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Old 06-13-2014, 06:50 PM
Location: Ohio
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Originally Posted by pythonis View Post
I tip based on performance, not a chart.
same here. Crappy service=no tip or not so great.

I also dont always do 20%. If i go to skyline and my bill is $5, im not giving you $1, ill likely give you 50% because $1 seems silly.

Old 06-13-2014, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Naturen View Post
It hasn't affected my eating out and I still tip between 10 and 20% depending on the service.

I didn't know that tipping had increased to 20%.
I too didn't know that the tipping normal has increased. I know one tips approx. 15%!
Old 06-13-2014, 06:57 PM
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No. I have always tipped 20%, and more if the service is exceptional.
Old 06-13-2014, 06:59 PM
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If you can't afford to tip 20% you can't afford to eat out.
Old 06-13-2014, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Gcs15 View Post
What state is that? I know when I worked as a server I got $25 a shift. Period. That isn't something you can live off of.
Most of the Northwest by this chart: http://www.dol.gov/whd/state/tipped.htm
But again, I tip based on service, which is normally around 20%. I just don't feel obligated if the service is bad.
Old 06-13-2014, 07:10 PM
Location: Way up high
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No affect on me at all. I was a server for 5 years so I know the business very well and know how to take care of people. Unless it's crappy service I'm usually 20%. The other day we left $40 on a $80 bill because service and the pours were exceptional.
Old 06-13-2014, 07:31 PM
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I tip based on service, period. 0-25% is my range. I have walked off and given zero tip when the situation warrants it.
Old 06-13-2014, 07:55 PM
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if they had pole dancing for entertainment from the servers, then yeah, 20% is fine
Old 06-13-2014, 08:06 PM
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Tipping norm has not changed for me, still 10%, sometimes more depending on factors, but not at all mandated or "norm" being 20%.
Old 06-13-2014, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by missik999 View Post
If you can't afford to tip 20% you can't afford to eat out.
Why, because you said? Twenty percent is large in my opinion. What are you going to say five years from now "if you cannot afford 25%, you should not eat out"?

Given the food price increases, the 10% they get is much more than before, no way it should be 20%. I understand if food prices remained low, or it was a very cheap place like Waffle House.
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