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Do you know how to tip your waitress ?
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Posted 4/2/08 , edited 4/2/08
I recently was taken out on a date to the typical movie and dancing afterwards, around 4am we ended up in a Denny's. I instantly realized that the waiter was friendly, competent, and very humorous as well. Every now and then making small jokes at my expense [i like to sip my coffee with a spoon -.-; ] I thought this man deserved a great tip, but i was preoccupied when it was time to leave, and when i remembered about the tip on the ride home, i asked my date how much he left, and he told me he left the man 2 dollars. i was stunned, i asked him 'didnt i tell you he was a great waiter ?' he said 'yeah you did, so i left him a good tip!' i was like seriously ?? you actually THINK that was a good tip ??! yeah after telling him exactly what i thought about his cheap butt, i was mortified ! i doubt ill ever be able to step foot in that denny's every again !

I personally used to work as a concierge for a very high class hotel, working there i learned exactly how to tip certain people . How you have to tip your waiter, how to tip the hostess to get a good table and promptly . How to tip the bellman who carried your bags, or even how to tip the concierge ! I used to get different degrees of tips . Either a 100 dollar bill for ordering that helicopter, or a 20 for getting that reservation at a fancy restaurant . Sometimes i accomplished tasks that even i couldnt believe i did, and i got no tip at all ! It was also my job to sample restaurants, and i never got charged for a meal, but i always left a sizable tip for the service .

In addition to that, i also worked for a short period, as a waitress for a fancy restaurant . It was standard to charge 18% gratuity on tables of 6 people and above . Tables under 6 would customarily leave anything from 10%-18% depending on your level of satisfaction . Sometimes i got over 18%, sometimes i got less than 10% . I understand everyone has different circumstances, some dont have enough to tip well, some are cheap and dont want to tip well, but MOST dont know how to tip .

I was curious to find out how many people are guilty of leaving a truly horrible tip, and who in fact realize that some jobs depend on tips . Waitresses do not even get minimum wage, contrary to popular belief . They get paid $3.25 an hour on average .

So who here, supports their local waitresses ?? o.O
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Posted 4/2/08
Exactly 6% for very poor service
+ $5.00 for poor service
+ $10.00 + for good - best

Im quite stingy. :P
How come the standard tip here is 6%. Or am I just mistaken.
Posted 4/2/08
Yea, it depends on the waitress and the service. If they have a bad attitude and will not check up on your table, I'm gonna tip on how well they perform. We went to Outback and the service was awesome. She always glanced at our table to make sure we had water/drinks filled up, she asked if we needed A1 sauce, having small conversations, and she didn't rush us to finish. So, after the meal, I gave a $10 tip. I don't know how much the others tipped her though..
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i usually tip about $5+ but one of my friend never tips no matter how good the service it was.
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n_n303 wrote:

i usually give 5-15 dollars tip, depending on the service and the restaurant. My friend used to give 2 dollars tips too. I was shocked when i first heard that people give only 2 dollars. =____=
Even if the waiter or waitress is bad, i atleast give a 5 dollar instead of nothing. Some people dont even tip since the service was slow. You have to understand that they are weighing other tables as well. I dont know.

the biggest tip i ever gave was 22 dollars
the smallest was 5 bucks.
average day tip depending on how much i ate.. 10-17 dollars
never really went to a REAL fancy fancy restaurant so i wouldnt know how much you should tip them .__.


ok, in Ontario it's 10% before tax. So it depends on how much you eat or how much the service cost.
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Posted 4/2/08
around here it's either the smallest bill with the change or the loose change...
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n_n303 wrote:

^ 10%? you sure?
how much do you usually tip ailin?


I am sure!
I tip 10%... no more no less. If the waiter was really pleasant looking, I would tip 20%
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25 / M / Stamford, CT
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Posted 4/2/08
usually give them about $5-$10!! might give more if i'm a regular attender!!
Posted 4/2/08
My cousin (who works at a friend's sushi restaurant), told me that if you get good service, you tip 15%.
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Posted 4/2/08
15% I have this nifty little tip card that I use lol though usually depends on the service
Posted 4/2/08
i always tip 20% at least...
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104 / F / Indianapolis, Ind...
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Hm. I guess I rank in the top tippers. My thing is breakfast. I go to the same place and my breakfast costs $4.75 and I leave a $5.00 tip....especially when the service is fast and the waitress or waiter acts like they're really wanting to serve. I generally get GREAT service there, too!
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26 / F / Corner of No and...
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I always thought it was 10% < and unless the service is crappy or he/she has a bitchy attitude, that's how much of a tip I leave.
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My dad works in a restaurant( in D.C. )and he says that the tip should be between 15%-20% depending on how good the service was.
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