- Jul 2019
it's got to be straight up shit service to get less than twentyI gotta go with se7en on this one.
When you enter a Restaurant in the States, you know the wait staff is working for sub-market wages for the opportunity to earn tips. I don't want some grumpy minimum wage Walmart greeter reject bringing me my Tex Mex. I want to see a person who has the energy and grace to smile when they've been on their feet serving people for seven hours.
I'll reward them for their efforts, because that's how you get that effort to be there in the first place..
Se7en, the only thing I don't do, and I don't say you're wrong, is I tip at least 20%, even for poor service and I over-tip that for good service. My reasoning is the server may be new, stressed, or just not on their A-game that day. I have days like that at work, but I always got paid my full wage.
I'm a pretty understanding and patient person as well
it's only happened a few times, but if you get less than 20% from me, you straight suck at your job