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Just be decent

Richmond, KY

#132 Mar 5, 2013
I am a waitress. I also have a college education, am married, and have a family. I work very hard at my job and provide each table with the same amount of service, whether I believe they will tip me or not. That's the job I've agreed to do and therefore, I will do it. That is what I consider being a stand up person and in return, tipping me according to my level of service makes you a respectable person.

The people who are on here saying that servers do the same amount of work of others have obviously not been a server before. We take care of anywhere from 8-30 people at a time, are the go between for the kitchen and the customers, take daily pushing and prodding from our managers, are on a very STRICT timeline, and must make sure that we do not make mistakes. We get blamed when the kithen is moving slow or when they screw your order up. We are forced to take abuse from customers on a daily basis and stand there while we smile and agree because "the customer is always right." We are not permitted to make mistakes, like all humans do, because when we do, we are berated for customers who think they know how easy it is to "just bring them their food."

After work, we have to clean, scrub, vaccuum and restock our stations and do other work all while getting paid 2.13 an hour. That's a whole lot of fun.

I am not complaining. I love my job and for the most part, I love customers. Most people tip at least 10% and a lot 15 or 20. I dont expect tips for bad service and if you can only afford to leave me 10%, so be it. I just hate entitled jerks who think I am their servent rather than server.

As I said, all of you who believe serving is easy, you have obviously never done it. I have worked at a grocery store and gas station previously and believe me when I say, serving is 100 times mentally tougher and about 50 times physially tougher than standing behind a counter and ringing up orders. So please, just have the deceny to tip GOOD service. Our 2.13 an hour paychecks are literally all ate up by taxes and we must also tip out busboys and bartenders.(How many other minimnum wage jobs tip out??) So we are literally living off what you see fit to give us. Thank you.
Just be decent

Richmond, KY

#133 Mar 5, 2013
And just for the record, even though restraunts are supposed to pay you minimum wage if you do not receieve the proper tips, most find a way around doing so or accuse you of lying if you don't claim enough tips to make minimum wage. So, in reality, there are times when servers, who run their ass off to please the person who wants no tomatoes, 2 croutons, a smile slice of onion, swiss cheese on that burger rather than American, fries crispy, and extra bread with their butter, make less than the 16 year old kid standing behind the counter at BP ringing up a pack of cigarettes. All of you "highly educated" people who are above us "lowlifes" who you trust to serve your food should probably know all the facts before running off at the mouth, trying to show how smart you are.
haha

Clarksville, MI

#134 Mar 5, 2013
Simple truth wrote:
I too have a college degree and I also wait tables. The one poster is right, it's all I can find now. But be assures, I will do better as soon as the Republicans get back in office and open up jobs.
Till then, you can bet your ass I know who tips me, and which assholes do not. Sure, it's my job, I will carry the food even knowing you will not be leaving a tip, or the appropriate tip. But I may just spit in your food, or rub a large booger on it. Sure you don't know, but somehow, it makes me feel kinda even with your dumb ass.
So stiff us if you want. But next time we may remember.
Are you delusional, or just stupid? The recession started while Republicans were in office.
umm

United States

#135 Mar 5, 2013
Just be decent wrote:
And just for the record, even though restraunts are supposed to pay you minimum wage if you do not receieve the proper tips, most find a way around doing so or accuse you of lying if you don't claim enough tips to make minimum wage. So, in reality, there are times when servers, who run their ass off to please the person who wants no tomatoes, 2 croutons, a smile slice of onion, swiss cheese on that burger rather than American, fries crispy, and extra bread with their butter, make less than the 16 year old kid standing behind the counter at BP ringing up a pack of cigarettes. All of you "highly educated" people who are above us "lowlifes" who you trust to serve your food should probably know all the facts before running off at the mouth, trying to show how smart you are.
Then why are u not at bp? U chose to be a server
Just be decent

Richmond, KY

#136 Mar 5, 2013
As I believe I made pretty clear, I like my job as a server. Im not complaining because most people have the mental capacity and deceny to tip accordingly. I could go to BP tommorow and work and make less money for less work but I have chose a profession where the potential is there to make more money IF I choose to work harder. But sadly, some people, probably like yourself, choose to not consider the amount of service they are given as a factor and have this preconcieved notion that "I don't tip" and therefore an justify to themselves that its okay to be a douche. But I wont argue with you. You've already made your mind up and sadly, no amount of logic or intelligence will change your sense of entitlement to receive exceptional service for 2.13 an hour. And people say servers have a sense of entitlement....how dare we ask to be paid for exceptional service? I know getting paid according the work you put into a job is a foreign concept to some people around here since so many are so used to receiving free food and free checks via the government for being lazy but some of us actually still believe receieving a decent wage for your work is the way to go.
Ahem

United States

#137 Mar 5, 2013
Just throwing this out there, but there may be a reason that server jobs have such a high turnover rate. These problems are long-standing and unlikely to ever change. It's like your complaining about the rain in Spring.

Furthermore, making subtle implications about patrons' intellect or decency based upon their willingness to make your poor career choices pay off just comes off as pouting. Complaining about such obvious and long-time pitfalls, and about the harsh base pay-scale of a job you alone choose to stay in, with you knowing the downsides enough to complain about them, isn't exactly the mark of common sense, much less the supposed education some are claiming here.

Might be time to stop pointing fingers and remember what group it is that's complaining and panhandling for cash and sympathy on Topix before claiming to know anything about class or intelligence.
KMS35

United States

#138 Mar 5, 2013
Ahem wrote:
Just throwing this out there, but there may be a reason that server jobs have such a high turnover rate. These problems are long-standing and unlikely to ever change. It's like your complaining about the rain in Spring.
Furthermore, making subtle implications about patrons' intellect or decency based upon their willingness to make your poor career choices pay off just comes off as pouting. Complaining about such obvious and long-time pitfalls, and about the harsh base pay-scale of a job you alone choose to stay in, with you knowing the downsides enough to complain about them, isn't exactly the mark of common sense, much less the supposed education some are claiming here.
Might be time to stop pointing fingers and remember what group it is that's complaining and panhandling for cash and sympathy on Topix before claiming to know anything about class or intelligence.
It's not always a choice. Jobs are hard to find. I know I didn't leave serving for a while because I couldn't find a better job and I didn't want to take the risk of moving and losing the one that I did have. People know what servers make. People know it's a custom to tip in America. With this knowledge, refusal to tip for reasons other than bad service speaks highly of your class. And when people say "if you can't tip don't come out to eat," it doesn't necessarily imply that the server is begging for a good tip. It's also a suggestion that many people should take. If you're on such a budget that your reason for not tipping is that "I can't afford to," then you could have probably done without that $55 meal. So I think it's entirely fair to judge people's intellect based on the fact that they are making stupid decisions with their money with or without a tip.

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#140 Mar 5, 2013
here's another thought, the waitress comes back to your table 10 min after you get your food to ask you how's your meal, when your mouth is full and you can't answer back.
always

United States

#142 Mar 6, 2013
mdougla64 wrote:
here's another thought, the waitress comes back to your table 10 min after you get your food to ask you how's your meal, when your mouth is full and you can't answer back.
hehe! so true! always have to give em the thumbs up.
Just be decent

Richmond, KY

#143 Mar 6, 2013
Obviouly, people who do not want to tip and have some bullshit moral objectiion to it are not going to even listen to the other point of view of why tipping is important, necessary, and the right thing to do. I said that I didnt think BAD SERVICE should be tipped at all and you should only be tipped according to the service you provide. I even said I dont get upset when the tip is small-its really the thought that counts. But for all of you who are so morally intellectual and above tipping, have it your way. Im obviously beating a dead horse trying to convince you that you could ever be wrong about anything. Enjoy your meals out.
always

United States

#144 Mar 6, 2013
KMS35 wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not always a choice. Jobs are hard to find. I know I didn't leave serving for a while because I couldn't find a better job and I didn't want to take the risk of moving and losing the one that I did have. People know what servers make. People know it's a custom to tip in America. With this knowledge, refusal to tip for reasons other than bad service speaks highly of your class. And when people say "if you can't tip don't come out to eat," it doesn't necessarily imply that the server is begging for a good tip. It's also a suggestion that many people should take. If you're on such a budget that your reason for not tipping is that "I can't afford to," then you could have probably done without that $55 meal. So I think it's entirely fair to judge people's intellect based on the fact that they are making stupid decisions with their money with or without a tip.
what's classy and customary are not standards shared by everyone, as much as we'd like them to be. some people play by different rules. always will. working in always hiring less fancy food services and service jobs pays less without those big tips servers hope for, and unlike those tips, regular old service worker checks are fully taxed. but they pay steady by the hour. choosing a server job that depends on tip money instead of a job with a lower but certain paycheck is taking the risk of coming up short. when it comes to my bills i can't afford to count on strangers to agree with my idea of what's customary or correct. i want a straight hourly wage i can count on. being smart with how you earn a living is just as important as how you spend it. so be careful saying stuff about other people's smarts because they'd choose not to take chances with their living. only you are responsible for how or whether or not you make yours. not the tippers you choose to depend on.
big black dick

Richmond, KY

#145 Mar 6, 2013
lets be real. if you have qualms about tipping, it is likely you are a poor sad individual who has made a few bad decisions in life. sure we are not all born with a silver spoon in our mouths but opportunity has presented itself to every person in this country. either you missed it because you are lazy or you missed it because you are stupid. in the case of the average topix gossip-er ... you are stupid.

not tipping is a way for someone to feel empowered by running someone around and following it up with no reward. it is a subconscious way to exert power over another; usually done by people who have power exerted over them daily.
Just be decent

Richmond, KY

#146 Mar 6, 2013
Big black dick ( I feel dirty typing that lol) that is the best I have heard it stated. It is the point I have basically wanted to make but you did it better than I have been able to. Awesome. :)
blah

Richmond, KY

#147 Mar 9, 2013
big black dick wrote:
lets be real. if you have qualms about tipping, it is likely you are a poor sad individual who has made a few bad decisions in life. sure we are not all born with a silver spoon in our mouths but opportunity has presented itself to every person in this country. either you missed it because you are lazy or you missed it because you are stupid. in the case of the average topix gossip-er ... you are stupid.
not tipping is a way for someone to feel empowered by running someone around and following it up with no reward. it is a subconscious way to exert power over another; usually done by people who have power exerted over them daily.
and being a mighty server and acting like you're more entitled than the poor fry cooks and fast food workers down the block who are working in the equivalent of a fast-paced food factory, while STILL having to smile and be nice to customers; being a server and throwing little digital fits about bad tippers on topix; that's the mark of, what, people who make great decisions and are total successes in life? yes, let's reward them for depending on an ancient and broken compensation model. let's laud their comparatively minor efforts to be civil and do what they agreed to do, all at the broken pay-scale they agreed to. let's demonize any who might mock their foolishness and point out the obvious. because clearly, servers are the real winners among us all

:-|
FederalHealthReg ulator

Richmond, KY

#148 Mar 11, 2013
For those of you who do things to food that you deliver to people... if you get caught you could spend time in jail. That is against the law, and thanks for the tip. I will make sure that there will be secret shoppers in Richmond. You will never know who they are and if something shows up on the food, then you, and the restaurant will be seen in court!!!!!

Doing dishonest things like that to something that a human being will be consuming into their body is against all health regulations and can cause a lot of legal action to be taken. You can be sued for doing that nonsense. Keep in mind... someone may only have enough money for the food, and cannot afford a tip, but they may be way too exhausted to cook, or go out and get the food for themselves to cook at home. Remember, if you WANT respect and to be treated properly, then by all means give it and it will be returned to you. Simple as that.

Keep in mind, we will be watching you.
FederalHealthReg ulator

Richmond, KY

#149 Mar 11, 2013
Scare ya? I was kidding. Seriously though.... people who do not tip should try to at least tip something. People who wait tables work their behinds off. If you cannot tip, then why not just get the food to go then? LOL!
Natalie

Oak Park, IL

#150 May 12, 2013
First of all, all of you who don't tip are idiots. I'll tell you why...if you don't tip technically I am paying for your fat ass to sit there for 3 hours and eat because I have to tip out for the bus boys and bartenders. So if you're not going to tip the server, at least tip 3 percent so I dont have to pay to look at your ugly poor ass for 3 hours while you take up my table space.

Second, I am extremely educated. I have a B.S. and am currently enrolled in medical school. I waitress as a second job for some extra cash. So all this "get a better job bul,shit", how ignorant first of all, second you get a better job if you can't afford to tip someone 5 dollars if that. If you're not going to tip you should have the balls to tell the server before your meal is brought out or ordered. Bet you don't have the balls to do that do you? How totally ignorant can you be to say half the shit that is on here.
hey

United States

#151 May 12, 2013
Natalie wrote:
First of all, all of you who don't tip are idiots. I'll tell you why...if you don't tip technically I am paying for your fat ass to sit there for 3 hours and eat because I have to tip out for the bus boys and bartenders. So if you're not going to tip the server, at least tip 3 percent so I dont have to pay to look at your ugly poor ass for 3 hours while you take up my table space.

Second, I am extremely educated. I have a B.S. and am currently enrolled in medical school. I waitress as a second job for some extra cash. So all this "get a better job bul,shit", how ignorant first of all, second you get a better job if you can't afford to tip someone 5 dollars if that. If you're not going to tip you should have the balls to tell the server before your meal is brought out or ordered. Bet you don't have the balls to do that do you? How totally ignorant can you be to say half the shit that is on here.
Exactly! I'm not even a server and never have been but I always tip! I think places should start charging a tip or fee when people enter before they are even seated! That will cut out all this. If they really wanted to eat there and were gonna tip like they should then they should have no problem with that. If some people do have a problem with that and turn around and leave, then thats the idiots that werent gonna tip anyway so they dont need to be there in the first place. If they can't afford it then go to McDonald's.
wondering

Covington, KY

#152 May 12, 2013
Just be decent wrote:
I am a waitress. I also have a college education, am married, and have a family. I work very hard at my job and provide each table with the same amount of service, whether I believe they will tip me or not. That's the job I've agreed to do and therefore, I will do it. That is what I consider being a stand up person and in return, tipping me according to my level of service makes you a respectable person.
The people who are on here saying that servers do the same amount of work of others have obviously not been a server before. We take care of anywhere from 8-30 people at a time, are the go between for the kitchen and the customers, take daily pushing and prodding from our managers, are on a very STRICT timeline, and must make sure that we do not make mistakes. We get blamed when the kithen is moving slow or when they screw your order up. We are forced to take abuse from customers on a daily basis and stand there while we smile and agree because "the customer is always right." We are not permitted to make mistakes, like all humans do, because when we do, we are berated for customers who think they know how easy it is to "just bring them their food."
After work, we have to clean, scrub, vaccuum and restock our stations and do other work all while getting paid 2.13 an hour. That's a whole lot of fun.
I am not complaining. I love my job and for the most part, I love customers. Most people tip at least 10% and a lot 15 or 20. I dont expect tips for bad service and if you can only afford to leave me 10%, so be it. I just hate entitled jerks who think I am their servent rather than server.
As I said, all of you who believe serving is easy, you have obviously never done it. I have worked at a grocery store and gas station previously and believe me when I say, serving is 100 times mentally tougher and about 50 times physially tougher than standing behind a counter and ringing up orders. So please, just have the deceny to tip GOOD service. Our 2.13 an hour paychecks are literally all ate up by taxes and we must also tip out busboys and bartenders.(How many other minimnum wage jobs tip out??) So we are literally living off what you see fit to give us. Thank you.
Why would someone college educated be a waitress?

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