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Spartak@work
22-04-2005, 09:58:42
I HATE writing staff reports. 4 down, 2 to go.

ARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!

:bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash: :bash:

Funko
22-04-2005, 10:03:16
ok...

Loser
Loser
Ok
Good
Loser
Total bastard

Spartak@work
22-04-2005, 10:05:25
Yeah, like I could get away with being that brief. I wish.

Aaaaaaarrrrrgggghhhhhhhh!

:bash:

alsieboo
22-04-2005, 10:12:23
argh for auditions you didn't sign up for

Tizzy
22-04-2005, 10:14:28
Argh for.... actually nothing, I'm in a good mood today :eek:

Spartak@work
22-04-2005, 10:24:47
Originally posted by Tizzy
I'm in a good mood today :eek: X-fear I know...

Wow!

Tizzy
22-04-2005, 10:28:44
It's a bit spooky I know.

But it's Friday, it's sunny, I had a really good night last night, and I've got a good weekend to look forward to so I'm happy :bounce:

Spartak@work
22-04-2005, 10:29:16
Not seeing Mike then?

Funko
22-04-2005, 10:33:16
How are the staff reports going?

Spartak@work
22-04-2005, 10:41:39
I'm trying to ignore them. I'm not succeeding very well.

King_Ghidra
22-04-2005, 11:11:58
you have a problem with your tread?

try these guys www.pirelli.com

protein
22-04-2005, 11:23:16
aargh for having to record some stupid talentless fifteen year olds all day when it's lovely outside and I want to do something constructive instead.

*sigh. positive mental attitude... positive mental attitude... positive mental attitude... positive mental attitude... positive mental attitude... positive mental attitude...

Cruddy
22-04-2005, 11:27:32
Postively mental attitude

Spartak@work
22-04-2005, 11:29:01
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
you have a problem with your tread?

try these guys www.pirelli.com :nervous:

Spartak@work
22-04-2005, 11:33:42
1 left. The Hardest.

Greg W
22-04-2005, 14:31:08
Originally posted by Tizzy
Argh for.... actually nothing, I'm in a good mood today :eek: Me too. For the third day in a row. That can't be right...

King_Ghidra
22-04-2005, 14:32:44
you're drunk again

Kitsuki
22-04-2005, 14:34:32
Originally posted by Spartak@work
1 left. The Hardest.

This is the one who's good at their job, but you think is an utter bastard, isn't it...?

Greg W
22-04-2005, 14:38:56
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
you're drunk again Well, yeah, but I was happy prior to that.

Hmm, friday night, drinks after work and a band.

Saturday night, drinks with some workmates.

Sunday - may have to do a George Thorogood - I drink alone.

Monday - Anzac day - drinks and 2-up down the pub.

Man I'm going to be fucked by Tuesday. :beer:

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
22-04-2005, 14:53:37
Originally posted by Spartak@work
1 left. The Hardest.

Write a report that gets them fired, then you'll never have to do it again!

Funko
22-04-2005, 15:04:58
Originally posted by Kitsuki
This is the one who's good at their job, but you think is an utter bastard, isn't it...?

Yeah, I reckon he has to write his own too...

Martini
22-04-2005, 16:13:03
Aargh for having to work 4 days next week instead of 3 :cry:

Wish I got to write staff reports, it sounds fun.

Greg W
22-04-2005, 16:13:48
Hey, think of the money! :beer:

Martini
22-04-2005, 16:26:04
The money is most definitely not worth it....for some insane reason they are using my beloved work place as the final destination for an unbelievably large student pub crawl featuring members of all 3 unis here.

Oh, and stupid Kerry McFadden is turning up being all diva-ish. They said there would be a celebrity guest, then waited for me to agree to work an extra night before revealing who she was.

Fucking marvellous. Hopefully some of them will die of alcohol poisoning though.

Lurker
22-04-2005, 16:29:07
I gather barkeeps in the UK don't rely on tips for a significant amount of their income?

Funko
22-04-2005, 16:30:43
If they did they'd all starve.

Martini
22-04-2005, 16:33:11
The last time I got a tip it was because the guy was too drunk to remember to pick up his change.

Most others seem to have been from 'friends' who pitied me or people old enough to be my father who thought I could be bought.....which is true, but insulting.

Funko
22-04-2005, 16:34:13
It's a totally different tipping culture to the states.

Martini
22-04-2005, 16:36:29
Time to emigrate....

Funko
22-04-2005, 16:40:50
Then your basic wage would be so shit you'd need the tips and you'd have to be nice to the customers...

Tizzy
22-04-2005, 16:41:34
Urgh, being nice to customers.
Don't do it Martini!!!

Martini
22-04-2005, 16:42:42
Shit.

Ok, forget that idea.

Being a bitch to all my customers is my only source of pleasure in life.

Cruddy
22-04-2005, 16:44:40
Traditional East End closing time call;

"We've got all your money. Now FUCK OFF!"

Greg W
22-04-2005, 16:44:53
So you need to get a job as an S&M mistress then.

Martini
22-04-2005, 16:46:37
:lol:

Greg W
22-04-2005, 16:54:51
Damn, and I was being serious.

Lurker
22-04-2005, 17:06:20
Bartenders can make a shitload of money from tips over here. A couple hundred bucks a night from Thursday through Saturday would not be unusual.

Japher
22-04-2005, 17:07:24
Yeah, but giving dishing out alcohol without drinking any of it must be tough.

King_Ghidra
22-04-2005, 17:11:41
Originally posted by Lurker
Bartenders can make a shitload of money from tips over here. A couple hundred bucks a night from Thursday through Saturday would not be unusual.

so these guys are all driving ferrarris around huh

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
22-04-2005, 18:06:27
Originally posted by Funko
Then your basic wage would be so shit you'd need the tips and you'd have to be nice to the customers...

*BBBZZZZTTTT*

You only have to be nice if you're hoping for more than the required 15% gratuity. Not to leave a tip, no matter how poor your service, is slowly becoming a shooting offense.

But your basic wage is still shit, and you do need the tips, so 2 out of 3 Funko :)

Spartak
22-04-2005, 18:06:41
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
Write a report that gets them fired, then you'll never have to do it again! Ha, chance would be a fine thing in the civil service.

I have to find some way of reflecting some serious weaknesses with the officer while still being positive about their performance because they have a very fragile confidence and the problems will only get worse if I damage it.

Actually the officer is OK and certainly has a future if we can just get them to think a bit more about what they are doing. Over confident, pig-headed but hard working and has some talent sums it up - but you need to dress it up some.

I wimped out and I'll do it tomorrow morning while the rest of you are still sleeping off Friday night. 6am start. Getting up at 4.40. Joy o joy.

Aaaarrrrgggghhhhh X 25!

Lurker
22-04-2005, 18:28:45
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
so these guys are all driving ferrarris around huh

Hardly. Remember, too, that bartenders rarely declare all of that income, so a good bit of it is tax free.

Funko
23-04-2005, 15:46:35
Originally posted by Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
*BBBZZZZTTTT*

You only have to be nice if you're hoping for more than the required 15% gratuity. Not to leave a tip, no matter how poor your service, is slowly becoming a shooting offense.

But your basic wage is still shit, and you do need the tips, so 2 out of 3 Funko :)

So if I'm in the us and I go up and buy myself a beer I have to add on an extra 15% for a bartender? Why not just make the beer 15% more and pay the staff better?

And why is it 15%?

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
23-04-2005, 16:46:21
Dunno, that's just the accepted rate.

Not sure about buying stuff in a bar or pub, since I rarely (never) do. But it's 10-20% (generally averaged to 15%) in restaurants, and it's considered mandatory, at least every place I've been here in CA.

Lurker has a good point. And the other thing about gratuity industries (I've heard) is that you can be paid 50% of minimum wage as your base salary (Federal minimum wage here is $5.25? $5.75? States can also specify their own minimum, CA is $6.75 I think) but if you don't make up the other 50% in total from tips then the boss has to make that up so the total is the same as minimum wage.

So Lurker is correct, but only after the point where they've covered the minimum. So employers like mandatory tips because they don't pay the employees as much, and the staff like 'em because they're (potentially) tax free.

JM^3
23-04-2005, 19:06:02
and you also get a lot

my sister worked in a resturante, and made 100 bucks a night tips

and bartenders at good bars generally make a lot more

often bartenders get tipped above 20%...

basically it is figured that if yuo tip a bartender well, they will make you a better drink... (or even sometimes give you free ones)

JM

Martini
23-04-2005, 21:52:41
I really need to work in a more 'exclusive' bar in that case.

It's so packed I spend all night running (literally) up and down behind the bar making sure I serve the scariest looking people first in case they get angry and try to stab me when the club closes.

Way too busy - and loud - to exchange more than 2 words with any one customer once it gets past 1130. And, to be fair, the most skilled thing I have to do is flick bottles open, so I guess they can't really tip for better service ;)

JM^3
23-04-2005, 22:02:53
at bars I frequent better service means better made mixed drinks (generally means more alcohol in them also)

I know people who talk about getting free beers or whathave you at other places...

I think the US is alot more freindly to bartenders...

Jon Miller

HelloKitty
23-04-2005, 22:35:37
The tip culture is somewhat different in the states. But that is because tippable staff in almost all places get paid half of the old minimum wage. 2.12$ per hour. (the same as 1.10 GBP)

Whenever there is a wage hike the lobbiests get tipped employees exempted.

Depending on where you work you can make huge amounts of money.

I worked at a nice resaurant as a waitress for years ont he weekends and some evenings during undergrad. We didn't have a full bar to sit at so we closed early but at 14$ for the cheapest platter on the menu I could easily clear 1200$ in sales and make 15-20% of that in take home tips. Not bad for a 3PM-10PM shift as a student. Then you underdeclare how much you make, never deposit more than you declare, and have a huge wad of cash in your house all the time.

The problem is that all places don't make that kind of money. Also regardless of how much you actually make in tips you are required to pay taxes as if you made a certain amount based on your sales. So poor waitresses at crap places like Denny's etc may make 5% tips on thier sales ona bad night (all nights at Dennys) but still have to claim they made more.

Lazarus and the Gimp
23-04-2005, 23:26:29
She works behind a bar, and yet she is not Australian? How can this be?

Funko
24-04-2005, 21:54:30
Bar staff here get at least the normal minimum wage which is 4.85 I think.