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Banker Leaves 1% Tip On $133 Lunch Bill

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posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 04:44 PM

Originally posted by ugie1028
reply to post by JakiusFogg

waitresses and waiters in the US get paid like 1/4 or 1/8 of the minimum wage and their main source of income are tips.

the food does not cover all of the overhead either. You have the chefs, bus boys, prep cooks, etc.. and they get a percentage of the tips from the tables as well. Working in a restaurant; almost everyone is relying on those tips and when you get a tip like the guy gave this waitress, it would almost be like working for free.

see how it is messed up?

Its's worse than working for free. The IRS assesses the server 8% of their SALES, not tips, in taxes. Then the busser, bartender recieve tips from the server based on their sales. Usually it's like 15% to the busser and 2% to the bar. Sometime the front desk and the kitchen also are guaranteed a portion of sales from the servers.

If a server isn't tipped properly, it could cost them money, out of pocket, to wait on you, if they want to keep their job.
edit on 25-2-2012 by windword because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 05:33 PM
Someone should whip his you know what in defiance of the 1%. And give him the tip of there is a 2nd amendment, next time you see me you may want to exercise it.

posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 05:58 PM

wow what a prick.
i sure hope karma doesn't skip this douche.

banker.. lmao.. and you're telling someone to get a "real" job? irony anyone?
funny how these 'real' jobs, the ones that pay so well.. are infact truly useless to us if something ever shakes our flawed societal foundation.

swear that's one reason i welcome some catastrophe.. love to see the rich, truly worthless people, get put in their place.

posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 06:10 PM
reply to post by ugie1028

This banker will identify his rapist as karma.

2nd line

posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 06:33 PM
You guys are ridiculous. How do you know this is even a real story? How do you know the service wasn't horrible? Sorry servers if you do your job you get 15% from me. If you suck you get nothing. If you are nice or try hard or make me smile you get 30%. Im tired of you whiny waitresses that do a horrible job trying to guilt me into giving you gratuity. I didn't tip once on a $200 meal because the service was awful. I just expect to not wait 10 minutes if i ask for a fork. Oh and water... I asked 5 times. You dont deserve extra money for just showing up.

posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 06:48 PM
Awesome thread, guys.

Took less than 3 pages to turn this into a "waitresses are greedy" thread.

You have really outdone yourselves this time.

I am appalled.

posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 06:48 PM
reply to post by Domo1

the banker told the guy who he was eating with that he did that on purpose in defiance of the 99% and not because of bad service. I don't know why you're insinuating that the reason for the tip was bad service... this crap-hole decided to do this because of the 99%, not the service itself.

posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 06:55 PM
reply to post by ugie1028

My point was that anyone who takes this at face value instantly because of 1% bs is an idiot and just maybe a guy left a lo wtip for bad service and some jackass in an attempt to rile up internet morons took a picture and made up a story.

posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 06:58 PM
reply to post by Furbs

Im apalled too. That lazy waitresses who dont even try think that I should give them a large tip based on their poor life decisions.

posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 07:09 PM
I agree. Something this inflammatory shouldn't be taken at face-value, as the mere mention of the 1% or the 99% whips up polarizing rage. Maybe that was his goal, and if it was, goal achieved, according to some of the earlier reactionary posts, or just maybe he wasn't happy with the service.
edit on 25-2-2012 by imherejusttoread because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 07:16 PM
I would have taken the assault charge and lost my job. I would have beaten that man senseless.

posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 07:27 PM
reply to post by CaptainNemo

So the love and forgiveness highlighted in you sig line is just for show?

posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 07:41 PM
reply to post by Domo1

Lol, he deserves to get his teeth punched in. I know I'd be forgiven

posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 09:31 PM
The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

If folks ever want to know why I decry tax breaks being given to the rich under the auspices of the “trickle down” economics model, this is a prime example. I have worked for several 1%'ers, and a big part of the reason why the ones I have known are in the one percent, is because they are cheap and have no problem with screwing over those less fortunate themselves. They will use their friends, influence, and money to do this any chance they get. They actually strive to get a better bargain then anyone else, and if they can get something for free, they are the first ones in line. They have no problem with paying for physical things, but at the same time they feel that everyone owes them their time and labor for free.

As a matter of fact, about the only time they aren't bitching about the cost of stuff is when it comes to buying toys for their hobbies. I have even seen some of these folks “cry poor” just to take advantage of those less fortunate, who make fractions of what they do. They play with the tax code like its some sort of video game, and If there is a trick to get out of paying taxes, insurance, deductibles, workman’s comp, you name it... They know it, and are either doing it, or have tried it.

They will sit around with their peers, discussing how to drive employees wages down, while comparing notes with each other so they keep certain fields in their local area artificially lower in salary range. They enjoy talking about what a great deal they got on stuff, how they used their “superior intellect” to screw someone over or take advantage of someones mistake, or how they cut their business expenses back by finding new and unique ways to shaft their workers. Another hot topic is how to get around paying taxes, state fees, insurances, benefits, etc.

As an example: “call your employees contractors then you don't have to match their taxes, pay workman's comp etc. Since your employees will be too afraid to lose their jobs, they won't call the labor department. Force them to sign a contract, after the fact, that states that they were aware that they were hired as contractors, even though they weren't, then threaten to find a way to terminate them if they refuse.” - (BTW, I've seen this done first hand, and its both workman's comp fraud and tax evasion. The employees had to pay double taxes for YEARS, both theirs and their employers portions. When the state finally caught them, they only got a minor fine, and despite how badly it hurt the employees themselves they were never compensated in any way. This is because the laws are made by those of the same financial caste/mindset. Those with the money can afford to hire the lobbyists, and thereby make the laws.)

Again, and I cannot emphasize this point enough... To them, its nothing to pay out millions for things like: art, cars, boats, country clubs, or houses. However, when it comes down to paying out money for employees, contractors, repairmen, service industry folks, and the like, then its always a gripe, complaint, “I don't have enough on me”, “we're not doing financially well this year because business is down”, etc.

If you doubt me let me give you a prime example: I knew one of them, who wanted something painted, that invited a bunch of 99%'er friends over to help (aka free work, didn't want to pay a painter), then called each person and asked them to bring along stuff (“hey, can you bring a gallon of ceiling white, we're short one. Oh..., and a tarp, and some masking tape”), etc... Then conveniently forget to pay anyone back for any of the stuff they brought, figuring that it was all little stuff “in their opinion” anyway. End result, they got it done for free, when anyone else would have had to pay for it.

They prey on folks who are hard working, willing to help friends, and have too many morals to confront them about what they owe. If you do have the balls to stand up and say something, expect that friendship to be over in a heartbeat as: “you're just trying to take advantage of them because you think they have money”.

You want to know why there is an immigration problem in this country that will never be fixed? Its because illegals are a pool of cheap, undocumented labor that the 1%'ers can take advantage of without having to pay them benefits, taxes, workman's comp, etc. They never make official reports about getting screwed over by the 1%'ers, because it draws the attention of the INS, who will deport them. Then us, the 99%, get to pay for their upkeep out of our tax money.

I could fill pages of this thread with examples of what I've seen....

Anyway, in case no one noticed, this guy didn't even tip her 1%, he rounded down...
Anything to stiff someone else over a penny by thinking you outsmarted them.
I also guarantee he was unreasonably demanding just so he could complain and not have to pay that tip. I bet its his MO everywhere to get out of tipping the “little people”.
That's how these folks think...

As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.

edit on 2/25/2012 by defcon5 because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 09:32 PM
reply to post by Domo1

Rich people aren't nice. They don't consider the people below a certain level as fellow humans.

If that Banker screwed up his job and his bank lost money - he would STILL be paid a salary. He might not get a bonus but at least paid for his work.

The waiter may have done a few things wrong but I bet they still carried their heavy drinks and food to the table.

posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 10:40 PM
If the waitress did a good job that is wrong.
If she did a lousy job I see nothing wrong.
I've worked as a bartender and had to pool my tips and lost out because other bartenders screw up.

Tipping isn't mandatory it is 100% optional.
I'm sure just for saying that I'm gonna get yelled at.

I didn't see a reference to the 99% on the receipt though, maybe his comments were because she did a bad job?

posted on Feb, 25 2012 @ 10:53 PM
reply to post by Pigraphia

if you do the math on the tip... it equals to about 1% plus the guy who posted it said it was that... put 2 and 2 together... and you'll get the picture.

posted on Feb, 26 2012 @ 12:11 AM

Originally posted by aching_knuckles
The saddest and most ironic thing is that the waitress is far more likely to watch MSM and think the occupiers are worthless hippies without a message than to actually be a 99%er.

The occupiers are worthless commie scum. Look at what they did to the single father in Brooklyn that was trying to refinance his mortgage! Muscling a Single Parent out of their home, they are worse then the bankers!

The occupiers are such dirty scumbags they can't even refrain from defecating where they sleep:

Just because the 1% are rich scumbags, doesn't mean I am going to carry water for the less well off scumbags.
edit on 26-2-2012 by korathin because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 26 2012 @ 12:31 AM
I took a look at the menu for True Food Kitchen (the only restaurant by foxrc in Newport)... being that the average price of a lunchtime (2pm on the receipt) was 12 dollars... The bill must have been for 5 or more people. The "tip" makes me do some clever things to the guy's car (probably European), but hopefully a few of the other people at the table left her a better tip.

posted on Feb, 26 2012 @ 01:21 AM
reply to post by ugie1028

I'm just not taking that on face value since the 99% or 1% isn't on the receipt.
To me it looks like the server gave bad service and he was pissed and thought he would slight her.

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