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Tip-ping is not a city in China

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As part of the hospitality industry for man years I always realized the importance of tipping.  I also have had many encounters with people who just don’t get it.  I recently ran across an article that infuriated me.  The article from the Huffington Post was about a patron who left a note instead of a tip.  The note read “As a direct result of Proposition 30 and President Obama’s insistence that I pay “MY FAIR SHARE IN TAXES” I find that I must cut back on discretionary spending and gratuities. I wish it didn’t have to be this way for both of us.”

I realize some people are unhappy with any new taxes and that is fine.  However, servers are taxed based on their sales.  Since that is the way the system works if you leave no tip, the server actually loses money by serving you.  Now I’m not saying that if you receive really bad service you shouldn’t let it affect the gratuity but it is obvious this was a pre-planned political statement at the expense of a server.

The solution is quite easy.  If the douche-bag in question needs to cut back on discretionary spending then they need to go to the local market and buy some food and take it home and cook it.  Eating out is discretionary spending.

  1. Jim orPatti Tobias
    January 11th, 2013 at 05:05 | #1

    I work with cowards that talk about doing things like that, they figure those are the kind people that voted for Obama. They might not follow through but the quiet ones might do it. Like you at one time I made my living counting on tips, now I tend to over tip. The thing is they remember you. I would rather be remembered for being a good tipper. Karma happens. Jim

  2. January 11th, 2013 at 08:46 | #2

    Thanks Jim, I agree completely. Hope you had great holidays!

  3. Jim Tobias
    January 12th, 2013 at 05:57 | #3

    Yes I did, Thank You. I capped it off by coming down to Ft. Lauderdale to see the grand kids yesterday and saw an old fat bearded guy playing at a patio bar last night. Now I know what Santa does in the off season, he wasn’t too bad but this is a rough business so he better keep the North Pole gig just in case(tic). Jim

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