At least 20% unless the service is horrible. It's hard, hard work and I admire anyone who can handle that day after day.
Absolutely! But I suppose my opinion is a bit bias. My mother has been a waitress all of her life, and I waited tables for a few years myself when I was younger.
Servers work very hard, and when I was a waiter (about 10 years ago) the hourly rate was just $2.83, and I don't think it has increased much if any since then.
In my opinion good service deserves 20% or more, and even poor service still deserves 15%.
In my opinion anyone who can't afford or is just too cheap to leave a respectable gratuity should not have someone waiting on them. They should be dining at home, serving them selves, and keeping that tip in their pocket!
I tip at least 15% in Canada. It's the least you can do. If the service was good I'll tip 20%. If it's bad I'll tip 10-15%. I used to serve so I can tell when the waiter is dogging it.
I generally tip 20%, service reflects any adjustments to this. I do not have a problem stiffing someone if they are that off. I was in the hospitality industry for two decades and if you get stiffed from me (it isn't easy) then you do deserve it.
I do and sometimes, when I can, more than that. I was a waitress while going through college and it is hard work. They deserve good tips although I do not see how restaurants can pay so little to their help and make the customers pay some of their wages. Seems wrong to me.
Over here they don't tip a lot like America as you normaly earn about $18 hour, years ago at a chinese restaurant i was on $8 got some tips now & then but not a lot.
Yep....I do give tip but not regularly. And it ranges between 10 to 20 %. Its always good to reward somebody for their good work.
Between 20-30% (my husband use to be a waiter). Unless it's really bad service.
Sometimes yes, and sometimes no. It depends.
I, too, used to waitress. It's true that depending on which U.S. state you work in, you may be only earning pennies per hour. Other states have to at least pay minimum wage. That makes a big difference in how much the restaurant has to pay for its service people.
My irritation with tipping is that I feel the business is expecting the public, its customers, to bring up the wages of its employees. Why is this? Does anyone tip their doctor, their accountant, the fire fighters or police people who really make a difference in their lives? Of course not. So why is the public expected to supplement the wages of restaurant waiters and waitresses? Has it become expected so that there is no sabotage of our food in its delivery? Wouldn't it make more sense to tip the chef?
I start at 20% and it goes down from there if the service is really horrible.Or it can go up. I'm pretty easy going and the service has to really really bad for the tip to go down. Wait Staff has a tough gig and I appreciate their service.
Yes, if i am satisfied with the services and the quality of how one manages a guest,
by Leroyworld 6 years ago
I learned today that according to the National Restaurant Association, the industry norm for tipping waitstaff is 15 to 20 percent of the bill. This is, of course, from a school course. What I would like to know is:1 What are you expecting from the waiter/waitress in return for a...
by David Livermore 9 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 dishyum 11 years ago
if you do tip, what percentage is it generally?
by Sid Kemp 9 years ago
What makes you tip over 15%?When you are at a restaurant, what can a waiter or waitress do to really impress you. And, when this happens, do you leave a larger tip?
by itsandreawilson 11 years ago
What's the average tip % for tipping waiters/waitresses at restaurants?
by Michael S 10 years ago
Should waiters receive all their tips or should tips be collected and divided?
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