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[Aug. 28th, 2007|09:47 am]
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hi i work in the service industry here at one of the hottest night spots in town & i have a major problem with the way some people here do not have the courtesy or money to tip. if you are broke do not come to my restaurant and have me do things like fill your water bring your meals out hot and take orders down for the kitchen. im on my feet all day and all night and sometimes people come in like they are doing me a favor leaving a shitty tip & even have the nerve to look me in the eye when walking away

i came from new york and i know people here have a bit of a hatred for that city i do too its not a nice place to live. in NY though i always got the best tips from everyone. people here seem to think the standard is like 15 or 18 but its not. 20 percent or go home. how does it feel when ur robbing someone of their cash???

do you realize waitresses only get LESS THAN minimum wage. that means u have to tip us or else we are making an illegal amount of money. think about that next time you dont give a real tip.

think about the hard work we do next time you decide to get stingy. broke ass tricks.

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From: deconstructid
2007-08-28 02:50 pm (UTC)
the post is an angry post. when i go to my restaurant i am not angry. i put on a smile a showy top and do my best.

tips are basically required. come on.

also fuck you for ordering water.

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From: deconstructid
2007-08-28 02:58 pm (UTC)
ive never met a water orderer who gave decent tips. its a sure sign that im gonna get stiffed.

no doubt youre the type to avoid tipping. i can see you justifying it here for the world to see.
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[User Picture]From: mennamachine
2007-08-28 03:55 pm (UTC)
I almost always order water. I love water. 2 lemon wedges please. I tip 20%+ for excellent service, 20% for good, 15% for adequate, and less than that I am speaking with your manager. Don't generalize. Maybe the reason your water-drinkers tip you "badly" at 15% is because of your attitude when they order. I have seen servers turn up their noses when I don't order a $15 mixed drink and order water instead. I can tell. Down goes their tip.
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[User Picture]From: notshakespeare
2007-08-28 04:08 pm (UTC)
I drink about 5 glasses of water during a large meal. If you keep my glass filled, I'm impressed and give more than 20%. If my glass is always empty, I'll give less.
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[User Picture]From: alisskai
2007-08-28 04:42 pm (UTC)
see, i could have almost put up with the rest of this, though it was extreme and kinda stupid. i used to be a server and it got a little annoying when people didn't tip well, but I hate to tell you, 15% is standard, but if you're good you usually tend to get 20% or better, but it's not always. the only reason i'm saying anything now is because i am a water drinker. I have good reasons for this and NEVER in my life have I been a bad tipper. you've generalized way too much, maybe consider moving back to NY where aparently the restaurant jobs are better... try not to generalize, it makes you a bad server.
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From: kagekiss
2007-08-28 05:49 pm (UTC)
Actually, if you have more then 8 people, usually it is added to your bill.

Also, severs have to pay taxes on their tips, and most restaurants determine what the amount is by simply adding up the total value of all their tables and taking out the state tip percent.

My room mate works at a rather upper end restaurant(pink cloth napkins and all that jazz) and they took $200 out of her last check for tip tax. Keep in mind, tipping wage is LOWER then min wage in some states.
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[User Picture]From: mi_nion
2007-08-28 03:00 pm (UTC)
Then post on customers_suck.
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From: deconstructid
2007-08-28 03:01 pm (UTC)
this is about how people tip in philadelphia not customers sucking
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[User Picture]From: flavorpacket
2007-08-28 03:31 pm (UTC)
When I order water, I tip. Unless, you know, someone has a crappy attitude.
I've been a server off and on for years. While it sucks to be stiffed, sometimes you have to ask yourself, "What role am I playing in the lack of cash in my pocket?"
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[User Picture]From: weareunderused
2007-08-28 04:15 pm (UTC)
dude, calm down. some people just prefer to drink water over soda or other beverages.

I want to know what restaurant you work at so that I can avoid it at all costs.
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[User Picture]From: sassy_wench
2007-08-28 06:20 pm (UTC)
I avoid caffeine, I don't drink carbonated, sugary, or hot drinks, and I'm under 21, so no alcohol. What on earth is your problem with people who order water??? I *like* water.
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[User Picture]From: holzerhedrpca
2007-08-28 07:26 pm (UTC)
Fuck you for looking down on people who choose to order the healthiest beverage possible for them.
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[User Picture]From: happythree
2007-08-29 03:55 am (UTC)
Ummm, I don't drink pop and I fear calories, and so I order water, but these neurosis have nothing to do with you (or any server) or how much money I plan to tip. If you have a problem with pay and people ordering what they want to order with their meal, perhaps you shouldn't be serving in the first place. Can't find another job? Well then, maybe you should think twice before talking down to people about what they do to save money.
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[User Picture]From: happythree
2007-08-29 03:57 am (UTC)
*neuroses
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