- At least 5 Ferguson officers apart from Darren Wilson have been named in lawsuits
- Ferguson police accused of assaulting children
- Shaun King has 15 questions for Darren Wilson (storify)
- Ferguson protesters brace for no indictment
- Is it legal for the police to shoot an unarmed, surrendered citizen?
- Black teens are 21 times more likely to be shot by cops than white teens
- The Big List of Ferguson Live Streams
repeat after me:
there are white people suffering in the world
but the white people who are suffering are not suffering because they are white
"From 2006 to 2012, a white police officer killed a black person at least twice a week in this country." - MHP
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Here is a difference. Black/Brown/Yellow face is used to humiliate. White face is packaged in a bottle, marketed as a key for success and labelled Fair and Lovely. And it sells.
a quick guide to tipping your servers (in america)
- please tip 15% minimum unless your server is really really terrible. servers get tipped minimum wage which is currently federally at $2.13 an hour if i’m not mistaken. it varies from state to state but the highest i know of right now is $3.10/hr. we don’t earn a lot in hourly wages. it’s not like we’re swimming in money after a 50-hour work week. our income is literally based on our tips. we try our best to be nice and talkative, but if we’re very very busy and can’t pay extra attention to you, don’t think we’re being rude or lazy.
- if your food is incorrectly cooked or your alcoholic drink is too weak/mixed incorrectly, please don’t tip your server less for this! it’s one thing if they put in the order wrong, but it’s another if the cooks aren’t doing their job. at most places, cooks do NOT get a cut of the tips. so don’t give your server a bad tip for bad food. likewise, bartenders sometimes will get a tip-out from servers, but it’s not usually more than 3% of all of the alcohol the server sold the entire night, so if your beer is warm, it’s probably not your server’s fault and you shouldn’t tip them bad for a warm beer.
- if you have a party and you’re splitting up the checks, check how much everyone’s tips are altogether! a lot of the time parties who split the checks assume other people are tipping well and don’t tip servers even a full 15%. if you’re a big party you’re likely one of the only tables a server has for the night. you know how gratuities are 18%? tip a party like a gratuity - 18% standard since you’re taking up a lot of room, more if the service was good.
- if you have a small bill, please don’t do 15% on like, a 5 dollar tab. leave a couple bucks. a server doesn’t want small change. it doesn’t make up for the loss in hourly wages like its supposed to.
- if you’re only drinking/have a small bill and you’re sitting at a table for a long time, realize that you should tip extra for taking up that table. by not ordering food or drink, you’re preventing table turnover for that server and keeping them from earning the money they need. that’s not to say you can’t sit down and socialize, just that you need to be considerate when tipping for taking up the table.
- this is a big one!! if you have a coupon or a discount card, do NOT tip for the bill after the discount! ALWAYS tip your server based on the bill before the discount. this is so important especially at places that have a buy one get one free meal coupons. those are awful for servers because people only tip them for half of the service the server provided usually. please tip based on the pre-discount bill!
This is all super very important!
The only thing I’ll add is that for large parties, if the party is 8 or more, most establishments require two servers which means that tip is being split evenly between them, so maybe consider tipping a little extra. All those tips together may equal $14 but once it’s between the two servers? They still only got $7 for all the work they’ve done for your party.
Sometimes even larger (think ~18+ people) require even more servers so your tip is being split between three, maybe four people. Just consider the size of your party, how many people are working with you, and how they’re going to split that up and tip accordingly!
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