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#1 Edited by Judakel (115 posts) -

Let gamer culture burn.

#2 Posted by Judakel (115 posts) -

It is a good review, even if I do not agree with it. I find the personal attacks on the comments section to be really strained. A fanbase can never take criticism well and everything he states is true. It is simply a positive for the game's fanbase, whereas it is a negative for him. The sophomoric attempts to attack his writing are particularly painful. They are really trying...

#3 Posted by Judakel (115 posts) -

Concern over this issue is concern trolling of the highest order. You don't give a damn about copyright law, you give a damn about Anita.

#4 Posted by Judakel (115 posts) -

@judakel said:

@jsnyder82 said:

@judakel said:

@kryptickiller said:

@choffy said:

I'm biased towards this question since I am a server, but I view anything less than 20% as a bummer. I'm a senior in college and can only afford to work weekends (even during the summer with my unpaid internship). Being a server means I have no idea if I'm going to make $30 a day, or $130, so I average it out to about $200 a week to live on. It's not easy, and for the average table (let's call it a $40 bill), the difference between 15% and 20% is $2. And, after maybe 10-15 tables a shift, an extra $2 a table adds up to an extra $20-$30 a shift, meaning I could budget for $300 a week. Not an insignificant.

Being a server is a lot harder than people think. Remembering the demands of 5 different tables all at once can be overwhelming and tough. "Table 1 just sat down so I need two iced tea's, a kids chocolate milk, and they all want waters that they'll never drink. I also need to bring their bread on the tray too because they don't forget about that shit. Table 2 needs two boxes for their food and I need to try and sell desert because an extra $8 on their bill is an extra $1 or $2 for me. Table 3 is fine for now. Table 4 wanted more bread and some extra ranch for their pizza. And, oh shit I still need to put in Table 5's order." And that goes on for five hours. And if the kitchen isn't on their game and the food either comes out slow, or just isn't that good that night, it's me who loses more money.

I'm venting a bit here. But seriously, guys. It's an extra $1 or $2 from you that really could make a server feel less shitty. Man up.

I was working construction jobs for $12 an hour. Literal backbreaking work and you are making more than I was. I'm not saying your job is easy but their are plenty of jobs that are just as shitty and pay less than yours. I'm thinking 15% on average is nothing to complain about. That said, someone who has a decent job and can afford to tip more, should.

Don't shit on someone else because your lot was worse. This is something the poor do to one another and it is absolutely unforgivable. He should earn more and you should as well. You're underpaid and so is he. Instead of pointing out that you had it harder and claiming he shouldn't complain, you should be a little more supportive of a fellow laborer who is being exploited and paid shit just like you.

1. He wasn't "shitting on someone else".

2. The guy was complaining about getting less than 20%, and he has the balls to tell people who are tipping the customary 15% to "man up". If he's unappreciative of getting 15%, especially since many more people don't tip that much to begin with, he deserves to be bitched out.

1. He was.

2. The guy has the balls to ask for what is fair in order for him to survive. The only counter-argument here is to say that restaurants should be paying their workers more, or in his case (since he is a student), that he shouldn't have to work while going to school in any civilized society that values an education. He doesn't the deserve to be bitched out, you idiot. He isn't some entitled kid. He is a young man trying to get an education and living on $200 a week. The fact many people don't tip 20% is missing the forest for the trees. Context, motherfucker.

The fact he is a college student is irrelevant to my point. Sure it's crappy he has to work while getting an education but that is not a problem for customers, that is a government problem and us tipping 5% more is not going to change anything. I wasn't looking at him complaining as a college student, I was seeing it more as $200 for 16 hours is $12.50 an hour. I don't know where he is from but where I live that is a solid $3 more than minimum wage. Anyone thinking making $12.50 is not a decent wage is a bit entitled.

I feel you are defending him (even though no one is attacking him) so strongly because you feel for him being a working student. What I say to that is, will you ask your next server about their personal hardships so you can decide the amount that you are going to tip? We cannot start tipping or paying people based on their person situations.

You tipping 5% or more makes all the difference when not tipping well means you are taking food out of that person's mouth. Sitting there, arms crossed, waiting for the government to fix the high costs of attending what has become an absolute necessity for better employment (college) does not change that fact. You do not have to consider the specifics of your servers economic situation. Almost all individuals in the service industry require ample tipping in order to make ends meet. I am not sympathizing with him because he is a college student. I am sympathizing with all servers because tipping is part of paying for your meal, since it is a part of proper compensation. Would it be great if they were paid decent wages? Yes. Sadly, they can't unionize because they can be easily fired and scabs are a dime a dozen. Of course, rather than caring about this and putting pressure on politicians, you simply sit there and say "not my problem" - which is what you've literally stated you do when it comes to the high costs of education. Yes, let's complain about what is required of us in order to support certain individuals in our society while simultaneously being too apathetic to join any efforts to change the situation. Eat a dick.

Don't start tipping people based on their personal situations. Tip well, period. By refusing to tip well, and then justifying it like the shitlord you are, you are absolutely attacking him. The fact he is a college student, by the way, should be very relevant to your point. The fact all servers are in similarly precarious situations should be very relevant to your point. The fact it isn't shows how clueless you are about this entire issue. 15% hasn't been a decent tip for a very long time due to higher costs of living. Your logic is literally "well, other people tip worse than I do, so why is he complaining when my tips are only slightly better!" How dare this pleb ask for a better tip when he needs it!?! Doesn't he know that he should be grateful!?! Goddamn, do you realize that you're the clueless fuck in this equation? Or are you so far gone that you don't even see how you're wrong anymore? The standard is low. You meeting the standard 15% doesn't mean you're doing well. "I did as much as anyone else, why are you mad at me!?" Tipping 15% is a cultural standard, not one that is mindful of changing economic conditions.

#6 Edited by Judakel (115 posts) -

@missacre said:

@judakel said:

Why do I have to be a lady to have my opinion heard on this matter? Here's mine: That is a ridiculous, juvenile character design.It objectifies the character without any clear purpose other than to titillate. This is not arguable.

You're funny. I like you.

Nothing in that post was intended to be funny.

#7 Edited by Judakel (115 posts) -

@kevin_cogneto said:

@crusader8463 said:

It happens in every line of work anywhere. There's always people looking to take advantage of others because nine times out of ten they get away with it. Even when one guy like in the OP does something about it it's such a minor case that they have no reason to stop. They will just keep doing it. That kind of money is so small to a company as big as Sony they wouldn't even notice it. Now if you added a few more zero's to that number then they might take notice.

Yeah, no joke. Speaking as someone who's worked in the corporate world for over a decade, this is just about the least shocking story I've ever seen. This is dog bites man.

Honestly I thought the whole fun of interns was to have someone around you could take advantage of. I mean hell, what's the point of having them around otherwise? We get free work outta you, you get college credit and a great reference when you enter the job market, what part did this kid not understand?

The point of having them around is to create a more educated, experienced workforce when they come out of college. Is every corporate environment filled with the kind of frat boy, idiotic logic on display in this post?

The part he didn't understand is where he did not sign up for the work he was given, he signed up to get EXPERIENCE shadowing someone doing ANOTHER JOB. This isn't a case of someone signing up for an unpaid internship and complaining. This is a case of someone signing up for an internship shadowing some other position and being told he is instead going to test games (a non-internship position that gets paid) and not get paid for it.

Did you even read the story?

#8 Posted by Judakel (115 posts) -

Why do I have to be a lady to have my opinion heard on this matter? Here's mine: That is a ridiculous, juvenile character design.It objectifies the character without any clear purpose other than to titillate. This is not arguable.

#9 Posted by Judakel (115 posts) -

@judakel said:

@kryptickiller said:

@choffy said:

I'm biased towards this question since I am a server, but I view anything less than 20% as a bummer. I'm a senior in college and can only afford to work weekends (even during the summer with my unpaid internship). Being a server means I have no idea if I'm going to make $30 a day, or $130, so I average it out to about $200 a week to live on. It's not easy, and for the average table (let's call it a $40 bill), the difference between 15% and 20% is $2. And, after maybe 10-15 tables a shift, an extra $2 a table adds up to an extra $20-$30 a shift, meaning I could budget for $300 a week. Not an insignificant.

Being a server is a lot harder than people think. Remembering the demands of 5 different tables all at once can be overwhelming and tough. "Table 1 just sat down so I need two iced tea's, a kids chocolate milk, and they all want waters that they'll never drink. I also need to bring their bread on the tray too because they don't forget about that shit. Table 2 needs two boxes for their food and I need to try and sell desert because an extra $8 on their bill is an extra $1 or $2 for me. Table 3 is fine for now. Table 4 wanted more bread and some extra ranch for their pizza. And, oh shit I still need to put in Table 5's order." And that goes on for five hours. And if the kitchen isn't on their game and the food either comes out slow, or just isn't that good that night, it's me who loses more money.

I'm venting a bit here. But seriously, guys. It's an extra $1 or $2 from you that really could make a server feel less shitty. Man up.

I was working construction jobs for $12 an hour. Literal backbreaking work and you are making more than I was. I'm not saying your job is easy but their are plenty of jobs that are just as shitty and pay less than yours. I'm thinking 15% on average is nothing to complain about. That said, someone who has a decent job and can afford to tip more, should.

Don't shit on someone else because your lot was worse. This is something the poor do to one another and it is absolutely unforgivable. He should earn more and you should as well. You're underpaid and so is he. Instead of pointing out that you had it harder and claiming he shouldn't complain, you should be a little more supportive of a fellow laborer who is being exploited and paid shit just like you.

1. He wasn't "shitting on someone else".

2. The guy was complaining about getting less than 20%, and he has the balls to tell people who are tipping the customary 15% to "man up". If he's unappreciative of getting 15%, especially since many more people don't tip that much to begin with, he deserves to be bitched out.

1. He was.

2. The guy has the balls to ask for what is fair in order for him to survive. The only counter-argument here is to say that restaurants should be paying their workers more, or in his case (since he is a student), that he shouldn't have to work while going to school in any civilized society that values an education. He doesn't the deserve to be bitched out, you idiot. He isn't some entitled kid. He is a young man trying to get an education and living on $200 a week. The fact many people don't tip 20% is missing the forest for the trees. Context, motherfucker.

#10 Edited by Judakel (115 posts) -

@judakel said:

@kryptickiller said:

@choffy said:

I'm biased towards this question since I am a server, but I view anything less than 20% as a bummer. I'm a senior in college and can only afford to work weekends (even during the summer with my unpaid internship). Being a server means I have no idea if I'm going to make $30 a day, or $130, so I average it out to about $200 a week to live on. It's not easy, and for the average table (let's call it a $40 bill), the difference between 15% and 20% is $2. And, after maybe 10-15 tables a shift, an extra $2 a table adds up to an extra $20-$30 a shift, meaning I could budget for $300 a week. Not an insignificant.

Being a server is a lot harder than people think. Remembering the demands of 5 different tables all at once can be overwhelming and tough. "Table 1 just sat down so I need two iced tea's, a kids chocolate milk, and they all want waters that they'll never drink. I also need to bring their bread on the tray too because they don't forget about that shit. Table 2 needs two boxes for their food and I need to try and sell desert because an extra $8 on their bill is an extra $1 or $2 for me. Table 3 is fine for now. Table 4 wanted more bread and some extra ranch for their pizza. And, oh shit I still need to put in Table 5's order." And that goes on for five hours. And if the kitchen isn't on their game and the food either comes out slow, or just isn't that good that night, it's me who loses more money.

I'm venting a bit here. But seriously, guys. It's an extra $1 or $2 from you that really could make a server feel less shitty. Man up.

I was working construction jobs for $12 an hour. Literal backbreaking work and you are making more than I was. I'm not saying your job is easy but their are plenty of jobs that are just as shitty and pay less than yours. I'm thinking 15% on average is nothing to complain about. That said, someone who has a decent job and can afford to tip more, should.

Don't shit on someone else because your lot was worse. This is something the poor do to one another and it is absolutely unforgivable. He should earn more and you should as well. You're underpaid and so is he. Instead of pointing out that you had it harder and claiming he shouldn't complain, you should be a little more supportive of a fellow laborer who is being exploited and paid shit just like you.

But I don't feel he is under paid. $200 minimum for two days work is not that bad considering what he does. So yeah, don't complain. Now if people are not tipping at least 15% than by all means bitch away.

It doesn't matter how you feel. He is telling you he is underpaid and for good reason. $200 a week is not enough to live on, even if he is only doing two days work. His situation is symptomatic of a system in which students, who should be studying and not working, are forced to work in order to make ends meet.

You're approaching this situation as if he is part of the regular work force and shouldn't be complaining for getting paid $200 for two days work. He has to live on that $200 each week and he is not part of the regular work force. He IS underpaid, but in reality he shouldn't have to be seeking out part-time work in the first place.