There has only been 1 that I barely left a tip for because of how rude she was. I'm honestly, a REALLY good tipper. I have given somewhere around a 60% tip on a bill before because of how amazing they were.
I can't remember where it was, but it was a woman and she was extremely polite, friendly, and patient with us. My friends had been drinking (me being the DD lol) and they were getting loud and obnoxious. I was pretty embarrassed.
She kept things cool, didn't seem to mind at all. Either a really good person or a very good actress.
- Either way, I ended up leaving her $40 as a tip on a bill of about $60.
Oh & I haven't gone out to eat with those friends since. lol, and I sure as hell told them why when we got in the car. This was about 2 (?) years ago. Give or take.
It is customary, but not mandatory. I tip based on the service, and there have been times I am so annoyed with the waiter/waitress for messing up an order, never coming by the entire meal to check on the drinks or if the meal is ok, or taking forever to come with the bill and again for returning the change. I will intentionally give them zero tip and pay the exact amount and look them in the eye like a "fuck you, asshole". A decent service will generally get 12% tip, since when they add tip on a credit card machine, it is on top of the tax you're paying, so you're essentially paying tip on the taxes.
In general, I dislike tipping. A person chooses the job they work in, and their pay/salary is their compensation. If the pay sucks that you are forced to supplement it with tips, the solution is simple... get a better job, or get the requirements for a better career. I work hard for my income, and nobody tips me for doing my job. Why should wait staff be tipped for doing their job? Service with a smile isn't an "extra". It's a requirement for a service job.
Hmm, it's not really an expected thing here. Like, sure, it's nice but waiters and waitresses here get a minimum wage and their tips are a bonus, not just what they live off, so whether you tip them or not, they're gonna get paid. So for me it's no because that's just kinda the culture here, I guess?
Yes, Everyone should if they Decide to Dine out. Waitress and Waiters do Not make Minimum wage. They only make $2.13-3.50 an hour. The Service that they Provide for One, Providing it is Good anyways, Deserves this "Little Extra" to Help fill in the Gap. Just ask my Sister. She is the Best from the Rest. Good luck and Great question. xx
This country tipping isn't mandatory but I do leave a tip (I try to give directly to the server) if they have impressed me. I was so impressed with one person - he sat with us and chatted, we gave him a tip to help fund his flight to meet his real dad. I emailed the restaurant and thanked them and they offered me a free meal for going out of my way to thank them/him
Yes, I always do. It's incredibly rude not to tip them in Europe, it's basically a requirement. In Japan you better don't tip though because they would literally chase after you with the change because they'd feel so uncomfortable lol, I did that once - never again.
In the USA, yes, you should. That being said, we need to change the system of tips because it makes it so servers are paid less than minimum wage by their employers. Tips should be a bonus, not a way to cover the employer's wage requirements.
Well here some high end restaurants add 'service charge' in total bill/cheque, which is supposed to be distributed among servers. Hence many people either don't pay tip at all or give a nominal amount just for sake of formality in such restaurants. In fact, servers in some restaurants refuse tips for the same reason. In not so high end restaurants, one should tip on basis of ambience + service. At least I do that. In a restaurant I went to, servers were too rude for some reason, so I didn't pay tip at all. Not to mention that I never went there again.
Yes of course you should. They only make about $3 an hour or so. at least here where I live. I don't leave much, because I don't have much, which is why I rarely go out to eat. But when I do I leave about $5-15 depending on how much my bill was.
You don't have to. They chose that job knowing that they might not get tips from every customer. Sure, tbey might want one, but ultimately it's the customers choice. There's nothing wrong with not leaving a tip.
In the US, servers are paid less then minimum wage because their tips are considered part of their income. So that really nice server, is probably only getting paid $5.00 an hour or so and is counting on that tip to make ends meet. Of course how much is completely up to you, 10% is good for bad service, 15% for average 20% for good
In the UK (and when I visit the rest of Europe) I do. They get paid low wages.
In America I don't. "Service charge" is a joke and everyone asked me for a tip to the point I started to get annoyed. I decide if I tip you for a job well done. The second it becomes a requirement is when I stop.
Always, have you ever been a waiter? i was a waitering at an Indian restaurant and it was a lot of hardwork, taking peoples orders, bringing out the food, dealing with icky customers and all their requests, and getting payed very little, the tips help a lot.
I also would bring out extra naan for the regulars who tipped well
You should tip less for bad service, but never don't tip (unless the service was really THAT shitty), since they get paid less than minimum wage since they get tips. It's a bad system but it's what we have.
In Australia you do not tip unless you really want to and it was exceptional service. Even then the tip mind just go to the store instead and you might be met with confused faces. Unlike the USA, waiter/ waitresses get paid fairly.