In honor of my job lol

Discussion in 'General' started by Krypto, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. I got this from a friend haha, I don't agree with ALL of it, but most of it I do. This is a good guide to tipping in the states lol=X
    Working as a server again...Here's how to tip.....
    Category: Jobs, Work, Careers

    There are SO many people out there flooding the restaurants w/o any knowledge of how to tip. Here is a short guide for the general public to follow. Feel free to print out and store in your wallet and/or purse.

    1. CHILDREN "THE LITTLE DEVILS":
    If you have children, DO NOT let them, open and dump anything on the table (ie; salt, sugar, etc). IF YOU DO, you must leave an extra $5 for the server to clean up YOUR CHILD'S mess & to restock the now unusable wasted items. We are neither their babysitter nor their parent. The least you can do is pay us for the extra work. Also make sure you control your kids and don't let them scream or run around the restraunt. It's very distracting not to mention dangerous if they get ran over by a server with hot food in their hands.

    2. "THE CAMPERS":
    If you feel the necessity to stay for longer than 15 minutes after you pay, its an extra $3 every 30 minutes. We make our money from the tables. If you are in one and we can't seat it, we don't make money.

    3. COMPLIMENTS:
    Telling a server they are the best server they've ever had is not a tip. If we are good, let us know by leaving us more money. We cant pay our bills on compliments. Its not that we don't appreciate the praise, its just that if you say that and then leave 10% it's an insult.

    4. THE SALVATION PAMPHLETS:
    Prayer cards and any other religious pamphlet is NOT a tip. It is insulting that you assume we are w/o religion and must save us. Again, like ..3, we cant pay bills w/prayer cards. We'd go to church on Sundays if it wasn't mandatory to work on Sundays because EVERYONE who goes to church follows it by eating out.

    5. TIPPING:
    It is not 1960. Cost of living has gone up dramatically since then. 18% is the MINIMUM amount of what you should be tipping your servers. Just look at the tax line and multiply by 2-3, this gives you your minimum tip amount. Remember, our companies pay us minimum wage (minumum wage for servers is $6.75 in CA, $3.13 in FL, $3.09 in IA, $2.13 in TX) And we are taxed on 10 percent of your meal automatically anyway. So if your meal is $100 and you leave $10 and we tip out $4-5 to the busser, bartender, and whoever else then we pay tax on 10 dollars and we make $5. It seems small but it adds up. How many times do you eat out per week and do this?

    6. THE COMPLAINERS:
    If you get a discount because of your food was prepared wrong or something, do not take it out of our tip. We didn't cook it. The cooks get paid hourly regardless if the food sucks. However, we only make what you give us.

    7. THE FREE STUFF:
    If you happen to get anything for free and you did not have a problem with your dining experience, most of the time it is because the server thinks you will realize that they are giving it to you for free. There should be extra tip thanking the server for the free item. They could get in a lot of trouble giving away free stuff. You should give them hazard pay for it.

    8. THE LATE ONES:
    If you come into the restraunt 10 mins before closing or any time near closing hurry up and order your food and get out. Closed means closed, not social hour. It is so rude to sit there and take your sweet ass time. We can't leave until you leave because we have to do sidework and clean the table you are sitting at. We don't want to stand there waiting for you for an extra hour just because you don't want to go home. We recommend 24 hour establishments such as Dennys if you wish to sit into the wee hours of the night.

    9. THE TABLE HOGGERS:
    If you only come in for coffee or a dessert, to do paper work, or to have a meeting, don't sit there taking up our booths for hours. We are not Starbucks or a hotel restraunt. If you want to sit for hours, go there or else you better leave a good tip for us and camping fee included.

    10. THE GREET:
    When we come up to the table to greet you and we ask how you are doing please let us know. We honestly want to know how you are doing. If you are in a bad mood we want to know that from the beginning. A confused stare or complete silence does not suffice as a reply to "How are you doing?". Also most of us are REQUIRED to say certain things during the greeting, so please don't interrupt our greeting and say "I want coffee", "Can we get some bread?", or "What are the soups?"

    11. THOSE DAMN CELL PHONES:
    Don't ever talk on your cell phone in a restraunt. This is probably the rudest thing to do. If you must be on your cell, at least keep your voice down in respect for other customers. If you are on your cell phone when we walk up to greet your table we will walk away and not return until you get off your phone. Just show some respect and give us your attention for a couple of minutes.

    12. TAKE-AWAY OR TO-GOS:
    Always remember to tip the take-out order servers! They work just as hard as a server, and hardly ever get tips for it! WE DESERVE TO BE TIPPED TOO!
     
  2. i tip based on a few things while sitting down. Being as i am a college student with VERY limited income i do not leave HUGE tips, but i also never really go below 11-12 percent. If they server did a good job i will leave 15-20percent range but i just do not have the resources to be tossing a lot of money to them

    those are pretty decent guidlines, but 18percent minimum is bullshit IMO, i just cannot afford to be tossing that much out everytime i choose to go to eat

    just my 2cents
     
  3. 18% minimum tip? I agree with most of what you said, but you gotta realize that your customers might only be making minimum wage too (and at a job that gets NO tips) and unless you do a good job, you shouldn't really be getting much of a tip anyway. I mean that's what a tip is, money for doing a good job. So if you just do a job, then don't expect more than 10%. I'm sorry, but I'm not going to give an extra $5 to a bad server when I'm only making barely above minimum wage to begin with :)
     
  4. I am a bartender at a Restaurant, I know what you mean....with everything..
    I am also the closing manager so I really feel ya on #8 and #12
     
  5. Tipping is a bunch of bullshit. Watch reservoir dogs.

    Not that I don't tip, I always tip, but it is a strange thing when you think about it.
     
  6. im going to tip based on these three rules: was the waiter nice? how fast was i seated? how fast did the food get to my table?

    THATS IT.

    you have to realize not everyone has extra money, in fact a lot of people are on a budget. 18% the minimum? get the fuck outta here. be happy with whatever tip you get, if youre not happy, how bout i just dont tip you?

    i get paid 6.75 an hour to deal with retards looking for clothes...do i get tipped? no. so why should i HAVE to tip you? i dont get it.
     
  7. i've recently started in food service so i can totally appreciate EVERYTHING on this list
     
  8. I've worked in restaurants before and while I sympathize with all the items listed, it seems to me that the author thinks the world owes him something because he works hard as a food server. Fuck that. Suck it up, bitch. It's a tough job, yeah, but any tips are a BONUS. People have NO obligation to tip. They have NO obligation to leave the table quickly. They have NO obligation to not talk on their phones. They have NO obligation to clean up after themselves/their children. Already at a restaurant they are paying a large amount for what they're getting. YOU are serving them. Nice people try to make it easy on you, but they don't have to. No one does. YOU are the one who is working at a restaurant; you need to expect these things.
     
  9. dude fuck that. if you want a better tip, earn it. don't go crying because we tipped you a few dollars short.
    and also, maybe you should earn a real job.

    not to be rude, but go to college for a few years and save yourself for the rest of your life
     
  10. bartender, id toss you some GOOD tips for free drinks haha
     
  11. if the server did everything in their power to make my stay at the resturaunt as swell as possible then they get a good tip. if you merely brought me my food and made your rounds every now and then you can bite me =D
     
  12. exaclty. im tippin the way i fukin feel like it. if im gona call someone on my cell phone ill do it. i dont give a shit. im the one with the money. im the one paying u. so if u want a good tip. earn it. by not being a lil bitch with service.

    ill pay u as much as I want. ill pay u more. if u just give me my food in a good amount of time and do wut ur suppose to do.


    oh yeah and get this. customers are the ones payin u. customers dont come in a restaurant so we can keep ur job easy. please. we all have jobs.

    that list is completly stupid

    i know u disagree with it to. but im just responding to the people that believe in the list.
     
  13. the way i always tip is if like lets say the bill is $17, ill let the server get the other $3. its not that im being stingy and try to tip as little as possible, its just that im a broke ass mofo and dont have a steady job.
     
  14. Lol I knew some of you just couldn't read, really you should buy hooked on phonics. I didnt write it, and I don't agree with some of the things on there.



    Well I'm sorry you hate your job so much, your life sucks. You state that how fast the food was brought to you. Sorry buddy, servers don't make the food, we can't fucking make the kitchen work fasters. I feel sorry for you that you're clearly very arrogant because you don't know the shit servers go through in restaurants. Granted I work at a high class restaurant so I really don't get problems with people tipping really shitty.

    Oh, also we have busers, I have to tip out 5% of my GROSS sales to the busers along with my cash out at the end of the day. So say like today, some guy ran up a 120 dollar bill and ended up tipping me shit because he didnt like his soup. He left me about 6%, which means I only made 1% off that tip.
    And why should you have to tip me?? Well because my wage is 3.20 an hour and its probably one of the most stressful jobs. Not everyone can do our job, you have to be able to work under pressure and deal with peoples fucking bullshit. Don't get me wrong though, I love being a server.


    Oh and to the guy who claimed that I should get an education....I'm attending my 1st year of med school at UMiami, so shove it up your ass. I believe it was naughtyneighbor.


    This wasn't intended for people to bash and get rude, I just thought it was funny. Because most of the shit of here I agree with, and highly dissagree with

    marcelcol69: It just when people talk on their cell phones while we're trying to get their order for the 4th time and keep telling us to come back, then bitch that service wasn't great and fast pisses me off.


    I don't really care if I get a bad tip or not, probably because I never get horrible tips except for the few who just like to harass people. People really should learn not to fuck with the servers who handle your food.

    But anyway, regardless, if you're a dick to me or not, I'm always nice, because I most likely will never see your dick ass again. And karma always bites ya in the ass....
     
  15. $3 on $17 is an excellent tip but, if you had an "exceptional expirence" or you want good service next time you return to the establishment I think you shoud drop at least a Five.

    Thats the thing you need to consider....If you often enter a place and always tip poorly you will soon discover that you will achieve this reputation around the place and your service will be shitty...everytime, because all of the servers will leave out all the "little things" that make things go soundly while you are eating, all of the "behind the scenes" type shit. I watch servers go completely out of their way for piece of shit guests that aren't even going to consider what they did come time to pay the bill. IF you don't know how to tip... you don't deserve to eat out...stay the fuck home. If your so conserned with saving a few dollars what the fuck are you doing eating at a sit down style joint? go to fuckin wendys and stay out of our booths and tables, we like people who know what the fuck is going on sitting in our sections not cheap fuckheads who don't know how to tip accordingly...
    Fuck Mr. Pink..
    Consider the tip before you ever leave home, or before you order so you don't have to spend every dime you have when you get the bill.
    min wage is $2.13 in my town, so when you stiff on a tip It really fucks up someone elses day and If you ever go to that place again that karma is gonna fuck you up.
    once these people who fucked with me before and then left a shitty tip. so they came back in one night and they had some friends with them, so I talked them into getting a bottle of nice champagne. I shook it up nicely then i twisted off the foil and popped the cork and shot the dude right in the chin I was aiming for his chest.. and then proceeded to spray the bubbly all over his wife, It was a priceless moment in time. and it went just like I planned. I comped the bubbly and felt like a champ.. So one day this could be you, because some servers don't fuck around and revenge is sometimes so so sweet. and trust me it feels so good.
    If you don't tip I hope you get piss in your soup.
    Peace
     
  16. $3 on $17 is an excellent tip but, if you had an "exceptional expirence" or you want good service next time you return to the establishment I think you shoud drop at least a Five.

    Thats the thing you need to consider....If you often enter a place and always tip poorly you will soon discover that you will achieve this reputation around the place and your service will be shitty...everytime, because all of the servers will leave out all the "little things" that make things go soundly while you are eating, all of the "behind the scenes" type shit. I watch servers go completely out of their way for piece of shit guests that aren't even going to consider what they did come time to pay the bill. IF you don't know how to tip... you don't deserve to eat out...stay the fuck home. If your so conserned with saving a few dollars what the fuck are you doing eating at a sit down style joint? go to fuckin wendys and stay out of our booths and tables, we like people who know what the fuck is going on sitting in our sections not cheap fuckheads who don't know how to tip accordingly...
    Fuck Mr. Pink..
    Consider the tip before you ever leave home, or before you order so you don't have to spend every dime you have when you get the bill.
    min wage is $2.13 in my town, so when you stiff on a tip It really fucks up someone elses day and If you ever go to that place again that karma is gonna fuck you up.
    once these people who fucked with me before and then left a shitty tip. so they came back in one night and they had some friends with them, so I talked them into getting a bottle of nice champagne. I shook it up nicely then i twisted off the foil and popped the cork and shot the dude right in the chin I was aiming for his chest.. and then proceeded to spray the bubbly all over his wife, It was a priceless moment in time. and it went just like I planned. I comped the bubbly and felt like a champ.. So one day this could be you, because some servers don't fuck around and revenge is sometimes so so sweet. If you don't tip I hope you get piss in your soup.
    Peace
     
  17. number two is fucking bullshit. i can sit at a table all i want. "but if youre in a table too long we cant make money". bullshit. what waiter has ever been assigned only one table in the whole goddamned restaurant? you have other tables...and if its somewhere i got dressed up for, which means im spending more money per meal... ill take my sweet ass time. feanor hit it on the head when he said that tips are BONUS.
     
  18. $3 on $17 is an excellent tip but, if you had an "exceptional expirence" or you want good service next time you return to the establishment I think you shoud drop at least a Five.

    Thats the thing you need to consider....If you often enter a place and always tip poorly you will soon discover that you will achieve this reputation around the place and your service will be shitty...everytime, because all of the servers will leave out all the "little things" that make things go soundly while you are eating, all of the "behind the scenes" type shit. I watch servers go completely out of their way for piece of shit guests that aren't even going to consider what they did come time to pay the bill. IF you don't know how to tip... you don't deserve to eat out...stay the fuck home. If your so conserned with saving a few dollars what the fuck are you doing eating at a sit down style joint? go to fuckin wendys and stay out of our booths and tables, we like people who know what the fuck is going on sitting in our sections not cheap fuckheads who don't know how to tip accordingly...
    Fuck Mr. Pink..
    Consider the tip before you ever leave home, or before you order so you don't have to spend every dime you have when you get the bill.
    min wage is $2.13 in my town, so when you stiff on a tip It really fucks up someone elses day and If you ever go to that place again that karma is gonna fuck you up.
    once these people who fucked with me before and then left a shitty tip. so they came back in one night and they had some friends with them, so I talked them into getting a bottle of nice champagne. I shook it up nicely then i twisted off the foil and popped the cork and shot the dude right in the chin I was aiming for his chest.. and then proceeded to spray the bubbly all over his wife, It was a priceless moment in time. and it went just like I planned. I comped the bubbly and felt like a champ.. So one day this could be you, because some servers don't fuck around and revenge is sometimes so so sweet. If you don't tip I hope you get piss in your soup.
    Peace
     
  19. 3 on $17 is an excellent tip but, if you had an "exceptional expirence" or you want good service next time you return to the establishment I think you shoud drop at least a Five.

    Thats the thing you need to consider....If you often enter a place and always tip poorly you will soon discover that you will achieve this reputation around the place and your service will be shitty...everytime, because all of the servers will leave out all the "little things" that make things go soundly while you are eating, all of the "behind the scenes" type shit. I watch servers go completely out of their way for piece of shit guests that aren't even going to consider what they did come time to pay the bill. IF you don't know how to tip... you don't deserve to eat out...stay the fuck home. If your so conserned with saving a few dollars what the fuck are you doing eating at a sit down style joint? go to fuckin wendys and stay out of our booths and tables, we like people who know what the fuck is going on sitting in our sections not cheap fuckheads who don't know how to tip accordingly...
    Fuck Mr. Pink..
    Consider the tip before you ever leave home, or before you order so you don't have to spend every dime you have when you get the bill.
    min wage is $2.13 in my town, so when you stiff on a tip It really fucks up someone elses day and If you ever go to that place again that karma is gonna fuck you up.
    once these people who fucked with me before and then left a shitty tip. so they came back in one night and they had some friends with them, so I talked them into getting a bottle of nice champagne. I shook it up nicely then i twisted off the foil and popped the cork and shot the dude right in the chin I was aiming for his chest.. and then proceeded to spray the bubbly all over his wife, It was a priceless moment in time. and it went just like I planned. I comped the bubbly and felt like a champ.. So one day this could be you, because some servers don't fuck around and revenge is sometimes so so sweet. If you don't tip I hope you get piss in your soup.
    Peace
     
  20. $3 on $17 is an excellent tip but, if you had an "exceptional expirence" or you want good service next time you return to the establishment I think you shoud drop at least a Five.

    Thats the thing you need to consider....If you often enter a place and always tip poorly you will soon discover that you will achieve this reputation around the place and your service will be shitty...everytime, because all of the servers will leave out all the "little things" that make things go soundly while you are eating, all of the "behind the scenes" type shit. I watch servers go completely out of their way for piece of shit guests that aren't even going to consider what they did come time to pay the bill. IF you don't know how to tip... you don't deserve to eat out...stay the fuck home. If your so conserned with saving a few dollars what the fuck are you doing eating at a sit down style joint? go to fuckin wendys and stay out of our booths and tables, we like people who know what the fuck is going on sitting in our sections not cheap fuckheads who don't know how to tip accordingly...
    Fuck Mr. Pink..
    Consider the tip before you ever leave home, or before you order so you don't have to spend every dime you have when you get the bill.
    min wage is $2.13 in my town, so when you stiff on a tip It really fucks up someone elses day and If you ever go to that place again that karma is gonna fuck you up.
    once these people who fucked with me before and then left a shitty tip. so they came back in one night and they had some friends with them, so I talked them into getting a bottle of nice champagne. I shook it up nicely then i twisted off the foil and popped the cork and shot the dude right in the chin I was aiming for his chest.. and then proceeded to spray the bubbly all over his wife, It was a priceless moment in time. and it went just like I planned. I comped the bubbly and felt like a champ.. So one day this could be you, because some servers don't fuck around and revenge is sometimes so so sweet. If you don't tip I hope you get piss in your soup.
    Peace
     

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