Do you give a tip? How much?

@911Ricki (13602)
Canada
September 3, 2012 8:25am CST
If you order food, or even went out to eat do you give a tip? Do you give it regardless of the service such as a % or do you only leave it with good service? I usually give it if they give good service for example the local Sushi restuarent I gave them $10 because there was a group of us, and the food and service was amasing. Ive gotten delivery and they were rude, and late. The pizza was burnt and not what we ordered. So I gave them nothing.
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14 responses
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
3 Sep 12
Hi, I don't always give tip to waiters. When some serves very well then I give the tip. The waiters who are polite I like to give them tip.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
3 Sep 12
I agree, if they give bad service why should they get more money.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
7 Sep 12
we usually give a tooney for home delivery and when I am out we give 15 percent. More sometimes if the service was really good. Once we didn't give a taxi tip because the guy was just too rude.
• United States
4 Sep 12
I tip the waiter or waitress if they did a good job, and to me there are a few different criteria's that I use to determine if I like them or not. I keep track if their friendly, and a sense of humor is a major plus. Also being attentive is a major decision maker in their tip amount. I am willing to have trade-offs on service if they make me laugh, or feel at home. If they are new to the job, I cut them a break and give them a tip unless they majorly do something wrong.
• Israel
4 Sep 12
If you are in America the waitstaff gets taxed on the tip even if you don't leave it.
• Philippines
3 Sep 12
I think what you did to the pizza guy is just right. We can give a reward based on their performance like food, place and service. I don't usually give tips when there's a service charge but if there's none, I observe first if they deserve to have one.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
3 Sep 12
Yes, there was a servicee charge so he did get a percentage of that as well. I wasnt happy with the service so in my opinion he doesnt deserve one.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
5 Sep 12
Whenever we go out to eat at a restaurant where there is sit-down service, I will always give a tip of some sort. However, I don't have a general rule of how much that I will tip. The reason that I don't have a set amount that I will tip is because for me there is a lot of weight that is given to how good the service is that I get at a certain restaurant. If I don't get good service, then I will only tip a dollar or two, but if I get really good service then I will try to tip between ten and twenty percent of our bill.
@TheCatLady (4695)
• Israel
4 Sep 12
I always tip. If the service is just so so I will tip 15% if it is good I will tip 20%. Waitstaff needs the tips. In America they make less than minimum wage. Here in Israel some don't even get a salary and only get tips. It's illegal, but many resterants do it that way.
4 Sep 12
I usually give a tip to the server not just because of their good services. But, just to give any amount to the guy to add to their nil salary which they got especially the working students for their transportation allowance or for their school supplies. Giving tips to the server is a big help to the workers who will receive their salary once a month who is not enough for their basic needs.
@youless (91539)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Sep 12
Here we don't have the custom to pay for the tip. So most people will not give a tip. Or in some expensive restaurants and hotels, the tip expense is already included to the bill. I love China
@TeamCholent (2843)
• United States
3 Sep 12
I give 18% tip when I eat out but that is only if the service is good. I once asked for the remainder of my dish to be put in a take out box so they gave me the box(at a fancy restaurant) and made me do it myself so I decided to tip them accordingly and gave 3% to show that tipping is not a given, it is a reward for good service.
@lynboobsy11 (11346)
• Philippines
3 Sep 12
I do give a tip but also depends on their service, normally here restaurant charge for a service charge if I saw it that it is included on the receipt I just don't give them any. But sometimes if the service is really nice I also give even such a little, for consideration.
@camomile07 (1422)
• Germany
3 Sep 12
I usually give some tip depending on the amount of the bill and the return I recieve. But, obviously and the same as you, if the service was bad, I only pay the bill and that's it. I also had the experience that we (my family and me) went to eat a pizza, which came late and burned. That day I havn't left anything and we never returned to that restaurant. Some month later, this restaurant closed.
• Canada
3 Sep 12
I generally always tip. In restaurants, it varies from 15-20% (although I've occasionally left 10% if something wasn't right with the service). I use the same range to tip my hairdresser too. If I order food to my home, I tip the driver generally around $2 or so. I don't tip drivers based on the cost of the food because the service they are providing to me is the actual delivery.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
3 Sep 12
I thini that I am like you as I only tip for good service. However, in may places, the gratuity is included in the bill so I only give a little extra if the service has been outstanding. I really hate it when service workers just expect a tip even when they don't perform.
• United States
3 Sep 12
Yes I do leave a tip and it's 20%. Most of these people make a living on these tips and some are supporting their childen or are at least helping their families. When the service is not up to par but not bad, I will still leave a tip. Most waiters and waitresses only are paid a small amount of wages plus their tips, and some of them are suppose to split their tips too. They do not even make minimum wage and it's not easy work. I guess I try to keep into consideration everyone has their bad days and no one really knows what that person has gone through that day. Rudeness is never tolerated with me, and they will be told about it. THAT I don't like and no matter how bad your day was, there's no reason for that.
@toniganzon (50006)
• Philippines
3 Sep 12
My grandfather who is a citizen of LA City told me that when eating at a restaurant, it's customary to give a 10% tip of your total bill. I'm not from LA and in here the tip we give varies according to how much is left of our loose change. If the service is good, loose change plus whatever we think is appropriate.