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Old 02-12-2020, 10:22 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Nothing is more insufferable than the guy who takes it upon himself to buck society’s norms because he thinks he’s special and doesn’t value the hard work of others. It’s fine to be a cheapskate when it comes to choosing what you will and will not buy for yourself, but choosing to pay people less than our society has deemed normal just because you disagree is, in a word, lame.
Well said - and considers himself intelligent for having 'saved a few bucks' at someone else's expense.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Well said - and considers himself intelligent for having 'saved a few bucks' at someone else's expense.
If he makes a habit of under tipping for no good reason, it would be wise not to dine at the same restaurant very often. Servers have long memories for that sort of thing.
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:48 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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If he makes a habit of under tipping for no good reason, it would be wise not to dine at the same restaurant very often. Servers have long memories for that sort of thing.
It would be my guess those who are 'cheap' or try to undercut on a tip generally don't eat out that often anyway; they don't have much appreciation for the experience (or other people).
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Old 02-12-2020, 10:54 PM
 
Location: California
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No you won't. But according to this thread you may not want to share your tipping habits with friends. I over tip, under tip, and everything in between. It depends on what I ordered, what was done, how much cash I have on hand if I'm not using a CC, and I never give it another thought. Either should you.
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Old 02-12-2020, 11:02 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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That's not true in all states. Many states require restaurants to pay servers at least minimum wage, and tipping hasn't gone away in those states.
I looked this up, California pays $12 or $13 minimum tipped wage, Hawaii, where I go frequently is $10. Not $2-$3 like some other states.
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Old 02-13-2020, 12:39 AM
 
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This! Your a cheap A$&, stay home.
The OP never said they couldn't afford it. Just because you're having financial issues or are financially incompetent, don't project on others.
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:07 AM
 
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Not low skilled? What you have identified are basic life skills.
You are getting OT here but so be it. Enjoy dinner at a restaurant past the "hi I am Joe your waiter" level and enjoy trained service. Yes, you get from a to be with a Honda but the ride may be smoother with a BMW.
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:08 AM
 
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Also, one needs to take into account the time someone spend at a restaurant. At a Waffle House, the goal is the turn those tables as fast as possible. The checks are less and you're out of there in 30 minutes. At a fine dining restaurant where you are spending big money, a table might turn twice a night. The servers are making the same minimum wage but providing a different level of service.
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:03 PM
 
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Every state requires it. It’s federal law.
I don't think you understand what I meant. Not every state is a "right to work" state where restaurants can get away with paying severs something like $2 per hour while tips make up the rest. Some states require that the restaurant itself pays at least minimum wage.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:09 PM
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Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Depends on whether the service was good, or not.

Good service should get 15% to 20%, or more if you had a really good experience.

Bad service -- tip less and make a point.

Terrible service - bugs in your food, etc -- tip nothing.
LOL, bugs in my food, not only will the server not get a tip, the bill won't be paid. Photos will be taken and posted on every review site there is.
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