Amost Broke

Middlebury, IN

#1 Feb 28, 2011
Let me open up a can of worms here(G) Way back in 1948 I had a job in construction. For a couple years I carried a lunch bucket but as things got a bit better I started eating lunch (dinner) out. Every beer joint in town put out a noon lunch and for 65 or 70 cents one could get a good plate lunch. If the food wasnt too bad and the service good one might leave a nickle or dime by his plate.

Things continued to get better and naturally the prices went up. Now a quarter was a decent tip and maybe 50 cents if you ate out on Sunday.

Before I realized I found I was leave a buck or a bit more.

Fast forward to today. The cost of a meal has continued to rise and now at least 2 bucks seems to be what I drop on the table.

Now of late I find that while the cost of a meal continues to go up my income has reminded the same for the past two years.

The once 10% jumped to 15% long ago. At that percentage is a bone of contention for me. If I get basically the same meal at the joint on the corner I pay one price but if I go higher class than the tip is more

On Sundays I will drop $3 on the table if the waitperson had been decent and no bling.

Level 2

Since: Nov 09

Hinton

#2 Feb 28, 2011
So stop eating out? I mean, if you're only leaving $2 or $3 at a table, you're a horrible tipper to begin with. Servers typically make $2.75 an hour, and everything else has to come from tips.

Generally, spending $10 or $15 on a meal isn't bad anymore, unfortunately. I'd love to be able to get a decent lunch for $.75 or so, but it'll never happen again.

If you're really that upset about it, start packing your lunches again. It's probably cheaper anyways, and the servers will get to spend their time on people that will leave more than a 10% tip for great service.
thats bs

Oak Hill, WV

#3 Feb 28, 2011
Amost Broke wrote:
Let me open up a can of worms here(G) Way back in 1948 I had a job in construction. For a couple years I carried a lunch bucket but as things got a bit better I started eating lunch (dinner) out. Every beer joint in town put out a noon lunch and for 65 or 70 cents one could get a good plate lunch. If the food wasnt too bad and the service good one might leave a nickle or dime by his plate.
Things continued to get better and naturally the prices went up. Now a quarter was a decent tip and maybe 50 cents if you ate out on Sunday.
Before I realized I found I was leave a buck or a bit more.
Fast forward to today. The cost of a meal has continued to rise and now at least 2 bucks seems to be what I drop on the table.
Now of late I find that while the cost of a meal continues to go up my income has reminded the same for the past two years.
The once 10% jumped to 15% long ago. At that percentage is a bone of contention for me. If I get basically the same meal at the joint on the corner I pay one price but if I go higher class than the tip is more
On Sundays I will drop $3 on the table if the waitperson had been decent and no bling.
You aren't as old as you are claiming or you would not use the word "bling". I don't know what your motive is for starting this thread but I sure know crap when I smell it & your post stinks. I imagine you are some Republican, angry because you don't have servants or slaves.
Almost Broke

Middlebury, IN

#4 Feb 28, 2011
thats bs wrote:
<quoted text>You aren't as old as you are claiming or you would not use the word "bling". I don't know what your motive is for starting this thread but I sure know crap when I smell it & your post stinks. I imagine you are some Republican, angry because you don't have servants or slaves.
Well I was born in 1923 so I kinda think that makes me old. I use the word blink cause thats what y'all snotnoses call your chains and piercings. I may be a terrible tipper but if those folks want to work for $2.75 thats their problem.

I didnt plan on getting hit with a load of shit when I posted. As far as azatroth stick it damn Im lettin you people pull me down to your level Sorry I started this no more

Level 2

Since: Nov 09

Hinton

#5 Feb 28, 2011
Yes, because we get to pick what a company will pay us... idiot. I sincerely hope people stop serving you at all with that attitude. Maybe then you'd reap what you sow.

If you're making $15 or $16 an hour, and are too cheap to properly tip your waiter/waitress, you don't deserve service from any establishment.
LMAO

Glenwood, WV

#6 Feb 28, 2011
What an idiot. Only ignorant people complain about something they are choosing to do! I agree with Azathoth. If you don't like the prices, don't eat out. 15% is not the standard, it's more like 20% these days. 15% is the minimum for decent service, 20% is required for good service & I have been known to leave even more than that for outstanding service.

Some folks work for $2.75 b/c there aren't many options around here so they do the best they can.

P.S. I hope that you aren't returning to the same places over and over tipping the way you do. If you do, I can guarantee you the entire wait staff recognizes your cheap ass the second you walk in the door and if they don't spit in your food, they remember how horrible of a tipper you are and purposefully don't work their hardest for you. Remember, you get what you pay for. So keep in mind, the person your screwing when you tip badly, is you.
LMAO

Glenwood, WV

#7 Feb 28, 2011
By the way..

the word is GRATUITY

Grautities is not a word.

Level 2

Since: Sep 10

Sutton, WV

#8 Feb 28, 2011
I am going to try very hard not to be a total smartass here toward anyone but I am sure that I am going to step on some toes before I am finished. I understand where the original poster is coming from and understand his of view. Income isn't getting any better but the price of everything is going up. But he apparently doesn't realize that most of the waitresses in this country work for about 2.75 an hour and the rest of their pay is dependant on their tips. I worked as a waitress for 3 years and at that time the wage was just a little over 2.00 an hour. Most people who have never had to hold down a waiter/waitress job assumes that waitresses make the regular minimum wage which is 7.25 an hour now I think. That is a far cry from 2.75 an hour. When I was working as a waitress I was told that if I didn't make enough tips to average out to the regular minimum wage for that day then I was screwed I still had to write down that I did make enough to finish out the regular minimum wage with the assumption that on a good day I would make up for it. I got taxed for that money whether I received it or not. Now, on the flip side of that coin if I go into a place to eat and it is supposed to be a full service restuarant and the waitress comes to my table to take my order and she acts like it is killing her to do so and doesn't speak nicely to me or my family or she brings the food and drinks out and you never see her again then no I am not leaving a tip or if I leave one it will be very little. I was trained by a very good manager and one of the most important things she taught me was that the customer is the one that is making your payday so whatever problems are going on in your life you leave at home, if you don't feel good you still plaster a smile on your face and treat that customer with the utmost respect. You go out and you take their order, you make sure they get their drinks and appetizers, you take their food to them and check to see if they need their drinks refilled, you then check on them every few minutes and keep an eye on the drink glasses, if you see one getting low then you get your happy ass out to that table and take care of it. You do all this with a smile and a bounce in your step and act like your customer is the most important person in your world at that time. But there are occasions when you have worked at a job long enough you know all the regulars and you know which ones will tip and which ones don't or the ones that leave lousy tips and you still have to be nice but no where near as nice as you are to the ones that leave good tips and treat you right. I would never take it so far as to spit in anyones food or anything like that but I made sure that they saw the difference in the way I waited on them and the way I waited on others. It was always my experience the people that worked the hardest for their money and had very little always left the best tips and the people who had money coming out their ears were the tightwads who was afraid to leave a dollar or two.
Wishes

Oak Hill, WV

#9 Feb 28, 2011
LOL I have a hard time believing that you're 88 years old. Not only from your choice of wording but the fact that you're still working and that your income hasn't gone up in the past two years.

sorry, I'm calling a big load of bs on this.

PS. when you say that you're allowing yourself to be pulled down it means you're weak willed.
you probably want to save that excuse for when someone else says nasty things or curses you as you have within your posts, otherwise it's wasted. and yous till look weak willed.
Almost Broke wrote:
<quoted text>
Well I was born in 1923 so I kinda think that makes me old. I use the word blink cause thats what y'all snotnoses call your chains and piercings. I may be a terrible tipper but if those folks want to work for $2.75 thats their problem.
I didnt plan on getting hit with a load of shit when I posted. As far as azatroth stick it damn Im lettin you people pull me down to your level Sorry I started this no more
sam

Charleston, WV

#10 Feb 28, 2011
I TIP FROM THE SERVICE I RECEIVE IF GOOD I TIP GOOD IF BAD A LEAVE A DOLLAR!!!!!
Mr Bill

Pensacola, FL

#11 Mar 10, 2011
I have only had one bad experance with waitresses.after going to the same place for lunch a few months,I married her,about 15 months later I was not allow back in the place and found myself eating out of the garbage cans out back. And looking for any loose change I could find.That was 20 years ago.She is now married to her four husband she got from the restaurant.[she started the term]___ Take Out___
I survived and always leave a good tip.

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