According to my daughter who once worked as a waitress, yes. This is so unless your server gave you very poor service. Your tip is part of their pay, as they are not even paid a minimum wage, the expectation being they will get the rest from tips.
For me, giving tips when eating out at restaurants depends on whether the service is good and whether a service charge is already indicated in the bill. Thus, granting that the service (and the food, too) was good, I look at the bill first and when I see that there's no service charge in the total amount due then I give corresponding tips. I guess that's only fair.
I have worked as a server at Shoney's, Red Lobster, Cracker Barrel and Mr. Manatee's(out of business now-was a seafood bar and grill). I depended upon my tips as my pay. I only shared tips for a party of 8 or more guests. Usually most restaurants have a policy that if there are more than 8 guests, an automatic 15-20% gratuity is added to your bill. The rate of pay for servers is usually $2.15 hour. If your service is anything above poor, then yes, tip. If it is poor, ask to speak to a manager. Do not insult a server by leaving an upside down penny on the table. Your server has taken your order, suggested menu items, maybe had your order specialized, brings you drinks and entertains you. Be nice! Wouldn't you like to be tipped for your job?
by Pamela N Red 6 years ago
Do you give a tip if the service is bad?I can't bring myself to not leave a tip even when I've gotten lousy service. I think perhaps they are having a bad day, things are happening in their life they can't control or perhaps if I leave them a tip they will give the next person better service.
by David Livermore 5 years ago
How much do you tip a bad waiter or waitress?This has been a hot bed of controversy each time someone fails to tip, tips very little, or leaves a rude comment.If I receive bad service, I leave a small tip. If it's so bad that I have to complain, I don't leave a tip at all. One example...
by BlissfulWriter 5 years ago
If your restaurant bill turns out to be less than what is should be...would you tell your server of the mistake?
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