Originally Posted by loochy
That statement was actually kind of true. If they paid their waitstaff (as they should), that cost would definitely be reflected in the bill. Cutting out that cost gives the illusion of a cheaper dining experience.
What other reason is there for the restaurant only paying a tiny wage?
It is impossible to negate that payment from the customer without ****ing over the server.
The idiotic thing are these cheap assholes who want the restaurant to cover the service charge in the total cost of the meal. Guess what? Then you cease to decide if the server gets 15% or 18% or 25% or 10%. It will just be a flat 20%, invisible service charge. Or maybe 30%. You'll never know. It will just be hidden within the cost on the menu.
So now you have ****ed yourself because you were too cheap. Congrats.
Additionally, most of these assholes are hiding behind "Derp the serviss wasnt good enuff!" to justify their asshattery. As if tipping 8.00 is SOOOOOOOOO much harder than tipping $5.00.
Well, guess what? When you cease to make server's pay merit-based, what do you think you will get? Better service?
Try eating in Europe and tell me who gives better service. And I'm not slamming Europe. I spend a great deal of my time there, and I personally love that the servers don't work for tips and get health insurance and vacation. You get better service, just not as attentive (I think).
But all of this is just assholes trying to find some sliver of a justification for ****ing over somebody who is trying to serve them.