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Would you support a restaurant adding a service fee in place of tipping?
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1,124 Votes

Would you support a restaurant adding a service fee in place of tipping?

Service fee

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Tipping

18

Service fee

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Sam Handelman
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Sam Handelman

Does tipping encourage better customer service? Cornell University study found only a weak correlation. Happier servers provide better service. A livable wage (no, $15/hour is not livable in Bend!) with reasonable health and other benefits would make servers & patrons happiest.

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Tipping

18 Comments
Del Frint
3
Del Frint

I prefer to tip based on service given. Bad service No Tip! Very simple! Good service, gets tip! Great service, Big tip!

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David Tucker
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David Tucker

This way I have control over how much I want to compensate the server for good service or the lack thereof.

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Pam W
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Pam W

Tipping is based on attitude and job done. Some deserve more than others. I will not go to a restaurant with a Service fee.

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k san
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k san

Well, I agree with the previous comments, but also, we would need to know the amount of said "fee" before having sufficient information to weigh in with an informed opinion.

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Lisa York
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Lisa York

I tip based on how well, or poorly, the waitstaff do their job...

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Robert Northrup
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Robert Northrup

In my opinion tipping encourages employees to give their best service. In some areas a good waitress can make a few hundred dollars a day.

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Tim Collins
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Tim Collins

we are forced every day to pay more and more and more. Look at the wages they are getting now.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

Tipping encourages employees

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Angel Jin
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Angel Jin

We give cash tip to help the servers

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Kevin Crabtree
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Kevin Crabtree

Up to Individual service fee for credit cards is going to happen already is and it should be Banks are getting rich from these fees taking from small business

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Christena
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Christena

Pay people what they deserve. A tip is for good service. It's above and extra. I'm not paying extra for poor service.

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Dave Voiles
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Dave Voiles

Keep the tip. A service fee is no different than raising the price of the meal. Tips are to reward staff for a job well done and for incentive. A motivated employee would make a lower wage without tipping.

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Cindy Lou Smith
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Cindy Lou Smith

I tip more when I'm given good service.

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Sussie Due
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Sussie Due

The term TIP came from To Improve Performance. (And it was voluntary, NOT mandatory). The better the service was, the bigger the TIP. The servers knew this and strived for it. A service fee provides no incentive. I will not go to places that have a service fee or automatically add on a gratuity.

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Rick Allen
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Rick Allen

NO, it should be based on the level of service received, a service fee would limit good servers big tips and lower their income and incentive to give good service.

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Matt Stickler
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Matt Stickler

I tip based on quality of service received from waiter and or waitress.

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Kimmy Wasatch
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Kimmy Wasatch

To me tipping is a way of recognizing and rewarding good service. I would not go to a service fee establishment.

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Do you think higher  SDC fees will lead to fewer new homes in Bend?
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526 Votes

Do you think higher SDC fees will lead to fewer new homes in Bend?

Yes

3

No

1

Yes

3 Comments
Kimmy Wasatch
1
Kimmy Wasatch

Beginning to look like the city wants to be a mini Portland. Not what Central Oregon is all about.

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Brian Klein
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Brian Klein

It will just cost more.

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Latterdaysaint
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Latterdaysaint

People are already dealing with bidenomics, vote this woke city council out

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No

1 Comment
Jeff Sanders
1
Jeff Sanders

They just keep coming.

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Do you agree with piping of canals in Central Oregon?
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374 Votes

Do you agree with piping of canals in Central Oregon?

Yes

4

No

3

Yes

4 Comments
Michael Thille
1
Michael Thille

Piping the canals to conserve water is the logical next step. Where does Commissioner Adair think the wildlife got a drink before the canals were made over 100 years ago? I will admit reducing Junipers and reinvigorating our wild grasslands makes sense.

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Delaney Gates
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Delaney Gates

The canals were not put in as "water features" for people's backyards. Build your own water feature and pay for the water. This water is meant for agriculture.

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SunnySunshinestein
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SunnySunshinestein

Get it done, it's way past time.

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happy jean
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happy jean

Commission Adair, where do you think wildlife get water when irrigation water is off Oct-March? Please share your plan and funding strategy for removing 5 million juniper trees. What will happen to the wildlife that live in those trees. Your argument is weak.

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No

3 Comments
snowzone
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snowzone

Why do Bend residence have to accommodate Jefferson county. I'm sure someone up there can figure a way go pump the water they need out of Lake Billy Chinook

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Alma and Bruce Miller
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Alma and Bruce Miller

I agree with commissioner Patti Adair - there are other alternatives.

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Robert 'Lew' Lewandowski
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Robert 'Lew' Lewandowski

Wildlife has relied on these open canals for decades. There is no other option for critter water.

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