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Tipping in 2016

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posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 02:48 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

Having been in the industry for way too long, the norm now is 18%. Most folks do 20% because the math is easier. Some do more, some less.

If you go above and beyond, chances are very good that the next time you come in, I'll remember your face, I'll remember that Heineken is your favorite beer, I'll remember that you can't stand tomatoes, etc...

As far as the ethics of not tipping goes, I make my money the same way you do. If the service sucks that means I'm not working, therefore I shouldn't be making money.

However, if you're situationally aware and you watch me walk up to 9 tables and talk to them, that means I'm getting my a$$ kicked probably because I got screwed on that shift. I'm not ignoring you, so be kind.
Chances are after those shifts you'll see me at the closest bar buying 10 beers and 5 shots and waaaaayy over tipping the bartender!




posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 05:39 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

20% for good service is acceptable. $1-2 a drink at the bar is customary.

As someone who was in hospitality I am typically somewhat of an over tipper.




edit on 28-10-2016 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 05:48 AM
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a reply to: JinMI

I think 20 % is norm. I tend to over tip.
I live in a smaller town and everyone know everyone, nearly.

We know who is working themselves through school, who has all of the little kiddos at home, who is a single parent...all of that.

I like tipping a good bartender well. I like them having my favorite drink ready when I walk in. I also like remembering folks names and them remembering mine. But, again, small town and there tends to be the same 'regulars' out in both the restaurants and bars.



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 06:04 AM
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originally posted by: TNMockingbird
I like them having my favorite drink ready when I walk in.


Vodka and a sippy straw?



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 06:05 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: TNMockingbird
I like them having my favorite drink ready when I walk in.


Vodka and a sippy straw?


You're feeling quite onry this morning, aren't you?

You make it sound so uncouth, a wedge of lemon can make all of the difference.

Some days...that will do.


edit on 28-10-2016 by TNMockingbird because: added a wedge of lemon



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 06:09 AM
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originally posted by: TNMockingbird
You're feeling quite onry this morning, aren't you?


Long week, just got home, I need to unwind.


You make it sound so uncouth, a wedge of lemon can make all of the difference.


Is that you, Barstar?




edit on 28-10-2016 by AugustusMasonicus because: networkdude has no beer



posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 06:10 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Hahaha!

If I could tip you for that, I would.

Not 20 % though.




posted on Oct, 28 2016 @ 06:12 AM
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a reply to: TNMockingbird

I'd settle for less.




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