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    Trixie
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    #308292

    Alex Silbajoris
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    My mom once sent her meal back – at a nursing home.

    #308293
    Mae Greentree
    Mae Greentree
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    DavidF wrote >>

    Mae wrote >>
    best of craigslist > columbus > ALL RESTAURANT SERVERS READ THIS!

    Wow. Simply awesome. I think you’ve found the Hunter S. Thompson of the restaurant industry.

    If the writer of this piece is still in Columbus, I hope that they see this and recognize that their well-crafted prose is still relevant and entertaining.

    #308294

    lisathewaitress
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    I don’t know. The thought of sitting in a cubicle selling insurance kind of makes me want to pluck all my eyelashes out one by one and then burn my corneas off with a soldering gun. I guess everyone has their own breaking point.

    #308295

    DavidF
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    I sold insurance for a short time. There isn’t a restaurant job bad enough to make me want to do that again. (and yes, I’m painfully aware of just how horrible some restaurant jobs are.)

    #308296

    shenanigans
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    I’d like to throw my two cents in when it comes to tipping your barber/stylist.

    There is this misconception that we, as stylist, generally receive all or 50% of your service price. This is not the case unless you’re seeing the owner.

    Say your service is $100. That is, in most higher end salons, split 45% to the stylist to 55% to the owner. Before that happens though, the owner takes any where from 5-10% off the total service for a “service” or “product” charge. So when all is said and done, out of a $100 service, your stylist takes home only about $40 out of that service. With that being said, we really count on a 20% tip to help close the gap, we count it as income. Owners take tipping into consideration when coming up with these formulas. I have been asked time and time again how we’re compensated so if anyone was wondering, there you go.

    Good rule of thumb: Always show appreciation for exceptional service with a 20% or better tip. As for holidays, double your normal tip is sufficient. Please refrain from alcohol, gift cards, etc.

    #308297

    hungrywoolf
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    oops

    #308298

    drew
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    Because everyone likes a list: link[/url]

    (posted out of a sincere curiosity about people’s reactions…)

    #308299

    Brant
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    drew wrote >>
    Because everyone likes a list: link[/url]
    (posted out of a sincere curiosity about people’s reactions…)

    Pretty good list. Overall, I heartily agree. But with regard to numbers 6, 7, and 10, a casual dining restaurant I worked for trained us to do the OPPOSITE of what this author advises. Also, I busted out a #45 once, but only when I was absolutely positive the guests would find it funny. They did, and I got a good tip :)

    #308300

    KSquared
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    lisathewaitress wrote >>
    I don’t know. The thought of sitting in a cubicle selling insurance kind of makes me want to pluck all my eyelashes out one by one and then burn my corneas off with a soldering gun. I guess everyone has their own breaking point.

    That’s why all we cubicle dwellers love Dilbert so much, Scott Adams has tapped into our pain. I remember taking my daughter to one of those bring your kid to work days when she was about 8 or so. She looked around and then looked at me with horror and said “I didn’t know you worked in a CUBICLE!” :)

    #308316

    drew
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    Brant Jones wrote >>

    drew wrote >>
    Because everyone likes a list: link[/url]
    (posted out of a sincere curiosity about people’s reactions…)

    Pretty good list. Overall, I heartily agree. But with regard to numbers 6, 7, and 10, a casual dining restaurant I worked for trained us to do the OPPOSITE of what this author advises. Also, I busted out a #45 once, but only when I was absolutely positive the guests would find it funny. They did, and I got a good tip :)

    Yeah, I think the list works best as a guideline for fine dining service. I’d actually hope for a little more relaxed approach in more casual situations.

    The list inspired a diner’s Dos and Don’ts list from lisa – here. I bet she’s not the only server to have done something similar.

    #308318

    lifeontwowheels
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    Should we stir the pot with tipping and casinos now?

    #308319

    DavidF
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    Duuuuude!!!

    #308320
    Jimmy Mak
    Jimmy Mak
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    Thanks to Issue 2, I’m now tipping cows.

    #308321

    misskitty
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    Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

    If you’re frustrated by poor service at a restaurant, think twice before you decide to not tip. You may be in for a bit more than just a dirty look from the waiter.

    “Nobody, nobody wants to be forced to pay a tip or be arrested for terrible service,” Leslie Pope said when her happy hour ended in handcuffs.

    More Here..

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