Random Thoughts Again

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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby LioninVa » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:44 pm

Probably so! I never seemed to be at a point to invest, other than insurance and a my company plan, but if I did I would look into your stocks as it is, I figure I will work till I die. Or get some serious windfall due to a loved ones unfortunate passing but I am not really looking forward to that either.

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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby Crowbar » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:04 pm

I just read an article about a waitress at Outback who was fired from her job because she whined on Facebook about a church that did not leave a tip on a $700.00 take out order.

First, I didn't think take out orders at restaurants needed to be tipped (unless they deliver to you). I mean, if we tip Outback take out orders, shouldn't we also tip McDonald's and Burger King orders? Isn't it essentially the same thing? I know the quality of food is different, but isn't the work the same? If not, educate me. Seriously, I am curious.

With that said, an order that size the church probably should have left some sort of tip. However, she had no right to publicly blast a high paying customer like that on social media. Sounds like she is a bit of a brat who thinks she is entitled to everything. Hence, I think Outback was correct in firing her.
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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby PittGradPSUMad » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:37 pm

I tip on takeout. The food service workers generally get hosed on their hourly wage.
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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby PittGradPSUMad » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:54 pm

And btw, I agree on the firing. She's hurting the restaurant with her whine-fest. She should've taken a big swig of STFU.
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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby psu_dad » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:09 pm

There's a local restaurant we use often that offers delivery. When I have them deliver, I tip the delivery guy. When I go to pick it up myself, I don't tip. That said, they're obviously putting out a big HINT-HINT, because there's a large tip bucket on the counter where take-out is picked up. Then again, all the Dunkin Donuts around have have tip buckets also.
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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby Blue&White » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:12 pm

I tip on take out, too. And I also think she was wrong to complain about it on social media. Also, I agree with Crowbar's comment about why do I tip the girls at the pizza place when I pick up pizza but we don't tip at BK or McDonald's. I rarely eat in fast food places anymore, but for some reason we just don't tip at fast food. It's not expected AND those people get minimum wage, at least. The girls who work the counter at the pizza place, or at Outback, probably get server wages, which means they generally work on tips. Maybe they don't, but I at least assume they do. But, at a Burger King, I know they are not working for tips and they are not paid like they are working for tips. I agree it doesn't really make sense, but that's how it be.
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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby psu_dad » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:26 pm

MA allows server wages, but the management is required to pool the tips, distribute them evenly and make up the difference if the server wage + tip comes out to less than the minimum wage.
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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby Crowbar » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:49 pm

psu_dad wrote:MA allows server wages, but the management is required to pool the tips, distribute them evenly and make up the difference if the server wage + tip comes out to less than the minimum wage.


Sounds like socialism at its finest. Not saying this is exclusive to Massachusetts, as I'm sure most states are like this. To me it would seem like smart business to let your exceptional servers keep most of their tip money and let those who suck suffer the financial consequences. That'll motivate them to provide top notch customer service. And the better the service, the more business you get. There'll always be customers who are jerks and servers who are jerks. That's life. But in the end I think letting your good servers keep more money makes sense.
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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby sameoldlama » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:59 pm

I believe Mr. Pink thoroughly covered this topic with Mr. White, Fast Eddie and Joe at the diner.

I read the story also and a friend did recommend she not post the experience and they would reach out to church - let's face it, the person picking up order for an organization may not be the person who called it in and they may not know if a tip had been included.
I would say on a small order tipping on pickup is optional - if you're regular and the place goes extra step for you makes sense - on an large order such as the one in the article I would say it would be appropriate.

But as we have all lamented - we are in a time where people can't even take a moment to consider there may have been a misunderstanding or to think of the consequences of running to social media to let the world know you've been a victim of something or other and you have to clap back.
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Re: Random Thoughts Again

Postby Carl Spackler » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:37 am

When she included the church name and the name of her employer she became their spokes"person" and suffered the consequences. Now she can whine at home or hope a new employer doesn't check her out and actually hires her hoping she has learned her lesson, unlikely.
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