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DerekWills December 7th, 2017 2:02am

Say you have awful service at a restaurant. By awful, I mean food took forever, came out lukewarm, minor details wrong, and you saw your waitress 3 times in 45 minutes. How much would you tip her?

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mfjd1948 rural johnson co iowa
12/12/17 10:37 am

I always tip the server 15-25%. I don't punish the server for the fault on management. The tip is part of their wage. Unless one has been a waiter or waitress, you don't comprehend this.

Robert97206 Portland Oregon
12/10/17 11:06 pm

I dont tip unless its a Holliday or its 150% service.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
12/08/17 8:24 am

2%. That way they don’t think I just forgot.

liam2013 iowa
12/07/17 2:54 pm

20%. I do not punish the waitress for the failings of the restaurant. The tip is part of their salary. The owners stiff the staff, we shouldn't do it also.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
12/08/17 6:47 am

The failings were on HER. Not the restaurant. My food tasted like it had been under a heat lamp for 20 minutes.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
12/07/17 11:35 am

I consider 3 visits in 45 minutes optimal service. Other things don't have too much to do with the server, unless they just left your food sitting around. 20%+ tip from me

WaffleBrainz Indiana
12/07/17 8:12 am

no tip, i dont think its rude if you get crappy restaurant service like that. they dont deserve your hard-earned money.

jadeburt Ann Arbor, Michigan
12/07/17 7:44 am

I’d likely tip less than normal, but often the things we see as poor service aren’t really the wait staff’s fault.

PhxLibertarian Republic of Dave
12/07/17 6:29 am

I chose 0 because it is closest, but I always leave a few cents so the waiter/waitress knows I didn't forget.

catpillow Florida West Coast
12/07/17 1:15 am

If I blame the server, the tip will be lousy.

12/06/17 9:35 pm

I would have a talk with “management”.

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
12/06/17 9:34 pm

I won’t tip for shitty service and I will talk to the manager and explain why I didn’t leave a tip.

shygal47 Florida east coast
12/06/17 9:10 pm

10% plus a penny.
The penny indicates the service was bad but the food was generally acceptable.

Finny Conservative Lesbian
12/06/17 8:33 pm

If I waited a long time and the food came out lukewarm and wrong, I’d probably leave. It’s a sign of disorganization and in a kitchen disorganization can make you sick (because if they’re that way with their kitchen it’s probably gross in there)


susanr Colorado
12/06/17 8:29 pm

I don't usually go as low as 10%, unless it's obvious that there's something *really* wrong with the entire place and *everyone's* attitude really sucks - and I mean snotty and nasty, not just harried and short-tempered because they're overworked. I figure there's something wrong somewhere, but it probably isn't everybody at fault, and I just hope the tips get pooled and shared.

geoag02 Dallas, TX
12/06/17 7:45 pm

If it is truly awful AND I think the waitress is at fault, I give a tip of $0.02

presrvd Phoenix
12/06/17 8:04 pm

I'd give her/him my two cents, too...

Domino3 Abolish the ATF
12/06/17 7:21 pm

If it’s crazy busy, I️ can understand I️t some.

But if it’s slow as you mentioned before. There is no reason for that.

We lose so much money at my job in valet because all of our runners are like 50 year old men so they take forever to bring cars up and I️t sucks because we pool tips, and I️ can do easily 4:1 cars on these guys but I️ leave with the same😐

12/06/17 7:10 pm

Is 3 times in 45 supposed to be a lot or a little

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
12/06/17 7:14 pm

A little. Especially when our food wasn’t out until he 3rd time. Oh, I forgot to mention that the restaurant wasn’t busy at all... there were maybe 5 tables total.

cpaswr just say the letters
12/06/17 7:08 pm

Lousy service equals a lousy tip.

imanag My heaven on Earth
12/06/17 7:11 pm

Why yes, yes it does.