What If The Family Is Really Poor And Can’t Afford To Tip?



Jesica: I dont get the title of this page. You’re telling someone you deserve a tip and they shouldnt eat out if they cant afford to give you a tip? Thats extremely selfish. What if the family is really poor and someone gave them money or giftcards as a gift and they decided that they would treat themselves after who knows how long it has been since they last went out to eat and they cant afford to tip you? But you get mad because they wont give you extra money on top of what other tips you’re getting, plus your paycheck. Thats just… so selfish…
I just hope you get whats coming to you.

I grew up poor and guess what we did when we wanted to go out to eat…we DIDN’T unless we saved up the funds to cover the meal and the tip! It’s not rocket science. It’s called being responsible, having a budget, and having respect for other hard working people.

What is selfish is when someone comes into a restaurant not planning on tipping and expects someone to serve them for free. What is selfish is to assume your “poor family” is more important than your server’s “poor family”.

Eating out is a LUXURY…it isn’t a NEED. Grocery stores are available for a reason. If you aren’t willing to pay for the full experience of eating out then please keep your ass at home.

And just to clarify…my paycheck IS my tips. When you make $2 to $4 an hour it’s rare you even see a check because by the time taxes hit it it’s VOID.

So, when you are okay with working your ass off and not getting paid for it, then, by all means, call me selfish. 😉

Pregnant and Serving

Submitted by Renee

I’m am 9 months pregnant…due date January 18th. I work at a local seafood chain as a server. I was wondering how other pregos who continued to wait tables felt with the staff and managers. I don’t feel like I should get special treatment, but when I sit down for a moment to rest during a slow shift I’m made to feel guilty and lazy. Same with eating or snacking on shift…. I’m just so hungry all the time. I get razzed for breaking the rules you could say. I love my job, but my coworker’s attitudes have also begun to reflect resentment because of “sympathy tips” that they assume I’m receiving. They’ve gone to the extent of skipping me in rotation to putting me in a less than desirable section. I’m a veteran server and I have worked for this store since they have opened. Did any of you other working moms feel this way? How did you handle it?

Darden Is Screwing Their Employees

Can any other Darden employees vouch for this? This is not cool…


Anndrea: Hi everyone! Happy Holidays!
Just a few questions for the executives there… I resigned about a month ago after nearly two years of serving and bartending at a Florida location. I often wonder why I stayed so long but, I do love the food and my co-workers and even most of the management. As for my questions, why do you demand such stringent rules on the amount of servers per shift, tables per server and number of servers on large parties? On a weekend night it was nearly impossible to break $600 in sales. Often my 3table section would be a one or two table section for most of the shift because my tables were held for large parties that weren’t due in for an hour or more or didn’t show up at all. Even more annoying is the fact that if two of my tables were used to make an eight top, I had to have another server on that table with me even though only my tables were being used. Also I’m not sure if you are aware but, the coupons are out of control. Online, e-mail, and in the paper have all contributed to a permanent devaluation of the product and a loss-loss for both the bottem line and service staff. The one thing that really stood out as different this year was the lack of information to employees regarding Starbridge. Do you think we are not able to understand a corporate take-over? Don’t we have a right to understand how the history of our corporate structure is being rewritten?I do have to commend you on the forced change from dish(old portal) to Krowd(new portal) during open enrollment this year. Since more of us needed healthcare more than ever it was so thoughtful to shorten the time to enroll by almost two weeks, make it impossible to do so on the outdated POS at work, and generally add to an already confusing enrollment situation by forcing users to switch to the glitchy new portal. Hope I get some answers for those much deserving friends that are still employed there. “When you’re here,you’re family.” Right? Hope that the Darden family members can afford their holiday this year.