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Old 08-09-06, 10:33 AM   #1
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Do you tip at restaurants.....

I'll admit it, I hate tipping for any service and usually do not do it. What are your thoughts on tipping?
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Old 08-09-06, 10:40 AM   #2
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those waitresses earn minimun wages and did you know that they have to claim 15 percent on tips according to thier sales? so let me break this down for you.. she has to claim that she made 15 percent of YOUR check, all while you did NOT leave her one penny! her sales all goes into consideration when she receives a pay check, the money gets taken out according to her sales! which means she gets close to nothing on her pay check!
Why not tip for the services you receive? I find this very inconsiderate!
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Old 08-09-06, 10:42 AM   #3
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let me correct myself, I said waitresses because my staff constitute of all woman this year, but I should of said "server" ( including men and woman)
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Old 08-09-06, 10:43 AM   #4
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I've got a number of friends in the service industry; heck I dated a server for three+ years. Did a small stint as a barback in a club one winter. You don't tip? Congrats.
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My standard tip is 20%. I'll tip more if the waiter was exceptional.

Lackluster service nets the standard 15%. If the service is horrible, I usually ask to speak to someone, but that's rare.
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I tip the standard 15% cuz most servers earn minimum wage and rely on tips to get by. I tip more if the service was outstanding and less if the service was terrible. If I served you and you didn't tip me, I'd make sure to steer clear of you next time you showed up.
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Old 08-09-06, 10:50 AM   #7
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I tip whenever I have a waiter/waitress. Their wages are generally low and tipping helps to offset this. The amount of my tip sometimes fluctuates with the qaulity of the service

In my little town tipping is not as common as in the larger cities. Tipping can make the difference of getting served or not at casinos and fancier bars in bigger cities.

By tips I mean monetary and not verbal!
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Old 08-09-06, 10:51 AM   #8
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I tip generously. Back when I had a mullet I would get a 14 dollar haircut, and give the barber a 20 dollar bill, and have her keep the change. Whenever I go to a restaraunt, I leave about a 20-25% tip, sometimes more. I've skipped tipping only when I get the worst service imaginable.
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Old 08-09-06, 10:53 AM   #9
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Yes - guy or girl unless they mess up or are not attentive, then I'll tip less. If the girl is cute and friendly, I'll tip a little more. (Sorry, no bonus tipping for guys.) And it's a plus when they take the slight effort to write something nice on the bill.
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Old 08-09-06, 10:54 AM   #10
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I do tip myself, but there are times where the service is just pure crap. At times like this I will not tip, I won't return to the place either.
We just endure one of these experiences on Sunday. BF and I were coming home from his parents house and we were staving. We both wanted breakfast so we went to Village Inn. The service SUCKED. The hostess didn't even know how to seat people. We waited longer then we should of had to wait. Finally, once we got seated, the waiter came took our drinks and by this time we were ready to order. We NEVER got our drinks until our food came which was served by a different waiter. Then there was a large party of people next to us once they left, the waiters and the waitresses were splitting their tips in front of us, which we thought was totally rude.
Anyhoo, I didn't pay my boyfriend did, when we got into the car I asked him if he tipped?? He said yes but only 2dollars. I thought that was nice considering the service we got. If I was paying NO TIP FROM ME.

I have a problem with places now days. Prices go up but the service goes down. I have worked in the service industry and I do know how to treat customers. I will never return to this Village Inn nor tell anyone to go there. If people want tips then they should extend a general overall good experience for their customers.

If you don't want to do that then QUIT.

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Old 08-09-06, 10:55 AM   #11
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easy conversation+tipping+frequenting the establishment = VIP treatment. It's nice to be known and get preferrential service....
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I tip 20% and if the server is really good I'll give extra. These servers make UNDER minimum wage because they get tipped, you are absolutely robbing them when you don't tip. I also tip at least one dollar per drink at the bar.
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haircut, and give the barber a 20 dollar bill, and have her keep the change
You are supposed to tip the barber? Really? The last time I went to a barber was back in the '90's.
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I've done a lot of table waiting over the years. Tips are essentially the only $ servers make.

If the service is awful, I could understand, but if you receive adequate service you should leave at least 15% of the tab or perhaps do not go out. Though if you frequent the same places often, it's likely you receive poor service because you do not tip... TIPS = To Insure Proper Service...

I also tip the wrench at the LBS...

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Old 08-09-06, 11:03 AM   #15
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I am a very good tipper - as my daddy taught me to be. But, for those who provide exceptional service, I have a method of giving them a good tip that Uncle Sam can't get his grubby hands on. Basically, you pay by credit card and add a $1 tip to the bill, then leave the remainder in cash. Uncle Sam can't take 15% if there is a reciept showing that only $1 was tipped...so the cash is tax free.

For those of you who don't tip well or at all...tsk, tsk, shame on you, bunch o Scrooges.
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Yes, I tip my hair sylist at least $7.00, I've been going to the same person since I was 18 years old so I know her pretty well.
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Old 08-09-06, 11:09 AM   #18
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I'll add my .02 (or 15% or whatever )

blonduathlongrl has the right of it. I've been both a waitress and a bartender, and oftentimes, the owner of the place doesn't even need to pay the waitstaff full minimum. We get paid "waitress wages" which turns out to be something in the realm of 3-4 bucks an hour. This way, no extra tax forms get filed. We get paid this obscene amount with the understanding that, IN THEORY, we will make up for the lost money in tips.

Theory is a funny thing. Everything looks better on paper. Now, I had stellar customers who'd go above and beyond the call of duty (20-25%) and regulars who did the right thing and helped me eat that week (15-20%) But I also had those 3 women who would without fail leave ~.50 to .70 cents in the bottom of their half-filled glass of water. Did I ever stop giving them my most winning smile when they walked in? No. Because I was going to hold out hope that one day, one of them would realize "oh, crap! I'm a *insert bleep here*"

Dude...tip your waiters/waitresses. They might not be so forgiving as some. And you REALLY don't want to f*** with the people who touch your food, do you?
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I tip 15% for adequate service, generously if the service is good, painfully if we are repeat customers and get great service... it's a win win deal.

Poor service get a penny, coz the service wasn't worth two cents!
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If their service is what I expect, I'll give 20%, or more if better.

But if the server is slow on a slow day, inattentive, or just rude, that 20% can evaporate to 0...

Yeah, I know they can be busy, but thats an exception, otherwise, serve me beotch.
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I do tip myself,
You tip yourself?
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The subject of tipping is why I don't particularly like Jimmy Buffet.
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I tip the standard 15% cuz most servers earn minimum wage and rely on tips to get by. I tip more if the service was outstanding and less if the service was terrible. If I served you and you didn't tip me, I'd make sure to steer clear of you next time you showed up.
+1 This is my rule.... 15% standard, more or less depending on service, but YES I DO TIP.....you have be a barstard cheapskate to just not tip as a standard considering most servers are paid less than minimum wage based on the fact they get tips.
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Dude...tip your waiters/waitresses. They might not be so forgiving as some. And you REALLY don't want to f*** with the people who touch your food, do you?
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HEE HEE. oh silly me.
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