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    Quote Originally Posted by The General View Post
    Took in 125$ in tips as a writer today.
    That's the one thing I will never tip even on a massive longshot or huge bet. I'm not a horrible tipper but rarely will tip 15% on a high priced meal it does not really make sense to give the waiter like 8x what you give in a diner.

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    I often tell gamblers tips aren't necessary because I know the value of waste on tips, food and drink and maybe women. I'm a gambler. I understand this to my coworkers dismay.

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    I do tip often for stuff only because I feel guilty when I don't. At work I go to the bar to get a Pepsi or water and I tip the bartender even though I get it all free. Now, part of that is I hope I'll get something in return another day. But, pizza, chinese, food in general I tip, it's only a status quo thing honestly.

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    Personally I think employers should be required to pay a proper wage, and that is the only reason there is a tipping culture in the USA. Free market there allows employers to pay some staff like a 3rd world sweatshop.

    $18/hr minimum wage for all adults sounds like it might hurt, but the social benefits are well worth it.

    And businesses still make the same profit as now in the long run. Market forces determine that.
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    Market value is about 17$ or 18$ an hour to employers who know their making money. Yes. My employer pays me well because I'm very good at what I do. Alot of employers under value ppl and that's a real problem.

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    Lifeís too short. Donít be a cheapskate.

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    Some of you are confusing NOT tipping with mad about tipping

    I dont want to tip, but I do when Im in that situation and usually 20%


    On a separate note....I mainly tell people "I dont need the change" when at a fast food place or gas station and use cash that way they can do whatever they want with the buck or two without being offended that i am leaving them $1. They can take it or just leave it in register for someone that has a bill of 10.02 during the shift


    I prefer to tip for acts of kindness. Guy was getting used/broken stuff from garbage during college years. obviously college students just throw away alot of stuff that they dont need when they move apartments... turns out he is a preacher (he definitely didnt look homeless) and was looking for decent stuff to give people so i gave him a $20 (all I had at the time).


    unfortunately i stay in my parents basement all the time so hardly ever catch anyone doing a good deed

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMetsSuck View Post
    Life’s too short. Don’t be a cheapskate.
    true

    then again, people that don't care about smaller amounts of money usually never end up with larger piles... cheapskates of the world retire at 50 and the others work until 70

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    I always tip well, especially to poker dealers. Never kept track of how it affected my bottom line, because I don't want to know.

    If you can't afford to tip, don't play.

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    hi milky

    tipping brings good karma

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    Why would I pay extra with a tip that makes no sense especially bad service most of the time and lazy people

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    I always thought Milwaukee Mike was a sharp, this is sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    Personally I think employers should be required to pay a proper wage, and that is the only reason there is a tipping culture in the USA. Free market there allows employers to pay some staff like a 3rd world sweatshop.

    $18/hr minimum wage for all adults sounds like it might hurt, but the social benefits are well worth it.

    And businesses still make the same profit as now in the long run. Market forces determine that.
    hate to say it optional and maybe it will blow your mind...but some peopleís work is not worth $18/hr...

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    There are some places where tipping has become such a norm and convention, that if you don't do it, you are a complete asshole. This would be restaurant meals, bar service, poker games, haircuts. I really don't like tipping, especially a large percentage of the price (20 - 40%), so I use choose to use services rarely. Not drinking at a bar, and getting a hair cut every few months instead of every few weeks is not that big a deal.

    I much prefer to give unexpected tips, like at 7-11 or the grocery store. Only have to give $1 instead of $10 at a restaurant, and it is so much more appreciated.

    There are other places where management uses customer tips to exploit workers and pay them less, like hotel maid service. The issue here is that the people who tip subsidize the people who don't. Management should just charge higher rates and pay the workers more. Almost everyone would be better off. The only people who would be worse off are the freeloaders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NrmlCurvSurfr View Post
    hate to say it optional and maybe it will blow your mind...but some people’s work is not worth $18/hr...
    exactly

    why should completely awful service get 15% yet great service gets 20%?

    the whole premise is ridiculous... i'm the asshole for not tipping a grouchy terrible poker dealer? just because i won the pot? why does he deserve anything for making the game LESS fun. and a ticket writer? usually they are the same level of grumpy, and it feels like you're nothing but a nuisance to them

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    so many people in this thread going out of their way to say how generous they are

    same kind of guys that tell you how much they donate... doing good things is its own reward, and bragging about it totally diminishes it, it's called being SELFLESS

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    Agree. Time for the saloon

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    Quote Originally Posted by stake1 View Post
    Agree. Time for the saloon
    saloons open where you are? here it's hit or miss... high-end grocery store near me has a bar in it with $2 beers (pints of good stuff)

    i would rather see younger girls while i'm drinking, but milfs are OK too

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    I heard this new strain of Corona virus kills 10% of everybody that catches it regardless of age. Most likely 33 million people to die in the USA and almost a 75% kill rate for essential workers in bars, restaurants, airports, public gatherings, sporting events, churches, libraries, court houses, capitol and legislative facilities, stock market, hospitals and nursing homes.

    You won't have to tip them much longer as either you or they will be dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckyOne View Post
    I heard this new strain of Corona virus kills 10% of everybody that catches it regardless of age. Most likely 33 million people to die in the USA and almost a 75% kill rate for essential workers in bars, restaurants, airports, public gatherings, sporting events, churches, libraries, court houses, capitol and legislative facilities, stock market, hospitals and nursing homes.

    You won't have to tip them much longer as either you or they will be dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckyOne View Post
    I heard this new strain of Corona virus kills 10% of everybody that catches it regardless of age. Most likely 33 million people to die in the USA and almost a 75% kill rate for essential workers in bars, restaurants, airports, public gatherings, sporting events, churches, libraries, court houses, capitol and legislative facilities, stock market, hospitals and nursing homes.

    You won't have to tip them much longer as either you or they will be dead.
    that would be better than putting up with masks/social distancing/etc

    people think 2020 was bad because of covid... it was only bad because tyrannical governors pushed lockdowns and masks, with no scientific basis whatsoever

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    I agree with you that the governors and political leaders were the most gutless and worthless bastards to ever live and did more harm than good to the American people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optional View Post
    Personally I think employers should be required to pay a proper wage, and that is the only reason there is a tipping culture in the USA. Free market there allows employers to pay some staff like a 3rd world sweatshop.

    $18/hr minimum wage for all adults sounds like it might hurt, but the social benefits are well worth it.

    And businesses still make the same profit as now in the long run. Market forces determine that.
    That’s not how the economy works. If you raise the minimum wage to 18 dollars and workers financial value to a business is only 10-12 dollars an hour they will just lay people off and cut their hours, they will invest more in automation too. The cost of living in different parts of the us varies significantly too.
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    If everyone in the US catches COVID 19 there will be at least 9,959,605 deaths..
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULYPOKER View Post
    If everyone in the US catches COVID 19 there will be at least 9,959,605 deaths..
    ridiculous

    everyone that was gonna catch it already caught it... new cases/etc are just a new season of the flu being classified as covid

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomorino View Post

    That’s not how the economy works. If you raise the minimum wage to 18 dollars and workers financial value to a business is only 10-12 dollars an hour they will just lay people off and cut their hours, they will invest more in automation too. The cost of living in different parts of the us varies significantly too.
    True, it will drive productivity/efficiency and increase capital investment in machines. They will charge customers more too.

    All good things for a healthy rich Western economy.
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    Mike, sounds like a move to europe or Canada is in your future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEPEAVY21 View Post
    Mike, sounds like a move to europe or Canada is in your future.
    canada is too cold and europeans do the same stupid lockdowns as ussa

    i think i'll just buy an island somewhere and eat pineapple

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    Quote Originally Posted by milwaukee mike View Post
    ridiculous

    everyone that was gonna catch it already caught it... new cases/etc are just a new season of the flu being classified as covid
    #93

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    Agreed on tipping waste of money. You go out to eat and you essentially pay the servor instead of the employer doing so. Add to the waste is going out to eat too much

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    They have already said that increased levels of vitamin D would of prevented 9 of the 10 deaths from covid, more info to additional therapies etc will follow

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULYPOKER View Post
    and iraq had weapons of mass destruction!

    and terrorist sleeper cells were gonna blow up all of our apartments and subways!

    fearmongers gonna fearmonger

    get a glimpse at bill gates favorite books... how to lie with statistics, making up hyperboles, and manufacturing reality through made up bs


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    Quote Originally Posted by milwaukee mike View Post
    that would be better than putting up with masks/social distancing/etc

    people think 2020 was bad because of covid... it was only bad because tyrannical governors pushed lockdowns and masks, with no scientific basis whatsoever
    Yup.

    Live free or die.

    Baffling how so many people are content to "live" in fear and isolation as the months (years?) pass them by.

    Immune systems will be ineffective by the time they finally come out of the basement. Lack of exercise. Poor diet. Lack of vitamin D. Overuse of hand sanitizer. A common cold will land them in the ICU. Salud!
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    Americaís worst enemy in the battle against Corona is America itself.

    People at low risk either do not care about people at high risk or are too stupid too realize the virus can be spread by asymptomatic persons.

    We have been lied to by stupid people with agendas who do not care if people die.

    The problem is not just someone wanting to live the way they want to live and putting themselves at risk. They are putting a massive amount of people at risk they do not even know by being a spreader.

    A person at risk does not put a person of low risk at risk.

    I know of several cases where entire families (mother/father - 3 kids or so) all got it and passed it to the grandparents and one of them died.

    Only solution is for the people at risk to wear a mask and live in a bubble. They have to live a different life and have no contact whatsoever with the outside world. The outside world is killing them if they try to live. I am not saying they are murderers because most do not even know they are spreaders.

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