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I always tip. The amount, depends on the quality of service. Good service, you'll get at least a 25% tip. Crappy service, 5-10%.
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I dont tip anywhere, unless its a sushi restaurant and its hella good. Its like every other job, they are paid to do it. You don't tip factory workers or McDonalds or furniture salespeople. Because they are getting paid to do a job.
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The difference is, that in most states, waiters and waitresses make less money per hour, and the tips are supposed to make up the rest of the wage.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipped_wage_in_the_United_States
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well i work at a place where tips are optional, and personally it depends on the situation. if i pour someone a cup of coffee, you really don't have to, if i have to make something [example a cappuccino or a sandwich] if you feel like throwing some change in the jar go for it, but i'm paid to do the job [please note baristas get more than wait staff] however, if i take your order, make your order, take it to your table, clear your table, and wash your dishes [as i did in my last job] i would appreciate a little something extra since i preformed 4 different peoples jobs. but tips should be a nice gesture for a job well done, not a mandatory obligation.

when i go out places, again, it depends. if i go to another cafe and i'm given change, unless i really need said change for laundry or whatever, i usually throw some coins in the tip jar. if i'm at a restaurant i tip, depending on the service i might tip more or less. fun fact, at the end of the month the manager gets a interact statement and the statement will include how much people tipped which person. if your service was horrible and you decide not to speak with the manager [which you should] leaving a minimal tip will make the manager question the person. the worst experience i ever had, i was the only table in the whole place and it was a weekday afternoon, left a one cent tip. worst experience ever. my boyfriend requestion no mustard or mayo, his burger came with it, we had to get the waitress who was sitting talking to the bar tender and when we told her she went 'is he allergic? no? then scrape it off.' and went back to talk with the bartender. [she did a lot more, but that was the highlight] on the other hand, i once tipped a girl 50$ [and our bill wasn't even half that] because of the womans outstanding service.

so really, it comes down the service, situation, and personality. even an 'ok' service i'll still tip the tax [about 15%] because i've worked in food service for 10 years and i still have many friends in the industry, i understand when the food is burnt, not the waiters fault, when the bars backed up, not the waitresses fault. i also know what the minimum wage for each job is, so maybe that person got a small raise, in my province its still bellow regular minimum wage.

i will say what upsets me, if you choose to tip a fast food worker [it happens] many places have policies where you could get fired for taking it because it compromises your integrity or something. personally thats stupid. if someone chooses to give someone an extra 50 cents or dollar or whatever from their change, let them.
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The Americans custom of having the customer essentially pay a waiter's/waitresses' salary, instead of having their boss pay them fairly, never fails to completely baffle me.
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What if I gave them...

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I always get really peeved when someone stiffs me or the fact that someone says "keep the change" and the said change is like $.83 from an almost $50 order. I always tip every time I go out because I know what it's like. Of course because of the type of person I am I do really well in the service industry. On average I make $15 an hour including my wage+tips. Last Sunday we were open for 6 hours and I got $80 in tips. Being a waitress can be a great job is your naturally a nice person but if your kinda sour it's definitely not the job for you. Serving is how I pay for cosplay and conventions while still paying the bills.
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Posted 3/1/16

Mr. Pink doesn't tip. I do tip tho


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