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Old 04-18-2008, 02:27 PM   #11
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Like Corey, I tend to leave if it looks like I'm not going to have my order taken anytime soon. I generally tell the manager or the hostess very politely that it seems they are really slammed and perhaps I'll come back another day. That way management gets the message and can make changes if they want to. Of course, I may or may not go back again.
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Old 04-18-2008, 02:38 PM   #12
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I always leave a tip, I just make it smaller for bad service because their regular salary is like $2 an hour. They rely on their tips to make uop for the rest, plus the tips get shared with the host/hostess and bus boys.

One thing I try to take into account is that person may have been having a really bad day and bad tips will make it worse. If they are just lazy (never bother to refill drinks, chatting away with other servers, etc.) then I give a small tip. But if they are grumpy I try to take into account that they have life outside their job and I may actually be able to make their day by giving a nice tip. It all just depends on the situation.
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Old 04-18-2008, 02:50 PM   #13
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...their regular salary is like $2 an hour...
This is true in some places, but not everywhere.

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Old 04-18-2008, 02:55 PM   #14
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This is true in some places, but not everywhere.

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Regardless of how much they are being paid, if they are not performing the service they are paid to perform, tipping sends the wrong message.
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:01 PM   #15
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Regardless of how much they are being paid, if they are not performing the service they are paid to perform, tipping sends the wrong message.
I agree completely. I was only saying that not all servers are only paid $2 an hour.

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Old 04-18-2008, 04:04 PM   #16
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I don't complain for bad service and I still leave a modest tip. But I never go back. I'm running out of places to go as many times the food is terrible. But there are a few places with good food and good service, thas where I eat.
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:24 PM   #17
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I agree completely. I was only saying that not all servers are only paid $2 an hour.

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Oops, I could have been clearer, Barbara. I was actually answering the earlier post that first mentioned the $2/hr.
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:29 PM   #18
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Oops, I could have been clearer, Barbara. I was actually answering the earlier post that first mentioned the $2/hr.
That's what I figured. Just wanted to make sure!

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Old 04-18-2008, 04:31 PM   #19
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Show a little more cleavage. If that doesn't work, leave.
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Old 04-18-2008, 04:42 PM   #20
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Regardless of how much they are being paid, if they are not performing the service they are paid to perform, tipping sends the wrong message.
That is what I thought too Andy, when we going out for lunch? I like to enjoy a meal with someone who agrees with me. You always say the right things.
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