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Old 05-12-2008, 11:51 PM   #21
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I try to tip good when I eat out which is quite often. usually 20% or better. One thing does bug me though and that's when the server asks me if I need any change back when I pay up. Let me tip you, don't try to tip yourself!
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:07 AM   #22
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When i was in college, I made a freaking mint waiting tables and serving wine at a couple high end joints in Austin. It was awesome - 5-11 3-4 nights a week and making a minimum of $100 per night back in 88 - 90. I sometimes made as much as $400 on a good night and probably averaged $200 on any Friday. Plus, I got to eat killer food, drink cheap beer at the end of the night and hang out with some pretty hot chicks and decent people. Surely, I wasn't the world's greatest waiter, but what I did that I can assure you alot of "servers" today don't do was know the menu and give a shit if the patron enjoyed themselves.



15-20% on drinks is the easiest money you can ever make as a waiter. You keep the glasses full and sell a bottle of champagne or wine and there's an extra $20 per table minimum and all you've got to do is care. I am personally put off by todays chain BS of "hi, im idiotboy and I'll be your sever." I don't care what your name is, just get me a tall Ketel and soda with no fruit and don't let them run out. Don't talk to me while I'm talking and No! I don't know what I want until I've read the menu and I want my drink before you ask if I know what I want.


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Old 05-13-2008, 12:19 AM   #23
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I think the problem with a lot of these servers is they expect a 15% and up tip from everyone, they see the tables full oftips and not people. I don't look at it like that. Your tip starts at 0% when you walk up to the table as you have done nothing for me. As you work and serve me your tip goes up.

Also I don't tip as much at buffet joints, if I'm getting my own food and all you do is tell me where to sit and check on my drink every now and then you won't get a 15% tip from me. Call me a cheap bastard if you want.
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:26 AM   #24
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jigslinger (5/12/2008)I try to tip good when I eat out which is quite often. usually 20% or better. One thing does bug me though and that's when the server asks me if I need any change back when I pay up. Let me tip you, don't try to tip yourself!


I agree with that, they will pick up the book with cash in it and without even opening



it and ask "you need change back?" that pisses me off, just go off and bring me back



my change and I'll leave you a very nice tip. If I'm not there when you get back then I



didn't need change back.


but your bitter like that...



Which part of "service industry" do these folks NOT understand?
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:31 AM   #25
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Out Align (5/12/2008)I think the problem with a lot of these servers is they expect a 15% and up tip from everyone, they see the tables full oftips and not people. I don't look at it like that. Your tip starts at 0% when you walk up to the table as you have done nothing for me. As you work and serve me your tip goes up.

Also I don't tip as much at buffet joints, if I'm getting my own food and all you do is tell me where to sit and check on my drink every now and then you won't get a 15% tip from me. Call me a cheap bastard if you want.


Im with you.I work extremely hard for my money and spend a LOT of money on my tools and stuff just soI can work and support myself and my family. Waiters and waitresses dont work that hard at least in my eyes. I worked through college on tips so I know how it all works, yeah you have to put up with ass holes and ppl not leaving any tips at all but thats all part of the job. If you put effort into making the customer feel good and happy about being there on top of bringing their food and drinks it would be a lot better. IfI see that you dont care then I dont care either. Theres always that job you can go get elsewhere that doesnt pay in tips. I dont think they should have that percentage rule, then maybe the waitresses and waters will actually work for their money instead of just expecting to get what they feel they "deserve".
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:33 AM   #26
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well...they do say you are supposed to EARN a living.... :doh
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:50 AM   #27
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some of you guys should see the movie WAITING it is closer to real life than you think.remember DONT MESS WITH THE PEOPLE THAT HANDLE YOUR FOOD.
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Old 05-13-2008, 01:08 AM   #28
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It seems like most of the kids working at different places are just there to grab-ass, and act like asses. I'll say this, if me or my family run out of drink, it will be reflected in your tip. If it's empty for a while your not getting a thing. That to me is one of the most important things when i'm eating. Thats like the Chili's in pace when they first opened they were very unprepaired for the surge that they had, but as a consumer thats not my problem. I even gave them another shot, but still left madder than a box of spiders. Bottom line bad service = $0.00.

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Old 05-13-2008, 01:10 AM   #29
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ive seen it but thats 2 different subjects. remember tips come after your meal not before. they dont know what their getting till its done. besides they need to earn it like everyone else earns their wages. that would be like me(the waiter or waitress)sitting in my air conditioned service truck and only going out there to work when something breaksor absolutely needs to be fixed(angry customer not getting the service he deserves) instead of being out there working all the time on stuff to keep it running well(happy customer who leaves nice tip).
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Old 05-13-2008, 02:30 AM   #30
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so...just how much should a waiter or waitress make in one hour? $8, $12, $18? how many tables are required for that? At some point the value of a meal, including service,is only worth so much. If someone wants to make 200 per hour, then maybe waiting is not the right profession for them. One could go broke just by tipping...hair, cab, airport baggage guy, waiter, etc.
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