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  •  I hate to say it (1+ / 0-)
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    CA wildwoman

    but it makes you wonder about the "tip jar" at the car wash and other places. Maybe not all employers are assholes.

    •  Tipping is a rotten system. (5+ / 0-)

      Friend of mine's first job in the big city was hat checker for a famous restaurant. People would throw dollars into the bowl labeled TIPS that sat on the counter. Every penny went to Management. If somebody asked her whether she got the money, her orders were to lie.

      Still, I ask. I ask counter people, piano players, and especially delivery people.  Sometimes you can figure out the truth, and you can put the money directly into their hands.

    •  I worked for a small (0+ / 0-)

      sub shop two separate summers, and we had a tip jar.  The tips were split every shift between the two cooks who were working.  The owner didn't know about it, because he would have demanded the tips.  Our local manager was cool with it, she covered for us.  And the owner was an old guy who only ever drove by to collect deposits as spending money.

      "I don't want a unicorn. I want a fucking pegasus. And I want it to carry a flaming sword." -mahakali overdrive

      by Silvia Nightshade on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 08:05:35 AM PST

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