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#81 bawlmer_fan

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Posted 03 June 2015 - 09:18 PM

Wow, I had no idea :o

Apologies. Per sport is an exaggeration as football is only 8 (+2) games. But they were pulling in $400-500/Orioles' game in 96-97 (i.e. when we were selling out almost every night).



#82 demopublican

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Posted 05 June 2015 - 08:24 PM

What was the question?  
 
He had no right to assume a tip, especially not the full $2.  Keep in mind these guys make $32 per case of beer, so it's not like they're making minimum wage like the poor waitress in a modest restaurant.


The question is simple: am I petty to want my change or at least be asked for the tip? Is it ok to assume and just take the tip? There was half a row of people between us so it would have been awkward to pass the money back and forth but he could/should have just held up the two bucks and asked if it was a tip.

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#83 Struds

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Posted 12 June 2015 - 01:03 PM

The question is simple: am I petty to want my change or at least be asked for the tip? Is it ok to assume and just take the tip? There was half a row of people between us so it would have been awkward to pass the money back and forth but he could/should have just held up the two bucks and asked if it was a tip.


IMHO, no and no. He should have asked if you wanted your change and allowed you to decide whether to tip, and how much ($1 or $2).

Hey, let's wait another 6 months to respond to each other! :-)

#84 aurelius

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Posted 09 July 2015 - 10:18 AM

How much should you tip for a cheap haircut that costs 12 bucks.



#85 Circe

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 03:26 AM

At least $3.
 
I tip $5 on a $14 haircut. My barber is from Michoacán and we have interesting conversations.



#86 EnochRoot

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 11:28 AM

Whenever someone tries to gain sympathy by mentioning the minimum wage that a wait staff member earns, it shows a disingenuous approach to any discussion about this subject. My wife was a waitress when she was is college. I've had friends who waited tables. They earn such a low salary because everyone knows they get tips. 

 

Let me offer a counter point to your comments by offering a very conservative estimation of how much money a wait person can earn. In my scenario, the bill is $50.00 and the wait person works 5 tables. If you are experienced in this industry, you know that those are conservative variables, since most meals cost more than $50 for a table of 2, and working 5 tables isn't the most tables someone would work in a usual situation. 

 

$50 X .15% (again, a conservative figure since most people tip .20% or more) = $7.50 X 5 tables = $37.5 + $2.25 = $39.75/hr

 

That's really nice bank for the demographic that compose the bulk of the wait staff industry across this nation. And they don't pay taxes on most of it. Anyone who has working knowledge, of how earnings are calculated for a member of the wait staff, knows that only a small portion of those tips are claimed as income.    

 

An old friend of mine worked at Max's Taphouse on Broadway in Fells Point. He was a bartender. No salary other than a couple bucks an hour. He would routinely pull in over $250,000 a year. I'm not even kidding.



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Posted 11 November 2015 - 08:32 AM

No more tipping at Joe's Crab Shack

 

http://www.fox4news..../47241615-story



#88 demopublican

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 10:37 PM

No more tipping at Joe's Crab Shack
 
http://www.fox4news..../47241615-story


I think it is a cool experiment. Of course the food there is God awful.

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#89 edb

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 05:54 PM

I've been out of the business for a while, But used to be that customers were only legally responsible for paying for their food, beverages and tax.






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