Re: Off Topic; Drew Brees = Cheap Son of a gun!
posted at 8/2/2013 10:35 AM EDT
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
Oh my word. Tipping on a take out order is ridiculous. The price of the food includes the prep costs. Tipping is for waitresses who cater to your needs, going above and beyond the bare minimum. Why should he pay $ over the cost of his bill? Very dumb.
As for tipping in general, I disagree with the whole system. It exists to allow the restaurants to underpay their staff. I am a minimal tipper. $10 is my maximum for when I'm paying for the table. When I'm only covering my own bill, it's $4. It's not my job to pay the employees of someone else's business.
"But NAS, they need that to live." Not my issue. I need my money to live, today and tomorrow.
The idea of 15% is such a bogus concept. Why should the waitress make more money because I ordered the steak instead of the salad? She drops off the order, she picks it up, she brings it to me. No extra work is involved. If my table has 10 Sam Adams, 10 Budweisers, or 10 Grey Goose shots, it's still the same girl bringing 10 drinks to the table. Why should it cost me more...because it costs me more?
The government assumes a certain % of sales are tips so if you tip below that % you are actually costing the server money to provide you a service. Not the servers fault for a broken system so why are you punishing them?
BTW it's not your job but you don't need to go either. It's a luxary to go out to eat not a requirement
+1 . . . I mean, really, why be such a cheap-arse SOB and take your bile out on women (I note NAS only refers to waitresses) working for 2 or 3 dollars an hour. They are working,after all. Maybe NAS would prefer if they were on welfare?