Wednesday, December 16, 2015

WDT: Auto Tipping on the Decline Due to New IRS Rules.....

     Some restaurant chains are ending the practice of "auto tips" , a percentage routinely added to bills. The reason is new IRS rules counting the money as wages and thus subject to payroll taxes.

      Well, some are complaining as they liked the automatic nature of the tip. Those are the people who think a pulse equates with being tipped.

       Those waiters and waitresses doing a good job don't have to worry about being guaranteed their tips. They get them the old fashioned way. They earn them.

Watertown Daily Times | Restaurants have changed how tips work, and waiters are furious

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Naples? Isn't that where billionaire Golisano moved to?
Wow! Those are, like, sixteen foot ceilings in his mansion. But the walls are conspicuously missing any Picassos or Warhols. Tsk tsk...we are embarrassed for the nouveau riche decor. If I didn't know better, I would even swear that looks like DOMESTIC stone floor tile.

Anonymous said...

Tips have always been subject to fica and many have had HUGE fines in the past few years. I know one establishment that was fined close to $100,000 but settled for much less. They actually estimated the cash tips based on the credit card tips and you're actually considered guilty until you prove yourself innocent.

Anonymous said...

They either can't figure it out or don't want to be troubled to use the tip calculator accessible on their phone.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see a busy Crystal last night around 730 but otherwise the Square was dead. Not many lights on in the old Woolworth building. Certainly no shoppers out - at least downtown. Really can't imagine why any stores go down there.

Left a 20% tip on the Tom & Jerry's but that's just me.

This issue has been solved just as soon as the minimum wage goes to $15/hour. And the Crystal starts charging $17/T&J.

Anonymous said...

As someone who has served tables, I can tell you that even the best servers get stiffed by large parties. There's nothing like running your ass off all night for $3.50 an hour, because your table of ten is too lazy to cook their own meal and too cheap to each leave a couple dollars. I can tell by this post that you have never served a table in your life.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the Johnson's Weakly Reader. Perry White's drivel about honest citizens' being armed was typical stupidity. I will compliment Mr White's ability to copy clichés and terminology from all things anti-gun. But the content of his editorial was pure middle school. He repeats all kinds of intuitive stuff, like "the police rarely hassle someone with a valid permit". Gee Perry, now why do you think this is? It's because there is nothing wrong with having a handgun if you have gone through the application procedure. He tells us that Jefferson County Sheriff O'Neil says "crime intervention is a serious undertaking". Well duh again, Mr White. I'm glad you posted this as being a retired law enforcement officer and a handgun permit holder for 25 years, I was never aware of the fact that interfering with a lethal threat was a serious undertaking. For your info, our sheriff is a Democrat. She has to tow the line here in Benito's state. But what she says is on the money. But you lap it up like it's some revelation. It's not, Mr White, it's common sense. One of my favorite lines of BS is where you claim the price is high for people to "want to get in the mainstream of police work". With all due respect Sir, that is not the reason most people want to exercise their Second Amendment rights. Most want to hunt, target shoot, collect, and provide security for their families. Get off whatever horse the Johnson's issued to you. And the reason you have never heard of an armed citizen changing the outcome of a lethal assault is there are too many people like you. Having memorized all the bunk the anti gun media has oozed over the years, you just can't bring yourself to think independently. You write about and print only one side of the story. News stories that report about people being protected by armed citizens are back page news for people like you. But every failure is greeted by your type with tingles down your leg. You and your profession have been dishonest. You and yours are simply elitists, not honest brokers of information. It's not the NRA that spews nonsense and bias, it's you, Mr White. But I do respect your desire to keep citizens from defending themselves or other threatened individuals. As such, if I ever see a member of your family in any life threatening situation, I will dutifully hand you a cell phone so you can call for help. Maybe your attacker, after he/she sees how committed you are to a non violent response, will allow you to use their phone. I hope such a situation never occurs. You seem like a nice guy. Biased and ill informed, but a good person. Me, I will certainly not get involved in any situation you are confronted with. Just tell your attacker that you think guns are dangerous. You should be just fine.

Anonymous said...

5:03PM, that's the same old puke you always post. Nothing more substantive to say than that? It just doesn't work anymore, if it ever did.

Anonymous said...

5:03 PM: Stay off the Chrismas Rum!

Anonymous said...

Way to go completely off-topic 503.

If you weren't so busy whining on the Mayor's blog, you could start your own personal whineass blog. :D

Anonymous said...

5:03 gets countered, with absolutely nothing.
Three posts, same guy, no facts.

:>))/F

Anonymous said...

All three posters made the same mistake. Never argue with an idiot.
I think this is the same clown that vehemently supported drug testing for welfare recipients.
When presented with verifiable data, that multiple studies had shown it was not economical to do so.
Six different posts tried to convince the guy to no avail. His response? All six posts were from the same person... Typical.

Anonymous said...

1:27, not sure what you are talking about regarding the drug testing. I never really weighed in on that topic. But I applaud your effort to place a fact in your post. I would question the source of these "multiple studies" you speak of, but I imagine they had a result in mind before they started. Drug testing would either cause bums to clean up, or deny them the lifestyle they have become accustomed to. Maybe you and I have different definitions of economics. You come from that party that has no problem with $18,000,000,000,000 debt. So we may differ.

The six posts you are so proud of were actually three posts, with one offended by the change in topic. Get your story straight. And with the remaining two being completely devoid of factual support, one might ask who the real idiot here. Is it that you have no evidence, or are you simply challenged when attempting to string thoughts together. Maybe you can get a check for ADDDDT or something.