No, it's just being a douche. Want to plug your religion? Do it VERBALLY. You brought money to eat there, leave some for the server who's making three bucks an hour to scramble around 8 to 12 hours a day.
@Suicide Squad Sucks, as much as i generally disagree with the concept of tipping... I understand that in some places it makes a majority of their pay.
@Suicide Squad Sucks, No server makes $3/hr. Employers are required to pay the difference to make sure that they make at least minimum wage if their tips don't get them there. If they don't, they are breaking the law. That said, I grew up in the family restaurant and have been in the business for 28 years. I understand the struggle and generally tip exceptionally well when I go out.
@Suicide Squad Sucks, if someone believes that they're helping in some capacity to save souls from eternal damnation, I certainly don't see anything "douchey" about it. I don't necessarily accept the notion, I just understand their perspective.
Also, find me one waiter/waitress making $3/hr. Just one.
@Suicide Squad Sucks, this kinda thing gets under my skin. There is literally no better way to make people run away from your religion. Being cheap does not make you a "good steward".
@Breast Day Ever, if you're going to leave one of these as part of the tip you better make darn sure to leave a good tip as well. Otherwise you are doing more harm than good.
@Suicide Squad Sucks, move to cali, its minimum wage + tips here.
@Suicide Squad Sucks, I am a religious person and I agree, that is a load of bull.
@Suicide Squad Sucks, as a former server and current youth pastor I wholeheartedly agree. Spread the good will of religion through good deeds so don't tip like a turd. Tip generously when the server works hard to make your meal a good one
@Your Plastic Pal, that's not true for every state. If they make tips in Colorado (El Paso county specifically) they can be paid tipped wage. Many scumbag employers do that here so they don't have to pay minimum wage. My girlfriend does payroll for a few of these companies.
@Doctor Krieger, One of my best friends was making $2.75/hr working at Chili's, that doesn't include tips of course, that's just base pay.
@Psyknis, I'm pretty sure in Colorado if an employee’s tips combined with the employer’s cash wage of at least $6.28 per hour do not equal the minimum hourly wage ($9.30), the employer must make up the difference in cash wages. That's the law. And that wage is pretty high, considering here in New Jersey they use the federal tip wage of $2.13/hr.
@Your Plastic Pal, Is that a federal law? Or is it your state? I'm asking because I thought I remembered a friend of mine saying some nights she doesn't even average minimum wage, and if it is a state law I'm not surprised because I live in Texas.
@KermitSmash, Under federal law employers may pay tipped employees less than the minimum wage, as long as employees earn enough in tips to make up the difference. This is called a "tip credit." If at the end of a week, the employee hasn't made the minimum wage ($7.25 in Texas) then the employer must make it up.
@Your Plastic Pal, I'm just going to go ahead and say that when I worked as a server I was forced to claim a certain amount of tips even if that wasn't what I took home. Also my base pay way $2.14. that was only 3 years ago
@drawAline2UandMe, I know that happens, too. It's ashame. In my family restaurant, which only had 12 tables and I cooked at from 1994 to 2014 (and would serve on occasion), we actually paid our servers $3.09 even when the minimum wage was like $5.75 or something. We always took care of our employees. It's sad that so many get taken advantage of.
@Your Plastic Pal, I'm assuming you meant $2.75, otherwise it doesn't sound like you were taking care of your employees at all
@drawAline2UandMe, $3.09 tip wage when it was (and still is) well below that. It wasn't long ago that the hourly minimum wage was in the $5-$6 range in New Jersey (now $8.44).
@Your Plastic Pal, got it
@Doctor Krieger, every waitress at the restaurant I work makes $2.50 an hour plus tips. Also, it's being douchey because they, instead of helping the server ya know, live (pay their bills, buy their groceries, and other necessities), they are being cheap and leaving a religion plug, which honestly would turn a person away from a religion more than draw them in. If you're going to promote a religion, do it verbally, or at least add an actual tip to the plug.
@Your Plastic Pal, Actually, I make $2.13/hr.
@Suicide Squad Sucks, I'm a runner/busser, someone who brings out the food and cleans the tables for those who don't know, at a restaurant in NY state, and tips are actually a large portion of my paycheck. I get paid about $7 something/hr with minimum wage being $10/hr, and since the servers need to share their tips if the tables don't tip we all get screwed.
@KermitSmash, where, then?
@Doctor Krieger, That was here in Austin, Texas. Though she recently moved to church falls, Virginia where she's making roughly the same. I think it's only California where restaurants are required to pay servers minimum wage.
@KermitSmash, no, it's nation-wide. The federal minimum wage of $7.25/hr applies. If it's not met with tips, the employer must make up the difference. Most states apply their higher minimum wages this way, as well.
@Doctor Krieger, Yes, I understand this, I specified earlier that the $2.75/hr was not including tips. What I meant when I mentioned California is that restaurants there are required to pay their servers a base pay of at least $9/hr, while most states pay tipped employees around $2-3/hour. The thing I find strange is that the same amount of taxes are taken out of both parties' tips at the end of the day.
@Suicide Squad Sucks, or at least throw it in WITH an actual tip, ugh...
@DarthPanserbjorn, I think tipping should be a compliment to good service, but when the employee's wage rides on it, it's unfair. I know of servers at restaurants that get paid almost half minimum wage and the rest in tips. Half of a server's wage should not exclusively ride on tips. Sorry for the rant.
@ADHDBunniez, dude I'm right there with you, only in in jersey so minimum wage is $8
@fabualbusdumbledore, I love my job and wouldn't trade it for the world, but the cost of things here is so expensive and I got bills to pay, as well as go to school, so I need these tips.
Unless it is solid gold
@hazardous1986, it is not
@Sweeping Angel, then no deal
What really irks me is the folded bill kind that when you unfold it it has a bible verse.
@AJMalone, that's even worse cause the poor server though for a brief moment the customer wasn't an ass.
As a religious person, I find I often have to apologize for how douchey other religious people can be.
When I waited tables if someone did something like this then the next time they came in we would practically ignore them. It was Managements idea so we never got fussed at for it. One time the owner even added an extra charge for driving off other costumers.
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@The Aussie, only one of them
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