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Banker Leaves 1% Tip On $133 Lunch Bill

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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 02:27 AM
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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.




posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 02:36 AM
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Oh look how fancy you are with the words! The unwarranted self importance oozing from your post smells amazing! You should avoid the US at all costs, we are all a stereotype and would not appreciate you coming between us and our freedom fries.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 03:46 AM
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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.


Please do stay on your side of the Atlantic.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:09 AM
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I posted something on page 1..

Same day I posted the reply I got the biggest tip of my life. Family came in.. or should I say two families come in sit in my section. 4 adults and like 7 kids squeezed into a booth. I was kinda mad about the kid part at least. Turns out people were very very cool. I think it was a rock band of some sort although not exactly sure who it was. Ordered drinks and our food which is very good to be real. Bill was like 205$ They stayed in my section for 2 hours taking up basically half my tables... Well they were the last people in the restaurant. He gives me the card.. run it give it back to him. 15 minutes later I walk out to start cleaning and he signals me over and says.. "Hey sorry for keeping you this late". He hands me the credit card slip and had given me a two hundred dollar tip.

I work at a restaurant and because of the people we bring in we all as servers get screwed much worse than the 1% tip mentioned earlier. Everyone I worked with laughed when I mentioned it. It happens at Famous Daves on the north side of Indy to almost every server every day. I happen to be semi good at my job and can get tips from people my co-workers think I have no shot with. All you have to do is treat people equally the way you would want to be treated it is really that simple.
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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 06:28 PM
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Talk about reinforcing stereotypes !




posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 07:02 PM
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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...



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 07:05 PM
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whats disgusting is the peoples comments on here.

poor tipping is not a crime and does not make the banker some demon.


jesus christ people, get a grip. maybe the waitress did a poor job? maybe he wasnt satisfied with the service or the meal he paid $133 for?

and all you people bitching and moaning about how little the waitstaff makes, then why are you working that job if its so bad?

typical entitled babies. wah wah wah somebody else has more than me, how dare they not give it all to me, do you know how hard it is to BRING FOOD TO A TABLE????

WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 07:08 PM
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If all waiters got a "real" job, who would serve this idiot a dinner? What a jerk! I respect a waitress much more than a banker.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 07:11 PM
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This guy is the jerkiest jerk that ever lived in jerkville. It just goes to show that money does not equal class. Even if the service wasn't great - which I doubt - if someone takes your order and then places food and drink in front of you, they deserve a decent tip. I am embarrased when I'm with someone who tips badly and usually try to catch the server to make things right.

There are ALL kinds of reasons someone maybe working as server. I would not assume they are not capable of doing greater things in their lives. Geez...



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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I've got two pizza delivery stories.
One just happened one was from a few years ago.

I was house sitting and ordered pizza and I knew it wouldn't be easy finding the place so I was planning on tipping generously.
I only had enough on my debit card(I was only paid monthly back than) for the food though but I had cash and planned on tipping them out that way.
I wrote 0 in the tip on the and handed it back and started to reach for my cash and not drop the box and the guy flipped out demanding a tip saying I better give it to him or else.
I held up the cash and said I was going to tip you with cash, but now I'm not.
I check my bank statement the next day and the A-hole wrote in a 10 dollar tip which over drew me so I had to pay a 25 dollar fee.
I drove down to the pizza place and demanded to see the manager he said "well you should have tipped him he deserved it"
BS I sicked the bank on them and got my money back but still what they did was theft plain and simple.
Bunch of entitled A-holes.

Just now I got pizza and I paid in cash bill was 17.40 I paid 19, and the driver yelled at me and spit on my drive way as he walked away.
Before he walked away I told him take it up with the store, they care a $5.00 delivery fee, if you're not seeing any of that, that's on you.

The Chinese place doesn't charge for delivery and they are shocked every time I tip like I am being very generous.
If I'm gonna be charged for delivery that needs to go to the driver if it's not well that's on them and the arrangement they made.

I'm guessing this will get flamed but oh well, life isn't sunshine and rainbows it's hard.
If it weren't it wouldn't be worth living in the first place.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 08:57 PM
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If someone provides a personal service to you, they deserve a tip. Plain and simple. That includes restaurant servers, beauticians/barbers, newspaper delivery, and food delivery service. These are the least paid jobs, and tips are how they make a living. When it comes to tipping, I love how people suddenly feel like they are the King of England, and if they feel like it, they will reward the surfs with a 6 pence. As always, put yourself in their shoes and think of how you would want to be treated and appreciated.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:06 PM
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I would return that 1.33 back to him in a little note that said "You need this more than i do. Get better soon."
He's clearly some one that suffers from digit addiction syndrome.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:11 PM
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No the least paid job is being a High School Janitor for your High School while in High School and over the summers add Gardener.
Until they had to hire me over the table I was paid less than minimum wage, but I was grateful I worked my rear off.
I worked so hard that when they got caught with paying people under the table and had to let people go they kept me even though they had to give me a raise.
No one tipped me I would have never even dreamed of asking for a tip either, no one is entitled to anything other than the pay they agree to when they agree to work for the employer.
Even that isn't entitled, they earn it by doing their job.

There are far more demeaning jobs than service that no one ever talks about and they don't get tipped.
Compared to picking up trash for a living waiting tables is easy.
In my city my dad tired to tip the trash guys, they had to say no because if they were caught accepting a tip they could be fired.

No one is entitled to anything, everything in life is earned.

As for putting myself in others shoes, I've been a bartender, I've had to split tips with idiots who don't even get tipped half as well as I do.
I've not been tipped for mixing excellent drinks, it doesn't change the fact that I did my job well and next time they come around I would do the job just as well.
If I got tipped great, if I didn't oh well that's life, at least I know I made the best damn drink I could.
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posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 09:26 PM
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I'll throw in another example of tips no tips.

I used to be a personal shopper for a mens store.
I would pick out the clothes, tell them what matched, get them measured(if easy) or call the tailor over for measuring to costume fit the clothes to them.

My coworkers hardly ever got tipped, they would also fight over the new customers when they came in if someone looked rich.
All they wanted was a nice fat tip and they hardly ever got one.

Me, I helped whoever walked in the door no matter what they looked like.
I also took my time with every one of them found out their wants and needs in terms of clothes and made idle chit chat.
I got more sales than the 2nd -4th sales man combined.
I also got far more tips than everyone one of them, why?
Because I wasn't doing the job for the tips or the commission, I was there to do my job as well as possible no matter what.
I also had more repeat customers than anyone else, not just from the rich people but from the average Joe.
They would come in and request me even if it was just to buy one shirt because they loved that I treated them with such respect and attention.

It got so bad that my coworkers were threatening to quit, fortunately I was moving onto another job.
Another job that I was given right on the spot no interview by the owner of a company because my customer service skills were in his words "the most warm and professional experience" he had ever had.

Don't go through life expecting accolades, or tips or anything more than your hourly wages.
Do your job as best as you can at all times even when you are getting crapped on and the rest will follow eventually.



posted on Feb, 27 2012 @ 10:20 PM
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I want to see money become totally useless because people like that banker won't make it. Everyday I watch the news and hope for total economic collapse. One thing poor people know and thats how to survive. I don't own much but I do have $10000 in fishing and hunting gear along with the knowlage of how to use it. I know I won't starve.



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 12:12 AM
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I wouldn't mind a collapse I'll survive just as well.
Hell I have Aspergers the collapse of society and living off the land would remove the constant strain of paying attention to sh*t like happy face sad face and what they mean.
I have a friend who is a voice actor and he literally dreads a collapse because he can't do anything.

Only problem with a collapse in a society as developed as ours, those who can't survive will survive long enough to take a lot of good people down with them.



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 09:04 AM
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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...


Who in the hell ever taught you that? I work as a server.. it is not my fault that my pay structure was set up this way. However it does motivate you to be better than the next. Tipping has nothing to do "with service above and beyond". I get paid 2.13 a hour. That is all that is guaranteed. It is people like you who leave crappy tips because you assume the world revolves around you. I make my living off of people who appreciate the service and kindness they do get in a cold cold world.

Without us "showing up" you could not have your ego stoked now could you?
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If you have some barrier to tipping please on behalf of servers everywhere do not go out to eat.
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posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 09:08 AM
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Avoid Canada too. We also have this ridiculous tip culture. And watch yourself if you ever decide to go against the tradition; if you're lucky, all you'll get is the evil eye. It's amazing that we have bought into this, paying the server instead of their employer paying them.

So, if this story is true, the banker is a jerk, but he did nothing wrong except the "get a real job" part.
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posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 09:14 AM
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You know what? Maybe if some service union did a listing of good and bad restaurants. (Those that pay proper wages and those that don't). Then we could decide to only patronize the fair ones, leaving the shysters to pay up or go bust. At least then our tips would be just that, rather than supplemental profits for the owners and tax collectors.



posted on Feb, 28 2012 @ 09:34 AM
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Story has been proven to be a hoax. I've alerted the mods. Here's the link with the official story and comments from the restaurant.

Have a great day! (Hope this helps untwist some panties.)

Receipt is HOAX



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