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Re: “Tipping: Yes, No, Maybe, How Much?

As a former waitress, I'm asking - for those still in the food service industry - PLEASE tip. Tip well. Tip often. It is perfectly legal in most (if not all) states for wait staff to be paid much less than minimum wage plus tips. I remember being paid $2 an hour less than minimum fifteen years ago, and can not imagine this has changed much.

As for how much to tip: If your waiter is obviously having a bad or "off" day, tip well. Please. If your waiter is extraordinary, tip well. If service is only so-so, keep the tip around the traditional 15%. If service was just awful, a dollar or two for a large tab will be more than sufficient. Not tipping is just not acceptable - at least for the person on the receiving end, who may be trying to survive on less than minimum wage.

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Posted by entitled on 08/31/2011 at 5:48 AM

Re: “Gimme some paper towels!

All of the best - and ONLY the best - greasy spoons and BBQ joints have paper towels on the table. Even the places that don't necessarily qualify as a 'joint' (read: big BBQ/smoker on the side of the road) hand out paper towels, and most of the time they're even better than the restaurants. For that reason, and that reason only, I am against paper towels on table at every place you stop. If all the not-so-quality places started that, how would we all know to walk out before sitting down when in the mood for a greasy burger or juicy pulled pork?

KAT: High-end joints and places that serve un-greasy foods can be exempt. But The Box really surprised me. Any place where the first bite into a cheeseburger sends juice down your arm really should have them. And Hickory House? Good 'cue versus thin napkins... only saved by the fact that sandwiches have that wax paper wrapper.

But I see your point.

Posted by entitled on 06/13/2010 at 7:27 PM


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