True in many states Oregon pays a minimum wage of $7.50 an hour now I
believe unless it went up again. I can only speak for this state and what I
know having recently quit managing a restaurant here to move on be able to
work out side.
Very generous you are. I however feel that if you get bad service or bad
food the problem should be corrected before even thinking of presenting a
reward to the waiter. Cleaning up is part of the job, no one would go to a
restaraunt with messy tables. There are crappy jobs in every industry.
Waiters have the benefit of a reward if he does his job correctly. His job
does include making sure that you are happy with what you ordered.
If outback gave me lousy food I might resort to 15%.
Sounds like you are simply rewarding Outback for bad service. Consider
also, what tip does the cook get out of the meal that he has cooked for you?
We ate at a restaurant recently, and our waitress happened to have some
relatives of hers in the booth 2 booths over. So instead of servicing us,
she kept standing there gabbing with them. After 20 minutes, I stood up
and walked over to her and asked for drink refills. She gave me a dirty
look like I was an intruder and she said ok. Then I sat down, and a few
minutes later, my wife said: "go ask her for more bread also." So I walk
over to the waitress, who's still gabbing, and as I'm walking up she says:
"You already told me to get refills; I'm on my way to get them!" and gives
me a look that would peel paint. I left her a penny tip and called the
manager about her. Buttholes don't deserve to be rewarded with tips.
Whenever I get bad service, bad food, or just bad anything, I NEVER EVER
leave without a face to face with the manager to let them know. In many
cases, it is not the restaurant's doing, and they appreciate the heads up.
We had two OBNOXIOUS children in a booth near us at a Mexican restaurant one
night. Screaming and running around. I have been going to this restaurant
chain for decades. When I complained to the manager, she said, "This IS a
family restaurant." I did the meanest nastiest thing I could. I told her
that she would get no more of my business, that I would bring no more family
or guests to the restaurant, and would not suggest it when asked for a good
Her attitude was, whatever.
Usually they appreciate being told about a crappy server or cook. AND I
will also go to the trouble of turning in a good report on an exceptionally
But I always do it face to face. One time I got a $100 gift certificate at
a really good restaurant for reporting something I didn't like.
I wouldn't consider it lucky. You probably have about a good of chance of
winning the lottery as you do getting killed for confronting someone about
cutting you off....
People just don't have any stones anymore. :)
I was coming down a tight, twisting mountain road with huge cliffs. I was
going the speed limit, 35mph. Some rednecks in a beat up old Chevy truck
rush right up to my back bumper and stay there all the way down. I mean
like 10 feet behind me. So I roll down my window and flip them the
universal sign for "you're number 1." They took offense, burned rubber,
sped around me, got in front of me and started slowing way down. When we
were at about 10mph, they drove over to the shoulder and stopped and 3
shirtless inbreds jumped out. I drove over to the shoulder also (in front
of them) but didn't stop completely. Then I just floored it and threw a
lot of dirt back at them! It was classic. Then I sped down the rest of
the mountain, not too far to go, and took off. Don't you hate when someone
else makes the driving error, you call them on it, and THEY take offense!
Like they're the ones who were following the safety/road rules.
Did you read what I had written? I was coming down a dangerous mountain
with tight, twisting turns and high cliffs. I was going the speed
limit. And chances are, if I weren't there, the truck wouldn't have
gone too much over the speed limit himself; he was just being an ass by
riding my bumper. So I let him know about it. It was only 1.5 miles
coming down that mountain, the SOB in the truck should have been content
to stay at the speed limit and probably was, but again he had to be an
ass and tailgate me. People who rush up on people, tailgate, and stay
there are asses, plain and simple. I think you're describing a
different type situation: like being behind some person driving 15mph in
a 25mph or something in a one-lane residential area.
Yes, I read it. My answer stands. If the speed limit is 35, you won't go
over the cliff at 36. Yes, I've driven on twisting mountain roads. If the
posted speed is X, you can usually safely drive a X+10 mph
Yeah, what this Edwin dude doesn't realize (and I had forgotten to
mention) that this particular twisty mountain road with high cliffs was
prone, in the winter mornings which this was, to developing black ice.
Hyper-aggressive driving knuckleheads often kill innocent drivers, all
so they can get to wherever they're going a few minutes faster. Ever
hear of leaving your house on time? So you don't have to speed?
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