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Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
24th Aug
Quoting Intrepid Detective Munch:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Supafly★:</b>" At a restaurant - 20% unless the service ... [snip!] ... - usually $5 depending how far the ride is. I don't order takeout. "</blockquote> I've never been in a cab. :?"


I usually take them coming back from a party drunk as hell. Probably why the tip is so high lol.

The Time Police 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33400 posts
24th Aug
Quoting Supafly★:" At a restaurant - 20% unless the service was horrible. The least I'd give is 10% At a salon - 20-30% ... [snip!] ... discounted service since I used to work there. Cab driver - usually $5 depending how far the ride is. I don't order takeout. "


My grandma always gives 20$ to a cab driver, unless her ride costs over 20$... which it doesn't. We got a drive from the mall to the grocery store, and it only cost 5$... still threw a 20$ to him. lol

♥ Mrs. S ♥ Due September 20; 2 kids; Venezuela 12969 posts
24th Aug
Quoting ♥ G ♥:" Because the sever is running their ass off. Making $4/hr after taxes is hardly anything when they get ... [snip!] ... go out b/c the check and the tip would just be too expensive. But If we choose to go out, we make sure we at least leave 20%."


Well guess I won't go out to eat where people get paid $4 an hour. Wtf....is that even legal? Servers here get at least minimum wage. If one person tips below 20% it's really not that big of a deal, at least they tip. Both my SIL's were waitresses and they made about the same as DH did back when he made $13 an hour. Most nights they brought home over $100 in tips.

lolajessup Due July 25; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
24th Aug

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥ Mrs. S ♥:</b>" Well guess I won't go out to eat where people get paid $4 an hour. Wtf....is that even legal? Servers ... [snip!] ... and they made about the same as DH did back when he made $13 an hour. Most nights they brought home over $100 in tips. "</blockquote>




Yeah min wage for servers is diff than regular min wage.

♥ Mrs. S ♥ Due September 20; 2 kids; Venezuela 12969 posts
24th Aug
Quoting Intrepid Detective Munch:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ♥ Mrs. S ♥:</b>" Well guess I won't go out to eat ... [snip!] ... nights they brought home over $100 in tips. "</blockquote> Yeah min wage for servers is diff than regular min wage."


It may start at 7.25 here but that is the lowest I've ever heard of.

The Time Police 2 kids; Cold Lake, AB, Canada 33400 posts
24th Aug
Quoting ♥ Mrs. S ♥:" Well guess I won't go out to eat where people get paid $4 an hour. Wtf....is that even legal? Servers ... [snip!] ... and they made about the same as DH did back when he made $13 an hour. Most nights they brought home over $100 in tips. "


In the states, I think the lowest they can get paid is 2.13. My SIL worked as a server in Texas and was paid 2.13... I think that is the lowest it can be. Some places are required to meet state minimum if the server didn't make enough in tips.



http://www.paywizard.org/main/minimum-wage/tipped-workers

LA REINA™ Chicago, IL, United States 15863 posts
24th Aug

You're supposed to tip between 15-20% so that's what I do, sometimes more because DH and I both work in the service industry and we appreciate big tips so we pay it forward.

~*~*~*~ 1 child; Biteme, ca, United States 1716 posts
24th Aug

Since I am a server, I usually tip 20%, unless it was exceptional service, or not so great then I adjust. I have only not left a tip one time. For pizza I do 5$, and for carry out 5-6$. Same there with adjusting based on service.