Things That I Hate

Poor Tippers

I work at a restaurant and basically kiss people’s asses for money. The one thing I hate more than anything is people who don’t know how to tip. Last night I had three overweight women at a table. Their bill was $63. My tip was $2. They ordered more food then they ever should have eaten. One even said to the other, “go ahead, get the salad bar, it’s only an extra $3.” You can afford to get a bunch of extra food but not give me a 20% tip like I deserve? My tip should have been at least $12 for the service I gave them. I get paid $2.83 an hour and I have to share my tips. So I paid out of my pocket for those white trash heifers to eat at my job. You’re welcome, scumbags. Next time, do me a favor and go to McDonald’s. The dollar menu was invented for you.

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  1. I very much hate how tips are becoming basically mandatory, a hidden part of the price of food. I would much prefer restaurant owners to pay their employees proper wages and then tips become what they were originally—an optional bonus from customers to people in the service industry who do good work. That said, under the current system, where the employers do not pay appropriate wages, I tip.

    • by Jonathan
    • 19 August 2010, 8:33 AM
  2. I agree with you that people should tip, but did you really have to add the detail that the customers were “overweight”, call them “heifers”, and judge them for ordering an extra salad? Really?

    • by GlenCoco
    • 19 August 2010, 9:08 AM
  3. The thing I disagreed with was the fact that you felt entitled to the 20% tip. 15% is what is judged as normal the last time I checked; however, a tip is something that is earned, not mandatory. If you worked hard and everything I have no problem tipping generously (and yes, I’ve done over 20% for great service) but if you feel like all you have to do is take an order, bring out the food and drinks, and maybe ask if everything is okay, don’t expect a big tip.

    • by Eric
    • 19 August 2010, 12:08 PM
  4. Tipping is optional, and if I don’t like the service, I make sure to tell the waiter about it. At least that way there aren’t any surprises when they get no tip. I’ll often tip 20% for passable service, but if you make a mistake you had better hope I’m in a good mood.

    • by Patrick
    • 21 August 2010, 6:51 AM

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