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Old 04-01-2015, 03:42 PM   #181
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BTW, it's idiot Americans that are distorting tipping in Europe. I've told people I'm with that the tip is included in the bill and they still insist on throwing down an extra 15-20%. The French have come to expect this from Americans but they think we're stupid.

I tip 15%+ in the USA.

In Europe I usually just round up a euro or two. Unless I need to get rid of a pocket full of foreign coins before heading home. Then it's the waiters lucky day. 😄🌎
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Old 04-01-2015, 04:28 PM   #182
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Servers in my area often have to do things like prepare the salad, meaning they chop the lettuce, slice the tomatoes, etc. prepare the plate and then bring it to the table.
Well, THAT makes all the difference. They have to chop lettuce? Slice a tomato? Holy Moly...they need a raise. You guys are making my case for me.

You really think someone who chops lettuce, puts it in a bowl, has to "keep a lot of things in their head", "time things" and "have poise under pressure" should make more than a teacher who spends more time with your kids than you do...or an engineer who went to college for years, or a cop who risks his life to keep the bad guys away from you? This thread is getting ridiculous.
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Old 04-01-2015, 04:32 PM   #183
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have you considered the total remuneration (benefits, etc.) package?
You can't be a retirement plan actuary without a retirement plan, otherwise you lose all credibility...
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