In happier times...

In happier times...
Thinkin of you

Monday, May 12, 2008

Starting at the end

The purpose of this blog is to try to educate those who choose to dine in public and the proper way to do so. And for my first entry I'll focus on the sensitive subject of tipping or,(as we in the business like to call it), "pay". Imagine having a bad day at work and your boss comes up to you and says "Hey, today I'm not going to pay you." That's what it's like to get a lousy tip or no tip at all. So if you have an issue, allow us the chance to make it better, and if you can't be made happy, then just don't over-tip. 15% is standard in this country for food service, anything less is like stealng service from the server. SO...If you can't afford to pay for the service then you really can't afford to eat out. The tip is part and parcel of dining in public. Consider your actions and if you feel you shouldn't have to tip, then eat in one of the many choices you have that don't require tipping. You have no shortage of options. And please don't think that the "verbal tip" works. If you tell a waiter that he/she did "great", show it in the tip. Nothing bothers us more than working, being told we did well, but still only receiving only 15%. We're not working hard because we love you...we do it for the money, just like any other worker. Short of saying you're ugly or fat or stupid, a server deserves to be paid. And in the cases where these adjectives are accurate, a tip still applies...Think about it. And if you are not sure if you should leave that extra dollar, leave that other dollar, It's just a buck. And you could probably use the good Karma after all, right? Ciao

2 comments:

goodbyestarfish said...

boo! found you. we in the biz DO like to call it "pay." how true it is! love, your hot little wet box

BELLASTELLAGIRL said...

I looked at your profile but it doesn't say which country you are in. I guess it us USA? I hope so because here in Europe I was always taught and thought 10% was about right for a tip. I am wondering if I have upset folk now!