Monday, March 9, 2009

Are We Alone? Part 2

I posted about part 1 in my Livejournal and got this response from a friend's husband:

"When I use to wait, it was customary to not give the change amount unless it was a large amount then we would add another dollar or work off quarters alone. You might not know this but at a lot of waiters don't work out of a till but out of pocket and it's a hassle to get exact change. You have to go to the bar and ask for it (depends on the establishment). I think I only had one or two people complain in my whole career (but then again most of the time I gave more back). We figured you'd notice and subtract/add that amount from/to the tip. I can definitely see where this is annoying to you, but realize it's probably the restaurant putting the burden on the waiter and they probably don't want to risk losing part of their tip by giving you a whole dollar back. In this case, I would have and it would annoy me if a waitor did this to me as well."

My reply to it:

Most people don't notice... it is still stealing. It would be different if the waiter/waitress let the person/people know they didn't have the money to give exact change back, so the person can subtract it from the tip.

It has been happening ever since they have talked about getting rid of the penny again.

Then places need to change it so waiters work out of a till and not out of pocket. The funny thing is the places that do this the most to me... I know they work out of tills and not of pocket since I have/had friends that work at those places. Also I see the waitresses/waiters go to tills to get the change.

Well either deal with the hassle to get the change or get in trouble from a customer complaining to a manager how many times this has happened to them? I think I rather deal with the hassle than get in trouble.

My bf's brother that is a bar manager at BW3s up here even has seen it going at his place and here's the people bragging about how much they ripped off from people. I think he's about to have a word with other manager about it though.

Anding more to this...

I don't care what the excuse is... it is still steal to me... They shouldn't decide for me how much of a tip they get. Also for the ones keep saying that they only make like 2 to 2.50 an hour, it's different in every state, in ohio it is close to 4 dollars an hour and it raising again later this year. There are TWO minimum wages: one for tip and one for non-tip.


  1. read this first: