some people can't afford that... and some people are from countries where that isn't common, or were raised in a family that didn't eat out much, so never learned.
if you can't afford it, don't go out to eat. waiters and waitresses work their asses off only to get shit for tips.
You should probably be aware of that before taking a job waiting tables.
Still they're working their butt for almost nothing
So are lots of other people who make the same wages minus ANY tips.
Waiters/waitresses are often paid under minimum wage because they get tips.
In other countries. In the USA, minimum wage is lower for waitressing jobs because it's assumed that people will tip.
Almost every waitress I know takes home a good amount of money. Since tips are "under the table", and most actually lie about them, they can bring home around 50 in tips alone in one night.
...says the waitress...
Shut up and stop complaining about your shitty pay. You have to bust your ass if you want to make money, even if it is minimum wage.
(not directed at you OP- general statement)
Waiters make as little as $2.75 an hour. There not entitled to minimum wage because of these tips, which can be nonexistent because of assholes.
But not tipping a waiter is, in a sense, stealing their pay because it's expected that you give a decent tip.
Besides, don't be a douchebag. The world doesn't revolve around you. Be polite. Do something nice for someone else. Give them the benefit of the doubt that they're working their ass off and need the money.
It's not stealing. If a waiter/waitress expects every single person they serve to tip they need to wake up and come to the real world.
Maybe people should just be a little bit more polite and respectful. Help someone out for a change instead of always looking after yourself. And if nobody gave a tip, waiters would make below minimum wage when they obviously legally can't make below that. So yes, it is stealing and it's the mentality you're talking about where everyone just expects everyone else to do it that ruins collaborative work.
If I wanted to be more polite and respectful I would help a little old lady across the street. If i wanted to be more selfless, I would donate to people in Haiti. Most people who can tip, do. Some people can't. Don't act like waiters and waitresses "deserve" tips and you're doing a good deed if you tip. It's not stealing, it's nice and polite to tip, but waiters and waitresses shouldn't expect anything more than their paycheck.
Well actually the people paying them expect you to tip them so why shouldn't the waiters?
Because, as someone said earlier, the waiters know, before they take the job, that some people don't tip. I'm not saying people shouldn't tip, I tip whenever I can. But sometimes if I'm out with friends and we stop in for lunch and I don't have anything to tip, I don't want to get a dirty look. Why should waiters be tipped for good service? I don't tip my dentist or the librarian.
This sounds like something out of the book/ blog "Waiter Rant."
directed at the people that disagree: okay i've never worked at a restaurant but i have friends that have. they get paid around $4/ hour because it's assumed that they're going to get tipped. i always tip. you know how much it would suck if you just spent an hour tending to a table and you just got $4 (if even) ? get a job and then realize how tip is important
I don't tip people for a job I can do myself, I did tip my heart surgeon though, for that I can not do.
So the restaurants allow you to wait on yourself?
I bet I could get my damn soda in less than 20 minutes if they did.
Then do the fucking job yourself and eat at home. Don't be an ungrateful bitch.
The sarcasm of my comment must have flown right over your head.
I got that the second part was sarcasm, but no, I didn't pick up on the first part. I apologize for my harsh words.
Don't you be an "ungrateful bitch". Apparently, you feel mighty entitled to a tip. Sure waitresses don't earn minimum wage, but they took the job. They know what they were getting into. I feel like a tip is "extra". I have never not left a tip, but I don't feel like they should be necessary. It's supposed to be for doing a GOOD job, not just doing THE job.
I feel entitled to a tip? I've never been, am not, nor likely will ever be a waiter. Sorry. And it's just the right thing to do. Waiters are paid assuming they're going to get the tip as long as they do THE job. It's worked into their salary. So as long as they do a satisfactory job, shouldn't they earn minimum wage? It's not like they already earn 8 bucks an hour and you're tipping beyond that.
Besides, it's a hard job to do and I commend anyone who can deal with the public all day. Yes, they took the job but it's not like they necessarily chose it, it was probably their only option if that makes sense.
Some places also make them split tips with the kitchen staff, so you really should tip good if you've recieved good service.
In some countries it's just not common to tip, for example, my country. You generally just don't tip at all. It's never really done. I suppose you could, but it would be weird.
Come on guys. Tipping at a restaurant is part of our culture. It's expected when you eat out and rude to not do it. If you want to rebel against society's standards, don't take it out on the waiters that work hard, but go smoke some weed or something instead.
Always tip. Servers work HARD to provide you with good service so you can enjoy a meal served to you and cooked for you by somebody else. Don't be an asshole and not tip. There's no reason to not tip unless the service was awful. And be nice! I had a really really mean guy the other night who made me feel like shit. :(
1. Not everyone has extra money
2. what if the service is only moderate and you want to leave a 5% or 10% tip? huh?
3. I try to tip when I'm at a resturant but I will NEVER tip a sonic girl.
I am a server and you know what my weekly check is? O. You should account the tip as part of your bill, or don't go out to eat.
Think if tipping wasn't common. Then they would have to raise the waiters and waitresses pay. So your food would probably be more expensive. So you should tip at least a little so you have the power.
You don't tip people in retail! And trust me, you can work just as hard in retail making sure the customer is happy as you do being a waiter/waitress?
There are lots of low paid jobs that don't get any tips at all.
I work in retail too, but waiters should get tips because they make less than minimum wage.
my phone doesn't reply! Sorryy!
No I understand that but retail gets minimum wage usually and (at least in England) I don't know anyone who waits and gets paid less than minimum wage. They actually are paid relatively well.
Is it not illegal to pay less than minimum wage? Surely that's the point of it? I don't know, is that just me being dense?
I don't know what country you are all from, but where I live we have laws about this shit. I have friends who waitress who earn more than I do (in retail) without tips. They don't expect tips, and I don't think anyone should.
I can't imagine giving a tip that's expected anyway. It just takes away the whole point of gratitude if they're going to tamper with your food or whatever if you don't. That's like forcing customers to give you a bonus because you're doing your goddam job. Grow up.
I understand dude. I'm fourteen and my parents are conservative Catholics so I have to pay for my own clothes, piercings, and what not. Being a waitress is hard.
I never tip