26 Aug 08
It all depends on how good an experience I had in that particular restaurant. And the amount of tips would also depends on that. Of course, a happy customer is one who is willing to pay more and come back later, bringing more people around! If I had a bad experience at the restaurant, well don't expect me to pay, and you can be sure I will never step foot into that restaurant ever again! If the service is medicore, and the entire experience as a whole is medicore, I would leave tips but usually 1 cents or 2. Lol, that is how much that experience is worth! I remember there was a time when I had gone for a Japanese restaurant in Butterworth, Malaysia, and it leaves me with such a lasting pleasant experience that I just cannot help myself and went back to it the second time. Lol, on the second time I was there, I left a RM50 tip, which was about 1/2 price of what I had eaten RM100+. However, I felt that it was worth it as the sashimi there was very fresh and the servers were very accomadating to my every request and enquiries. On the flip side of the coin, there was a restaurant in Singapore that leaves me with a nasty experience. As I am not one to dress up, even if I am going to a high class restuarant, or hotel, the servers kind of looked down to me as if to sneer, "can she afford to eat here or not". And I totally did not like that feeling at all! You can be sure that no tips were given, not even the coins that was given back to me as change! And being the nice customer that I was, I did not say anything, but I spread the word to everyone else NOT to patronise that place unless they want the same treatment that I had received! What more to say, their food was totally medicore, and the servers were rude, and the waiting time for the food to arrive was horrendous. What more could I say? Would you leave tips in this case? DEFINATELY not! Lol.
29 Aug 08
Yes, it a everytime routine for me whenever I go to a restaurant. I can't give tip to the waiter or waitress at KFC and McDonalds as there is self service on both. I read somewhere that the best tip whenever you give must be about 5% of your total bill. I even give tip to the waiter or waitress if the service is bad. Because what is their fault, the service of restaurant is bad.
26 Aug 08
I will tip them if their service is good though my frenz seldom tip them.. hehe =D It's like a reward for them for their extra efforts for special requests and since they make the effort, then y shouldn't i tip them?? As i work in the service sector b4 and i know what it takes to make a diner happy and thus i know what are the limits for a diner as well as for a staff ^_^ ANd if i receive bad service, i will still tip them, but it's with many many small coins which are seldom used today.. lol
26 Aug 08
not always...If they already have service charge included in the bill, i dont give a tip. Why give them some when they already charged me for that...But, sometimes, even with the service charge, i still give the server or waiter because i was satisfied with his service...When that is not included, i usually leave a few pesos only.. Life is hard for most people, if not all, and that includes me..SO, sometimes, I just try to be practical and not tip them too much....
26 Aug 08
I have to admit that when I read the title of your discussion, I really thought you were asking for some tips on certain issues or subject matter. But to answer your question and share my own views on this, I have to say that we rarely go to public places to eat nowadays. But when we used to do this, we scarcely gave any monetary bonus to the waiters, waitresses, or servers and attendants in a restaurant. Times are so tough that we are presently facing a financial crisis and because of this, it's quite impossible and impractical to eat out. In fact, we only have one child and our daughter isn't even with us because eventhough both me and my husband have jobs, we still can't afford to hire the services of a nanny as of the moment. She is presently with my parents in the province, together with her younger cousin who is my youngest sibling's son. Fortunately, my parents are understanding enough and my mother has accepted an early retirement package which was offered to them during the first quarter of 2008. Anyway, going back to the topic, I'd like to give them even a dollar for their courtesy if and when the time comes that we already have a stable income and finances, hopefully.
26 Aug 08
Yes, I always tip when I go to a restaraunt the only exception being fast food restaraunts. Even if the service is not so good, I still feel obligated to leave something. I know that serving is a low wage job and fairly harsh working conditions and I think that is what motivates me to always leave a little something.
26 Aug 08
Hi dear, First of all is this your photograph?U look so cute!!! Now,the second of all,i have a short theory on tipping. If i earn my money then i should tip,if i m eating on my dad's money or someone else's then i dont think i have the right to tip.But still if the services provided by the inn are too good then i do tip.My dad does it always.He tips in each and every inn.Ok dear,and what about you?