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Posted on February 23 at 5:10 p.m.
Snicker, I guess no one has a problem with the business "underpaying" the help and not passing on their true costs in the prices on the menu. Just the "cheapskate" diners. Interesting.
Be careful about serving visitors from Australia and NZ where to tipping is their honored tradition, as well as much of Europe where it is assumed to be included in the bill.
Tipping is a stupid tradition since it has now become an unwritten institutionalized entitlement and no longer earned as the "extra" it was always intended to be.
If anyone has a master/slave attitude it is the diner who enjoys tossing a few gratuitous coins to the service personnel and feeling smug about it. How insulting is that?
Downey's is the only restaurant in town that has consistently excellent service, where it is always a joy to recompense for the extra value added to the entire dining experience. Kudo's Downey's for your fine staff selection and training.
On Don't Skip the Tip
Posted on February 23 at 5:02 p.m.
Oh Tabatha, you are so sheltered. Working and going to college has long been an honored US tradition. Colleges have multiple levels student services to help out too.
I guessed you are just a naive babe in the woods with no real life experience and you prove me correct with every one of your responses. You simply knee jerk any attempt to redirect people from their perpetual victimhood. I suspect you have a proprietary interest in doing exactly that.
On Homeless Czar Outlines Action Plan to Get People off Streets
Posted on February 23 at 10:08 a.m.
If half the people listed right now are already locked up, it proves it is already heading in the right direction. This is a list of bad people. Stay away from them.
On About Santa Barbara's proposed gang injunction …
Posted on February 23 at 9:27 a.m.
Did you contract with them ahead of time in clear and mutually accepted terms what they were required to pay you on top of the listed prices for the menu items?
Otherwise, how would they know they "stiffed you".
Posted on February 23 at 9:23 a.m.
Whereisthehousing: In four to eight years you can get a skills certificate at a community college where you can presently afford to live. Then get a real job that will allow you to buy your own home, where your newly acquired skills can best afford it.
When you daily rack your brain looking for ways out of your presently self-inflicted situation, include the opportunities that are already handed to you in this state that you chosen to reject. Living in the bushes until you get handed free housing is not a plan.
Here is how it has always worked: you get the skills to find the job first, and then a house that fits what you can earn. No other way.
Do tell us how you got on this entitlement train that runs backwards instead?
Posted on February 23 at 9:07 a.m.
Tabatha, when you turn the US into a work ethic mono-culture like Germany, you will come close to your version of utopian dreams.
Not sure what your game plan is to accomplish this, since all you do is whine, blame, scold and finger point. I always feel I am getting a dose of good old time religion from you - hell fire and damnation if we don't follow the path and see the way. (Your way.)
Tell us how to convert our vast armies of US takers into makers, because in Germany the makers take their "fair share", but they do not take their share and support a society of 47% pure takers, like the US has become.
Please enlighten us more about your cross-cultural references because right now you can't make a good apple strudel with your US turnips.
On a personal note, do you travel much tabatha? We can count on getting the unadulterated progressive party line from you, straight from party central headquarters. But I also sense your comments do not come with any real life experience or seasoning.
However getting the party line direct from the belly of the beast is comforting because it exposes its shallowness and vacuousness. Thank you for providing us with your continued insights - canned or otherwise.
On County Workers Union Granted New Contract
Posted on February 23 at 8:50 a.m.
The Tea Party is not imploding the GOP; it is imploding the DNC.
Posted on February 22 at 4:46 p.m.
Detroit needs to become our new Hoovervile. Concentrate services where shelter already exists and is going begging for new occupants. This is doable for what we are spending on disjointed and counter-productive programs that have only grown the numbers of street people.
Enabling people to live endlessly on the streets and in the bushes, or providing permanent shelter and sanctuary where they are tearing down perfectly sound homes. This is a no brainer. It reignites the pioneering spirit in this country.
A non-profit like Homes for People needs to take up this cause. Easy to get donations for $100 homes that can undergird the current social safety net for people now living on the streets. Get these people out of the bushes and doorways.
Posted on February 21 at 10:44 p.m.
Detroit is full of empty houses. They are selling for $100 plus. Just look at any of the real estate websites for Detroit .
A new community could be built there because it is a shame to tear down perfectly good housing, with yards and trees when we are spending millions keeping people living on the streets.
Repair the disconnect between these masses of empty housing and the need to put roofs over people's head and let the sort out their lives someplace where they can be sheltered for so little extra expense. Win-win.
People have a right to live in communities free from itinerant street people and we can afford to house all these people in places like Detroit which needs a new repurposing now badly.
Our nation's shelter - Detroit - if they are subsisting on social safety net dollars with no intention or ability to not be dependent on federal handouts, then by all means get them cheap housing that is good and sound that is begging to get a new start with new people.
Recyle - reuse- repurposes but for goodness sake don't keep tearing down homes in Detroit. But them up by the blocks and make new neighborhoods secure for all those now on federal assistance who need shelter.
Posted on February 20 at 7:02 p.m.
For those wanting more history, background and facts about this issue but not just hearing union side, which is what you are getting here, along with their typical dose of personal insult, here is just one of many places to start educating yourself about this highly important issue.
Don't like the message, then by all means try to kill the messenger. The message is getting legs. Stay tuned.
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