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#1 rgillis783

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Posted 2 weeks ago

I saw this on Reddit and figured it cuts across our diverse community. Were I live and what rule I use to determine a proper tip is 15-20 % of total bill then I think about the service/food/drink were they good or great ? I also assess how much I asked of our/my server -- like how many times I requested things. What are your thoughts on tips ?

This is a link on how to increase tipping. It may help if your in the service end of business.

 

https://www.incremen...o/lists/tipping

 

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#2 astros

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Posted 2 weeks ago

I always tip at least 20 percent. Having worked as a waiter, I can tell you that most of the things that cause bad service are outside of the waiter's control.


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#3 TemplateRex

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Posted 2 weeks ago

I always tip at least 20 percent. Having worked as a waiter, I can tell you that most of the things that cause bad service are outside of the waiter's control.


https://www.youtube....h?v=CVmBGKfrc60 (In the Netherlands, gratuity is included in the bill, but most people will round upwards, never more than 10% though)
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Posted 2 weeks ago

https://www.youtube....h?v=CVmBGKfrc60 (In the Netherlands, gratuity is included in the bill, but most people will round upwards, never more than 10% though)

I totally forget about this, thanks! Rgillis, Its an interesting article! I like to think my tips depend on where I eat (atmosphere in the restaurant) and if the meal and service were good. I think on average I give about 10% but I totally forget about the inclusion in my country...

 

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Posted A week ago

15%

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Posted A week ago

Cheap.... lol


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Posted A week ago

Cheap.... lol

Is this a reaction to Fks, a self-analysis of your tipping or an impressionation of a happy bird?  :P


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Posted A week ago

A joking reaction to Fks... 20%, I say.


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#9 rgillis783

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Posted A week ago

Yes here in the states many feel 15-20% is the norm. I along with Astros will share that I did my time in the service industry. The place I worked in late 70's 80's had on the check "please leave a 20% gratuity ". I am cheap and thought it was a bit high even though I worked there. After a while I realized we-wait staff had to pay bus boys/set up staff 25 cents per person that were served. The 20% dwindled quickly some nights. On the opposite end of the spectrum are many that worked in the industry and are doing very well in higher paying jobs. These folks are very generous with tips and tend to over compensate on the tip -- so there is balance in the system. ;)


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Posted A week ago

I'm 18 Fairway :) Although it usually depends on what I get back in change, 15% is fair for what I usually request in services. 


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#11 rgillis783

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Posted A week ago

Yes Fks I agree we all look at how much we are tasking/requesting from the servers and most of us have budgets.I had an uncle who owned a few est. back in the day. He was very demanding of staff no matter were he went. I can recall him ordering a matradee to post two severs at our table and to only serve our table. I was very uncomfortable with this but he got his request. As the night ended I mentioned this to a family member. They asked if I saw the bill ? Of course I had not-- I was cheap even then. My uncle gave each server 50 dollars to make up for lost tips from others they would have served. That was in addition too the 20% tip -oh ya I am sure he slipped the matradee a little something. This is not boasting about my uncle just an example of a hard working man who demanded a lot but always compensated/rewarded those who hustled/worked for him.  


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