(Spinoff) Another question about tipping!

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

Ooooo good question! I have always just calculated the bill but come to think of it, in my opinion, drinks are kind of overpriced at restaurants because they can make a nice profit off of it…

I suppose in the end, unless you were part of a big party or bought a TON of drinks, in the end it probably comes out to just a dollar or two more for the server, so I will probably just keep doin what I’ve been doin 😛

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I always tip on the full amount. The server still does work by bringing your drinks – you tip a bartender at a bar, why wouldn’t you tip your server? Plus, the server usually needs to tip out the bartender at the end of the shift. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I tip on the full amount – the server has no control over what the drinks cost and they serve them just like they serve food.  Sometimes, as a server, I worked harder bringing constant drinks and refills to a table than on serving the meal itself.

 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

FI and I don’t drink much when we go out, usually one drink a piece. We just tip based on the whole bill.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I tip based off the entire bill.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Entire bill. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Creiddylad:  I calculate it on the entire bill if we have food and drinks.  I calculate it at $1 per drink if I order individual rounds or at 10% if the bill is relatively high and the tip is going to be more than $5.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Your dad is cheap.  It’s on the entire bill.

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I tip on the entire bill, including beverages.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@Creiddylad:  I tip on the entire bill and when I used to serve/bartend I figured everyone did. Maybe those times I thought I was just getting a shitty tip, it was somebody doing funny calculations and deductions on their bill lol

I totally understand being embarrassed…I don’t go out to eat with some acquaintances because their poor tipping embarrasses me or obligates me to tip on their portion of the bill. Those are people I put in the group labeled “movies and non service oriented activities only!” lol I dated a guy once and I literally used to double back with the excuse of using the ladies’ room to either stuff money in the book or find the server and give them more money. Ugh…never again!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Entire bill. Of course, I almost always order water, so I rarely have drinks on the bill anyway. But nonetheless, I just look at the total. I don’t deduct anything.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@Creiddylad:  I always tip on the full amount before any coupons or discounts

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I tip based on the entire bill, which I just now realized includes 13% sales tax. I may start tip on the pre-tax amount.

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