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Thats exactly what I said.
reply to post by captaintyinknots
Nope, I got annoyed at her obvious attempts at fishing for a good tip, then I got pissed when she stopped doing her job because she realized we were done purchasing (and we were going to give her a standard tip). Once she elected to stop doing her job (for which anyone else would be fired), that is when she lost her tip (though my brother is nicer than I am and did not feel right leaving nothing at all.
How often should our server come to our table?
I tip for bars and restaurants, but I hate tipping at pizza places and deli's when you go there and get take out, they still expect a tip for doing absolutely nothing but ring up the register.
I tip for bars and restaurants, but I hate tipping at pizza places and deli's when you go there and eat there, they still expect a tip for doing absolutely nothing.
all you are doing is proving my point (and contradicting yourself). She continuously checked to make sure everything was to you satisfaction. You got annoyed. She stopped. You go more annoyed.
She did not check in on us. We were eating our food with full drinks. She could have simply looked and kept walking. Nope, she gave us a fake smile and "how is everything?" 10 times. We said "fine" or "great" 9 times ... did she think it was gonna be different the 10th time? As far as "the other end of the spectrum," no she actually just stopped doing her job. Guess what happens if you or I stop doing our job? That's right, we get fired! She keeps her job and expects more money ... how does that make sense?
You dont want her to do her job properly, you want her to do it exactly as you like it.
ETA: every other time we have gone to that bar, the waitress comes 2-3 times while we eat, again to take our plates, and a couple more times to ask if we want refills (when she sees our glasses are empty). Hopefully this girl will learn how to do her job properly.
The tipping thing goes beyond servers ... why do cab drivers expect tips? They pull up to the curb, I get in, they drive me to my destination, I pay them. Why the hell do they deserve extra for doing their job?
Why should I pay my hairdresser a tip on top of the $40 she charges me for my haircut? It is her JOB!edit on 27-3-2014 by InvisibleOwl because: (no reason given)
You understand that by holding a table with out further ordering, in the waitress area, You essentially killed her opportunity to earn that night from it.
Essentially hurting someone that probably gets paid less than minimum an hour (because she gets tips). Hate tipping all you want, but frankly that was just as rude as her constantly coming to your table "bothering" you with her service.
Just because you don't like the system, doesn't mean its going to change.
Then she needs to be made at the restaurant, they charged a cover. I bet the waitress get a chunk of that $$ brought in by the cover.
They paid a cover, they were welcome to stay at their seat as long as they wanted, that is what the cover pays for...
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
Just to further your point, many ppv events charge based upon how many seats the establishment has. I have heard of ufc fights costing bars $3500 to show it, so the cover goes to cover that cost, and it most certainly isn't divided up among the serving staff.
Its hilarious how people who have never worked for tips think they have all the answers in the ultra competitive and low profit margin food and beverage industry.
reply to post by InvisibleOwl
You know, lets step away from the tip issue in general.
IF something is a cultural thing in a place, and is consider polite to do, than you should as a cutesy in general try to follow societal and cultural norms.
The next part, Is something I always like to consider, simply because I know we live in the real world.
I do not mess with the people who serve my food, I am not rude to them, Thats not to say, if there is a problem I will complain, Politely.
Why, Because people who have to serve people all day, have a damn hard job, and I don't want to incentive them messing with my meal in anyway, just to be "difficult"