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Why do I HAVE to tip my waitress? ETA

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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I mean I always do, unless I'm super broke that week or the service sucks but I resent it. I give 10% if the service is good, otherwise I give a couple bucks. I mean, I'm already paying for the food. It's such a greedy custom.

*****I live in Canada...servers get paid at least $7-9 here.*****
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:15 AM
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rebecca.n
by Bronze Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:16 AM

You don't HAVE to do anything...

wumbo
by on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:17 AM
Move.
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momoftwo0406
by Ruby Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:17 AM
I hope you are a mad waitress and not a customer. SMH
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wumbo
by on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:17 AM
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Or make your own damn food. Its cheaper and you dont have to wait.
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MrsApple
by Gold Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:17 AM
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Because she's providing a service to you,that's why.Don't want to tip,don't eat in a restaurant.

paganmommy4
by on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:17 AM
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When I lived in florida, i got paid 2.13 per hour and if I made in tips ( minimum wage) then I didnt get a pay check. most servers live off of tips only. Its not greedy when he or she doesnt get paid by their job. And we must report our tips. 

LovingSAHMommy
by Gold Member on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:18 AM
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Exactly. You're paying for the food. The tip is for the person catering to your every need and want during the meal. You don't HAVE to, but it's really low not to.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:18 AM
You do unless you want them to spit in your food next time. It's bs.

Quoting rebecca.n:

You don't HAVE to do anything...

FL2AK
by on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:18 AM
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Because it is good manners. If you can't afford to tip go to self service or counter style restaurants.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Apr. 18, 2013 at 1:18 AM
Why is it low? They're already getting paid...why do I have to give them more out of the goodness of my heart? Like why has that become the societally accepted standard?

Quoting LovingSAHMommy:

Exactly. You're paying for the food. The tip is for the person catering to your every need and want during the meal. You don't HAVE to, but it's really low not to.

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