When dining out, do you leave good tips??

United States
August 3, 2010 10:26am CST
When going out to eat do you leave good tips? I do ok, but when I go out w/ my boyfriend I make sure he tips more that just ok. But, here's my problem!! I have friend who tip very little to nothing!! And I hate going out w/ people like that. Don't get me wrong they are still my friends, but I think leaving $1 on the table is just cheap!! Ok, these waitress make their living off of what we tip them. So leaving a tip of just $1 will not do anything. But I guess my one friend in particular see's it as being ok. I have another friend who dom't tip at all. What do i say to them, so they can understand, these waitress, and waiters live off their tips. Not to mention its quite annoying. So what about you guys? How do you feel about people who don't leave a tip or little to nothing for a tip?
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5 responses
@AutumnGold (1062)
3 Aug 10
Hello Keshia. I'll leave a small tip if the service is good but if they're just doing their job and not giving me a personal serice then I won't leave a tip. People seem to think tips are compulsory, they're not. These workers are paid a wage to do their job abd to earn a tip they should do more than is expected of them. If we tipped everyone for doing their job we would all be in massive debt because think about it, how many times have you tipped your postman, bin man, supermarket shelf filler, car park attendant...?
• United States
3 Aug 10
Hi when I use to work at Ryans Buffet all the waitresses use to complain about getting their tips. Because they made it seem like that was all they were getting. No salary, no nothing. For a postman or bin man, I do know they get salaries, but for a waitress or waiter i didnt know they got salaries as well, because again they all complained about their tips like they didnt get paid any other way.
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3 Aug 10
All workers here in the UK get paid a minimum wage according to their age. I know the minimum wage isn't much but if we were to feel sorry for everyone and tip them where would it stop? I visited the travel agent, the post office, the newsagent and the petrol station today and I didn't tip any of them. Waiters and waitresses are no different in my eyes.
• United States
4 Aug 10
I see what you're saying, my views are a little different. I don't see the post office and any other things you mentined as waiters and waitresses. Do we can agree to disagree. In the US, its a bit different. btw thank you for your comment!
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@Metatronik (5899)
• Pasay, Philippines
4 Aug 10
Here in the Philippines there are people who give tips but there are most people who does not give tips at all since not all people are financially stable in life, other than that we find the food as very expensive as well. Other than that it has a value added tax already that is inclusive on the food you ordered. It is not a big fuss for us if people here in the Philippines does not give any tip since it is not in our culture and yet I could consider it as understandable. Unlike in USA or maybe in any other countries, the priest told us one time on his homily that if you won't give tips in some fine dine in then the waiter will chase you and ask you if you didn't appreciate your meal since you didn't give any tips.
• United States
4 Aug 10
I understand your message. So thank you for your comment! And you're right every culture and country is different. Something done here might be done different where you're from. Leaving tips would be a great example.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
4 Aug 10
When i am dining out, i don't leave a tip just to leave a tip. i leave a tip depending on the service i receive. If i have good service for my meal, i reward it with a generous tip. If i have adequate service, i will reflect that in the tip i leave behind. if i feel that I had terrible service in my dining experience, i many not even leave a tip at all. Those are the times when i should not be asked how my meal was.
• United States
4 Aug 10
thank you for this comment. And I know what you mean. Good service deserves a good tip. Bad service deserves either little to nothing, or nothing at all. again thanks for your comment and happy mylotting!
• Philippines
4 Aug 10
In my experience I leave tip depending on the services they made. If I am please with the service I give them at least 1 dollar and it's quite alright in our country because when you convert it its one and a half kilo of rice already. But if I don't like the service I get... I don't give. My husband once became a waiter also and they have salaries at 3 dollars minimum and they have centralized tip that was being divided to all the waitress and waitresses every 15th and last day of the month.
• United States
4 Aug 10
hello and thank you for your comment. I am now a little more informed on how the system works. I to don't tip well unless I am pleased with the survice. againg thanks and happy mylotting
@shira0524 (483)
• United States
3 Aug 10
I don't have a lot of money, so I can't really leave a huge tip, but unless my service was bad I always leave the minimum expected tip of between 15-20%. I think the whole tipping system is skewed and the employers should just pay their employees more, but since that's not going to happen I at least leave the minimum.
• United States
3 Aug 10
I don't leave huge tips either, but I do enough. Meaning if the survice was good. btw thanks for your comment and I agree, they should get paid more!