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Posted: 7/21/2021 7:58:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/21/2021 7:59:39 PM EDT by SomewhatSensible]
Met up with an old friend at a bar inside the Indian casino near me.

They are adding a "temporary" $2 per beverage "worker premium".

There's a little sign at all the tables that says "blah blah nobody wants to work, the proceeds of the $2 premium go back to the workers (kinda doubt it).

The place already pays $12/hour + tips (state law that you must pay minimum wage and let them keep all their tips) and they're giving employees a $5/hour kicker until September.

We just had a couple drinks, so it wasn't a big deal.

But no, I definitely didn't tip somebody already making $17 to give me my drink.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:01:05 PM EDT
Your username is appropriate. I would have left, myself.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:02:49 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By HorseLady68W:
Your username is appropriate. I would have left, myself.
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Yeah, if we were going to "tie one on" and drink all night, we would have found a local dive bar or something.

He was only in town passing through, so we just had a couple just to shoot the shit for a while.

Not having to drive across town to another bar is certainly worth the $8.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:04:03 PM EDT
User name checks out.

Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:05:46 PM EDT
I hear Myrtle Beach has a worker shortage that restaurants are closed randomly, just depending on where staff shows up on any given day.

Unemployment pays $15ish/hr, why work hard for $18/hr?

Kharn
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:06:16 PM EDT
To be fair…if you’re paying for drinks out on the town…$2/drink isn’t something that should bother you.  If you want to be cheap go to the liquor store.
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Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:07:20 PM EDT
Hello Friend.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:07:50 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By beardog30:
To be fair…if you’re paying for drinks out on the town…$2/drink isn’t something that should bother you.  If you want to be cheap go to the liquor store.
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$17 an hour no longer needs tips.
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Originally Posted By beardog30:
To be fair…if you’re paying for drinks out on the town…$2/drink isn’t something that should bother you.  If you want to be cheap go to the liquor store.
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My read was $2 on top of the cost of the drink.

Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:08:20 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By beardog30:
To be fairif you're paying for drinks out on the town$2/drink isn't something that should bother you.  If you want to be cheap go to the liquor store.
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So a $4.50 drink goes for $6.50? No thanks.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:09:52 PM EDT
Every skill less job is hiring right now. I have no sympathy for the people standing on street corners begging when there are 40 businesses in town that would pay them $15/hr all day long.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:10:47 PM EDT
It’s nice that you mention “state law” yet don’t list your state.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:11:00 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dr-G:
So a $4.50 drink goes for $6.50? No thanks.
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Then drink at home…
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:11:04 PM EDT
Sounds like they took tipping out of the equation for me.

Also encourages higher dollar drinks if it's a flat $2 for anything ordered. Hmmm, the bar owner in me has some wheels turning....
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:11:19 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dr-G:
So a $4.50 drink goes for $6.50? No thanks.
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A gin/tonic is already $7.50 at that place, so it was $9.50.

The place had about the same number of people drinking/eating as I would have expected for a Wednesday at that hour.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:11:34 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By JoseCuervo:


My read was $2 on top of the cost of the drink.

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Yep…if an extra $2 breaks it for you…drink at home.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:12:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/22/2021 4:40:46 AM EDT by brass]
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Originally Posted By TheGreatCornholio:
It’s nice that you mention “state law” yet don’t list your state.
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How about you don't fucking worry what state I live in? Did you ever consider that maybe I don't give a flying fuck if you know where I live? Do you insist on knowing the hometown of every stranger on the internet or something? Are you adding these to some kind of database or something?

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Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:12:06 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Canoeguy:

$17 an hour no longer needs tips.
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Who works for $17/hr?
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:12:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By HorseLady68W:
Your username is appropriate. I would have left, myself.
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Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:13:12 PM EDT
Notice that the $5 premium is being paid until September. Couldn’t have anything to do with the $300 per week Biden bucks that is scheduled to end in September? Pure coincidence. Right?

It is hard for business to compete with the free taxpayer money being printed by Biden and the far left.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:14:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By beardog30:

Who works for $17/hr?
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My wife worked there as a bartender years ago. She was paid $9.50 + tips back then, and she would clear $60k / year, even more if she was working swings shift on the weekends.

I sort of wonder if they will actually make less as people start tipping less and less.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:15:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By beardog30:

Then drink at home…
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People are going to do just that. Hope everyone is happy.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:16:13 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Bat15:
Notice that the $5 premium is being paid until September. Couldn’t have anything to do with the $300 per week Biden bucks that is scheduled to end in September? Pure coincidence. Right?

It is hard for business to compete with the free taxpayer money being printed by Biden and the far left.
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Oh it DEFINITELY has something to do with the extra $300 kicker. I don't even think they are trying to hide that fact.

They're giving an additional $1000 bonus to employees that work from March - September. So if you started before March 30 and stay until September 31, you get a $1000 bonus.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:16:43 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SomewhatSensible:



My wife worked there as a bartender years ago. She was paid $9.50 + tips back then, and she would clear $60k / year, even more if she was working swings shift on the weekends.

I sort of wonder if they will actually make less as people start tipping less and less.
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Only if the arfcom cheapskate crew makes up the customer base.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:16:48 PM EDT
What was the price before the $2 per drink Biden tax? If it doubled the drink price of cheap beer, I would have trotted out of there like the horse lady. On the other hand, for good scotch, a $2 hike is easier to swallow. Although, in either case, one of the great lessons of the quarantine is how much cheaper and more pleasant it is to buy drinks at the grocery or liquor store and drink with friends in somebody's back yard.  




Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:17:09 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dr-G:
So a $4.50 drink goes for $6.50? No thanks.
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Other than maybe Vegas where do you get a drink for $4.50?

A damn beer is at least $6.00 here usually $8.00+
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:17:46 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Rosta97:
Every skill less job is hiring right now. I have no sympathy for the people standing on street corners begging when there are 40 businesses in town that would pay them $15/hr all day long.
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Those people standing on street corners probably make more than $15/hour.... There are plenty of idiots that will give those people money.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:18:38 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SomewhatSensible:


How about you don't fucking worry what state I live in? Did you ever consider that maybe I don't give a flying fuck if you know where I live? Do you insist on knowing the hometown of every stranger on the internet or something? Are you adding these to some kind of database or something?

Christ, you fucks with your "post your homestate faggotism."
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So it's somewhere you're embarrassed to live?
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:18:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By ScabbySausage:

People are going to do just that. Hope everyone is happy.
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Only the people who bitch about $2 extra per drink…those aren’t the tippers they care about anyways.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:19:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Kubota3430:



Other than maybe Vegas where do you get a drink for $4.50?

A damn beer is at least $6.00 here usually $8.00+
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On Fremont or The Strip, drinks are over typically closer to $7 for well / bottom shelf (at least as of when I was there in 2019). Of course, most casinos will give you free drinks if you're playing a machine/table games.

Places off the strip might be a bit cheaper, though.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:19:58 PM EDT
OP, what state do you live in?
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:21:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By beardog30:
To be fair…if you’re paying for drinks out on the town…$2/drink isn’t something that should bother you.  If you want to be cheap go to the liquor store.
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Uh yeah. It should bother you.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:22:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By beardog30:

Who works for $17/hr?
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A lot of people. What world do you live in?
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:22:35 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Kubota3430:



Other than maybe Vegas where do you get a drink for $4.50?

A damn beer is at least $6.00 here usually $8.00+
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Cost of Living across the nation varies widely. (Amazing right)

We sell well liquor at $3.50, calls start at $4. The highest we carry is $21.

Draft beer ranges from $4 a pint to $7.50 a tulip right now
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Originally Posted By Canoeguy:

$17 an hour no longer needs tips.
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And OP didn't tip.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:24:59 PM EDT
San Francisco just added a 10% premium on all dine in food orders. I don’t go to San Francisco. If I did my tip would be very light. But if I were you I’d drink in the parking lot. Fuck em now they get nothing.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:25:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SomewhatSensible:


How about you don't fucking worry what state I live in? Did you ever consider that maybe I don't give a flying fuck if you know where I live? Do you insist on knowing the hometown of every stranger on the internet or something? Are you adding these to some kind of database or something?

Christ, you fucks with your "post your homestate faggotism."
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Holy shit epic new copy pasta material right fuggin here.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:25:50 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Alaskanforfreedom:
And OP didn't tip.
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So are we all just agreeing?


Actually if I am being honest I likely still would have tipped.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:28:31 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Canoeguy:

So are we all just agreeing?


Actually if I am being honest I likely still would have tipped.
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No this is GD and GD never agrees so GFY.

JK





Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:28:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Canoeguy:

A lot of people. What world do you live in?
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The one where there are help wanted signs everywhere for over $20/hr….and it’s all entry level work.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:29:40 PM EDT
Minimum wage + "premium" fees = no tip
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:29:50 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By m200maker:
San Francisco just added a 10% premium on all dine in food orders. I don't go to San Francisco. If I did my tip would be very light. But if I were you I'd drink in the parking lot. Fuck em now they get nothing.
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Have the wife sneak a refrigerated beer in the purse.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:31:56 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By beardog30:

The one where there are help wanted signs everywhere for over $20/hr.
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Ah, you are one of those who thinks every business can just pay more…


ETA: let’s ask the OP how quick he will be returning to this bar with the new prices and policies.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:32:53 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By m200maker:
San Francisco just added a 10% premium on all dine in food orders. I don’t go to San Francisco. If I did my tip would be very light. But if I were you I’d drink in the parking lot. Fuck em now they get nothing.
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Wait....they're charging people an extra 10%.....to dine in? As in...IN the restaurant?  
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:33:42 PM EDT
Walk away, tell the management why.

How!
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:35:19 PM EDT
Plus tax. $10/drink is going to greatly curtail my drinking at any particular location. Cheap/poor/whatever you want to call me.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:36:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Canoeguy:

Ah, you are one of those who thinks every business can just pay more…


ETA: let’s ask the OP how quick he will be returning to this bar with the new prices and policies.
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No…I just have a clue…

They don’t want you in the bar if you bitch about $2 extra dollars per drink.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:38:42 PM EDT
Sweet. Another thread to dollar cost average the others that are worth $24 by themselves.
Link Posted: 7/21/2021 8:39:11 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By beardog30:
To be fairif you're paying for drinks out on the town$2/drink isn't something that should bother you.  If you want to be cheap go to the liquor store.
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outside of happy hour most places charge $4 a beer, plus another $2 and a dollar tip makes it a $7 beer.
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