bcEOT – Equal Opportunity Tipping

November 2, 2007 at 2:54 pm 6 comments

Steve: whats your take on tipping?
Jared: ha for what
Steve: say you go to lunch, $8
Steve: what kind of tip do throw down
Jared: personally i think tipping has gone overboard
Jared: 20% i mean really, why doesn’t the restaurant just pay them more, they are already jacking the food prices up
Steve: exactly
Jared: i’ve been the stingy tipper at bars lately, 3.25 for a beer, 1 tip to open it….. 4.25 for a beer you kidding me!
Steve: yea, I say inital $1 tip, but after that it depends on service and what the bartender is doing for you
Steve: handing an open bottle – no tip, I can do that
Steve: making shots – tip
Jared: exactly
Jared: looove it
Steve: ok, so heres a little less black and white situation – you go to place A, 2 people, 1 appetizer, 2 meals, pop to drink, total comes to 30
Steve: you go to place B, have the same meals, but this place charges 60
Steve: service is the same in time for food, qualtiy of server, etc
Steve: are you double tipping at B
Jared: yea i would, and its not right
Steve: so $12 at B, $6 at A
Jared: because i bet server B pryly gets a better pay for the more expensive restaurant
Jared: but yes, i would not even think and do B12, A6
Steve: so better pay at B and a higher tip
Jared: We need some EOT
Steve: eot?
Jared: equal opportunity tipping
Jared: bcEOT
Steve: whats bc?
Jared: bacik conroy Equal Opportunity Tipping
Jared: a standard based on services not % of price
Steve: so # refills times .25
Steve: help chosing an item off the mneu $1
Steve: getting food to you in a quick manner $1
Steve: politeness – range of $1 – $3
Jared: ha exactly
Steve: just print a tipping schedule on the back of the menu
Jared: hell you get an app at HH for like 3 bucks, but she helps you pick it out in a polite manner and quickly receive that food, she could be getting 100%
Steve: waitors trying to cheat the system and ‘refilling’ your glass every 2 mins
Jared: hahah will always be cheaters
Jared: just sitting at your table when you sip they refill

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jared  |  November 2, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    dammmmmm those are nice colors.

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  • 2. Ben Babics  |  November 2, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    Okay, nobody listen to what Zander is about to say below.. he’s a cheap son of a bitch

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  • 3. zeedub  |  November 2, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    I have a great idea….
    How about at each meal you set 6 or 7 $1 stacks of quarters at the edge of the table. Each time the waiter makes a mistake you take a stack away while the waiter is looking, the waiter does something good you put the stack back or even add a stack. Give the waiter some incentive to give you good service as they can see the tip growing or slowly fading away. At least this way they can work harder for a better tip and they dont have to guess.

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  • 4. zeedub  |  November 2, 2007 at 3:02 pm

    by the way Ben Babics NEVER tips!!!!!

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  • 5. Richard  |  November 2, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    can you really put a formula on tipping? isn’t the tip a representation of the relationship that you’ve developed with a waiter/waitress over the course of a meal. ultimately your server is bringing you more than food. They are delivering an experience.

    what about a restaurant where you are a frequent patron? Would you over tip for average service hoping that a good tip would enhance the level of service on your next visit? should your server get screwed out of a good tip because the food was sub-par?

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  • 6. Pat  |  December 14, 2007 at 8:10 am

    The tipping system isn’t broken for restaurants. Maybe it is for other services .. but not for restaurants. In the US … it is 15-20 percent. I don’t work in a restaurant now, but I used to wait tables and I do know servers must share their tips. The higher end restaurants have more people to share with. Sushi restaurants are ridiculous. Bussers, Food runners, sushi chefs, kitchen chefs, the bar, the hostess. Food prices have gone up … that is why restaurant prices have gone up. Most restaurants pay all staff the minimum the state allows … so, in some states it might be as low as $3/ hour … minimum wage might be $6/hr, but tipped employees are paid less by the hour. The server should never be penalized for the quality of food … or the price. It’s not their fault. If you can’t afford to tip appropriately … then don’t go to that restaurant. Very simple. Also, a lot of restaurants, especially corporate restaurants have adopted a system for TIP tracking … so all servers must report their tips. Most of the time … these servers will not receive a paycheck and rely on their tips for money and to pay bills. The restaurant is a tough business … and a majority of them fail … but they provide employment and skills very useful in life. If you have an issue with the service … tell a manager … if you had a great time and thought the service was great … tell a manager. Tip appropriately though … because most of the time … the staff is busting their ass.

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