February 1st, 2013, 11:04 PM #11
Nowhere in the article does it say that "God's Gift" apologized to the waitress, and now she is out of a job to boot.
Originally Posted by Noble Savage
Someone needs to tell her to shove that collection plate where the sun don't shine the next time she passes it around. And thereafter.
February 2nd, 2013, 06:30 AM #12
Read this. It might give you a little more understanding. It seems that these folks pay the tip tax to the government, whether you tip them or not.
Originally Posted by Toothless
Tax Topics - Topic 761 Tips – Withholding and Reporting
February 2nd, 2013, 10:27 AM #13
And to add BS on top of this, Applebees fired the waitress for releasing the receipt:
Applebee's Waitress Fired For Sharing 'I Give God 10%' Tip Receipt
February 2nd, 2013, 11:41 AM #14
my wife and I have had several arguments over the years about not leaving a "good tip" when the service was absolutely terrible.
Originally Posted by FBJ
How is it possibly wrong to not tip poor service?
And yes, in the past I have worked restaurants.
February 2nd, 2013, 02:01 PM #15
God only gets 10%? Didn't He bring her any free refills or something?
Originally Posted by xcheck
February 2nd, 2013, 02:19 PM #16
Just yesterday I less than stellar service and tipped less than 18%, tipped about 13%. They should be rewarded for poor service. If it wasnt somewhere we go every once in awhile I may have left less, she deserved less.
Originally Posted by Butch 19
February 2nd, 2013, 02:41 PM #17
I have come to realize that when you get your order wrong it is usually not the waiters fault, but the kitchen. I have had it happen where the waiter will read my order back correctly, but when I get my food, its incorrect. So I dont blame the waiter for that. But I do blame the waiter (it has only happened once) where it took them 30 min to get our drink order, and an hour+ to get our food (was only 4 people) and it was not even busy
February 2nd, 2013, 05:53 PM #18
This reminds of when you win over 1k in Vegas, the Irs gets involved and yet where the hell are they when you lose?
Originally Posted by x-wingcamewest
February 2nd, 2013, 11:15 PM #19
There are many reasons an order is incorrect, most of which are the fault of the front of the house. Probably the biggest reason for mistakes is food going to the wrong table, which is not the kitchen's fault at all, but rather the server's or the food runner's. Not that the kitchen doesn't make mistakes, mainly getting temperatures wrong or misreading tickets. But if the server enters the order correctly, the kitchen will prepare it correctly for the simple reason that they don't want to have to re-fire the same ticket over & over again. BTW, if your server tries to blame mistakes on the kitchen, that means they're trying to cover up their own mistakes.
Originally Posted by ilovela
Anyway, this whole situation of the server getting fired for posting the receipt is garbage. That pastor was using her position as an excuse for being a tightwad. Just about every restaurant charges an automatic gratuity for parties of 8 or more just because they're more difficult to deal with and they hardly ever tip according to percentage. The thing about tipping is that we can argue all we want about why should I pay 15 or 20 percent no matter how good or bad the service is? Well, good or bad you are getting service. People are cooking food for you and bringing it out to you. There's also the fact that tipped employees don't make minimum wage & those tips are considered part of their salary. It's even reported to the IRS as their salary even if they don't actually receive those tips. I believe that everyone should be paid a decent wage, and that tips should be voluntarily given for good service, and that a portion of it should be split up among the whole kitchen. But until that happens I'm still going to give the standard 15-20% tip. And if I have a problem with the service I'm going to complain to the manager. Most of the time they'll comp you in some way. Which is what that pastor should've done instead of leaving that note. But what was worse was when she called that Applebees and demanded that everyone involved be fired. I'm getting more and more fed up with so-called religious people who use belief in God as an excuse for being horrible people.
February 2nd, 2013, 11:54 PM #20
Even if the kitchen gave them the wrong order shouldnt the server double check it before bringing it to the table? i would think a good server would
Originally Posted by ilovela