5 reasons why I won’t tip you if you’re a waiter

It never fails to shock me how a tip is demanded in the US. People simply refuse to listen to reason when we (yes, there are others!) tell them that leaving a tip isn’t necessary. Well, I’m hoping for too much here, but if you’re a waiter, here are 5 reasons why I will try my best not to give any money to you and why the reasons for tipping are crappy.

1. You act as if you’re my best friend

Just leave me alone ok? I don’t want to bloody chit chat with you. I want food. FOOD! Get it? It’s a restaurant. I go there to eat. I go because I want either Italian food, Chinese Food or something else which I can’t get in a McDonald’s. So I come to a restaurant to fulfill my cravings for it. I will pay for what I value – food. Not you.

Christ, you offend me – kneeling down next to my table, pretending to like me and chatting as if you’re my best friend when it’s obvious that all you’re after is the tip! I’m not a bloody money bag you know. I will pay the bill which includes the cost of the food, the environment and the salaries of the people involved – nothing more.

The only way to get money out of me that I don’t have to legally pay is by prying it out of my cold dead hands…

Bottom line: I don’t want to know your name, or interact with you for any longer than I have to in order to place my order. As far as I’m concerned, you’re the equivalent of a conveyor belt that brings me my food and a computer into which I input my order. Of course, I won’t be rude. But don’t expect me to interact with you any more than I would with some stranger.

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Did you earn this tip?

 

2. You don’t get paid enough

And this is my problem how exactly? It’s astonishing that customers are expected to make up for your employer’s cheapness in not paying you a decent wage. Please include the full cost in everyone’s bill thank you very much. I’ll pay it because I have to and the charge is there for me to see.

What’s really funny here is that no one seems to criticize the employers! All criticism is reserved for non tipping customers instead of the owners of the restaurant for not paying a decent wage. Wtf! Could it possibly be because you guys know you can make much more by tips and under report your income to the IRS?

3. You’ll spit in my food if I don’t tip you?

And I’ll shoot your kid if you don’t give me a million dollars. Seriously, am I even hearing this right? You’re actually using the threat of blackmail to make me pay you? Well as long as you’re openly claiming to be a criminal it’s all right I guess.

Fortunately that’s why I prefer buffets. Listen apart from it being illegal, this shows your poor integrity. But if you spit in someone’s food because they didn’t give you money you didn’t earn, then you’re a loser and deserve to be a waiter for the rest of your life.

4. Bringing me my food isn’t worthy of being paid extra

Did you cook it? Did you invent it? No. You picked it up and brought it to me. While it might not be easy, there are plenty of jobs which are much worse – shop floor workers for example. And I’ve been a shop floor manager, so I know. Face it – compared to other jobs, being a waiter is unskilled. You get paid what the market will think your services are worth. You don’t deserve more for your work over and above what your employer should pay you.

5. Money doesn’t grow on trees

I expect you to be grateful and pray for me at night if I tip you 10%. Be happy I gave you anything at all. I worked for the money in my wallet and by giving you some I didn’t have to, I’m doing you a favor. Learn to remember that when people give you something they don’t need to, it’s a favor. You don’t complain that they didn’t give you more!

By the way, the same thing above applies to all professions that demand tips including those on cruise liners.

So now that you understand why I won’t give you money you don’t deserve, stop with the “oh how could you?” attitude. I can. And I will.

Update: Here’s a rebuttal of the many silly justifications for tipping that people have given in the comments section.

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  1. Fuck you says:

    Dear everyone who doesn’t tip,

    You are all fucking assholes and your reasons are bullshit. If you want a ducking conveyer belt buy your food precompiled at a grocery store and if you don’t want to tip go to fucking McDonald’s. For those of you who don’t know God then die and go to hell bastards or find his grace to become good people. I hope you can’t sleep at night.

    Sincerely the woman who hopes a waitress drops your food on you next time. (Or ruins your expensive phone by spilling water on it) KARMA!!!!!

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    • What a joke says:

      In reply to Fuck you

      Good Christians don’t talk like that you you know.

      “Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.” – Ezekiel 22:27

      Tipping is bribery or extortion, depending on how you look at it. It isn’t charity.

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    • In reply to Fuck you

      You chose a ridiculous unskilled job. You act like a child thinking the world owes you sonething. Your reasoning that you deserve extra money in the form of a tip is laughable.
      Since you mentioned it, you really are nothing but a simple conveyor belt You add nothing to the meal servant boy. You are not important or needed. Be happy I even acknowledged your presence during the meal.

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      • In reply to $Bill

        Have you ever worked in the service industry? My guess is that you haven’t based on your complete and utter like of understanding. What goes around comes around Bill.

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      • Dontbestupid says:

        In reply to The Boy

        Why do so many service workers use this as a retort when someone says they don’t tip? How is your job harder than that of other service workers who get minimum wage and aren’t tipped? Many of them work in hazardous conditions, which you do not, stand on their feet all day, and also have to deal with stressful clients, asshole bosses, and annoying co-workers. What you do requires no degree and is unskilled. You can be a high school dropout like Stacy on this thread. Got it? Probably not. Get over yourself at any rate.

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    • Dontbestupid says:

      In reply to Fuck you

      I appreciate your passion, but you have given no moral or logical reasons why people should tip. Your ad hominem comments show your maturity and intelligence level (low). I and others will continue eating out and not tipping, and there’s not a thing you can do about it, though it infuriates you so. Amusingly, I might add.

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  2. I have to pay taxes on your food as well as tipping my co-workers out based on food sales. If you dont tip at least 10% it comes out of my pocket here in california. Today i made ten dollars but had to claim 17 due to my sales thanks to the people who leave me nothing on a $70 bill.

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    • What a joke says:

      In reply to Mary

      “I have to pay taxes on your food
      ..”
      No, you don’t. I pay taxes on my food. You have to pay taxes on tips you receive because they are income, just like anyone else. If you or your employer are misrepresting your tips that’s illegal and not my problem.

      “…as well as tipping my co-workers out based on food sales.”

      You can only contribute tips to a tip pool for it to be legal, and only people who are legally considered to receive tips can participate, and no members of management. Otherwise it isn’t a valid tip pool and your boss can’t claim the tip credit.

      “If you dont tip at least 10% it comes out of my pocket here in california.
      Today i made ten dollars but had to claim 17 due to my sales thanks to the people who leave me nothing on a $70 bill.”

      Absolutely false. California minimum wage is $10.50 per hour. Federal law says that between tips and wages you must average that, or your employer must make up the difference. Your employer may not claim more tip credit than would bring your hourly income with tips to the state minimum (since it is higher than Federal). If you refuse to stand up for your legal rights that’s your probablem, but it is not the customer’s responsibility to make up for it. If you don’t like it, don’t keep working there.

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      • Stacy Willingham says:

        In reply to What a joke

        Its your decision not to tip…but there are plenty of people who do ive been serving for years….last year i made over $75,000….yes thats from tips.ive put 2 if my kids in college and own my home…so as far as the ones that dont tip keep your money we can doit without you…and to those who do thank you for helping make lives better

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      • NoTipSkip says:

        In reply to Stacy Willingham

        Due to your spelling, I assume you’re a waitress because you never graduated high school. My 3rd grade nephew has better grammar.

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      • Stacy Willingham says:

        In reply to NoTipSkip

        Your right i didnt graduate my dad passed away when i was 16 and my mother was paralized from the neck done…i dropped out got 2 jobs raised my younger sibblings and paid all the bills….i worked hard enough to were my brothers and sisters graduated high school and went to college themselves….ive worked hard my hole life to better the ones i love.

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      • What a joke says:

        In reply to Stacy Willingham

        I didn’t graduate high school, either. My father hung himself when I was an infant, leaving my disabled mother to take care of three kids. I suffered severe depression and anxiety disorders due to my mother’s financial situation, and due to being molested from the time I was 13 until he had a heart attack while driving and wrapped his car around a tree. I even ended up homeless.

        However, I refused to use that shit as an excuse. I went and worked my ass off, and when it wasn’t enough, I went back to school. As a single father I made dean’s list every semester while still taking care of my kid. I graduated highest honors because I simply didn’t have time to work full time, go to school full time, and do a freaking internship on top of it all to guarantee myself a job. I picked a field I knew I could do well in, that would have a job available, and which would pay me what I wanted to make (and would need to make).

        And, most importantly, I never asked for people to pay me more than what I earned simply for doing my job. I earned scholarships because I sure as hell couldn’t pay for school on my own. I didn’t ask anyone for handouts. I worked as a tutor for more money.

        It’s good you don’t expect tips, but justifying them at all is worse than justifying standing on a corner asking for money. A server is an able bodied person, being paid to do a job. If the job doesn’t pay enough, just like any other job, then you do something about it. And that something isn’t depend on customers to pay you on top of that wage.

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      • Stacy Willingham says:

        In reply to What a joke

        Im proud of you and everything you have done in your life…i like being a server…not only because of the money we all need money to servive but i have conversations with people everyday like the one im having with you.every tip i get i thank god for because he is in charge….no matter what job a person has its a way of living

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      • In reply to NoTipSkip

        I have never met such a group of mean, ignorant people until I clicked on this article. Just because someone didn’t re-check their spelling doesn’t mean they are dumb. Why do you assume waitresses don’t graduate highschool? I go to a preparatory school and waitress so I can save up for college. It’s so sad to see that people like you have no compassion for others. You condemn waitresses but are okay being served by one.

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      • What a joke says:

        In reply to Paige

        That awkward moment when the assumption she didn’t finish high school was acknowledged as true by the person in question.

        Made further awkward by failing to notice that the people you’re ranting about have repeatedly noted either that they don’t find servers necessary, or that they are fine with people doing their job as long as they don’t expect people to pay them extra for the job they are already paid to do.

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      • Stacy Willingham says:

        In reply to What a joke

        It dont matter some people tip some dont…i am a server i make a living off tips thank you to the people that do and to the ones that dont god bless you its your choice…im a hard worker and pay my taxes…..ive never received foodstamps nor any kind of help from the government

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      • What a joke says:

        In reply to Stacy Willingham

        You work in a job that manipulates people into paying you for a job you’re already paid to do. You may be fine that some people don’t, but I imagine you’d care quite a bit if they banned it entirely.

        You don’t even question the ethics of it – the expectation in the US for people who have earned their money to pay others for doing a job they are paid to do, and (if you read through the comments here) the general disdain for people who don’t believe it’s right.

        And it’s not just taking the money. It’s the entire system. Employers have the employees believing it’s the customer’s fault they don’t make shit. Employers breaking laws and taking advantage of their employees by over-reporting income on taxes (or claiming to, anyway) and refusing to pay the difference when not enough tips are made.

        There’s a reason both sides of the political spectrum condemn tipping, yet people keep taking part in the system out of fear of being publicly shamed or confrontation.

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      • Stacy Willingham says:

        In reply to What a joke

        If restraunts pay there servers minimum wage the price of the menu would go up so no matter what your gonna pay. If i dont wanna tip my server i wont go to a full service restraunt…just like i wont let a valet park my car….why let them park my car when i can do it myself…just like you can go to mcdonalds and do it yourself

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      • What a joke says:

        In reply to Stacy Willingham

        See? You’re justifying it with lies! lol

        We’ve demonstrated here repeatedly that the whole “prices would go up a bunch!” thing is a myth.

        Seriously, divide the amount of the top credit between the number of tables a server covers in an hour (if it’s less than 3 or four, management is shit) and then divide that by the average number of top per table, and then by the average number of items per person.

        It’s insignificant. A few cents per item. Of people already are paying an average of 16% nationally, and servers are making OVER minimum wage with their tips, then the cost of actually paying minimum wage is lower than what customers are paying now in tips.

        It’s basic math.

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      • What a joke says:

        In reply to What a joke

        Tip credit* autocorrect

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      • Stacy Willingham says:

        In reply to What a joke

        Do you think severs will serve for minimum wage? No..they wont…i make about $25 an hour i dont get a paycheck cuz i claim all the money i make

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      • In reply to Stacy Willingham

        I wish servers only got paid $2.13 an hour with no tips allowed. Their easy job isn’t even worth that much money.

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      • Stacy Willingham says:

        In reply to Jimbo

        Serving to me is easy….its alot on my body but ive been doing it so long it is easy…ive paid off my house own 2 cars and put 2 of my children through college with it

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      • What a joke says:

        In reply to Stacy Willingham

        There are plenty of people who work minimum wage jobs that are just as demanding, if not more so, than serving tables, so the answer is yes, absolutely people will do the job for minimum wage.

        If that’s not good enough for you, don’t take the job, but others will gladly take your place. The same as with any other minimum wage job.

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      • Stacy Willingham says:

        In reply to What a joke

        Dont go to a full service restraunt then…thats what full service means..u dont wanna tip then dont eat at them

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      • NoTipSkip says:

        In reply to Stacy Willingham

        I only dine at top notch restaurants. A waitress should be honored to be able to serve me and my party. After a hard week at work, I deserve to be waited on. I do not tip servants.

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      • In reply to NoTipSkip

        People are really,mad that servers have more money than them.

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      • In reply to Gabe

        That is so funny you think that way. I guarantee you that my weekly dinner bills exceed a waitresses yearly pay.

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      • In reply to Zeus

        And yet, your frustrated on here. The rich people I know are doing better things.
        The pop stars, the CEO, the politicians, the producers, the actors

        The people we actually strive to be, tip. I’m not making the argument that we deserve it.

        I’m just saying people who actually have 💰 aren’t pressed like you.

        Wanna pill?

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      • What a joke says:

        In reply to Stacy Willingham

        Servers are hired to bring customers their food. Their employer is the restaurant, which legally must pay them at least the minimum wage, minus tips. There is no obligation to tip under any circumstance, and, in fact, if it is compulsory it cannot be called a tip.

        Like any other job, it is the employer who is responsible for paying their employees. If restaurants don’t want to pay their employees to do the job, they shouldn’t hire them.

        Don’t like that fact? Don’t work there.

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      • In reply to Stacy Willingham

        Nothing you do is worth a tip. It is called doing the simple unskilled job you were hired to do.

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      • Stacy Willingham says:

        In reply to $Bill

        Im not arguing with you about it…you dont tip…but 99% of the population does thats how i make a living…keep your money

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      • What a joke says:

        In reply to Stacy Willingham

        That’s completely untrue. There are statistics on this. There are states where less than 50% of people tip on average, and the national average is only around 55.4%. In Delaware less than 38% of tabs tipped, according to one study.

        And even then you have to consider the fact that a good portion of those people are only leaving a tip because they are terrified of what the server will do to them if they don’t.

        Nobody likes tipping.

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      • You're all scumbags says:

        In reply to What a joke

        Works cited? I don’t believe your statistics…

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      • What a joke says:

        In reply to You’re all scumbags

        Sure thing – https://qz.com/189458/the-united-states-of-tipping/

        Lists the percentage of patrons who tip and the average amount tipped when they actually do (fun fact – the average tip in Utah is less than 11%).

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      • You're all scumbags says:

        In reply to What a joke

        These seem very skewed to me like most statistics are… There are factors that aren’t discussed (i.e frequency of dining out, what types of establishments these people tip at, the number of people that were a part of this census, etc.) There are many variables that were not considered when this “survey” was taken. To say that every server only receives gratuity roughly 50% of the time isn’t an accurate statement at all.

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      • You're all scumbags says:

        In reply to You’re all scumbags

        According to your study the average tip in Utah is 16.1%…? So you’re contradicting yourself

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      • What a joke says:

        In reply to You’re all scumbags

        The source is Quartz which has a very high factual reporting rating – https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/quartz/

        I’m not cotradicting myself, I specifically implied there were multiple studies. The one I referenced in regard to Utah having less than 11% was here – http://lifehacker.com/this-is-how-much-people-really-tip-across-the-us-1521388393

        I was busy when you asked for a source so I provided the one that talked about tip rates, and because the latter also includes coffee shops where people tend to tip less (hence the discrepancy). Since the topic is tipping servers, and proper coffee shops have servers (not Starbucks), the data is included for the latter. If you don’t want to include those coffee shops, use the earlier linked data, it’s still not that much better.

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      • Stacy Willingham says:

        In reply to What a joke

        You eat before you tip so how would a server do anything to your food…and i rarely ever get people thay dont tip me

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      • What a joke says:

        In reply to Stacy Willingham

        Some people frequent restaurants. Look through the comments here from servers. For every server that says, “You’re just mean!” there’s another making threats of violence, or threats to contaminate food.

        Hell, even people who don’t frequent them are terrified that if they DO happen to return, they’ll get something in their food.

        There’s also fear that the server will start screaming at them, or throw a fit. There are stories of servers following people out to parking lots and confronting them over a lack of tip.

        We have servers who have publicly shamed people even when they did leave a tip! Look at the stories aout servers posting receipts online only for them to turn out to be lying about it and using a reprint of the receipt, or a left-behind customer copy, or what have you. Luckily that BS has died now that people are learning to question them first instead of jumping right onto the bandwagon and donating $50 to the little con-artist’s GoFundMe.

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      • Dontbestupid says:

        In reply to Stacy Willingham

        You sound nice but definitely not very bright. What happens if you throw your back out? You should pick up some other skills, and improve your writing for starters. You could at least work at an office job. You wouldn’t be entitled to tips there though darling.

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      • Lonesome Toaster says:

        In reply to What a joke

        who makes those stats? I guess the tips are always something you can hide. Stacy makes money from tips she pockets and does not pay taxes for.

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      • In reply to Paige

        If you are an adult and wait tables. You are a loser with a teenager job.. No tip for you.

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      • Stacy Willingham says:

        In reply to $Bill

        Most serving jobs you have to be above the age of 18

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      • In reply to Stacy Willingham

        Not true at all. I was 16 working at an exclusive country club. The bartender not only took the drink orders, but delivered them.

        Then I grew up and got a real job.

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      • Stacy Willingham says:

        In reply to $Bill

        What job do you have?

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      • In reply to Stacy Willingham

        I own a compounding pharmacy. We also do medical marijuana extracts and edibles. The company is now traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

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      • Dontbestupid says:

        In reply to What a joke

        The fact that this person doesn’t understand basic facts about how taxes work only shows why they are dumb and entitled – definitely not traits deserving of EXTRA money that they are not LEGALLY entitled to get.

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    • In reply to Mary

      You are so stupid it is ridiculous. If you think you pay taxes on a customer’s Food you are retarded. With or without tips you lying sack of shit you make $10.50/hour. You are seriously overpaid. California’s minimum wage is $10.50 an hour

      You are too stupid to have a real job.

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      • Stacy Willingham says:

        In reply to $Bill

        We have to claim a percentage of our sales everyday we work.if your bill is $20 we have to claim 13% Of the $20.so if you dont tip thats money we aint claiming.therefore itll show i make less at the end of the year and ill get back a bigger tax return.So rather u tip at that point in time or not.your gonna come out the pocket and pay me anyway by the taxes you pay every year…its up to you….but im gonna make my money😘

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      • What a joke says:

        In reply to Stacy Willingham

        The law says you are responsible for claiming the tips you make for the IRS, and that your employer may only claim tip credit for tips you ACTUALLY earn.

        Either you are allowing your employer to commit tax fraud and screw you out of money, or you’re simply lying here.

        Doesn’t matter though, since it’s still your choice to work under those conditions and tips are ALWAYS optional (even according to law), so by choosing to work there you choose to accept that fact.

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      • In reply to What a joke

        Every time I see a waiter or waitress tell us this it infuriates me. They are either as dumb as a box of rocks or just plain lying.

        Can you imagine being so dumb, that a waitress is willing to work for an employer that violates the tax law and screws employees out of money!

        Only a waiter or waitress could be this stupid.

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      • Lonesome Toaster says:

        In reply to $Bill

        the reason there are so many waiters is because the job pays above the average salary not because they need the job to pay for college or mother’s hospital bills (sob!).
        As Mary proves not all waiters are starving artists and philosophers…

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      • In reply to Lonesome Toaster

        your kidding right?

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      • Dontbestupid says:

        In reply to Stacy Willingham

        Stacy not to be mean but you really should consider night school and getting your GED. Your writing is atrocious and it really detracts from any point you are trying to make. Learn to punctuate and use commas and period sentences. Your writing is a serious eyesore.

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  3. This guy knows what he is talking about. It’s time we abolish tipping. Pay all servers $7.25 an hour. They sure as hell aren’t worth $20+ an hour in tips. The employer should be responsible for paying them, not me.

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    • In reply to Jeff

      Servers already make Federal minimum wage, or state minimum wage whichever is higher. They are guaranteed this with or without tips.

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      • Dontbestupid says:

        In reply to $Bill

        Yes this! Especially in states like mine, WA State where everyone makes the minimum wage of $11/hour, tipped or not.

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  4. “Michael McCall, a professor at Ithaca college who specializes in consumer behavior, indicates. “The average tip was once about 15%, but it’s creeping up towards 20%.”

    In Nevada, the IRS has researched and established what tips a position should be earning. If you do not tip in the state of Nevada, then the employee pays taxes on the non tip from their own pocket. Because the government has calculated how people tip employees holding certain jobs.

    The casinos are the major employers and have price fixed these consumer contact service jobs. But since they are major employers no one has the choice of working at a decent wage, unless moving out of state.

    Also, some management jobs the employees are required to tip up, or tip their immediate bosses whether they receive tips or are not tipped. Waiters must pay taxes on tips the IRS has deemed they will receive, and they must tip out their support staff.

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  5. I am at Disney World vacationing with the family. We are staying at the Grand Floridian hotel. We had a very fancy dinner last night and did not leave any tips.

    We are being served by the same waiter again. This time the server slave didn’t remove any dishes. The table was so full, there was no room for anymore dishes. The main course arrives, and the stupid waiter is stacking dishes.

    Of course everything fell off the table. Glass shattered everywhere, including a full bottle of Dom Perignon. The elegant restaurant went completely silent. The maître d’ comes running over very apologetic. When he sees the mess and the table full of dishes he was very embarrassed.

    Dinner was free including dessert and wine. After the meal I thanked the maître d’, and told him I never wanted to see that waiter again. He said Sir you won’t, he has been dismissed.

    It absolutely amazes me that a waiter thinks he holds any importance in a restaurant.

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  6. that’s why Indians are known as “the jews of asia” .at least in America people work for their tips not like in your shithole country where they run up to you and grab onto you begging like swarms of mosquitos.and while I’m here ,the story about not liking dogs,only savages don’t see value in a dogs companionship,dogs have more heart and loyalty than you would have in twenty lifetimes you left hand ass wiping ,BO smelling,job stealing ,dunkin donut owning ,nasty mustache having ,ashy footed,fucktard.

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    • In reply to vlad

      So you’re jealous of Indians because they own expensive franchised businesses and make a good living?
      You don’t work for tips. You have an unskilled job with an employer that pays you a wage you agreed upon when you took the job. If you don’t like the pay get a better job.
      Nobody is under any obligation to tip you for doing your job. I see no value in what you do. You’re an adult with a teenager job you should be ashamed of yourself.

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    • In reply to vlad

      Vlad,

      You embarrass me! You’re a bigoted ass and one of the reasons I dislike social media and rarely post. People like you sit and hide and spew this filth safe in your anonymity. I would love to see you walk into these establishments and actually say these things to people in person. Your opinion means less than you can imagine and blaming others for your inadequacies only guarantees you will never amount to anything.

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  7. I have been on both ends of the spectrum. I started when a teenager at fast food restaurants and worked my way into fine dining. I made very good money along the way but that was almost 30 years ago and have noticed a few disturbing trends since. My biggest issue is the sense of entitlement! We always had clients who did not tip or paid less than expected but I never would have dreamed of chasing them down or leaving notes on their bills (social media was not an option)! We recognized we made very good money for a simple job and it was part of the business. These days servers expect 20% or more and usually on the full bill including tax amount!

    I worked multiple jobs at a time to better myself and eventually started our own business. I have been fortunate and doing well enough that we eat all over the world including various Michelin rated restaurants. It is interesting to see the differences and how they handle tipping. For those of you in the US you might be surprised to learn much of the world does not tip and often the service is better.

    All that being said, I do tip but do not understand how you think you deserve $40 for taking care of my $180.00 bill. The job is not that demanding and I have a problem with servers thinking they deserve $200 or more a night for doing their job. I understand you took the job because it was the best money for your skill set or circumstances but it does not mean anyone owes you. Please be grateful for any tips you receive and realize that most servers work fewer hours and make substantially more than anyone else in the unskilled sector. Remember you could be shoveling dirt or washing dishes!

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  8. I make 250 to 300 a night. The places I work 99% of the very wealthy guests tip very well. This is always the case. So while the negative comments on here are coming from people feigning wealth, chances are they are bitter and unhappy with their money. Rich people always tip, if for no other reason than to show off. Not because their good people, but because tipping well is just as apart as dinning well, drinking well, and looking well. Middle classers not so much.

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    • In reply to Gabe

      The reason I am rich is because of hard work and not being foolish with my money. Tipping to me is a waste of money, because what you do is of no value to me.
      Showing off to scum of the earth such as yourself is pointless. I could care less what you think.

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      • In reply to $Bill

        Look, Bill you sound like you could use a drink. Let me get you one. But I do have to hurry back to my job because real rich people with real 💰 aren’t pressed like you. The pop stars, the CEO, the politicians, artist, producing moguls. They all tip me because…honestly people who are real winners have it to spend. And while your ( for a sad reason) are upset that I will be getting 500 dollars tonight for a couple hours of work, the truth is serving will always be a place where servers will make good money for doing what we do. No matter what. The reason is. People richer than you. Pay me. Now excuse me, Lady GaGa is coming in to eat.

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      • Pickle Rick says:

        In reply to Gabe

        You are full of 💩. You are a modern day servant wishing he made real money💰. I feel bad for you because you will always be a server and always have money problems.

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      • In reply to Pickle Rick

        Your lack of eloquence betrays your insecurity. Lady Gaga was fabulous by the way.

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      • In reply to Gabe

        Oh and by the way. I’m a director with a fellowship in NYC that pays my bills. I have two bachelors. I am in the arts because my opportunities have allowed to choose a profession that I never get tired of. I have been able to tour to foreign countries with zero expenses with my career. Who ever you are, clearly your “money” hasn’t made you happy yet. It’s transparent.

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      • In reply to Gabe

        I am really full of shit and a liar. I just make up this shit because I have a dead end job waiting tables and I want to feel important. I serve people that have money and I feel really bad that I don’t have money
        I’m also really embarrassed I live in my moms basement it’s hard when I bring over a girl because my mom wants to ask her if she wants milk and cookies.

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      • In reply to Gabe

        Ha ha wow. Jealous much.

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      • In reply to Gabe

        In my moms basement I have a poster of Lady Gaga I beat off every night when I get home from my waiter job.
        My really big fellowship job in New York City consists of getting coffee and donuts for everybody that works there I’m so important.

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      • In reply to Gabe

        Well a fellowship is not an internship and if you know anything about them. They pay a hefty stipend because you are doing a lot of work. I’m not working for a director. I am a director collaborating with other artists.

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      • In reply to Gabe

        I also stumbled on to this site. And honestly have very little care enough to say anything about deserving to be tipped. I don’t question it, its just going to continue to happen. I’m grateful for it. I mostly was surprised at the insinuation that all servers were career waiters ( even if, that’s not my business). The artists on film, television or theatre that I know, that are in the major cities are either getting money from mom or dad. Have taken a low paying internships indeed getting coffee and doing paper work. Or they are in Grad school living off aid, or serving. Some have signed on to amazing contracts but after it ends have gone home or find themselves doing some job to pay the rent. You would have a better job criticizing my career of choice if you looked down on my lack of a ” stable” career job, but at 25 I’m making enough money for me to live, travel and have fun, and score artistic achievement.

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  9. We have OUTSIDERS come in restaurants as customers.
    They bring kids and their relatives with them.They make a mess all over.Their kids are yelling like monkeys.Our servers did our best to take good care of them.The rest of our customers are true AMERICANS which is our true customers.Well, you know what those TRUE CUSTOMERS will never come back again.

    The OUTSIDERS don’t tip our servers properly.The only workers that make more money are busboys.They get pay more and getting tip out from servers too!! But you know what?Our busboys Quit! Because they keep cleaning up trail of these maggots after these OUTSIDERS.

    This is why OUTSIDERS don’t deserve GOOD FOOD with GOOD SERVICE.At first,we think of YOU as our VALUABLE patron customers.But the more of you come, the more of us try to REJECT it.The only fancy place you deserve is a nice fancy dining table next to a DUMPSTER.Have a homeless handing you food as a server.

    I say goodbye to my good bussiness everytime the Outsiders like you step in my frontdoor.Soon my restaurant wil be open as a zoo.We will serve you a fresh WHOLE CHICKEN as you always desire.

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