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♥ melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
31st Jan '13

Thanks bye.

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
31st Jan '13
Quoting melindapple:" Have you seen the photo going around facebook about the "pastor" who opted out of an automatic gratuity ... [snip!] ... do so. Others say its crap and gratuity should be automatic because servers lose money due to improper tips. What do you think?"


I think that if some pastor really did that, he's a major douche.



I don't mind tipping because I feel like servers are more likely to do a good job if they think they're going to be rewarded (my husband disagrees and thinks they should be paid a flat rate just like most professions).

Novelidea 2 kids; Louisiana 1217 posts
31st Jan '13

I'm big on tipping. I factor that in when we decide to go out. I start at 15% and go from there. If someone doesn't want to tip, they shouldn't go out to eat.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
31st Jan '13

I always tip 15, 20%-I also tip for takeout. It's part of the price to me, and I worked a few years in the service industry and know how bad it sucks to be stiffed when you're only making a few bucks an hour. Other people can do whatever they want with their money, but I think leaving a stupid note is just ridiculous.

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
31st Jan '13

I think that this will turn into a HUGE drama conversation but I always tip 20-30% and I think if you go to a sit down restaurant and don't tip then you are just plain trashy. If you can't afford to tip or don't want to then go to taco bell.
I often tip at places like taco bell as well

Rebecca R +1 1 child; Somerset, Michigan 854 posts
31st Jan '13

I tip based on service. You are really good and I tip amazing...ok waiters I tip about 12%...I have only stiffed a waiter once and that was because he was terrible and rude. He actually tossed the to go box at our table and knocked over my drink and walked away when we had been nothing but polite to him the whole time even tho he was terrible and forgot almost everything

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49283 posts
31st Jan '13

I do a universal 12% then round to the nearest dollar unless someone was exceptional. I have been known to give a $25 tip before on a $80 meal though.

MyPurrrtyBabies 3 kids; Alabama 8386 posts
31st Jan '13

I haven't seen it...



Being I have ONLY worked in restaurants, I am BIG on tipping unless the waiter/waitress is rude, then I tip 1-2 bucks. If the service is good, always 5$ +.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
31st Jan '13

these threads remind me of this always:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1ZZWhSvOMI

user banned California 36390 posts
31st Jan '13

I tip at least 15%, usually more, based on service.

MyPurrrtyBabies 3 kids; Alabama 8386 posts
31st Jan '13
Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:" , but I think leaving a stupid note is just ridiculous. "


agreed.

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
31st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting applelove:</b>" I think that this will turn into a HUGE drama conversation but I always tip 20-30% and I think if you ... [snip!] ... plain trashy. If you can't afford to tip or don't want to then go to taco bell. I often tip at places like taco bell as well"</blockquote>




I thought fast food employees can't accept tips. Do they take the ones you give? Idk, I've never worked in any food joint.

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
31st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:</b>" these threads remind me of this always: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1ZZWhSvOMI"</blockquote>




Boo, I can't see what it is on my phone. :?

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
31st Jan '13
Quoting melindapple:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Dr. Paradigm Shift:</b>" these threads remind me of this always: ... [snip!] ... of this always: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1ZZWhSvOMI"</blockquote> Boo, I can't see what it is on my phone. :?"


It's from 3rd Rock from the Sun, when Dick sets a pile of bills on the table for a tip and keeps taking them away when the waitress does something even minorly imperfect.

susanesque 2 kids; Georgia 8425 posts
31st Jan '13

I think they SHOULD get paid more than they do, bottom line. That said I do not like to tip less than 15% unless the waiter is terrible. If they are awesome I tip more.



My next door neighbor is a waitress and told me she got a party of 35(!) the other day. They left her a $25 tip. Now that is just sad.