Waiters and Waitresses Deserve Good Holiday Tips

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  1. Howardlittleton64

    Howardlittleton64 Benched

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    I always tip but I won't tip well if the service is crappy. You deserve what you earn.
  2. respectdatstar

    respectdatstar Member

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    So, only tip well during the holiday season? They only deserve it during this time of year?
  3. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    This ^

    I almost always tip 20% because I used to be a server and I understand. I even tip 20% in June and not just in December :D
  4. Shunpike

    Shunpike Well-Known Member

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    I always tip 20% minimum. If the server goes above and beyond I go up accordingly. If I get a bad service, i still tip 20%. Maybe I am too considerate I don't know. I also stack the plates when I am done. I always order on a timely manner and I always look at the waiter while ordering. So looks like I am a good customer :D
  5. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    20% isn't my minimum, it's my standard tip level. I will definitely tip less if I get terrible service and more if I get great service.
  6. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    my response to him was more about the fact that no server would complain about getting a bad tip if they give poor service. Yes some ave a knack for it and some have no clue but they don't last long usually.
    you are the ideal customer lol and honestly if I gave sub par service and you still gave 20% I would remember you and if you sat in my section again I would hook you up big time and even if you didn't sit in my section I would tell your server to take care of you cause you're cool as ****. But you are rare and it is not what we expect, for the most part we expect to get tipped based on the service we provide. If it is really busy and the kitchen screws your order up twice I know i'm most likely not getting a nice tip, at that point i'm doing damage control so you cover tip out.
    and this is what we expect except standard is 15% for most so that's what we expect for perfect service. And by perfect I mean greeting you in a reasonable amount of time, getting your drink order/bring them in a reasonable amount of time, answering any questions promptly and accurately, your food coming out right and in a reasonable amount of time, and if it isn't right rectifying the situation quickly, filling your drinks in a reasonable amount of time, clearing plates as your meal progresses, and bringing/picking up the check in a reasonable amount of time all while being at least somewhat personable/enthusiastic/friendly.

    wait times suck and a lot of hostesses suck and are pissed off that they aren't serving and making good money but your server can't help that and it affects how much you/a lot of people tip as well as a slow kitchen. The kitchen we expect to affect our tip but we at least have a little bit of say in that. If you have a server that is a **** to the kitchen and it is busy that kitchen person will drag their food on purpose. Sucks for you, you may like your server but they are being fake to you and this is the kitchens way of making their tip reflect what they deserve. Really good servers usually have really good relationships with kitchen people because they know that nothing affects their money more than quality of food served and time from ring in to time it is in front of you.
  7. Dodger

    Dodger Indomitable

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    They deserve good tips IF they do a good job.

    Problem is...at least where I live...the good job part is becoming less and less common. I go out for lunch about once a week with a buddy of mine from work, and my god...the level of service I see in this city is unbelievable...as in unbelievably pathetic. And I'm not a demanding guy. I don't expect the server's constant attention and no mistakes, but for ****'s sake. Every week, and I do mean every stinkin week, there's always something that pisses me off.

    I didn't order that. Wrong size of soup....even though I made it a POINT to SPECIFY. No silver...have to wait on that for 8 minutes. No napkins. Incorrect total on tab. Or, and this is the killer...waiting 20 minutes to pay. YOU SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO WAIT TO PAY.

    Every week. I used to complain to management, and sure, they knock off some of the tab, but nothing changes. Next week it's the same story.

    So, here's my message to any server out there: treat ME with some respect, and yeah, I tip well. Disappear for forever when I have to get back to work, and I leave nothing.
  8. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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  9. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    What if I tip like $3 on my own $12 check if I go out to eat with my friends?

    Typically I pay for myself but have others at my table. My minimum tip is $3 because sometimes 15-20% when paying for yourself is about $2.

    Do waiters make more money or less money off of a split bill?
  10. rkell87

    rkell87 Well-Known Member

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    we would be excited for 3 on 12, that is 25%. A split bill is as much of a crap shoot as any table, some tip well, some not so well. When we go out with friends we usually sneak a peek at what our friends tip, or find a reason to go back to the table when we are leaving and look and if they didn't tip adequately we make up the difference up to 15% on their bill on top of what we would normally tip but it usually isn't a problem
  11. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Don't eat yellow snow.
  12. Diogenes

    Diogenes Well-Known Member

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    Frank Zappa
  13. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama.
  14. Diogenes

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  15. CowboyMcCoy

    CowboyMcCoy Business is a Boomin

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    Just common decency. If you have 2-3 bucks, chances are you can come up with another 2-3 bucks. Being generous can make someone's night, especially someone who probably doesn't make that much in the first place. It's about not being self-centered and actually coming up with enough money to make a difference.

    And saying because your wife waited tables is like saying I'm not prejudice; I have ______ friends. You know what I mean? Chances are if I have to explain why you should tip at least marginally well, you won't get it anyway.
  16. Phrozen Phil

    Phrozen Phil Well-Known Member

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    Folks, if you want to pad your post count, just start a thread on waiters/waitresses or tipping. These threads just will not die. As one who is sympathetic to the Restaurant professionals, I usually stick to the 20% rule. I go out with a budget in mind and I will not return if service is lousy. Empty seats in any eating establishment speaks volumes.

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