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My daughter is a college kid who earns her spending money by working as a server in a local steak restaurant. Tonight she waited on a table that ran up a bill of just over $100. The husband paid the bill and left $$ on the table for a tip. Then, while my daughter was standing there, the wife picked up the money and put it in her pocketbook and walked out, leaving my daughter $0 for her time and effort. It really hurts me to come home and find my daughter on the verge of tears because of some trash like that. This lady needs to pray that she never needs my help, because if she was in the middle of the road on fire, I wouldn't pee on her to put her out!!!
Ok, rant over, I feel a little better.
Says The Wizard of Oz!
I'm a server myself so this stirs up all kinds of feelings in me! People are just ridiculous sometimes! Unless the service was just terrible, tip your server! If you can't tip, don't eat out!
"Give him six" "We don't give a damn about the whole state of Alabama" "Grit N Grind"
Tips should automatically added to bill this would stop this nonsense. What an ### #### the wife is.
I agree completely. I always try to tip more if its good service and normal if its bad service. I have never been a server but I worked for burger king as my high school job. So I know what its like working with the public's food. You just never no what can happen as to why your service was bad. Everyone is just looking for a excuse to not tip. It's classless and pathetic.
I would not go to any restaurant that automatically added tips to bills. That would be the same as having to pay taxes even for a lousy government. If I were your daughter I would not worry about tips or focus on the money aspect of the job but just try to enjoy the job and enjoy the customers she meets and be as personable as she can and don't let tips affect her mood one way or the other. Keep that compartmentalized. That way her attitude will stay positive and she will see that her tips will take care of themselves.
This ^^^ - my mother taught us that if you can't afford the tip, you don't go out to eat!
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Used to be a server/ bartender for about 7years so I can definitely relate! Unfortunately there are people out there w no decency or understanding of what actually working for a wage is like, come across several in my time! This probably sounds stupid but now when I'm out w friends or family I dont hesitate to speak up to strangers who tend to belittle their servers if I hear it. my wife makes sure I either sit farthest away from other tables or we sit at the bar if our son isn't with us.
I disagree with this- it would punish really good servers. If tip is automatically added most dont tip additionally.
Completely agree. I served for 12 years and have managed for 5 more. Hated when they made us grat tables automatically. I averaged more without it. I used to keep pretty good books on my money.
Had a nightmare table as a manager one night. Couple with their child. Just one of those you can't make happy. They were completing about everything. I had cleared their check out and was on my way to tell them to leave that they owed nothing, when I saw the man throw his salad over his shoulder. I went back rung in everything including drinks. Gave them the bill with gratuity included (20%) and made them pay it. All my servers loved me from there on out. Not that they didn't anyway but....
Whatever the opposite of classy is, that woman is it.
I wouldn't go to a place that automatically adds a tip to my bill either, but to tell a 22 yr old college kid no to worry about the money aspect is completely wrong. I'm not sure what a server makes in your area, but here a server makes just a few pennies over $2/hr plus tips and they pay taxes on tips, so stiffing a server really hurts their pay.
As far as having to pay taxes for a lousy government....
This post was edited by CLEMSONVOL716 11 months ago
I have only left one bad tip in my life. It was completely the server's fault. I was angry enough to wait the additional 15 minutes on top of everything else for her to bring my change. I left the pathetic tip so that she knew I was displeased. But with that being said, I average about 20% for average service, especially when with a larger crowd. We have called managers over at times to let them know the server will get a better tip if gratuity is not included on the bill. My regular bartenders make out like bandits most of the time because the sneak my a free drink from time to time.
Man...that sucks. Sorry to hear that. I usually tip 20-25% regardless of service; I have a cousin who waited tables at Logans for a few years, so I've heard the trouble they go through and I try to be as generous as possible. I wish people were more considerate.
"What did he do? All he did was score!" - John Ward
Many mistakes that occur in restaurants have nothing to do with the server. Cooks make mistakes. Other servers can take your order by accident. Greeters can sit down a table and forget to tell the server.
But only the server gets stiffed come tip time. Kinda sucks.
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I totally agree if it were my daughter I'd be hacked off. Waiting tables is not breaking bricks but it ain't easy work either. I always try to leave the customary percentage when tipping--mostly because I've done the work and I know how hard it can be. Hopefully she doesn't let the actions of a few idiots discourage her ---hard work pays off!
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