Yea. It's that simple. You had reasonable service? Be good.
Tipping is such messy business that I borderline wish we’d never thought of it and that restaurants just paid their employees well enough that it wasn’t necessary
@TamblanTheBrick, rereading this it comes off a little bitter so allow me to explain my stance. I do believe that if someone offers you good to exceptional service that additional compensation should be on the table. However, I also see the point that they’re doing their job and that you’d be paying them extra to do what’s expected of them. Further, I totally understand people’s reluctance to tip especially when strapped for cash and I absolutely HATE seeing “Auto-Gratuity” on a check purely out of principal. Bottom line: it should be acceptable to tip and it should be acceptable not to tip. I understand servers getting upset over shjtty tips but you have to keep in mind that it’s given not owed.
@TamblanTheBrick, I would 100% agree if servers got paid even minimum wage, but many times they’re paid very little and tips are their main source of income
@Michandrovas, this is a lot of why I get conflicted. I’m in college and tons of my friends work as bartenders or servers or bussers so I know what they go through on that end and it’s pretty grody. That said I can’t really afford to tip them well either. It’s all very complicated
@TamblanTheBrick, I get where you're coming from, but in reality, without tips, the food would just be significantly more expensive. Tipping shouldn't really be optional as it's part of the meal, you pay your server/waiter for an hour. I dont like the system, but that's what's in place, so I work with it instead of screwing over an employee. If I don't have the money to tip, I dont go out to eat, or I'll get significantly cheaper fast food.
@Michandrovas, tips are only their main source of incme because everyone tips "because theyre paid so little" thus alowing the employer to underpay them. Its not going to change as long as people keep tipping
@Guy Fawkes, so the plan is to screw over servers for a while in hopes of enacting change that may not even happen?
@Michandrovas, im not screwing anyone over for their own personal choice to work for less than minimum wage. But if thats how you woulkd like to phrase it then yes you are correct.
But if you want to treat the cou ter argument with reapect then no, the plan is to stop tipping so that servers will stop working for the same employer and find a differemt job until the employers are forced by the open market to start offering higher wages to entice more employees to seek them out
@Guy Fawkes, apologies, I just reread my comment and can see how it could come off harsher than I meant it. Ideally I like what you’re saying but that method requires short term monetary sacrifice from people who (in many cases) aren’t in a position to make said sacrifice
@Michandrovas, i understand and appreciate you clearing that up for me, that was on me though for assuming.
Every meaningful change has and will require sacrifice. And if theyre not in a position to change jobs then i can only assume they have bigger issues than being underpayed/tipped. Working as a server isnt supposed to support a family its a low skill job that isnt meant to be a career. I understand that it wouldnt be pleasant, but the eventual payoff woukld make it a lot easier on them in the future assuming they for whatever reason decide to go back to serving. It would set a much more appealing precedent for future employees though either way
Why do I have to pay a tip for drink refills and grabbing my food from the kitchen? I’ll get my own drink and harass the cooks myself if it means I save $10 per dinner night
@VibratingButtChomper, because they are there for the sake of hospitality and friendliness. Think of them as food liaisons. Plus it's a small way they get paid on commission. I feel weird tipping people like hair stylists who get paid per haircut anyway, but any hourly employee I feel should have some extra money. As someone who worked in food services, base pay doesn't come close to livable income
Want more money? Get a better job, and I'll keep my money thanks..
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That leans more toward 21% tbh, and as a college student, I need the change for laundry machines
Or just be in the UK were the tip is included in the price of the item that you are buying. Way way way easier