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Old 01-05-2013, 11:46 PM   #1
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Default Tipping at restaurants?

Why does America have this consensus that people should tip 15%?

I mean these waitress/waiters are making at least minimum wage PLUS tips. This is almost $20-40 per hour. How is that even fair? Thats a very very good wage for someone without a college education and doing some trifling work.

Other jobs like CPAs or attorneys do not get tipped. In fact, with these occupations, people try to take advantage of them and demand free consultations before even signing a retainer with them

No other occupation requires tips, but why restaurants? If those waiters/waitress feel they are underpaid, they can always get another job.

People who work much harder jobs don't even make $20 per hour.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:50 PM   #2
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Default Re: Tipping at restaurants?

Tipping works to the customer's favor because it gives the waiter a better reason to provide you with better service.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:51 PM   #3
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They make less than minimum wage per hour. Like, ~$3/hr or so.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:52 PM   #4
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Minimum Wage plus tips? Hmmm
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tipping is a city in china
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Default Re: Tipping at restaurants?

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They make less than minimum wage per hour. Like, ~$3/hr or so.

Not in california. Waiters and waitress MUST make minimum wage which is $8
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:54 PM   #7
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Default Re: Tipping at restaurants?

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Tipping works to the customer's favor because it gives the waiter a better reason to provide you with better service.

Shouldn't the threat of being fired from the job enough to give customer's service? Their job isn't even difficult at all.

I mean customer's service representatives don't get tips, but they must give you good service or face the threat of being terminated.
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Not in california. Waiters and waitress MUST make minimum wage which is $8
Maybe they don't have to tip in California.
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Maybe they don't have to tip in California.

Yes you do...people demand 15%
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There are 7 states that pay minimum: http://www.dol.gov/whd/state/tipped.htm#.UOkEs2872ok

I wouldn't tip in those states.
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There are 7 states that pay minimum: http://www.dol.gov/whd/state/tipped.htm#.UOkEs2872ok

I wouldn't tip in those states.

That's what i'm saying...why should I tip when they are already paid a wage. No other occupation gets tipped.
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Tipping works to the customer's favor because it gives the waiter a better reason to provide you with better service.

This. Without tipping, you can get the waiter that half asses everything and they have no repercussions. Many other places it is easier to walk away if you don't like the service, but you are expected to pay for your food once you order it, so you are essentially stuck with that server until you leave, so you want that server to be motivated.
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I usually tip 15%. 20% If I really like the service. 10% if I don't
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There are 7 states that pay minimum: http://www.dol.gov/whd/state/tipped.htm#.UOkEs2872ok

I wouldn't tip in those states.
Take that back. I'm a cheap tipper anyway, so I'll tip.
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Default Re: Tipping at restaurants?

I tip 10% because the servers make 10.25 in Canada

unless the restaurant is busy as hell and they give me good service, I dont go above 10

but if they are fineeee as hell dressing like high class escorts and smiling a lot with good service, then a 15 is mandatory
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