OT Portland Restaurant Ends Tipping, Adds Service Charge, Raises Wages/Bennies

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  1. Natebishop3

    Natebishop3 Don't tread on me!

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    It's the same guilt trip you get when you're going to pay at the supermarket and it pops up with "do you want to donate a dollar to blah blah blah"
     
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    I hate that every place has a "do you want to round up your total to donate to such and such."

    I always say no and probably look like a dick. But, I don't care. I donate to places that have meaning to my life experiences. Organizations I feel actually use the money for good.
     
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    This one annoys me also. Multimillion dollar organization tries to guilt me into their preferred charity so they look good. Yea, screw that it's a no every time also.
     
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    Also everyone realizes that there is no need to ever sign a receipt right? It's only for the opportunity to add a tip.
     
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    I had a buddy once who didn't sign his receipt. Someone ended up signing it for him and putting a $500 tip there.
     
  6. ABM

    ABM Happily Married In Music City, USA!

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    I tip 20% for the average restaurant and 25% for the really nice ones. We add extra to our tip if the service was outstanding or the server did extra meaning substitutions or things not expected of the server.
     
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  8. Lanny

    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    Aha, you've met some of my relatives.
     
  9. Chris Craig

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    I say yes sometimes to that. But yeah
     
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    Do you contribute to politicians?
     
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    No. I contribute to organizations for certain disabilities for children.
     
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    You know what is worse? Is when youre door dashing and have to pick up a huge order and then drive 35 minutes to lake Oswego.... All the gas, all the time... $0 tip.

    And you have to MANUALLY enter in a $0 tip. I get if it's an option at subway (though the guilt trip is annoying af) but if someone is driving, using their really expensive gas and ever limiting time (thanks society for never giving a shit about humans), and gets your food there safely and at least as warm as they can given that you wanted to order from a restaurant 35 MINUTES AWAY, fucking tip something or very politely go fuck yourself for sending a human being across town.

    Is it my choice to do this? Yes. But don't be a fucking dick and care about another human being doing something for you, you fucking twatstick.
     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    Don't sugar coat it.
     
  15. donkiez

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    Don't you get to see the compensation, including tip, for the order before you accept it as a doordash driver?
     
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    Ive always tipped but never been a fan of this concept. Not fair to let a patron determine the end wage of a waitstaff or cook. Id much rather have tips be included in the costs of the meal.
    pay these people fair living wages and stop forcing them to not know their end pay from week to week. How hard is it to create an efficient budget if you never know your end income ahead of time?
    Has always seemed like a ridiculous concept to me.
     
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    Exactly how I feel as well. I always tip, but I'd like to think of it as a bonus for how well the service was to my dining experience. I also don't like that tips are shared. The one performing his/her job better should receive more tips.
     
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    yeah exactly. Though i still think the best thing is get rid of it. Other than a special bonus here Nd their maybe? But employees should absolutely not have to show up to work thinking. I need to make $85 in tips tonight or i dont have enough to pay my electric bill…

    they might provide stellar service and still not make a dime in tips depending on the customers.

    im betting if researched tipping was created by owners. Not staff. Whether it be by not paying enough and patrons feeling bad, or owners consciously saying advertising.. make 5-20 an hour over your wage!!! And selling it as a good thing.
    Like everything else skills should dictate. No people service skills? Stuck at dennys at a lower wage.
    Got skills? get paid more by working for so high end restaurant.
    No different than our mfg. economy, etc.
     
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    When I was 15 I was a bus boy at the Anchorage restaurant in Sellwood and the waitress's would share their tips to a degree wit the busboy that waited the table for set, clean and water and coffee. Some of the waitress's were very generous and some tight bitches.
     

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