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Old 07-20-2014, 02:22 PM
 
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Younger? HA! I'm a Baby Boomer. As I said, maybe venture past the TGIFs and Olive Gardens and you'll find good service. It still exists, but if you are expecting it when paying $6.99 for all the salad and breadsticks you can chovel into your face, you'll be disappointed.
Well, the example I gave was from a high end seafood establishment, $25-$40/plate type of place. In years past, the service was much better. I recall about 10 years ago complaining that my salmon was over cooked. They apologized, replaced it right away AND took it off the check. I was blown away.

As for your made-up examples, well no, I would think that any self-respecting restaurant should provide good service whether for a moderate priced working class meal or for a $200 a plate high end dining experience. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect, not just the rich.
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Old 07-21-2014, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Florida
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It's a sad existence for annerk that the only time good service or good manners is experienced is when large amounts of money are shelled out.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:17 AM
 
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Well, the example I gave was from a high end seafood establishment, $25-$40/plate type of place. In years past, the service was much better. I recall about 10 years ago complaining that my salmon was over cooked. They apologized, replaced it right away AND took it off the check. I was blown away.

As for your made-up examples, well no, I would think that any self-respecting restaurant should provide good service whether for a moderate priced working class meal or for a $200 a plate high end dining experience. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect, not just the rich.
If I got Cracker Barrel service in a high end restaurant, I'd be speaking to the manager. Did you bother? If not, you are only perpetuating the problem.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:19 AM
 
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It's a sad existence for annerk that the only time good service or good manners is experienced is when large amounts of money are shelled out.
"Large amounts of money" is a subjective statement. It's ridiculous to expect the same level of service at Cracker Barrel or Olive Garden as you would get at The French Laundry or Daniel.
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Old 07-27-2014, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Castlederp
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I get tipped about 25% of the time where I work at a low end restaurant.. normally it is about 10%

I love when we get US customers.. they always think that we don't get paid well and so tip 15%..
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Old 07-30-2014, 12:22 PM
 
Location: KYLE TEXAS
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The higher prices you would have to pay for food at a restaurant will be added to your check anyway.

In the end there will be very little difference. You'll be paying about the same as if you left a tip.
yes and no recourse for bad service .keep the system as it is keep them hungry
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Old 07-30-2014, 02:22 PM
 
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I get tipped about 25% of the time where I work at a low end restaurant.. normally it is about 10%

I love when we get US customers.. they always think that we don't get paid well and so tip 15%..
Not the smart ones who take the time to learn about tipping and pay scales in different countries before they visit. You'd get the change left from the nearest pound rounded up from me, maybe an extra pound if the service was over and above--seldom happens in places with added service or a no tipping mentality like most of Europe.
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:27 AM
 
Location: England
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Not the smart ones who take the time to learn about tipping and pay scales in different countries before they visit. You'd get the change left from the nearest pound rounded up from me, maybe an extra pound if the service was over and above--seldom happens in places with added service or a no tipping mentality like most of Europe.
That's good advice to Americans visiting England! For gawds sake don't start tipping folks here. They'll start expecting us to do it as well. We don't want no tipping culture taking root here!!
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