Not Tipping

It takes a special kind of scum to practice not tipping. You should always tip your server 15%-20%, even if the kitchen fucked up on your burger. It’s not the server’s fault that the kitchen fucked up. The server has to tip out the bartenders, bussers, the food runner, and sometimes the hosts and expo depending on the restaurant. The server can actually lose money if you don’t tip. Don’t go to a fucking sit-down restaurant if you don’t want to tip, it’s as simple as that. Go to McDonald’s if you want to be cheap. Serving is a hard job. It’s something that everybody should try at least once so you can experience how much bullshit a server has to deal with on a shift. Some customers come in with a chip on their shoulder and run you ragged. They suck their soda down faster than you can refill it. They order water and then specify they didn’t want ice when you bring it to the table. They customize an entrée and make it a whole new dish that takes fifteen minutes to ring in and explain to the cooks. They flag you down when you’re helping another table. They’ll ask for ranch then ask for mayo when you drop off the ranch and ask for more hot sauce when you drop off the mayo. And they end their evening by leaving exact change and no tip. Miserable people like to spread their misery to other people. It’s the only thing that makes them feel alive. There’s an old adage that goes something like, “If you want to see a person’s true character, see how they treat the waiter.” Most people are decent, hardworking, polite, respectful… but holy shit, there are some fucking assholes out there. They are the ones who don’t tip and never call their mothers.

Critically Rated at 4/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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4 responses to “Not Tipping

  1. “They’ll ask for ranch then ask for mayo when you drop off the ranch and ask for more hot sauce when you drop off the mayo.”

    May I suggest *OFFERING* “Mayo, Mustard, Ranch, etc. any condiments” to the customer so that way they won’t forget or just decide to get it?

    See for me, I order the condiments when I order my food, but a good 80% of the time servers are too lazy to compare the written orders or tickets/computer screen orders to the food to make sure they have the ranch I asked for, etc.

    “The server has to tip out the bartenders, bussers, the food runner, and sometimes the hosts and expo depending on the restaurant. The server can actually lose money if you don’t tip.”

    You do realize that this has NOTHING to do with “SERVICE”, right? I tip based on *SERVICE*, NOT that my server has to tip out. Got it?

    “They suck their soda down faster than you can refill it.”

    Some people on blogs said that they would like a pitcher if they could have it, so if your manager let’s you do that and if you have enough pitchers, may I suggest that if they finish it really, really quickly the first one, offer if they would prefer to have a pitcher so that way they won’t run out so quickly.

    “They order water and then specify they didn’t want ice when you bring it to the table.”

    Since this has happened, maybe you ought to *ASK* if they want ice and if they want lemon or not. This way, you won’t have to go back. Think about it.

    I do agree, they should have ordered it without ice if they didn’t want ice, but sometimes customers don’t know how to order.

    • Restaurants are a business and managers dont want you offering free stuff like mayo, ranch, lemons, etc. because all those things add up. If someone orders a soda or a water you assume they want ice because that is the normal thing. I’ll offer no ice to europeans but not to americans. And if your server sucks than don’t tip… but dont confuse bad food with bad service.

    • sanfranserver

      bartenders, bussers, and hosts have NOTHING to do with service huh? Who makes your drinks? who clears your table? who takes you to your table? I mean…. i don’t think I’M ever in more than one place at a time? So because the bartender made your Double Ketel One martini Extra Dry Two Olives, and the busser cleared your tables full of dirty plates, and the hostess took you to the best table in the house you are telling us that they are not a part of SERVICE? and to not tip them would make a a-holes just that the people that dont tip us. Its bad morale. Bad tips are gonna happen.. There are of course more good tippers than bad tippers, all we are trying to do is make people aware that its our lives you (and by you i mean the general population) are meddling in. If more people knew about tip share and how the steps of service worked i think they would appreciate eating out more.

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