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Old 06-26-2013, 07:52 AM   #21
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Take the total, slide the decimal and double it.

55.00: $5.50 * 2 = $11.00
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:02 AM   #22
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^So 20%?
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:09 AM   #23
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If the service is average/good then 15-20%. If it's somewhere that we go pretty regularly (aka, they know us) then 25%+. It has to be particularly poor service for me to tip less than 15%.

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Old 06-26-2013, 08:10 AM   #24
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how much do you generally tip at restaurants?

20% is the standard.

If you have terrible service then 0% but make sure you leave a note or tell them why they're not getting a tip.


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Old 06-26-2013, 08:10 AM   #25
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10% terrible service
15-25% normal to great service on a normal meal
30-50% outstanding service on a cheap meal
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:23 AM   #26
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15-20% just depending on the service. I don't tip over 20% usually unless the waiter hooked it up
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:32 AM   #27
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If it's a guy a firm handshake is all that is required, if it's a girl I'll allow her to give me a handy. If she's a cute girl we'll see how well her service was it could easily escalate to a bathroom quickie, I'm an e46 fanatic afterall...
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This thread has gone far too long without the obligatory scene from Reservoir Dogs.



I used to tip an automatic 20%. Now I find myself tipping 15% as I grow less and less sympathetic towards waiters.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:40 AM   #29
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:40 AM   #30
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we get this thread in OT about 2-3 times a year on average. someone argues about cheapness, someone else posts the reservoir dogs video, others argue that they used to be/currently are waiters and they depend on tips, etc.

this bores me
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About 20%, usually I just make it a whole number to keep it easy. Ends up being 20% +/- 1-2%
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:47 AM   #32
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we get this thread in OT about 2-3 times a year on average. someone argues about cheapness, someone else posts the reservoir dogs video, others argue that they used to be/currently are waiters and they depend on tips, etc.

this bores me
I tried to freshen things up by adding a video from Trading Places, which immediately sank like a stone and was not commented on by anyone. So that was a fail on my part--or was it?
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we get this thread in OT about 2-3 times a year on average. someone argues about cheapness, someone else posts the reservoir dogs video, others argue that they used to be/currently are waiters and they depend on tips, etc.

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^So 20%?
Yep. Wanted to provide the monkeys a practical way to accomplish it.
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Teh fvck? Since when?

20% is for excellent service, which I expect. If that's what you mean by "the standard" then ok.


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this fvcking thread again?

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/search....28739248&psa=0
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:36 AM   #37
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nnnno 20 isn't the standard. 15% has always been the standard.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:09 PM   #38
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20% at least, it's the standard now. As a former waiter now part time bartender myself (second job) we make $2.13 an hour, we half to tip out a percentage of our SALES, not tips, to busers, restaurant, etc.. So a large tab tipped poorly, the server could end up OWING money, instead of making money.

If you can't afford to tip, don't eat out. Most servers are in that profession because they are paying their way through school, supplement to income, etc.. Not because they are uneducated servants.

Also, before you tip poorly because you are thinking you are getting poor service, pay attention to how much the server is taking on, if you notice them busting their ass between tables, obviously they haven't forgotten about you, they are probably in the weeds and trying the best they can. If they are sitting around, talking to other servers, that warrants a poor tip.

All I'm saying, is think twice before you get pissed at your server and tip poorly, lots of times things are out of their control and they do their best to wait on you. They live off tips, I remember a time when I would box up left overs just to eat, and lots of them are in the same position. They aren't waiting tables because they like it, it's just better than working at a minimum wage job.
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There is no "standard." Every person tips what he or she thinks is appropriate. It's not like there's some federal Department of Tips and Gratuities that issues proclamations on these things.
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There is no "standard." Every person tips what he or she thinks is appropriate. It's not like there's some federal Department of Tips and Gratuities that issues proclamations on these things.
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