reply to post by schuyler
U mad, bro?
Now, I can understand if a server is absolutely HORRIFIC (everything being their fault) - then don't tip them (as a penalty, of course).
But if certain things are beyond the server's control (kitchen errors, expecting to be in and out in 20 minutes while ordering heavily modified food
and/or steaks, etc), then I can't call anyone moral for stiffing a server based on that.
At my establishment, us servers make $2.13 an hour - and literally 65% or so is withheld by the government.
So I make about $1 an hour. My paycheck every two weeks is around $55
PLUS I have to tip out 3% of my NET SALES every shift. 1% to the bussers, 1% to the hosts, and 1% to the service bar.
With that said, if you stiff me - especially on a large bill, I have to pay for YOU to eat there.
Where I work, the kitchen messes up a lot. Ticket times can reach 30 minutes sometimes... Thankfully when that happens, most people understand because
they're empathetic enough. But it's the people who you least expect who will tip you like $3 on a $60 bill even though you gave them great service.
And some will just totally stiff you.
Next time you go out to eat, remember - servers have feelings too. And they probably have it a lot harder than you do.
And if you say, "get a better job" again, you will just validate how non-empathetic really are and you're probably a cold person in real life -
which is your prerogative of course.
Also, pro tip - If a server isn't around or isn't coming up to you in time, ever think that maybe something went wrong somewhere and they're trying
to fix the problem? Realize that if this happens during a rush, a chain reaction may ensue - which really sucks for the server.