tips (to insure proper service)
Hmm

Frankfort, KY

#23 Jan 28, 2013
Some places actually have signs that tell people how the servers rely mainly on tips for their income. I don't remember how the signs are worded. It's a shame places need signs, but the servers at those places seem to do better.
Other places add gratuity in with the bill and pay the servers later, so the server makes a set percentage based off how many tables they wait on and the cost of the orders. Of course, they occasionally still get cash tips. Those are the best places to work.
hey there

Lawrenceburg, KY

#24 Jan 28, 2013
Ok well while we're tipping the servers lets tip the cooks for preparing it well and dishwashers for having it clean..oh and leave change for the restroom cleaning lady too
Hmm

Frankfort, KY

#25 Jan 28, 2013
hey there wrote:
Ok well while we're tipping the servers lets tip the cooks for preparing it well and dishwashers for having it clean..oh and leave change for the restroom cleaning lady too
If you think tipping is ridiculous, then you don't know how the system works and why servers are paid in tips.
You go wait on the public for about $3/hr and get no tips.
If servers were paid on salary only, they would have no incentive to wait on as many tables as possible and be as prompt and courteous as possible. You would just get robotic service....like a McD's cashier.
hmmm

Huntington, IN

#26 Jan 28, 2013
hey there wrote:
Ok well while we're tipping the servers lets tip the cooks for preparing it well and dishwashers for having it clean..oh and leave change for the restroom cleaning lady too
cooks get paid around 10 bucks and hour. Host and hostesses about 8 an hour......and bathroom cleaning ladys...yeah right.....hostess clean the bathrooms,servers clean the front of the house and the cooks clean the kitchen....people should tip. But lets face it....there will always be people who dont! It sucks....but we move on. I try and remember them so next time,i dont waste my time. And can focus on giving awsome service to the ones that do!
OhWhoaIsMe

Finchville, KY

#27 Jan 28, 2013
Pizza delivery drivers should be tipped too. They pay for their own gas and have wear and tear on their personal vehicles. A driver who is pleasant, gets your order correct the FIRST time and delivers in a timely fashion deserves it.
How about Us

Louisville, KY

#29 Jan 31, 2013
My wife and I went to Longhorn last saturday evening and the place was very busy. We got one of the little red flashing things and was told it would be about 40 minutes. It took about 55 minutes and then we were seated. The server took our drink order and we ordered an appitizer and our food at the same time. Our drinks and appitizer came at the same time and in a timely manor. Then a party of 16 was seated across the room. One hour later our server began apologizing to us for the long wait for our food. He explained that the party of 16 threw a kink in everything and he was REALLY SORRY. We finally got our food one hour and 15 minutes after we received our appitizer and drinks and the food was very good. My question is how much should I have tipped?
stupid

Frankfort, KY

#30 Jan 31, 2013
server wrote:
for those of u who like to eat out n have someone serve u your food n drink, u should leave a tip.we make 2$ n hour and have to pay taxes. if u cant afford to tip go to the drive thru.u shouldnt piss off the people that serve your food, we remember who u r
...and who the hell cares if you remember me?? I'm so sick of hearing you whinny [email protected]@'s crying about tips I could puke. If you don't like working where you work get another job and shut the heck up. I always tip, it may not be the amount you're looking for, but you need to be grateful for what you get. I don't always have a big lot of money to leave, but I do leave something.
well

Tucker, GA

#31 Jan 31, 2013
sad but true wrote:
i am a server, we do work hard for are money, i was workin on saturday morning when i seen a very nice suv pull up and a woman (nicely dressed) and her kids come in sit down, i waited on them, and i know they got good service, drinks stayed full food was out to them quickley n looked good, no complaints, and no tip, why no tip??? no idea, u would think, by the way she looked n what she was driving she at least could have left a buck or two. some people just dont tip...
Tell me this, why as a single mom when I walk in with my son should i have to see the disappointment in a waiters face. NEVER judge a book by its cover. You never know how much money people do or don't have. I had a waiter be a complete ass to my son and I and I guarantee I gave her the biggest tip she'd had all day, just to make her feel like an idiot.
a server

Mooresville, NC

#32 Feb 1, 2013
where i work I sit u down, get your order, make your order, cash u out and clean your table... I think I deserve a decent tip. ppl come in and eat make a mess tell me how good the service was and still don't tip. Ppl of Frankfort need to learn if you stiff me once fine but don't expect the same service should you come in again. I will not do extra for ya such as get refills on your drinks or what ever
Stop Being Stupid

Frankfort, KY

#33 Feb 1, 2013
Duh wrote:
<quoted text>Not proper service but prompt service you moron.
There's no reason it can't be "proper", you hyper-critical imbecile.
A great server

Frankfort, KY

#34 Feb 1, 2013
First of all, it is frustrating when I hear servers say, "I only make $2.13 an hour"! If that is true then you are in the wrong business. I get non-tippers, 10% tippers, 15% tippers and 20% tippers. I expect 20% and normally that's what I average. I make with my $2.13 an hour plus tips any where from $15 bucks to $30 bucks an hour depending on the day. I say all this to say if you are not making the same then maybe you're not doing your job at the table. One advantage I may have over servers who aren't making the kind of money they want is this, I ENJOY WAITING ON PEOPLE.
I get engaged with my tables and do my very best no matter who they are or what color they are.(bad tippers come in all colors) So I never judge a book by its cover, because some of my better tips come from the one you least expect. I could go on and on with this topic but will end with this. If you don't like your job, find another that will make you happy. Stay off your phone, quit running outside for a smoke every 15 minutes, stop trying to hook up with each other and instead spend all your time waiting on your guests and your tips will go up. There is a book written by a former server called the "Renegade Server" it is what I am and why I make great money.
I agree

Frankfort, KY

#35 Feb 1, 2013
I am amused when a waitress calls my husband honey and sweetie ! I guess she thinks he controls the tip(not).lol I always leave a good tip for good service. My husband is so tight he probably wouldn't leave anything. So my advice be nice to the ladies.
a server

Mooresville, NC

#36 Feb 2, 2013
A great server wrote:
First of all, it is frustrating when I hear servers say, "I only make $2.13 an hour"! If that is true then you are in the wrong business. I get non-tippers, 10% tippers, 15% tippers and 20% tippers. I expect 20% and normally that's what I average. I make with my $2.13 an hour plus tips any where from $15 bucks to $30 bucks an hour depending on the day. I say all this to say if you are not making the same then maybe you're not doing your job at the table. One advantage I may have over servers who aren't making the kind of money they want is this, I ENJOY WAITING ON PEOPLE.
I get engaged with my tables and do my very best no matter who they are or what color they are.(bad tippers come in all colors) So I never judge a book by its cover, because some of my better tips come from the one you least expect. I could go on and on with this topic but will end with this. If you don't like your job, find another that will make you happy. Stay off your phone, quit running outside for a smoke every 15 minutes, stop trying to hook up with each other and instead spend all your time waiting on your guests and your tips will go up. There is a book written by a former server called the "Renegade Server" it is what I am and why I make great money.
I too enjoy my work most of the time. And yes I too make good money it just gets on my nevers when a table comes in and does not tip me. Or if they say they don't have the money to tip...
Word

Cordova, TN

#37 Feb 2, 2013
I have a tip for ya...get a new job!!

And, since I own one of these places, let me catch you NOT attending to your tables...you can immediately refer back to the first statement.

The only people you aren't going to get tips from, in general, are the Sunday church crowd and KSU students. The rest of the folks, it depends on the server. If your tips suck, again, refer to the first statement.
Been there

Frankfort, KY

#38 Feb 2, 2013
Hmm wrote:
<quoted text>
10% is minimal standard regardless of good/bad service
20% or more would be about right for good service. That comes to about $8 if you had two $20 meals ($40 ticket)
Minimal standard???? You mean a server is entitled to 10% no matter what type of service? I disagree if I perform my job below standard to expect to be fired!
Not ur sweetie

Frankfort, KY

#39 Feb 2, 2013
I agree wrote:
I am amused when a waitress calls my husband honey and sweetie ! I guess she thinks he controls the tip(not).lol I always leave a good tip for good service. My husband is so tight he probably wouldn't leave anything. So my advice be nice to the ladies.
I find it offensive when a server at a table or drive thru calls me honey, sweetie, or darling. If you expect to be tipped like a professional you should conduct yourself like one. I expect if a supervisor referred to a server by one of those terms they would claim sexual harassment.
That Guy

Shepherdsville, KY

#40 Feb 2, 2013
Not ur sweetie wrote:
<quoted text>
I find it offensive when a server at a table or drive thru calls me honey, sweetie, or darling. If you expect to be tipped like a professional you should conduct yourself like one. I expect if a supervisor referred to a server by one of those terms they would claim sexual harassment.
Dude, loosen your shoestrings a little bit. If something that small offends you, you must have an incredibly stressful life. Life's too short to let such trivial stuff bother you.
How about us

Louisville, KY

#42 Feb 2, 2013
How about Us wrote:
My wife and I went to Longhorn last saturday evening and the place was very busy. We got one of the little red flashing things and was told it would be about 40 minutes. It took about 55 minutes and then we were seated. The server took our drink order and we ordered an appitizer and our food at the same time. Our drinks and appitizer came at the same time and in a timely manor. Then a party of 16 was seated across the room. One hour later our server began apologizing to us for the long wait for our food. He explained that the party of 16 threw a kink in everything and he was REALLY SORRY. We finally got our food one hour and 15 minutes after we received our appitizer and drinks and the food was very good. My question is how much should I have tipped?
So... I guess nobody can answer my question from above?? I just wanted to know how others would have tipped in our situation..
Wondering why

Frankfort, KY

#43 Feb 2, 2013
I would not have waited that long for my food. I think a half hour would have been long enough for my food to be served. If the server waited an hour before apologizing I would have been furious.If he waited that long I would have given him 10%.
The party should have nothing to do with your food being served since you had ordered first.
How about us

Louisville, KY

#44 Feb 2, 2013
Wondering why wrote:
I would not have waited that long for my food. I think a half hour would have been long enough for my food to be served. If the server waited an hour before apologizing I would have been furious.If he waited that long I would have given him 10%.
The party should have nothing to do with your food being served since you had ordered first.
Well, while my wife and I are very civil and passive people, we were not very happy with our service. I guess the main problem was the ky/ ole miss game. Our mistake was going out in Ffort to eat after the game. OUR BAD! So, I consider it our fault about the long wait to be seated but the long wait due to the party of 16 was totally on them. So, I requested our appitizer be comped and they agreed. Wild West Shrimp was $8.99, which was free. The server did a very good job (was very appoligetic and kept our drinks full plus comped us on our appitizer and our food was very good) so he got the $8.99 for the tip. So he got %20. I guess my point here is that it's not always the servers fault for lengthy waits or improperly cooked foods.(Wrong order is always servers fault). But if you are not satisfied with the service, by all means, let your server know and most times the problems can be resolved.

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