Restaurant Adds Mandatory Tip for Non-English Speakers

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    Civil Rights Commission is reviewing the legality

    Posted Feb 4, 2011– A restaurant in Hawaii is under review by the state's Civil Right Commission because of its policy of adding a 15% gratuity to the bills of patrons who don't speak English. The Waikiki eatery says the policy isn't xenophobic—it's just that many customers come from abroad where tipping isn't customary and it needs to take care of its staff.
    Restaurant Adds Mandatory Tip for Non-English Speakers - Hawaii's Civil Rights Commission is reviewing the legality
     
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    i'm sure you'd be just as for this if europeans did it to trash like you.
     
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    I don't think they let Tank outside without a leash, so no worries.
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    A Hawaiian English Speaker is a bit of an oxymoron.
     
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    Kind of surprising that Hawai'i is doing this. From Arizona or New Mexico or Texas, yeah I could see it. But Hawai'i? :confused:

    Why not just put something on the receipt, like "Please consider tipping your server. They make less than $3 an hour without your gratuity, and have to put up with a lot of shit throughout the day. Don't be a cheap-ass. Thanks."
     
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    I'm not for it
     
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    Or, just add the 15% to ALL the bills.............

    Places do that if there is a party of 6 or more all the time. If they feel their employees are getting stiffed then they can just add it on for all, and people can choose to eat there or not knowing that.
     
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    HI has lots of Japanese tourists and such.
     
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    Hawaii also has a lot of Hawiians.

    Has anyone ever heard a Hawaiian speak English?

    It ain't da' kine pretty, bra'!
     
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    :thup:


    Not to blow my own horn or anything, but if the service was at least decent I tip roughly 20%. I know what the job is like, how it feels when someone leaves just the loose change even if you do good, and there's some days where it's REALLY hard to smile when a customer is being a whiny ass.

    Then tack on an extra percent for every drink I have. :lol:
     

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