View Poll Results: Should Tipping be figured into a wait staff wage?

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  • Yes, it is perfectly fine for wait staff to have a lower wage, they are making that up in tips.

    17 28.81%
  • No, It is the job of the management to pay their employees accordingly.

    22 37.29%
  • A combo of both.

    14 23.73%
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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    To each their own. I enjoy going to the same place twice.
    There is a local dinner that I go to all the time called "Burs" good food and great service.Plus it's only a min down the road from me. You can get a 15 prime rib meal on the weekends ( you get a pound of meat) plus the owners like and encourge me to open carry my side arm. I will give the waitress about 15-20 %

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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    There is a local dinner that I go to all the time called "Burs" good food and great service.Plus it's only a min down the road from me. You can get a 15 prime rib meal on the weekends ( you get a pound of meat) plus the owners like and encourge me to open carry my side arm. I will give the waitress about 15-20 %
    See, that's a great experience. I love that. Going back to the same place . . . having them appreciate my business . . . going out of their way to make me feel welcome. Sounds like a nice place. And a $15 prime rib? Perfection!

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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Yes, it is fine. Waiting on tables is not intended to be a career path. It's a means to assist in supporting oneself before a career or supplementing income during that career.
    Not intended by whom? Being a waitress is a perfectly fine career. Not everyone is going to be a rocket surgeon.

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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    See, that's a great experience. I love that. Going back to the same place . . . having them appreciate my business . . . going out of their way to make me feel welcome. Sounds like a nice place. And a $15 prime rib? Perfection!
    This is another place I worked at once I started teaching. I would work her Fri-Sunday nights and make a killing. All the Napa and Sonoma wine makers would come in, we would sample wines and chat too, was great.

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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    The nicer the place and the better the service (professionalism, product knowledge, helpfulness) the higher the tip... that is my policy.

    Only one time in my life did I not pay a bill. We were at a pizza place and my bud and I were the only two people in the place. The waiter was crap and after we got are food he sat with the manager talking. We finished and sat there. And sat there... and sat there. As waiters we decided to test them. After well over an hour after we finished we stood up by the table and waited for about ten minutes. We walked over to the host stand by the front door and stood there for about ten minutes. We were in full view of the manager and the waiter the entire time. We stepped outside the door, just a few feet. Nothing. We walked out front 20 feet or so and waited a minute or two. Nothing. We walked to the side walk down the streeta bit. Nothing. We left.
    I don't know if I could actually go so far as to stealing (which is what that would technically be), although it'd be tempting to not just call it even for crappy service and lost time.

    I would say that he probably didn't need the money, but I'd be willing to bet that the more likely scenario is that he's preying on people insisting on constantly over-tipping instead of just giving people what they're worth.

    It takes me back to what Maggie said. If I have to tip 25% for respectable service, why in the f'n hell would I even want to go back?

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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Not intended by whom? Being a waitress is a perfectly fine career. Not everyone is going to be a rocket surgeon.
    Exactly... I have known many waiters and waitresses that were working in that as their careers. Whether at one establishment or when I worked at the Four Seasons traveling around the world from hotel to hotel.
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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I don't know if I could actually go so far as to stealing (which is what that would technically be), although it'd be tempting to not just call it even for crappy service and lost time.

    I would say that he probably didn't need the money, but I'd be willing to bet that the more likely scenario is that he's preying on people insisting on constantly over-tipping instead of just giving people what they're worth.

    It takes me back to what Maggie said. If I have to tip 25% for respectable service, why in the f'n hell would I even want to go back?
    It was stealing but I have a feeling that my friend went and paid the next day. Just to see that I am remembering this correctly I am gonna Email him now. He lives in California so the Email could take days to reach him.
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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Exactly... I have known many waiters and waitresses that were working in that as their careers. Whether at one establishment or when I worked at the Four Seasons traveling around the world from hotel to hotel.
    I can think of worse places to work. Some service professionals do hella good for themselves. I was just talking on here with others a few days ago about how much table dealers make in Vegas. A high-end bartender or waitress can do incredibly well for him (or her) self.

    Of course, I don't have to tell you that, obviously. Still hate your guts.

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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    I can think of worse places to work. Some service professionals do hella good for themselves. I was just talking on here with others a few days ago about how much table dealers make in Vegas. A high-end bartender or waitress can do incredibly well for him (or her) self.

    Of course, I don't have to tell you that, obviously. Still hate your guts.
    My girlfriend at the time also worked as a wedding planner at the Marriot in Newport Beach, when I was at the Four Seasons. I got to meet a lot of bridesmaids but my damn girlfriend was always around!
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    Re: Wait staff, tipping, and Minimum Wage

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    My girlfriend at the time also worked as a wedding planner at the Marriot in Newport Beach, when I was at the Four Seasons. I got to meet a lot of bridesmaids but my damn girlfriend was always around!
    Not to mention you work around a bunch of athletic teenage girls. Frankly, how you keep notches off your bedpost is beyond me. I dream for that level of control.

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