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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
#532 - anon id: 6e93cba4
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(11/27/2012) [-]
Before you ever call someone a "non-tipping asshole" maybe you need to catch up with the times sweet heart. Not everyone can afford to "tip". As well; tipping is something that's based on the customer not you. A tip is not mandatory; a tip is a friendly gesture by another to show appreciation for your services. So before you go off calling someone a "no-tipping hillbilly" understand that there are people who are there just to put food in their mouth. You have a job and I am dead ******* sure you are able to afford things. I hope to God not but one day you may be in a tight situation where you honestly just cannot give a tip... so when a person doesn't... regardless if they look like they got money or not.. shut the **** up and be happy they at least came.
#573 to #532 - anon id: db30d028
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You do realize that waitstaff do not make minimum wage, right, anon? Most make around $3 USD an hour. That blows.
#554 to #532 - jujuface
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(11/27/2012) [-]
If i'm short on cash i go to mcdonalds, not some applebees where I will have a personal server giving me the luxury of not having to carry my food or clean up
#550 to #532 - makinfjbetter
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(11/27/2012) [-]
Actually in alot of places tipping is the standard and people have been arrested for not tipping. Charges usually get dropped but you still look like an *** in front of all the customers.

And i mean honestly. IF you cant afford a tip then order takeout...
#545 to #532 - anon id: 4ec4825b
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(11/27/2012) [-]
They shouldn't be eating at a restaurant if they can't afford to tip. That's what no-name food is for. Waiters and waitresses basically live off of tips, it just isn't fair.
User avatar #542 to #532 - FUUUU [OP]
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(11/27/2012) [-]
I have been in, and currently am in, a very tight situation. I don't go out unless I know I can afford a tip. Never did even if I wasn't broke. I wasn't able to buy groceries for a few days a few weeks ago. Meaning I didn't eat for a few days. My wages are 4.63$/hr plus my tips. So when two locals come in, commonly seen hanging out with other local hippies who have ran me ragged with huge meals, have me break even bigger bills for said meals, and then leave me pennies, I'm going to assume they're going to treat me like ****. Like I said in an earlier comment: generally the rule is "if you can afford to eat out, you can afford to tip". I don't mean to sound rude, but that's how I was raised, how everyone I know sees going out.
User avatar #576 to #542 - ROADHOUSE
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I'm sorry but that is absolute ********.

I have worked in the restaurant business before as a waiter in two different restaurants and at a bar. Granted they were not the fanciest establishments but obviously I was young and expected a tip. The average customer tipped about 20 cents and that money went into a jar where it was divided amongst all waiters and kitchen staff, if I got 5€ at the end of the week I considered myself lucky.

A few years later I was a lot more mature and looked back at those times, I realized I was already getting paid to do my job and it was unreasonable of me to expect the customers to pay more regardless if they could afford it or not. This being said, I do go out for dinner occasionally and I do tip a generous amount.

I know the pay for these jobs is usually **** and the workload is tough, but when you take the job you should know what you're getting yourself into. If you don't like the job or the pay find something else.

Nowadays I work as a Marine Mammal trainer at a Oceanographic park (which is 10 times more exhausting than working as a waiter) and company policy is that all staff must refuse tips. I once had to refuse a 50€ tip from a customer just because I explained how our sea lions interacted with each other.

And if you think I get paid a lot to do what I do, I don't... Yet I still had to refuse that tip.

Just be thankful you have a job at all, I have friends who can barely afford to buy food because they can't find a job much less complain they don't get tips.