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    Re: Tipping

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    What do people expect on a Holiday?! The servers were away from their families and working so that others could eat out!
    The kids and I wanted to go out to dinner last night. Not many kid friendly places were open. The choices were either the fancy "lets-kiss-at-midnight-date" places or the local brewing company. We ended up at the brewing Company. We had a wonderful meal and when it was time to figure in the tip, my kids commented that I left about 40%. Well I explained to them that everyone working on New Years Eve would probably rather be out with their friends or family. And the fact that I was at a Brewing Company with kids not ordering pitchers of beer made me feel that our tab might be a bit lower than what should be expected on New Years Eve... Anyhow, we had a nice night, and I hope the waiter did as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonbonlover;2738769;
    We had a wonderful meal and when it was time to figure in the tip, my kids commented that I left about 40%. Well I explained to them that everyone working on New Years Eve would probably rather be out with their friends or family. And the fact that I was at a Brewing Company with kids not ordering pitchers of beer made me feel that our tab might be a bit lower than what should be expected on New Years Eve... Anyhow, we had a nice night, and I hope the waiter did as well...
    I am sure that your waiter appreciated your tip and serving your family much more than dealing with rowdy drunks who may've been too inebriated to tip well! That was very thoughtful of you. We left a really nice tip at the sushi restaurant we went to last night...not 40%, but close. We also didn't linger at the table since we saw a line of people who hadn't made reservations...I think the restaurant appreciated our courtesy and for us, it was nice to get home in time before all the drunks hit the road! Happy new year!

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    Re: Who, why and how much do you tip?

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    What is your philosophy on tipping? Who do you tip or not and why? How much do you tip? What is the most/least you've ever tipped and the reason. Being a restaurant manager, I'm just curious as to everyones views on this subject.
    Even at the worst serviced meal i've ever had, I left the waiter 5%.

    I normally tip 20% (Uncle Sam taxes 15%, so the extra 5% is me thanking the waiter/ess for the service provided).

    Best tip i've ever left was just under 50% for a waiter we always ask for at a fancy restaurant we go to each year back East.

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    Not sure if this has been covered in here or not...but what's the standard for tipping delivery people? Like pizza guys, etc. I know most places have started charging a small "delivery fee" but I'm not sure if they even get any of that...
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    I usually give our pizza guy $5. They don't make much money and the fee they charge isn't much-if he even sees any of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waywyrd;2747004;
    Not sure if this has been covered in here or not...but what's the standard for tipping delivery people? Like pizza guys, etc. I know most places have started charging a small "delivery fee" but I'm not sure if they even get any of that...
    We usually tip $3-5. But I wonder if that's too little? Anyone????
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    Re: Tipping

    Pizza delivery guys usually don't get part of the delivery fee. I always tip $5.00 minimum up to about a 40.00 order, over that it's between 6-8.00. The places I order from make it a point of telling customers the price which INLCUDES the delivery fee, but DOES NOT include driver tip.
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    Re: Tipping

    I just witnessed one of THE most unbelievable things I've ever seen. We met my husband's boss for breakfast at Waffle House. At the next table were 2 car salesmen. I was eavesdropping because my husband and his boss were talking about business and I was bored. The salesmen were flirting and teasing the waitress and trying to sell her a car. She was being very friendly to them and not really flirting back, but she was being nice and doing her job. She was our waitress as well and was just very friendly and a good waitress.
    Anyway, they gave her their cards and told her to come see them to buy a car. When they got to the cash register, they asked her again about coming to buy a car from them and she told them she couldn't afford a new car. THEY CAME BACK TO THE TABLE AND REMOVED THE TIP THEY LEFT!!!! And said loud enough for me to hear that they wouldn't tip someone who wouldn't consider buying a car from them. I was FLOORED!!

    Can you believe it? I said something to her about it and she was visably upset. She couldn't believe it as it did not reflect on her service to them. I asked her if I could have their business card and she gave it to me. I borrowed my husband's cell phone and went outside and called the sales manager and relayed to him almost verbatium what had happened and told him that it reflected badly on his place of business and that I would think twice before coming to buy a car from that dealership and especially not from those two clowns. And they should be aware that other people heard and saw their actions.
    He was NOT happy and said that it would be discussed in the afternoon sales meeting.

    My husbands boss asked me what was going on and when I told him, he was upset as well and ended up leaving a very good tip for the waitress. By now the ENTIRE restaurant has heard the story (Waffle House is not a large restaurant and word got around with the staff fast about what happened) and I told the waitress I had called the dealership and complained. She told the rest of the staff and I got applauded when I left.

    Actually it was kind of embarrassing as I had never met my husband's boss before, but he told my husband later, he hoped never to get on my bad side as it looked like I could definetly stand up for myself and everyone else as well. Compliment? I hope so.

    This is also the same boss that I've already embarrassed myself on the phone with. His name is Jimmy Carter and he called when my husband wasn't home and I was taking the message and when he said his name, I could NOT help myself, it came out even as I was willing my mouth to shut itself. Yep, I asked him: "like the president?" I'm sure he's never heard THAT one before.

    Normally I tend to make a good first and 2nd impression on people, fortunately Mr. Carter seems to have a good sense of humor.

    And he made a good impression on me for leaving the waitress double the regular tip to make up for the 2 cretins she had to deal with sitting next to us.
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    Re: Tipping

    Good for you myrosiedog! I probably would have yelled at them before they walked out but I'm sort of mean that way.
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    Re: Tipping

    Quote Originally Posted by buglover;2766523;
    Good for you myrosiedog! I probably would have yelled at them before they walked out but I'm sort of mean that way.
    I considered it, but we were with my husband's boss. Had we been alone, I probably would have spoken up at the time. I was still trying to make a good impression at that point. Blew that later.

    I have a big mouth and I always tend to take the underdogs stand. I have spoken up before and probably will again.

    Those waitresses work hard and they can't make a lot of money at the Waffle House either.

    My husband said we should go back tomorrow as I could get breakfast on the house after that. ha! I only eat at Waffle House under duress anyway. It's not one of my favorite places to go. But that doesn't mean that people that work there should be treated like crap either.
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