Originally Posted by Kiwideus
When Jake and I go to a restaurant and we dont have cash on us, we pay via debit and add the tip onto the check - I was wondering, do the servers actually get the money when you add the tip onto the check? I just wanted to make sure that they are actually getting it. If not, I will feel so guilty!
Well I can not speak for all Restaurants..... But I work at an AUTHENTIC mexican restaurant her in Missouri... and I mean AUTHENTIC not TEX_MEX.
The waiters get ALL of their hard earned tips. I work as hostess and my husband is the manager and we are who close the restaurant in the night and we add up each waiters tips from credit or debit cards and pay them their total. None less. We also made little boxes w/ each waiters numbers labeled on one box each and say if the customer doesnt have change and they come to me for change but then they dont feel like walking all the way back to leave it on their table... the customers can just leave it in their waiters box.
Hope this helps you feel a little better about leaving tips on your debit card. But like I said .... I cant speak for all restaurants.
But it does hurt my feelings when people ask me if their waiter will get the tip that they have left... it makes me feel like they think I would steal it or something. But I also understand.