Why do a lot of people in Clearfield ...
loof

Clearfield, PA

#42 Jun 20, 2013
fool wrote:
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Where exactly are you speaking about?
Clearfield is mostly fast food.
St.Charles
Hedges
Elks
Moena
Denny's
Pizza Hut
Dutch Pantry
Spanky's
Billy's
Main Won
Truck Stop
Arrowhead
Buster's
Legend's
pepperoni

Clearfield, PA

#43 Jun 25, 2013
llsmft wrote:
Funny thing about Pizza is that my sister works at one and they charge a delivery charge. The driver does not get that money. I always thought that went to the driver.
You pay a delivery fee and they pay the driver a wage.
woof

Greensburg, PA

#44 Jun 25, 2013
People act like total headcases about pizza!
wow

Huntingdon, PA

#45 Jun 29, 2013
since 2009 all waitresses must make the equivalent of minimum wage

therefore - bad service, i don't need to tip your dumb ass. you make minimum wage.
u cheap bastard

Clearfield, PA

#46 Jun 29, 2013
wow wrote:
since 2009 all waitresses must make the equivalent of minimum wage
therefore - bad service, i don't need to tip your dumb ass. you make minimum wage.
any excuse to be a cheapskate. of course they have to resort to public assistance so you still wind up paying, DUMBASS!!
Self Serve

Clearfield, PA

#47 Jun 30, 2013
After finally getting our order and discovering things were missing and wrong, we could'nt find our waitress. We flagged down another waitress and she helped us. Our original waitress spent most of the time leaning on the front counter. We had to ask another waitress for drink refills being that our waitress was not to be found. After finishing our meal and not yet receiving our check we proceeded to the front counter and had to ask OUR waitress for our check.....she says .....oh did'nt I bring that to you.
What percent of our bill should I have left for her tip ? She got exactly the same amount as the service she provided.
u cheap bastards

Clearfield, PA

#48 Jun 30, 2013
Self Serve wrote:
After finally getting our order and discovering things were missing and wrong, we could'nt find our waitress. We flagged down another waitress and she helped us. Our original waitress spent most of the time leaning on the front counter. We had to ask another waitress for drink refills being that our waitress was not to be found. After finishing our meal and not yet receiving our check we proceeded to the front counter and had to ask OUR waitress for our check.....she says .....oh did'nt I bring that to you.
What percent of our bill should I have left for her tip ? She got exactly the same amount as the service she provided.
You should have tipped the other waitress who helped you.
Reverend Irreverent

Vienna, WV

#49 Jun 30, 2013
wow wrote:
since 2009 all waitresses must make the equivalent of minimum wage
therefore - bad service, i don't need to tip your dumb ass. you make minimum wage.
This is nonsense. I'm friends with many restaurant servers, and can assure you they make just over $2.00 an hour in wages. This is also completely negated by taxes as they often receive paychecks of literally $0. You can thank the lobbying of the National Restaurant Association for that, as they managed to establish a separation of tipped workers from all others that has held the working wage of that demographic at a steadfast number for many years now. I'm not sure where you came up with this argument but it's 100% false, likely used to justify being cheap and entitled.

If you can afford to go out to eat, you can afford to tip your server a minimum of 15%. And if you cannot, you shouldn't go out in the first place. And if you simply choose not to, especially if you leave nothing at all, I wouldn't return to that establishment; servers and bartenders I know have sharp memories and will treat rude return patrons with bad tipping histories with minimal attention. Management will often attend to such complaints with avid apologies and then laugh and roll their eyes the moment they get out of sight and earshot. The truth is that one or two flustered patrons isn't worth worrying about in high-traffic establishments like in State College, where visitors predominantly aren't socially inept and understand how the world works.

It's an unfortunate aspect of the nation and the power of its lobbying culture, as you don't see the same trend across Europe and Asia, but such is life.
It is true

Clearfield, PA

#50 Jun 30, 2013
Reverend Irreverent wrote:
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I'm not sure where you came up with this argument but it's 100% false, likely used to justify being cheap and entitled.
The argument is 100% true, however, it's not enforced or well known.

"When the U.S Dept of Labor states “If an employee’s tips combined with the employers direct wages do not equal the minimum hourly wage, the employer must make up the difference”, it only applies to the work week, not just the day you failed to make minimum wage.

(Federal min wage )$7.25 x 7 =$50.75.(daily) or $7.25 x 30 hrs =$217.50 (weekly) For example if you worked 30 hours, you must have earned at least $307.50 for the week combining tips and wage.$2.13 +$7.73 (tip credit)=$10.25. If not, the employer must reimburse you."

Agree that the poster was being a cheap ass.
Rev deCFakey

Clearfield, PA

#51 Jun 30, 2013
Tipping in Japan and many other Asian countries is simply not a way of life. In fact, it's usually regarded as a vulgar display of wealth and a disregard for the culture. The same can be true in Europe and Latin America. In non-tipping cultures, it's considered a gross insult equal to giving a homeless person a handout.

So much for knowing how the world works..
Starbucker

Clearfield, PA

#52 Jun 30, 2013
"The truth is that one or two flustered patrons isn't worth worrying about in high-traffic establishments like in State College, where visitors predominantly aren't socially inept and understand how the world works."

Aren't socially inept, you know, people like Jerry Sandusky.
Reverend Irreverent

State College, PA

#53 Jun 30, 2013
Rev deCFakey wrote:
Tipping in Japan and many other Asian countries is simply not a way of life. In fact, it's usually regarded as a vulgar display of wealth and a disregard for the culture. The same can be true in Europe and Latin America. In non-tipping cultures, it's considered a gross insult equal to giving a homeless person a handout.
So much for knowing how the world works..
Right. Because they're paid adequately by their employers and thus don't need tips from customers. Do you have difficulty understanding that aspect of the practice?
Reverend Irreverent

State College, PA

#54 Jun 30, 2013
Starbucker wrote:
"The truth is that one or two flustered patrons isn't worth worrying about in high-traffic establishments like in State College, where visitors predominantly aren't socially inept and understand how the world works."
Aren't socially inept, you know, people like Jerry Sandusky.
That's mental disease. Socially inept is, for instance, people who misunderstand conventional social mores and standards and cues.
Hokkaido

Clearfield, PA

#55 Jun 30, 2013
Reverend Irreverent wrote:
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Right. Because they're paid adequately by their employers and thus don't need tips from customers. Do you have difficulty understanding that aspect of the practice?
Waitresses in Japan are not paid adequately. Do you have difficulty understanding not everyone believes everything you post?
daddydollarsign

Pittsburgh, PA

#56 Jun 30, 2013
I just Learned from this post ,1 do not tip when your out of town, and 2 do not tip if you never plan on going back to that establishment again . Now maybe me will have enough to go to thee fair .
Reverend Irreverent

State College, PA

#57 Jun 30, 2013
Hokkaido wrote:
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Waitresses in Japan are not paid adequately. Do you have difficulty understanding not everyone believes everything you post?
They actually are. They earn a minimum wage, as I've been informed from people that have been there and even worked there firsthand. You can believe and argue however much you like, it doesn't make you correct. Sorry.
Hokkaido

Clearfield, PA

#58 Jun 30, 2013
Reverend Irreverent wrote:
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They actually are. They earn a minimum wage, as I've been informed from people that have been there and even worked there firsthand. You can believe and argue however much you like, it doesn't make you correct. Sorry.
I guess I stand corrected. I only lived there for 4 years. I never considered paying half your wages for an apartment as adequate but then maybe you have a different definition of the word than I do.
Reverend Irreverent

State College, PA

#59 Jun 30, 2013
The wage may not be great, but it fits the definition of minimum wage as we know it. That's simply the point I'm making. Servers that make tips in the U.S. don't usually live luxuriantly either. They don't receive tips elsewhere because they're paid what is considered a standard wage, unlike their counterparts in this country where customers are expected to pay their living through gratuity. By no means do I consider it anything grand or comfortable on its own.

What part of the country did you live in? I'd like to vacation there someday, though I believe Tokyo itself is even more expensive than NYC. How was the experience?
true

Martinsburg, PA

#60 Jul 1, 2013
It is true wrote:
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The argument is 100% true, however, it's not enforced or well known.
This is true.

If you've ever been in a busy restaurant watch what people tip. I have watched many waitresses pick up at least $20 in an hour.
People will whine about their status in life in the hopes that others will feel sorry for them.
If waitressing isn't a good enough job, why do some people hold their job for years? I know someone who was a waitress for 30 years.
Reverend Irreverent

State College, PA

#61 Jul 1, 2013
I've known servers that work in restaurants here that will make over $250 in a shift on the weekend of a home Penn State football game. Certain events can make things lucrative, though that's the exception as opposed to the rule.

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