posted on Feb, 2 2013 @ 07:57 PM
Originally posted by Grimpachi
These are society’s rules unfortunately some do not follow them.
No, they're not. They're how you precieve societies rules. The price is for the meal. For great service I always tip. For a great time, and a
great meal, I like to know if the tip gets shared with the kitchen, if so, I tip even more.
If they demand a tip on the bill (and at a set percentage at that), then something is wrong with the system... not with those that do not want to tip
for whatever reason. The price should then be included in the meal, waiters/waitresses should be paid more, and people should have the choice if and
how much they want to tip on top of that, as a little thank you for having a great time/meal.
I don’t know that I believe you about your experience seeing as how you didn’t know min wage for servers is only a third of what normal min wage
"I don't know if
I believe"? Well, it's true, and no, I wasn't a waitress. I was a cloakroom attendant (I'm a rubbish waitress, and
have never worked as one full time, but have occasionally filled in for a few shifts... each time making a complete arse of myself, spilling soup,
forgetting to bring cutlery, etc... and have always gotten a tip, not due to my service, but due to being friendly. And I always shared my tip with
the kitchen staff when covering a restaurant shift, including the kitchen porter, not just the chefs), and got minimum wage (which at that time was
just under a fiver, from what I remember... might have been closer to £4... it's many years ago), only used to work 4-6 hours a shift, about 4-5
days a week. This involved about an hours work at the beginning of the shift, then 2-4 hours of just hanging about, and then an hours actual work
again at the end of the shift, generally earning an extra £40-60 per shift, which to me was a massive bonus, but nothing I expected, nor something I
relied on. It was a great little job, and good fun.