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Old 01-31-2013, 08:57 PM
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Applebee's fires waitress over Auto Tip

the way I see it, the pastor lady stiffed the waitress 100%

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what a mess....
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what a mess....
my mom used to say that a lot too
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:12 PM
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18% automatically? Isn't that usually done when the party is more than 5 people?

Maybe the customer was a royal PITA.
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can't fix stupid... I guess this Pastor did not know servers have to earn part of their income from tips. In the end 2 people lose their jobs - 3 bad decisions... 2 people lose their jobs.
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can't fix stupid... I guess this Pastor did not know servers have to earn part of their income from tips. In the end 2 people lose their jobs - 3 bad decisions... 2 people lose their jobs.
My guess is that her response was due to the tip being added by the register/waitress. If I was in the same position and the bill wasn't for a large group, I might do the same thing- being forced to tip is BS and I'd rather make the decision on whether, and how much to tip. If the service was bad and the tip was added anyway, I wouldn't be a happy camper.The tip should reflect the quality of service, or the level of generosity of the customer.
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Well I don't see it that way at all

I am tired of servers EXPECTING that I subsidize their wage. You want to have a guaranteed income, better yourself, find a job that pays you more.

The last time I encountered this there were 8 of us, it took a very long time to get our food, it was cold, no drinks were brought at a constant interval And yet I found an 15% tip automatically added to my bill

Too bad for her, just because you're a server doesn't mean you need to make 30-40 an hour because of tips
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Well I don't see it that way at all

I am tired of servers EXPECTING that I subsidize their wage. You want to have a guaranteed income, better yourself, find a job that pays you more.

The last time I encountered this there were 8 of us, it took a very long time to get our food, it was cold, no drinks were brought at a constant interval And yet I found an 15% tip automatically added to my bill

Too bad for her, just because your a server doesn't mean you need to make 30-40 an hour because of tips
30-40 an hour? That's a stretch. So if everything is spot on what do you normally tip?
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30-40 an hour? That's a stretch. So if everything is spot on what do you normally tip?
Really? This is my logic

You are a server that has a section that contains 8-10 tables

Here you get PAID 9-10 per hour from your employer

Now you work a 6 hour shift and have 8-9 tables per hour

A family of four goes out for supper

Bill total 50-60

15% (what everyone says you are supposed to tip) = 7.50, based on $50

7x7.50 = 52.50

10%
7x5=35

Add the 10 an hour they are getting paid and its pretty easy to get there

Find a server and ask them how much they make in tips

2-300 on a good night is very common plus wages
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Really? This is my logic

You are a server that has a section that contains 8-10 tables

Here you get PAID 9-10 per hour from your employer

Now you work a 6 hour shift and have 8-9 tables per hour

A family of four goes out for supper

Bill total 50-60

15% (what everyone says you are supposed to tip) = 7.50, based on $50

7x7.50 = 52.50

10%
7x5=35

Add the 10 an hour they are getting paid and its pretty easy to get there

Find a server and ask them how much they make in tips

2-300 on a good night is very common plus wages
Sorry Pram, but you would be pretty hard pressed to find a waiter/waitress making 9-10 dollars an hour in the U.S. Trust me, I waited on plenty of tables before I " bettered myself"
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