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Tipping your waitress?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Afigueroa22, May 12, 2012.

  1. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

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    Everybody remembers the scene in Resevoir Dogs about tipping. If you haven't seen it yet then I implore you to watch it.

    Now, I have to say I am inclined to agree with Mr.Pink. I do not think a tip should be expected. It is something that is earned and is an extra incentive for your server to be kind and courteous.

    Just for the record, I tip about 85% of the time. Though I should say I rarely try new places so most of my servers are acquired friends.

    What do you think?
  2. Illini88228

    Illini88228 Well-Known Member

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  3. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    This topic was brought up some time ago and the arguments in that thread were epic for it's supporters and detractors. Mr. Pink did weigh heavily in that thread too. People hold strong opinions in regard to tipping. :laugh2: .

    I have no problem with tipping, I just don't like that it's become a given that's not predicated on service for some and they just expect it.
  4. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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  5. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

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    My mistake, I just came across the clip and tought I should give it a stab.
  6. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Naw I wasn't ragging on you about the topic, I just remember how strongly someone in that thread felt about tipping. Almost neurotic about it.
  7. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    My rule of thumb on tipping always has been if the bill is 20.00 or less I tip at least 50%. If it is over that then it's 40-50%.

    It's kinda like the 3rd Rock from the Sun video. I let the server start there and work their way down. If I get exceptional service I give more. But I NEVER tip less than 15% unless there is something terribly wrong the server did.
  8. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    20% to 25% always.
  9. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    Tipping 85% of the time is absolutely pathetic
  10. vta

    vta The Proletariat

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    Do mean that 85% of the time the wait-person isn't worth it?
  11. Teren_Kanan

    Teren_Kanan Well-Known Member

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    Tips are expected because it's the only money your server makes. Not tipping a server is the equivalent of your boss coming up to you and saying "I'm not paying you for today".

    Servers make less than minimum wage in hourly pay. The taxes on the tips they make are then taken out of the hourly wage pay. My 2 week paycheck is roughly 100-150$. 300$ a month doesn't pay for.. anything really.

    To top it off, most restaurants require servers to "Tip out" based on their sales. So they lose a % of their sales out of their tips. This is generally 3-5% of their sales. If you have a 100$ check, and you tip me 2$, you are quite literally taking 2$ out of my pocket as I still have to give 4% of that check to the restaurant.

    If servers made a regular hourly wage, then I would agree with the sentiment of it shouldn't be expected, but that's just not how it works.

    Tipping less for poor service is fine, tipping nothing should almost never happen. If you are tipping nothing, it should pretty much mean the server did things that should get him fired instantly.

    Anyhow, I INVOKE THE RIGHT OF RANCH DRESSING!

    SUMMON THE CRAZY RANCH LADY!!!!!!!!!!!! COME FORTH!

    The last thread got so epic.
  12. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    I've never left no tip

    Never

    So I tip 100% of the time
  13. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    :lmao2::bow:
  14. Afigueroa22

    Afigueroa22 Well-Known Member

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    Criticizing me off the bat renders your opinion useless. Why can't people attack the topic, not the person?
  15. CowboyFan74

    CowboyFan74 Cowboys Analyst

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    I heard one fella say
  16. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    You're a cheap *** dude
  17. dez_for_prez

    dez_for_prez Active Member

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    What about eating at McDonalds? Do you tip then?
  18. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    You tip **** waiters? I haven't left a tip on two occasions. The waiters were so terrible both times.....they didn't deserve tips.
  19. GloryDaysRBack

    GloryDaysRBack Well-Known Member

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    I have never had an experience where a server deserved nothing..ever
  20. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    The IRS taxes waitstaff based on their total sales on a shift/day so not leaving a tip costs the waitstaff right there.

    Second, servers have a loooooooooooooooooooooooong memory when it comes to getting stiffed on a tip. Leave 15% and ask to speak to the manager on the way put. NEVER piss off someone who's alone with your food. Ever.

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