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NefCanuck

join:2007-06-26
Mississauga, ON
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reply to reboot

Re: [Rant] Math, lacking at Tim Horton's

said by reboot :

And this is where Debit will win, no rounding, and no being shorted!

..and no waiting for them to calculate.

No the banks will win because if you were to suddenly go all debit transaction to avoid getting "penny screwed and wallet foolish" then you'd surely blow past the meager limited number of debit transactions you get, unless you fork over the monthly banking fees for the unlimited transaction option.

Frankly I can see the banks loving this, expect the banks to start tightening the screws on the monthly transaction limits on your accounts soon or "suggesting" you "upgrade" to an unlimited account.

NefCanuck


dirtyjeffer
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i bank with PCF...i already get unlimited transactions with no fees.

NefCanuck

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said by dirtyjeffer:

i bank with PCF...i already get unlimited transactions with no fees.

Right now yes, but if everyone switched to debit, it'd be a nice little cash cow for the banks n'est pas?

In fact with the release of the new "sticky" polymer currency, I was joking with my mom on the phone that the government did this and killed the penny, to get everyone hooked on debit / credit as their only choices.

NefCanuck


J E F F
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Think of the money the .gov saves when these people die before 65. No CPP, no Old Age Security and no Guaranteed Income Supplement if they qualified for little or no CPP.

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Anav
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reply to HeadSpinning
said by HeadSpinning:

So a Hot Dog & Pop at Costco, which used to be $1.58 will now be $1.60? The horror of it all!

Does anybody actually eat that crap??


ekster
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Every time I stop at a Costco, their food court is always full around here.

DanteX

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reply to I_H8_Spam
Math Lacking at Tim Hortons? ha thats putting it lightly. I walked into Timmies in my area picked up one of those 17 dollar Stainless steel refillable mugs from the shelf got in line to pay for it and the cashier only charged me the cost of a refill I didnt say a thing just walked out wondering if she was blind to barbecue it still had the tag on it.

slivers

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So you shoplifted the item... Good Job! Her mistake, but theft is theft.


Wolfie00
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reply to DanteX
said by DanteX:

I walked into Timmies in my area picked up one of those 17 dollar Stainless steel refillable mugs from the shelf got in line to pay for it and the cashier only charged me the cost of a refill I didnt say a thing just walked out wondering if she was blind to barbecue it still had the tag on it.

Would be interesting to try that stunt in a store where the item has been planted with an EAS security tag and the alarm goes off at the door. The next stainless steel item you would see would be handcuffs.


DKS
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I am just waiting for tourism season and American yobbos claiming they didn't get the right change...
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DanteX

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reply to Wolfie00
I never said I intended to steal it i stated to her i would like to buy this and she only charged me for the cost to fill it.


milnoc

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Maybe there was a promotion.


dirtyjeffer
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reply to DanteX
said by DanteX:

I never said I intended to steal it i stated to her i would like to buy this and she only charged me for the cost to fill it.



one time during a Costco trip, my wife tried on a sweater to see if it fit properly, and left it on for a bit while we shopped...when we got to our car to load our groceries, we realized she forgot to take the sweater off and pay for it...we went back inside and paid for it...hopefully that $11/hr staff member didn't have to pay for that $17 cup as she would be out almost 2 hours of pay.
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It's what happens to servants in restaurants. Someone skips out on the bill, the servant is stuck paying the bill.
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Gone
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reply to dirtyjeffer
said by dirtyjeffer:

hopefully that $11/hr staff member didn't have to pay for that $17 cup as she would be out almost 2 hours of pay.

Well, considering that kind of stuff is illegal, I would certainly hope not.


Gone
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reply to milnoc
said by milnoc:

It's what happens to servants in restaurants. Someone skips out on the bill, the servant is stuck paying the bill.

Maybe in Quebec, but that kind of stuff is not legal in Ontario.


TOPDAWG
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reply to dirtyjeffer
You can use your CC as a cheap depot card too. I see places in forcing min spending amount to stop that. I use my CC to pay for near everything. Just pay it off in full each month.


TOPDAWG
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reply to milnoc
That or her boss pissed her off or she is about to quit or just does not care.


A Lurker
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Wellington N
reply to ekster
said by ekster:

Every time I stop at a Costco, their food court is always full around here.

You know, I had no breakfast, my lunch early, and was at Costco at 7pm. I did think about the food court while in line, but in the end decided I could have better at home.

Sukunai
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reply to I_H8_Spam
The food I eat not made from the food in my fridge is always massively over priced over processed and likely all manner of forms of bad in so many ways.

Humans are natural garbage disposals though.

Even most of the food in the average home will be full of bad.

As for math skills, we get the society we look for. Most of humanity panics the moment the power goes off. What bothers me, is most of my skills are not required while it is on.


TLS2000
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reply to Gone
said by Gone:

said by milnoc:

It's what happens to servants in restaurants. Someone skips out on the bill, the servant is stuck paying the bill.

Maybe in Quebec, but that kind of stuff is not legal in Ontario.

Depends. If the server has full control over their money they can be held accountable for losses.

If they use a common cash register and put their cash into that register they can not be held accountable.

That said, what's legal and what employers actually do are sometimes two different things.
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pnjunction
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reply to I_H8_Spam
I for one am already seeing the benefits. Sure my steak and cheese at Subway rounded up from 6.78 to 6.80, but it was worth it not to fiddle with the pennies.

Another lunch spot is 6.77 so should go down to 6.75.


nitzguy
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Sudbury, ON
said by pnjunction:

I for one am already seeing the benefits. Sure my steak and cheese at Subway rounded up from 6.78 to 6.80, but it was worth it not to fiddle with the pennies.

Another lunch spot is 6.77 so should go down to 6.75.

Watch for "another lunch spot" to hike their price by a penny ...that's the pessimist in me.


pnjunction
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Actually I wouldn't mind. It's the cheapest spot on the rotation and pretty good. Rather pay 7.00 or even 7.50 than have it leave like the Iranian kebab house did (such amazing authentic stews there).

That place was 9.00-11.00 and worth every penny (is that saying dead now?) but he kept having his rent jacked every 3 months. Owner probably just wanted him out to bring in another payday loan place or something.


Davesnothere
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reply to FFH5
said by FFH5:

Unless their store computer does it for them, I found most young people at retail stores are completely incompetent at doing even very basic math calculations....

 
That's the REAL shame in all of this - unwittingly exposing some of these workers who should never have been hired unless they had passed a basic arithmetic skills test.

Now THERE's a way for employers to thin the pack when there are so many extra applicants for jobs in general these days (but especially in retail).

Make them pass a MATH test !
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Davesnothere
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reply to milnoc
said by milnoc:

said by FFH5:

Unless their store computer does it for them....

You can blame calculators for that. Just ask a young person to multiply two long numbers together. Chances are they can't do it.

 
Hey, I wasn't even asking (above) for multiplication in that test - just addition & subtraction.

Well, OK - maybe enough multiplying to figure out the tax on something.

NCRGuy

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reply to Gone
said by Gone:

said by milnoc:

It's what happens to servants in restaurants. Someone skips out on the bill, the servant is stuck paying the bill.

Maybe in Quebec, but that kind of stuff is not legal in Ontario.

They can't make them pay out of their wages, but tips is a whole other ball game.


Gone
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said by NCRGuy:

They can't make them pay out of their wages, but tips is a whole other ball game.

To which, as we have discussed in the past, employers who screw around with their employees tips that way deserve to no longer be in business.

NCRGuy

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said by Gone:

said by NCRGuy:

They can't make them pay out of their wages, but tips is a whole other ball game.

To which, as we have discussed in the past, employers who screw around with their employees tips that way deserve to no longer be in business.

There are many ways that walk-outs get handled, some nicer than others. But even those employers who stick their employees with the full brunt of it are not breaking the law. That was my only point.


Gone
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said by NCRGuy:

There are many ways that walk-outs get handled, some nicer than others. But even those employers who stick their employees with the full brunt of it are not breaking the law. That was my only point.

Spirit of the law and actual law, as you know, are two different things. You technically can't evict someone from a property without cause either, yet N12s and N13s are thrown around like candy for exactly that purpose. It's interesting that you mentioned the tip thing though, because there are a number of US states where even using tips as a method to recover losses from walkouts is entirely illegal.