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About Stumpy

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  • Birthday 06/10/1987

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  • Location Hickory, NC
  1. As a career server (good googly moogly) I would walk out before I stiffed a server on a tab I paid. When you stiff a server you are not only not holding up your end of the social contract when you walk in to a full service establishment, you are actually taking money directly from that server. Currently, in the service industry tipoutruns around 3-5% of your sales. This is a relatively new phenomena that I have been able to observe directly. When I first got into the business, tipout was voluntary, a little extra for a busser who busted their ass or a bartender who got your drinks out fast. (sound familiar?) Then management realized they could use this to cut costs by making all front of house staff tipped employees. The reason that gratuity has continued to rise is twofold.When minimum wage was first established, the non-tipped rate was $3.13, the tipped rate was $2.13. As the minimum wage for non-tipped employees rose over the ensuing decades, server's wages never did.To this day, the overwhelming majority of tipped employees make $2.13/hr. And in the ensuing half century, unscrupulous management realized they could use this loophole to pay more and more of their staff less and less. In the modern restaurant industry, 2/3rds of your staff is making less than $5/hr. Hostesses, bussers, bartenders, foodrunners, server's assistants and foodrunners all rely on your generosity to make ends meet. In some more unseemly places, management even takes their cut. And the resulting tipout can be as much or more than 20% of a server's tips for the night. The bottom line is, if you have a problem at a restaurant, speak to a manager. There may be extenuating circumstances, or the server may just suck at their job, either way, good management will take care of the problem. There is no need to steal money form someone who is living not paycheck to paycheck, but shift to shift.If the manager refuses to address your grievances, and you truly believe that your experience, from start to finish, was worthless, walkout, because that is an issue with management. Despite what they may tell patrons and employees, it is 100% illegal for a restaurant to hold a server accountable for an unpaid tab. But, if you REALLY want to punish a restaurant for a bad experience, hit up Yelp. Trust me as a 12year vet, there is nothing that gets under a manager/owner's skin more than a bad review as the number 2 google result when you type in their name.
  2. Trust me, we can spot you from a mile away. Ever notice that the people who complain the most about shitty service are shitty tippers? I try not to let my prejudices affect the service I give, because I am wrong all the time when it comes to who will or won't tip well. But, I can spot the I'm not gonna tip because they won't know that I didn't until after I left crowd 999out of 1000. My grandfather was that guy and he always insisted on paying. I remember him stiffing a server at a 3ish star place on a 20+ person party that was at least 50% 12 and under. My parents tried to sneak back in and leave a tip (that they probably couldn't afford) and my Grandaddy bitched them out for leaving a tip behind his back. After ten years as a server, its an unseemly memory of a man who I idolize.
  3. I was a 3 year old orphan when I met Luke Kuechly. He found me on the side of the road, and nursed me like his own. 3 years after suckling from the teet of the chosen one, I am now a 28 year old man with chest hair and razor stubble. @Stumptastic87
  4. PP facing real problems now

    As someone who is pro life, I am thankful that there are organisations like PP who are fighting tooth and nail to make contraceptives available to all free of charge. I do not agree with their stance on abortion, but the work they do prevents more abortions than they facilitate. I can accept abortion being a necessary evil in life or death situations. I cannot accept abortion as a form of contraception. We have condoms, pills, IUDs and surgeries that can do the job in a safer, healthier and more morally reasonable way. It is a crying shame that the pro life agenda is so singularly focused on outlawing abortion, that it ignores (or vilifies) the most promising avenues to curtail the practice that it rails against.
  5. The Nominee of the Dem Party

    Link? I'd love to see this. Was it her support for the Iraq war, fighting tooth and nail to go to war with Syria and Iran, her (previous) stance against gay marriage or her unwavering support for all things wall street that lends her such impressive liberal creds? Something tells me this was put out by her own campaign to try to convince democrats to vote against their own beliefs. She has always been a Pub in Dem's clothes. It's exactly why a moderate (Obama) was able to torch her in the primaries last go round, and it's the same reason a true liberal (Bernie) is about to do the same this time.
  6. Confederate Flag.... Hate or Heritage?

    Because unlike England and USA, the Confederate States of America was created for the sole purpose of continuing a barbaric practice that was outlawed by the afore mentioned parties. I'm as southern as they come; born in Savannah, GA and moved to NC @ 10 yo. I've been steeped in confederate history/lore my entire life... GTFOH with that heritage bullshit! It's about hate, through and through.
  7. Junior Galette in trouble again

    Is your last name Galette?
  8. Misunderstood Musical Lyrics

  9. Misunderstood Musical Lyrics

    This isn't exactly misunderstood, but after watching Old School, I can't sing Total Eclipse of the Heart without throwing in some random f bombs.
  10. Now you're accusing me of being racist against Germans and rabbits? Please continue shilling for the Bildebergs. Go ahead and drink your manganese laced water that the university system uses to brainwash the masses.
  11. If I can't, does that make me a sheeple who can't read between the lines?
  12. Panthers OTA Notes - Week 2

    I think you answered your own question.
  13. Question for our resident Seahawk Fan/Mod

    I'm a huge RW fan. I watched his career at NC State from his very first game and met him a few times around Raleigh. But, come on, they built that team before he ever got there. Trust me, everyone here remembers the Lynchquake against the Saints in the playoffs! They built a playoff squad around Lynch and that D, then they lucked into one of the biggest late round steals in over a decade.