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Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
3rd Nov '12

If you can't afford to tip, then you shouldn't be eating out. End of story. I've been a server for MANY years, and I can't even bear to leave NOTHING. I think the least we've left was a penny (but that was the WORST service I've ever experienced. The dude really just didn't care, he was RUDE, and he pissed my exSO off.) Beyond that I think maybe $3-$5 on a meal that probably warranted like $6-$10 and again it was because they couldn't perform simple tasks and didn't seem apologetic about it at all. Or we're in an empty restaurant and still get slow service on the stuff that is strictly the server's responsibility.



My friend who is a server gets mean when she gets bad service. She gives the full tip, but she leaves it at the bottom of a pitcher of ice water or she'll do that thing where the cup is turned upside down full of water on the table and when you lift it, water goes everywhere. You don't want to piss her off. :lol:



But from the other side, we get paid $2.13 an hour in MOST places. Some slightly more. A server RELIES on tips as a paycheck. Not the money from the restaurant. That base wage is to pay taxes with.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
3rd Nov '12

Even if our service is bad, we still tip it's just a small tip. I think the lowest we ever left was $2 because the waiter was HORRIBLE but I also think he was new. He was picking up the receipt looking at how much we tipped him before we even left the table. I kinda wish we hadn't tipped him it was that bad but I can't bring myself to not tip since my mom has always worked as a waitress and I know how much she depended on her tips to take care of us.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
3rd Nov '12

Wow. What a loser. I agree with everyone else. Even if my service totally sucks I'll still leave a tip. Even if it's like a dollar lol.

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
3rd Nov '12

This pisses me off so bad.



I've been a server/bartender for yeeeaars. If you can't afford to tip, don't go out to dinner; end of story.



I'm sorry I missed the "I hate you bg b***hes" post! I could use a good laugh this morning!

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31319 posts
3rd Nov '12

It appears that single parent needs a lesson on stretching her dollar. If she cannot afford to tip, she has no buisiness spending $138 for one meal.
If you cannot tip, don't go out to eat.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31319 posts
3rd Nov '12
Quoting Jackie Burkhart ♡:" <blockquote><b>Quoting iLL-Legal Alien:</b>" I agree, the only reason you don't tip, ... [snip!] ... just coins. I felt awful for her. Most restaurants do a take out option now. Just get the f**king takeout if you can't tip."


I tip 20% for take out.

Jackie Burkhart ♡ 1 child; Wisconsin 7268 posts
3rd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Destinite:</b>" I tip 20% for take out."</blockquote>




Yeah, I'm not tipping for take out. Maybe a dollar or two if they have a jar. Nobody ever tipped me for taking their takeout order so, I've never done it. I tip delivery drivers, and very well if its raining or snowing because I feel bad.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
3rd Nov '12
Quoting Jackie Burkhart ♡:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Destinite:</b>" I tip 20% for take out."</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... their takeout order so, I've never done it. I tip delivery drivers, and very well if its raining or snowing because I feel bad."


I usually don't either. Basically they take down your order and you're lucky if it's correct. A delivery tip depends on the weather, how far they come and how fast they get here. I always give something.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31319 posts
3rd Nov '12
Quoting Jackie Burkhart ♡:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Destinite:</b>" I tip 20% for take out."</blockquote> ... [snip!] ... their takeout order so, I've never done it. I tip delivery drivers, and very well if its raining or snowing because I feel bad."



Well, that stinks you were never tipped for take out. DH was a bartender for many many years and he has trained me to tip well and over tip most of the time when we get excellent service.



Jackie Burkhart ♡ 1 child; Wisconsin 7268 posts
3rd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Destinite:</b>" Well, that stinks you were never tipped for take out. DH was a bartender for many many years and he has trained me to tip well and over tip most of the time when we get excellent service. "</blockquote>



Yeah, I tend to tip pretty good at least 20%, 15% if the service was bad. I've never left no tip. I have a habit of stacking dishes and cups when we're done too to make it easier, I try to pick up what LO has thrown/dropped on the ground. I hated that shit when I was a server.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
3rd Nov '12
Quoting Jackie Burkhart ♡:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Destinite:</b>" Well, that stinks you were never tipped ... [snip!] ... done too to make it easier, I try to pick up what LO has thrown/dropped on the ground. I hated that shit when I was a server."


Lol you sound like me. I collect the menus and give them to the server as a stack. I put all my utensils and napkin on my plate so she doesn't have to touch them. And I always tell my son to pick up what he dropped. I can't stand messes and I would feel so bad about someone having to clean MY mess.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
3rd Nov '12
Quoting I❤V&B:" Lol you sound like me. I collect the menus and give them to the server as a stack. I put all my utensils ... [snip!] ... tell my son to pick up what he dropped. I can't stand messes and I would feel so bad about someone having to clean MY mess. "

I'm the same way..and I always apologize for the mess that I can't pick up. DD is 8 months old and gets small pieces of things and while she's actually a really neat eater for a baby, stuff still gets to the floor and mushed so I always apologize. My MIL always asks why I apologize since it's 'their job' to clean it up but I don't think cleaning up mashed fries with baby drool off the floor is in the job description.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31319 posts
3rd Nov '12
Quoting Jackie Burkhart ♡:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Destinite:</b>" Well, that stinks you were never tipped ... [snip!] ... done too to make it easier, I try to pick up what LO has thrown/dropped on the ground. I hated that shit when I was a server."


Yes, I just cannot leave a mess like some people do. It's just rude. If we do leave a larger mess than usual, we will compensate for it.



iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien 3 kids; New York, TX, United States 37137 posts
3rd Nov '12
Quoting Carol :):" I'm the same way..and I always apologize for the mess that I can't pick up. DD is 8 months old and gets ... [snip!] ... 'their job' to clean it up but I don't think cleaning up mashed fries with baby drool off the floor is in the job description."


I hate when people say that "It's their job". It irks me so much! I always feel so bad when the kids make a mess...And I can't leave without at least making an attempt to clean it up...and If I can't, I'm extremely apologetic lol




And I do the same at the end of our meal too...I stack all the plates, cups, utensils...I just think of it as "why not?" lol

Life is a Highway ♫ 18 kids; Australia 9381 posts
3rd Nov '12
Quoting Bosco123:" I understand other countries don't tip but I'm sure their waiters are compensated differently right? ... [snip!] ... differently right? I really have no idea but I would just assume they aren't getting $2.50 an hour and not getting tips."


I have no idea, I refuse to work in hospitality. I do know that no one would work for $2.50 an hour over here though.