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Originally posted by Sherlock Holmes
So, let me get this straught: in the US, restaurants pay their staff below the legal minimum wage, and the employees have to rely on the charity of the clientele to make ends meet ?
In addition, the restaurants even have the bare-faced cheek to include ''tips'' on the bill, and expect the customer to fund their staff's wages. Unbelievable !
The service provider has already set a price which the customer has agreed upon, so why does the customer have to feel obligated to pay extra ?
Remind me to never, ever visit a restaurant in the USA.
In fact, you can scrub the ''a restaurant in'' part from my last sentence, and the statement is equally as applicable.
Originally posted by seagull
Seemingly, he's a bit of a jerk...but the story is a bit one sided, too, don't you think? Or are some of you letting your personal animosities run amok?
Y'all make it sound like waiter/waitress types are deserving of tips, regardless of level of service...
Not even remotely. More than once I've refused to tip, and told them exactly why... Tips are for service above and beyond, not for merely showing up, and doing your job...