“@Japonese. Baloney. I take meds for various problems and illnesses and they don't 'make me' do anything. I am responsible for every single one of my own actions. This 'blame the meds' nonsense is just that.”
“But still, it's like at Hooters, those women expect to be left a pretty big tip just because they dress up in short shirts and those measly little tops, that doesn't account to the kind of service they are giving the customer, they might take a lot of time to attend the customer with refills, condiments, etc. but the waitress is serving up some other guys that have got her attention, the customer getting the bad service is not going to leave any tip or just a wee bit than what the waitress expected, and it is nowadays rare to get great customer service, because not even fancy type restaurants offer it.. You get what you deserve, and if you don't like it look for a better job or a better place to eat at.”
“I am really against tipping, on occasions, I will just leave a dollar and some change, because it's the business owners responsibility to pay the waiters/waitresses the rightful amount of wages. That shouldn't be held up on the customers as a responsibility, considering that we are already paying for the food. It's like going to any store, you aren't going to tip a cashier at a 7 eleven store, you're not going to tip an electrician more than what they charged you for their service. I mean it's all good to tip for great customer service, don't get me wrong, but it shouldn't be left to us the customers as a responsibility to make a waiters/waitresses wage for living.”
Seymourhiney on Aug 27, 2013 at 02:14:23
“Please join the modern world.”
RevMike on Aug 26, 2013 at 12:07:12
“I'm glad I don't go out to eat with you. Having worked in the restaurant business while in college, I know what happens behind the scenes to the food of people that don't tip. And yeah... they remember who you are.”
newunderground on Aug 26, 2013 at 12:04:36
“Then don't eat out. You are a class A jerk.”
Tammi2 on Aug 26, 2013 at 05:25:08
“You do realize that if the server wage was raised, the cost of the food/service would also be raised to cover the expense of the higher wage. There are & always have been professions in which it is customary to tip... hairdresser, delivery driver, massage therapist, hotel bellman, taxi driver... the list goes on & on. To act as though you withhold a tip on principle, in my opinion, is a ridiculous excuse.”
LeeAnn Nolte on Aug 26, 2013 at 00:07:54
“If that is how you feel, then DON'T GO OUT TO EAT!!!!! Go to the store, buy groceries and cook for yourself, that way you don't have to worry about it AND you aren't screwing over someone who is working and trying to make ends meet. I am a waitress and I HATE when people have your logic. If you think that it is the restaurant's job to pay the minimum wage, then be ready to pay double for your next meal out. You may think that the food is pricey as it is, but they have to pay the cooks, hosts, bussers, not to mention pay for the FOOD you are eating, along with the other bills...if you add another wage onto that, you are going to be paying even more. So think about that the next time you go out to eat and decide to stiff your waitress.”
Jake481 on Aug 25, 2013 at 20:30:32
“...yet another @hole who never worked a day in his life.
Is this Mr. Pink from Reservoir Dogs?”
unimatrix0 on Aug 25, 2013 at 19:51:31
“Not according to most state laws. Waiters and waitresses by law are allowed to be paid less than minimum wage if they have a job that relies on tips. My sister use to get 1/2 of minimum wage when she waited in college. Some restaurants even charge the staff the % that the credit card company takes if the tip was left on a credit card. My nephew worked for a place that did that, and he even had to split the charge to swipe the card. It is always better to leave a tip in cash, but of course no one would expect a $5K to be in cash.”
William Szczepanski on Aug 25, 2013 at 19:33:24
“Better not go to same restaurants or there is no telling how many times they see you and spit on your food. What a cheapskate.”
baileywick on Aug 25, 2013 at 15:11:39
“I'm a general contractor.
I just finished a job for a couple, and took the time to make sure EVERYTHING was better than they wanted.
Small job at $1800.
She gave me another $300 because it was so much better than she thought it would be.
To say what you say is to never expect better than blah service.
And the restaurant biz is different than most businesses.
Without tips your food would be more expensive.”
Beth Alexander on Aug 25, 2013 at 12:45:01
“No you are incorrect. Legally it is not the businesses responsibility to pay tipped employees a full wage. If you feel it is not your responsibility then get carryout or go somewhere that is self serve if you expect service that you refuse to pay for. Your poor servers must pay a certain amount of taxes on their sales so by you not tipping, they have literally had to pay money to give you service. I don't like the system either but I'm not going to react by making someone work for free to make that statement. Doesn't seem fair.”
NormalAmericanMan on Aug 25, 2013 at 11:49:42
“Please go to self service places, since that is what you are willing to pay for.
Otherwise, you are simply getting something you don't deserve.”
shellyinthesky on Aug 25, 2013 at 11:48:02
“Even iF you Feel it's their responsibility, it's not going to change anything and you're screwing your servers, bussers, runners, everyone at a restaurant every time you go out. Because it's not your problem. Nice.”
Emily Esse on Aug 25, 2013 at 10:35:04
“"it's the business owners responsibility to pay the waiters/waitresses the rightful amount of wages"
That's not how the restaurant business works. The practice of tipping is built into the mininum wage for servers - it's assumed that they will make around 15% or up on bills, and most restaurants go with that. Until the government raises the server minimum wage to be on par with everyone else's, they will continue to be paid between $2-3/hour for their work. On its own, that's not enough to survive. Your comparison with cashiers and electricians is faulty - because if they are getting paid minimum wage, their minimum wage is over $6 an hour. 2 to 3 times more than a server's. It's a different wage entirely.
Also, you're not just paying for the food at a restaurant - unless they're drive-throughs or serve-yourself places, in which case, a tip is not expected. If you go to a restaurant, you *are* paying for the experience of someone serving you. So pay for it, or go someplace where you serve yourself.”