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Old 02-14-2020, 04:13 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Not on this forum -lots of no tippers here -lots of lip service about income inequality -until its time to pay the waitress
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:23 PM
 
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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.
Oh, I understand it perfectly. And it has nothing to do with “right to work.”
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Old 02-15-2020, 09:59 PM
 
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I will tip 15% at the restaurants but if the customer service is so-so then I will tip 12%
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Old 02-19-2020, 08:27 PM
 
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If I Tip 12%, will I get chastised ?

Tipping is not mandatory, but optional. Correct ?
You probably won't get chastised, but if you're trying to make a point about poor service, you should speak up as well.
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Old 02-25-2020, 11:45 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Last night we ate out at a local restaurant, and the waitress handed us the hand-held credit/debit card payment device to pay. There was an option to indicate a dollar amount for a tip, but the display had 3 quick click options - the lowest was 18% (which I selected). The others were 25% and 30%. Either of those would require really exceptional service. For me 15% is about the average, if the service is mediocre 10%, and I have (rarely) gone as high as 20%.
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Old 02-25-2020, 01:24 PM
 
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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.
Then maybe he shouldn’t be eating out.
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Old 02-25-2020, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Warwick, RI
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I consider myself a fairly generous tipper, minimum 20%-25% for good to outstanding service. I do not generally blame poor food or kitchen mistakes on the server, and will tip well in spite of these as long as I feel the server has earned it.

However, if I receive poor service from the server, I make that statement via low or no tip, and I don't care about "ridicule". I get it that the server needs to earn a decent wage, but the money I spend eating out is MY wages, and I refuse to leave a generous tip for poor service, and will not return to the restaurant if that's what I receive. I expect good service when paying for a meal as much as the server deserves to be paid for that good service.

If they receive a poor tip for poor service, let them ridicule me all they want. They get from me exactly what they earn, generous or otherwise. Nobody "deserves" anything anyway, everything one receives in life is to be earned. Ridiculing a customer for a poor or no tip says more about them than it does about me.

DEFINITION OF DESERVE: do something or have or show qualities worthy of reward or punishment.
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Old 02-25-2020, 02:07 PM
 
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Then maybe he shouldn’t be eating out.
If he paid for his meal, and any associated tax, he has meet 100% of his obligation. There is absolutely no reason to stay home.
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Old 02-25-2020, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Sierra Nevadas (California)
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If I Tip 12%, will I get chastised ?

Tipping is not mandatory, but optional. Correct ?

It depends on the reason. If you felt service was inadequate, then 12% is Ok. If you are doing it to be a cheapskate, then it is not OK.
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Old 02-25-2020, 03:36 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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If he paid for his meal, and any associated tax, he has meet 100% of his obligation. There is absolutely no reason to stay home.
True, though if he's 'cutting corners' by way of stiffing hard-working people (tip) - perhaps the poster isn't far off the mark in stating he should stay home.
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