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Let Me Explain the Auto-Gratuity on Groups

Many restaurants add an automatic gratuity (tip) on groups of 6 or more. I will explain why.

First you have to understand that most restaurants require servers to pay the kitchen on every order they take (this money is split between the cooks and dishwashers) and us usually 3% – 4%, but I have heard as much as 5%. Even if the server is not tipped they are expected to pay this. If one table doesn’t tip, the assumption is that others will. In the end the server should still go home with some tips.

Now, imagine you have a big group. A big group is a lot of work. A server might not have other tables while looking after the group. Imagine if the group tipped $50. Seem great? But the server maybe has to pay $40 to the kitchen. So on a big group the server only made $10. Now imagine if the group didn’t tip at all! The server still has to pay $40 (for example) to the kitchen. The server is paying to serve the group. This $40 comes from tips they made on other tables. So they might even go home with no tips. *The restaurant cannot make them pay more than the total amount of tips earned for the night however.

As such restaurants started adding automatic gratuities to bills because otherwise the risk to the server is too high to take for all that work.

A restaurant in Calgary tried doing away with all tips. It didn’t go so well. They raised the prices on the food because the cooks and servers were not willing to work for minimum wage without any tips. It’s not worth it. Customers complained. They preferred to tip, and the restaurant went back to that.

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Whether you tip or not is up to you. Just remember that person has to pay to serve you either way. You can always ask them how much they have to pay. If you don’t like it don’t get mad at them, they are just trying to make a living.

And before you complain about having to tip somebody for doing their job. Remember EVERYTHING has a cost. You don’t tip your garbage man but he isn’t making minimum wage. You don’t tip the guy who got the oil out of the ground for you to use in your car, but he probably isn’t making minimum wage either. Look at what you pay for garbage pick up? Look at what you pay to drive? Then maybe shut up about having to pay a few bucks to somebody else who is working hard for minimum wage!

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  1. Terri Bee Terri Bee says:

    You had me until you ended with shut up, I’m fine with the 18% for groups over 6, but remember retail sales people don’t get tipped and they are making minimum wage, the gas store personnel, fast food employees… you’re entitled to nothing but I will continue to tip for a job well done

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    • Ulani Storm Ulani Storm says:

      Actually they do get tipped unless company policy (example I worked at a Safeway Starbucks, Starbucks receives tips bit since I’m in Safeway we could not accept them on behalf of the company) however retail is 100% up to you if you want to tip or not. I’d you feel like ur Batista is awesome because she got ur drink ready before you even finished ordering it, or maybe that McDonald’s worker was the nicest person you’ve seen all day feel free to throw them 2$ but it’s not mandatory.

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    • Ulani Storm no actually, many retail companies have a strict no tip policy. If my employees were to accept a tip, they’d be terminated. And while some food service companies allow tipping, such as Starbucks, many others still don’t as well.

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    • Terri Bee Terri Bee says:

      Honesty I think if we were expected to tip everywhere we shop businesses would close and online shopping for everything would be the go to.

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    • Retail workers don’t have to pay every time they sell something. Waitresses do

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    • Brenda Nelson servers don’t pay beyond their tips, so at most, they’d walk away at night with no tips, but still earning their base wage, which is what retail workers walk away with every day. There’s no difference, except unless you’re the world’s worst server, a server will rarely finish a shift with absolutely no tips whatsoever.

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    • But minimum wage for servers is less then actual minimum wage! They get paid less n really rely on tips to make up the age difference

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    • Laura Collis Laura Collis says:

      They often get fewer hours than retail as well. A topical shift (depending on the restaurant) is usually only 4-5 hours. And It’s often really hard to get 40 hours in (hard both on your body and that most restaurants find it hard to give that many hours)

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    • You will never get 40 hours a week in retail unless you are the manager or assistant manager or a keyholder while one of the managers is on vacation Laura. Most stores I’ve worked at only schedule employees for about 15 hours a week. So no retail workers don’t have it any better

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  2. Tipping was a way to top up a waiter/waitress wage since he/she wasn’t making minimum wage but now they do. If I think service is bad or if I really just can’t afford to tip much I won’t leave much of a tip as it is up to me. Usually I don’t go out to a restaurant due to costs but when I do I usually do tip but its usually only a dollar or two as that is what I can afford. Now before people start telling me if you can’t afford to tip then don’t go out but really why should I have to stay in all the time because I can’t afford to tip when realistically they are already making minimum wage and if they don’t like minimum wage and want to make more then they can find another job.

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  3. I’m ok with tipping when I’m getting the service I’m paying for…. I have a problem with it when the server is not doing his or her job. I also think it should be up to the customer how much we tip and yes I’m aware that some people are assholes and don’t tip, but that’s not my problem nor should I have to pay for their being an ass. I work in retail, make minimum wage and that’s all I get… no extras, and let me tell you, I’m great at my job.

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  4. First I’ll start off with, when I go out I tip. The amount depends on the quality of service I receive. I understand that many people in the service industry make minimum wage (myself included). I am a part time courtesy shuttle driver. I only make minimum wage. I enjoy what I do. But in my industry (because I’m not a Taxi and people are not paying me for my service (they don’t pay anyone for my service) they don’t feel the need to tip. I have been doing my job for 6 months now, and although I have always tipped my drivers, I have learned not to expect it.

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  5. Lisa Whelan Lisa Whelan says:

    Im so glad i got out of waitressing years ago. I tip based on service, not based on what my server has to pay. Sorry, not sorry.

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  6. Win Chan Win Chan says:

    When it’s forced on customers who don’t like it, then they might not come back again, or if they do, they’ll price that into their budget and order less food/drinks. So while you believe in it, you’re treading thin ice when it comes with customer retention.

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  7. I tip based on the service I receive…if you are not a good server it WILL be reflected in how I tip. That is how it works for 95% of customers

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  8. Enough with the entitled attitude – tips are earned, not a right, and not mandatory. Just because a server has a large group does not mean they automatically have the right to a certain amount for a tip. They could be absolutely awful at their job and that group could have a bad experience. Why should that group automatically have to pay a certain amount because they choose to all eat together?

    I’m all for tipping, and tipping well for great service, but servers do not work harder than the countless other people in other jobs working for minimum wage too who don’t receive tips at all. Stop acting like it’s the hardest job in the world.

    As a server, if you’re not taking home any tips at the end of the night, you’re not very good at your job.

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    • As a male massage therapist in a chiropractors clinic I make enough tips in a year to match what some young ladies in spas make in a year. But I’m okay with it because we charge a decent enough wage, and I knew it getting into the profession. My job is done as well as I can not on the expectation of getting more, but on the honour of doing the job I agreed to as well as I can.

      It’s no different of an attitude than I had at 18, scrubbing toilets at night for $6/hour….. if you agree to a job, do it to the best standards you can, for it only reflects on yourself!

      “Always appreciated, never expected”

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  9. I am stunned to learn the server has to pay others so the server can do their job! It would be a cold day in hell when I would pay others out of my own pocket! The server is the one that works the hardest in my opinion. Back and forth every time someone needs something. Also, they are the ones that deal with the nasty customers, screaming out of control kids etc. Also, what is the wage difference between a chef and a server? Maybe owners of restaurants need to pay their staff a living wage. Or better yet, if the staff in the back expect tips, maybe they should become servers. Before anyone jumps on me about this and how the chefs and dishwashers work hard too, I don’t tip because the meal was good or the dishes were clean. I tip because of the service I receive from the server. If the meal was horrible, but the server did a good job, I still tip. And I always tip at least 20%. This will just be another reason that I don’t go out to dinner anymore. The quality of the food has gone down in the last few years as prices continue to rise. The music in most restaurants is so loud you can’t hear your companion talk and the apparel worn by the servers has become downright inappropriate in some establishments. With youtube do-it-yourself videos and apps like pinterest, I have started to try my hand at making new things. Costs less and I can eat in an environment of my choosing, low light, soft music, comfortable seating. And I won’t have to feel bad about my server having to share a tip I feel they earned.

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    • Where I work it’s 4.25% of the food gets paid to the kitchen plus 10% of my tips to the dishwasher and another 10% to the busser. I’m not complaining just stating the facts.

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    • I am missing something. What does 4.25% of the food gets paid to the kitchen mean?

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    • Cee Dee Hawn Cee Dee Hawn says:

      Total food sales I believe.

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    • Tina Conlin Tina Conlin says:

      It means if your total food bill is $200 as a customer than for your table alone your server owes out $8.5 to the kitchen … I waitresses for 10 years and the % has doubled … it used to be 2% of your total ring out ( not tip total) … so if my ring out was $1200 in my shift I owed $24 for tip out … now however it looks like your paying on food made regardless of tip made and tipping the others (dishwasher/busser) on total tips made …

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    • When I was a server 30 years ago there was no expectation that servers had to share their tips – and 10% was awesome. On a good night – with lots of business and goid tables, we would take it upon ourselves to share our wealth with the dishwashers and hosts – but it was voluntary. Then the industry decided it was a good idea to have the staff pay the staff and now we have this insanity.

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    • Trish Down Trish Down says:

      Unfortunately, this is an industry standard that has been in place for at least a few decades. I’m a career server for over 20 years and I’ve not yet worked anywhere this isn’t in effect. Wrong or not, it is just the way it is.

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    • Cee Dee Hawn Cee Dee Hawn says:

      Just the way it is….yuck.

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    • Lisa Burton Lisa Burton says:

      I’ve worked places that all tips earned were mine. They paid the kitchen staff accordingly so that it was worth it to not receive a tip out.

      I now work in a place where I tip out 3.5%.. if you can only afford to tip me 5% of your bill that’s fine, just realize that most of what you could afford goes straight to everyone else I work with and not directly to me for the service I provided.

      It’s just the way it is, that’s for sure.

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    • I had no idea! My sister used to be a server, but my understanding was she kept her tips. She always encouraged me to tip well and I do because of the things she told me about being a server, and the hard work I witness every time I have eaten out. It is disappointing to find out that the tip I leave for good service is not being kept by the person that provided the service. When I pay for a meal, I expect the person cooking it to do their job and provide me with what I am paying for, a good meal. The tip is for the server that is friendly, anticipates the need for refills, recommends something to try, and most importantly, puts up with all the crap customers can dish out. To those of you that are servers, thank you for your hard work. I am sorry the industry has turned into what it has become.

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  10. Jody Oliver Jody Oliver says:

    The issue isn’t tipping. It’s the fact that people now expect it instead of earning it. People can make huge money on tips.

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  11. Tipping needs to be abolished and I work in a service industry. It’s become expected and is no longer considered a gratuity for excellent service.
    The longer you work with a company the more wages you normally make. Hard work, showing up on time helps with wage increases. Earn your money quit expecting me to give it to you for your mediocre service.

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    • Except that if there was no tipping prices would go up as mentioned and as tried and failed

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    • Samara White Samara White says:

      If prices everywhere went up then people would have no choice. Either tipping needs to be gotten rid of or restraunts should not be making servers give any of their tips to the kitchen, they don’t make minimum wage and they shouldn’t get tips. I agree with Crystal. Most servers now just expect tips and don’t actually do anything to earn them.

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    • I served for years. I DID my job very well and the TIPS kept rolling in.

      I didn’t ‘stand’ there and demand anything. I was too busy trying to support myself. I worked for a fraction of what minimum wage is now!

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  12. Aaron Frank Aaron Frank says:

    If you’re complaining about no tips now just wait until the minimum wage is 15/hr. good luck charging an auto gratuity then.

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    • Cee Dee Hawn Cee Dee Hawn says:

      Yep. That extra 1.40 is a gold mine.

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    • Its still a helluva lot more than people with a post secondary education, skillsets, knowledge and experience are getting. Many sectors have taken rollbacks just to keep working.
      The minimum wage is legistlated to go up will other wages have fallen or stagnate. So yes that raise if a $1.40 is gold, when others are getting alot less ir nothing.

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    • Servers make less than minimum wage, does anyone know this? Or are people just ignorant and looking to pick on poor servers yet again, whom are basically just trying to make a living.
      If you’re stating that they don’t deserve whatever it is you give them, realize, you get coffee and lunch breaks. They don’t, they eat in between tables, hold their pee and have to be expected to smile at all time even when ungrateful customers expect that extra piece of bread NOW.

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    • They only made less than minimum wage if the establishment served alcohol, the belief being that people that are drinking will tip as well and more. Legally, only the servers that actually served the alcohol were allowed to be paid less…some businesses didn’t follow the law properly. My understanding was that changed. If businesses aren’t following the law, then the employees are responsible for knowing their rights and reporting abuses.

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    • Aaron Frank Aaron Frank says:

      That was true at one point but not anymore, once the 15/HR min wage increase servers will be paid at that rate and they will still expect tips…..which just will not come.

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    • Thats fine. As eating out becomes less affordable, and ‘dining’ out will only be left for special occasions, there’ll be a fall out. Businesses will close and jobs will be lost.

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  13. Brock Hart Brock Hart says:

    How about employers start paying people a living wage instead of expecting their customers to do it for them.

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    • As mentioned it was tried in a restaurant in Calgary. They paid more.. and raised the prices to do so.. but people (customers) did not like that model and it failed.. they have since returned to the current system of minimum wage and tips. If you want employers to pay more please tell them you would be happy to pay higher prices if they did.

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    • Brock Hart Brock Hart says:

      Tips are a form of corporate welfare, companies should pay they’re own employees. The prices are high enough, they just want to make as much money as possible. It’s just greed

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    • You’ve hit the nail on the head. Its about the market, demand and a willingness on the part of customers to pay the price for what a business is offering.
      If a business is forced to raise their prices and no one is willing to pay THAT price, that business will fail.

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  14. Gee thanks for the info OP. But the last time I dealt with an automatic 18% tip we got 2% service. Our server clearly took advantage of the fact that she was getting it. She would take one drink order at a time, forget orders, things were wrong, and had a generally bad attitude. Our meal, for 10 people, took over 2.5 hours. A tip is earned, based on service. Bad service does not warrant an 18% tip no matter the size of the group.

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  15. OP, don’t cooks make better than minimum wage?Why is the waitress forced to tip out kitchen staff?

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    • Samara White Samara White says:

      Yes they do get paid better than servers, restraunts should not be able to make waitresses pay anything from their tips.

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    • Where I work the cooks make slightly better than the waitresses. And in most places I think they do as well.. maybe the prep person makes the same, but proper “Red Seal” chefs make more. Why are waitresses forced to tip out the kitchen staff? I dunno.. it wasn’t like that years ago.. I think the policy came up from the states and caught on. It saves the owners money and the cooks are doing important work too.. so the busier they are the more they make, not just an hourly wage.. but sort of a commission.

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    • The policy came up because line cooks and bussers were busting their asses in shitty conditions all day and watching wait staff walking out with hundreds of extra dollars off of their hard work, and wanted equal compensation.

      It’s the same as an office staff getting a bonus based on the warehouse staff hauling ass with the actual product, then the warehouse is told the forced overtime they had to do to get the job done was their bonus. Bullshit and not fair.

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    • And guess who gets duped of the kitchen messes up, even though the server does her/his job perfectly? The server, and still the kitchen makes their 4% tips.

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  16. I tip on quality of service. And might add I don’t think anywhere states that you HAVE TO WORK IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY. So maybe try and look for a new job if you want to expect tips and not earn them.

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  17. Cee Dee Hawn Cee Dee Hawn says:

    Stop speaking. All unauthorized charges should be illegal and prosecuted. Staff SHOULD NOT be paying coworkers wages. Ever.
    EMPLOYERS SHOULD. End of list. Do. Not. Attempt. Rationalizing. Wage. Theft.
    Or unauthorized, unedible charges to customers.
    I have never, nor WILL ever; tip to provide employers with wages for staff.

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    • It’s actually totally legal. Customers do have to be informed of the auto-grat.. and not only do waitresses have to pay their co-workers but at some places the owners also take a part of this money (note that it’s illegal in other provinces for owners to take part of the money, in Alberta its allowed)

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    • Cee Dee Hawn Cee Dee Hawn says:

      Shouldn’t be. I hate employers getting their staff to beg me for money to pay them. Gross.

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  18. Jade Jasmine Jade Jasmine says:

    Who ever made this post, I think you’re nuts. I only tip depending on the service I get. Also, I don’t know if you realize this, but minimum wage keeps going up so servers don’t need to rely on their tips.

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  19. You are viewing this issue 100% on the wrong side. It’s not the customers that need to change it’s the policy. Abolish the “whole need to tip the kitchen” (which im pretty sure is not standard for all resurrants). Don’t make the customer responsible for making sure the kitchen get paid.

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  20. Rick Murch Rick Murch says:

    A restaurant in Calgary tried doing away with tips and it didn’t work because customers complained. Sorry, your logic is flawed… If you add 18% mandatory “tip” or raise your prices by 18% there is ZERO difference between the two.. You’re just throwing a name on it.

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    • And they haven’t thrown a name to the restaurant either. Kind of like “my buddy tried this thing, and it didn’t work” without naming the buddy!

      Hmmm…… a singular unnamed restaurant apparently tried this and failed (did they set it up to fail in the first place? How long did they try? What were the advertising changes, did they talk to every customer about it or only the loud ones that complained? Did they get new chef/wait staff that changed the mood, was it economy based, was there construction that started at the same time nearby….)

      But one failure means that it can never be successful. EVER!!

      That’s why WD-40 is called WD-1 right??

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    • Nom Jones Nom Jones says:

      Cafe Linnea in Edmonton tried it for a year. They ended up going to back to a tipping model, in part because the customers were uncomfortable not tipping. Another part was that staff wouldn’t go home early when it was slow, because they were being paid an hourly wage. The implication was that the menu prices hadn’t been raised enough to accommodate the actual impact of a living wage.

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    • Rick Murch Rick Murch says:

      “Living wage”. How about get a better than entry level job?. And the managers should manage their people.. And send them home if there is no work.

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  21. How is 3-4% of$50 = $40

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  22. We went out to dine lastnight. Our server was friendly, the service was great. They brought out the food. They KNEW where each meal was supposed to go, without asking. The food was very good. Our server was tipped very well. We were party of 4.

    We went out for a nice supper, a good time. This particular restaurant and server DELIVERED what we expected and compensation was more than generous.

    I don’t know if others have noticed this, but I’m seeing a trend where places we have given our business to for YEARS now offer substandard service as well as substandard food. We won’t go back. We will stick to going to places where we get what we pay for.

    This is one thing the OP has ignored to address in his or her post. Great service and great food! This is what people EXPECT, for the money they’re spending.

    If the server and the restaurant has not DELIVERED, why should patrons be ‘ashamed’ into tipping?

    I ‘served’ for years and I know what the job entails. I was damned good at that job, as I am with what I do now. I didn’t squeal about what I was ‘entitled’ to and give a long diatribe on what my job entailed. My patrons didn’t want to hear it when I was serving. My clients NOW do not want to hear it either. I ran my ass off and SHOWED them then and I still show them now. Its called work ethic. If it wasn’t for them, I would have NO job.

    When I was serving I made a helluva lot less then what is earned now. My tips were a huge part of my earnings. And my feet hurt like hell, I was exhausted but I earned every cent.

    Another point you’re ignoring is that the oil guy who pulls the oil out of the ground has several years of secondary education, certification, works long hours in horrible conditions and decades of experiences. This person, trades people had to take a ROLLBACK in day rates just to continue working. There have been no raises for these people. They’re just grateful to still have a job. This while your wages is legistlated to continue to rise.

    Everyone is working hard these days, trying to get ahead. There is absolutely NO COMPARISION between a ‘server’ and someone in O&G. People get paid more because of education, experience and skillsets.

    When you stated that people should ‘shut up’ and just pay an extra couple of bucks, thats when you lost me.

    You shut the fk up and do your own job and demonstrate through action that you deserve a tip. Shame on you!

    If a server is doing his or her job as well as others in the restaurant, the majority of people TIP for great service and food.

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  23. Laura Collis Laura Collis says:

    Typically when I got out and get the absolute worst service known to mankind and there’s a practically empty restaurant, I tip enough for their tip out. So that’s usually around 5%. But… if I go out and receive the absolute worst service but I use my eyes and see that my server has a shit load of tables and everyone is running around trying to serve everyone the best they can in the crazy rush then I forgive and forget. They are obviously working at trying to give everyone equal attention but when a restaurant is understaffed because someone calls in sick I tip up to 20%. Restaurant work is terribly hard and if I see them putting in an effort I tip them for it.
    If you are part of a large party with an auto grat included and get terrible service ask to talk to a manager. It could be that the server is new. Maybe she has a really demanding table and everyone else is a bit too busy to help out. Or it could be the server just isn’t great at her job (it’s not for everyone). But by talking to a manager you can get your answers. And often they will take off the auto grat or give you a gift card.
    But be patient at this time of the year. Most servers are worked off their feet and are exhausted. Bad service is not black and white. There’s often a reason.

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    • I work in an industry where competition is fierce. If I don’t deliver on what is expected by our customers, I simply will not get paid. If I fail to deliver on what our customers expect, word gets around. I won’t be in business long if cusomers don’t get what they paid for.
      My customers don’t like excuses. They want and expect what they pay for. My internal problems are mine. Not the customers.

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  24. The price in the menu is the price you agree to pay! If you want to pay more then sure, but entitlement has gotten out of hand.

    If I can’t afford to tip, maybe it’s because I’m flat broke and using a gift card to have one meal that day, which is what I try to save my gift cards for! It happens, and I’m sure the servers would be insulted to receive my last 50 cents, plus you can never leave the gift card balance as a tip.

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  25. Haha. Totally agree.

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  26. This bothers me, because you are rationalizing tipping by saying they get paid min. wage and that you don’t tip other people because they get paid more.
    Retail workers typically make minimum wage.
    You aren’t even allowed to tip them, they could lose their job if you tipped them and they accepted it.
    People here should be paid a living wage and tipping should be reserved for people who wish to do so, but not expected.

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  27. It’s more tricky (but not more physical work) to serve a group of 12 all at the same time than to serve a few smaller tables. The cooks have to be more co-ordinated too, to make sure things are timed to come out together.

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  28. Trish Down Trish Down says:

    If tipping is out, then the establishment has to pay more to their staff…your $25 meals become $40…instead of tipping $5 (ex.) you pay an extra $15? How does that suit you?

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  29. There are plenty of people who work for minimum wage without tips…. but I’m sure someone else has already pointed that out….

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  30. Brad Rose Brad Rose says:

    Trish Down I would much prefer an up front and agreed upon charge as opposed to hearing the constant whining regarding expected tips from people in the service industry, running a business on expected tipping is clearly not working as you can tell from all of the pissed off waitress posts

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  31. I think there should be three sets of pricing and bills. The customer decides to pay which one based on their experience.

    Shitty service/ bad food – customer gets an auto discount because what was PAID for was not delivered

    Mediocre service/ food – customer pays with no tip.

    Great service/ great food – Customer pays but customer decides on TIP.

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  32. Aja Novic Aja Novic says:

    You had me until the very end… the shut up wasn’t necessary. It was so well written and explained up until that point. Moving on…

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  33. Sharon Swan Sharon Swan says:

    not sure on your math .. but if you get a $50.00 tip .. there is no way the kitchen is getting 3 or 4 or even 5% if you say they get $40.00 …. so that is out of line right there … I understand not all people can leave a tip due to their own issues …. here it comes BUT … I only pay for what I get .. lousy service NO tip .. if I have to ask for more water .. more coffee… food cold .. whatever … and crabby waitress … on the other hand I do tip for good service .. .smiley waitress .. asks how is the food . brings jug of water to fill my glass … these things get tips …. so enough on the NO TIPPING policy .. it is what it is …. so just do your job .. I have also been in the position of getting a gift card for something and have been so broke did not have 2 pennies to rub together … and felt bad that I could not tip … so don’t go judging people … now lets move on and no need to discuss this topic again … ..

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  34. Kyrie Herman Kyrie Herman says:

    Some restaurants have 7-8% tip outs! It’s crazy.

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  35. Michael Orr Michael Orr says:

    I haven’t read the above as I’m sure it will infuriate me. Just tip. It’s not hard. If you can’t afford to tip you can’t afford to go out so stay home.

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  36. Keith Currie Keith Currie says:

    Always someone in the service industry justifying tipping lol….

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  37. Keith Currie Keith Currie says:

    Well said poster, that’s completely obvious. Too bad you don’t get how your employers subsidize your wages lol.

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  38. I do a great job at my work. No one pays me tips. I go above and beyong to make clients happy. Guess what I don’t expect a thing. It’s called taking pride in your work. In the restaurant business I have tipped great, I have tip average, I have tipped below average and then none at all. Depending on the service I get is what I base it on. So to be charged upfront for tipping is a no for me. I ask before making reservations if they state they have the mandatory tip I do not reserve. Needless to say my parties are no more than 4. It comes down to principal. I will tip according to service received. Not paying for service I might receive…

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