How much do you think Servers make?
Truth

Elizabethtown, KY

#126 Sep 6, 2012
The people working hard are the ones in the kitchen cooking the food and washing the dishes. You refill drinks, carry people food and wipe down a table.
Server in Etown

Elizabethtown, KY

#127 Sep 6, 2012
Truth wrote:
The people working hard are the ones in the kitchen cooking the food and washing the dishes. You refill drinks, carry people food and wipe down a table.
I set up parties. Move tables for those parties. Do prep work to serve guest. Deal with unruly guest, guest with problems, and juggling several demanding table at once. Oh and help in kitchen when they are backed up, and dish all while serving my tables. You obviously are not someone who has had to do the demanding physical and mental job of a server.
Truth

Elizabethtown, KY

#128 Sep 7, 2012
Server in Etown wrote:
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I set up parties. Move tables for those parties. Do prep work to serve guest. Deal with unruly guest, guest with problems, and juggling several demanding table at once. Oh and help in kitchen when they are backed up, and dish all while serving my tables. You obviously are not someone who has had to do the demanding physical and mental job of a server.
Never needed to because I served served my country straight out of high school then went to college. I make more money than I can spend telling people like you what to do. You can't complain about the tips from parties because most places add an automatic 15% gratuity even though that is technically an oxymoron.
whynot

Elizabethtown, KY

#129 Sep 8, 2012
too much for the service they give
Fukuman

Calgary, Canada

#130 Dec 21, 2012
It's your stingy ways that have corrupted the system, people who serve deserve to get paid more but to deliver the so called "crap meal" that you refuse to tip on, restaurants cut corners but not paying fair wages. So Effff yourself you cheap bass tard.
handymanIII

Elizabethtown, KY

#131 Dec 21, 2012
Denny_G wrote:
Who cares what servers are paid? I don't ask stuff like that. When I go to a place of business, I expect that the employees are being paid by their EMPLOYERS. I pay my check, then I'm done. If you don't like what you're being paid, talk to your boss or quit, but don't expect people to give you extra money just because your EMPLOYER doesn't pay you enough.
Seriously, when I'm done eating, I say "check, please". Then a bill is brought to me. That bill shows what I owe, and I pay it. Why would you expect to be given money for yourself, when the check says I just owe $2.29 for my frickin' mountain dew,$11.59 for my fish and ugly rice or whatever, and $4.39 for my soup OR salad or whatever. I pay the combined total of $18.27, I'm done. Squared up. I don't tip the nurses at the hospital who help the Dr. with my surgeries. I don't tip the guys at the grocery store who stocked the shelves in a way that made finding what I needed easier. I don't tip the guys at the grocery store who go out and round up all the carts that I didn't feel like pushing ALL the way back into the store when I was done with them. Their EMPLOYER pays them. I just pay my tab.
I hope you never need help. I have never been a waiter but you are a sorry piece of human flesh.
Lala

Charlotte, NC

#132 Feb 28, 2013
The word "TIPS" means "To Insure Prompt Service". You used to tip your server before your meal to insure great service. Somewhere along the line it got flipped to tipping after your meal. Honestly, if more people tipped BEFORE the meal I guarantee they would get the royal treatment. It shows your server that you are expecting great service. Next time you go out to eat, drop your server a 5 or 10 spot before the meal. If your service is what you expected and more, drop another 5 or 10 bucks. You should never tip below 20% unless the service was mediocre or just plain bad.
handymanIII

Elizabethtown, KY

#133 Mar 1, 2013
Lala wrote:
The word "TIPS" means "To Insure Prompt Service". You used to tip your server before your meal to insure great service. Somewhere along the line it got flipped to tipping after your meal. Honestly, if more people tipped BEFORE the meal I guarantee they would get the royal treatment. It shows your server that you are expecting great service. Next time you go out to eat, drop your server a 5 or 10 spot before the meal. If your service is what you expected and more, drop another 5 or 10 bucks. You should never tip below 20% unless the service was mediocre or just plain bad.
Are you serious? Drop a ten spot before a meal? Why don't I just hand over my pin number and debit card? You must be a server in some high end strip club. This ain't Vegas and $50.00 a plate meals. Get real. You do your job, I will tip you acordingly!
Bartender

United States

#134 Mar 21, 2013
Denny_G wrote:
Who cares what servers are paid? I don't ask stuff like that. When I go to a place of business, I expect that the employees are being paid by their EMPLOYERS. I pay my check, then I'm done. If you don't like what you're being paid, talk to your boss or quit, but don't expect people to give you extra money just because your EMPLOYER doesn't pay you enough.
Seriously, when I'm done eating, I say "check, please". Then a bill is brought to me. That bill shows what I owe, and I pay it. Why would you expect to be given money for yourself, when the check says I just owe $2.29 for my frickin' mountain dew,$11.59 for my fish and ugly rice or whatever, and $4.39 for my soup OR salad or whatever. I pay the combined total of $18.27, I'm done. Squared up. I don't tip the nurses at the hospital who help the Dr. with my surgeries. I don't tip the guys at the grocery store who stocked the shelves in a way that made finding what I needed easier. I don't tip the guys at the grocery store who go out and round up all the carts that I didn't feel like pushing ALL the way back into the store when I was done with them. Their EMPLOYER pays them. I just pay my tab.
Are you seriously that stupid? A tip is part of your bill.. No it isn't shown on the ticket because the business can't tell you how much you think your server made. They leave it up to you to decide based on how good the service was. Good service equals good tips and bad for bad. Maybe you're just an asshole who can't spare to tip $5 on your $20 meal. If you don't have the money to tip don't go eat there! Servers live on their tips. We are employed by both the restaurant and the guest. It's like we are signed with the restaurant for 2.13 to take care of our 5 tables. Our 5 tables then become our business and whoever sets there becomes our employer. Out guests' tips pays our bills and way through school. When an asshole like you comes in it just puts us behind on everything. I hope you have shitty service to go with your shitty personality and shitty idea on how you're too good to tip a server. We remember the good tippers and the bad and our service will reflect your past tips. And we talk to each other so even if you've never ate with that server before another will tell that one how shitty you are. I hope you get burnt steaks, cold food, and never get a refill the whole time you're there. Maybe that will keep your broke ass from coming in. If you don't know how to go out as a respectable adult then go the fuck to Wendy's and shut your damn mouth.
Also a Waitress

Elizabethtown, KY

#136 Mar 21, 2013
I prefer to call myself a "waitress" because I am not here to "serve" anyone. Especially the cheap, dirty ole bastards that come into our place of employment. I am so tired of having a man talk to me like all I am is a piece of tail for him to amuse himself with while eating dinner. If you wouldn't say it in front of your mother then don't say it to me! We work very hard and already have to put up with a lot of bull because we either have children, or we are in school trying to better ourselves. Learn to show RESPECT and in return you will get great service and a great attitude!
Lamp

Elizabethtown, KY

#137 Mar 21, 2013
My two cents. If servers want to make more, go get a job that pays more.. Dont rely on the generousity of people seeing how hard you work. Because they work twice as hard as you for that money they tip you.
Mister

Horse Cave, KY

#138 Mar 21, 2013
I base my tip on my drink. If my glass runs dry and I have to keep waiting for a refill my tip gets light. If you atleast try to keep my drink from running out I usually try to tip around 20%. It all depends on you.
blackpeople

Dallas, TX

#139 Jun 4, 2013
From what I can attempt to understand from this forum, most of you are fcking idiots and have shiy jobs and live completely unhappy/jewish lives. Fuk you cheap bastrds and I hope you die lonely and depressed. Don't be a fking jackas that goes out to eat and doesn't tip. The reason you tip is because you are too to cook at your house, or are too boring to entertain guests.
former server

Elizabethtown, KY

#140 Jun 12, 2013
I made 2.50 an hour until I switched to 3rd shift then i got 3.50 an hour. my employer was supposed to make up the difference of my tips to average me at minimum wage... however... he didn't. Therefor I was lucky if my check's were over 100$ after taxes and being that I worked 3rd in a town that rolls up the sidewalks at dark... I was lucky to get 10 customers a night... most of which were the drunks & stoners, who barely had enough money to buy their meal... if i had a really good week I was still lucky to get 80$ in tips... but I didn't complain because I was thankful for a job. The only reason I was even able to pay my bills is because I worked 12 hr shifts 9 to 14 days straight before getting just 1 day off before starting the next 9 to 14 day cycle.... so yes the employer should pay more but reality is they expect you to make boocoo tips... when even the best servers to have ever worked don't get tipped because some people.... not all... but some people are just plain arceholes.....
Susette

Chicago, IL

#141 Jul 15, 2013
If you honestly don't want to tip then go to McDonalds or a similar dining atmosphere. If someone is taking your ordering, making modifications to your order, making sure you have everything you need and refilling your drinks etc...then yes they damn well deserve a tip from you. It's sad that you would go to a full service establishment and think it's okay not to tip.
MomofMany

Elizabethtown, KY

#142 Jul 15, 2013
TIPS means to ensure proper service

If you want a bad tip, give me bad service. If you want a great tip the give me great service. The server is the one that determines how much tip s/he gets. Instead of whinning about low tips, you should examine your service. Oh, and don't forget, second hand smoke wreaks. Come to my table smelling bad & you've already lost a big chunk
NotBuyinWhatYour eSellin

Campbellsville, KY

#143 Jul 16, 2013
If employers paid their servers minimum wage, do you realize how much higher Your bill would be? They would have to increase their prices to offset the cost of paying higher wages. I'd much rather leave my 20% tip than pay outragous prices for food. I guarantee tipping if a lot cheaper.
NotBuyinWhatYour eSellin

Campbellsville, KY

#144 Jul 16, 2013
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Think b4 u speak

Louisville, KY

#145 Nov 13, 2014
Lamp wrote:
My two cents. If servers want to make more, go get a job that pays more.. Dont rely on the generousity of people seeing how hard you work. Because they work twice as hard as you for that money they tip you.
Yeah you have clearly never been a server. There are PLENTY of people who don't work 1/2 as hard as a server ever will... And servers still have to depend on their tip. That's just how shit works. You don't always get to say "pay me more or I'm quitting." To some people, serving is their only option to feed their families and put themselves through school. Spoiled bitches wouldn't understand that.
awe

King, NC

#146 Nov 14, 2014
Why is everyone talking about serving like it is a bottom feeder job. I have a college education in the medical field and I choose to work as a server because it is what I love to do! I get the hours I want , my regular customers take good care of me even if others do not, and my schedule is very flexible. I am not a single mom or a student. To all the people downing servers and leaving tips let me ask you do you even know what the word TIPS means? To Insure Proper Service.....if you do not want to be served to the highest standard don't leave a tip or just eat at home.:)

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