I tip out 30%, the last place I worked was 40%. I'm curious what other waitpersons tip out elsewhere. Thanks
The last time I worked as a waiter it was a pulled house. Before that it was 10% to the bar and 20% to the busboy/girl.
Yep, we don't have a bartender at this new place, so I'm only tipping 30%. 15% goes to the busser, and the other 15% is divided among the 4 cooks and 2 dishwashers. It is still a big chunk of change. On Tuesday night I tipped out $64 :eek:
Tipping isn't such a big deal over here in the UK. People usually leave 10%, but it's very rare that I eat out. It makes me uncomfortable to be waited on after so many years of waiting on people.
Why should you have to tip anyone when you are doing the serving? This whole idea of tipping is stupid. Tipping should be banned. Pay people a decent wage and expect great service from them. Then tipping will be uncessary. It is a farce manufactured by the business owners to get people to pay more for their product so that they have less overhead. It's rediculous...even the drive through window at starbucks has a tip jar!
you should be banned from going to resturants cause if you're not going to include a tip then stay at home. yet i bet you still demand excellent service when you're being served in a resturant, despite the fact that you think tipping is stupid and YOU (being the perfect being that you think you are) would NEVER do anything stupid. are you going to pay 20% more for your meals when dining out so that servers will be paid a decent wage?
Isn't that what you are doing when you give a 20% tip anyways? Tipping is a horrible practice. A tip should be a gift not expected. America has it so messed up.
so what difference does it make if you give a 20% tip or if there's a 20% gratuity added to the bill or if you pay 20% for all of your meals and it gets passed down to the server as part of their wage?
no matter how you do it, the thing is you demand excellent service but are too cheap to pay for it.
You are missing the point. The businessmen (restaurant owners) have you by the balls. They are telling you to pay their employees AND pay for your dinner too. Doesn't that piss you off even the slightest bit?
South of Seattle wrote:
Isn't this what makes a business successful?
Why would anyone open a restaurant to break even? It's not like it's a non-profit organization?
Simple solution, Don't eat out.
No simple solution is to pay your own employees a fair wage and charge your customers a fair fee. Just as you expect from any other business.
just a thought; if a server is going to make the same wage wether they give you fast, friendly, excellent service or slow, unfriendly, crappy service where does the server get the incentive to give anyone the former instead of the latter?
I got tipped out 25 dollars tonight. I'm a bar back.
Just thought id share.
You could get utterly shit service and still be charged a gratuity of 20%. Doesn't seem fair to me.
See thats the problem. In dining, you are expected to give a 15-20% tip. In many restaurants now they even put the gratuity on the bill before you pay. So you have little choice in the matter anyways. You could get utterly shit service and still be charged a gratuity of 20%. Doesn't seem fair to me.
sure you have a choice. if the service is bad then don't tip as much. if the resturant puts the gratuity on the bill, don't eat there.
seriously, if tipping is such a hardship for you then stay at home for all of your meals.
South of Seattle wrote:
This is true and I agree with that. I believe this was mostly done because customers were not tipping properly in the 1st place.
Or from the other perspective, the restaurant was not paying its employees properly in the first place.
Do you know in Europe tipping is not expected and rarely done. Yet service there is usually exceptional. They stive to please the customer. How can this be? Because the employees are well paid by the business owners and propriety is held in high esteem.
Do you know how much UK waiters make per hour (pre-tip)?