Kingsport has the worst tippers ever

Kingsport has the worst tippers ever

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Server

Bristol, TN

#1 Feb 28, 2012
If you can't tip correctly, get it to go. Or better yet go to a fast food drive-thru.
YUMMM

United States

#2 Feb 29, 2012
When we go out to eat (if the service was good) we tip 15%-more... i noticed the other day at the chop house that our order to go already had a tip automatically figured in. When i returned to work with the other (totaled up to over $100) we had several food items missing in our bag. When i called back to tell em.. they said to come back down and they would find our food. Being in the healthcare field.. this isn't an option. I don't like it when they automatically add shit to my tab.
If i use my gas to pick up food.. i feel like no tip is deserved. Your resturant was a choice of ours don't act like we owe u something cause u packed it.
WTF

Johnson City, TN

#3 Feb 29, 2012
If you're not getting tips, maybe you're giving less than acceptable service.
Server

Bristol, TN

#4 Feb 29, 2012
Don't sit there and act like you are the only person I am taking care of. It's easy enough to see how many tables the server is working and how many people is at each one.

Here are some facts:

Servers only earn $2.13 / hour from their employer
Taxes eat that amount up until servers do not even get a paycheck
They get what is called a Zero-Check-Stub
Servers have to not only serve you, but also act as a cashier, table busser, bread baker, and salad maker
Restaurants take money from servers based on the total sales during the shift, between 2.5 - 5% and divide it up among hostesses, bussers, and bartenders whether or not alcohol is sold to your table or not.
If you leave a 10% tip, the server only gets 5% after they the other 5% out to tip-share (described above)
If you STIFF the server (leave the restaurant without giving a tip), then the server actually loses money out of their own pocket because the tip-share is still collected on your table.
Stiffing happens every day, which is why I say get it to go rather than screw-over the server

Since: Feb 12

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#5 Feb 29, 2012
Whatever if you would go to college get off crack maybe you would have a good paying job. If i run out of drink one time you not getting any tip from me.
lol

Elizabethton, TN

#6 Feb 29, 2012
kingsport has the worst servers ever...you gotta earn your tip my friend.
Tnguy

Boiling Springs, SC

#7 Feb 29, 2012
I agree with truth hurts. I'm sure that when you got your job it wasn't because you were trying to get rich. When you are a server you are EXTREMELY replaceable by the company. They can find someone tommoro to replace you, easily. Currently I am in college and used to work as a waiter at a local business. I got tired of the corporate bullshit and getting the same treatment as an illigal Mexican. I didn't go on topix and bitch about my job and how bad my life is at my dead end job. No, I went out and got a desk job that pays way way better than anyone is making in food right now. This company has also promised me a job after I get out of school that pays over 20 dollars an hour. So my suggestion.... Go find a new job and quit bitching!!! Most people in the tri cities are low income rednecks so don't expect much from them just for serving there fat asses some greasy burgers.
Fletch

Canal Winchester, OH

#8 Feb 29, 2012
I feel no obligation to tip just because someone has to transport my food from the kitchen to my table and refill my beverage glass that was already 3/4 full of ice. I feel no sympathy for someone who agreed to work for $2-hr. I should not have to reward someone for doing the job they're hired to do. It is not my place to motivate an employee to do their job... that is the manager's responsibility. If my food and service is acceptable, the restaurant will benefit by my return. If either my food or my service is unacceptable, the restaurant will suffer as I will not be a repeat customer.
WTF

Johnson City, TN

#9 Feb 29, 2012
Well said, Fletch.
Fletch

Canal Winchester, OH

#11 Feb 29, 2012
Tipping is NOT mandatory in sit down restaurants... it's simply EXPECTED. Anytime a gratuity has been automatically added to my bill, I've spoken with a manager or at least the head servant in charge and refused to pay it by claiming the food and/or service didn't justify it. In each and every case the gratuity has been removed and in 75% of the cases the entire meal was comped. Remember I am the customer and the customer is always right.

As far as Golden Corral or any other buffet, why should I eat there? Instead, I go to a restaurant where they have servants to serve me... that is called customer service and I am the customer. I walk in. They seat me at a table. They take my order. They bring my food and drink. They periodically check with me to see if I require anything such as a drink refill. When I'm finished they bring my check, I pay for my meal and I leave. No tip. It's as simple as that.

I don't fear a servant remembering me for not tipping because there is nothing they can legally do about it. Provide slow service or refuse to serve me? No problem... I'll gladly discuss it with a manager. Spit on my food or deposit anything else on it that shouldn't be there? No problem... if I find out, I'll not hesitate to file assault charges in addition to suing the restaurant owner.

It's sad that a servant would be so arrogant as to consider a 15% tip lousy by today's standards because it's far better than my 0% tip.

ZXZ

United States

#12 Feb 29, 2012
Fletch wrote:
Tipping is NOT mandatory in sit down restaurants... it's simply EXPECTED. Anytime a gratuity has been automatically added to my bill, I've spoken with a manager or at least the head servant in charge and refused to pay it by claiming the food and/or service didn't justify it. In each and every case the gratuity has been removed and in 75% of the cases the entire meal was comped. Remember I am the customer and the customer is always right.
As far as Golden Corral or any other buffet, why should I eat there? Instead, I go to a restaurant where they have servants to serve me... that is called customer service and I am the customer. I walk in. They seat me at a table. They take my order. They bring my food and drink. They periodically check with me to see if I require anything such as a drink refill. When I'm finished they bring my check, I pay for my meal and I leave. No tip. It's as simple as that.
I don't fear a servant remembering me for not tipping because there is nothing they can legally do about it. Provide slow service or refuse to serve me? No problem... I'll gladly discuss it with a manager. Spit on my food or deposit anything else on it that shouldn't be there? No problem... if I find out, I'll not hesitate to file assault charges in addition to suing the restaurant owner.
It's sad that a servant would be so arrogant as to consider a 15% tip lousy by today's standards because it's far better than my 0% tip.
You are unbelieveable to be that selfish I mean really servers are just trying to make a living for their families or pay their way through college like anyone else. People like you make me sick. You probably came from a rich family and never had to work for anything untill you got a good paying career.
Fletch

Canal Winchester, OH

#13 Feb 29, 2012
ZXZ wrote:
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You are unbelieveable to be that selfish I mean really servers are just trying to make a living for their families or pay their way through college like anyone else. People like you make me sick. You probably came from a rich family and never had to work for anything untill you got a good paying career.
The proper word is SERVANTS not servers.
ZXZ

United States

#14 Mar 1, 2012
Fletch wrote:
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The proper word is SERVANTS not servers.
So what they are like slaves? People like you make this world a very dreary place. Don't know anything of caring and comassion for others?
Indeed

Johnson City, TN

#15 Mar 1, 2012
People who routinely strive to get their bill reduced should be told they should find another restaurant to frequent (once that pattern is identified)- or just stop the "comping" for that person. Other customers should not have to support this type of freeloading.

As for those who never or poorly tip when good service is received - It's hard to shame the shameless.
Fletch

Canal Winchester, OH

#16 Mar 1, 2012
ZXZ wrote:
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So what they are like slaves? People like you make this world a very dreary place. Don't know anything of caring and comassion for others?
Their job is to SERVE customers so that makes them SERVANTS. As far as caring and compassion, that has absolutely nothing to do with paying someone extra just to do their job. Same thing applies to taxi drivers... it's a given that I have to pay the fare on the meter but I have no obligation to pay them extra simply because they get me to my destination in one piece or put my luggage in the trunk. Hotel maids are supposed to clean rooms and make beds... I'm not going to pay them extra for doing it. If I follow the logic behind tipping, I should also tip plane servants (flight attendants) for bringing me a soda or closing the overhead bin so I don't get bonked in the head by someone's carry-on luggage. Why not tip the pilots too for doing their job by not crashing the plane? How about tipping the president for not launching nukes to blow the world to hell while I was asleep?
The Tipper

Johnson City, TN

#17 Mar 1, 2012
Server wrote:
Don't sit there and act like you are the only person I am taking care of. It's easy enough to see how many tables the server is working and how many people is at each one.
Here are some facts:
Servers only earn $2.13 / hour from their employer
Taxes eat that amount up until servers do not even get a paycheck
They get what is called a Zero-Check-Stub
Servers have to not only serve you, but also act as a cashier, table busser, bread baker, and salad maker
Restaurants take money from servers based on the total sales during the shift, between 2.5 - 5% and divide it up among hostesses, bussers, and bartenders whether or not alcohol is sold to your table or not.
If you leave a 10% tip, the server only gets 5% after they the other 5% out to tip-share (described above)
If you STIFF the server (leave the restaurant without giving a tip), then the server actually loses money out of their own pocket because the tip-share is still collected on your table.
Stiffing happens every day, which is why I say get it to go rather than screw-over the server

Then why don't you get a real job, if it's so bad?
the jimmer wrote:
What a bunch of stinkin lowlifes. Most waitstaff that I know are college grads and make really good money..
So, which is it, good money, or 2.13 per hour?

Zero check stub, and a fist-full of cash, that they don't claim on taxes? And yet, they whine and whine...

A 5 dollar tip, on a 30 dollar lunch, at the bar, and not even a "Thank you" because somehow you think you "earned more than that."
Tnguy

United States

#18 Mar 1, 2012
Fletch wrote:
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Their job is to SERVE customers so that makes them SERVANTS. As far as caring and compassion, that has absolutely nothing to do with paying someone extra just to do their job. Same thing applies to taxi drivers... it's a given that I have to pay the fare on the meter but I have no obligation to pay them extra simply because they get me to my destination in one piece or put my luggage in the trunk. Hotel maids are supposed to clean rooms and make beds... I'm not going to pay them extra for doing it. If I follow the logic behind tipping, I should also tip plane servants (flight attendants) for bringing me a soda or closing the overhead bin so I don't get bonked in the head by someone's carry-on luggage. Why not tip the pilots too for doing their job by not crashing the plane? How about tipping the president for not launching nukes to blow the world to hell while I was asleep?
Exactly, they know what they are getting into when they take the job so why complain? They are working in a position that Is full of druggies and low life's.
MEMEME

El Segundo, CA

#19 Mar 1, 2012
Here is a big clue for all servers:

Take the drink order immediately when the people sit down. Do not have people sitting there thirsty. Besides, they are less likely to walk out if they have a drink in front of them. Do not take the food orders at the same time as the drink order. I like to have a drink while I go through the menu.

I tip very well, in excess of 20% unless the service is horrible and I sit there without a drink. 2 or 3 dollars mean nothin to me but a nice tip will be remembered and will be less likely to be spit in your food next time you go there.
Fletch

Canal Winchester, OH

#20 Mar 1, 2012
If I receive really good service which is very rare around the Tri-Cities, I may consider placing my silverware on my plate when I'm finished eating to make it a little easier for the servant to clean my table when I'm finished.

MEMEME

El Segundo, CA

#21 Mar 1, 2012
Also it is a good idea for restaurants to actually wash and sterilize the dishes and utensils instead of having the mexican kitchen help spray them with a hose. I should not have to ask for hot water to wash them at the table. The tip takes a powder if I have to wash them.

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