Yeah, her logic don't make sense. The economic climate has not shifted drastically such that a 33% increase in the average tip from 15% to 20% is justified, never mind the fact that tipping before tax is the only arrangement that is justified since tipping the government's take is totally nonsensical. If anything the % should go down to 10% pre-tax given the decline in service I see from serving staff in most restaurants these days unless I am going to a real high-end expensive place.gqbluez wrote: ↑Nov 3rd, 2017 10:21 pmNo it isn't my responsibility as a patron to bridge the gap between minimum wage and some arbitrary number the government says is a living wage for the server. The author is delusional, and her article is self-serving, and self-righteous. The way she writes, she should be tipping 30% or even 50%. Hell give the server her entire paycheck. She wants to be an over-tipping warrior let it be on her own dime. Where does it end and what right does she have to tell anyone that the standard must be 20%? Why not 25%? why not 30%?
I am not against anyone making a "living wage" but unless I'm the direct employer it is hardly my responsibility as a patron to provide that for them. The bottom line is that I do tip and my scale goes from 10% for mediocre service to 15% for good service and 20% is for exceptional service. The bulk of my tipping is in the 15% pretax range. Sometimes I get looks from the server when I don't automatically hit 15%-20% on the machine and instead choose the $ button. Frankly they can guilt me all the want. You're getting something and should be grateful. The alternative is you get nothing. Pick your poison, sweetie.
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