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Monthly Archives: February 2013

New IRS ruling explained by David Hayden

From David Hayden’s most excellent site, “The Hospitality Network”. David is also the author of a valuable book, “Tips2: Tips For Improving Your Tips“. The book is worth its weight in gold for servers who want to give themselves a raise.

David’s article is about a new IRS ruling regarding automatic gratuities (autograts).

http://hospitalityformula.com/a-new-irs-ruling-regarding-automatic-gratuities-takes-effect-1113/01/

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Followup to the “non-tipping pastor” story

In fairness, here’s (apologies to Paul Harvey) “the rest of the story”. At least the pastor says that she left a cash tip of $6. I’m inclined to believe her. Despite her self-proclaimed “lack of judgment”, I doubt that she would break a Commandment to compound her embarassment.

The real lesson in this is that a waiter (remember, I use that term for both sexes) has a responsibility to guard the privacy of his or her guests’ transactions when dealing in public forums. We all dish stories out of school over drinks and the like, but if you publically violate a guest’s privacy, especially in regard to names, credit card slips, signatures, etc., you must be prepared for the consequences. Surely you wouldn’t like your own privacy violated that way, right?

 

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/tipping-pastor-apologizes-687234

Pastor shows his un-Christian side

First, this proves that waiters should be very circumspect about posting to social sites, especially when sharing things like receipts.

But, above all, it shows the sort of thinking that supposedly religious people apply in the real world. Disgusting. Hope that this pastor is outed. Feel free to share. Repeatedly.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/31/applebees-waitress-fired-god-tip-receipt_n_2591794.html

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