Customer makes a political point with his lack of tip at Cupola. Suck it up Obama voters. All that free stuff isn’t always free. Frankly, he should have taken off another 4% for the healthcare surcharge restaurants apply to the bill and some more for the increased sales tax in Taxifornia.

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Geoff B
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A lot of us in the hospitality industry aren’t fans of Obama either. This was a dick thing to do.

perlcat
Member

Exactly. The non-tipper wanted to have his discretionary spending (eating out) without paying the server for the work they did. If he was truly “cutting back”, he shouldn’t have gone out to eat in the first place, instead of co-opting random people serving him into participating in his little passive-aggressive protest.

Me, I’m a VERY heavy tipper if the service is good. Life has treated me pretty well, and I think it’s important to pay it forward.

Here’s where that link belongs.
http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com/

drb
Member

I agree…the man’s a soybean. It’s really not much different than the Chick-fil-a incedent. The wrong person is being used so someone else can make a statement with out thought of that person being used.

poppajoe49
Member

I can understand him wanting to make a point, but he’s making it to the wrong person. The waiter/waitress isn’t the one that is responsible for the tax structure. He should have sent a letter to Obama, which frankly, would have done as much for the tax situation as this little note did.

sa_rose
Member

I understand his position, but he did nothing to the owner, but screwed his waitperson out of part of their hourly pay. In most states,waitstaff receives half minimum wage or less, and are expected to make up at least to minimum wage. If they are not doing so, the IRS comes knocking for an audit, so every waitperson with a brain has to keep extensive records of exactly when they worked, and how much they received in tip money. Then its a matter of if the IRS believes them.

whiskeyriver
Guest

Around here the average is $2.50 per hour for wait staff. If not for tips they would, of course, starve or have to find a different job.

sa_rose
Member

Here it was $2.15. And when minimum wage went up a couple of years ago, that amount did not increase. I don’t know if it has been raised recently. But in a town where most think 10% is an outstanding tip, a no tip table is a problem. Plus they always seem to be the most demanding customers. Yopu can ever do enough for them.

poppajoe49
Member

10%?
No wonder wait staff used to fight to get me in their area when I lived there.

sa_rose
Member

And of course, there are those servers that donb’t even deserve that much. But generally, if the server does an adequate job, they should receive 15% minimum. Many serversjudge me as being a poor tipper because I ama woman, and it was worse when I had the kids with me. Mom’s with kids are notoriously bad tippers. But they frequently found to their delight that if the service was good, they received a great tip, frequently not based on the bill at all. But woe to those who gave crappy service on assumption they would be tipped poorly! Their tip reflected that, and frequently got a note to that effect, with a recommendation they check with co workers to see what our usual tip was!

flashingscotsman
Member

Hopefully, he asked the waitress if she voted for Obama before schooling her.

PsychoDad
Guest

It’s a valid point I’m sure, but the guy is a d00shbag for pulling a snarky stunt like that.

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