Quoting Alissa (lissapfa):" bad service =no tip or like a quarter.. I tip well even for mediocre service"
I've even tipped rude waitresses before that still provided service. But I don't see the point in giving a tip to someone who didn't even try to provide good service.
I leave 2 cents if I get bad service.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [17 wks]:</b>" This is true. We can't all be outstanding all the time! However, I can think of one waitress in particular who always sucks, lol. Don't know how she keeps a job!"</blockquote>
What are you talking about? I'm outstanding all the time (
crappy service.... no tip.
It's what I do as well.
I admit I HAVE left them a note... with TIP written on the top. ONE TIME.
My waitress was f**king AWFUL...
So I wrote a note that said
If you WANT one... Be better at your JOB.
How you treat your customers GREATLY depends on what you receive.
My SO has left a penny tip before lol the waitress was rude and snotty so I pretty much high fived him for it. We had another waitress before actually come up to us complaining that we didn't leave a tip. We were blunt and said "hey you don't want to do your job, you're not getting a tip!"
When I was younger I wouldn't leave tips..just because but now that I'm in the real world along with those people work for tips(like I used to) I realized it's what they take home to help there family.
But..if you're gonna be rude and you're not going to appreciate the fact that the people you're being rude to is your way to a few extra dollars than you should look for a new job. I usually leave max 3 dollars to a bad server....
<blockquote><b>Quoting Lauralie89:</b>" My SO has left a penny tip before lol the waitress was rude and snotty so I pretty much high fived him ... [snip!] ... complaining that we didn't leave a tip. We were blunt and said "hey you don't want to do your job, you're not getting a tip!""</blockquote>
I cannot believe one came up to you. Wow, what balls!
I would've tipped. Before when there was a bad waitress I wouldn't tip or tip very little but I have learned that people have their off days and you just never know what is going on in their life, so I always tip. I understand that someone's personal life shouldn't affect their work but sometimes it does and if I can make that person feel better by giving them a good tip, it makes me feel good about myself.
I know some people are just b***hes too but I still give at least 15%.
Quoting kelsey054:" My dad always said if they give bad service " give 'em nine cents, because they ain't worth a dime." I do that."
Haha, that's a good one. I'll have to remember that next time.
I don't tip bad service. I tip low on meh. service and if you are fantastic, I sometimes tip 20-30%
I would have talked to the manager and demanded the pizza or bread sticks be free.
I would have left a tip, but told her to her face how rude she was and that you weren't coming back. Or you could have spoken to the manager. I don't put up with rude servers. I waitressed and was nice to everyone no matter how much of an a*****e they were and went out of my way to make sure they were taken care of. I always tip and I try to tip well. Waitresses live off their tips, I was paid $2.65 an hour and was lucky to make 100 every two weeks in a paycheck (I was in high school then). That being said the tip should depend on the service, I would have left her like... a dollar.
To the people saying we all have off day-
From what OP said this waitress wasn't having an off day. She said the waitress went to a table of guys to check on them at least 12 times. She was clearly just ignoring OP and her mom because there were guys there.
We always tip for service. SO was a waiter for many years so he knows what it is like but my tips are based on service. If you provide great service you may get a 30% tip. Or even more. But if you give shitty service you may only get a 5% tip.(If it is really bad). I hate doing it, but you don't deserve decent pay if you aren't willing to do your job. If you don't want to provide good service then find a different job that your pay isn't dictated by the service you provide.
Quoting TantricLemons:" I have never not left a tip. I have been serving for 10 years and I have never made more than $200 on ... [snip!] ... so much. In my opinion if you got food than its your responsibility to tip. I might be in the minority, but that is how I feel."
I agree whole heartedly!!
I've worked in the food industry off and on since I was 18. That IS your paycheck. If you can't afford to pay someone, you shouldn't ask them to work.
That said, it DOES sound like you got shit service. HOWEVER - You mention that she had a large group of guys that she was also working with. I can tell you, if you are a young female and even moderately attractive, a group of men gets DEMANDING - I swear it's a game to them. It sometimes comes at the risk of other tables. Also, bigger groups tend to make bigger tickets - and bigger tips. But you have to keep them happy to do it - which, especially with large groups of men, can be very difficult if you don't sacrifice some attention to other tables. Combine the two, and I can't say it suprises me at all that she wasn't a perfect server to everyone. She SHOULD of asked for help from another server though, unless it was later in the afternoon and she was the only one on - a position that tends to get saved for stronger servers, since it's a position of sink or swim.