Tipping Etiquette ~ Are You Cheap?
I can honestly stand up and raise my hand proudly.. and say.. I AM NOT CHEAP!! In fact, I usually over tip because I know what it is like to work in the service industry.
I have worked in the service side of the job industry many times over the last 20 years and have had to wait on the cheap ass people, amazing tippers, so so, tippers, etc. I would say in all the years I have served people the tipping was pretty good. But, I have had a few customers that just stick out in my mind and so that is what lead me to write about Tipping Etiquette.
Do you know that if you eat at a restaurant/bar that the person who waited on you is making less than minimum wage (usually).
What they are counting on to pay their bills is the tips they make each shift.
Some people either have not been taught properly how to tip or been told that they should tip. Other people just think that the world should serve them and that they don’t need to tip! Well those are the people that I think deserve to have a drink spilled on them or something added to their food! LOL!! (yes, I am mean!)
My husband and I recently owned a small town bar. Being the owner of an establishment like we did shed a whole new light on tipping, cheap people, and assholes!! ( but that is a whole other post)
The general rule of thumb is to tip 15%-20% of the bill. (before tax)
If you get great service let your server know by leaving a nice size tip. If you are unhappy with your service, food, etc.. let a manager know so you won’t get that type of service again. Most times when something is wrong it isn’t the servers fault.. so think before you stiff your server.
There are many people in the service field that we should show our gratitude to by tipping. I found a great site with a ton of information on tipping ~ Click Here
My opinion ~ If you don’t have money to leave a tip, don’t go out for dinner. Don’t be cheap! It will come back to bite you in the ass one way or another. There is some mom, dad, sister, brother, student, grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, child, etc… needing that money.