Originally posted by destination now
reply to post by Scuzzlebutt
So your customers are just a burden then? God forbid they would want to know what was in their food, have a drink or (gasp) want ketchup! I think
you'll find your low wage job would turn into a no wage job without those pesky customers wanting to purchase food at your place of employment.
And yes, I'm from the UK, which is obviously different in terms of minimum wage to the US and no, mostly I don't tip waiting staff anymore than I
would tip a shop worker or the refuse collector as they all earn at least the minimum wage and most of the waiting staff I have encountered are
totally disinterested, bang your plate down in front of you and getting a friendly smile seems to be totally out of the question. I have on occasion
left some of the change from my bill, when the staff have done a good job and made me feel like a valued customer, but nothing like 18% or even
Absolutely they are a burden...when they are assholes who think that because Im "low skilled" it gives them carte blanche to act as if Im "the help."
In the USA...you get what you pay for. If I am only to bring your food, then get the # up yourself and clean your table, get refills, and check google
for what Arugala is.
The point is, you tip because I may brighten your day, or get your whiny kid a coloring book, or bring your ugly date a free piece of birthday
Lets play devils advocate here:
Suppose tipping were outlawed and all wait staff had to get paid minimum wage. Just think of the ramifications of just that.
First, half the staff at restaurants would be fired. You would force restaurants everywhere to close because the cost of staff would be so high.
Second, would you even wanna eat at a restaurant where the server got paid whether you were happy or not? I wouldnt.
Third, if owners were forced to pay workers three times current wages to achieve minimum wage, that steak you bought last week for a twenty would
be a hundred bucks, and then you'd whine about that.
Fourth, pretty soon you wont have to worry about tipping anyone in your craphole country....arent they set to ban knives soon??
Listen, I truly dgaf if you tip anyone ever, I have no skin in the game, but to classify all wait staff as "unskilled" is just asinine.
Before I go, lemme clue you into a little server secret....we make more money in a weekend then you make all week. Doesnt matter what you do for
work, I easily clear $400 TAX FREE on just a Friday night. So when you claim I whine, it is the exact opposite, I love serving....even douchebags such
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