Originally Posted by mrblanche
Tipping in general is a whole different discussion! I personally think restaurants should raise their wages and their prices and just say, "No tipping."
I completely agree with this!!
I would have still tipped though, even tho it's kind of tactless of her to assume she was getting a tip. It wasn't a big amount though...
I had a job as a waitress the summer before going to college and only lasted one week. It wasn't worth getting barely more than minimum wage. I went to work at pizza hut answering phones and got about $2 more than minimum wage (about $7 per hour, minimum wage was $5.15 then)
The thing that really annoyed me when i worked as a waitress was that, some people assumed that I would do a service for free, that i would bring food to their table and not get paid because that's pretty much what happens when they don't tip..If they dont' want to tip they should just go to a self service restaurant. I was making $2 per hour and the way I see it- the restaurant pretty much pays their wait staff for the amount of service they do at the restaurant- such as making coffee, iced tea, little chores waiters have aside from waiting tables. The customer pays for their service through the tip, and for it to be voluntary is totally unfair. Now that i've had the experience of being a waitress, I tip about 25% and a minimum of $5 no matter how much my bill is. My boyfriend is even more generous, he used to be a manager at a restaurant. Yesterday when we ate out he gave a $15 tip for a $45 bill.