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  1. gse
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    I can't believe I'm asking this, but...

    Are there any tip calculators folks particularly like, particularly for use with the T600? I've found a dozen or more and they all seem to... suck. How hard is it to get this right?

    I'd like: big on-screen buttons to enter numbers without the thumbpad; simple bill/tip percent/split by; and 5-pad control between fields would be nice.
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    Have you tried TCalc? It doesn't support 5-way though.

    http://www.freewarepalm.com/calculator/tcalc.shtml
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    Originally posted by TR30
    Have you tried TCalc? It doesn't support 5-way though.

    http://www.freewarepalm.com/calculator/tcalc.shtml
    Doesn't split the bill either...

    http://www.freewarepalm.com/calculator/4tips.shtml

    ^This one lacks the big on-screen numbers.
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    Yeah... I give up. It's just as easy to use the built-in Calc, multiply by 1.2 and divide by the number of people splitting.

    Not sure why it took so long for that to occur to me.
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    Originally posted by gse
    Yeah... I give up. It's just as easy to use the built-in Calc, multiply by 1.2 and divide by the number of people splitting.

    Not sure why it took so long for that to occur to me.
    That was going to be my first reply, but I thought you might think I'm trying to be a "wise guy" or "smart aleck" or something.
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    what is wrong with people! froms someone that has spent most of my adult life in the service industry, TIP MORE!!!!!!!! whatever you THINK you should tip, ADD 2 IT!!!
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    Originally posted by hetyey225
    what is wrong with people! froms someone that has spent most of my adult life in the service industry, TIP MORE!!!!!!!! whatever you THINK you should tip, ADD 2 IT!!!
    Hey Alice! why don't cha quit yer yappin and bring me a glass of water! If yer snappy about it I'll give ya this shiny new penny.

    j/k
    Last edited by Turn3; 01/28/2004 at 04:44 PM.
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    hey, you people don't even know simple math and ya' talking crap on ME??
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    I use TipMe on my treo 180, you can get it at PalmGear for free. It does everything you're looking for and more except having "big buttons".

    I don't quite understand how that big buttons would work... I'm assuming you mean having on-screen buttons to enter the numbers into the text fields? If so, I don't see how you could fit all the fields (such as percentage, split by # of people, tax, etc) on the screen as well as a bunch of number buttons... and how would you move between those fields...
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    I'm pretty that there should not be a need for such a application. I have been working in the service industry for almost 10 years and i agree with the above post that people never tip enough. I know that the 4th grade math is a little overwelming for some so here's a little tip to make it simpler.

    just double the last digits on the left.

    $20 = 4
    $30 = 6
    $40 = 8
    ....
    $100 = 20

    I know that everyone can handle the 2x mutiplication tables.

    digidep
    Last edited by digidep; 01/29/2004 at 10:59 AM.
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    Sales tax in Cali is about 8%, so I tip double the sales tax and round up.

    As for bill splitting, we always have the waiter(ss) do that for us.
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    Not to fan any flames, but I thought the standard tip was 15%. When did it become 20%? Anyway, if the service is good, I'm more than happy to leave a higher tip. If the service is bad, you get less.
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    Eighteen percent of the restaurant tab has become the norm in the United States, so it's best to stay within 15 to 20 percent.

    http://www.cnn.com/2001/TRAVEL/NEWS/...pping.adviser/

    digidep
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    If I remember correctly, minimum wage is 15% lower for food servers than for other workers. That is where the 15% minimum tip comes from.
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    min.wage in the service industry is 2 bucks and change. don't know where you got 15% less from. look people (not all of you, just some) if you don't wanna tip DON'T GO OUT!! The rule should be that EVERYONE has 2 work in the service industry before they are 21. you 15%ers I just gotta ask, do you wonder why you get poor service? or why the other guy gets a free drink or 2 from the bartender?

    p.s. the things I have seen people do to the food and drink of poor tippers would make you sick if you knew ;-) think peeps.
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    I stand corrected. I forgot that California did away with the two-tier minimum wage.

    Waitpersons make the same minimum wage as everybody else does in the state.

    http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/MinimumWage.pdf
    http://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/FAQ_MinimumWage.htm
    http://www.dir.ca.gov/IWC/Minwage2001.pdf
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    I use this tip calculator religiously:

    http://eztip.freeservers.com/
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