlessly miserable one at that.  bettyellen   Oct-03-10 10:42 AM   #126 
        - you HAD a good meal and good service. One little mistake happened. You could have prevented an issue  bettyellen   Oct-03-10 10:49 AM   #130 
        - The quality of the meal is not server's fault.  Incitatus   Oct-07-10 07:55 PM   #345 
     - its too easy to call me cheap  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 09:52 AM   #69 
        - Yes, we get it. It's a power trip. We understand that.  Codeine   Oct-03-10 09:56 AM   #71 
        - too easy to blame the customer/ call me cheap  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 10:05 AM   #81 
        - "Take the power back"?! WTF?!  Codeine   Oct-03-10 10:09 AM   #87 
        - ha ha ha .  bettyellen   Oct-03-10 10:39 AM   #122 
        - I'll call you cheap. And I'll call you a douche.  Bunny   Oct-03-10 01:11 PM   #197 
        - (epicfacepalm)  WilliamPitt   Oct-03-10 05:43 PM   #253 
        - Your reply says it all, this is all about a power trip personality disorder...runs so rampant among  AuntPatsy   Oct-03-10 11:32 AM   #146 
        - Refer to response 45. Yes indeed "this is the cold hard truth"  Obamanaut   Oct-03-10 10:00 AM   #76 
        - so you tip bad sevice that same as good service ?  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 10:06 AM   #82 
           - To me it seems like respect for folks who work their asses off  Codeine   Oct-03-10 10:11 AM   #89 
           - I do not receive bad service. As soon as we are spoken to by anyone,  Obamanaut   Oct-03-10 10:13 AM   #92 
           - Precisely!  Codeine   Oct-03-10 10:15 AM   #97 
              - you're the kind of customer we treat like gods  TorchTheWitch   Oct-03-10 12:22 PM   #177 
              - That's my take on it.  alphafemale   Oct-03-10 02:37 PM   #222 
           - i bet your sorry ass gets bad service often. Looking for an excuse to weild your "power" LOL !  bettyellen   Oct-03-10 10:41 AM   #124 
              - Its pretty rare that I get bad service/ most places are pretty good at customer service  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 11:32 AM   #149 
        - OK, Mr. Pink...  backscatter712   Oct-04-10 11:15 AM   #319 
     - Well if it wasn't that minor, then you get up after ten minutes and find someone n/t  pipi_k   Oct-03-10 09:58 AM   #74 
        - because he's a professional victim, revels in others mistakes and amplifies them till he's a martyr  bettyellen   Oct-03-10 10:44 AM   #128 
        - I can't imagine the torture of having to sit at a table for 30 minutes...  eilen   Oct-03-10 03:14 PM   #228 
  - 'Retribution?'  Cirque du So-What   Oct-03-10 07:05 AM   #32 
  - tips are earned through service  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 07:38 AM   #37 
     - It appears a LOT is lost on you!  Cirque du So-What   Oct-03-10 10:08 AM   #86 
     - you call it what you like  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 10:12 AM   #91 
     - You're the one 'assuming'  Cirque du So-What   Oct-03-10 10:21 AM   #102 
     - He would be well-served to ask himself  Codeine   Oct-03-10 10:22 AM   #104 
     - I never have a problem either  Cirque du So-What   Oct-03-10 10:32 AM   #115 
     - good tips result from good service is not an assumption  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 10:34 AM   #117 
     - Well, no. You're actually not  LanternWaste   Oct-04-10 05:50 PM   #324 
     - I am no big shot  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 10:53 AM   #132 
     - I understand perfectly  Cirque du So-What   Oct-03-10 11:02 AM   #137 
        - and you want me to be punished...  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 11:21 AM   #142 
           - No, I don't want you to be punished. Where DO you get this stuff anyway?  Cirque du So-What   Oct-03-10 11:36 AM   #150 
              - I got it from the first line of your previous response  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 11:55 AM   #156 
                 - Don't hold back on my account  Cirque du So-What   Oct-03-10 12:00 PM   #161 
                 - his response was to calling you out on your need for retribution and unwillingness to resolve things  bettyellen   Oct-03-10 12:06 PM   #166 
                    - its just crazy to think you derserve a tip despite poor service  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 01:04 PM   #192 
                       - you had good service, and you also withold tips for lousy food. that's being a jerk on both counts  bettyellen   Oct-03-10 01:23 PM   #199 
                          - I am not miserable  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 01:35 PM   #204 
                             - ha ha , but you were for a full half hour and that;s just as much your fault as anyones  bettyellen   Oct-03-10 01:40 PM   #207 
                                - not sorry for myself, maybe a little for you though  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 01:49 PM   #210 
                                   - um, not ha ha- that was you trapped at the table for a half hour, you must not value ur life at all!  bettyellen   Oct-03-10 01:54 PM   #212 
     - Pedantic subthread: In the book, the Ugly American is actually the hero of the story.  phasma ex machina   Oct-03-10 11:58 AM   #158 
     - Just stop a second and look at that word: "service." Another human being is SERVING you. And you're  WinkyDink   Oct-03-10 12:12 PM   #170 
        - its a business deal for a meal.  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 01:24 PM   #201 
  - Good thing you're there to keep them on the straight and narrrow.  Codeine   Oct-03-10 09:46 AM   #65 
  - are you saying ther are no lazy un-engaged poor performing servers?  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 09:59 AM   #75 
     - I've never had a shitty waitress or waiter.  Codeine   Oct-03-10 10:02 AM   #78 
     - I am working man too  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 10:09 AM   #88 
     - Are you paid sub-minimum and taxed as though you've been tipped?  Codeine   Oct-03-10 10:12 AM   #90 
        - did you know the pay when you accepted the job?  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 10:15 AM   #96 
        - Waitstaff take those jobs because - in case you haven't noticed -  Codeine   Oct-03-10 10:19 AM   #100 
        - you tip out of pity?  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 10:38 AM   #120 
        - I don't think that terrible service deserves a good tip  latebloomer   Oct-03-10 11:25 AM   #143 
           - +1. Good service = good tip. Two way street.  savalez   Oct-03-10 11:41 AM   #152 
        - People are waiters to pay rent and put food on the fucking table.  Swede   Oct-03-10 10:30 AM   #112 
        - I expect competence and not an unreasonable amout of it.  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 10:27 AM   #108 
           - I suspect you've never received bad service either.  Codeine   Oct-03-10 10:29 AM   #111 
              - sounds to me like tipping in power trip for YOU  cleveramerican   Oct-03-10 10:44 AM   #127 
                 - Blame the tipper? A huge LOL. nt  Obamanaut   Oct-03-10 11:56 AM   #157 
     - I've had precisely one  Posteritatis   Oct-03-10 03:25 PM   #233 
     - I know for sure there are crappy, selfish, and conceited customers.  WinkyDink   Oct-03-10 12:14 PM   #172 
     - but according to your own account she gave you very good service  unapatriciated   Oct-03-10 05:38 PM   #251 
  - After 10 min why did you ask another waiter for assistance?  tammywammy   Oct-03-10 11:32 AM   #148 
  - note to self: never go out to eat anywhere with cleaveramerican.  ElsewheresDaughter   Oct-03-10 01:04 PM   #193 
  - No kidding, right? He's the kind of guy I've actually walked out of dates with.  blondeatlast   Oct-03-10 01:37 PM   #205 
  - servers deliver the food...  Prospero1   Oct-03-10 01:24 PM   #200 
  - wow sounds like you got a built in excuse not to tip everytime.  The Gunslinger   Oct-03-10 08:57 PM   #275 
  - Well, for you. For me it's an advertisement of my class...  LanternWaste   Oct-04-10 05:27 PM   #321 
  - UUuuuuh just walk up to the cashier and ask for your check  NBachers   Oct-06-10 05:41 AM   #332 
  - This ex bartender thanks you for this post, Will ! People just don't get it.  RagAss   Oct-03-10 06:17 AM   #20 
  - Always do. The math is easier for me that way. :-) (And my mother was a waitress.)  WinkyDink   Oct-03-10 06:21 AM   #21 
  - Rec'd. Been there, done that. These folks work hard and deserve  babylonsister   Oct-03-10 06:28 AM   #24 
  - $2.65 an hour? ... tips should be abolished and replaced with real wages instead.  NuttyFluffers   Oct-03-10 06:35 AM   #25 
  - Agreed... that's why the UK isn't a nation of tippers.  mwooldri   Oct-03-10 08:02 AM   #42 
  - They are also not a nation of good service  Dorian Gray   Oct-03-10 09:16 AM   #57 
  - Gordon Ramsay would like to [bleep]ing disagree with you there.  mwooldri   Oct-03-10 09:24 AM   #60 
  - To be fair, that service sounds like what you get in any Walmart here. n/t  AlabamaLibrul   Oct-04-10 01:53 AM   #303 
  - Japan & Korea do not tip, & their service blows ours out of the water.  NuttyFluffers   Oct-04-10 10:56 AM   #316 
  - Brits aren't good tippers at home  HipChick   Oct-03-10 09:25 AM   #61 
  - Sometimes I see  femrap   Oct-03-10 10:03 AM   #79 
  - :) or we could agitate like hell to get min. wage over $20 nationwide...  NuttyFluffers   Oct-04-10 11:14 AM   #318 
  - If tips were abolished  cullen7282   Oct-03-10 08:25 PM   #273 
     - nonsense. Japan & Korea already do not tip. meals are affordable there.  NuttyFluffers   Oct-04-10 10:52 AM   #315 
  - In my 62 years I've only been to a few bars where there were servers or bouncers  madokie   Oct-03-10 06:41 AM   #27 
  - Another reminder:  Ineeda   Oct-03-10 06:59 AM   #28 
  - When the food sucks, I  femrap   Oct-03-10 10:08 AM   #85 
  - Yes, and I tip with cash so that they can pocket it, instead of waiting for a portion of a Visa pymt  Kolesar   Oct-03-10 10:26 AM   #106 
  - I hear ya ....  a kennedy   Oct-03-10 07:11 AM   #33 
  - this bartender and manager thanks you!  Maine-ah   Oct-03-10 07:32 AM   #35 
  - After 20 years I still have nightmares about being a bartender  whyverne   Oct-03-10 07:33 AM   #36 
  - It annoys me to no end that owners expect us to pay the cost  TBF   Oct-03-10 07:38 AM   #38 
  - Oregon law is for food servers, bartenders and the like...  hayu_lol   Oct-03-10 07:59 AM   #40 
  - Same in WA and CA.  Gormy Cuss   Oct-03-10 10:31 AM   #113 
  - If the owners increased the salaries so that no one would need tips,  Obamanaut   Oct-03-10 08:49 AM   #46 
  - Of course it would - that is how capitalism works -  TBF   Oct-03-10 09:03 AM   #52 
     - The large number of failed restaurants.........  Gaedel   Oct-03-10 10:07 AM   #83 
        - Well ... Paying workers $1 an hour would solve that problem ...  Trajan   Oct-03-10 11:57 PM   #294 
  - We Always Tip Well, Too  LeFleur1   Oct-03-10 12:16 PM   #174 
  - Why? That is how your lawyer and physician bills you. nt  eilen   Oct-03-10 03:22 PM   #232 
  - Treating people right, and why some people don't  BaltimoreDemocrat   Oct-03-10 07:55 AM   #39 
  - I'm surprised Liddy  femrap   Oct-03-10 10:18 AM   #98 
  - good rant  handmade34   Oct-03-10 08:01 AM   #41 
  - My kid sister waitressed for years... ALWAYS tip something please..  annabanana   Oct-03-10 08:05 AM   #43 
  - You'fe absolutely right. These fancy cash registers knows exactly  snappyturtle   Oct-03-10 11:59 PM   #295 
  - Totally agree, although I skipped to the end to read your point.  elocs   Oct-03-10 08:09 AM   #44 
  - Have you thought about getting back into teaching, Will ?  kentuck   Oct-03-10 08:50 AM   #47 
  - I've worked at bars before  bigwillq   Oct-03-10 08:50 AM   #48 
  - worked 10 yrs in food service  LittleGirl   Oct-03-10 08:50 AM   #49 
  - When I last waited tables, $2.50 per, we were taxed as if we made  Mnemosyne    Oct-03-10 08:50 AM   #50 
  - Yes it still works that way  tammywammy   Oct-03-10 11:29 AM   #145 
     - Despicable unfair practice, imo. Thanks for the info, TW! n/t  Mnemosyne    Oct-04-10 09:46 AM   #313 
  - my wife has been a bartender/waitress on and off most of her working life...  madrchsod   Oct-03-10 08:56 AM   #51 
  - I'm a dishwasher...  druidity33   Oct-03-10 09:08 AM   #53 
  - This blue-collar retail worker salutes all my service-worker brethren,  Codeine   Oct-03-10 09:12 AM   #56 
  - TL;DR  leeroysphitz   Oct-03-10 09:12 AM   #55 
  - I don't understand people who don't tip.  MissB   Oct-03-10 09:18 AM   #58 
  - We always leave a generous tip  IDemo   Oct-03-10 09:23 AM   #59 
  - all the comments are making me think of this  dem mba   Oct-03-10 09:33 AM   #62 
  - LOL  senseandsensibility   Oct-03-10 12:10 PM   #169 
  - Will, if it's  femrap   Oct-03-10 09:41 AM   #64 
  - The unfortunate thing is...  pipi_k   Oct-03-10 09:48 AM   #66 
  - My favorite part of the  femrap   Oct-03-10 10:27 AM   #109 
     - Hee hee...  pipi_k   Oct-03-10 01:02 PM   #190 
        - Yes....that's a  femrap   Oct-03-10 06:02 PM   #256 
           - Yep, Geico usually has some real good commercials....  pipi_k   Oct-03-10 09:37 PM   #280 
  - K&R  JoeyT   Oct-03-10 09:50 AM   #67 
  - Having been a server and bartender, I think tipping should go away.  cleanhippie   Oct-03-10 09:58 AM   #73 
  - Well said. Beyond a fair tip, I think it's a worthy practice to acknowledge and thank *anyone*  DirkGently   Oct-03-10 10:02 AM   #77 
  - "Be the break in the chain of stink."  Codeine   Oct-03-10 10:03 AM   #80 
  - And we can carry that over into general life as well...  pipi_k   Oct-03-10 10:18 AM   #99 
  - That is a great phrase  customerserviceguy   Oct-03-10 12:58 PM   #188 
  - "Be the break in the chain of stink." LOVE that. nt  blondeatlast   Oct-03-10 01:39 PM   #206 
  - Libs always are the best tippers.  lonestarnot   Oct-03-10 10:15 AM   #93 
  - I've worked as a waitress and a bartender. I always tip good.  Joanne98   Oct-03-10 10:20 AM   #101 
  - maim and slaughter?  datasuspect   Oct-03-10 10:22 AM   #103 
  - On Behalf of all waitstaff, past present and future, THANK YOU!  Demeter   Oct-03-10 10:23 AM   #105 
  - Waiters fight back  alfredo   Oct-03-10 10:28 AM   #110 
  - It's shameful that this even needs to be pointed out.  GoCubsGo   Oct-03-10 10:31 AM   #114 
  - my waitress next door neighbor says the same thing  TorchTheWitch   Oct-03-10 12:52 PM   #186 
     - I'm currently taking Hotel & Restaurant Mgmt  tammywammy   Oct-03-10 05:41 PM   #252 
     - Mothers Day is the worst.  unapatriciated   Oct-03-10 06:14 PM   #258 
  - Anyone who has ever worked food service or hotel knows how it feels...  lib2DaBone   Oct-03-10 10:39 AM   #123 
  - Very illuminating thread  Iwillnevergiveup   Oct-03-10 10:41 AM   #125 
  - What he said.  matt819   Oct-03-10 10:52 AM   #131 
  - Excellent article. My son is a cook in a restuarant and bust his butt. He  southernyankeebelle   Oct-03-10 10:54 AM   #133 
  - Rhythm and I always start from the assumption that a 20% tip is an absolute minimum.  Lyric   Oct-03-10 10:56 AM   #134 
  - One more thing--if your food is particularly good, please remember your cooks.  Lyric   Oct-03-10 11:00 AM   #136 
  - Damn Will...  WillyT   Oct-03-10 11:04 AM   #138 
  - Something to consider.  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-03-10 11:07 AM   #139 
  - As your bar patrons go.......so goes the nation  Klukie   Oct-03-10 11:08 AM   #140 
  - Just to make sure  theaocp   Oct-03-10 11:10 AM   #141 
  - Thanks! I've bartended and waited tables in my younger life. Nice when you all tip well. We  earcandle   Oct-03-10 11:39 AM   #151 
  - K & R  HCE SuiGeneris   Oct-03-10 11:54 AM   #155 
  - So just how much is a standard tip these days? Since I know just how hard  1monster   Oct-03-10 12:01 PM   #162 
  - dh and I waited tables in college, we've always tipped well.  Dappleganger   Oct-03-10 12:04 PM   #163 
  - I always give respect, eye contact, and a smile to my servers...plus a good tip.  cry baby   Oct-03-10 12:04 PM   #164 
  - $2.65 an hour  oldlib   Oct-03-10 12:08 PM   #168 
  - K&R  SammyWinstonJack   Oct-03-10 12:14 PM   #173 
  - I have had fabulous and terrible service as a woman dining alone.  mnhtnbb   Oct-03-10 12:17 PM   #175 
  - Thanks for pointing that out  customerserviceguy   Oct-03-10 12:18 PM   #176 
  - Sounds like you could use a movement to advocate for a livable wage  suffragette   Oct-03-10 12:22 PM   #178 
  - the breed of cats you are referring to...  donal dubh   Oct-03-10 12:23 PM   #179 
  - I was a waitress for years. We former servers always tip well. nt  tblue37   Oct-03-10 12:27 PM   #180 
  - Maybe if the Sox had won BOTH games...  flvegan   Oct-03-10 12:36 PM   #182 
  - Everything about the bar biz is hard work...  Hubert Flottz   Oct-03-10 12:45 PM   #183 
  - $2.65 an hour is slave wages!!  Generic Other   Oct-03-10 12:48 PM   #184 
  - While I agree that the server shouldn't be short-changed ....  defendandprotect   Oct-03-10 12:51 PM   #185 
  - I was a waiter in my youth  klook   Oct-03-10 01:03 PM   #191 
  - K&R  Marcel   Oct-03-10 01:04 PM   #194 
  - How does anyone pay $2.65 an hour any more?  EFerrari   Oct-03-10 01:05 PM   #195 
  - Another thing is that on nights like you describe, the service may not be as quick BUT  DevonRex   Oct-03-10 01:06 PM   #196 
  - and ALWAYS over tip the breakfast waitress/waiter!.it's the cheatest meal of the day they make least  ElsewheresDaughter   Oct-03-10 01:19 PM   #198 
  - I know what you are speaking of.  Cleita   Oct-03-10 01:33 PM   #203 
  - Three words 'Right to Work States'  unapatriciated   Oct-03-10 06:47 PM   #262 
  - ALL workers should be paid minimum wage. Using tips  bbgrunt   Oct-03-10 01:43 PM   #209 
  - The bad news is that there's a need for this thread. The good news is that the smug douchenozzles  blondeatlast   Oct-03-10 01:55 PM   #213 
  - My wife always busts my stones I leave too much  sellitman   Oct-03-10 02:03 PM   #214 
  - don't forget the kitchen staff and the folks who ...  Buenaventura   Oct-03-10 02:07 PM   #215 
  - next time don't let those tightwads in!  orleans   Oct-03-10 02:08 PM   #216 
  - I always tip at least 15% and generally 20% or more, but  Sherman A1   Oct-03-10 02:23 PM   #220 
  - Now the next question is, how many leave something for  Sherman A1   Oct-03-10 02:25 PM   #221 
     - I do  unapatriciated   Oct-03-10 05:12 PM   #246 
     - I do...  AnneD   Oct-03-10 11:05 PM   #289 
     - Agreed  Sherman A1   Oct-04-10 03:20 AM   #307 
     - Always.  WilliamPitt   Oct-04-10 09:38 AM   #312 
  - Rec. Excellent post.  bertman   Oct-03-10 02:54 PM   #223 
  - Amen! I once offered to wait for a friend who had a small restaurant and  tpsbmam   Oct-03-10 03:04 PM   #224 
  - I worked as a food industry server...  riverbendviewgal   Oct-03-10 03:05 PM   #225 
  - People who serve the public are doing God's work  blogslut   Oct-03-10 03:14 PM   #227 
  - The unvarnished truth  apex nerd   Oct-03-10 03:14 PM   #229 
  - Sorry but . . .  TomClash   Oct-03-10 03:15 PM   #230 
  - One More Thing OP  apex nerd   Oct-03-10 03:17 PM   #231 
  - I swear to God, sometimes... the ONLY people who treat service staff decently...  TygrBright   Oct-03-10 03:31 PM   #234 
  - For the first ten years of my life, my mom worked as a waitress in a diner  deutsey   Oct-03-10 03:35 PM   #235 
  - And Linda McMahon wants to LOWER the minimum wage. n/t  Scuba   Oct-03-10 04:06 PM   #238 
  - Kudos for being a bouncer.  unapatriciated   Oct-03-10 04:12 PM   #240 
  - Yup  WilliamPitt   Oct-03-10 04:26 PM   #242 
  - Thank you, from two lifelong club employees.  lildreamer316   Oct-03-10 05:18 PM   #247 
  - Thank you,  One Voice   Oct-03-10 05:31 PM   #248 
  - $2.65 an hour? Those wages are fucking sickening!  Initech   Oct-03-10 05:34 PM   #249 
  - Bouncers are dangerously unappreciated  DissedByBush   Oct-03-10 05:34 PM   #250 
  - damn right!  TorchTheWitch   Oct-03-10 06:32 PM   #261 
  - I always treat them nice, don't want my burger bun used to wipe someone's  S Calawag   Oct-03-10 05:48 PM   #254 
  - I swore a mighty oath...  badgerpup   Oct-03-10 06:05 PM   #257 
  - This may have been mentioned elsewhere in the thread, but...  Orrex   Oct-03-10 06:26 PM   #260 
  - I go to bars and restaurants  Bluzmann57   Oct-03-10 07:11 PM   #263 
  - Kicked and rec'd  rambler_american   Oct-03-10 07:11 PM   #264 
  - We were there last night  JerseygirlCT   Oct-03-10 07:17 PM   #265 
  - I go get a $3 cup of soup  Phlem   Oct-03-10 07:30 PM   #267 
  - When will we start paying full salaries to these staff?  spooky3   Oct-03-10 07:34 PM   #268 
  - Ask New Orleans waitstaff who tips good and who doesn't.  azureblue   Oct-03-10 07:39 PM   #269 
  - So did the Sox win?  postulater   Oct-03-10 07:53 PM   #270 
  - agreed  grantcart   Oct-03-10 07:58 PM   #271 
  - Capitalism is the cause of the suffering  Mosaic   Oct-03-10 08:46 PM   #274 
  - Amen  eyeofdelphi   Oct-03-10 08:59 PM   #276 
  - A quick note to anyone who works in bars, restaurants, etc.  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Oct-03-10 09:23 PM   #277 
  - You're right..fair is fair...  pipi_k   Oct-03-10 09:51 PM   #282 
  - I was a waitress many years ago  MadMaddie   Oct-03-10 09:26 PM   #278 
  - Round that tip up.  Jakes Progress   Oct-03-10 09:43 PM   #281 
  - thank you for this  justabob   Oct-03-10 09:51 PM   #283 
  - I always give a generous tip and treat the servers with  WeekendWarrior   Oct-03-10 10:20 PM   #285 
  - and the fat cats may not realize  greymattermom   Oct-03-10 10:29 PM   #286 
  - I used to be a nurse  Mojorabbit   Oct-03-10 11:00 PM   #287 
  - Both my son and daughter work in the restaurant/bar industry.  snappyturtle   Oct-03-10 11:02 PM   #288 
  - 20% , and 15% for bad service , no more , no less. In my student days I would  UndertheOcean   Oct-03-10 11:11 PM   #291 
  - Hey Will .... I want to thank you ....  Trajan   Oct-04-10 12:03 AM   #296 
  - I've been there. I always give 20% unless there was some real bad issue  AllyCat   Oct-04-10 12:16 AM   #297 
  - I dont eat out often, but when I make it a point to tip well  Vehl   Oct-04-10 01:03 AM   #298 
  - I remember my waitressing days...  GoddessOfGuinness   Oct-04-10 01:09 AM   #299 
  - I learned to tip well, from my first girlfriend who was a server.  Norrin Radd   Oct-04-10 01:34 AM   #300 
  - Will I don't always agree with your posts, but on this one we're practically cousins.  cherokeeprogressive   Oct-04-10 02:46 AM   #304 
  - Wow....  AnneD   Oct-05-10 05:37 PM   #328 
  - I know I'm late to this discussion but here is the deal. If I can't afford to tip 20%  OffWithTheirHeads   Oct-04-10 02:52 AM   #305 
  - Sunday Morning ....  AnneD   Oct-05-10 05:56 PM   #330 
  - HOW MUCH???!!!  intaglio   Oct-04-10 03:03 AM   #306 
  - Been there. Every human being should wait tables, bartend, or cook before having any other career.  The Doctor.   Oct-04-10 04:17 AM   #308 
  - Good service, good tip. Shitty service, shitty tip. Abysmal service, no tip.  proteus_lives   Oct-04-10 04:31 AM   #309 
  - Edit-dupe.  proteus_lives   Oct-04-10 04:32 AM   #310 
  - Two Thumbs Up  laundry_queen   Oct-04-10 10:18 AM   #314 
  - I do my damndest to give a decent tip when I go out.  backscatter712   Oct-04-10 11:12 AM   #317 
  - It rained in Los Angeles Today... and  heliarc   Oct-04-10 04:10 PM   #320 
  - I've cut way back on my entertainment spending, but not tipping...  JuniperLea   Oct-04-10 05:35 PM   #322 
  - Been there, done that, always overtip. Always.  byronius   Oct-04-10 07:59 PM   #325 
  - Kick for the servers  TroglodyteScholar   Oct-04-10 08:51 PM   #327 
  - I ALWAYS over-tip at the local bar here....these people work hard  TK421   Oct-05-10 05:43 PM   #329 
  - ... That's true ... but why shouldn't employers/restraurants PAY for their help?  defendandprotect   Oct-06-10 11:57 PM   #334 
     - Not necessarily, no.....and I never did understand why the hourly wage  TK421   Oct-07-10 03:19 PM   #335 
        - We all do -- tips are now generally 20% ... HOWEVER, wait staff should be  defendandprotect   Oct-07-10 03:24 PM   #336 
           - I do agree with you on this...but I feel that the wait staff should get an  TK421   Oct-07-10 05:23 PM   #338 
              - That was the original concept of a "tip" -- for extra special service ....  defendandprotect   Oct-07-10 06:22 PM   #341 
                 - I am in total agreement with you on this one...and it does seem that  TK421   Oct-07-10 06:40 PM   #342 
                    - Think what happened was the "3 martini lunch" put the TIP on the corporations bill.....  defendandprotect   Oct-07-10 07:09 PM   #343 
                       - lol, so I did guess I might be wrong about that....oh well, I find businesses do that  TK421   Oct-07-10 08:17 PM   #346 
  - MAJOR thanks from a former waitress. I worked in a busy coffee shop and people tipped small anyway  DesertDiamond   Oct-05-10 08:06 PM   #331 
  - What about restaurants increasing hourly wage for wait staff .... ???  defendandprotect   Oct-07-10 03:25 PM   #337 
  - Funny thing is, percentage never comes to mind no matter what it is I order  TK421   Oct-07-10 05:55 PM   #340 
  - Any unionization among waiters/waitresses? Salaries have to go up ....  defendandprotect   Oct-06-10 11:56 PM   #333 
  - Back in the early 2000s  WilmywoodNCparalegal   Oct-07-10 05:50 PM   #339 
  - I was a server in my early 20's. I'd NEVER do that again.  jesus_of_suburbia   Oct-07-10 07:30 PM   #344 
 

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