Attention Restaurant Patrons

Attention Restaurant Patrons

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broke and busted

Charleston, WV

#1 Mar 28, 2011
when you go out to your favorite place to eat or any place that has a wait staff keep in mind that in most cases the server only makes 2.13 an hour plus tips. So common sense would tell you that the tips they make is the meat & potatoes of their income. Keeping this all in mind when done eating and the check comes and then gets paid. It is very important that you get up and leave or at least move to bar area so that it frees up the table for other patrons. In order to make the tips the server lives on first and foremost their tables must be available to re-seat. If you are sitting and not allowing the table to be re-seated it is the same as going into their pockets and taking their money. With the gas and cost of living rising daily it is selfish and completely self absorbed to not consider the other patrons who are waiting to sit and not to mention the fact you are basically taking food off the table of waiter / waitress's children and/ or family..........
So if you find yourself done eating and the check is paid and just cant pull yourself away from your conversation the polite thing to do would be find another place you can continue your evening without disrupting business or at least compensate by leaving $10. for every hour you take the table up ( thats the average of an hours pay at the end of the day)
If you feel the need to camp please visit one of the many very beautiful state parks West Virginia has to offer not one of my tables because im trying to make a living.......thanks
customer

Oakvale, WV

#2 Mar 29, 2011
Let’s take this back to the restaurant industry. There are certain things that I expect:

1. I expect to be seated promptly in a comfortable area of the restaurant.(Please note climate control!)
2. I expect to be greeted by my server immediately. The server should be smiling, and offer me a drink.
3. I expect my server to limit the amount of “specials” garb that they word vomit.
4. I expect to be given enough time to decide what I want, without pressure, but not to be forgotten about.
5. I expect my soda to be refilled when it’s still 1/4 full.
6. I expect my food to arrive promptly and at the correct temperature.
7. I expect an appropriate amount of time between appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
8. I expect an attentive server – without being harassed!
9. I expect an apology from someone if things are taking longer than expected.

It’s not a lot to ask, and they are all pretty standard things. We continue to shell out tips, even when we feel the servers don’t deserve it. We feel like we’ll be judged or looked upon poorly if we don’t shell out big bucks for mediocre service. Think about what your expectations are next time you’re calculating the tip at the end of your meal.

If you’re in the restaurant industry – Here’s a tip. Refill My Soda.

from http://pointlessbs.com/...
on the watch

Charleston, WV

#3 Mar 29, 2011
If you're a server with any experience you can see the non-tippers and complainers coming from the parking lot. And we hate you. You don't control your kids, you think we're your own personal slaves, and you can spend $50 for a meal and drinks and just breeze out the door with $2 crumpled dollar bills left on your dirty, filthy, sticky table.
Rick

Oakvale, WV

#4 Mar 29, 2011
When I go to a restaurant I do not tip.
This is like panhandling and I don't give my hard earned money to bums.
It is funny, when I go to a Mcdonalds, those employees don't ask for tips, so why should you demand a tip?
It also disgusts me that these young girls flirt with men trying to get a bigger tip.
Those hoes may as well work in a strip club for money.
Just sayin ---

Charleston, WV

#5 Mar 29, 2011
If I do poorly at my job, then I dont get a raise. The business is spending money on me to do a good job.
If I go to a restaurant, I am the one spending money and I expect the restaurant staff to do a good job. If they do, I tip acccordingly. If they dont, then I dont.
What bothers me is the fact a lot of wait staff thinks they are entitled to a full 15% tip regardless. Not! I know they are working for pennies and I know it has to be hard but if they truly care about the tip, then they will act like they do.
Another thing that really bothers me are these restaurants that automatically add a tip to their check if over so many people. They are the ones paying their employees low rates, why are they also passing along payroll salary responsibility to the customers. Normally the big groups are the ones that will tip anyway.
Not that I really feel strongly one way or the other about this...I just happened to land here during a google search but thought I would put my 2 cents in for the heck of it.
The automatic tip in the restaurants does tick me off though. Just sayin ...:)
NEVER AGAIN

Bluefield, WV

#6 Mar 29, 2011
We have visited Hooters of Charleston, WV several times lately recently we have had more than one waitress to "add" or charge additional tips to our ticket. The first time it happened we thought it was an honest mistake this time I believe it has become a general pratice at their resturant. On 3-25-2011 Bailey was our waitress she took it upon herself to add a $19.47 tip to my card to make it an even $90 charged. We had left a cash tip on the table. This has happened twice to us now and we will NO longer visit their resturant and will make sure to pass this information on to everyone we come in contact with!
I would love to tip well to our waiters and waitress but when they steal "piss on them"!
Get some manners : )

Charleston, WV

#7 Mar 29, 2011
If you can't afford it don't go out to eat. It's that simple. If you get bad service we spotted you and knew you were a waste of our time. If you want 5 star service go to a 5 star restaurant. If not then go to mc donalds! Oh and to the lady who made out the detailed list, a good server will do those but you have to realize you aren't the only person who received their welfare check that week so go back to preschool and learn some patience. Yea, Rick, that's the most Jewish comment I've heard. Like I said, if you don't have the money then make a corn dog. Sorry we can't help it our corporations pay us "pennies" but if you can't complain then 20% is expected. Oh wait never mind not at your favorite place which must be shoneys. And to the dummy who went to hooters all I can say is it comes with the package. You people need to get some class, thank God I graduate college this semester because it's people like you all that make me laugh when you drink my spit :)
broke and busted

Charleston, WV

#8 Mar 29, 2011
Not sure how this got off on a competition of who can be the cheapest or who is the biggest douche when it comes to tipping. regardless i agree that u should tip according to service given & if u come to where i work and i give u shit service then i deserve a shit tip....but it wont happen ....but what the goal was to inform the restaurant goin crowd that sitting at a table when the bill is paid for a long period of time is rude and in my eyes unacceptable. Since most of you are focused more on even having to tip though is really unnerving i never knew there were so many jackasses around..and you wonder why west virginia is singled out as a backwoods sister-loving state.....
Casey

Saint Albans, WV

#9 Mar 29, 2011
Get some manners sounds like to me you need some class talking about spitting in customers drinks.
Peter

Charleston, WV

#10 Mar 30, 2011
[QUOTE who="Get some manners :)"]If you can't afford it don't go out to eat. It's that simple. If you get bad service we spotted you and knew you were a waste of our time. If you want 5 star service go to a 5 star restaurant. If not then go to mc donalds! Oh and to the lady who made out the detailed list, a good server will do those but you have to realize you aren't the only person who received their welfare check that week so go back to preschool and learn some patience. Yea, Rick, that's the most Jewish comment I've heard. Like I said, if you don't have the money then make a corn dog. Sorry we can't help it our corporations pay us "pennies" but if you can't complain then 20% is expected. Oh wait never mind not at your favorite place which must be shoneys. And to the dummy who went to hooters all I can say is it comes with the package. You people need to get some class, thank God I graduate college this semester because it's people like you all that make me laugh when you drink my spit :)[/QUOTE]

With your bad attitude, I doubt you get many tips. Your logic is stupid...obviously just like you. If you want good tips, you must be respectful and provide good service. Don't expect a free handout. College degree or not....with your attitude, I see Welfare in your near future. Well, if you're not already on it that is....since you expect free handouts.
on the watch

Charleston, WV

#11 Mar 30, 2011
I've seen people make $100 on a good night to $15 on a bad night, waiting tables has its up and downs but it has very little stability. Making cash daily is a bad temptation for addictive personalities; it may be a wide generalization but most servers/waiters have a habit to feed. It's easy to ignore bills when you get off at 11 or 12 at night with $70 in cash and a long night of partying ahead.
Pansy

Charleston, WV

#12 Mar 31, 2011
Maybe you terrible waitresses/waiters can check your bad attitude at the door before entering work. This way you can make good tips and pay your bills. Don't blame others if you can't pay your bills because you don't get good tips....
vern

Oakvale, WV

#13 Mar 31, 2011
I think it is a shame that people get paid by their employer to do a job and then turn around and ask customers for handout tips.
JollyMolly

Charleston, WV

#14 Mar 31, 2011
vern wrote:
I think it is a shame that people get paid by their employer to do a job and then turn around and ask customers for handout tips.
If the employers would pay them a decent wage, then we wouldnt have to foot the bill. It most definately should be the responsibility of the employer. On the other hand, if a person chooses that line of work, they shouldn't complain. Low tips is a risk they're taking.
Penny

Dunbar, WV

#15 Mar 31, 2011
vern wrote:
I think it is a shame that people get paid by their employer to do a job and then turn around and ask customers for handout tips.
Do you just change your name everytime you post something all the way from Rochester, NY?? Evidentally your spoiled and have never had to do this line of work????? Have you ever watched the movie "Waiting"??
Penny

Dunbar, WV

#16 Mar 31, 2011
on the watch wrote:
I've seen people make $100 on a good night to $15 on a bad night, waiting tables has its up and downs but it has very little stability. Making cash daily is a bad temptation for addictive personalities; it may be a wide generalization but most servers/waiters have a habit to feed. It's easy to ignore bills when you get off at 11 or 12 at night with $70 in cash and a long night of partying ahead.
So only rest. employees go partying everynight is what your saying? Little sterotypical wouldn't you say? I know many lawyers, doctors, surgeons, senators, delegates, police officers, dentist, teachers, etc that are out drinking and drugging it up to many nights a week also.
Think

United States

#17 Mar 31, 2011
Penny wrote:
<quoted text>Do you just change your name everytime you post something all the way from Rochester, NY?? Evidentally your spoiled and have never had to do this line of work????? Have you ever watched the movie "Waiting"??
FYI, if you see Rochester, it usually means AOL is their Internet provider.
You gotta be kidding me

United States

#18 Mar 31, 2011
This person acts like they're performing a crucial operation or something. GET OVER YOURSELF, nobody needs this little "extra set of rules." I believe in common courtesy but you're crazy if you think I'm gonna leave $10 behind every time. It is not my responsibility to pay your salary and if you're unhappy with that, welcome to the real world. All of the things you listed are just part of your job, take the good with the bad because nobody's job is perfect. I wish I knew who you were so I could NEVER tip your ungrateful ass.
Get some manners : )

United States

#19 Mar 31, 2011
You gotta be kidding me wrote:
This person acts like they're performing a crucial operation or something. GET OVER YOURSELF, nobody needs this little "extra set of rules." I believe in common courtesy but you're crazy if you think I'm gonna leave $10 behind every time. It is not my responsibility to pay your salary and if you're unhappy with that, welcome to the real world. All of the things you listed are just part of your job, take the good with the bad because nobody's job is perfect. I wish I knew who you were so I could NEVER tip your ungrateful ass.
Yea then don't come out to eat until you have money to tip or make your shit at home..
Penny

Dunbar, WV

#20 Mar 31, 2011
Some people just don't have a clue. That's why those ungrateful uptight spoiled morons can be spotted as soon as they are sat, and need to worry about what they are eating and drinking. Silent laughs are the best......

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