To tip or not to tip? That is the question....

@catcai (1057)
Philippines
March 13, 2007 11:04pm CST
Do you give tips to service crews or waiters when dining out? or put something on their tipping jar? why or why not? I personally-is not much of a tipper, i just give tips when i can still afford to give them a tip. Money is so scarce these days you know... =) so what about you guys?
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
14 Mar 07
ALWAYS tip your waiter, waitress, server, barmaid, anyone that helps in any aspect that's connsidered a service. Bellhops, maids in the hotels you stay at, valets, doormen, casino employess, on & on. My wife is a waitress & until she started this profession I barely tipped. Now I see the wages they make. They live on tips. Thanks for tipping in the future all. I tip almost everyone that goes out of their way to see to it that Im comfortable in the line of business they work at. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
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@decimus785 (1421)
• Aruba
14 Mar 07
i have my reason to tip them,whe you tip them you will give them more desire to serve other people. And the more people you serve the more tip you can get.
• United States
14 Mar 07
Yes, I agree always tip your waiter or waitress. As mentioned their salary is usually very low and they rely on tips. I too used to be a waitress.
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@raijin (10380)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
If I can afford, then I will give a tip and the minimum tip I give is about a dollar. Especially when I already a patron of that certain restaurant, I can't stand to see my services-givers disappointed at me!;) Tips are sometimes honored to an individual(waiter), that is the one assigned at our table, because they specific have table assignments to tend to. And there are times where a tip is shared by everyone of them, and that is called 'centralized'. They all share a tip from each and everyone that earns some, and divide it to everyone who was on-duty that time..
@jimotman (634)
• Indonesia
14 Mar 07
I don't give any tips if I see in the bill that I've been charged with service charges. we give tips because we appreciate the service, right? so if there's already service charge, why would we give more tips? But if there aren't any charges, then sometimes I will give some tips, if the waiter is good in service.
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@earth2jacq (1503)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
I give tips when I am satisfied by the service of these crews and waiters. I also give tip to my hairdresser. Personally I think giving tips encourages crews, haridressers etc to give more quality service, you are not required to give tips but it most certainly wouldn't hurt to give some :)