How much do you usually tip?

United States
November 16, 2006 11:29pm CST
What do you tip your waitress when you go out? Could she have done something to make you tip her more?
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@Jshean20 (14373)
• Canada
17 Nov 06
I never go by the "15% rule", I just tip based on how good the service was..it could be more or less than 15%.
• United States
17 Nov 06
I'm a server. So for tipping karma sake (and cuz I know what they are going through) I tip no less than 18% and that's if they suck. Unless they REALLY piss me off.. like bad attitude or if it seems like they are deliberately giving me bad service then they will get less than but even then no less than 10%.
@tentwo67 (3384)
• United States
18 Nov 06
I usually tip at least 20%. The math is easy to figure, and in tipping well I feel like I am doing a little something to counter the stereotype of women being poor tippers. I never tip less than 15%, because I remember that this is how the servers make their money. If the service was unremarkable, however, I will make a special effort (with calculator if necessary) to make sure I don't leave even a penny over 15%.
• United States
17 Nov 06
I start at 20%. You can go down with very bad service, and up with exemplary service.
• United States
17 Nov 06
In my state, servers make $2.13 an hour (I served for 10 years) and rarely get raises. So unless someone is downright rude to me, they get at least 2 bucks no matter how slow they are. If I get exemplary service, depending on how many guests are at my table (usually only 3 but sometimes we make an extended-family thing of it) it's $5 and up. If I am short on cash that day, I'll go through a drive up.
• United States
17 Nov 06
I am a generous tipper. The only thing that alters my tips is poor service. I give 2 to 3 dollars tip each time.+