Tipping

United States
January 6, 2008 8:41pm CST
How is it that a small percentage of society does not understand proper tipping procedures? If given proper service do you not feel rude or cheap leaving improper tips? I bartend/serve and it amazes me how some people are so generous and others leave nothing no matter what you do. Has anyone else ever dealt with this?
3 responses
@enbrown (282)
• United States
7 Jan 08
I agree with ya girl! I was a hairstylist for for 11 yrs and I don't understand why people are so rude. I even gave people discounts so it would be easier to tip me. Tip your waitress/ hairstylist/ etc at least 2o percent people. The tips are part of the salary. I work as a teacher's assistant now, and I am happy to be off the whole tip thing. It's rarely worth it in a small town! And to the people that are generous, it't appreciated!
• United States
7 Jan 08
Thank you for actually understanding. If its not part of your culture then that is fine in your country but when it is then DO IT. I get so frustrated and as a bartender you will get real thirsty before I get back to you if I know there is no money coming my way.
• Philippines
7 Jan 08
Well, it is a "tip". And from the meaning of the word itself does not mean an exact amount of money or bigger amount of money. It is the own will of the customer if he will give you tip for the service given. And by the way I think you have a fix salary for the service you give for your customer. So, be happy with any amount given to you. of course, if a person has more money then he can give you more and if that person is just a middle class or below the middle class you can't expect them to give you more tip. Just do well your service. Actually I have observe this in some area where this tipping is practiced, the worker prefer to serve first those looking rich people because they want bigger tip. So, stupid idea. This world is not fair. I hope you will realise that and be happy doing your work even if the person can't give you a tip.
• United States
7 Jan 08
Actually no we dont have a set salary. We make less than minimum wage which couldnt even afford to feed ourselves much less pay a bill with the hourly amount. Tips are given because people expect good service. If you dont want to tip then you should go to mcdonalds and see how you get treated there. I have no reason to run around "serving" those that dont want to pay for it. If restraunts paid servers minimum wage or above they would have to charge twice as much per plate just to make a profit, that is why they pay servers less and people tip.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
7 Jan 08
I think tipping is an option and not an obligation... if the person has the money to give foo tips... then they should... but some people are not that well off so they could only afford to give small ones or none at all... in my country... people rarely give tips so most of the time... restaurants have this what they call cover charge... and it is divided among all the waiter and cooks...while in others... tipping is not at all aloud...
• United States
7 Jan 08
However, if you visit a country that you know it is considered proper then shouldnt you do it? If there was a "cover charge" here I wouldnt care either. If you can not afford to tip then you should go to the grocery store. Its cheaper that way.