When I worked in a restaurant, my $2.13 per hour wage ended up only covering my taxes. I'd get my paychecks every couple weeks and they'd usually be a dollar or two. Maybe more if I worked long hours without taking home a bunch of tips. 100 % of my income came from tips. It's tough. Being able to pay your rent and buy groceries absolutely depends on the largesse of others, most of whom don't realize the role of the tip. On slow days, or when I got the smoking section, It'd be a 6 hour shift where I'd make 20 dollars. That's not liveable. I know I made less than that in a shift before. So next time you go out to eat, realize what your tip means to the waitstaff. And honestly, if you have to stiff someone because you ran out of money or whatever, I'd apologize on the check. It feels horrible getting stiffed, it'd feel better knowing it wasn't anything you did.
When I go to bars just to drink I usually tip way over any standard percentage because my checks are small and it takes a decent amount of service. A lot of times I go in expecting to spend about X amount and I'll tip 40 or 50% and hit that amount because I had budgeted it. Big tips like that aren't too much of a sacrifice to me but it feels really damn good when you're a server and you get one.
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As far as my personal experiences from my time as a waiter, I definitely had a couple of times where a church group would leave bible tracts instead of tips. And they were generally pretty big tables and tended to get bitchy easily as well. Getting stiffed on a tip really sucks, especially on a large table. I also had a guy leave me no tip once because he was there with his girlfriend and she was flirting with me.
Last edited by mistertim; February-1st-2013 at 12:58 PM.
I'd be interested in knowing more about what exactly the Truth and World Deliverance Ministry is. This, apparently, is the church that Mrs. Bell is a Pastor in. It's in St. Louis.
"ALERT: This is World Deliverance Outreach Ministries of Chandler Arizona where PASTOR CHRIS HOLMES is Senior Pastor. We are in no way affiliated with the Pastor that left the message to the waitress in St. Louis. PLEASE BE ADVISED WE ARE IN NO WAY ASSOCIATED WITH THIS INCIDENT. God Bless."
“I just wanted to say to the fans … in D.C. and across the nation, they’ve been great for us, cheering us on. At away games they show up in the masses and at home they really made it feel like a home-field advantage. We said this when I was in college, ‘We got a chance to sit at the dinner table and experience success and it was a good meal. But now we want to go back to get dessert.’ We’ll be ready to get dessert next year.”
Robert Griffin’s last words at the press conference.
That pastor is about as genuine as Ray Lewis on the pulpit.
Last edited by greenspandan; February-1st-2013 at 02:55 PM.
What a jerk. I would hate to see the people that belong to her church. Glad the pastor was mortified by this going viral but it's a shame the server lost her job.
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