African Americans Don't Tip

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Ashamed

Jackson, TN

#1 Nov 21, 2012
I would like to start by saying I am a proud black male. I have class, manners, and a job. With that being said I must say many of my race make us all look aweful when they go out to eat and leave little to nothing for a tip. I have watched this happen week after week and don't get it.. I enjoy eating out and having someone wait on me hand and foot. I also realize this comes with a price, in the form of a tip. If you can't afford to leave a few dollars on the table, you should be going to a fast food rest. Stop making us all look bad by acting ignorant.
Guest

Duluth, GA

#2 Nov 21, 2012
Very well said.
Tyrone Haywood

Jackson, TN

#3 Nov 21, 2012
Werd
I dont get it

United States

#4 Nov 21, 2012
I have served in restaurants in highschool an college I first noticed this at my first serving job I never understood they run u to death extra everything ranch hot sauce drinks make lemonade and expect freebees then when u cant wait on them hand and foot they want a manager now dont get me wrong some of them know how to tip I got a $50 tip off a very nice black cupple jus recently but majority jus dont ever tip...i really dont get it but I think its funny when black server dont even want to wait on their own race..not jus blacks but teenagers also as well as redneck white trash ive noticed. Its not fair especially when we have to tip out based on our sales to greeters bartenders and bussers so anyone who does not tip we r paying for them to eat!! Glad im almost done with school im so sick of ignorant rude people
Tyrone Haywood

Jackson, TN

#5 Nov 21, 2012
If there are more than 2 of them in a movie theatre you may as well turn around and go home because they WILLNOT shut the hell up through the whole movie.
Nowadays

United States

#6 Nov 21, 2012
African americans are more racist than whites if u ask me. Im white an have no problem with them. Was not raised to ither but I can not tell u how many times I hear them complaining about the past or bringing it up in general. I have personally never served but have heard this from several people that do both races. Its sad really we r in the 21 century come on people! If u cant or jus refuse not to tip dont go out to eat bc believe u me servers rem faces and id hate to know where they shove ur silverware or what they put in ur food! That goes for anyone...
guest

Jackson, TN

#7 Nov 21, 2012
Very well put! It is not all of them, but the majority! I am a server as well and the thing that kills me, is the extra napkins! Can't give them enough! Lol. And yes, will keep your ass running! Can I get some hot sauce? Come back to the table, can I get some extra napkins? Come back to the table, I don't like this lemonade, can I get a sprite? Never a please or a thank you!
Server

United States

#8 Nov 21, 2012
baaaaahahaha!!! I do serve and you are exactly right we do remember faces and names. If you cheap a$$'s only knew what we get away with. I do well because my regulars usually tip well enough to make up for their slack. But I do believe in karma what goes around comes around always!!!!
Tyrone Haywood

Jackson, TN

#9 Nov 21, 2012
They use extra napkins because most of the time they eat with their hands.
Nowadays

United States

#10 Nov 21, 2012
guest wrote:
Very well put! It is not all of them, but the majority! I am a server as well and the thing that kills me, is the extra napkins! Can't give them enough! Lol. And yes, will keep your ass running! Can I get some hot sauce? Come back to the table, can I get some extra napkins? Come back to the table, I don't like this lemonade, can I get a sprite? Never a please or a thank you!
Too funny I forgot about the napkins...funny too bc they will have a linen cloth and still ask for napkins lol im like thats what thats for!!! Grrr run run run u to death get as much work out of u as they can..might as well free service work it!
gratuity

United States

#11 Nov 21, 2012
All so true glad I am not the only one. Funny story but when I first started serving I had my first party of 8. All very nice people ran me to death plus running the check up and separate tickets go figure. Well rule is add gratuity to party of 8 or more but I didnt want to because I got better tips without. My friend informs me trust me u need to add it I did not see the big deal but I had it added anyway. I went to hand out the checks and one black guy said whats this gratuity I did nit order this drink lol he was serious to I had to get a manager to explain to him what it was. That we add this for you to help figure tips for large parties...he goes so I have to pay I did not plan on tipping. My manager said was service good he said yes great he goes then sir I am going to leave it then. I swear they come in knowing they dont want to tip!!! Really is a shame
guest

Jackson, TN

#12 Nov 21, 2012
gratuity wrote:
All so true glad I am not the only one. Funny story but when I first started serving I had my first party of 8. All very nice people ran me to death plus running the check up and separate tickets go figure. Well rule is add gratuity to party of 8 or more but I didnt want to because I got better tips without. My friend informs me trust me u need to add it I did not see the big deal but I had it added anyway. I went to hand out the checks and one black guy said whats this gratuity I did nit order this drink lol he was serious to I had to get a manager to explain to him what it was. That we add this for you to help figure tips for large parties...he goes so I have to pay I did not plan on tipping. My manager said was service good he said yes great he goes then sir I am going to leave it then. I swear they come in knowing they dont want to tip!!! Really is a shame
and the worst part is... Try waiting on a party of about 30 people that are all separate checks with a 15% gratuity. As I was passing out the checks, I could hear people asking if it was a 15% discount. Only to their own SURPRISE it was the tip... Which they never planned on leaving in the first place! Went from being the loudest people in the restaurant, to the quietest! Lmao I love automatic gratuity!!! ; )
guest

Jackson, TN

#13 Nov 21, 2012
gratuity wrote:
All so true glad I am not the only one. Funny story but when I first started serving I had my first party of 8. All very nice people ran me to death plus running the check up and separate tickets go figure. Well rule is add gratuity to party of 8 or more but I didnt want to because I got better tips without. My friend informs me trust me u need to add it I did not see the big deal but I had it added anyway. I went to hand out the checks and one black guy said whats this gratuity I did nit order this drink lol he was serious to I had to get a manager to explain to him what it was. That we add this for you to help figure tips for large parties...he goes so I have to pay I did not plan on tipping. My manager said was service good he said yes great he goes then sir I am going to leave it then. I swear they come in knowing they dont want to tip!!! Really is a shame
Sorry to post again, but ALWAYS add the gratuity!!! If they want to leave you more they will! At least you coved you're own ass.
Uncle Sam

Olive Branch, MS

#14 Nov 21, 2012
Nothing like southern people. Stuck in the past.
ozzy

Jackson, TN

#15 Nov 21, 2012
Teach your damn kids to say, Please and Thank you! There is nothing worse than waiting on a table where you literally bust your ass and no one appreciates it! Like father like son, like mother like daughter! Teach your Kids some f**king manners and you just might learn something in between! They learn from you.
gratuity

United States

#17 Nov 21, 2012
Lmao!
Fligirl

Jackson, TN

#18 Nov 21, 2012
You people gotta complain about something. Be glad you got a job. So people should pay the bill and dig deep to give you a little something extra. And you accuse my people of trying to take more than they deserve. I never seen a teenage white girl server that made any effort to even refill my drink much less bring me anything extra to the table. And I can't count the number of times I've seen my order sitting on a counter while my server finished her text message/tweet/facebook post/etc. Hell all of the servers complaining here were probably at work when they posted their sad little stories.
real poster

Lexington, TN

#19 Nov 21, 2012
That's bc they know you won't tip...sure snuff here you are bichn about it.
Fligirl wrote:
You people gotta complain about something. Be glad you got a job. So people should pay the bill and dig deep to give you a little something extra. And you accuse my people of trying to take more than they deserve. I never seen a teenage white girl server that made any effort to even refill my drink much less bring me anything extra to the table. And I can't count the number of times I've seen my order sitting on a counter while my server finished her text message/tweet/facebook post/etc. Hell all of the servers complaining here were probably at work when they posted their sad little stories.
Fligirl

Jackson, TN

#20 Nov 21, 2012
real poster wrote:
That's bc they know you won't tip...sure snuff here you are bichn about it.<quoted text>
Stupid cracker I aint the one bitching. Look up a few posts if you can figure out how. I'm answering your little white girlfriend who's so upset that all of her kissing butt and shaking her boobs didn't make her any more extra money than it did. I'm sure it will be all right after you take her to the downtown tavern and spend your paycheck on her. All $54.00 of it.
Ouch

Humboldt, TN

#21 Nov 21, 2012
Well I'm an African American who has worked in a few customer service roles (including waitressing), and I do indeed tip. Likewise, it's not just African Americans, as someone said earlier :-/ Some whites, black, hispanics, etc. alike just simply DO NOT TIP. It's very inconsiderate of the person who works so hard to prepare YOUR food. But even though it's upsetting, I don't go around spitting in my customers' food or doing anything idiotic of that nature. Not only is that childish, but it could also get you and/or the restaraunt in trouble. Karma works both ways.

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