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homehandyman
11-05-2005, 10:36 AM
Looking for a tip calc. Used to use one for resturants.

b00st3d
11-05-2005, 11:04 PM
looking for one as well...

KonTiki
11-05-2005, 11:18 PM
Lo and behold look what a simple search brought up, it never ceases to amaze me:


http://www.blackberryforums.com/search.php?searchid=442954

homehandyman
11-06-2005, 12:31 AM
Thank You very much for the Link 8-)

Bradhar911
11-06-2005, 09:16 AM
Dead link.

KonTiki
11-06-2005, 10:00 AM
Sorry about that, I just updated the link.

b00st3d
11-06-2005, 12:03 PM
link doesnt work for me either, so i did a search and found only one thread about a tip calculator and i saw plenty of links in that thread to calculators...but damn, $30 for a tip calculator...i refuse to pay that.

jboogie
11-06-2005, 12:16 PM
you could always use the calculator... just multiply by .15 to add the 15%. if you want to add more (because they were good) multiply by .2 to figure 20%.

as a former waiter and bartender for over 10 years, i cant tell you how much i hated people that pulled out the "tip card" and started sliding away.. with their little reading glasses and the pocket light so they could read.. was my service that questionable that you need to make sure its 15% and not 16.5%?

or, you could stop being a cheap ass and just tip what you know is fair... how hard is it to figure out 15 to 20%? you can always ask the waiter or waitress to add on the 15% so you dont have to figure it out.

my grandmother has a tip calculator, maybe shell give it to you when she dies..

(im not bitter about restraunt work.. really ;))

KonTiki
11-06-2005, 12:20 PM
well if the links are not working try doing a search for something called tipbuddy

b00st3d
11-06-2005, 02:17 PM
i was looking for one that had more functionality than just calculating tip...my sister has a verizon lg phone in which it will calculate tip and also you can enter the amount of people in your group and it will calculate a total for each person + tip...i was looking for something like this as i tend to go to lunch a lot of times with coworkers and we are always struggling breaking the bill up!

jboogie
11-06-2005, 03:16 PM
have you tried asking for separate checks before the meal?

b00st3d
11-06-2005, 10:41 PM
you cant always do that! it depends on the restaurant...

fliedlice
11-07-2005, 05:52 AM
ive never been to a resteraunt that wouldent split the check......

I take that back....I have been to a resteraunt where they wouldent split the check and thats only because it was a 5 star resteraunt on the 27th floor of a building in downtown charlotte (dont remwember the name) and they didnt split the check cause the CEO of the company put everyhting on his amex card....if you and your co-workers are eating at places like that for lunch.....just let me know where to apply

John Clark
11-07-2005, 10:37 PM
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Its just not that hard. If the check is $58. 10% is 5.80. Double it for 20%. Split the difference for 15%. It would take me longer to drag out the BB, scroll around to the program, type in all the info, etc. I can have the check figured in seconds. I travel on company business all the time. I just give the 20%. Its easy, and makes the waiters and waitresses happy. Oh, and by the way its around $11 for the tip in my example. Easy easy!

b00st3d
11-08-2005, 02:09 PM
i cant beleive this thread is going on this long...

codyman
11-08-2005, 05:25 PM
Eat at Burgerking - then you won't have to worry about tips....

VR6
11-08-2005, 08:57 PM
you could always use the calculator... just multiply by .15 to add the 15%. if you want to add more (because they were good) multiply by .2 to figure 20%.

as a former waiter and bartender for over 10 years, i cant tell you how much i hated people that pulled out the "tip card" and started sliding away.. with their little reading glasses and the pocket light so they could read.. was my service that questionable that you need to make sure its 15% and not 16.5%?

or, you could stop being a cheap ass and just tip what you know is fair... how hard is it to figure out 15 to 20%? you can always ask the waiter or waitress to add on the 15% so you dont have to figure it out.

my grandmother has a tip calculator, maybe shell give it to you when she dies..

(im not bitter about restraunt work.. really ;))

this is going to piss a lot of people off but i don't really care...i'm going to say it anyways :)...

it's funny about people in the service industry and your pet peeves about tipping...you should be happy you're even getting a tip IMHO...there are many jobs that require a lot harder work than yours does and they do not and/or cannot receive a tip...so be happy when people pull out that sliding calculator or BB to calculate tip money you shouldn't even be getting in the first place...

but just to make things clear, i always tip the recommended 15%, even if i don't agree with it, because some people's lives do depend on it, even though it shouldn't

b00st3d
11-08-2005, 09:04 PM
well, most people in the service industry get paid very very little from the restaurant they are working in and really make their money off of tips.

VR6
11-08-2005, 09:44 PM
well yes i know that, but if they don't like their wages then they should work elsewhere...it's a problem they made themselves...people found out that if they serve tables and waiter they might make a crappy wage but hey, people give you money for free!

and after a while they get accustomed to getting free money and then start relying on it...when it runs a bit thin then they complaining when their free money isn't 'paying' them enough...

it's like working at the mr.tubesteak stand in the dead of summer infront of an ice cream shop and then complaining about the lack air conditioning coming out of the store...

b00st3d
11-08-2005, 10:01 PM
i see where you are coming from.

VR6
11-08-2005, 10:49 PM
here's a link to an app called TipBuddy if you're interested:

http://www.excellapps.com/tipbuddy.html

homehandyman
11-08-2005, 11:16 PM
Sorry for the question I asked. It was not my intention to cause such a heated dicussion.

jfinn
11-08-2005, 11:42 PM
Thank you. Thank you.

I don't need a tip calculator, I don't know what possessed me to read the whole thread. But, I did. And I peed a little.

Hilarious. Thanks.

You guys were all joking, right?

VR6
11-09-2005, 03:35 AM
i like debates, it takes away from the monotamy of forums sometimes...

and i was only half joking...half the time...but i guess this tread will die unless there are hardcore (ex) service workers that now have blackberries and comes across this thread :)

jboogie
11-09-2005, 02:18 PM
people give you money for free!

ummm.. the last time i checked, if you perform a service, and people leave you money it isnt free.

now, if i was just standing on a street and some guy handed me a dollar, that would be free...

if i had to imagine, you are probably used to your parents taking you out and paying for the bill.. thus you complain about tipping cause now you have to sport the bill..

in europe, the waiters arent "tipped".. they are paid a fair wage that is assumed as a percentage of the bill. the price of the meal is relativly the same... so if you dont like tipping, you can go eat in europe... but you probably complain that the food is too expensive.

it rough not living with mommy anymore... i feel your pain.

so, do you like your new "free" money calculator?

VR6
11-09-2005, 02:52 PM
what is the definition of a service? doesn't everyone perform a service of some sort at their work?

why not tip your doctor a few thousand dollars for replacing your heart for you? why not tip the guy at McDonald's that cleans the tables and mops the floors? why not tip your plumber for clearing out your pipes?

for some strange reason we've become accustomed to tipping the help at a resturant/bar...maybe it's because we're with our friends/family and having a good time and wallets and purses are close by, maybe there's alcohol involved...whatever the reason, a tip should never be manditory...0% is what you should expect...

like i said, if you don't like the pay then get out our that line of work...but you shouldn't expect the resturant's customers to suppliment your wage...and it shouldn't really upset you that some people think the way I do

ummm.. the last time i checked, if you perform a service, and people leave you money it isnt free.

now, if i was just standing on a street and some guy handed me a dollar, that would be free...

if i had to imagine, you are probably used to your parents taking you out and paying for the bill.. thus you complain about tipping cause now you have to sport the bill..

in europe, the waiters arent "tipped".. they are paid a fair wage that is assumed as a percentage of the bill. the price of the meal is relativly the same... so if you dont like tipping, you can go eat in europe... but you probably complain that the food is too expensive.

it rough not living with mommy anymore... i feel your pain.

so, do you like your new "free" money calculator?

jboogie
11-10-2005, 09:46 AM
what is the definition of a service?

In economics and marketing, a service is the non-material equivalent of a good. Service provision has been defined as an economic activity that does not result in ownership, and this is what differentiates it from providing physical goods. It is claimed to be a process that creates benefits by facilitating either a change in customers, a change in their physical possessions, or a change in their intangible assets.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Service

like waiting tables.. the server is facilitating the movement of food from the kitchen to the table. it allows things to function smoothly and keeps liabilities to a minimum... the public cant just walk around in the kitchen trying to make their own food.

doesn't everyone perform a service of some sort at their work?

yes.. thats the exact point im trying to make; the waiter is performing a service, therefore the monies recieved via tip is not "free" as some would like to think.

why not tip your doctor a few thousand dollars for replacing your heart for you?

because hes charging you $250,000 to do so.. its only a professional courtesy to tip workers that perform manual labor without a degree.. you dont tip lawyers, doctors, system administrators (though i would like that), or anyone on salary... they make enough without tips..

0% is what you should expect...

i agree.. after 10 years of waiting tables i learned not to expect anything.. but you do. its a well known fact that in america we tip.

DanMan
11-10-2005, 10:38 AM
here's a link to an app called TipBuddy if you're interested:

http://www.excellapps.com/tipbuddy.html
Tip Buddy works well.
The only caveat is if you are not splitting the bill and want to give higher than the average of 15% then this might be the option for you.
once you calculate it out for one person hit the wheel button to get the $ amount of the tip since it doesn't show you and heaven forbid we have to use our brains anymore.
:-o

b00st3d
11-10-2005, 11:44 AM
tipbuddy works great...

it hurts if i use my brain too much...

Dignan
11-11-2005, 07:14 PM
You should just get a Wizard.

Or if you can't afford it, try to find a 'hot' one in NYC or maybe even look for a Willard.

I hear the Willards aren't reliable though. One guy I know from Del Boca Vista tipped way to much for lunch once.

compscibOi
11-11-2005, 08:13 PM
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Wow the amount of people who can't do simple math in their heads amazes me. Here's a TIP: If your bill is 35.65, move the decimal one place to the left and you have 3.56 as 10%. Just ad add a buck or two if they were great waiters - you don't need a damn program for that - maybe we should find a program that tells me when to take a dump or use the toilet ?? That sounds just as absurd.

b00st3d
11-11-2005, 09:17 PM
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Wow the amount of people who can't do simple math in their heads amazes me. Here's a TIP: If your bill is 35.65, move the decimal one place to the left and you have 3.56 as 10%. Just ad add a buck or two if they were great waiters - you don't need a damn program for that - maybe we should find a program that tells me when to take a dump or use the toilet ?? That sounds just as absurd.

read the whole thread and you will see that wasnt the only function we were looking for.

compscibOi
11-12-2005, 02:13 AM
read the whole thread and you will see that wasnt the only function we were looking for.




The other feature your looking for was built into your brain at the time you went to school


Simple Multiplication, and Division


Post something worth while instead of critisizing others posts. (y)

ajstan99
11-12-2005, 06:26 AM
You should just get a Wizard.

Or if you can't afford it, try to find a 'hot' one in NYC or maybe even look for a Willard.

I hear the Willards aren't reliable though. One guy I know from Del Boca Vista tipped way to much for lunch once.

Wasn't that the guy who was running for president of Phase IV?

Soapm
11-12-2005, 07:27 AM
I like Jerry too.

b00st3d
11-12-2005, 08:31 AM
The other feature your looking for was built into your brain at the time you went to school


Simple Multiplication, and Division


Post something worth while instead of critisizing others posts. (y)

you're the one "critisizing" our posts buddy...i simply stated that i was not only looking for a program to calculate tips but to also split up a bill between a number of people...i am sorry i can not do "simple multiplication and division" in my head as quickly as you...

second of all, you must have went to a school that only taught "simple multiplication and division" because you surely can not spell...

it is criticizing not "critisizing", little bOi.

John Clark
11-12-2005, 01:33 PM
isn't it time for this thread to end?

compscibOi
11-12-2005, 02:54 PM
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If you weren't such a cock, you'd see I posted that wirelessly on my BB. People make mistakes and we admit to them - theirs no excuse for being stupid. From the posts of others this thread is worthless. Some people NEED program and others to tell them how to do everything it seems. I guess your one of those people huh? - sad.

b00st3d
11-12-2005, 04:31 PM
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If you weren't such a ****, you'd see I posted that wirelessly on my BB. People make mistakes and we admit to them - theirs no excuse for being stupid. From the posts of others this thread is worthless. Some people NEED program and others to tell them how to do everything it seems. I guess your one of those people huh? - sad.

you criticized me, i criticized you back...don't get your panties in a bunch!

like i stated before, if you read the whole thread (again i have to tell you), you would see that yes i do need a program like this because i have a tiny brain compared to yours! i admit it! i have problems doing simple mutliplication and division! your mathematical powers are beyond me!

happy now little bOi?!

on a side note, judging by some of your other posts on this forum, you still have some growing up to do...hence the "little bOi".

jfinn
11-19-2005, 11:10 AM
Still laughing. Thank you.

You guys have too much time on your hands...

GoblueNextel
11-19-2005, 01:29 PM
This whole thread reminds me of the opening scene of Reservoir Dogs . If you have not seen this, rent it, Classic Quentin Tarantino.

compscibOi
11-28-2005, 01:39 PM
boosted... haha i doubt he even drives a car.

b00st3d
11-28-2005, 02:46 PM
boosted... haha i doubt he even drives a car.

i drive an 05 sti.