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OverIt

Colorado City, TX

#41 Apr 8, 2011
I think everyone should have to work in a restuarant and with the public at some point in time. There are alot of people out there that are more fortunate than others and think their $hit don't stink. That's a big problem in today's society.
Dummy

Newark, NJ

#42 Apr 9, 2011
If everyone would stay out of debt & quit buying everything on BORROWED cash, nobody would need to cry about a poor tip. Come on people...
wvuGL

Hamlin, WV

#43 Apr 19, 2011
2 things)
1) its BS that the restaurant business gets to pay people less than minimum wage.
2) that being said, its no harder to bring me a steak than it is to bring me a bowl of soup on the waiter/waitress's part. So the % tip thing is kind of BS as well. I always tip very fairly, but its amazing what waiters/waitresses believe they are entitled to just for doing the basics of their job. They drop that "25%" crap when your bill is only $8 too, then they want like a $5 minimum or something.
3) bottom line: don't be a cheapass and not tip, at the same time don't demand top tips if i see a food runner bringing me my food or if my drinks sit on empty for long. As far as the 'get up and move if you are talking' crap...that's exactly what it is: crap. You want regulars that tip well or you wanna run me off so you can get the next table? Pick your poison. You can't expect great tips while rushing people to pack it up. If I essentially just paid you $15-$20 to bring me a couple plates from across the room, lets not act like I'm wasting your time because I want to relax at the booth
wvuGL

Hamlin, WV

#44 Apr 19, 2011
OverIt wrote:
I think everyone should have to work in a restuarant and with the public at some point in time. There are alot of people out there that are more fortunate than others and think their $hit don't stink. That's a big problem in today's society.
The fact that you think successful people are just "more fortunate" is a big problem in today's society
Tipper

Clare, MI

#45 Apr 19, 2011
OverIt wrote:
I think everyone should have to work in a restuarant and with the public at some point in time. There are alot of people out there that are more fortunate than others and think their $hit don't stink. That's a big problem in today's society.
Waaa Waaa Waaa you choose your own path in life. no need to knock the ones who went to college or bettered their life in some way. That doesn't mean they think they are better. Sounds thay you have made that assumption all by yourself with your jaded and jealous views. If u want a better life...make one! Loser
Supporter

Huntington, WV

#46 Apr 19, 2011
I agree with wvuGL. Paying a certain percent of the bill as a tip is stupid. Should have to pay less tip if you have to pay more for a meal.
Charleston Resident

Alexandria, VA

#47 Sep 1, 2013
I tip usually $5.00-$10.00 sometimes.
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ol girl

United States

#49 Sep 4, 2013
I personally think the companies should pay the wait staff more. They are making money hand over fist and they can only pay a server $2.13 a hour, and they haven't gotten a raise for as long as I can remember. We pay alot for the meals when we eat out. When the family goes to dinner, 3 of us, we usually spend over $60.00. That is alot of money for 1 dinner then you are expected to pay 20% on top of that. I was a server for many years. Loved the job. Not only did I have to wait on patrons, but I also had alot of side work and cleaning to do. It's a hard job and at times I miss the face to face contact with people. I still think you should tip but 20% is alot when these companies are making millions. If I get good service I tip well. If I dont get good service I still tip, but not 20%.
Local server

Charleston, WV

#50 Sep 4, 2013
ol girl wrote:
I personally think the companies should pay the wait staff more. They are making money hand over fist and they can only pay a server $2.13 a hour, and they haven't gotten a raise for as long as I can remember. We pay alot for the meals when we eat out. When the family goes to dinner, 3 of us, we usually spend over $60.00. That is alot of money for 1 dinner then you are expected to pay 20% on top of that. I was a server for many years. Loved the job. Not only did I have to wait on patrons, but I also had alot of side work and cleaning to do. It's a hard job and at times I miss the face to face contact with people. I still think you should tip but 20% is alot when these companies are making millions. If I get good service I tip well. If I dont get good service I still tip, but not 20%.
I agree! Server wage hasnt been changed.since 1993! And tips have gone down. I understand the ecomony has changed but people go.out to eat when they.dont want to cook but it seems as if they dont want to pay for good service. And before.anyone starts slamming me for doing a job they think is beneith them, you gotta work your way.through.college some how!! ;)
just me

Brooklyn, NY

#51 Sep 5, 2013
Servers have to report their tips at the end of the night. If tip money + the 2.13 doesn't equal out to minimum wage the employer has to pay the difference.
trucker69

Oklahoma City, OK

#52 Sep 10, 2013
I understand that servers make their money off tips and I tip well when I get good service is i get bad servise I tip bad. I do not think a tip should be automaticly included in your bill a tip is a tip not a charge.
Pedro

Brookneal, VA

#53 Sep 10, 2013
customer wrote:
Letís 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 ďspecialsĒ 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 itís 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 Ė without being harassed!
9. I expect an apology from someone if things are taking longer than expected.
Itís not a lot to ask, and they are all pretty standard things. We continue to shell out tips, even when we feel the servers donít deserve it. We feel like weíll be judged or looked upon poorly if we donít shell out big bucks for mediocre service. Think about what your expectations are next time youíre calculating the tip at the end of your meal.
If youíre in the restaurant industry Ė Hereís a tip. Refill My Soda.
from http://pointlessbs.com/...
Good luck!

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