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Apocalypse
04-02-2011, 01:42 PM
From a Wisconsin Blog.


It’s a busy Friday night at a popular local hangout in Muskego, WI. Tables full of hungry diners, like the Margarita glasses in their hands, are repeatedly emptied and refilled.
A table of four finishes their meal, and is presented by their waitress a bill (http://badgerblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/union_thug_diner1.jpg) in the amount of $123.49. The restaurant’s invoice provides helpful gratuity suggestions; dollar amounts totaling 15, 18, even 20 percent.


Yet one diner, picking up the tab for his entire table, elects instead (http://badgerblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/union_thug_diner1.jpg) to leave a $12.00 tip – representing just over 10 percent of the bill’s total – but only after writing the words (http://badgerblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/union_thug_diner2.jpg) “UNION MEMBER” just below the gratuity line.


A new union scheme, designed to bring harm to businesses whom they believe to be disloyal to their cause? Or, simply, an overly-frugal diner with a chip on their shoulder?
We talked to Bob Hinners, who tells us that he runs the restaurant, Tres Locos, with his mom, and who confirmed the accuracy of the story. “They seemed like nice people,” he said. “They had a few drinks, they seemed to enjoy themselves.”


Hinners tells us that he and the waitress, who also serves as a bartender, were surprised by the stunt, which he called “ridiculous.”


“This doesn’t make any sense, ” said Hinners. “The only person they’re hurting is the worker. It’s workers hurting workers.”


We asked Hinners if it was possible his restaurant had received a letter recently, threatening economic damage to his business if he elected not to show his ‘solidarity’ with the local unions, similar to the strategy exposed in nearby Union Grove (http://badgerblogger.com/?p=19627) last week.
“It’s possible we received something, and we just haven’t opened it yet,” Hinners explained.


We asked Hinners if it was possible these were the actions of a diner using their stinginess as an excuse to make union workers look bad. “I don’t think so,” Hinners replied. “Several other diners told us afterward that they had heard the party discussing whether or not to do this, that their union had suggested it, but questioned whether it would make any point.”


The next thing he knew, Hinners told us, “they just signed the bill and ran out the door.”
Hinners confirmed that after the “poor tipper” had left, he placed a copy of the receipt above the bar, adding the caption “Waitresses don’t work for free.” In talking with BadgerBlogger, he laughed, and offered a caveat. “I’m not sure how long I’ll leave it up there. It probably won’t be up for long,” he mused.


(Not lost on BadgerBlogger is the amusing twist that, in tallying his meal tab and the $12.00 tip, the proud, self-declared “UNION MEMBER” apparently failed at simple arithmetic (http://badgerblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/union_thug_diner1.jpg).)


We asked Hinners if, given the opportunity, he’d place a sign in his window expressing his support for either side in Wisconsin’s debate over “worker’s rights.”


“Whatever political fight is taking place here, we’re just here to serve food and drink. We do not take sides,” Hinners said in closing.

megimoo
04-02-2011, 07:56 PM
From a Wisconsin Blog.


It’s a busy Friday night at a popular local hangout in Muskego, WI. Tables full of hungry diners, like the Margarita glasses in their hands, are repeatedly emptied and refilled.
A table of four finishes their meal, and is presented by their waitress a bill (http://badgerblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/union_thug_diner1.jpg) in the amount of $123.49. The restaurant’s invoice provides helpful gratuity suggestions; dollar amounts totaling 15, 18, even 20 percent.


Yet one diner, picking up the tab for his entire table, elects instead (http://badgerblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/union_thug_diner1.jpg) to leave a $12.00 tip – representing just over 10 percent of the bill’s total – but only after writing the words (http://badgerblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/union_thug_diner2.jpg) “UNION MEMBER” just below the gratuity line.


A new union scheme, designed to bring harm to businesses whom they believe to be disloyal to their cause? Or, simply, an overly-frugal diner with a chip on their shoulder?
We talked to Bob Hinners, who tells us that he runs the restaurant, Tres Locos, with his mom, and who confirmed the accuracy of the story. “They seemed like nice people,” he said. “They had a few drinks, they seemed to enjoy themselves.”


Hinners tells us that he and the waitress, who also serves as a bartender, were surprised by the stunt, which he called “ridiculous.”


“This doesn’t make any sense, ” said Hinners. “The only person they’re hurting is the worker. It’s workers hurting workers.”


We asked Hinners if it was possible his restaurant had received a letter recently, threatening economic damage to his business if he elected not to show his ‘solidarity’ with the local unions, similar to the strategy exposed in nearby Union Grove (http://badgerblogger.com/?p=19627) last week.
“It’s possible we received something, and we just haven’t opened it yet,” Hinners explained.


We asked Hinners if it was possible these were the actions of a diner using their stinginess as an excuse to make union workers look bad. “I don’t think so,” Hinners replied. “Several other diners told us afterward that they had heard the party discussing whether or not to do this, that their union had suggested it, but questioned whether it would make any point.”


The next thing he knew, Hinners told us, “they just signed the bill and ran out the door.”
Hinners confirmed that after the “poor tipper” had left, he placed a copy of the receipt above the bar, adding the caption “Waitresses don’t work for free.” In talking with BadgerBlogger, he laughed, and offered a caveat. “I’m not sure how long I’ll leave it up there. It probably won’t be up for long,” he mused.


(Not lost on BadgerBlogger is the amusing twist that, in tallying his meal tab and the $12.00 tip, the proud, self-declared “UNION MEMBER” apparently failed at simple arithmetic (http://badgerblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/union_thug_diner1.jpg).)


We asked Hinners if, given the opportunity, he’d place a sign in his window expressing his support for either side in Wisconsin’s debate over “worker’s rights.”


“Whatever political fight is taking place here, we’re just here to serve food and drink. We do not take sides,” Hinners said in closing.
If they keep this up the whole country will turn against unions !

Rockntractor
04-02-2011, 08:00 PM
If they keep this up the whole country will turn against unions !

We can only hope.

JB
04-02-2011, 09:55 PM
the proud, self-declared “UNION MEMBER” apparently failed at simple arithmetic (http://badgerblogger.com/wp-content/uploads/union_thug_diner1.jpg).)
LMAO.

$123 + $12 = $145

What a union maroon.

Madisonian
04-02-2011, 10:06 PM
LMAO.

$123 + $12 = $145

What a union maroon.

The assholes could have at least left a full 10%. If these jerks spent about 30 bucks each at a Mexican restaurant, you can bet most of it was on drinks.

NJCardFan
04-02-2011, 11:05 PM
Anyone seen the woman in Wisconsin who put on a sign outside her store, "We Support Union Grove Not Bully Tactics"?
http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/union-grove.jpg

fettpett
04-02-2011, 11:16 PM
why bother even tipping if their intention is to hurt the business? (not that it really does, just the waiter/waitress) hell why bother even going into the store? The whole thing is just idiotic

NJCardFan
04-03-2011, 12:39 AM
why bother even tipping if their intention is to hurt the business? (not that it really does, just the waiter/waitress) hell why bother even going into the store? The whole thing is just idiotic
I think that was the point the owner was making. By stiffing the waitress, he was stiffing just a worker. Hence is the mentality of these idiots.

Apocalypse
04-03-2011, 08:08 AM
I don't know if they do this every where, but when at a Hooters in Indy. one of the girls there, she had her customers skip out on a $210 tab. The owner told her flat out, she would be paying that tab as it was her job to make sure she collected the cash. So if the unions try using that trick, it still won't hurt the owners, just the waitress.

noonwitch
04-04-2011, 11:24 AM
why bother even tipping if their intention is to hurt the business? (not that it really does, just the waiter/waitress) hell why bother even going into the store? The whole thing is just idiotic


That's what I wondered. If the establishment is somehow doing something your group doesn't like, why would you eat there to begin with? And if you are going to eat there, how does punishing the waitress help you achieve your goal?

hoplophobe
04-04-2011, 03:52 PM
LMAO.

$123 + $12 = $145

What a union maroon.
What do they charge then, $145 or $135?

Apocalypse
04-04-2011, 07:27 PM
I would say the 145 and give her the $22 tip. That would be little over 17% tip for her.