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why am i expected to give the waitress more just cause my bill is more?
Originally posted by SantaClaus
If you decided to put your goin-out shoes on and pay for a meal, you better be able to afford the service, otherwise, Arby's has a drive-thru.
^^^^^^please save it.....i can afford the service. i can afford the tip also. fact is though, i don't toss the tips around cause it is the unwritten rule.
coupla bucks unless i feel like we had the treatment...
and I am not there to walk out at the end of my shift broke.
^^^^^you are there to serve me my meal though....tip all depends on you my friend...
That's like taking up space at a bartender's station all night, and then never tipping. You have taken a spot that could be used to bring in money, and did not allow the waiter to make anything off of you.
That is the perfect example of the term "wasted space."
Originally posted by Musky
I'm quite sure that most restaurants would rather you stay home than spend your $35-$40 in their establishment if you're not going to treat their servers with respect by at least tipping what is customary if the service was satisfactory.
^^^^^i disagree. i relly doubt the establishment cares. as long as the dinners are getting sold and people are in the chairs, the restaurant is making money....and btw, lets face it, there is no shortage of waiters/waitresses out there.
if a waiter gets pissed cause they are not getting enough in tips and they quit, there will be someone to fill the spot the next day.
who decided 15% is customary anyway? i certainly wasn't involved in that discussion.
Do you dine often at the same restaurant?
^^^^no, not really. there are 3-4 restaurants we go to but the only regular joint we visit is the sushi house. when i am at the sushi house, i give the sishi chef a ten dollar bill each time. we've kinda made friends with him.
Dining in a restaurant should be an enjoyable experience. Knowing I was making the people serving me miserable by not tipping in a customary manner would certainly detract from the experience for me.
^^^^^not me. i am not there to make them feel all warm and fuzzy with a fat tip. i am there to eat dinner with my wife.
a server should be able to expect their hourly compensation (a majority of which comes from tips) to be consistent. Seems like common sense to me.
^^^^^what seems like common sense to me is that the wait staff not 'expect' any certain monetary amount...do their job, do it WELL and EARN the tip.
Originally posted by Boondock78
i never got tips when i was wrenching. i was on a flat rate. the book says it should take me 2 hours to repair something but for whatever reason it takes me 4, i don't get paid for 4....i get paid for the two...
why no tip for me.....
Originally posted by snowflake_obsidian
I am pretty sure that restaurant owners and managers care more about how their customers are being served and the reputation of their restaurant than they do about how much their servers are being tipped.
Now I've never complained to a restaurant manager,