I Only Tip What's Earned

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 30 People

    Tipping Bad Service the Same As Good Service Encourages Poor Service and Apathy

    If we tip people who serve us well just as much as we tip the people who give us poor service, the motivation for doing more than a half-assed job goes way down. It's the same problem I have with school grades - I do absolutely nothing and still get good marks, so there's no...
    sombrehippie sombrehippie
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 26, 2008

    Oh, I So Agree

    I only tip when the service is good.  The better the service, the bigger the tip.  I know how important tips are - been-there-done-that - but I figure people who give indifferent, rude, negligent or snobby service do not know their jobs.  All a server really has to...
    61-65, F
    1 Response May 29, 2008

    Have to Earn It

    I only tip what's earned. If I get treated with bad customer service from someone, when they serve me, I don't feel that they deserve a tip at all and I will not give them a cent. If I have someone treat me great, and go out of their way to make sure I'm happy with everything...
    Sweetheartxoxo Sweetheartxoxo
    26-30, F
    May 28, 2008

    You Get What You Deserve

    I always try to tip at least 18%, but I'll tip more if the service was excellent, and I am not afraid to tip less for bad service! If my server is just rude, guess what they get? NOTHING. I am not ashamed. I waited tables, and I know that it sucks to not be tipped, but if I am...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    Oct 31, 2009

    We All Work Hard, and Don't Get Belligerent About It

    Though this is but a tiny group with a few people from all over the country involved, I must say how relieved I am just to hear a few people that agree with me about this significant issue to me. You would find it hard to believe how many times over the last few years I ...
    Tyunglebo Tyunglebo
    Apr 11, 2009

    Can not stand stories like this.

    I have never worked as a waitress and I never plan to. I have worked in food service and retail as a teenager. If being a waiter/waitress is all you can do, then that's that. But for most people, it's a temporary job situation. Why can't people be grateful or move on? http://www...
    PhurGirl PhurGirl
    31-35, F
    Jul 4, 2014
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