Tips, Tips, Tips

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  1. Oct 17, 2019 #21

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    Apart from their current president, I have no axe to grind with the lads and lasses over the pond except this miserable pestilence of tipping. It's an infection. Just returned from a tour darn sarf and wherever there are American tourists, so are the tip bags, cups, boxes. This doesn't mean that the price of the attraction is in any way decreased, it just means you're expected to put your hand in your pocket again. I have no doubt that guides and tour staff are properly paid so why pay them a second time? Where the tourists are European, there's none of this nonsense.
     
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    I worked in TGI Friday's for 2 years from 18-20 years old. I was on £16k pa. I think. But, on a Friday and Saturday night, I would easily take home £100-200 in cash tips alone, my best night being £500 when I served a certain snooker player and his Dad were my table, this wasn't solely their tip, but it helped it big style. A regular evening would still be in excess of £40-50 cash. I never once told anyone my tips, but I would always drop the bar staff and table cleaners a percentage for helping me get drinks quick and turn tables fast.
     
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    As we're sharing great tips:

    Yellow Pages make for great address books if you scribble out the names and addresses of everyone you don't know.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2019 #24

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    Brilliant.
     
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    I avoid yellow pages for the same reason I avoid yellow snow. ;)
     
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    You'll get addicted again?
     
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    When i ran a bar in a hotel in Strathpeffer the cutomers would often tip my staff to the tune of £250+ per week each.
    The competition for bar jobs had to be seen to be belived.
    This was in 2005.
     
  8. Nov 14, 2019 #28

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    Tips are like the servers commission on sales. Makes them push the expensive items and drinks. Pushing those sales up increases their tip.

    The better service gets the establishment more business.

    All the Best,
    D. White
     
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    Clear nail varnish makes a great Tippex substitute for people who don't make typos.
     
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    On cruise ships, large hotels and restaurants, all the tips are pooled. The kitchen staff get some and the Maitre d'Hotel gets the most except, possibly the chef. If waiters pocket tips they are likely to get sacked. but that's probably out of date as credit card tipping is the norm. And Head Waiters around to confirm?

    Tips are taxable, depending on who manages them. It used to be called a Tronc.
     
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    Yes possible tax problems and the share out options is what killed it.

    The bar was never the same after tips were pooled desipte it being a good idea.

    The bar staff saw it as payment for super hard work and looking after customers.
     
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    I hasten to add all of the tips went to the staff and none to me as manager.
     
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    I was once told by an RSM that it also makes excellent boot polish. How do Guardsmen always manage to have the toe-caps of their boots so brilliantly shiny? Clear nail varnish.
     
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    best tip I ever had "don't eat yellow snow"
     
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    When I was in the Navy we were all taught how to spit polish our shoes to get a mirror like finish.
     
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    Best tip,advice: never test the depth of water with both feet.
     
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    That sounds horrid --- do you mean you actually had to take the polish into your mouth, then spit it onto your shoes?
    Did they teach you how to clean your mouth afterwards?
     
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    I thought people in the services used a hot poker to melt the boot polish into the leather.
     
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    Hot spoon anything old skool
     
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    Nah. A hot poker was used in the middle ages to do unpleasant things to people they didn't like.
     

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