(Closed) i just wanna slap some people…. *vent*

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Post # 63
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

that silver cream is probably a silver sulfadiazine. They sell it in mexico, not the united states, unless it’s a prescription.  at least it didn’t used to be. it’s wonderful if you have a second degree burn =]. It looks really weird on your skin though. we use it in the chemical industry for various stuff, mostly as protection cuz its better than nothing. But it’s so weird that he just gave it to you and why in the world would you use stuff from a complete stranger?! Anyways, that’s prob what it is. It’s fantastic–if you go to mexico, get burnt on your honeymoon, buy some and just feel way way better!

Post # 65
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

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@beekiss2:  I think people mean ruin the meal experience not the food itself.  I would never cut a tip if the food is bad.  i know it’s not the server’s fault.  but no matter how good the food is, if the service is bad, the tip gets cut.

Post # 66
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@missjyc  I was a manager at the Macaroni Grille!  We’ll have to swap battle stories.  Like writing your name upside down on the paper table clothes F-U-N 😀

 

@laura27  The change thing is only mildly annoying because you as a server are then given 0.36 out of the till at the end of the night.  Which no one ever uses.  I get why some people do it, but others spend a crazy amount of time to give you a .83 cent extra so they can have a round number and you as a server are stuck with 3 quarters a nickle and 3 cents at the end of the night. But is it the end of the world?  nah….don’t sweat it. 😀

Post # 67
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

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@Ryansgirl: My only guess about that is that because our minimum wage is higher, the expected tip at a restaurant is 15%.  I assume we continue our bad tipping when we’re on our vacation in the south.

Post # 68
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh, but can somebody clear up what the problem is with credit card tips? 

Post # 69
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@qui40067:

 

Just wow at all these “nos”

I believe I’m a good tipper, usually 20% but your attitude is just appalling…If I’m going to a restuarant to have an enjoyable time, then I’m going to enjoy my time, if you’re unhappy with it, then you should probably find a new job.

Concerning your “rules”

1. About the children, actually it IS your job to clean up after your table regardless of how messy a child is. If you do a good job it’s a 20% tip, this is just part of the  job, people make messes and you chose a profession to clean it up. I realize it’s not ideal and takes more time, but everyone has to deal with problems not just you.

2. There is no time limit, again it’s 20% for the table, if I want to stay an extra 30 minutes to enjoy my drink, dessert, whatever, I’m going to do that. I realize you make your money based on the amount of tables you serve, but I’m there to enjoy myself and not make you money.

5. Your argument about inflation is flawed. Yes it’s not 1960 anymore, but the prices of meals have gone up, meaning the prices you’d get from a tip has gone up. Granted most people tend to leave an 18-20% tip anyway, but griping about inflation as a reason why a 15% isn’t acceptable is just stupid.

9. A lot of resturaunts actually like to advertise people coming in for meetings, desserts, etc because it brings in more business for them, I’m sorry if you don’t like it, but take it up with management or corporate depending on where you work, this isn’t our problem. If I see an ad on TV saying to come in and enjoy xyz great new dessert, and that’s all I want too do, I’m going to spend more than 5 minutes sitting a table, because it’s not worth my time to be there otherwise. If you expect me to leave quickly, do not expect a decent tip.

10. That’s a really rude attitude about your customers. Sometimes people have had a busy/bad day and just want to get their cup of coffee or whatever before having to hear your required greeting. It might “piss you off” that they interrupt you, but it “pisses them off” when you don’t respond to their needs and wants either, and perhaps that’s why your tips suffer.

13. About the rudest thing I’ve ever heard from a server. I’m sorry that you’re busy, and I’m sorry that you’re dealing with another customer. I’m also sorry that servers tend to be overworked and get strained. I really try not to let my tip reflect things beyond the servers control, like a packed full house restaraunt meaning slower response times from a server, I get that it’s not within your control and you’re still doing the best you can. I will and will continue to wave at my server to get there attention and let them know I am currently needing something. Yes I know you’re not at my beck and call, but it’s a great way to let you know that there is a need at xyz table and if you could perhaps take a second when you are finished with what you’re currently doing to stop by. If I was completely ignored after waving, yes, a tip would suffer. I’m not about to pay for rude service.

 

I’m just going to mention out here, I’m sorry you’re screwed over by the companies that rely on you to make your money via tips. The fact of the matter is, tips is To Insure Prompt Service. If you can’t do a good job, you don’t deserve a tip. and Servers with snarky behavior and self righteous attitude lose money.

Post # 71
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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@stephanie63087:

Actually I was a server for over a year

Post # 72
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

motto for tipping: damned if you do, damned if you don’t

 

 

so apparently credit card tipping is not okay, leaving change on top of your tip so you can have an even bill is not okay, staying to enjoy your meal is not okay, coming in for just dessert is not okay, bringing your kids to a restaurant is not okay. wow. those servers should get a job at a cafeteria. 

Post # 73
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I really think that you should just be considerate of what the server can control and tip accordingly. Can they control how fast your food comes out? not so much. But can they control that you get you specific order, or course.

Post # 74
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I share the same disagreements with the list that other posters have shared, that said-I think there is a huge difference between normal kid messes that servers should have to clean up and letting your child make a huge mess (open sugar packets, etc) that wouldn’t be okay at home, just because you have someone else to clean up after you. Teaches kids bad lessons re respect for people in service industry. Two cents!

Post # 75
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

jeesh…blow up much? I responded earlier to OP but I couldn’t resist this now. I think we tip fairly-but I have to say maybe some of these “rude customers” didn’t leave tips because servers attitudes are  not as veiled as they think they are. If you are pissed when someone comes in with a kid, a large group, wants a booth, takes a while to enjoy the meal instead of inhaling their food and leaving, that leave a bit of a mess, ect…I’m guessing the customer can sense it. And I do tend to tip the server with the attitude less. I’m very understanding of the issues servers deal with therefore as long as I feel the person is being genuine and nice, I won’t tip him or her less for the inconveniences that are often out of their control (though I wont go back to the place again). I love it too when I’m at a casual diner where you pay at the counter and I tip at the table and the server thinks I’m not tipping them instantly turns into a super bitch! I have on occassion let them know I left it at the table, then went back to the table and retrieved my tip when the server practically yelled at us. Shame on them. Though there are certainly people who chronically leave poor tips, but I’m guessing that many of us only tip less when YOU are a poor server.

Post # 76
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Helper bee

@lolo3857  I guess that no one uses change is news to me.  I’m always using change…for laundry, at the car wash, toll roads, or even when I pay with cash I use change so I can just get bills back so the person doesn’t have to count out change.  I even have a huge jar that we throw our change in and then cash in when it gets full.  76 cents might not seem like much but it does add up.  When I was a bartender people would always throw their quarters in my tip jar and at the end of the night I’d have an extra 10 or 20 bucks just from that.  Fiance has always saved all of his change and and one winter during an ice storm we decided to roll all that he hadn’t rolled yet and ended up cashing it in for 900 bucks!  Yeah it might be annoying to walk out at the end of the night with the change but it spends just as easily as bills do.  And I’ll add that when I do pay with a card and round the amount up I always add an extra dollar to that amount.

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