Do you tip more during the holiday season?

@Metallion (2230)
United States
December 7, 2006 11:19am CST
Do you tip more to waiters and waitresses when you go out to restaurants during the holiday season? I usually tip between 15 and 20 percent, but closer to 20 percent during the holidays. I figure they have to deal with a lot of people in bad moods dealing with crowds when they are shopping and long waits at restaurants so it's probably even more stressful for them that time of year.
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@emmet18 (1116)
• Romania
25 Dec 06
No I do not do that. I just tip about how the service was and not for the hollidays. It has no sense.
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@Metallion (2230)
• United States
25 Dec 06
Actually it does have sense, it is called being in the holiday spirit and being generous at holiday time. Of course if the service is bad I understand a smaller tip, but if it's good I feel with all they have to deal with during the holidays a small increase is a good idea.
• Singapore
21 Dec 06
well, i dont really do that...i will tip more when im in a good mood or when the server provide excellent service. sometimes, the servers are so good that you just want to do more for them beside tipping...i may want to give him/her credit by telling their manager too!
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@Metallion (2230)
• United States
22 Dec 06
good point, a lot of times people only call to complain and forget to call to complement.
• United States
7 Dec 06
i generally tip more during the holidays because they do have it hard i know around here they only make 2.15 an hour plus there tips i know i couldn't deal with some people for that
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@Metallion (2230)
• United States
7 Dec 06
Yeah, I know what you mean, also I try to tip in cash so their tips aren't reported automatically (though they should report them to IRS on their own)