Here’s A Tip For Ya

Here's a tip for a certain NY restaurant. If you do not want to face a discrimination lawsuit then do not add a mandatory gratuity for Asian customers only. Especially don't, when challenged on it by a customer of Asian decent, say it is for “Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi customers because ‘they never tip,’. Oh, and when the couple left without paying the surcharge, an employee attacked them as well. I wonder how those customers will enjoy owning a restaurant.

     Posted By: Alex - Tue Sep 27, 2011

Wow, talk about a dumbass bigot! They deserve whatever they get for that stupid stunt.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/27/11 at 01:02 PM
Good find, Patty!

Sick'em, y'all, eh?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/27/11 at 02:01 PM
Thanks sweetie!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/27/11 at 03:13 PM
I have no qualms about displaying my pleasure or displeasure with my server by the tip I leave. I have tipped double, and more, for extremely good service and have left a 2 cent tip for lousy service. That is how it should be. A lousy server does the establishment he/she works in no good and small tips are a good way of sending this message. But I also believe that the good servers should be amply rewarded.

I used to believe that a restaurant should just do away with tips and pay a decent wage. But now I believe that the tip system actually improves the dining experience and helps weed out incompetent employees.

As to mandatory tips, I refuse to patronize any establishment that tells me I have to reward the server even if the service was abominable. Although I do accept that very large parties tend to take a lot of the servers time and effort and all too often leave miserable tips even if the service was good.
Posted by yogi in Kennesaw GA on 09/27/11 at 10:47 PM
BTW, I worked at a fine dining establishment since and I still feel the same way.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/28/11 at 12:30 AM
Patty, Arby's, despite their penchant for fine art, isn't a "fine dining establishment". :ohh:
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/28/11 at 01:08 AM
I did not work for Arby's or any other fast food place Expat. I worked for a lovely Tuscan Italian Place for 5 years. Unfortunately it closed in March of 2009, killed by the bad economy and a crappy location.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/28/11 at 02:01 AM
"Alleged" is good enough for around here. If we have to wait for the blindfolded lady to act we'd lose interest.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/28/11 at 09:16 AM
Alleged is kinda understood here Robert. Ain't that the truth Expat. :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/28/11 at 02:05 PM
Why? Don't I already pay for that service?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/28/11 at 11:13 PM
I'm going to weigh-in on this one, from a rather different perspective. As a much traveled and experienced restaurant patron, I agree with much of the previous comments. I too, will fluctuate my tips in response to the service provided (tho not the food quality - that's the kitchen's responsibility) - but now, for the different perspective. In my "great" Commonwealth of PA, the minimum wage is $7.25 per hour - unless you are unfortunate enough to be on waitstaff, in which case it is $2.83 per hour. The rest is expected to be made up with tips. Most restaurant owners cannot stay in business without this scale. Minimum wage is not a living wage, it is only a stop-gap from total poverty wage, and is unlivable in the long-term. I happen to be a caseworker with the Department of Public Welfare, and at least 20% of my hard-working clients are on waitstaff. The more they make, on average, the less their lives need to be subsidized by the tax dollars of their own patrons. So, we are paying them one way or another. Personally, I prefer to leave a decent tip for a good waiter/waitress, that, if identifiable as mine, may just make that individual think for a moment, that their work-shift that evening may just have been worth the sacrifice they make every day. Tip well, folks, and save a few tax dollars to go somewhere else, in the long run.
Posted by done on 10/01/11 at 02:14 AM
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