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Black Family locked in restaurant after refusing to pay tip

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IescapedNY

Since: Nov 11

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#1 May 3, 2012
Wow!!!! According to waiters and waitresses on top of being terrible tippers. They are absolutely rude obnoxious in your face terrible customers.
Read the comments or better yet if you know someone who works in a restaurant and just ask them.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/oddnews-22772304/...
Lori

Damariscotta, ME

#2 May 4, 2012
When I lived in Florida, one of my first jobs there was as a Red Lobster. I unfortunatly worked the "All You can Eat" shrimp night. With a four table section, I would have "people" sit for hours, eating shrimp, and having me run my ass off. When it was time to pay, I would be lucky if I recieved a 2% tip. they would throw a couple of dollars down, after spending anywhere between 30.00 to 60.00 dollars. I then went to work in Madiera Beach. Tips were excellent, and always gave top knotch service. Everyone would cringe when we saw blacks coming in, because we knew we would be lucky if we recieved anything for a tip. I am not racist, but after being a server for a number of years, this seems to be the pattern. On evening I had a party of nine, all blacks. They had appetizers, cocktails, seafood entrees,(crablegs). Mind you, I gave my undivided attention to this table, and made sure their drinks were full, they had dirty plates removed before entrees came, etc. When it was time to pay the bill,(after two and a half hours) They requested separate checks. I broke the checks out, and handed the checks out. There is automatically an 18% gratuity added to parties of eight or more. The total check amount "before" gratuity, was 167.30. the gratuity total was $30.11. This was to be split among the checks. They stated that they did not feel obligated to pay 18% gratuity because they all had separate checks. I explained that he gratuity was for the total party, as they did all sit together. I also explained to them that it was stated on the menu (in big letters) that the gratuity is added to parties of 8 or more. After taking the gratuity off, after them pitching such a fit, I ended up making %8! I was at no time, ever rude, or unattentive. People like this need to realize that servers usually only make just over $4.00 and hour. We depend on or tips to tip out the bartender, the hostess and the busboy. On a table that I should have made $30.00, I ended up with $13.00!!! After tipping out, I basically made nothing!!If "people"go out to eat, and they know they have to tip, then tip!! and not a crappy tip either. If I knew I had given horrible service, then yes, crappy tip. But when they had me running my ass off all night, "I need more hot sauce", I need more butter", I need, I need I need... An average gratuity is %15 for anyone out there that doesn't know. Servers DO NOT make min. wage, they make FAR BELOW. Tips are their livelihood. The owners of restaurants should not have to pay more for the servers. If they had to, they would go broke...Get a clue "people".
Kool Dude

United States

#6 May 4, 2012
Lori wrote:
When I lived in Florida, one of my first jobs there was as a Red Lobster. I unfortunatly worked the "All You can Eat" shrimp night. With a four table section, I would have "people" sit for hours, eating shrimp, and having me run my ass off. When it was time to pay, I would be lucky if I recieved a 2% tip. they would throw a couple of dollars down, after spending anywhere between 30.00 to 60.00 dollars. I then went to work in Madiera Beach. Tips were excellent, and always gave top knotch service. Everyone would cringe when we saw blacks coming in, because we knew we would be lucky if we recieved anything for a tip. I am not racist, but after being a server for a number of years, this seems to be the pattern. On evening I had a party of nine, all blacks. They had appetizers, cocktails, seafood entrees,(crablegs). Mind you, I gave my undivided attention to this table, and made sure their drinks were full, they had dirty plates removed before entrees came, etc. When it was time to pay the bill,(after two and a half hours) They requested separate checks. I broke the checks out, and handed the checks out. There is automatically an 18% gratuity added to parties of eight or more. The total check amount "before" gratuity, was 167.30. the gratuity total was $30.11. This was to be split among the checks. They stated that they did not feel obligated to pay 18% gratuity because they all had separate checks. I explained that he gratuity was for the total party, as they did all sit together. I also explained to them that it was stated on the menu (in big letters) that the gratuity is added to parties of 8 or more. After taking the gratuity off, after them pitching such a fit, I ended up making %8! I was at no time, ever rude, or unattentive. People like this need to realize that servers usually only make just over $4.00 and hour. We depend on or tips to tip out the bartender, the hostess and the busboy. On a table that I should have made $30.00, I ended up with $13.00!!! After tipping out, I basically made nothing!!If "people"go out to eat, and they know they have to tip, then tip!! and not a crappy tip either. If I knew I had given horrible service, then yes, crappy tip. But when they had me running my ass off all night, "I need more hot sauce", I need more butter", I need, I need I need... An average gratuity is %15 for anyone out there that doesn't know. Servers DO NOT make min. wage, they make FAR BELOW. Tips are their livelihood. The owners of restaurants should not have to pay more for the servers. If they had to, they would go broke...Get a clue "people".
Listen honey child, whenever a white person says, "I'm not a racist" that usually means they are. Why did you even decide to use this "story" to bait the entire black race? So the entire black race don't tip based on your employment at Red Lobster? Please. YOU PEOPLE. That's right, I said it. I thought when it comes to restaurants, the only color that matter is green. But I should know better. Racism still exists, and some people (like yourslef) are racist and don't even realize it.
titus3

Bath, NY

#7 May 4, 2012
i too have waited tables and served as a bus person and i can tell you that a-holes come in all colors and alot of them don"t believe in tipping.but it seems to me that alot of the white servers have already assumed that a black person is not going to tip so some of you probably already decided that you weren"t going to give good service and shouldn"t be surprised by the tip.I"am black and when i eat at a restuarant i always give a good tip ,sometimes even if the service is not as good just so that maybe they wouldn"t judge the next patron by the color of their skin,beside if do my job and keep a smile on my face regardless of the amount of tip i get,my lord and savior JESUS CHRIST will always make sure my needs are met.
Kool Dude

United States

#8 May 4, 2012
titus3 wrote:
i too have waited tables and served as a bus person and i can tell you that a-holes come in all colors and alot of them don"t believe in tipping.but it seems to me that alot of the white servers have already assumed that a black person is not going to tip so some of you probably already decided that you weren"t going to give good service and shouldn"t be surprised by the tip.I"am black and when i eat at a restuarant i always give a good tip ,sometimes even if the service is not as good just so that maybe they wouldn"t judge the next patron by the color of their skin,beside if do my job and keep a smile on my face regardless of the amount of tip i get,my lord and savior JESUS CHRIST will always make sure my needs are met.
I agree with you. I give tips based on service myself. I'm just appalled at these trolls on here because they always try to find fault with black people when they really need to take a look at themselves.

Now if it was in reverse, if they go in a restaurant as a customer and give a white waiter or waitress a good tip as oppossed to a black one? Hmmm?
titus3

Bath, NY

#9 May 4, 2012
i have seen both.i"ve seen a white waitress wait on a party of six white folks and she is one of the most professional waitress i know and they left her a tip of 10 cents, she was disappointed but she she said you have to take the good with the bad, it happened before and it will happen again.
Kool Dude

United States

#10 May 4, 2012
titus3 wrote:
i have seen both.i"ve seen a white waitress wait on a party of six white folks and she is one of the most professional waitress i know and they left her a tip of 10 cents, she was disappointed but she she said you have to take the good with the bad, it happened before and it will happen again.
People just don't realize blacks and whites have more in common than they realize. People need to stop basing the entire black race on their one time experience. Big tippers come in all colors and bad tippers come in all colors.

BTW,.10 is a slap in the face. I wouldn't have given that even with the worst of service.
RacistFireCrotch BarnFart

Rochester, NY

#11 May 4, 2012
semper fi forever wrote:
It's the typical "ENTITLEMENT" attitude of KNEE-GROWS
it's only common sense, to tip, but then again, they don't have any common sense!!!!!
Really? This story sounds more like the white waitresses that think they are ENTITLED a tip without earning it.
RacistFireCrotch BarnFart

Rochester, NY

#14 May 4, 2012
Still on my High Horse wrote:
I worked as a waiter in some restaurants. We used to called the Cullerd customers "Canadians" as a code word. That way patrons wouldn't know what or who we were talking about. There was a certain Canadian couple that came in just about every other week. They were notorious bad tippers. We had recently hired a young black college girl. On her first night she got the regular Canadian couple. She came back to the wait station and surprised everyone by saying "Darn it I got stuck with some Canadians", we all burst out laughing. They tipped her better than they ever did a white server, but still below 15%.
The Canadian's could probable sense you were racist and that's why they didn't tip you.
A tip should be earned and not just something you get no matter what.
Kool Dude

Rochester, NY

#15 May 4, 2012
Still on my High Horse wrote:
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So tell us Kook Dude. are you racist or are you not a racist?
I don't have to answer to you. But you are. I don't have to ask.
Peggy Mason

Pittsford, NY

#17 May 4, 2012
Still on my High Horse wrote:
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TY, You answered my question, You're racist too.
And if you claim you're not your a lair !!
What the hell is a lair??????
Truth

Rochester, NY

#18 May 5, 2012
IescapedNY wrote:
Wow!!!! According to waiters and waitresses on top of being terrible tippers. They are absolutely rude obnoxious in your face terrible customers.
This is pretty standard behavior of the lower class.

IescapedNY

Since: Nov 11

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#19 May 5, 2012
Several times at Aldis's I have seen the same people come up with an arm load of groceries and then get in a huff and act disrespected when the cashier wont let them take the shopping cart ( and 25 cents) then hold up the whole line
When I have had the chance I asked the cashier and he and others said it happens all the time and always the same people.

And I don't think they are real Canadians!

IescapedNY

Since: Nov 11

Location hidden

#20 May 5, 2012
RacistFireCrotchBarnFart wrote:
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The Canadian's could probable sense you were racist and that's why they didn't tip you.
A tip should be earned and not just something you get no matter what.
For sure " The Canadians" would see you for the "Racist" you are.
Kool Dude

Rochester, NY

#21 May 5, 2012
IescapedNY wrote:
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For sure " The Canadians" would see you for the "Racist" you are.
And "the Americans" would see you for the REAL RACIST that YOU are!
HATE

Moorestown, NJ

#23 May 12, 2012
Kool Dude wrote:
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Listen honey child, whenever a white person says, "I'm not a racist" that usually means they are. Why did you even decide to use this "story" to bait the entire black race? So the entire black race don't tip based on your employment at Red Lobster? Please. YOU PEOPLE. That's right, I said it. I thought when it comes to restaurants, the only color that matter is green. But I should know better. Racism still exists, and some people (like yourslef) are racist and don't even realize it.
I hate everyone, I just hate my family a little less:)
justagirl

Webster, NY

#24 May 12, 2012
People these days are rude as hell....if anyone provides you with a service you should tip. Not just in resturants...if someone dries your car at the car wash, or pump your gas, etc. Otherwise do it your damn self..make your own food, dry your own car and pump your own gas. Simple as that.
nickbo13

Rochester, NY

#25 May 13, 2012
justagirl wrote:
People these days are rude as hell....if anyone provides you with a service you should tip. Not just in resturants...if someone dries your car at the car wash, or pump your gas, etc. Otherwise do it your damn self..make your own food, dry your own car and pump your own gas. Simple as that.
Every time I service my boyfriend he gives me a tip,
not much but it's the thought that counts.

“Lovin' you is fuuu-uuun...”

Since: Apr 09

drop the puck, Ref...

#26 May 14, 2012
nickbo13 wrote:
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Every time I service my boyfriend he gives me a tip,
not much but it's the thought that counts.
that's touching.
Livid

Alexandria, VA

#28 Aug 1, 2012
Im a massage therapist , i work my ass off 8 massages a day massage envy dosent pay their employees enough so we make money from our tips... And when i get a black client i get pissed. Mostly black women they are the worst!! They come in with their hair done n designer this and that. N dont leave shit.. Listen up black people TIP!!!!!!!!!!today for example i had 3 white people n 3 black people... 2 of the black people didnt tip n one left me 7$ usually i get 15-20... So the white people left 10,15,and 25$ no lie!

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