Originally posted by MrBigDave
The amount of the tip should be based on the level of service you get. I do not think that it is right for a business to mandate a certain percentage
for your tip.
Also, there have been many posts about the whole 10% tithe topic and some assumptions about how that money is spent. I have two different pastors in
my family and I know that in most cases, the pastor does not get all of that money themselves. Some pastors get a set salary and some get a
percentage. They do pay a tithe on the money that they get, but most put that in the general fund so that it does not come back to them. Also, keep in
mind that the church has to pay a power bill, water bill, and other bills as well.
There is no excuse for the comment that this person made.
Like you, me too agree that tipping should not be mandatory, but come from one's heart and compassion for others, more so in America when the fact is
that servers in the service industries - F&B, Hotels, restaurants, etc, have low pay to ensure biz owners can survive to keep employment floating.
One only gives if the service is deserved, and the consumer must not be expected to be treated like a King with snotty demands, for the servers are
Equally, servers are only humans, and most do know that poverty or low income exists, and thus do not expect the poor or needy middle classes to tip
even after good service is given out. The poor only constitutes 20% of the population, there's still 8 out of 10 that would help contribute and ensure
the american server can live and love decently.
There are rich churches and equally poorly funded ones in USA, a reality many will understand. Tipping culture is based upon one's choice and decency
1. If the amerian pastor is good but poor, does he/she needs to go to a restaurant for a meal with his friends? Afterall, even a loaf of leftover
bread shared with comprehension of the circumstance one is in, is more than enough to not only fill the stomach but the soul as well amongst true
2. But as this 'pastor' chosed to eat in the restaurant, it is not a crime or sin, for obviously she had the funds to do so. And yet, after being
given the attention an american waiter would traditionally gives, she NOT ONLY refused to give any tips, but WROTE insane remarks onto the bill, not
to convert or convince a fellow human, but as AN EXCUSE to get away with moral theivery of an honest working man's wage.
Even more scary, as the leader of a congregation even though small, she is seen as a representative of the christian religion, that emphasises love,
compassion and charity. Yet she demanded the dismissal of the workers for only honestly posting her misdeeds in public.
This is not the work of a person whom had been called for religion. Perhaps she may think she had been, and like most equally flawed humans,
complaceny took over divine religious teachings and thus her inexcusable behaviour. May she take stock of her actions, and be responsible, acknowledge
such mistakes and failings , so that she may progress and evolve in her leadership role and be a better human to lead her community.
And may her example, exhaustively discussed here that covers both religion and economics, help and guide others to make better and more informed
decisions in life we all face daily as long as we breathe one more breath.
edit on 4-2-2013 by SeekerofTruth101 because: (no reason given)