Monday, September 30, 2013

Sales Joke of the Day (archives) Gratuity.

A sales manager decides to take his team out for lunch at a local restaurant.  In accordance with the restaurant's policy of serving large parties, the tip was automatically added to the bill.

When the waitress presented the lunch bill to the sales manager she heard him bellow, "Gratuity?  Who ordered the gratuity?  I told you folks that we weren't going to order any dessert!"

Moral of the story.   True sales professionals know that when they take their clients or their colleagues out for lunch, they need to treat the wait staff well.   No one wants to appear cheap by cutting corners on the tip.   Besides, a lot of business professionals waited tables to put themselves through school and know what it means to work hard for their gratuities. 

"Most times we would make more money in the tip boxes - they called it - than we were getting paid."  -  Little Milton