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Posted 2/29/16
The tip is given right at the end so it's not like you would be able to do much anyway. But people should be free to tip or not.
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It's amazing how tipping alters culturaly, you could proberly do a whole study on it if you wanted! Myself I feel if a tip is earned then it should be given, equally I would'nt expect one if I hadn't givem good enough service!
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I always give tips.. When going with family I always make a joke that I'll give them piece of gum for tip, of course I wouldn't do that.
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My parents would ALWAys tip for about everything and its usually 20%. Usually we always pay tip in restaurants, taxis, packages.
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Posted 2/29/16

Ranwolf wrote:

Ya know I always found the tip thing odd. In North America its' expected, demanded almost. In Europe it's welcomed but not expected. And the two times I've been to Japan I've found out they consider tipping an insult.


Yea that is the mess up part of it. Personality I do tip but rather tip because of good service, not because I'm covering their paychecks. I think their is a restaurant here in the states that the owner/cook does not want people tipping his waiter/waitress. Mainly he gives them a decent paycheck.
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Watch this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_vivC7c_1k
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paul25454 wrote:

Watch this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_vivC7c_1k


^^^This was great

I too wish we would get rid of tipping culture in America, but the restaurateurs will never go for it.
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As others have already stated above, you don't know if the person is going to tip well or at all until the end of the meal (unless of course they are a frequent customer whom you know doesn't tip well) so it never effects the way I treat any of my guests. Hell, even, if I have had them before and they are shitty tippers I will still provide them with good service. I will not, however, go out of my way to prioritize them ahead of my other tables if I know they are only going to leave me a few dollars at most. I work in a chain restaurant, so we have a large volume of customers and therefore don't have many "regular customers" like one might encounter in a locally owned diner or family restaurant, so aside from the occasional requests I get from a returning guest to be seated in my section I basically just have to hope for the best with each table and keep my fingers crossed that they find my service satisfactory and are inclined to tip well. The only thing that kills me is when you get the people that have the money to run up a very high check with appetizers, bar drinks, entrees, desserts, cappuccinos, etc. and then they don't even leave 15-18% I'm sorry but if you can afford to run up a decent check you should be courteous enough to leave a decent tip as long as your food was prepared to your liking and the service was good. Also I feel like most people don't realize, at least in the state of PA, servers are paid $2.83/hr so yes my entire check is based off tips. 95% of the weeks in a year after taxes are deducted my check is $0. I'm not trying to say that people don't have the right to choose not to tip but I will say that it speaks volumes to me about the empathy they are capable of feeling for another human being.
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well idk i have never worked in food service and i don't know how it is in other countries but in the USA most places pay far below min wage to the waiters/waitress and those tips are literally what they live on -- how they eat and pay their bills.

also, many (not all) of these servers have skills, but 1) finding a decent job isn't always easy, or 2) they are currently in school obtaining a decent education. Because, not everybody has well-off parents who can pay for college. Sometimes the students have to pay for it on their own. So they get a job. And it's difficult to find a job that works around a school schedule and pays decent. There's sometimes jobs on campus, if one is qualified and if there are any available and if one can pass the interviews.

/shrug
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I'm curious, how much should we tip? I was thinking 20% of the meal I brought? So for example if I brought a meal that cost 25.00 dollar (Steak for example) so that 25.00 x 20% = 5.00. I usually tip 10 dollar in the past on every meal I had.

So question is how much percentage is fair? 20%? 30%? I alway asked them if they're happy with the tip and they alway said yes and thanked me.. But not sure 100%. Since I alway tip them 10.00 dollar.

So should we tip them based on the meal cost x some percentage?
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paganchick wrote:

As others have already stated above, you don't know if the person is going to tip well or at all until the end of the meal (unless of course they are a frequent customer whom you know doesn't tip well) so it never effects the way I treat any of my guests. Hell, even, if I have had them before and they are shitty tippers I will still provide them with good service. I will not, however, go out of my way to prioritize them ahead of my other tables if I know they are only going to leave me a few dollars at most. I work in a chain restaurant, so we have a large volume of customers and therefore don't have many "regular customers" like one might encounter in a locally owned diner or family restaurant, so aside from the occasional requests I get from a returning guest to be seated in my section I basically just have to hope for the best with each table and keep my fingers crossed that they find my service satisfactory and are inclined to tip well. The only thing that kills me is when you get the people that have the money to run up a very high check with appetizers, bar drinks, entrees, desserts, cappuccinos, etc. and then they don't even leave 15-18% I'm sorry but if you can afford to run up a decent check you should be courteous enough to leave a decent tip as long as your food was prepared to your liking and the service was good. Also I feel like most people don't realize, at least in the state of PA, servers are paid $2.83/hr so yes my entire check is based off tips. 95% of the weeks in a year after taxes are deducted my check is $0. I'm not trying to say that people don't have the right to choose not to tip but I will say that it speaks volumes to me about the empathy they are capable of feeling for another human being.




I don't think that fair that they only make 2.83 an hour.. They should at least make around 7.50 or 9.00 dollars.

I recall some place don't accept tips, I think its because they get paid well.. like 12.00 dollars an hour?
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dotsforlife wrote:

I mean if they want to be just as much of a piece of shit as the customer then be my guest. There's always going to be a few bad customers you get, but it comes with the job. If you decide to act in a negative fashion over spilled milk then you're not really any better and should move onto another job.

In the US it's normal to tip. Usually 15-20% for good/normal service. More if it excels or gratuity is involved.
EU usually doesn't do tips. They do things differently for the most part from what I've heard/experienced.


The reason the 15-20% tip is not something they do in Europe for food is because that amount ends up already included in your final bill. Thus no need to tip the person (as you would be overpaying them there). Tips in America are welcomed because they don't add on an extra 20% to the food costs on a bill until you someone up tipping your waiter/waitress. I've only been to England twice and Canada once but I noticed slightly higher food prices I believe in part because of this.
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Posted 3/1/16 , edited 3/1/16

ZavinRoyalheart wrote:

You know what's funny. They've done studies and you don't really get bigger tips for better service.


My base is 15%, and I adjust to fit my service. I have gone up to over 30%, and my lowest was roughly 5% (I was pissed). My base is for when I feel neutral. Everyone I've eaten out with does something similar.
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Posted 3/1/16

JanusCascade wrote:

I'm curious, how much should we tip? I was thinking 20% of the meal I brought? So for example if I brought a meal that cost 25.00 dollar (Steak for example) so that 25.00 x 20% = 5.00. I usually tip 10 dollar in the past on every meal I had.

So question is how much percentage is fair? 20%? 30%? I alway asked them if they're happy with the tip and they alway said yes and thanked me.. But not sure 100%. Since I alway tip them 10.00 dollar.

So should we tip them based on the meal cost x some percentage?


If you're in the US 20% is the norm usually. Most people will lower that or raise it depending on the service. No waiter/waitress will complain about a 20% tip in the US usually.
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i'd curse them in my head. One the outside i'd be praying to never serve them again. but i wouldn't be rude to them, atleast not while i'm still at work.
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