Here's what you do when you're looking for a job: send out resumes with great cover letters; go to interviews and be the most positive version of yourself possible (even if fake) but don't talk more than necessary. Then, put that job opportunity out of your mind and get busy looking for the next one(s). Sometimes you hear back and sometimes you don't but, like a shark, keep moving forward.
@sockhopbop Ethics pizza is gross anyway. Nobody should eat that much vegan cheese in one go.
@stuffisthings I WANT MY TWO DOLLARS!
The Billfold finds some interesting people to interview, no doubt. Sounds like a nice guy. I'm going to start applying the "there's infinite tests you can run, so why start" mentality to everything in life. Never take my car to the mechanic, never QA changes to the software I'm working on, pipe bursts in my apartment just flee the country, etc.
I think the thing that's so off putting about the author's statement about "the reigning dining mindset in New York City" is that it seems to categorize people based on assumptions with little fact behind it. It assumes that all service people are in need of charity while everyone else (or at least, readers of the Billfold) wasn’t affected by Sandy in any monetary way and have a lot of cash to spare. And as someone who has very little money to spare, I felt very embarrassed upon reading the author’s above statement knowing that since I wasn’t a part of this particular “dining mindset” group, I must be in a have-not sort of group. It’s just a rather classist and ignorant statement for her to make. I’m not saying that it isn’t a great thing for people to tip extra if they can, I’m just saying that the way her statement was phrased, it came off as very out of touch.
Not all hair salons work the same, my mother has owned several salons, and worked in many others. Some salons charge 'booth rent', which says that they pay a fixed amount to the owner each week, regardless of how much they make themselves. Some salons pay a straight hourly wage and require a certain amount of volume to be done (think supercuts). And then there are the salons that take a percentage of the hairdresser's take. Take it from me, salon owners are not sitting back and getting rich off the stylists, they are right there beside them, cutting hair trying to make ends meet.
This is ridiculous. I am a generous tipper, but I am not doubling my tips to make up for anything. Disasters negatively impact everyone, I lost wages even though I do not work in service. Even if you did not lose wages, you lost business, your bonus was effected, or maybe your costs increased. It's not like the hurricane helped some of us and hurt others and now we need to make it right, it hurt us all and we need to come together. This is done by supporting FEMA, by going down to Coney Island to cleanup, by offering a place for someone who is displaced to stay, not by taking yourself out to dinner and sliding an extra 20$ to the busboy.
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But the key question: Did you pay for this substandard care? Because in America, you could have had the exact same experience, and paid out the nose for it. The plural of anecdote is not data.
I take no issue with anything the writer wrote. In fact, I see a lot of people becoming far too sensitive, reactionary and butthurt. The author still cited the 20% tip standard and the Emily Post Institute standard for tip calculation. I have a lot of friends in the industry who I forwarded this article to that took zero issue with it. They also take zero issue with individuals not tipping for poor service. Unfortunately, I think some of the replies are more semblance of the entitlement culture our society has. "No one should lose and everyone should win, no matter the performance". Fuck that mentality. Most servers also don't pay the tax rate that the average "wage slave' person does. What waiter worth their salt gives a damn if she tips exactly 20% and that 20% comes out to $1.73 vs. $2.00? Most in the service industry sure as hell don't accurately report these tips on their taxes, so they're already coming out far ahead of the rest of us. I have one friend who makes the same as I do (with a professional degree) as a bartender.... and his take home pay far surpasses mine because he doesn't have an accounting department overseeing his every move. On top of that, he receives tax refunds that make mine look nominal, again, because of what his reported tax rate is. The service industry fucks can cry me a river. The girl just said she posted 20% standard and upwards of that for exceptional service. It's baffling folks would expect more. What the hell is wrong with some of you?
@josefinastrummer I don't owe $.50 to anyone. It's my $.50. According to your logic why don't I just add $.50 to everything. I'll pay $.50 extra on my phone bill, $.50 extra on my insurance, etc. If I go out to eat I choose to pay 20% tip. There's nothing embarrassing about that.