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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Tipping
« on: February 09, 2005, 02:04:57 PM »
Yet another rant about serving/tipping.


My favorite:  Parent bring in several kids, or a baby and make a giant mess.  I love kids dont get me wrong and I know babies often make messes.  They then proceed to tip right at 10%.  If you know your family is going to make a giant mess, I personally feel you should tip at least 15% if not higher.  Someone is going to have to clean up that mess and in the process no one will be able to sit at that table because it is filthy dirty. 


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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Who's still in at NOWHERE??!!
« on: February 09, 2005, 01:40:37 PM »
submitting my app. to the nowhere club.  Although I have been rejected twice :(

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Boalt...
« on: February 09, 2005, 12:14:14 PM »
Oh shut the hell up Jrs. I said oh my god b/c I expected to get into Berkeley. I'm obviously upset so if you have a problem with  my comments, go f*ck yourself.

FYI: The same goes for anyone else who wants to criticize my comments.


Disapointing. You are proving the arrogant comment.  I do not understand your rejection either, and I certainly understand you being upset.  I do not, however, feel comments of this nature are needed on this board, or any other.

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Indiana U. Bloomington!
« on: February 09, 2005, 10:52:23 AM »
Just want to clarify that I am in no way insulting IU.  I really am considering attending if I get accepted.  Was just truly curious as to it reputation, plus had to tease a little, as obviously I go to BSU.  (I know thats going to start some jabs, please be gentle)

Yea...um, well at IU some people actually study, on occasion.  Don't think that's the case at Ball State.  ;D

Not inclined to argue.  Rumor had it (entirely made up) that "The only reason BSU wasnt on the top party school list was because it was unfair to include professionals with amateurs."
Look at Muncie and the "local" populations and you will see why. 
However, I am one of the few who do study occasionally.
In defense of the school, we were rated (although not quite sure a good or bad thing) as one of the top 20 most underrated schools.  haha

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Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Indiana U. Bloomington!
« on: February 09, 2005, 10:36:39 AM »
Just want to clarify that I am in no way insulting IU.  I really am considering attending if I get accepted.  Was just truly curious as to it reputation, plus had to tease a little, as obviously I go to BSU.  (I know thats going to start some jabs, please be gentle)

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General Off-Topic Board / Worse Day Ever
« on: February 09, 2005, 08:02:20 AM »
Lets hear your bad day stories.

I'll start


In order
Found out a friends brother died in a car accident the night before.
Got rejected from the two schools I most wanted to attend
Found out my grandmother had a stroke and they simultaneously found a brain tumor.
Got in a fight with the b/f.


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Incoming 1Ls / Yet another what should I do question. Read if bored.
« on: February 09, 2005, 07:57:47 AM »
These are my stats.

158 LSAT
3.911 GPA (International business major, econ and European studies minor) HOnors student
Work 30-40hrs a week through undergrad (bartender/server and office staff)
Normal extras (nothing exceptional)
Presenter of research at Indiana Global Trade Facilitators Roundtable Conference
Personal statement concerning interest in international law that stems from a semester living in a arabic neighborhood of london.

Applied to:

Notre Dame (rejected, expected)
Boalt (rejected, also expected)
IU bloomington
IU Indianapolis
U of Florida
U of NC Chapel Hill
American
Ohio State
Washington U
Hastings
Valpo

I am considering if I am not accepted to NC, IU or American that I might retake the LSAT and apply next cycle. 

Should I take whatever acceptances I get this cycle and try to transfer if its not where I want, or just reapply next cycle?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Tipping
« on: February 09, 2005, 07:46:17 AM »
we had to tip 10% each night to the bar whether we got one drink or ten.  we didn't like that much

Amen.  The bartenders were making so much more than us, and we were tipping out to THEM!  It made for some ill will between the bartenders and waitstaff.   >:(

In ours, bartenders have four tables and two bartenders that have to split everything in half.  This usually makes bartenders making only slightly more then waitstaff, unless the bar gets extremely swamped.  Plus, the bartenders have significantly more responsibilities then serving staff.  I.e. wait tables, drinks for the entire restaurant, carry out orders, change for restaurant, field questions when managers are busy, etc.  Is this unusual? (I have only bartended in this place so I really dont know)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Tipping
« on: February 09, 2005, 07:39:27 AM »
we had to tip 10% each night to the bar whether we got one drink or ten.  we didn't like that much

Thats absurdly high.  We dont deserve that much.  10% of tips or of total sales?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Tipping
« on: February 09, 2005, 07:36:23 AM »
im amazed how what originally started as a form of bribery (TIPS = to insure prompt service beforehand) has now become a stealthy method of restaurants to get more money from the customer...

are the restaurants taking the tips and reallocating them?  (busboys, etc).  not sure, but is tipping to the degree that americans do common in other countries?

(mr grouchy continues)

The tips go directly to the server.  Although this is a way for the establishment to pay the server less the minimum wage, so I suppose you could look at it as a way for restaurants to get more money from the customer.  It is also motivational.  The servers main job is to "take care of" the customer.  Since a manager cant monitor every single table at the same time, its somewhat a way to motivate the server to be prompt and friendly themselves.  Their paycheck essentially depends on it.  Although, I do not always think tipping reflects the service.  Often servers know they are doing a great job and being extremely friendly and prompt and still get a poor tip.

Tips are reallocated to the busboys (waitaids)/bartenders in most restaurants.  In ours they are required to tip out 1% to the bartender and 1% to the waitaid.  As a bartender, we are both required to wait our own tables and make the drinks for the entire restaurant.  This results in us having two bartenders.  One waits the bar tables, the other soley makes the drinks for the rest of the restaurant.  Then all tips are split between the two.  So essentially one is working for tips, while the other just works for less then minimum wages.  Thats why the servers are required to tip out.

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