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November 20, 2009 7:52 pm at 7:52 pm #308322
The restaurant is in the wrong, here. Those “mandatory” gratuities on parties of 6 or more are never really mandatory. Tips are ultimately at the discretion of the customer.November 21, 2009 12:05 am at 12:05 am #308323
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.
Agreed. I think if you have a decently fulfilling life outside of your job, you can survive quite nicely being a server/bartender without losing your mind.November 21, 2009 5:55 am at 5:55 am #308324
Brant Jones wrote >>
The restaurant is in the wrong, here. Those “mandatory” gratuities on parties of 6 or more are never really mandatory. Tips are ultimately at the discretion of the customer.
agreed. I can’t even believe this is news or that they are going to court.November 24, 2009 1:09 am at 1:09 am #308325
Pay the damn tip inflation or get arrested
Should you be required by law to pay a gratuity if you don’t think the restaurant’s service was worth it? The police in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania think so, and they arrested two college students for refusing to pay a $16.35 tip over what they claim was poor service.
“You can’t give us terrible, terrible service and expect a tip,” said Pope, a 22-year-old Moravian College senior who’s a Pottsville native, according to the Lehigh Valley Express-Times.
They had to find their own napkins and cutlery while their waitress caught a smoke, had to ask the bar for soda refills, and had to wait over an hour for salad and wings, they told NBC10.
The pub, which was very busy that night, took the $73, but then called the cops, who treated the matter as a theft.November 24, 2009 2:07 pm at 2:07 pm #308326
Man, I’m glad I don’t live in the Lehigh Valley anymore. Those people have issues. I went to college in Allentown and then bounced between there and Bethlehem for a couple of years. Poor service like that happened frequently, to the point that I stormed out of more than one place after waiting over 20 minutes for a glass of water.
Yay Columbus for your much better restaurants and the people staffing them!!!November 24, 2009 2:27 pm at 2:27 pm #308327
Interesting work ethic there.
People felt their pay was to show up at their job. Actually doing there job was an extra.
Can’t tell you how many times I would go up to a cash register and the person would be talking on a cell phone or reading a book. Either they would make you wait until the finished the conversation / page. Or they would give you a dirty look and a huff for interuppting them to ring you up.
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