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Bowers2

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Mandatory for anyone who wants a pretty spot on view of how restaurants operate is the movie Waiting. It's more realistic than you think...
 

oks10

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Processed fine.

I think the majority of people tip on a good experience, & that yes, dirty dishes, cold food & the overall experience affects their tipping.
Then I'm not in the majority. I tip my server based on how they serve me. That said though, if I'm at a restaurant that has all of those issues, the server probably isn't going to be any good anyways. If there ARE good servers at places like that, I feel bad for them because of customers like you mention.
 

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There are more reasons than server ineptitude that one can get bad service at a sit-down place. Most notably, if a cook has it in for a server in particular, he/she will often "deprioritize" the server's tickets.
 

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There are more reasons than server ineptitude that one can get bad service at a sit-down place. Most notably, if a cook has it in for a server in particular, he/she will often "deprioritize" the server's tickets.
Had a girl that used to piss me off when I waited tables, she would ignore her orders in the window while smoking or talking. When she would get around to them the dishes were "dead" so she would grab other servers orders and take those to her tables.
 

jakeman

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Had a girl that used to piss me off when I waited tables, she would ignore her orders in the window while smoking or talking. When she would get around to them the dishes were "dead" so she would grab other servers orders and take those to her tables.
She wouldn’t have done that to me more than once.

Thieves get treated like thieves, everywhere they are encountered.
 

SLVRBK

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She wouldn’t have done that to me more than once.

Thieves get treated like thieves, everywhere they are encountered.
She didn't really mess with mine. She ended up getting fired for changing a customer's top amount on the credit card receipt, he caught it and reported to the manager.
 

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I've been a pizza delivery guy, server, bartender and manager and I can tell you a lot of people will stiff a server because their steak was over/under done or the restaurant was out of tater tots, and many other things that aren't the servers fault. As for people in the service industry earning a living wage, I know many people in that line of work that own houses and raise kids on it without food stamps etc. Like any large population group it is a microcosm of society, there are some that are good with their money and some that aren't.

As for 95% of the paycheck being taken for taxes, SSI, etc that is not unusual because that is where it all come from for the declared tips (usually just credit card tips) I have seen servers with negative paychecks because their hourly wage wasn't enough to cover all the takes on their declared tips. It generally all works out by the end of the year.
 

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Then I'm not in the majority. I tip my server based on how they serve me. That said though, if I'm at a restaurant that has all of those issues, the server probably isn't going to be any good anyways. If there ARE good servers at places like that, I feel bad for them because of customers like you mention.
If they serve you a dirty dish that isn't bad service? I expect my server to notice such things.
 

oks10

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If they serve you a dirty dish that isn't bad service? I expect my server to notice such things.
Damn you guys are picky... lol Do I expect them to notice? Sure. If they don't am I just going to passively protest and not say anything but cut their tip? No... As long as anything I have a problem with is resolved in the end without too much hassle, then I don't see why my server's tip would suffer.