Attention (mostly to) RUSSIANS:
STAY AWAY FROM OLIVE GARDEN IN NORTH SPOKANE.
We (servers) are sick of LOSING money because of you. When you come in and run our asses off for endless soup, salad and breadsticks for 6.95 and leave us NOTHING, you are STEALING. When you make us run countless bowls of Zuppa Toscana and grate a brick of cheese on every bowl, there are paying, tipping customers we could be attending to. When you take ALL of our attention we cannot give it to our TIPPING customers and they don't understand why we are not helping them as we should and then they don't tip us.
WE LIVE OFF OUR TIPS.
Here are some general rules to go by if you decide to eat out...
1. Tipping standard is 20% of your check. If you get absolutely terrible service, you may deduct from there. NEVER leave less than 10%
2. If you decide to camp out at your table, you must leave a camping feel. 20% of your entire bill for each hour you camp. When you camp, the hostess cannot give us another table and you are taking up space that could be used for tipping customers.
3. When you decide to stiff your server, you are STEALING from them. They must tip out the bussers and bartenders a percentage of their SALES NOT THER TIPS. So when you still us, you are literally stealing from us. We are FORCED to give money to bussers and bartenders after each shift.
WHETHER YOU ARE JUST CHEAP, OR POLICIES ARE DIFFERENT IN RUSSIA, THIS IS AMERICA, SO IF YOU ARE GOING TO COME TO THIS COUNTRY AND LIVE OFF OUR TAX MONEY AND GOVERNMENT, AT LEAST BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO THE WAY WE DO THINGS HERE. LIKE TIPPING THOSE IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY.