08-11-2004, 01:59 PM #1
Guys! It's time to learn how to FU*KING tip!
It's time someone learned you on how to friggin tip! I'm so sick of getting the shaft when I bust my ass* for your families! Yes, it's you family guys (not girls) that need tipping 101. Scale goes as follows-
1. If your waiter sucks, he/she still helped your family---- 10% of total
2. If your waiter was very helpful and friendly---- 15% of total
3. If your waiter busted his trash, kept a smile on his face, and never friggen flinched when you asked him to run and grab something else for the fifteenth time---- 20%+++ of total!
(I fall under the third category more often than not, and am very offended when you don't understand that it is your tips that are paying for my education).
Last edited by doctorcc; 08-12-2004 at 09:31 AM.
08-11-2004, 02:03 PM #2VET
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20 % ? that's weak.
depends on the bill / time spent in the restaurant / how helpful waiter was
08-11-2004, 02:04 PM #3
Hense the +++, but 20% min please!
08-11-2004, 02:05 PM #4
i feel ya doctorcc. all my friends are waiters and so is my girl. i wouldnt even think of tipping less than 40% at least to my friends and then when me and my girl go out or something like that.... i always even if they suck tip at least 20%. 30% if they are good
08-11-2004, 02:05 PM #5
A lot of cheap assholes around here *coughLOZGODcough* I always tip them well when they deserve it. Ill normally hook them up with 25-30% if their that good.
08-11-2004, 02:06 PM #6Retired Vet
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I'm by no means well off, as I am a starving student myself, but I always give 20%+.. . but that's cuz alot of my friends a lot of my friends are servers.. and I know how they depend on it...
08-11-2004, 02:08 PM #7
I was a waiter and I tip exactly on that scale.......that's weird. I hate cheap people they suck!
08-11-2004, 02:16 PM #8Member
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my mom never tips and it always pissed me off and it's embarrassing as hell. I always have to sneak a atleast a 5spot on the table whenever we go out to eat.
08-11-2004, 02:17 PM #9
I tip 20% but I deduct alcohol from the total. Why should I tip 20% on a $150 bottle of wine when the wine steward was the one who broght the bottle, opened it, let it breath and poured a taste.
08-11-2004, 02:18 PM #10Member
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08-11-2004, 02:21 PM #11
I always leave a nice tip..... but here is some food for thought:
Why should you tip a waiter / waitress for simply doing their job?? And your telling me that I should give them another 20-40% of the bill I am paying for my food just because they brought it to me? I think tipping is getting out rageous these days.... you can't even go to the bathroom in a public place and wash your hands without having to tip someone who blocks the **** sink or whatever and gives you a towel. It is getting a little out of hand. To be honest I almost never eat out because I am pretty strict with my diet, but another reason I don't is because it is becoming more of a hassle than anything.....and a big expense when you factor in a "decent" tip
Just my $.02.....I know I am gona get flamed for this one
08-11-2004, 02:23 PM #12Originally Posted by LeanMeOut
PRAISE GOD, couldn't agree more!!!!
08-11-2004, 02:45 PM #13Originally Posted by LeanMeOut
08-11-2004, 02:48 PM #14Originally Posted by doctorcc
Oh I fully understand what you are saying..... I have a few friends who are waiters so I know all about this. I am just saying that it is getting out of hand these days and it's almost to the point where they get offended if you don't give them half of what your bill was. Either way I don't care because I hardly ever eat out.... but it is just something I have been noticing a lot more lately. Especially the bathroom thing..... that is downright ANNOYING. But a waiter / waitress I have no problem tipping, I just don't think they should get their panties in a twist if you don't go overboard with the tip
08-11-2004, 02:50 PM #15
I hear ya about the bathroom thing! ***** - Are you gonna shake if off for me too! Get the hell outta here!!!
08-11-2004, 02:53 PM #16Originally Posted by doctorcc
08-11-2004, 02:56 PM #17Anabolic Member
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you can flame me but im one of those cheap bastard that do anything he can to avoid tipping in bars!!!
08-11-2004, 03:22 PM #18Originally Posted by doctorcc
2. If the service is OK-good....TIP 15-20%. I realize that most people do work very hard and this is tipically what I leave.
3. If the service is great. Tip over 20% uasally 33% or 1/3 the bill. In this case you should also ask to speak to the manager, if you are going to complain about bad service you should also be prepeared to give credit where credit is due. This type of thing can lead to some getting better tables, shifts, and possibly promotions.
just my opinion
08-11-2004, 03:29 PM #19
I always tip 15% of the bill. However, if I have to ask twice for something, then a dollar comes off the tip for every time I have to ask for something I have already requested at the beginning of the order. In addition, if the server is ignoring my table I will take a dollar off the 15% tip for every 5 minutes I am feeling ignored. If I feel you are giving me any attitude, then your F**ked and will receive .10 cents with many annoying request by me. If I feel your have gone out of your way, I have been know to drop 100% tip on the table ($75 Dinner + $75 tip = $150). That gets expensive fast but what the hell the service was great.
Being a server is a job (and a difficult one at times) and as with any job, you should be rewarded or PUNISHED by the quality of your work! As a customer, I have certain expectations for the service that I am paying in the basic price of the restaurant. A tip is exactly that, a Tip, or an expression of gratuity and there no reason I have to have gratitude towards someone who is already being paid for his or her service. You r job could be a lot worse for less pay (like being a roofer in Arizona) and in reality the customer owes the server not a thing. It is only a social norm to tip but not mandated and the server should be grateful for whatever bit of gratitude they receive.
And yeah I am one of those family guys who is half Mexican so I guess if you get me as your customer your F***ked!
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08-11-2004, 03:34 PM #20
i'm a bartender, have been a server and worked for that freakin $2.30/hour.......as a result, if my server/bartender was anything above a "f*ckin idiot" I'm an obscene tipper....i've had pretty good luck with people and I know how sh*tty it is to get nailed on a tip.....so, my rule of thumb is, If I can't tip 30%+, I stay home.
08-11-2004, 03:35 PM #21
If a waiter/waitress does a good job I always tip well...but if they suck they get nothing but a dirty ole copper abe lincoln.......and the bars that I frequent I tip up front just to make sure they take care of me
08-11-2004, 04:01 PM #22
I don't like tipping people. Refer to Mr. Pink from "the resevoir dogs" he gives a good excuse. I dont mind leaving a 15% tip to a waiter though, doesnt bother me. I just dont like it, you still get minimum wage.
Originally Posted by Mr. PinkNice Guy Eddie: C'mon, throw in a buck!
Mr. Pink: Uh-uh, I don't tip.
Nice Guy Eddie: You don't tip?
Mr. Pink: I don't believe in it.
Nice Guy Eddie: You don't believe in tipping?
Mr. Blue: You know what these chicks make? They make ****.
Mr. Pink: Don't give me that. She don't make enough money, she can quit.
Nice Guy Eddie: I don't even know a ****ing Jew who'd have the balls to say that. Let me get this straight: you never ever tip, huh?
Mr. Pink: I don't tip because society says I have to. Alright, I tip when somebody really deserves a tip. If they put forth an effort, I'll give them something extra. But I mean, this tipping automatically, that's for the birds. As far as I'm concerned they're just doing their job.
Mr. Blue: Hey, this girl was nice.
Mr. Pink: She was okay. But she wasn't anything special.
Mr. Blue: What special? Take you in the back and suck your dick?
Nice Guy Eddie: I'd go over twelve percent for that.
08-11-2004, 04:05 PM #23
if you dont like the pay, find another job.not to be a dick but, its that simple.
08-11-2004, 04:06 PM #24
Resv Dogs kicks ass.
I - Insure
P - Prompt
S - Service
08-11-2004, 04:18 PM #25
i find in my area too many waiters and waitresses expect a tip and provide a halfassed service.
i understand when your busy, it can take a while.
last time i went out to eat at a resturant that prides it self on service and hospitality, we waited 10 minutes to get a drink, and the place wasn't even 1/4 full, our waitress was covering 1 other table. I could see in the kitchen she was back there goofing off flirting with some guys. another 25 pass before we get our food, she had dissapeared and comes back in the door after a smoke break then brings out our cold food. I have to flag her down and whistle to get her attention to get a refill, I request ketchup, never get it. Finally to get our check, I have to go in the fookin kitchen to get her.
Now we can probably agree this service sucked, did this girl still deserve 10%?
In my opinion hell no. And I didn't give her one, I payed for my meal, so it wouldn't seem like I am trying to get something for free by complaining, then went and saw the manager, and gave them an ear full. Since I already paid, they offered to give me my next 2 meals there free, but will probably never use it as they have pretty much lost a customer over that.
08-11-2004, 04:20 PM #26
and another thing, the people at Sonics expecting a tip is too much, it's not like they actually wait on you.
08-11-2004, 04:42 PM #27
I can totally see why people would not want to tip much when the service as crap. Unfortunately some people are super picky and what is crap to one person, is average to another. All depends on how normal you are or how much of a friggen princess/a$$ you are.
What I can't tolerate is cheap tippers when the service is excellent and you work your friggen butt off. Where I work it's mainly a corporate clientele, capacity is 10 people (its a private suite) but the bills usually run between $1000 and $5000. For the most part people in there are decent tippers but I have a few guys who I can't friggen stand it when they're signing the bill. This one guy comes in fairly regularly, instead of 10 people, he invites everyone under the f'n sun....you know, to show off like he's a big man in his private suite (it's not even his!)...he'll pack in like 30-35 people and gets the bill up to around $2500-$3000. At the end of the night, he tells me what great service there was and then slams me with a $20 tip......and thats Canadian!!
Sorry....had to rant but you'd think it was his money too....doesn't even come out of his pockets, it's all company money and it's a tax write off. I would like to do things to his drinks when I see him....but that would be bad karma. I just figure what goes around....comes around.
08-11-2004, 04:52 PM #28
I tip 15% if the service was at least decent.
08-11-2004, 04:56 PM #29Originally Posted by Psychotron
08-11-2004, 04:57 PM #30Originally Posted by Harvey Balboner
08-11-2004, 05:07 PM #31Member
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and another thing, i drink starbucks like 1 a month. they charge $36 for a cup of regular coffe and then they have that fat ass tip jar sittin out front.....forget it!
crap service....no tip
08-11-2004, 05:17 PM #32
To all of you who don't like to tip because you are cheap/bitter/angry , or if you are just plain mean/rude to your servers for no good reason other than you are just an a$$hole.......just remember one thing...
The people who serve you have access to your food and drinks. Some of them are also bitter/angry and will do some nasty, disgusting, unmentionable things to your orders. I personally would not myself but there are others out there who would not hesitate and I have seen it done a number of times.
Just something to think about next time you wanna be an a$$hole to your server or you don't tip them....you may want to be a little nicer to them next time, they are people too.
08-11-2004, 05:19 PM #33
I always tip 15%....this is better than getting a shaft IMO
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08-11-2004, 05:27 PM #34
[QUOTE=SexyKitty]The people who serve you have access to your food and drinks. Some of them are also bitter/angry and will do some nasty, disgusting, unmentionable things to your orders. I personally would not myself but there are others out there who would not hesitate and I have seen it done a number of times.[QUOTE]
Ahmen. One time I was sitting in the passengers seat next to a bro of mine and we went into McDonalds drive thru. He starts calling the chick at the drive thru all of these obscene names and then asks me what I wanted. I told him I was not hungry. When we got the food the chick had a slight smile on her face, I told him not to eat it but he did anyway. I never piss off a server until I have eat'n my full!
08-11-2004, 05:43 PM #35
I usually always tip 20% unless he the waiter was a lazy bastard. If I get an expensive bottle of wine I tip 10% of the price of the bottle plus 20% tip for everything else.
08-11-2004, 05:53 PM #36Originally Posted by doctorcc
If service is average he/she gets 15%, if it's excellent it's 20-40%, but if sevice sucks, I am sorry but the waiter gets SQUAT and I am going to make sure the manager or owner knows I will NEVER return to his restaurant because of the poor service.
I understand a waiter may have a bad day, but don't take it out on me... I am paying good money for good food and service, I expect both. If I don't get them, I and my party are customers lost forever.
08-11-2004, 06:22 PM #37
oh lord, another one of these threads...
anyway, i wait tables...I always tip very well, i don't tip by percentage though. I tip per person. I feel 3 dollars per person is a good tip but i usually tip about 4 or 5 if i leave the tip...why should you leave %'s? Somebody could provide the same good service whether you ate a hamburger and drank water or if you got a steak and drank wine. You probably require the same attention so I don't tip according to the bill...also, I only make 2 bucks an hour so a 3 dollar tip from a table isn't helping anyone out if you had a 20 dollar meal between 3 people
08-11-2004, 06:31 PM #38Retired Vet
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One more thing... if I am in a restaurant at home, I usually tip better, because they get fewer customers, than say, a chain restaurant such as Jack Astor's, or Montana's in a larger city...
This may seem ironic, however, these servers get paid just as poorly(as a base), and, are heavily relying on tips...
For instance: A server in a busier restaurant may serve 7-8 tables (example) an hour..(even if they tip 10%)..and, they are still making much more than the server with 2 or 3 tables... (even at 20% tips)... just something to think about...
They may not be as busy, however, (in a small restaurant) this isn't their fault... and as a rule, the service is much better in these locations to begin with,.. so I basically do so to compensate...
08-11-2004, 06:34 PM #39
oh crap, chica is on the thread
08-11-2004, 06:35 PM #40
this whole time i thought we were talking about cows????? WTF
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