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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Tipping, what’s proper etiquette? After a business lunch discussion I started wondering how much do you tip? Some tip double the tax, others tip 15-20% on the total before tax, and others the total after tax…so what’s right? There are many theory’s but here’s mine, if the service is average, double the tax, since generally tax is around 7.65% (check your area though, becuase tax % may differ) that will get you at the average tip price, if service is wonderful take the total before tax move the decimal point over once to the left and then double it to get 20% (ex. $40.00 total = $4.00x2 =$8). Hope this helps, remember your server is working hard and they survive off their tips,  let them know if they do a good job, there’s a lot behind the scenes that you don’t see, plus they have to tip out as well.

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KikiMarie08 wrote:
1) 10/10/2007 1:59:40 PM
I am a waitress myself and yes I think it is important to tip your waitresses decent UNLESS they do a bad job. But, you also have to look at the situation. Does the waitress look like she is exprienced? Is she doing a good job with other tables (to your knowledge) or is she kind of messing up on theirs as well? Does it look like she has a lot of tables? And is it real busy. I know that during our "rushes" sometimes we get not great tips because so many people come in at once and we only have two waitresses on at night. It makes it difficult. I do think though, take it into consideration of all the work they are doing! I love waitressing and I know not everyone leaves great tips, but the experience is fun too.
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server wrote:
2) 10/11/2007 1:13:49 PM
I just had to comment on the tipping. Being a server for the past three years I would just like to give some advice on how someone should tip. If the service a person recieves is not good then the server probably does not expect a good tip, after all we know if we gave bad service. If overall you have no complaints about the food or service one should tip at least 20%. If the service was excellent it should be more. One thing I don't think people realize is that servers make $2.13 an hour, our paychecks are many times $0 to $30. Everything we make gets taken out in taxes. A server LIVES off their tips. Everything in this world is getting more expensive. Therefore the percent someone tips should be going up. Servers do not get raises once a year like most people so we rely on others to increase the tip. Sometimes you do need to give some leeway. It is not the easiest thing waiting on 5 tables hand and foot with a smile making sure everyone has everything they need. We are human, we have bad days sometimes, we do mess up.If the service was good a person should show it with 20%, if it was excellent it should be at least 20% if not more. Yes, I do agree let them know they are doing a great job, but unless you show them with a tip the words mean nothing. Words are not going to pay my bills. Next time you tip just ask yourself if every table tipped the way I did could I survive off of it?
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SuuuEeee wrote:
3) 10/11/2007 4:26:11 PM
Yeah... that's too much math for me there... I just double the tax! Or, sometimes do crazy bad math & leave a huge tip - no wonder they're so nice to me when I leave!
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KikiMarie08 wrote:
4) 10/12/2007 1:58:19 PM
Server--I don't know where you are from, but where I live, our minimum wage is $5.25 and that's what I get, plus my tips. Yes, if a "server" or "waitress" does a bad job, then I understand not giving them a good tip, but when its busy....really should give them some lee-way!
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Ginny wrote:
5) 10/16/2007 12:18:08 PM
I think tipping should be optional, Not everyone is always in a position to tip someone. Regardless of their tip, they get paid right? like every other job, but do not get tipped. So it should be optional and depending on the person.
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jimmiss71 wrote:
6) 10/19/2007 5:41:49 PM
i am not a waitress but as a customer, i know not many customers understand when your food is cooked improperly-its not the waitress's fault. its the cook and too often we are quick to blame the waitress or take it out on them by not leaving a fair tip. And I could not imagine how hard it is for them, i know i struggle to please 2 kids at dinnertime, let alone to have to wait on 4 or 5 families-whew! hats of to them. i dont do the whole math thing, i leave what i feel compelled to leave. There have been times when i didnt have more than a dollar or two and felt really bad but generally I leave a tip pretty close to what is recommended. Around 20%. but many times i have received great service or been in the holiday or just true giving spirit and have left large amounts, up to half of my total. Would love to be able to give more when i am in those moods. Wish i could split a million dollar lottery ticket like in the movie, "It could happen to you"!! Keep up the great work! Take care, melissa
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maryvbella wrote:
7) 10/21/2007 11:59:18 AM
what do you do when the tip is included in the check at17% ?
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my feet hurt wrote:
8) 10/22/2007 9:17:00 AM
thanks achelle!!! yes, I am surviving off my tips...remember the verbal tip doesnt pay my phone bill!
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Firefleye wrote:
9) 11/3/2007 7:46:40 PM
Absolutely! I waited tables in high school down in south west FL and loved it. When people showed their appreciation of the good service I provided through leaving great tips, it made me smile even more and work even harder. Today, I always keep that in mind when I'm eating at my regular spots, and have the same server...because of that I almost ALWAYS get great service!
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server wrote:
10) 11/9/2007 12:56:22 PM
I don't know where these people live that make 5$ a hour to wait on tables but in Indiana many servers make 2.13$. It's easy to do the math for 20%, take the bill let's say $20.00 move the decimal over one to the left so it becomes $2.000 then double it. You're tip would be $4 it's easy! And to comment to tipping should be optional, you should not go out ot eat if you aren't going to tip. Get carry out or go to a fast food place. Try waiting on tables and see how it feels when someone does not tip, it sucks. We SURVIVE off of our tips!!!!!!
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prettyrunnergirl wrote:
11) 11/30/2007 4:11:46 PM
i used to work at a resturaunt and i wasnt a waitress, but a front counter girl, so i always talked to the waitress' and theres nothing worse than getting bad tips all day. just remember to to take into consideration ( i think) how nice they were, how many ppl were there eating, and how much work they did to make your experience at their restuaunt a nice one! =] also if your order got messed up dont be afraid to let them know, but also remember it may not have been their fault ( the waitress' dont cook your food remember) =]
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natural wrote:
12) 10/14/2008 1:33:17 PM
i nonly7 tip good if the person is good at their job.. otherwise I'll just go 10%
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