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Re: Gratuities in Kelowna - Can anyone explain?

Postby LivinginKelowna » Dec 19th, 2012, 5:15 pm

I find it to be an embarrassment when I go to Cactus Club or Joeys with the way the girls dress.

You will get a smaller tip from me for attempting to use your body to get more

Sorry that's just the way it is


I still maintain that a tip is to be earned, not expected
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Re: Gratuities in Kelowna - Can anyone explain?

Postby MAPearce » Dec 19th, 2012, 5:17 pm

still maintain that a tip is to be earned, not expected


Indeed..Got prompt service from the "pie guy" tonight along with a friendly smile and some casual banter.

Gave him 8 bucks on a 45 dollar bill.
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Re: Gratuities in Kelowna - Can anyone explain?

Postby Panzer130 » Dec 20th, 2012, 5:03 pm

KENDRABUG wrote:That is absolutely disgusting. Women are more then bodies and should be treated as such. They shouldn't have to objectify themselves just to earn a tip. Seriously disgusting.


Technically you are correct. However, have you heard of a place called Hooters....... Not all women share your opinion.
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Re: Gratuities in Kelowna - Can anyone explain?

Postby fvkasm2x » Dec 20th, 2012, 5:35 pm

Panzer130 wrote:Hmmm......

T.I.P = To Ensure Promptness.
Tips have not "always been expected". People used to tip in advance to get better service.


I wish I had gotten to this first.

DashFiveGuy wrote:Seriously? Wouldn't that make it a T.E.P.? I think the word you are looking for is "Insure" not "Ensure". Regardless, the point is moot because the word "tip" is NOT an acronym.

http://www.snopes.com/language/acronyms/tip.asp


lol No doubt. You should have said "irregardless" and bolded it though. I would have laughed harder.
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Re: Gratuities in Kelowna - Can anyone explain?

Postby HoboJo » Dec 20th, 2012, 7:09 pm

Gave him 8 bucks on a 45 dollar bill.


Should have printed the 53 dollar bill instead :-)
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Re: Gratuities in Kelowna - Can anyone explain?

Postby grammafreddy » Dec 20th, 2012, 7:33 pm

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Re: Gratuities in Kelowna - Can anyone explain?

Postby Panzer130 » Dec 20th, 2012, 11:30 pm

T.I.P = To Ensure Promptness.

yup..... I am feeling kinda silly all of a sudden.
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Re: Gratuities in Kelowna - Can anyone explain?

Postby Andrew-BC » Jan 5th, 2013, 4:36 pm

Haven't posted in this thread in awhile, but I just came across an interesting TEDx talk held at Guelph, Ontario University regarding tipping that I feel backs up a lot of my previous claims that tipping as a whole is grossly out of proportion, providing quite high wages to servers for what is essentially an entry level position, and creating a large wage gap between the (often) more experienced, and trained cooks/chefs (hence my advocacy of tip sharing). It also shows that even in restaurants that have implemented a tip sharing program, that the wage gap is still grossly mis-proportioned.

Give it a watch, an interesting insight into our 'tip culture.'


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOk2C4n4eMQ
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Re: Gratuities in Kelowna - Can anyone explain?

Postby twofingers » Jan 5th, 2013, 6:53 pm

Sooooooooooo much easier to stay home and prepare quality food for a fraction of the cost with no intimidation to pay extra for something I don't want to.
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Re: Gratuities in Kelowna - Can anyone explain?

Postby joer2012 » Jan 6th, 2013, 4:58 am

twofingers wrote:Sooooooooooo much easier to stay home and prepare quality food for a fraction of the cost with no intimidation to pay extra for something I don't want to.


Agreed. Eating out is mostly over rated crap, and in Kelowna, mostly Sysco-grade muck.

As for a TED video made by some hobbit, who cares. Tip or not, your call.
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Re: Gratuities in Kelowna - Can anyone explain?

Postby twofingers » Jan 6th, 2013, 10:33 am

Betcha hobbits never tip!
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Re: Gratuities in Kelowna - Can anyone explain?

Postby underscore » Jan 7th, 2013, 11:56 am

Panzer130 wrote:Technically you are correct. However, have you heard of a place called Hooters....... Not all women share your opinion.


I found the servers at the Hooters in Calgary to be more conservatively dressed than most "normal" servers in Kelowna...
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Re: Gratuities in Kelowna - Can anyone explain?

Postby theyeti » Jan 7th, 2013, 1:32 pm

where do u eat in kelowna :cursor:
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Re: Gratuities in Kelowna - Can anyone explain?

Postby twofingers » Jan 29th, 2013, 4:30 pm

Great Food!
Great Service!
Friendly people!
Great price!
Great tip!

Saigon Noodle House - foot of Brenard.
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Re: Gratuities in Kelowna - Can anyone explain?

Postby theyeti » Jan 30th, 2013, 2:29 pm

always wanted to try that spot ! will for sure try it now
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