How do you give tips?

Posted 4/23/19 , edited 4/23/19
How do you tip waiters/waitresses?
Posted 4/23/19 , edited 4/23/19
15% to 25% of the subtotal, depending on the service level.
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Posted 4/23/19 , edited 4/23/19
An amount.

Anything under 30 to 40$ I tip 5$.

Anything over 70$ ill tip 10$

I believe in 13%, not 20%, because minimum wage went up 20%, so dont give me a fucking sour face if you feel you've been put down . You know I kinda get sick of it in a way, but thats how a lot of people make their money, but you best believe I am not tipping 20%, no way in hell. Unless I had a 5 star meal and excellent service going above and beyond. I can easily show myself a good time on my own.

Like im already there for one thing and one thing only, ive seen quality , ive seen the quality of interacting with customers and going beyond to make the atmospher more enjoyable and not just putting that fake smile on your face.

Sorry got a little ramble
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Posted 4/23/19 , edited 4/23/19
I don't ever order much, so 2 bucks would pretty much be 15 percent, so I tip on service. if it's an empty room and they don't bother with me they get a buck, if they are good then 3 bucks, any more than that it's basically 50% based upon a ten buck meal.
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Posted 4/23/19 , edited 4/23/19
in Cali wait staff get the same minimum wage everyone gets. Besides, I'd rather tip the chef
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Posted 4/23/19 , edited 4/23/19
Sooo I'm a waitress, been a waitress for 2 years bleh bleh bleh. For me, when I tip, it's definitely based on service, since I know what it's like to be a server. I know how hard I try to give guests a great experience that will make them A, laugh and feel welcome and B, give me good money ;-; There's definitely a difference between giving a fake smile a genuine experience because I have days where I'm not really feeling it AS IN ANY JOB. HOWEVER, it's a job where I'm expected to make people happy and comfortable. I've made grumpy people not-so grumpy, and that makes my day.

So yeah, whenever I go out to dinner, I PLAN on tipping $10, meaning I set that money aside for the meal. Depending on the service, they will be tipped either $5-$10. And I eat by myself mostly, so my meals cost anywhere from $12-$20 aside from the tip anyways. I don't really go out to eat that much.

If you can't plan on setting aside that amount of money for a tip, don't bother going out at all. It's not that hard to plan "Oh I'm going out somewhere nice, somewhere for a special occasion, I need to remember to bring X amount of money for a tip" Because until they make paying us $2.35 an hour ILLEGAL, there are STILL PEOPLE LIVING OFF OF THIS MONEY BECAUSE WE NEED IT. And again, this is coming from the perspective of someone who works in this industry. Gosh, I've served a $200 check and gotten $13 out of it. I gave them my best service, they were kind people, they just didn't understand tipping. It happens.


I really rambled on this one, so it's all over the place xD I just don't have any sort of respect for people who don't leave tips or claim they can't leave AT LEAST $5 as a tip. Just slap a Lincoln down, kids.

Posted 4/23/19 , edited 4/23/19
Almost always tip 5-7 dollars bc they get minimum wage in my province & my total is usually low.
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Posted 4/23/19 , edited 4/24/19
I only eat out cause I can't cook, so its nice to eat something other than ramen (I have tried learning but I burn everything, I've even set mcds toaster oven on fire one time- it was kinda hilarious). But it's not like I'm making that much higher than minimum wage either, so its rude when people are like if you can't afford a 20% tip, don't eat. I still tip the minimum ( 15%) plus at least I'm supporting a local restaurant, instead of a corporation like McDonalds. And I'm as non-confrontational as you can get, enough that I can sit there waiting for my bill forever before somebody notices me.
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Posted 4/23/19 , edited 4/23/19
Depending on their performance, 10-20usd, but they can also get nothing if they're a terrible server.
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Posted 4/25/19 , edited 4/25/19
If I have change than I usually give it away.
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Posted 4/25/19 , edited 4/25/19
I'm against gratuity because it gives manager's the excuse to exploit the lowest economical class by saying that their wage is supported by whatever they may or may not be tipped that day/week, regardless of seasonal revenue and the likes. It's frankly absurd that people are still this lacking in formal education and pretend that it's a problem that can't be solved.

A couple of places in Oslo, Norway, tried to begin this trend recently by guilting people into tipping on the receipt and what not, and they got their ass handed to them by the public as a result. Waiters earn more than enough here, and introducing tips as an additional form of wage will only make it so that manager's can lower or halt their wage as the consumer price index grows, and they in a couple of years from now earn just as much as they did before. Before you know it we have the same shit standards that they do in the U.S. and other places. All I can say is hell no.
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Posted 4/25/19 , edited 4/25/19
If I am being served at the counter, like Dunkin Donuts or other fast food place, the tip is the change. Normal at a restaurant is 15% but I am too lazy to do the extra calculation so I tip 20%. If the service is terrible, I leave a penny. If the waitress is pretty and I want her to be happy to see me walk in the door, 30%. On holidays, like Easter, Christmas, or New Years, the minumum tip is 20% plus $20 as a thank you for giving up their family time.
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