People that should start to pray. (Part 3)

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It just occured to me that I never made a third part to this and that's a shame because I have so many more fun-filled dredges to add to the last part of this line-up!  So, let's rock this joint and, while we're at it, rock a joint if you catch my drift!  *elbow nudges*

 

 

7.  The I-Listen-To-Any-Mainstream-Music Person - You know the simpletons I'm talking about; the ones that say "Oh, well, I listen to anything" bullshit.  That's a cop out that just blows my mind.  What the person is REALLY saying is that they have no mind of their own and let's the FCC tell them what's socially suitable to listen to and/or whatever the billboard decides is popular enough to give a fuck about.  Let's get one thing straight, though; everyone has different tastes due to whatever life experiences they've gone through or what brings up the most pleasing emotions.  I'm not dogging those people at all.  My problem is with individuals that fit the general concensus of bland and meaningless elevator-esque music that everyone knows in their bitter hearts is just rotten, lacking originality, essence crushing, brain numbing schlock that would make the very pioneers of great genres weep like simpering little school girls in the moldy corners of a dilapidated house.  It's an automaton-based social disease that has tended to thrive more and more with the likes of enablers like Justin Bieber, Lady Antebellum, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga and similar acts and I don't see this mediocrity train slowing down any time soon.  Every time you go out to pick up chicks or find yourself being introduced to friends of friends, you're met with these types of intellectual buzz kills, at least from a smart, free-thinking standpoint.  My suggestion for dealing with said atrocities is to smile, pull out your iPod/MP3 player, ask him/her to listen of your stuff, make sure the volume is up all the way and cause their overall hearing to decrease a fraction of a decibel range making their road to going completely deaf that much easier since they weren't using their ears properly to begin with. 

 

8.  The Ordering-Everything-From-The-Menu-At-The-Drive-Thru Guy/Gal - Man, I'm really hungry.  Shit, I didn't get a chance to go to the store this week; can't even make ramen or mac n' cheese.  Too tired to even think about going to the grocery store and looking for stuff to make so, I guess it's fast food time!  Jack-In-The-Box!  I love their chicken sandwiches and their overall quality of food.  Damn, looks like a long ass line.  No problem, I'm a patient guy; I know people gotta eat!  Only one more car until I can order and, by the looks of things, this guy should be done in a minute since all the other vehicles before him got done fairly quick.  So, it's been about two minutes now...three minutes...five...ten...fifteen??  WHAT THE FUCK??!!  Holy shit, this fool is stockpiling for a long winter, is incredibly indecisive, has slow motor functions or the order taker is busy laughing about how shitty their life is to be accurate; either scenario, I'm getting unrulely and that means I won't be kind once I place my meager order.  Ok, this asshole isn't letting up so, I better shut off my car to save gas.  Can't back up because three other cars have boxed me in.  Ok, let's relax; car is off, no fear of wasting energy and... ARE YOU KIDDING??  NOW HE'S DONE?  *almost rips steering column off*  Thanks, jerk weed; it's as if you sensed me getting impatient and settling in for the long haul so, you ended your Patriot Act-sized order prematurely just to enrage me further.  Fuck this, my food might as well taste like soggy cardboard after swallowing so much anger.  There's no easy way to deal with people like this so, you kind of have to be creative or bend the rules a little bit from a past entry on my list and just turn the volume up on your factory-ass system to drown out thought processes to prompt a quicker order.  My method?  I just get out of the car and piss in their gas tanks if I can't wait to use the bathroom.  Hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go.

 

9.  The Outsourced-Tech/Telephone-Support-Foreigner-That-Reads-From-A-Script - Argh!!!  Everything I've done to try and fix this problem just doesn't work.  I have no other option but to deal with over-the-phone support.  This is going to suck so bad.  (The phases of telephone support)  1.  Jumping through hoops: *press 1, 2, 7, 5, 69, 666, 601, 867-5309* (I got your number, Jenny!)  2.  Repeating phase one in case you pressed the wrong number and waste twenty minutes  3.  *waaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttttiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnngggggggggg.................and more waiting..................while you listen to Yanni..................read a book to pass the time..................*  Yes!  I'm through!  Ok, so, here's my prob- *tech starts yammering for three minutes about NOTHING that pertains to the problem and doesn't listen to you at all at first*  Ok, fine, thanks, here's the issue *explain problem*  *Tech responds by apologizing for the inconvenience and asks your telephone number/ID number/how many brain cells you have left after being exposed to all the drivel*  *You explain that your phone/computer/whatever refuses to turn on or do jack shit*  *Tech insults your intelligence by asking you if it's plugged in*  *You explain the problem in a more detailed manner leaving little to no leighway for the tech to deduce the situation by suggesting the normal incessant stuff he tells the average dimwit that calls*  *Tech acts like he heard nothing and procedes to read from the pre-written document like you have half a brain*  *You explain that you've gone through every single measure to ensure what he's talking about doesn't pertain to the problem and must be their fuck-up*  *Tech drones on like he's reading an instruction manual on the product(s) and treats you like a little kid*  *You wish you could just reach through the reciever and strangle said "expert" until their head pops off, but retain your cool and offer to be transferred to a department with more expertise*  *Tech mumbles shit about how helpful the call was, reminds you of other services, thanks you for calling that takes two minutes and transfers you*  *Repeat phase three and go through everything all over again until you say fuck it and look at the nerd forums online for a viable solution*  *You find out that you need to switch brands because what you have is an overhyped, poorly supported pile of tech horseshit, bite the bullet and buy something better*  *Once something goes wrong with the new product, start the cycle all over again*  There are only small degrees of winning in this scenario, no absolute victories.  

 

10.  The You-Should-Really-Leave-A-Tip Person - What a great night to go out to dinner with my friends.  I really needed this after a stressful work week.  Italian food; sweet!  Holy fuck, that was some of the best ravioli I've ever had!  The bread with olive oil and vinegar was so damn tasty.  Hell, even the soda was good.  So full, I couldn't eat another bite!  My good buddy paid for dinner last time so, I'll cover everyone this time.  Well, almost time to head out and- wait, what?  He wants me to leave a tip?  Huh??  Ok, I've made it clear that I don't believe in tipping unless the service was just stellar and even then, I don't leave much.  Why should I have to pay extra for someone just doing their jobs?  Not my fault they chose a profession where they rely on gratuity; fuck 'em!  Really?  He's fighting me on this??  He's actually getting pissed because I'm leaving a couple bucks just to shut him up??  Wow.  Even if I'm against tipping, I did it to please him and not make a big deal out of it, but he claims "well, X amount times the 15-20% gratuiity equation divided by my stuffy attitude substracted by my sarcastic demeanor adds up to Y amount for tip!"  Hey, I'm paying for the damn meal; why should he get to say anything at all?  Ohh, so your argument is that waiters/waitresses remember bad tippers and will treat you accordingly.  Yeah, I've left NO tip before on a fucking large ass bill and recieved the same treatment the next time I came in there as opposed to some sucker that left $20 on a ticket that totalled the price of a cup of coffee.  Most establishments are so busy operating on auto pilot that they just don't take any notice anymore unless they want to be really snooty, but they risk their jobs being like that so EAT IT.  As a matter of fact, my overly pompous friend, why don't you put some salt on this bill and cram it down your throat, you self-imposing, ungreatful son of a bitch, and the next time you get the urge to speak up for the average working class, make sure you're alone and not in the presence of someone that can and will knock you down a peg physically and mentally.     

 

 

 

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10.  The You-Should-Really-Leave-A-Tip Person - What a great night to go out to dinner with my friends.  I really needed this after a stressful work week.  Italian food; sweet!  Holy fuck, that was some of the best ravioli I've ever had!  The bread with olive oil and vinegar was so damn tasty.  Hell, even the soda was good.  So full, I couldn't eat another bite!  My good buddy paid for dinner last time so, I'll cover everyone this time.  Well, almost time to head out and- wait, what?  He wants me to leave a tip?  Huh??  Ok, I've made it clear that I don't believe in tipping unless the service was just stellar and even then, I don't leave much.  Why should I have to pay extra for someone just doing their jobs?  Not my fault they chose a profession where they rely on gratuity; fuck 'em!  Really?  He's fighting me on this??  He's actually getting pissed because I'm leaving a couple bucks just to shut him up??  Wow.  Even if I'm against tipping, I did it to please him and not make a big deal out of it, but he claims "well, X amount times the 15-20% gratuiity equation divided by my stuffy attitude substracted by my sarcastic demeanor adds up to Y amount for tip!"  Hey, I'm paying for the damn meal; why should he get to say anything at all?  Ohh, so your argument is that waiters/waitresses remember bad tippers and will treat you accordingly.  Yeah, I've left NO tip before on a fucking large ass bill and recieved the same treatment the next time I came in there as opposed to some sucker that left $20 on a ticket that totalled the price of a cup of coffee.  Most establishments are so busy operating on auto pilot that they just don't take any notice anymore unless they want to be really snooty, but they risk their jobs being like that so EAT IT.  As a matter of fact, my overly pompous friend, why don't you put some salt on this bill and cram it down your throat, you self-imposing, ungreatful son of a bitch, and the next time you get the urge to speak up for the average working class, make sure you're alone and not in the presence of someone that can and will knock you down a peg physically and mentally.     

Thanks for reading!       

I'm one of those, although if someone else is paying for the meal I generally volunteer to pay the tip myself. 

 

Yeah, you really should leave a tip. Waiters/waitresses make shit for pay (less than minimum wage) and while you might not notice, bodily fluids have been known to end up in meals eaten by known bad tippers by complete accident I'm sure. Beyond that, I can assure you that someone who tips above average is quickly remembered and gets far superior service, so if you frequent a place tipping 25%+ will get you quicker, better and more personable service than anyone else. If you tip 100%+ they will remember you for a long time. 

 

Try tipping generously for a month, tip you barber, your bartender, your waiter/waitress, your auto mechanic, the maid in your hotel etc. and you will find that the level of customer service in the country has just been significantly elevated and your experience with them is substantially more pleasant. Honestly, IMO if you can't afford to leave at least a decent tip of 15% maybe you should be eating at home instead of eating out.   

 

The food service industry is a really tough job and the people who work in it get paid mainly on tips, if you aren't tipping you are basically telling the person who served you they aren't worth anything. If you value your server and think they did a good job, reward them. 

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Try tipping generously for a month, tip you barber, your bartender, your waiter/waitress, your auto mechanic, the maid in your hotel etc. and you will find that the level of customer service in the country has just been significantly elevated and your experience with them is substantially more pleasant. Honestly, IMO if you can't afford to leave at least a decent tip of 15% maybe you should be eating at home instead of eating out.

 

Nah, I pay for the food that was made BY THE CHEF, not by the guy bringing it to my table.  If they want to get all huffy about something I can easily do myself, then fuck 'em.  Society says I should, but doesn't mean I will simply because someone thought it was a good idea to pay someone to do a menial task that the customer can easily do.  Carl's Jr. is the only fast food place, that I'm aware of, that actually has the employees bring you your food AND if you want to be a minor inconvenience to them, you can request extra condiments and what not from them before they leave creating another trip for them to your table.  Why not tip them?  Are they less of a person than a snobby waiter or bitchy hostess?  No, they aren't.  You're basically stating that people in a non-commercial atmosphere (i.e. fast food, baggers, etc.) deserve extra money as opposed to people that get reduced to the breaking point flipping burgers and dealing with three times the amount of stress levels.  Suggesting that I shouldn't eat out because I don't tip is absurd. 

 

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The food service industry is a really tough job and the people who work in it get paid mainly on tips, if you aren't tipping you are basically telling the person who served you they aren't worth anything. If you value your server and think they did a good job, reward them.

 

McDonald's is a tougher job than any restaurant I've ever eaten at.  My girlfriend used to work at Starbucks where the customer base is insane and tips aren't even mandatory and they go through a lot of crap.  Saying that if I don't tip, I'm basically flipping off the employee is incredibly narrow.  Oh, and that thing about bodily fluids ending up in food?  Mostly bullshit.  It's scare tactics that floats around social circles that encourages people to tip.  I've talked to a lot of people in the food industry and they say they have shitty nights, rude customers, etc., but they always assure quality service because IT'S THEIR JOB.  Sure, they complain about not getting tipped, but they signed on for that so, allow me to play the world's smallest violin.     

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"You had the choice of

"You had the choice of taking the job"

I am so fucking sick of that attitude. You are talking about individuals. The reality is that this climate of attitude will continue to explode the pay gap, and drive down wages. It will lead to more poverty and we will end up looking like India. That may be the idea of competition some have in mind, but it will never be mine.

You cannot simply dump blame on the worker. You cannot simply use "choice" as an excuse. That is the same stupid theistic mentality people use in the "free will" argument. EVERYONE, no matter their class, no matter their title poor or rich always be affected by the decisions of others. Just like I cannot blame the hurricane for where I chose to build my house. HOW you make a buck is just as important as making a buck, if not more important.

If it were always about choice, OWS wouldn't be happening. The fact is those at the top HAVE and continue to drive down the living standards of others in the rush for the buck. To say that is not is what is going on is fucking absurd.

This isn't about one individual. This is about the climate of attitude that has created a global extraction market which is driving down living standards. The global market is becoming one giant ponzy scheme at the expense of the middle class and working poor. It is creating more indentured slavery. Good economies, healthy economies raise standards, not compete to lower them.

Now if those at the top had cared, protesters wouldn't be on the streets. It is false to assume that all the protesters are poor or lazy, and a blatant fucking lie.

 

 

 

 

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Society says I should, but doesn't mean I will simply because someone thought it was a good idea to pay someone to do a menial task

If I am misunderstanding you, please correct me. But for anyone reading this, I hate snobs. I find nothing menial about an honest job.

This is another attitude I fucking hate. "They're peasants because they don't have my title and don't make what I make".

I wish I could remember the woman who wrote an entire book about these"menial" jobs. She spent a two year period doing these low paying jobs, and her conclusion was that there was nothing unskilled about them.

I am damned sure you could not do my job as well as I do, so fly a kite with your snobish attitude.

There is a huge difference between the ease of a task when job is slow, and the skill of any job when it is busy. Every job takes skill. Looking down on people takes no skill at all, just ignorance.

People like you could not handle doing my job as long as I have, you would fold within a month, if not less. One busy weekend and you'd be crying for your mommy.

 

 

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Lets take trash collectors,

Lets take trash collectors, for example. How hard is it to dump trash into the back of a truck? Does not take into account the endurance it takes to do it every fucking day in extreme cold weather , or extreme hot weather, or rain. Not to mention the risk of infection or disease if they get cut by something that pokes through the bag.

Wal Mart clerk? They have to be embassadors for the company, and even have to play cop when it comes to the sale of beer. They have to do it with speed. Anyone who thinks it is easy to scan an item with 60 billion people in line fighting over toys at Christmas is out of their fucking mind.

Anyone who has had this job and moved up, forgets this because of their selfish attitude that it is beneath them.

Even without tips, having worked at 7-11 I've had to put up with shoplifters, I've had to put up with the same verbal abuse cops put up with when I deny the sale of beer. If anyone thinks that is easy they are fucked in the head. Not to mention that convenience stores are the most dangerous jobs at night.  There is more to a job than the simplicity of the task. Environment and pace play a factor too.

Waitresses too, have to do it with speed and even physical strength lifting the heavy trays. They do this on Easter Sunday when the joint is packed and have to put up with the impatience of the customers.

If the general public could hear what the workers said about them after they left after abusing them, they would understand what dicks the were being.

I worked at a pizza joint, I cannot begin to tell you how much verbal abuse I got when some impatient dickhead couldn't understand that MAYBE THE FUCKING ICE on the road had something to do with the pace.

Those who put down a job because the task itself sounds easy, never keep these jobs long term because they are fucking lazy. I know how hard these people work. I will not put up with the bullshit lie that a low paying job is unskilled.

 

 

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Responding to those three

Responding to those three separate posts is a waste of my time.  I'm not a snob; if I were a snob, I wouldn't be defending people working at McDonalds or Starbucks or any other common food service job so, I don't get the accusation, but whatever.  Sour grapes, if you ask me.  You seem to have a personal stake in this like a good friend of mine who worked in the service industry, but see, he worked in a small Italian restaurant where it was incredibly laid back, but he still has some sort of elevated attitude about waiters and dishwashers being above those that do MORE in the food industry and get NO extra compensation.  It's amusing to see people get all flustered over this when other people are being shafted by a society that they think is less than worthy of receiving gratitude.  I'm overlooking most of your shit, but let's look at this post...

 

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Lets take trash collectors, for example. How hard is it to dump trash into the back of a truck? Does not take into account the endurance it takes to do it every fucking day in extreme cold weather , or extreme hot weather, or rain. Not to mention the risk of infection or disease if they get cut by something that pokes through the bag.  Wal Mart clerk? They have to be embassadors for the company, and even have to play cop when it comes to the sale of beer. They have to do it with speed. Anyone who thinks it is easy to scan an item with 60 billion people in line fighting over toys at Christmas is out of their fucking mind.

 

Yeah, they go through a lot of crap and, believe it or not, some people DO appreciate what they do albeit it's rare.   They have a job that doesn't strongly suggest compensation; is that fair?  We want equality for everyone, but we dump all over those that we take for granted and create exceptions.  That's the highest form of elitism.  I'm trying to stay on point here because you're trying to broaden the scope of "tipping" when I'm just referring to the food industry in my original argument.  If you want to go the whole nine yards, let's include taxes; we tip the government every year whether they do a good job or not.  In reality, we tip whether we like it or not day in and day out.

 

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Even without tips, having worked at 7-11 I've had to put up with shoplifters, I've had to put up with the same verbal abuse cops put up with when I deny the sale of beer. If anyone thinks that is easy they are fucked in the head. Not to mention that convenience stores are the most dangerous jobs at night.  There is more to a job than the simplicity of the task. Environment and pace play a factor too.

Waitresses too, have to do it with speed and even physical strength lifting the heavy trays. They do this on Easter Sunday when the joint is packed and have to put up with the impatience of the customers

 

You're broadening the scope again so, I'm not addressing an industry that has almost NO history of tipping in it.  On a similar note, you're speaking from a perspective that seems like you didn't enjoy your job.  Didn't like the conditions or the pay?  Quit and find another job or go back to school; simple as that.  I've done that plenty in the past.  I used to be a delivery driver for a paint company that had me go above and beyond the call of duty time and time again; I even did managerial duties whenever shit got REALLY hectic even though I wasn't supposed to.  As if that wasn't bad enough, I NEVER got tipped from any contractors of private customers.  Why?  The company FORBADE it.  If we received any gratuity, I would have been fired.  Knowing all this, I never complained about it or got belligerent with my manager; I just did my fucking job.  I signed on for that and didn't look back.  I don't regret any of my time there whatsoever.  Sure, it was hard at times and there were instances where I got frustrated, but that's life, my friend.  On your end, all I see is bitterness, not reasoning.  Oh, waitresses working on a holiday?  Oh, no!  Let's leave out those people getting up around 4 a.m. on Black Friday to serve a cadre of frenzied shoppers trying to cash in on those super savings and dealing with angry denizens that couldn't snag that $3 toaster deal!  Please...    

 

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If the general public could hear what the workers said about them after they left after abusing them, they would understand what dicks the were being.

 

Read my response to Beyond...

 

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I worked at a pizza joint, I cannot begin to tell you how much verbal abuse I got when some impatient dickhead couldn't understand that MAYBE THE FUCKING ICE on the road had something to do with the pace.

 

Some people can't be reasoned with, deal with it.  Try delivering a van filled with combustibles, lacquer, seventy pales of five-gallon buckets and sundries up mountainous terrain in the fog by a certain time THEN bitch about a little ice on the road...

 

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Those who put down a job because the task itself sounds easy, never keep these jobs long term because they are fucking lazy. I know how hard these people work. I will not put up with the bullshit lie that a low paying job is unskilled.

 

Narrow minded view.  I also never said a low paying job is unskilled; I said that servers incorporate a menial task in their positions that the customers can easily do themselves, but that's not the social standard so, I cope.  Again, if you paid attention to anything I said, other than to key words of criticism, I have respect for those that work in MUCH more heightened conditions with more demanded of them that DON'T get extra cash than a restaurant atmosphere of lessened stress in some cases where workers DO get compensated and if you're going to tip just one group of food service workers, you should tip them ALL and not pick and choose like an elitist scumbag.  As it stands, that isn't the case so, for now, I tip only if it'll offset someone from snapping at me for being "cheap" or if I felt the person did an exceptionally superb job.  Until this social norm is changed, I won't falter in my decision and screw anyone for making me feel like dirt for it.  

    

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Responding to those three separate posts is a waste of my time.  I'm not a snob; if I were a snob, I wouldn't be defending people working at McDonalds or Starbucks or any other common food service job so, I don't get the accusation, but whatever.  Sour grapes, if you ask me.  You seem to have a personal stake in this like a good friend of mine who worked in the service industry, but see, he worked in a small Italian restaurant where it was incredibly laid back, but he still has some sort of elevated attitude about waiters and dishwashers being above those that do MORE in the food industry and get NO extra compensation.  It's amusing to see people get all flustered over this when other people are being shafted by a society that they think is less than worthy of receiving gratitude.  I'm overlooking most of your shit, but let's look at this post...

 

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Lets take trash collectors, for example. How hard is it to dump trash into the back of a truck? Does not take into account the endurance it takes to do it every fucking day in extreme cold weather , or extreme hot weather, or rain. Not to mention the risk of infection or disease if they get cut by something that pokes through the bag.  Wal Mart clerk? They have to be embassadors for the company, and even have to play cop when it comes to the sale of beer. They have to do it with speed. Anyone who thinks it is easy to scan an item with 60 billion people in line fighting over toys at Christmas is out of their fucking mind.

 

Yeah, they go through a lot of crap and, believe it or not, some people DO appreciate what they do albeit it's rare.   They have a job that doesn't strongly suggest compensation; is that fair?  We want equality for everyone, but we dump all over those that we take for granted and create exceptions.  That's the highest form of elitism.  I'm trying to stay on point here because you're trying to broaden the scope of "tipping" when I'm just referring to the food industry in my original argument.  If you want to go the whole nine yards, let's include taxes; we tip the government every year whether they do a good job or not.  In reality, we tip whether we like it or not day in and day out.

 

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Even without tips, having worked at 7-11 I've had to put up with shoplifters, I've had to put up with the same verbal abuse cops put up with when I deny the sale of beer. If anyone thinks that is easy they are fucked in the head. Not to mention that convenience stores are the most dangerous jobs at night.  There is more to a job than the simplicity of the task. Environment and pace play a factor too.

Waitresses too, have to do it with speed and even physical strength lifting the heavy trays. They do this on Easter Sunday when the joint is packed and have to put up with the impatience of the customers

 

You're broadening the scope again so, I'm not addressing an industry that has almost NO history of tipping in it.  On a similar note, you're speaking from a perspective that seems like you didn't enjoy your job.  Didn't like the conditions or the pay?  Quit and find another job or go back to school; simple as that.  I've done that plenty in the past.  I used to be a delivery driver for a paint company that had me go above and beyond the call of duty time and time again; I even did managerial duties whenever shit got REALLY hectic even though I wasn't supposed to.  As if that wasn't bad enough, I NEVER got tipped from any contractors of private customers.  Why?  The company FORBADE it.  If we received any gratuity, I would have been fired.  Knowing all this, I never complained about it or got belligerent with my manager; I just did my fucking job.  I signed on for that and didn't look back.  I don't regret any of my time there whatsoever.  Sure, it was hard at times and there were instances where I got frustrated, but that's life, my friend.  On your end, all I see is bitterness, not reasoning.  Oh, waitresses working on a holiday?  Oh, no!  Let's leave out those people getting up around 4 a.m. on Black Friday to serve a cadre of frenzied shoppers trying to cash in on those super savings and dealing with angry denizens that couldn't snag that $3 toaster deal!  Please...    

 

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If the general public could hear what the workers said about them after they left after abusing them, they would understand what dicks the were being.

 

Read my response to Beyond...

 

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I worked at a pizza joint, I cannot begin to tell you how much verbal abuse I got when some impatient dickhead couldn't understand that MAYBE THE FUCKING ICE on the road had something to do with the pace.

 

Some people can't be reasoned with, deal with it.  Try delivering a van filled with combustibles, lacquer, seventy pales of five-gallon buckets and sundries up mountainous terrain in the fog by a certain time THEN bitch about a little ice on the road...

 

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Those who put down a job because the task itself sounds easy, never keep these jobs long term because they are fucking lazy. I know how hard these people work. I will not put up with the bullshit lie that a low paying job is unskilled.

 

Narrow minded view.  I also never said a low paying job is unskilled; I said that servers incorporate a menial task in their positions that the customers can easily do themselves, but that's not the social standard so, I cope.  Again, if you paid attention to anything I said, other than to key words of criticism, I have respect for those that work in MUCH more heightened conditions with more demanded of them that DON'T get extra cash than a restaurant atmosphere of lessened stress in some cases where workers DO get compensated and if you're going to tip just one group of food service workers, you should tip them ALL and not pick and choose like an elitist scumbag.  As it stands, that isn't the case so, for now, I tip only if it'll offset someone from snapping at me for being "cheap" or if I felt the person did an exceptionally superb job.  Until this social norm is changed, I won't falter in my decision and screw anyone for making me feel like dirt for it.  

    

So what if I am broadening the scope. The mess we are in is the climate of "I got mine, what's your problem"?

My mom and I once went to a Friendly's ice cream joint. At the end she put 50 cents on the table. The service was good, but time had passed my mom up. She didn't take into account changing times. Or hypocritically thought that because it wasn't a 5 star joint, that the server was less deserving. I think it was a combo of both. 50 cents may have cut it in 1936 but in 92 when that happened, even if you order a piece of toast and a cup of coffee, that is not going to cut it.

The wage gap is a direct result of this mentality. Those at the top cannot expect the default of cutting hours and pay to work long term. It will erode the middle class and will undermine the buying power of those who work for them.

 

 

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