Do you tip?

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Are you a tipper? How much do you normally tip in restaurants? Or do you simply let the free market decide?
 

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I never tip below 10%, being an ex-waiter myself. That's their livelihood as taxes take away the entirety of their meager check.

So I typically tip 50% for the lower-priced meals - like Waffle House - and for sure tip $10-15 elsewhere.
 

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Yes. I don't base it on a percentage. I tend to tip based on performance regardless of where I go. I've found it really helps out at local places because whether I'm getting a little or a lot, my tendency to tip well gets me better service than others some of the time. If I go to a fancy restaurant I don't really see why the waitress deserves anymore there than the waitress at the local diner or vice-versa. As a side note, I tend to get irrationally angry at people who don't tip. I just feel that if you can't afford to tip, you can't afford to eat out/get delivery.

Haven't ever worked in food service either for the record, just a thing about me.
 

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Yes. I don't base it on a percentage. I tend to tip based on performance regardless of where I go. I've found it really helps out at local places because whether I'm getting a little or a lot, my tendency to tip well gets me better service than others some of the time. If I go to a fancy restaurant I don't really see why the waitress deserves anymore there than the waitress at the local diner or vice-versa. As a side note, I tend to get irrationally angry at people who don't tip. I just feel that if you can't afford to tip, you can't afford to eat out/get delivery.

Haven't ever worked in food service either for the record, just a thing about me.

Here's to say I don't just toss around money. I just know the struggle, and honestly, I'm the 'we should all help one another' type.

Of course if there's someone with a crap personality and really acts like they don't want to at least show courtesy to 'earn' said tip? They get nothing from me.
 

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It's all about their service. If they're absent 90% of the meal and have only refilled my water when I was eating my salad, then they get little from me. There've been times when I would have to actively get up and look for my waitress because she hadn't visited my table in well over forty-five minutes both before we ordered and after we were done. Of course, there have also been times when I couldn't tip the waiter/waitress enough for their service.

Though it's typically 15% unless poor/outstanding performance for me.
 

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I tip if the service was satisfactory. If it's under ten dollars, I tip two dollars. Over ten and it's three dollar tip. Over 20 and it's a four dollar tip. You see the pattern.

Sometimes I will tip my regular bartenders five dollars just because they do a good job and we're cool with each other.

I will also say it was very rare for me to of been tipped when I delivered radiators, and it's still rare for my drivers to be tipped.
 
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I tip if the service was satisfactory. If it's under ten dollars, I tip two dollars. Over ten and it's three dollar tip. Over 20 and it's a four dollar tip. You see the pattern.

I will also say it was very rare for me to of been tipped when I delivered radiators, and it's still rare for my drivers to be tipped.

So your tips become increasingly less generous as the price increases?
 

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So your tips become increasingly less generous as the price increases?

I've used this method of tipping for years. I don't bother with percentages.
 
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I generally don't tip because I live in glorious socialist paradise where people earn a decent wage from their employers.
 

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I've used this method of tipping for years. I don't bother with percentages.

If you tip $4 on a $60 meal, you deserve whatever happens to you.
 

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If you tip $4 on a $60 meal, you deserve whatever happens to you.

 

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That's still godawful.

It's also different if I am with a group, but I've never went to eat by myself and had a 60 dollar bill. In groups, we'll mostly all pitch in. Most I saw was ten dollars for a tip in a bill of 60 dollars or more.

If that's considered awful still then oh well. That's how I tip and some people need to just enjoy what they get.
 
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