View Single Post
Old November 3 2012, 02:29 AM   #20
Vice Admiral
Kestra's Avatar
Re: We haven't had a conversation about tipping in awhile

Alidar Warlock wrote: View Post
Kestra wrote: View Post
Ugh I feel like going Kestra SMASH already. 99.999999999999% of customers would not do something like this or use this type of judgment when deciding how to tip. Funny picture to get outraged at, but not really worthy of starting the discussion over again.

How about a new rule that if your employer isn't going to pay you minimum wage, you work at changing that? aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I hate tipping
Yeah, I know we've had this discussion before, so I appreciate your input. However, part of my thought is I genuinely believe that, if you give bad service, you don't deserve a good tip. The tipping system allows servers, who work a flexible schedule so they wouldn't make much for the difficulty of the job if they get paid minimum wage, to make a better wage for doing well. The problem is there has to be an agreed amount that gets reduced for bad service, rather than treating it as something that's a reward for exceptional service.
I think the problems go beyond that, but everyone defines all the terms (exceptional, reward, etc.) differently. Ultimately the problem is the same thing that affects most of us; people rarely get what they deserve.
Kestra is offline   Reply With Quote