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Old Yesterday, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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Somebody suggested that if my wife and I split a meal we should tip 40%. I thought it's ridiculous, but I asked my buddy's daughter. She's a server at a local TGI Fridays.

She told me that in California all servers get minimum wage, plus tips. California doesn't have a tipped wage. She also said her and her friends laugh when people think they're starving students. She said she averages $20-$30 an hour.

I'm firmly stuck at 15%, and not a penny more.
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Old Yesterday, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Somebody suggested that if my wife and I split a meal we should tip 40%. I thought it's ridiculous, but I asked my buddy's daughter. She's a server at a local TGI Fridays.

She told me that in California all servers get minimum wage, plus tips. California doesn't have a tipped wage. She also said her and her friends laugh when people think they're starving students. She said she averages $20-$30 an hour.

I'm firmly stuck at 15%, and not a penny more.
We certainly do not tip more. Heck I waitressed and made around $300 a day part time, day shift, in a coffee shop a decade ago.

When I go out to eat I eat what I want, and how I want. If they don't like it, I am more then happy to take my business elsewhere. I did tip a waitress extra for advising my husband and I to split a burger because she said they were big. She earned a bigger tip because she didn't try to inflate our bill. Heck, we do not get tip less when DH is ordering $30 scotches.
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Old Today, 07:41 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Here in NYC, a very expensive place to live, waitpersons get a ridiculously small wage, they can only survive with tips to bring them up to a minimum wage level or just beyond that. Usually they are young & a student or trying to make it starting out in some other field as well as waiting. They also get the brunt of all complaints even those that they have no control over like lousy food, slow service from the kitchen, uncomfortable atmosphere etc... & customers will stiff them even though it often is out of their control.

Plus it is just a really hard job physically & dealing with the public can be stressful. People leave nasty notes on the bills instead of tips sometimes commenting on the waiters looks or denigrating them for being stupid (ie., for being a waitress). I always tip at least 15% but usually 20% unless the wait service is noticeably irresponsible. (A very few of the high end restaurants here note on their menus & bills that they do pay a fair wage to waitpersons & tipping isn't necessary.)

Knowing someone who is financially ok but is a chronic bad tipper, or doesn't tip at all, or yells & denigrates at service workers like cab drivers, etc., is a character tell to me, I know they are actually a bully & a pretty low-class, nasty individual.

However I do draw the line at non-waitpersons who draw a better salary but put out the "tip cup" at the cash register they simply stand at, this is a worker/management issue.
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Old Today, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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Knowing someone who is financially ok but is a chronic bad tipper...
Guilty as charged. If you don't like your working conditions, talk to your boss. If you don't like your pay, talk to your boss.

If you own a business, it's YOUR responsibility to pay your employees, not MINE. Tipping in America is out of control, and it's getting worse. It's no different than a redistribution of wealth.

Without getting into politics, I didn't vote for the last President that wanted to "fundamentally change America".
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Old Today, 01:11 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Guilty as charged. If you don't like your working conditions, talk to your boss. If you don't like your pay, talk to your boss.

If you own a business, it's YOUR responsibility to pay your employees, not MINE. Tipping in America is out of control, and it's getting worse. It's no different than a redistribution of wealth.

Without getting into politics, I didn't vote for the last President that wanted to "fundamentally change America".
He seems nice.
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