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I would be embarrassed to be at a table with a poor tipper

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Question: How do you feel about tipping?

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I feel the same way as you. It is important

I always tip, but I don't think it's a big deal either way

I tip sometimes, but only when they do a great job

Tipping? I paid for my food; that's enough

Waiter, there is a penguin in my soup again.

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I cannot imagine tipping poorly while eating at a restaurant. If I were in a circumstance in which I could not provide a proper tip, I would be eating somewhere without a waitstaff. If I'm with someone who tips poorly, I will add to the tip myself.

Not only is the hourly wage for a waiter or waitress well below minimum wage, they have to pay taxes on what they should earn in tips.

Some people do not know this, and, for that, I may judge them less harshly. Those who are aware, and say ridiculous things like, "It's not my fault the system works that way!", and then refuse to tip, are incredibly selfish and rude individuals.

I am not normally a judgmental person, but I strongly believe in fully paying for a service. If one doesn't want to pay for a service, do not go to a place where it is part of the experience.

I always tip, and it's rarely the minimum amount. I tip above the minimum for satisfactory to excellent service. I only tip the minimum if the waitress/waiter does a poor job. I also do not blame kitchen issues on my waiter.


"What is a man, if chief good, and market of his time be but to sleep and feed? A beast, no more."  Hamlet

by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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Jennyanne322
by Ruby Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 4:51 PM
Applebee's, Fridays, outback, those places it's probably about $60-$90 for two adults and a child. That's what my bills normally range.

Quoting Mocking.Jay:

How much does a meal cost at a restaurant in America anyway? 


Here, at Moxie's it's about $30 for me and my son, and we usually tip if the food arrives less than 15 minutes. At Montana's and Kelsey's, it's about $35-$40. And at Boston Pizza, it's about $50 for two people. I usually don't tip.


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Anonymous
by Anonymous 14 on Jan. 30, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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Then stay at home, cook your own food and fill your own glasses.


Quoting Anonymous:

 Oh I get it but I'm not paying 20% more for a meal just to have my cup filled and my plate set in front of me. I tip but I'm not going to go broke doing it. I will leave it to those of you who feel the need to pay double for your already overpriced meal to do it.


Quoting Whisperywind:


Geez you 2 just don't get it do you.


 


Quoting Anonymous:


 That may be true but they often take care of several tables in that hour. If they are taking care of say five tables and they all tip at least $3 that is an extra $15 an hour on top of the $3.


Quoting alexsmomma06:


lol, you realize that most waiters make less than $3 an hour, right? that's only $24 for an 8hr shift. You miss, are the table that gets spit in your food.


 


Quoting Anonymous:


we give 2-3 bucks no matter what the bill is.


 


Honestly, they're already getting paid to wait on people...so, I don't think its really all that necessary to tip. If they're an exceptionally good waiter/waitress, and I've only come across a handful, then I'll tip them, but if they're just doing their job, then I feel no need to tip.


 


 


 


 


 


 


Emilytrademark
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 4:51 PM
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 It's the restaurant's job to pay their staff, not the customer's.

Quoting alexsmomma06:

lol, you realize that most waiters make less than $3 an hour, right? that's only $24 for an 8hr shift. You miss, are the table that gets spit in your food.

 

Quoting Anonymous:

we give 2-3 bucks no matter what the bill is.

 

Honestly, they're already getting paid to wait on people...so, I don't think its really all that necessary to tip. If they're an exceptionally good waiter/waitress, and I've only come across a handful, then I'll tip them, but if they're just doing their job, then I feel no need to tip.

 

 

 

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Kerannmer
by Platinum Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 4:51 PM

$5-6 is fine for a $20.00 (and good service) meal, but what if your bill was more than that? Say you had a $40 tab...would you still only leave 5 or 6 dollars? 


Quoting Anonymous:

My DH and I only tip $5-6 no matter the price. but usually thats reasonable because we never go anywhere expensive and dont usually get pricey meals. We also dont go out often to eat.

Ive only ever not tipped once. I forget why she was so horrible but I remember being extremely irritated and told DH if she didnt do better she wasnt getting a tip. He said we had to leave something and I argued I did not. If she wasnt going to do her job, why get paid for it?


 

VannaMae307
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 4:51 PM

I fucking love otters. They seriously make my heart melt.

I tip based on service...as it should be. I have never jipped anyone, I am always fair, and sometimes REALLY generous.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 17 on Jan. 30, 2013 at 4:53 PM

 My tips depend on teh service that I recieve. If my server was amazing, then I tip well, if they were relly bad, I leave just enough so that they know I didnt forget their tip.

I dont feel bad about the way that I tip because In my state, servers are paid minimum wage plus tip.

 

illinoismommy83
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 4:54 PM

I have never tipped below 15%, but when I am out with someone who is a shitty tipper and we have separate checks, I certainly don't go out of my way to make up for their shitty tip. I pay my share and move on. I am not embarrassed to eat out with someone who tips poorly. The waitress and her financial woes are her own problem and I'm not going to toss down a couple pity dollars because my friend is cheap.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Jan. 30, 2013 at 4:55 PM
Quoting Anonymous:

Then stay at home, cook your own food and fill your own glasses.


Quoting Anonymous:

 Oh I get it but I'm not paying 20% more for a meal just to have my cup filled and my plate set in front of me. I tip but I'm not going to go broke doing it. I will leave it to those of you who feel the need to pay double for your already overpriced meal to do it.


Quoting Whisperywind:


Geez you 2 just don't get it do you.


 


Quoting Anonymous:


 That may be true but they often take care of several tables in that hour. If they are taking care of say five tables and they all tip at least $3 that is an extra $15 an hour on top of the $3.


Quoting alexsmomma06:


lol, you realize that most waiters make less than $3 an hour, right? that's only $24 for an 8hr shift. You miss, are the table that gets spit in your food.


 


Quoting Anonymous:


we give 2-3 bucks no matter what the bill is.


 


Honestly, they're already getting paid to wait on people...so, I don't think its really all that necessary to tip. If they're an exceptionally good waiter/waitress, and I've only come across a handful, then I'll tip them, but if they're just doing their job, then I feel no need to tip.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 Like I said, I do tip but I'm not going to go crazy doing it.

nataliesmom2012
by Platinum Member on Jan. 30, 2013 at 4:55 PM

A coworker and I always go to the same place for lunch once or twice a month. She very rarely tips. She doesn't think it's necessary. I disagree. Her and I actually got into an argument about it once... When she does tip, it's $1. Even if my meal is only $10, I tip at least $5. I have already left tips larger than my bill because I would be out with my coworker and she wouldn't leave anything. I used to be a waitress and I hated waiting on certain tables because I knew they never tipped.

illinoismommy83
by on Jan. 30, 2013 at 4:55 PM

$6 on a $40 tab is 15% and socially acceptable. Why do you feel a waitress deserves upwards of 25-30% at all times?

Quoting Kerannmer:

$5-6 is fine for a $20.00 (and good service) meal, but what if your bill was more than that? Say you had a $40 tab...would you still only leave 5 or 6 dollars? 


Quoting Anonymous:

My DH and I only tip $5-6 no matter the price. but usually thats reasonable because we never go anywhere expensive and dont usually get pricey meals. We also dont go out often to eat.

Ive only ever not tipped once. I forget why she was so horrible but I remember being extremely irritated and told DH if she didnt do better she wasnt getting a tip. He said we had to leave something and I argued I did not. If she wasnt going to do her job, why get paid for it?




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