Do you still give a tip even when the service is not good?

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  1. KevinC9998 profile image72
    KevinC9998posted 12 years ago

    Do you still give a tip even when the service is not good?

  2. davenmidtown profile image67
    davenmidtownposted 12 years ago

    I always give something... regardless of the service... I try to walk a mile in their shoes.

  3. jimmythejock profile image83
    jimmythejockposted 12 years ago

    only in places where the service charge is not included in the bill, but I do let it be known if I am not satisfied, which usually results in a reduced price.....jimmy

  4. Alecia Murphy profile image72
    Alecia Murphyposted 12 years ago

    Yeah, I try to. Especially now because everyone's struggling and I know restaurants don't always pay well anyways so I try to at least contribute to the majority of a gallon of gas.

  5. jean2011 profile image59
    jean2011posted 12 years ago

    II always give something, the better the service, the more tip is given.

  6. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    If the restaurant is busy and it is not the service person's fault they could not attend to our table as timely as I would like, then I will still tip.  But if the restaurant is not that busy and you can see the service person slacking off and not bothering to see if we need coffee, or water or whatever, no I don't tip. A tip used to be for getting good service now some people think it is a vested right.  I don't agree. I do like to reward good service and I really appreciate being treated well and like they want my business.

  7. JEDIJESSICUH profile image76
    JEDIJESSICUHposted 12 years ago

    Yes, always. I was a waitress at one point in time, so I know that it's not always the server's fault for the service. Sometimes they are over-run with people, the kitchen staff is being slow, they've just been yelled at for something that wasn't their fault, etc. I will give more if the service is better, but most waiters only make about two dollars an hour plus tips, so I won't penalize them for bad service.

  8. Carlon Michelle profile image60
    Carlon Michelleposted 12 years ago

    I was told that YES you should.  I know it can be tough sometimesw when the service really stinks.  When it does, I give only 10%.  When it's great I give 15 to 25%

  9. ThePracticalMommy profile image88
    ThePracticalMommyposted 12 years ago

    I agree with some of the others. I always give a tip, but the amount depends on the service. If service is poor due to obvious lack of responsibility of the server, I only give about 10%. If it's great, I give 20%. I know sometimes things can be hard for servers, being the scapegoats for the mistakes of the kitchen, bar or managers and only receiving minimum wage or less for all that they do (I have two servers in my family...), so I at least like to give them something for walking back and forth to the table.

  10. ktrapp profile image89
    ktrappposted 12 years ago

    Yes, I do. Most servers in restaurants are not even paid minimum wage and their tips are supposed to bring them up to that point. So, I always leave at least 15%, more if the server was truly excellent. But, mistakes happen which are not always the fault of the server, so I don't want to penalize them.

  11. Dawn Conklin profile image69
    Dawn Conklinposted 12 years ago

    I will always give them something.  I know that a tipped position (cocktail servers, waiters and waitresses) minimum wage is just a little over $2 an hour in NJ which has a higher minimum wage then some states.  Therefore, I always tip them no matter what.  How much depends on the service and it is also dependent on many factors such as attitude, if they are not busy were they over checking our needs, if they are busy then I am forgiving, if the food was incorrect as long as the problem was nicely corrected-I look passed it.  If they were downright nasty to us, then they get bare minimum for tip.  If they had a great attitude, were busy but did their best to take good care of us or not busy and were very helpful, then they get the best tip-I can handle mistakes, we are all human but it is about how the attitude is.  If they brought me the wrong thing but they were nice or funny and corrected it, it's cool.  If they got a bad attitude about it, then we have a problem.  If they are good (mainly great attitude-can take a joke, smile or even make me laugh), I have been known to give more then 30%.  I also base it on the bill, if we only ordered breakfast that came to $15, it is not their fault we didn't order much.  If they gave us great service, they will get $5-$6 on that $15 bill.

  12. laidbacklady profile image70
    laidbackladyposted 12 years ago

    Absolutely!  Long ago I was a waitress, and a tiring, thankless job it was, too! Sometimes the server may just be having an off day (been there and done that). If the service is basically non-existent, however, I will speak to a manager. Often you will receive a meal at no charge, or a voucher to come back another day to eat for free. But I could never not leave anything, although where I will normally tip 20%, I may only tip 10% if the service is sorely lacking.


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