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    Gratuities?

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    Do you agree with them?

    Should businesses be allowed to include them automatically on your bill?



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    In some instances yes, say for a party larger than 10 all on one ticket. Otherwise, no, I don't think they should be included.

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    Did you know you're supposed to tip your newspaper carrier????? I didn't know this until I subscribed the other day. I called my mom and she laughed She'd never heard of it either.

    Slightly off topic, but not really.
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    To answer your question I am for gratuity being on your bill for large parties. I've been a waitress and there is nothing worse than getting stiffed after working your ass off just because people or cheap, or the COOK screwed something up.
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    I think it depends. Sometimes no because if the server knows there is a built in gratuity they sometimes treat your table like crap because they will be tipped regardless. I wish they wouldn't make it more then the average of 15% sometimes the gratuities are up to 20% which i think is a bit too much.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MichelleB View Post
    Did you know you're supposed to tip your newspaper carrier????? I didn't know this until I subscribed the other day. I called my mom and she laughed She'd never heard of it either.

    Slightly off topic, but not really.
    are you serious? I always saw it in movies, tipping the paper BOY not adult that rides in their car smoking a million smokes a minute. But I never took it seriously



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    I think if it is a big party and on one ticket, yes but otherwise, I believe it depends on service.
    I will NOT tip a crappy waitress/waiter. I don't care on if you should or shouldn't. If I get crappy service...you don't get it!
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    No. I do not think they should be automatically added to the bill.

    We went to Longhorn for Matt's birthday dinner in May. There were 9 of us. We had WONDERFUL Service. When we went to pay the bill, they had added the gratuity on to our bill. Their loss - because we were prepared to give the girl much more. My husband refused to give more than they had posted to our bill - out of principle.

    Gratuity should be based on the service given.

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    yes if it is parties or 10 or more. i have noticed that some fast food resturants are charging a "dine in" tax if you choose to eat there rather than to go. I think that BS all the way as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy_Gurl View Post
    are you serious? I always saw it in movies, tipping the paper BOY not adult that rides in their car smoking a million smokes a minute. But I never took it seriously
    I'm dead serious. I signed up online and there was a space above the total where you could include a monthly tip for the carrier. I googled gratuity for a newspaper carrier, and found that anywhere from $5-$20 is good depending on how often you get the paper.
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