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Old 11-19-09, 10:59 PM   #26
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Re: YATT: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

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in Australia they don't use tipping, I'm guessing it's probably like that in other countries as well- they get a decent salary to start with.
New Zealand was the same way. 15 days and nights of eating out and I think I saw a tip line once. Another upside of no tipping was you don't have servers throwing your entree at you when you're not even halfway through your starter so they can turn the table over faster. Many nice relaxed meals.
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Old 11-20-09, 12:01 AM   #27
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Re: YATT: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

A good friend went to a local Mexican Restaurant in this area and when his food showed up it had a chewed up piece of blue gum in it. He sent it back, and they still wanted him to pay for it. They called the police and the police told him he had to pay for it or be arrested, even though he refused the food.
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Old 11-20-09, 12:57 AM   #28
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Re: YATT: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

Last Sunday at Gallagher's in New York New York casino my friend was chased down by the waiter after we had left the restaurant because he mistakenly gave an 18% tip on top of the automatic gratuity. What an honest waiter.
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Old 11-20-09, 01:37 AM   #29
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Re: YATT: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

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What you fail to mention is that, if your tips are not equal to at least minimum wage, the restaurant has to pay you that amount.
What state is this in? I've never heard of this before. At my jobs over the years there were days I got cut or only waited on just one table or whatever, and I never got paid any extra to equal minimum wage. What I got was what I got.

Maybe I was ripped off without knowing it.
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Old 11-20-09, 02:51 AM   #30
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Re: YATT: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

i think tipping anything more than 15% is bullshit for places like denny's, tgif, other chain places.

unless you get super service at a nice restaurant... then 17% is at your discretion.

10% is good enough.
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Old 11-20-09, 03:23 AM   #31
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Re: YATT: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

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A good friend went to a local Mexican Restaurant in this area and when his food showed up it had a chewed up piece of blue gum in it. He sent it back, and they still wanted him to pay for it. They called the police and the police told him he had to pay for it or be arrested, even though he refused the food.
Wow, talk about a major health code violation.

I ate at a Planet Hollywood once and got a HUGE caterpillar on my burger. They were nice enough to comp me a free meal and drink. The manager even came out personally and apologized.
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Old 11-20-09, 03:54 AM   #32
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Re: YATT: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

Thats one thing I like about living here in Japan, no tipping at all, anywhere.
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Old 11-20-09, 05:00 AM   #33
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Re: YATT: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

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Thats one thing I like about living here in Japan, no tipping at all, anywhere.
I spent a year in Japan. The first time eating out the waiter chased me down to return the money I'd "dropped" on the table.
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Old 11-20-09, 08:28 AM   #34
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Re: YATT: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

good old Bethlehem, i lived, worked and went to school not far from this place but they would have been better going to the WAWA right behind the restaurant and getting a hoagie or even a pizza from the place next door to the pub.
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Old 11-20-09, 08:36 AM   #35
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Re: YATT: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

http://www.yelp.com/biz/lehigh-pub-bethlehem

That place might as well close up now, the amount of hits and the buzz on the net is incredible.
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Old 11-20-09, 08:43 AM   #36
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I lived in bethlehem for 8 years or so, and this placed always had a bad reputation for bad food and bad service but i think people go because its pretty much in the middle of Lehigh's campus and is not Wawa or a pizza place or a deli. I'm not sure now but when i lived there 10 years ago there were no "nice" sit down places to eat in south side, now there's a perkins and an indian restaurant right across the street from this very place and I don't know if there have been others open but 10 years ago this was it and now with the Casino not sure if there are other stuff or if this place is getting people from the casino visits but this place was always bad. one time was enough for me.
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Old 11-20-09, 08:45 AM   #37
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Re: YATT: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

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Thats one thing I like about living here in Japan, no tipping at all, anywhere.
Ah yes, the memories of paying just the amount on the bill.
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Old 11-20-09, 08:46 AM   #38
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Re: YATT: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

People are acting as if this is the only place in the world with an automatic gratuity for parties of eight or more.

I guess the difference is that most places wouldn't bother calling the cops if you refused to pay it.
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Old 11-20-09, 08:58 AM   #39
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Re: YATT: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

It's not as clear cut an issue as it seenms, since the gratuity was a part of the bill per restaurant policy which was apparently printed on the menu, but it was incredibly short-sighted for the restaurant to have them arrested for it.
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Old 11-20-09, 09:02 AM   #40
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Re: YATT: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

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What state is this in? I've never heard of this before. At my jobs over the years there were days I got cut or only waited on just one table or whatever, and I never got paid any extra to equal minimum wage. What I got was what I got.

Maybe I was ripped off without knowing it.
I'm pretty sure that's anywhere. I believe they only have to make up the shortfall if you're under minimum wage for your entire pay period, so they don't have to make up the difference if you don't make the equivalent on a single day.
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Old 11-20-09, 09:02 AM   #41
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Re: YATT: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

Pay the $16 you cheap fucks. Probably rich Lehigh kids who don't give a rat's ass about the local economy.

Why are all these stories coming from my town lately?

They should have went to La Lupita which is across the street in that video.

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Old 11-20-09, 09:05 AM   #42
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Yeah, but doesn't the city decide to have mandatory tipping, not the restaurants? I think I'd at least argue to get it down to exactly 15%, 18% is theft on the restaurant's part - I'd call the cops on THEM.

I remember one time at a show that served food, at the end, the wiater told people not to worry about tipping - it was already included with their ticket prices. That was a nice surprise.
How is 18% theft? A typical tip is 20%. They are giving you a break.
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Old 11-20-09, 09:09 AM   #43
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i think tipping anything more than 15% is bullshit for places like denny's, tgif, other chain places.

unless you get super service at a nice restaurant... then 17% is at your discretion.

10% is good enough.
Good enough how? No wonder you people get shitty service. They see you coming a mile away.
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Old 11-20-09, 09:11 AM   #44
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Re: YATT: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

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http://www.yelp.com/biz/lehigh-pub-bethlehem

That place might as well close up now, the amount of hits and the buzz on the net is incredible.
I just added my 2 cents haha.
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Old 11-20-09, 09:13 AM   #45
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Re: YATT: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

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How is 18% theft? A typical tip is 20%. They are giving you a break.
20% is for outstanding service, 15% is a typical tip.
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Old 11-20-09, 09:14 AM   #46
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Re: YATT: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

The massacre on the net is great. This one made me

"You guys fucked up ROYALLY. I hope this business goes under, and the management staff and owners end up homeless, sucking cocks in dumpsters for pesos."
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Old 11-20-09, 09:19 AM   #47
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Re: YATT: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip

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It's not as clear cut an issue as it seenms, since the gratuity was a part of the bill per restaurant policy which was apparently printed on the menu, but it was incredibly short-sighted for the restaurant to have them arrested for it.
Meh. They knew they were students who would never be back again anyway. Those businesses aren't supported by the students. The students rarely leave their sheltered campus except to drive their BMW's to the mall.
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Old 11-20-09, 09:21 AM   #48
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20% is for outstanding service, 15% is a typical tip.
In your world, perhaps.
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Old 11-20-09, 09:24 AM   #49
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Meh. They knew they were students who would never be back again anyway. Those businesses aren't supported by the students. The students rarely leave their sheltered campus except to drive their BMW's to the mall.
It was short sighted because they should have known what the public reaction would be. The business is finished, IMO.

Plus, are you supporting the business or doing a typical "WAH! WAH! Those people have more money than me!" whine? I can't tell.
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Old 11-20-09, 09:25 AM   #50
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Meh. They knew they were students who would never be back again anyway. Those businesses aren't supported by the students. The students rarely leave their sheltered campus except to drive their BMW's to the mall.
this about lehigh I agree with. or Porches. plenty of those in that campus. non of those lehigh kids do anything for bethlehem but basically no south side bethlehem without lehigh so they are stuck with each other and i bet you that if lehigh could fly away their campus from south side bethlehem they would.

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