How much tip do you give?
April 25, 2007 6:56pm CST
I've read somewhere that the word "tip" actually means "To Insure Promptness" the phrase is written on a box that is place near the door of a restaurant. I've also read somewhere that tip should be atleast 10% of your actual bill. Do you actually give tips when the service is good? How much to you give then?
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26 Apr 07
I give tips, because I know how a service attendant feels about their jobs. But I don't give follow the 10% rule, I don't have enough money to provide for them as a tip. I guess this depends on what type of tipping method they excercise, if it's individually or centralized. I think a dollar or two would be enough, afterall, I'm not their only costumer available for the day!;)
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26 Apr 07
When I get good service I usually tip between 15% and 20%. If I get bad then something really small depending how bad it actually was. I used to not leave anything at all if the service was bad but I read somewhere that then they can think you just forgot. If you leave something small it gets the message across that you were unhappy.
26 Apr 07
Hi palace_girl! Its only now that I have come to consider the tips i give out to almost any service that has been rendered to me. For restaurants, there is already the service charge they normally add to your total bill, so sometimes I don't give any tip anymore. However, if The service crew was really nice, prompt and I had a good experience dining then I leave an additional tip. Just a few bucks i think is ok.
4 May 07
I usually give anywhere between 10-15% but this depends on the service. If the service is really good and I am satisfied with my meal, i may leave a much higher tip. But it depends on the bill amount too..the higher the bill amount goes, the more difficult it is to leave more than 10%.