Here’s A Tip For You San Fran

Here is a tip for restaurant workers in San Francisco; Tips are not mandatory, they are given at the desire of the person paying them.

It seems that people have forgotten what a tip is and what it is for. Workers in San Francisco restaurants want to make a 25% tip mandatory! How do you make a tip, something that is given at the pleasure of the person being served, mandatory? I admit that some people are stingy with their tips and some do not tip at all but it is important to remember that it is their money and they are free to do with it as they please.

A tip is based on service. What incentive will San Fran workers have to do a great job if they are going to get a 25% tip no matter how well or how poorly they do their jobs?

I tip based on service and I have never left no tip at all. Once I received absolutely poor service and left a 2 cent tip. I wanted the worker to know that I did not forget to tip him but that his service was absolutely lousy.

I have also not added any additional tip when there was a mandatory tip added based on the number of people at the table. When a restaurant has instructions that tables of six or more will have an 18% (or whatever percent it is) gratuity automatically added to the bill then I do not add any more of a tip. I figure the restaurant has already decided what the worker’s service is worth and I only pay the gratuity they added. I have a real problem with a gratuity (a gift of money, over and above payment due for service, as to a waiter or bellhop; tip; something given without claim or demand. Dictionary.com) being mandatory. How do you tell someone that they MUST give a gift? For decent service I tip at 20% so workers miss out when their bosses decide how much of a GIFT I have to give. Isn’t forcing people to pay 25% (or any rate really) just jacking bills up another 25%? Does that not take away from the meaning of something given without claim or demand? I mean, if you force people to pay it then you are demanding it…

This brings me back to San Francisco. Who is going to be forced to pay a GIFT? Suppose you said you were not going to pay that part of the bill? What could they actually do to you? How is it possible for them to force you to give a gift and how is it possible for them to decide how much that gift will be? I know if I went to a place where I was forced to pay a 25% gift (though it is unlikely I would ever knowingly do so) I would work that server to death to earn that “gift.”

How long will it be before patrons decide to dine someplace else?

So my tip for you restaurant workers in San Fran is simple; work hard and you will be tipped well. If you think your wages are low because you receive tips as part of your compensation then find another place to work.

And quit playing these redistribution schemes. This liberal philosophy has never worked and it never will.

Source:
CBS San Francisco

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Big Dog

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Cold Shoulder vs In From The Cold

Barack Obama gave the Prime Minister of The United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, the cold shoulder last week when the leader arrived in DC for his first visit to the Obama White House. Obama did not have the usual full blown press conference or state dinner and reluctantly held a small press conference and it looked like he was less than happy to be there. Brown gave Obama some well thought out gifts and his wife gave the Obama girls expensive clothing.

ME-chelle and the ME-ssiah gave less than stellar gifts. Barack gave the PM a 25 CD collection of American movies (were they in the format that will play in Britain) and his wife gave the boys model helicopters of Marine One (the kind you get in the White House gift shop). This is the way to treat the Prime Minister of our strongest ally?

The chattering class says that Brown is a big boy and will have to just get over it but it does beg a few questions. Did not the Democrats say that Bush ruined our standing in the world? Did not they tell us that they were going to improve our image and make us all friends once again? They claimed they would improve our image in the world but it seems to me they did more to harm our image than Bush ever did. At least George and Laura Bush knew how to be gracious hosts.

The Evil One claimed he was just too darn tired from the exhausting economic problems. The man who is young and full of life is too tired to be a proper leader and host? I guess Hillary was right. She should be the one to answer the phone at 3 am because Obama is too tired to get up to attend to it.

While Obama is wrecking our image in Europe he is working to improve it in Latin America by easing some of the travel and trade restrictions with Cuba. The efforts are seen as a first move in the eventual lifting of a trade embargo that has been in place for decades.

Barack Obama is shunning our free and democratic ally in Europe and at the same time working for closer ties with a Communist country led by a murderous dictator. Yeah, that makes sense.

I guess it won’t be long before Obama is hosting Castro (one of them) or is being hosted by them. I wonder what gifts he will shower them with. As an aside, it will be real interesting to see what kind of press conference he holds with Ahmadinejad when (not if) he is invited to the White House. I suggest a .45 caliber bullet but Obama will probably give him nuclear technology. Perhaps a few real helicopters.

The Brits are up in arms about the way their PM was snubbed (I guess they will have to get over it) and they are not too happy with Hopey Obama and his Klingon wife. They will be paying very close attention to see how people like Castro and Ahmadinejad are received at the White House (if in fact Castro is invited).

I was going to write that this is what happens when you send a boy to do a man’s job but then the race baiters would cry that it was a racist remark even though it is a common saying.

So I will just end by writing that Obama is an empty suit who has NO leadership experience and he is caught up in all the hype about him. He believes the stories of his greatness. The reality is, he is way out of his league.

He should have stuck with community organizing. Then again, he was a disaster at that as well.

Joe Biden, God love him, was the one who said that the White House was no place for on the job training.

That was when he wanted to be president. Now he is Obama’s dutiful lap dog.

Big Dog

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New Sponsor – Help Support The Troops

I have a new sponsor here. It is Comfi phone cards and their link is at the very top of the sidebar.

Phone cards make great gifts. What’s that you say? Most people use cell phones.

Yes, a lot do but there are those who do not. And, these cards will make great gifts to the men and women serving in the armed forces. Phone cards help allow them to call home and save them money. Even if they are in a place where they can use a cell, a phone card will help them save on minutes.

Phone cards make great gifts for our wounded warriors. Consider buying a handful and sending them (or better yet, taking them) to the local military hospital. I also bet our older Vets who stay at the VA would love to have a phone card so they can call loved ones, especially during the holidays.

And don’t forget, the money I make from the ads goes to organizations that support our troops. There are many such organizations and I try to give as much as I can to as many as possible.

So, consider phone cards through this website. You know, instead of gift exchanges at work, why don’t you and your coworkers chip in and buy a bunch of phone cards for our brave men and women serving this great country.

Big Dog

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