Math & Science - Tip Caluclator

Description: This was my first Dashboard widget. When I get back from going out to dinner with people, I like to double check how much I got ripped off on the bar and dinner tips. Also when I order out I can quickly calculate how much everyone owes. I know it's simple, but it was my fist widget. Enjoy.
Author: kerrang
Version: 1.0
Uploaded on: July 8th 2005 at 4:04 AM
Rating: (2.67 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 341
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I don't now. Pulling up your Powerbook/iBook to calculate the tipping? How hard is it realy to calculate 10% of anything?

Posted by: Netzach on Jul 02, 05 (10:47 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

I agree. This will be useful when Newton X comes out. But not so much now.


Posted by: propynyl on Jul 03, 05 (12:07 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

I agree with both of you guys, who's going to pull out their laptop to calculate a tip, not very convenient, two stars here also.

Posted by: Aviator on Jul 03, 05 (2:51 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

This widget just seems to multiply a number and then divide that number. I don't think a whole widget is needed when the calculator is just as efficient, especially since a computer usually isn't around when tipping is needed.

Posted by: livings124 on Jul 03, 05 (4:14 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

Netzach, I really hope you don't tip 10%.

Posted by: Garcon on Jul 03, 05 (7:44 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

I usually don't tip at all, as tip is included in the price in Sweden. People seem to think that they should be tipped anyway. Well, not by me.

Posted by: Lundmark on Jul 03, 05 (3:47 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

I sent this to you in an email, however, I feel that it would be appropriate to post it here.

"I like to double check how much I got ripped off on the bar and dinner tips."

You DO realize that restaurants are staffed by hardworking people trying to earn a living/pay for college, and furthermore, you realize that those same hardworking people depend upon and expect a monetary return for their labor. It sickens me when people think that they can walk out having left a puny tip, especially when the same table makes me work extra hard for them. (Not that I mind, but having waited hand over foot on someone only to have them think that I'm working for my health is insulting.)

To think that YOU sir are the one getting ripped off is ridiculous; holding such beliefs is willed ignorance of the worst kindó where others are negatively affected. Perhaps you skipped Common Decency 101, where the rest of us learned that taking from others is not nice, and that not fulfilling your end of any bargain hurts the other party.

I hope you learn to appreciate all of the people who give up their Friday and Saturday evenings with their friends so that you can enjoy dinner with your family, and I hope your friends disapprove of your selfish actions, so you can learn what is right and proper.

Charles Hastings

Posted by: thebackwash on Jul 05, 05 (10:59 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

In response to Charles Hastings:
I never tip. Your employer is paying you to do a job. That is the monetary return you expect for your labour. I work in a shop, often Friday and Saturday nights, serving customers just like you, yet I don't get or expect tips. My employer pays me to do a job.

If people wish to give you their cash then that is up to them, but I can't stand the culture that we must all tip restaurant workers. Why?

Posted by: stevenlufc on Jul 05, 05 (3:24 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

When I go out with my friends we split the bill, and the tip is included in the bill. When I get home, and I'm playing around with my PowerBook, I check to see how much the bill should have been split equally between my friends and I. If you didn't notice you can put the number of people in the tip calculator. For example, let's say the total bill was $200, 5 people, and a 15% tip... that's a tip $30, and each person needs to cough up $46 per person. it has nothing to do with the service, quality of anything, etc., it's checking to see what I should have coughed up and what I actualy coughed up in order to pay the bill plus the tip. Get it? I should add a rating system to the tip calculator: poor (10%), average(15%), or excellent (20%). Imagine what crak pots are out there that would think about spitting in someones food that they are serving.

Posted by: kerrang (developer) on Jul 05, 05 (6:02 PM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

Stevenlufc, maybe it's time for you to work for $3 an hour wages, and then have to endure the slow times where you spend your whole day doing side work without earning any money. Sure, it's OK when it's busy, but when it's slow it's a waste.

By the way, I have no problem with your widget, or its intended purpose, but the fact is that you leave however much tip you see fit; the customer is never ripped off when it comes to tip (additionally, all of the prices are listed on the menu- no ripoffs there.) The only one who gets ripped off in restaurants are the workers who are not duly compensated for their efforts. Thank you.

(aside: consider reassessing the rule of 15%. That's intended as a minimum to not seem rude.)

Posted by: thebackwash on Jul 06, 05 (4:11 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

I'll never make another tip calculator again. I'm going to move to Europe where I don't have to tip. The word tip is making me sick. Damn.

Posted by: kerrang (developer) on Jul 06, 05 (6:09 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)  

Thanks for this widget!!! A group of friends had lunch at a restaurant and wanted to leave a 20% tip and also wanted to split the price between all of them equally. None of them had a calc. So they called me up to figure it out. Luckily I had downloaded this widget and it was ez for me because all I had to do was put in the info. Thanks Again!!! =)

Posted by: JonW on May 10, 06 (12:08 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

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