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59 minutes ago, Mac said:

If I see this on a bill, I will deduct it from the tip and I will never go back there again.

I'd also circle the ACA amount with a note as to their tip being inclusive of this amount, with a smiley face and a "You're Welcome!"

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9 hours ago, socaldmax said:

That's ridiculous!

I agree. Why pay a tip if you are charged for the employee's insurance? DON~~~ 

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1 minute ago, donparscale said:

I agree. Why pay a tip if you are charged for the employee's insurance? DON~~~ 

This is the first time I've ever heard of a restaurant giving healthcare insurance. I'm pretty skeptical. 

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19 minutes ago, socaldmax said:

This is the first time I've ever heard of a restaurant giving healthcare insurance. I'm pretty skeptical. 

:kg: No kidding. DON~~~

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1 hour ago, Cookie said:

Look at all your utility bills and all the extra charges they put on the bill, this doesn't surprise me, I am pretty sure I am paying for the employee's Union dues now????  Is it a flat fee or a %?  Wonder how they are calculating it?

Appears to be 2% of bill prior to sales tax.

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Details on how a Court in SD found it legal to charge these surcharges and the rules the restaurants need to follow.

https://www.calrest.org/tips/understanding-and-guidance-surcharges

 

It's really a bunch of :bs:

Norm's has their surcharge listed as "Way to stay competitive in CA".

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:simrak:

Yep, I'd deduct it from the tip and circle it in the receipt as well!

:pipe:CA, and the DEMONCRATS and especially the D-BAG Gavin Grusome! EFFTARD!

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11 hours ago, surf and dune said:

So I took some friends out tonight for dinner and noticed a "ACA" charge on my bill. Yes, a charge for the Affordable Care Act! So apparently,  private businesses can now charge a tax for their employees benefits and call it ACA.  Thoughts?20190730_223233.thumb.jpg.d5810b5375767ef95b898b8cfe868c39.jpg

Would be the last time I ate at that restaurant... not a tax, a ca cost of doing business increase. Norms did the same shit and called it just what I stated

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After seeing that restaurant receipt, now I don't feel so bad about spending $600 parts and labor for 2 Rigid flood lights on my truck a few weeks ago.

 

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4 hours ago, SANDPSYCHO said:

If it's some charge added on I can't see how you have to pay it. I ordered food not health care. 

I agree, and I suspect that if you told them to take it off they would.  Seems pretty petty given the cost of that meal.  First world problems I guess.  I would rather burn $400 in fuel at Glamis than eat there, but that is me...

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4 hours ago, Cookie said:

Look at all your utility bills and all the extra charges they put on the bill, this doesn't surprise me, I am pretty sure I am paying for the employee's Union dues now????  Is it a flat fee or a %?  Wonder how they are calculating it?

Looks like it was 2% of the pre tax amount.

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6 hours ago, surf and dune said:

 Yep I asked.  He explained that it was the Affordable Care Act.  Looked it up when I got home, and alot of people are seeing this charge and deducting it from the tip which doesn't really seem fair either.

That is EXACTLY what you should do. Let the employees put the pressure on the business owner to deal with it.

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Taking your good friends out to dinner at a nice restaurant is awesome, after seeing this thread I am going to set something up with some of our good friends too.  Thanks for the idea!

As far as the surcharge, I personally wouldn't take it out of the server's tip, it's not their fault it's on the bill. If I was the business owner I would just increase the menu prices to offset the extra expenses they incur because of ACA. A 2% increase wouldn't be noticeable, especially at an upscale place like A's. 

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If the Dems get in you will get hit with reparations fees and  free college tuition fees. 

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3 minutes ago, FAMILY OF 4 said:

If the Dems get in you will get hit with reparations fees and  free college tuition fees. 

If the Dems get in, and at some point lets face it they will get back in charge of things and they do pass all of the free things they want to give to everyone. The only thing they will actually do is  create a new younger group of Republicans when they see their $15.00/ hour minimum wage job is bringing home $8.00/ hour because of all the new taxes on the rich folks.

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1 hour ago, ahipara 55 said:

That is EXACTLY what you should do. Let the employees put the pressure on the business owner to deal with it.

If I had any negative issues with the food, or service I might have made an issue,(especially given the price)but this was the second time we've gone there and had an incredible experience /evening both times. It was only $8.00, and I knew I would get more than that in entertainment value in the story!

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6 hours ago, South Bay said:

Never had a margarita at a steak house.  Interesting . . .

 Until you've washed down some tequila and a nice steak with some great wine you really haven't lived..... BTW, the after dinner"Dude" drink  was a vodka and coffee over ice concoction that was awesome. 

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Spend $135 on a bottle of wine is on my NEVER list. Hope that alone was worth it. 

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12 minutes ago, surf and dune said:

 Until you've washed down some tequila and a nice steak with some great wine you really haven't lived..... BTW, the after dinner"Dude" drink  was a vodka and coffee over ice concoction that was awesome. 

 

At steak houses, I usually start with a whiskey based cocktail, then switch to wine with the steak/sides.  I'll have to give tequila a go next time . . .

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6 minutes ago, Chingon619 said:

Spend $135 on a bottle of wine is on my NEVER list. Hope that alone was worth it. 

Went to dinner with work and client at Bazaar Meats in Vegas. Dinner had to run $1,500 for 5 people. Bottle of wine alone was $500...it was Opus One. It was awesome!

You can find it for around $300-ish from Bevmo I think or online,  nice mark up from the restaurant. :biggrin:

 

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Pics of the Hot n Skinny or it didn't happen! 😜

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16 minutes ago, RideSand said:

Pics of the Hot n Skinny or it didn't happen! 😜

Started looking for Hot n Skinny....but can't bring myself to post anything I found!

:laugh:

 

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Posted (edited)

How a person spend the money he worked for is their business. How our socialist overlords screw us out of our money is all of our business and the point of this thread.

I am tired of being double and triple tax every time I buy something. It seems every couple of days they come up with another way to make living here just a bit more miserable. 

Edited by SANDPSYCHO

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7 hours ago, Kat-A-Tonic said:

I suspect it is a charge.  When minimum wage goes up, I bet that they will add a wage surcharge.  I suspect that the owner is conservative and wants to show people why the prices just keep going up.  I think that a wage surcharge would be deducted straight from the tip by many customers, since the server is now making more and the prices have risen.  Others will simply choose to go out less, and more small businesses will close.

The prices went up significantly at Zipp's (local sports bar) that I frequent.  When I inquired, they responded that they increased their food and drink prices due to min wage increase.

Initially, friends and I discussed lowering the tip amount since the servers were getting paid more and didn't rely on the tips like they had before.  However, like I said, I frequent the place and as a regular I don't feel comfortable not tipping the customary/expected amount based on service.

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I think lowering the percentage you tip should be something we all consider doing. The BS that they need their tips because they are paid so little isn't true. Health care, paid leave, higher hourly wages causing higher prices and additional back door charges and still tipping at 15-20 mean an even bigger tip. Sounds like a scam to me. 

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