That's not what ASB was saying.
The tipping system is simply our custom, just as its the custom in Europe to pay servers hourly. In Europe, the cost of eating and drinking out is higher than here but you tip less. Both systems work.
Our custom of tipping is not because of some lobby.
and envelopes to the guys who cleaned the cabin and envelopes to the bar tenders at
the pool. I only drink soda and got a $25 soda card when I boarded the ship but tipped
at the end of the week. Everyone seemed satisfied.
The bar tenders at Half Pints in Bel Air ring a big bell when someone over tips and they
always ring the bell when I tip them. My favorite bar tender in Chillis was fired because
she made a mistake on the bill and the couple wrote their headquarters about it. She
made a mistake and corrected it. She was there a long time and her managers didn't
want to fire her but were told to by top Chillis officials. They take those complaints
seriously but they didn't have to fire the girl.
Good point about the coins. I'm always carrying about $2 in change in my pocket
and asked the bar tender in Batemen's last night if she'd take them plus the bills and she said sure.
Let's circle back on topic here ...
Speaking of cruises, my wife used to work at a law firm in Houston and some of the senior partners have Texans as clients.
She's heard stories of players, once they signed their big deals, would charter boats to Atlantis for all their friends, family, hangers on, etc.
Keep in mind, this is during the off season so the excursion is financed until the league year starts and they actually start getting paid.
So once they start seeing the money, they're paying a huge portion of it toward the debt they racked up in the off season.
Ravens #1 pick rookie Travis Taylor showed up in camp the first day in an expensive sports car. Goose just looked at him and laughed and said just because he can afford a big car doesn't mean he can play football. Goose was on to something because TT was a big bust.
Anyway, TT said he wanted to get his shopping over before camp so he could concentrate on football. The Agents give players their credit cards and say do your spending now and then take it out of their paychecks when they get paid. TT spent thousands on cars, jewelry
for his wife and clothes and a new house.
We all heard the story of DEZ who was sued for not paying the debt on the jewelry he got on credit. Even his agent was sued. In case you didn't here's the link.
Hartwell left the Ravens for big money but filed for bankruptcy and foreclosed on his
$2M beach front estate and his wife split. Ed loved going down to OC on Rave
weekend with all the fans. Here's photo of him with his wife.
Speaking of Goose, he showed up in camp in his helicopter and landed it amongst
great fan fare on or near the practice field so everyone could see him. Everyone
laughed but Billick just shook his head-lol.
Hard Knocks showed him in his chopper going to OC when they had couple of days off.
Here's a good answer on OTAs. Rookies and players don't get paid for OTAs but they don't go hungry or sleep in their cars. Teams reserve blocks of hotel rooms for them to stay in and feed them. The Arizona Cardinals rent dorms at a local college for their players.
The Castle has a nice cafeteria and all the food is free for everyone that works in the
building - players, secretaries, everyone. Bisciotti pays for it.
it wasnt even his receipt was it? looks like it was a rappers'...then again i dont do the twitter/instagram stuff so maybe im confused
But it would need to be written into the CBA for it to go into effect.
A lot of ball players get in trouble this way. They don't plan for the off season and then go to these predatory lenders for off season, high rate loans to get by.
If you have access to it, watch ESPN's documentary "Broke". They go into this in detail.
Personally i find it incredibly stupid to pay 450.00 for what is essentially a 50 dollar bottle or less of Ciroc just to drink it in public and look cool.
Liquor mark up is a crime in those places.
The NFL should provide a loan system with low interest rates or something for the offseason, and have it li led to their salary so you can only borrow say 50 percent of your up and coming years salary
Where would the money the employer would pay the employees with come from?Quote:
On a side note, I think the whole gratuity thing is just a bullshit system that puts the onus of compensation on the customers and not the employer. Yes I understand the mindset behind it, but they could just as easily come up some sort of commission system.
The tipping system for service work is a very good one. It means YOU decide how much the service is worth. If the folks are competent I tip 20%. You might lost a percent or two if I never get a drink refill or I wait forever for it and get it just as we are preparing to leave.
I used to tend bar. People who have worked for tips are the best tippers.
Thanks Greg for derailing my attempts to get back on topic ....