Is it rude not to tip waiters/waitresses?Watch this thread
I was having a meal with someone at a local restaurant, he tips then asks me why I don't & then I told him that I thought it was completely unnecessary. The he tries to make me feel really guilty about it for some reason?
Nobody pressures me but it'd suck to be the odd one out when they've just given a 10-20% and you're standing there, asking for exact change down to the penny.
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I tip if I get good service because you know, if he or she has done a good job why wouldn't I reward them? I've worked as a waitress. It sucks. It's an awful job. So kudos to them for smiling and being happy. Have an extra fiver.
I once ran into a fast food restaurant like a minute before closing time and made a pretty big order and made the servers reheat some stuff and so I felt bad and left a £2.50 tip (was half of the price of the meal).
I tipped 20% in a restaurant because the waitress, despite covering half the tables, was pretty calm and was nice. Plus, she kept apologising for being busy by getting us free bread, salad and drinks.
And I used to tip taxi drivers in college so they'd ignore the other girls desperate for a lift to college and take me and my friends even if we weren't at the front of the queue so we wouldn't be late.
I do generally feel an urge to tip even though I can't afford it. But I don't think it should be mandatory when we have minimum wage.
My boss doesn't take any tips for himself. Obviously not the same in every restaurant but we have 3 co-managers and none of them receive cash tips. Credit card gratuity is split evenly between staff and added to wages at the end of the month but no cash tips are taken by managers at my work
I don't. Its a symptom of american culture seeping into ours and is something that has absolutely no place in this culture. The reasons for tipping as in America don't exist here. All waiters and waitresses must by law be paid at least the minimum wage, and it also to me seems a bit perverse that Even in cases of exceptional service that it is customary to tip the person who brings me my food but not the person who has made it.
The whole situation in America is in itself a bit bizarre to be honest, but because the system is as it is there with service I wouldn't not tip purely because that person does need to get paid and it's not happening unless I tip.
Look I've either been a student, min wage worker (where no one walked into the warehouse and tipped me) or unemployed. Usually if I am at a restaurant I'm only there for social reasons and I would rather not be spending that much money on flipping food. I aint tipping you.