This is the thing- when the service is bad and you still leave a 15% tip, the server has no idea that the service was bad. I've even gotten 5% - 10% tips knowing full well that they got good service, so I just figure they were cheapos. For anyone out there who thinks that giving them a bad tip is sending a *message* to the server, the server does not see it that way. So, I say, as a server myself, if the service is bad, go ahead and leave a substandard tip- but also let the management know what the server did wrong. This way the server will be told how to improve so the next guest doesn't get the same shoddy service you did. (hopefully)Originally Posted by Lois Lane;2465258;
Of course, easier said than done, and I will admit that I don't do it either-usually.