posted on Feb, 3 2013 @ 12:18 AM
Originally posted by Grimpachi
If you are frequenting the same restaurants and your service is subpar it is because you have the reputation as a subpar customer and that is just how
things work. If your service isn’t subpar and you are still tipping the same as you did back in the 80s and early 90s then you are a poor tipper and
that is the facts.
You assume I tip poorly, and that is not the case. I tip extremely well and above 20% when service is good. My point is a forced 18% no matter what is
wrong, and as a customer I can say that service is not always good or even acceptable. I can even tip 50% many times because the server actually does
me a service. I can go to my local watering hole and drink two six dollar beers and tip 10 bucks on top of the 12 dollars,, and I'm well liked to the
point that the owner opens a new keg of special beer because I'm heading off to Afghanistan for a few months and I would miss it if she didn't.
With that said you assume that the person of this topic received great service, and wrote a bad comment. Knowing human nature, the vast majority of
people who would go to the effort to write a comment like that would not do it unless they felt they were being screwed over. I personally do not like
to be forced to pay for a service no matter what, and I do eat at expensive establishments and I don't feel that the server there does some kind of
exceptional service to warrant 20% of the bill, just because the food is expensive.
I tend to look at the work involved and if I had a 300 dollar meal and the server provided service no better than my 8 dollar lunch they will most
likely get 30 dollar tip (10%) where my server on the 8 dollar lunch will get 5 dollars. Now saying that I had an extremely enjoyable service just
recently where my bill was 150 dollars and I left 50 dollar tip.
Just don't automatically add 18% or I might leave a comment like the pastor, and never go back to that place again. I'm the customer...I'm always
right.... and if you don't agree with that then run a business into the ground as people decide to go elsewhere.
If the pastor received good service and she was just an A-hole then that is the risk of the occupation, and should be shrugged off.
On a side note...if there is an 18% added tip to my bill then guess what, that is what you get no matter what...
Also please expain to me why in the 90s 15% was the norm and 20% is the norm today? If cost has increased then so has the tip, so why do I "need" to
pay 20% today, that 20 years ago was not the norm. I'm not asking this to argue, I really would like to know. If in 20 years should we be tipping 30%
as a norm for a meal that is double todays cost too?
edit on 3-2-2013 by Xtrozero because: (no reason given)