Earlier this week when I was on http://www.passiveaggressivenotes.com they posted a entry about tipping that can be found here. Take a read of how passionate people got with their replies! Even I entered a reply!
This is what I wrote. . . .
its called a GRATUITY. I think in this instance it has two meanings – GRATIS – or free, you as the customer give FREE MONEY to a wait staff. As the server it mean GRATEFUL, you provide good service and then you get said FREE MONEY.
I give tips based on service. I don’t think I should ever have to freely part with my HARD EARNED money if the recipient themselves hasn’t worked hard to earn it.
I work on phones, and no matter how shitty MY day is, it is never the fault of the person on the other end of the phone. And I treat people with utmost respect at all times. Its my job to do it, even if I have to do it through gritted teeth.
I been known to leave without giving a tip – and I never frequent places again that treat me poorly. I also TELL others about poor experiences, in hopes they don’t go there either!
But – when I am happy with services – I’m the type of tipper you DREAM of!!!!
Just two weeks ago, I gave a 150% tip. Yup, more than TWICE the cost of the bill.
She was wonderful, and deserved to be compensated for being polite, courteous, knowledgeable and efficient . . . .
Anyways, I’m getting distracted. . . . I went to our local sushi place tonight, and when I left the woman behind the counter asked me “Why you no tip?”. I told her simply that I didn’t think I needed to. . . .
I need to know what everyone else thinks, should I have tipped? When do you tip? How much do you Tip?
- I walked in, and I ordered take away
- I waited 30 minutes
- None of the wait staff or kitchen staff talked to me, beside to ask me not to sit at the table for “real customers”. I had to stand for the full 30 minutes.
- I had to ask for chop sticks, soy sauce and napkins.
Besides that, when is the last time you walked into your local McDonalds, Dominos or KFC and had to tip to get take-away??? Am I a horrible person?