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Friday, January 22, 2010

Restaurant Tipping!

The tipping system in restaurants needs revising!


Just because I spend a large amount of money on a meal at an expensive restaurant the server shouldn't automatically assume they are going to get a 20% tip. The tip should be based on the service and the overall treatment of the patron. If the service isn't good, food crappy or generally your life is not made pleasant then the tip should reflect that.

I have had great service from people at lunch time on a $10 meal and wanted to leave them a 100% tip (and have :). My Hubby thinks I am crazy because he feels that is extravagant but he doesn't think twice about tipping an idiot with lousy service and no people skills $30 on a dinner tab of $200+

Everyone is so conditioned to this expectation and I, for one, am tired of it.

Seriously people if you suck and the restaurant sucks then the tip will reflect that and if you are a kick ass server and the food is great I will tip you well!

5 comments:

Charlotte said...

Its true. You gotta earn that $$$.

Erica said...

I am that way also. Bad customer service ANYWHERE bothers me. Then again, you cant really blame the server if the food is gross, that is the all on the cooks. :)

Sarah Knight said...

Don't feel alone, I come from that school of thought as well.

Dyche Designs said...

I often feel this way too.

Anne-Marie O'Rourke said...

I agree. Not sure where everyone above is from...anyhoos, here in Ireland, tipping is generally at the discretion of the customer(though some places add an automatic 'service charge' for larger groups so look for it on the bill!) Tips supplement the staff wages, like a bonus. So yes, you gotta earn it. However, tips are often pooled among the restaurant staff, so we tip to reflect the overall experience...or not....