A Tip about Leaving Tips  

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created by claywalsh 2009-07-22 12:22:21 am

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To me, eating out is a luxury. So a server has to be really bad before I leave a tip less than 20%. I don't think I've ever not tipped at all. But my mom was a server when I was a kid, so I guess I empathize with them.

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submitted by jonathanleger 2009-07-22 12:34:11 am    


In some countries they simply don't tip. If the service was poor, don't feel obligated to leave a tip. Tip from your heart! Give what you feel the person gave you, and I'm not just talking about the bread they brought you. Percentage means nothing!

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submitted by claywalsh 2009-07-22 12:22:21 am    

In the UK, tipping is the not the norm. Instead, it is a special reward for exceptional service. It would be highly unusual to tip a maid in a hotel, or in a bar. Some people would find it offensive to be offered a tip, or unable to accept one.

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submitted by Impact Productions 2009-07-22 04:22:32 pm    

My dad came from a small town in Ohio and was aghast at the tipping to be done in New York City where my mother was from. He learned the hard way, no tip - no service! I always tip good for good service. The key is to get a great server.

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submitted by Tradeview 2009-09-06 09:39:25 pm    

We have a lot of inexpensive family diners in town that employ high school and college students. If the bill for a family of four is under 30 bucks leave a $10 dollar tip. These places many time serve great food and the servers are not paid very well

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submitted by Becca1962 2009-09-06 09:02:10 pm    

Here in Spain tipping is totally discretionary. The English habit of leaving 10% is still looked on in amazement, the Spanish normally leave a little loose change. Waiting staff here are seen as skilled, valuable members of staff and are paid quite well.

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submitted by compusol 2009-07-22 11:59:01 am    


As long as the service is good and you can afford to the leave the tip then you should leave atleast 15%... however some places will already include the tip in the bill..

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submitted by JamesNash 2009-07-22 05:05:56 pm    

Tips are the bread and butter of the food service industry and should be treated as such. Not leaving a tip is not an option for me, no matter how poor the service. Waiters/waitresses rely on tips, so the tip amount is based on service

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submitted by MisterPeach 2009-07-25 05:26:43 pm    

Remember that if you feel the person did what you expected, then a tip is in order. I disagree with the obligation to tip at a percentage of the bill. Why does a person deserve a tip if they did not do the job?

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submitted by JohnS 2009-10-21 02:20:12 pm    

I agree with john s. why should a tip be MANDATORY? you get what you deserve. one time someone ignored my party for 1 hour. we left. no tip!!! bad deal!

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submitted by devon 2010-07-21 07:55:38 pm    

I never tip less than 15% (unless the service was just extraordinarily bad). Even if the service is bad, I'll still leave a little something. Maybe by doing that, I can be a blessing to that person in a small way. They might just be having a bad day.

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submitted by workingmomwm 2011-06-03 09:23:13 pm    


What do you know about that?


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