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Yes, I will always tip people in the service industry. Generally, fast food workers don't get tips though and the increase in wages will help them.



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If they made that much and the cost was incorporated into the meals I probably wouldn't be able to afford to go out once in a while so they wouldn't end up getting a tip from me

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you tip for service.



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To me it depends on whether the whole system changes. Currently, in most states tipped workers are taxed for the minimum average tip whether they get it or not. In other words, if you stiff your server on a $100 check, s/he still gets taxed as if you had given her $15. Also, many restaurants don't even pay the $2.13 for the whole 8 hours the server is scheduled to work. They tell you that you have to be there from, say, 5 am to 2 pm, but when the breakfast rush is over at 9, they send you home with orders to be back at 11, and then maybe they tell you to knock off at 1:30. So instead of getting $19.17 from the restaurant plus maybe $24 in tips for the breakfast rush, $9 in tips for the slow hours, and another $36 for the lunch rush ($88 for a 9-hour day), you'll get $13.84 from the restaurant and miss the slow-hours tips, ending up with just under $74 for the same 9 hours. You can't plan another job to make up for the time they send you home; you're just SOL. If that system continues, I'll still tip.

If it's straight pay AND restaurants are required to pay for a full shift even if it's not busy, then I think probably we'll all trend toward the European model where you tip a few percent out of politeness. In other countries where I've spent time, basically you left the coins from your change. If you left paper money, they would chase you down and say, "Hey, you forgot your change!"



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Sure. Good or bad service has nothing to do with minimum wage.

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I went out for my birthday yesterday. The restaurant was slammed and the kitchen was slow. I didn't pay for my dinner, but I am glad that the people that did are generous. And that they believe in blessing people.

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Yes, but as others have said, the amount depends on the quality of the service. Someone below said that even bad service deserves a tip, I disagree.

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Yes, the amount always varies to the service. For example, the bus boy this weekend at
a restaurant was awesome and made sure to slip him a five in case waitress was stingy.
He took care of us better than waitress.



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i would bc i would be making more.

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Tips should be based on the quality of service, not the salary of the server. When someone does a good job and goes out of their way to provide good service they should be rewarded. Tips should not be considered part of a person's salary. Employers just use that as an excuse to keep salaries low. People should be paid what they are worth.



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It depends on the service, if my server does the bare minimum, I doubt it. I do tip more when I eat out in Wisconsin versus Minnesota. When I waitressed in Wisconsin, tipped employees were only paid $2.50/hr (this was 6 years ago). I always thought tipped employees were paid the same hourly rate as everyone else, I was wrong. Since that experience, I take that into consideration. I do feel however, it is not my responsibility as a customer to be expected to pay someones wages. The whole point of tipping is to show appreciation for excellent customer service.



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Absolutely. Servers will not be at minimum wage base pay.



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Absolutely. I will still tip waiters/waitresses...that industry never makes the minimum wage because tips are estimated into there wage. These individuals put in some long hours and stressful days just like the rest of us that work in other industries. They deserve to make a living too.




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Absolutely. The minimum wage for waiters will not be 10 or 15 bucks. It is currently $2.13. I waited for years it's hard work on more than one level and even bad service is worth more than that.

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I will as service is rewarded. The better the sevice, better tip---poor service small tip.



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Increasing minimum wage makes no difference to me. The idea that servers get a pay raise, should affect how I tip does not seem related. I worked as a hostess one summer at a very nice restaurant and the servers there were primarily single moms. Good luck to them if they are now expected to be able to support their families on minimum wage with no tips! :( I always tip 10-15% for service, and I tip 20% (or more) for excellent service.



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sure will!



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Of course, it is a sign of great service



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Yes, I work for minimum and still tip, It may encourage me to tip a little more if I also make more. In my opinion, servers should also make minimum wage and Not a lesser amount, the tip can be considered as a bonus for work well done!

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Only if they increase my income by 50%

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yes, I will continue to tip

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If the service is good, it should be rewarded

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No still does not seem enough of an increase



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I tip and I don't even get minimum wage! emoticon



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I am not sure. For excellent service, yes, but probably not as a rule of thumb. And I probably won't go out to eat nearly as often.



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Server minimum wage should be equal to what the minimum is in the kitchen. Period.
If you pay your line cooks $10, your servers should get the same and tipping could be dispensed with BUT the cost of a meal would rise.
The question:
Would that rise be what it was plus 20 percent?

Tipping in other service industries has been a true gratuity, you are showing your gratitude that someone made you look, feel, or function better.

The earlier example of a hair stylist versus an RN is apples and oranges as the RN is paid more, typically gets better benefits and, oh yeah, typically is an employee of the hospital/clinic.
Exceptions exist. And most have collective bargaining power.

I'm a massage therapist. I am both independent contractor and employee as I work at different locations. So,private clients, where I go to them, my hourly rate is $115. I have three of those in a month and a half.
My IC rate is a 50/50 split with the salon, and I get a couple services a week there, so far.
Out of those I pay self employment tax and all withholding for federal and state.

That leaves me with the "massage factory."
Under California law, they have to pay me if I'm scheduled, even if no one shows. Minimum state wage.
I get a "service bonus" when my hands are in somebody.
The max the massage factory pays therapists is $20/hr, hands on, I don't yet make that.
That check gets taxed, and it set it to withhold maximums to balance out the other endeavors.

And just to throw this out, as a reporter in a chain of community newspapers, I made just under $11, for a degreed professional position.


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Actually I know of many jobs where people are sent home without pay if it's slow. If the census is low in a hospital nurses, techs, housekeepers, just about every department sends people home without pay. Or the option to use vacation time, if you have any.

Hotels send maids, cooks, house men, and front desk staff home.

Stores send home cashiers and stockers.

Unless you are in a salaried position you are subjected to this.

As for stylists, if it's the owner do you still tip? Do you tip the shampoo person? The person who sweeps up? :)
If the agreement between the stylist and the owner says the owner gets 10% does that mean you are supposed to make up that 10%? And if you do the math, on a 60$ haircut, that's 6$. She is still making 54$ for one haircut/hr. (And my basic cut takes 30 minutes..start to finish ..boring hair)



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yes, we will tip, hard job, have to put up with astoundingly foolish people sometimes.

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"Every job has slow times and down time."

Yep and what happens to servers during these down times is NOT that they get to stand around gossiping waiting for the next customer - rather, they get sent home for the afternoon.

Split shifts really suck. And waitressing is the ONLY job I ever held, where it was considered reasonable business practice to send me home for the afternoon to wait out the slower-hours without pay.

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Yes I would if the service is good. To each his own I guess.

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I would still tip for good service.

Every job has slow times and down time. Should your employer cut your 60% just because the day was a slow one with very little work?

I am not wealthy. Grew up poor to middle class.

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A misconception about stylists. They may charge $60 but they often share 40-60% of that with the owner. And sometimes 10% to the shampoo person. They can get a small percentage of sales from recommending product.

So yes I tip my stylist who is a level 4 at the salon she works at charges $45 and when she makes level 5 it will be $50. And at the end of the year I give her a holiday bonus. Why? because she is awesome and goes above and beyond. She earned it.


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I need to ponder on this one..



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Am I one of the few noticing a bit of a mental disconnection here?

We tip servers because they do not make minimum wage.
If they earn minimum wage, many people would still tip. Because we have been "programmed" to believe that servers are a special class who "deserve" tips.

There developed a thought that if you tip well you will receive better service. Since the tip isn't paid till after the service is provided the server doesn't know how much the tip will be. Supposedly this incentives them to work harder. Personally, I don't think this works well. I've had both good and bad service.

This has morphed into the expectation that if I bring you your food you will tip me 20%.

And it has grown into "service providers" should be tipped. A hairdresser who charges 60$ a haircut/hr should be tipped. The nurse who starts your IV in one stick isn't. They both provide a service. And the hairdresser makes more then the nurse and has a safer job.

There are many more examples if you think about it where tipping has become expected.




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Servers work hard sometimes from what I can tell most likely during the dinner rush. I usually tip no less than 15% and believe me I'm not rich ! With that said, most people do not make that a career any ways. I do not feel that increasing the minimum wage is the solution that would aid anyone for the economic situation in our country. In fact it would have the opposite effect. If I have to pay more for dinner out then, I will go out less. The restaurants are not going to pick up the tab for higher wages it's going to be passed on to John and Jane Doe.



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I would go from 30 to 10



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Good tips for good service.

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If servers made a guaranteed $15 an hour PLUS whatever tips they got.... idk. I think you'd find the meal prices going up significantly, and the general public tipping less or going out to eat a lot less. There are a lot of people who work just as hard if not harder, and do not make $15 an hour. (and never get any tips on top of it)

As it is now, servers where I live make $2.13/hour plus tips, with their employer making up the difference up to minimum wage, if the tips don't bring in enough to meet the minimum wage amount. Which would happen during, say, inclement weather or a "dead" time of day. Or if the restaurant is a really crappy one and doesn't get a lot of customers, in which case they're working at the wrong place. So for me.... I can't see servers having a significantly higher min. wage amount, than everyone else. (Where I live, the min wage is the federally mandated one.) Because they'd be earning that minimum, during "down" time when what are they doing, anyway? 15 bucks an hour to stand around gossiping, waiting for a customer to come in? I don't think so.

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I am sure meal prices will go up and I think I would go out less often. I would still give a good tip for good service. I think it is getting hard for a lot of us to enjoy a good meal out with how much everything has gone up.

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Yes, I would still tip if the minimum went up but you'd better be a good waiter or waitress because the percentage I tip would go up or down~

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Absolutely! I don't go out to eat very often, and when I get great service, I tip generously. A minimum wage increase on top of that would only make me VERY happy, knowing that someone doesn't have to struggle so hard to make ends meet. To me, that's great news!



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I think I would have to stop eating out because tfood would be priced too high for my income.





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BRIANLIEBERTH - $10/hr can be a decent enough wage for a single person to be able to afford a place to live (outside of large, expensive cities like San Francisco and NYC) and basic needs. If the federal minimum wage had kept up with inflation over the past 40 years, it would be almost $11/hr. If two adults made a minimum wage of $11/hr and worked full time, they'd be able to support a family in most places. Not extravagantly, but it would be enough to not require safety net support. My bottom line is that no one who works full time should be under the poverty line - (which is too low anyway).

Maybe I'm cynical, but I think if we didn't have minimum wage laws, we'd see even lower wages. I don't think we can trust companies not to simply try to maximize profits by keeping wages low. If wages were higher, employers could be competing for competent and loyal employees.

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Absolutely, yes I will continue to tip. Why would you not. The average person looks for a raise that their jobs each year, but doesn't always happen.

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Servers do not make minimum wage.... usually around $2.19 plus tips. They live off tips and their ck pays taxes

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My wife and I can't afford to eat our unless we go to a fast food place so I don't have to worry about the tipping. No, I would not tip someone that much money.

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Yes I would. I was recently comped a really good meal. Had exceptional service of not 1 but 2 servers and I tipped well. They seemed surprised. I guess most people comped don't tip.



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Balancing hot trays of food, from the kitchen to your table, is hard labor. I imagine I would still tip even if the server made $10-15 an hour. I tip the person that delivers my groceries. And the guy that delivers my Chinese food. Even though he is family of the owner.

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Yes of course as minimum wage should be that rate in the first place. I always wonder how servers live on what they make because other than bartenders, the tips are not a huge add to their wage.



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As I understand it, in most European countries, you do not tip your waiter unless the service is exceptional because servers are paid enough. The tips servers earn in the States are meant to offset the terrible hourly wage they are getting paid (usually $2-$4/hr). If their wages are bumped up to $10-$15/hr, I will tip less than I currently do (around 20%).



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I douth it. I make in that wage range and in my job I do not get tips



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Ahh but there is the question, what is a a decent wage? Now I am not a server nor an employer so I don't have an agenda, but is a decent wage $10 an hour? $15 maybe $17.5? Who gets to decide what is a decent wage? Is it the employer? Is it the government? Since minimum wage laws have gone in the government is the one to decide that, but no matter what the number is there is there are those that say it needs to be higher.

I really don't know what the answer is other than to encourage policies that make jobs more plentiful and easier to create. That way employers need to compete for the best workers and therefore the wage (price) goes up. By placing limits and artificial supports we discourage job creation and therefore the employer has the upper hand and the employees have to compete. Minimum wage laws actually cause jobs to be lost more often than added. Making the cost of labor more expensive does not increase jobs it reduces them. Less skilled workers are the first to go.

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Anyone who says "No one tips me for doing my job and I only make minimum wage!" clearly doesn't understand how a waiter is paid. If a waiter were actually paid $10-$15 by the restaurant, there would be no need to tip the person. As some mentioned, even though the minimum wage is $7.25 most servers are paid $2.13 per hour by their employer. The rest is supposed to be made up in tips. If they don't make it up in tips, the employer is supposed to pay them the minimum wage. If the minimum wage is raised, but the wage paid by the employer is not raised to meet it, then of course I would continue to tip.

Personally, I think we should just have employers pay servers a decent wage and not force them to bow and scrape for tips (which they then often have to share with others) or let customers punish them for what the customer believes is poor service, bad food, or problems in the kitchen that are beyond the server's control.

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Yes, I would still tip. Raising the min rage is
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I've had the good fortune to go to a few really nice upscale restaurants where a meal was easily $35+ per person. So, I'm pretty sure that the staff was paid more than me per hour, but I still left a tip. When I tip, I tip based on service.

If I go to a bar, I leave a tip even though the bartendar may have done nothing more than pour some wine into a glass. Dunkin Donuts is an interesting example. I've been in some locations where there was a tip cup and others where a sign said no tipping.

Why can some Dunkin Donuts have a tip cup, but not a place like McDonalds or Burger King ? Why is it okay at some places, but not others. That's what I don't understand.

I think it's implied that if you serve food to the public, you get a tip. But that's because someone who works in a restaurant doesn't get paid minimum wage. Their minimum wage is lower because they do get those tips.

Would I still tip if I knew the wait staff made $10+ per hour ? I would still tip, BUT I might not tip 15-20%. I would tip less because they would be making the same as any other worker. That person who replied made a good point. I've worked in customer service for years and I never got a tip.





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A tipping wage is nearly always lower than the stated minimum wage. The difference is made up by tips. I haven't been involved with food service for a long time but when i was part of the law stated that the server was subsidized if they did not come up to the minimum. Of course if all the other servers got up to the minimum and a single server didn't they usually didn't last long because that showed that they either didn't give very good service or were flat out lying.

That being said I would guess that most servers in most restaurants make more than minimum when you factor in their tips. While there are cheap tippers everywhere there are also good tippers everywhere.

A large increase to the minimum wage will affect fast food workers much more than servers I believe. If a business is forced to pay more for a job than the job returns in value the job will be eliminated. Depending on the industry that can mean combined with another job, if it can be oursourced it will be outsourced. If it can be automated it will be automated. With a large minimum wage increase I can see automated kiosks where you place your order and less order takers just like in grocery stores.

No matter how much we attempt to bring emotions and 'fairness' into a market picture, basic economics still rule.The problem of fairness is we have to define whose definition of fairness we are going to use.

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Of course, tipping has nothing to do with what their wages are. It is a custom and they work hard and deserve it.

I tip the same whether service or their attitude is bad or good. Life's hard.

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At $10 i would, at $15 I wouldn't.

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In many areas servers make about 3$ an hour. So your tip makes up the difference in wages.
Playing with numbers, as a server, I have 6 tables that turn over once an hour. Lets pretend an average of 40$ per table so the tip would be an average of 6$. That would be 3$+(6x6)= 39$ an hour.

If prices go up we have to assume that it will be passed on to the diner. So now the server gets 12$ an hour, dinner costs 60$ so the tip would be 9$ so now the server makes $66 an hour.

Now we all know these are pretend numbers, not all tables turn over every hour, some people will tip more, some less.

So my costs have increased from 46$ to 69$ for a meal.

Maybe the question should also include will you be able to afford to eat out?



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well, yes... if the service is good... I mean, why would it matter what their wage is? :S

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Probably if the minimum wage is $10 will continue what I do now, but, if the wages goes to $15 it will depend more than ever on the quality of service. I live on a fixed income and what I get comes to less than $10 an hour.



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The process of tips in restaurants got started because the minimum wage for servers is generally MUCH lower than "normal" minimum wage. If I'm correct, in some places servers originally made nothing from the restaurant and their entire income was based on tips. Eventually there was a minimum wage in place so servers didn't have to rely completely on tips. The idea is that the servers would earn enough to make at least minimum wage, and if they're good they can make far more than the minimum. However, tipping becomes antiquated if the server is making more an hour from their place of employment. If menu prices are raised than everyone is paying much more for their meal, which in turn would make the tips higher if they are based on a percentage of the bill. So, not only would be server be earning a higher wage, but under the theory of tipping would also earn a MUCH high tip. This would increase their income more a raise that anyone I know has gotten lately. So, I probably wouldn't be tipping if the server is making more an hour than I do. Although I rarely go to restaurants anyway.



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Yes, of course I will tip. The wait person who provides me with good, friendly service is usually in luck because I am a good tipper.



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That's a great question. Heretofore, servers were paid below minimum wage so tipping became the way they made a living. If servers are now given a 5+ fold increase in pay, that would change things significantly. First of all, food prices will increase because, of course, restaurant owners would have to pass through their increased costs to the customers. This will only hurt the institution of tipping because people will feel like they are already paying for the server's increase in the form of higher meal prices. I know I would have to dine out less under those circumstances. We (ok, my husband, who always pays) is an excellent tipper and it's always 20+%. He even tips the maid when we stay at hotels. But again, it's a new world if consumers are now forced to pay much higher rates for the meal itself. We shall see how this plays out.

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I tip 10% for bad service, 20% for good service and 25%+ if the waitress is hot....regardless of good or bad service.
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yes....tip based on service

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yes if the service is good

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I believe I would all but stop going out to eat. It would be too expensive. A lot of people make $10 - $15 an hour for hard labor jobs that are not with the public, and so therefore there is no tipping for them.

I hate the tipping convention but I do tip those who make a very low wage, with the idea that tipping is expected to make up a reasonable wage. I have waitressed before. Yes it is hard work and they deserve respect, but not more than another hard laborer who is not working with the public.



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Yes ~ and the better the service the higher the %



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I always tip a minimum of 20% more if the service is exceptional. On occasion, when the

service is terrible, I'll leave only 15%...anyone can have a bad day. OH! I base my tip on

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It would ultimately depend on the service that I got. I have had such mediocre service when i go out to different restaurants that it has helped me stop going out to eat. I think that most servers( in the area that I am from) feel that it is a RIGHT that they are tipped even if they do nothing. My Mom, my son, and I went out to dinner and it took the server over 20 minutes to bring back our glasses of water and then when my Mother asked her to take it back because it had lemon in it which she told the server that she was allergic to the server rolled her eyes. I was shocked and made sure that after the disastrous dinner that her manager was aware of how horrible she was and that we didn't leave a tip due to that.



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Yes I tip if the service is good

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yes I would tip if I got good service, no if I didn't.

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We don't really have tipping in NZ. Only a few places, but it isn't expected.

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Minimum wage *is* $10 where I live. And yes, I tip.

It's a hard job. It might be $10/hour but it usually isn't 40 hours/week. You end up with short shifts and split shifts and without tips, a generally below-mediocre paycheque.

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I was reading an article about the fight to raise minimum for food servers to between $10 to 15 dollars an hour.

Servers were saying it would be great to get 15 an hour and be tipped. Many servers were upset to hear that customers may not tip if the wage went up. " I need my tips!"

Over 70% of customers interviewed in restaurants said that if the minimum wage was increased they would no longer tip. Many said that at 10+ an hour the server would be making more then they were and they didn't see any reason to tip someone for doing the job they were paid to do. Many said "No one tips me for doing my job and I only make minimum wage!

So what will you do if servers are paid at least minimum wage and not "tip earner wages"?



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