To tip or not to tip.

@Drazzilb (308)
Canada
March 4, 2007 12:12am CST
Do you tip? if so how much? I find that when I do i do about 15%. Mostly when when I eat out. It seems that almost everyone expects a tip. I remeber when I first started going out with my gf she would never tip ever. She always saw it as whats the point they get paid. After dateing me she now tips more often (if they do a good job).
4 responses
• United States
4 Mar 07
That 15% is just an across the board standard, don't even think about it. I'm sure you have your ideas of great, good, ok, so-so, poor and bad service. I'll be damned if I'll give 15% to someone who was just ok. Just use your better judgment to tip more or less. If you're definitely not happy, don't tip at all. They'll know why they didn't get tipped. It's good your girlfriend is tipping more often but tell those people, on average, get $2.50 an hour. They live on their tips. That's why you'll find that if you treat them right they'll most likely treat you great. ‹(°¿°)›
• Canada
4 Mar 07
+ thinking and Thank You for putting it in words I should have done.
@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
4 Mar 07
I never tip if the service is poor, and always tip when the service is good. How much well that depends but usually I'd say on average 3.00. Sometimes I can afford a bit more but I never tip less than three dollars.
@Drazzilb (308)
• Canada
4 Mar 07
$3.00 or less regardless of how much you spend? thats only 15% of $20
• United States
4 Mar 07
I allways tip when I go out to a resturnat. Even if I had the most horrible waitress in the world (allthough I would probably complain to management). I used to own a resturant, and wait staff is hard to find, even bad waitstaff. If we are at a cheap little truck stop I will prolly tip a few bucks, but when we go out to someplace nice I usually do between 20-25%. As far as other services go I allways tip my Pizza Guy (I think we are on a first name basis lol), but I hardly ever tip my barber.
@fpd1955 (2075)
• United States
4 Mar 07
I usually do 15-20% of the bill before tax. Servers are not paid that much and rely on their tips to make a decent wage. If the service was bad I leave less of a tip and make sure I let management know that I had a problem. I have never been a server, but have seen some of them put through a wringer and then receive a very cheap tip, which I find appalling.