A question for waiters: what is the sort of percent tip that you expect for a job well done?
@Origami Killer, is "all" a number?
@Origami Killer, just the tip is fine
@Origami Killer, I think generally the rule is twice the tax. More is for good service.
@Origami Killer, on the second last week of college I gave the waitress like a 10$ tip for a 20$ meal, wasn't expecting to go back there ever again. Ended up showing up and having the same waitress (who definitely remembered us) the week after. Was in the situation of not being able to afford that kind of tip again, but feeling pressured to do so.
@Origami Killer, if it's bad service then 5%, average service then 15%, good service at least 25%, if it's really good service then 40-50%
@RiffRaff, even for good service I would only tip 20%. 15 for average, but u have no qualms leaving no tip for poor service. But I live in Canada and have different Labour laws than the state's, so tipping is different
@RiffRaff, bad service is not tip worthy
@TheDoctorsTARDIS, I started working at 14 in the service industry in south Florida. I've seen the richest people give nothing and the poorest people give their last dollar because of good service
@Richard Cypher, always leave at least a penny so they know you didn't forget to tip.
@Psyknis, A dollar at least
@Origami Killer, I usually tip 20% no matter what. Unless the service was absolutely horrible. Like that one time when I was at an IHOP in Harlem and the waitress called me five years old, even though I was in Harlem for college courses. Darn you Michelle...
Anyways long story short she got no tip
@RiffRaff, in Canada waiters make more livable wages than in the US I'm pretty sure and so they don't rely on the tips as heavily at least that's how it is in Germany.
@Origami Killer, I serve and bartend. I honestly think awesome service gets 20%. If y'all never have an empty drink and everything you ask for is right the first time and we go above and beyond, yeah. 20. But I have seen and I work with servers that even I wouldn't tip them 20 lol. It just depends how good of an experience your server creates for you
@Origami Killer, I've never been a waiter but I tip 20 by default, 25 if it's real good and 15 if it's terrible.
@The forest, from someone who has had a very generous tip and then an average one from a repeat client, this is not expected. We appreciate the thought the time you could. You do you sir. You're doing a good job. :)
@Origami Killer, honestly 20% is great, 25% if the service was absolutely fabulous. The only thing to remember is please don't dock a server a tip for things out of their control, i.e. The chefs mistake. The reason for this is we are taxed on the expectation that you tipped us, so if you don't, we paid to serve you, which sucks if the error wasn't our fault.
@Origami Killer, bartender was really sh¡tty one time and then demanded a tip. I'm a manager in food service and always tip very well but if I could have given a negative tip or taken money from them I would have. Tips are earned not expected, for regular service I recommend at least %15, and more for better service but if you have really bad service then by no means should you give a tip and that should be incentive for them to do their job better.
@Origami Killer, at least 20% if it was really good, then more. I've been tipped 100$ on a 20 dollar tab before
@Origami Killer, 20%
@Origami Killer, none it's the managers job to pay the employees
@TheDee, servers and bartender get paid below minimum wage for hourly since they rely on tips, if they make under the legal amount at the end of their shift the managers/bosses only have the responsibility to pay them to the minimum. Ex: say you get $5/hr and every night (or week or pay period depending on the place) and the law in your area says employees relying on tips must make a minimum of $100/night. If a server makes more because of tips they give some to the house and keep the rest (depending on how much the house takes out) but if you make only $75 then your employer is only responsible to pay you up to that $100 (so $25). So if they get no tips then yes they're still gonna be paid but it's not gonna be very much since your hourly is below minimum wage and the employers will only pay to the legal minimum. So yes please tip, but only to the standard of service you receive, however good tippers are always more appreciated.
@Origami Killer, when I worked in a diner I expected 10-15% was happy when I’d get the occasional 20% when I worked at a restaurant I expected the same but I got 20% a lot more. So 10% is what’s expected but 20% will make their day especially when you consider that they have to spilt their tip with the cooks, the dishwashers and usually the hostesses.
I always tip 20% and round up to the nearest dollar
@ZweihanderNLeaveHer, but my ex's mom who was a hair stylist would tip 50% every time
@ZweihanderNLeaveHer, that's the same for me. 20% unless it's especially bad or exceptionally good
@TheWhiteWolf, if the service is incredibly bad I tend to tip around 5%. Its enough to show I'm not the type of person to not tip but also it sends a message to those providing poor service
@ZweihanderNLeaveHer, that's exactly what I tip for excellent service. I round the dollars because lazy.
I tip based on what services are provided and how well they are done.
If it's a restaurant and the waiter is professional and helpful, rather than chatty and unorganized, I tip 20% rounded up to the nearest dollar.
If it's a fücking buffet and the waiter only shows up to sign off my receipt, I tip nothing. If they ask for a tip, I pull out a one.
If it's a fast food joint asking for gratuity at the counter (fück you, Taco Trio) after charging you a shït-ton for your food, I decline to tip, give a sneer, and never return. If they give you no choice but to give gratuity on their shïtty little iPads with card scanners, then I sneer extra hard and make a point of telling others not to go there after being ripped off.
Too many places ask for gratuity now, or even worse, they demand it. I'm going on a deep sea fishing trip tomorrow with a mandatory "20% tip". It's just a fee, it's not even gratuity at that point. Honest people would just include it in the main cost.
(Puts finger in mouth)
Outside of murica and some muricanised places, giving tips can be considered offensive, or just not necessary because, you know, they actually get paid a decent salary contrary to the ones in freedom land. But I digress, I just tip 10-15 % because, well, I just order my food and the check and that's it, no requests, no being a dick when they commit human mistakes, no nothing, I try to make everything painless and effort less for them, since I know that they can be under a lot of pressure.
This is so accurate it hurts. I feel like everyone should be required to work a retail and a good service job just so you understand the struggle. The other day a woman came in with four children. Meaning the tab was next to nothing but the work was twice the normal. This wouldn't be an issue, but her kid friggin vomited on the floor and she said nothing, left, and only tipped 5%. Bottom line? People are douches.
I either tip really well for a.good job or I'll leave 10-20% for average or a penny for bad
@32Shaq32, I tip the bad at 10% rounded down to the nearest dollar usually. What I don't tip are buffet joint waiters (not to be mistaken with waiters in diners that happen to have buffets) or fast food joints. They don't actually do any waiting.
20 % is the standard for excellent
service. Start at 15 and increase or decrease tip from there depending on service quality
@ SapphireAquaDragon, that's the typical rule of thumb that I hear, too. I like to round to nearest dollars, though, because I'm lazy.
@Doctor Krieger, I just use the calculator on my phone
@ SapphireAquaDragon, meh, too much effort.