tipping

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  1. D_Amyntas Lillydong

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    do you pretax or post tax tip at a restaurant?
     
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    post tax - 15%

    Some variatons at times.
     
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    Don't even get me started here.... A tip is exactly that. It is something that is given for GOOD or even EXCEPTIONAL service. I am sorry that servers do not make very much money. But, they knew what the job payed when they took it and they also know what to do to make extra money. It is understandable if the restaurant is short staffed or over booked or the problem with poor service arises from another area like the kitchen; persay. In this situation of course a tip is still deserved. The poor server has no fault in these events. With good service the standard 15% tip, I believe, is acceptable. With excellent service then I believe that the customer should do his or her part to show their appreciation, above the 15% amount.

    In other areas like bellhop or doorman, I believe that the situation and area of the country dictates the amount of the tip. Again, more for excellent service with large baggage or the hailing of a taxi expediently. I believe that this tip should be no less than $5.00, per event or more based on service.
     
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    post tax
     
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    You're kidding me right? :confused: It's post tax. :rolleyes: :duh:
    Obviously you have never had to work for tips or you would know that. :cool:
     
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    I just give money, I don't use a paticular percentage.
     
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    Post Tax. But it is all dependant on service. I have been known to leave a penny for terrible service. I think it is important the server knows if they do a good job that they got a good tip. If they didnt then they will get accordingly. Its only fair.
     
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    Usually it's only a 6% difference on the total bill. If you have a 15 % gratuity on $94 ($14.10) check or $100 ($15) with tax it does not make a big difference. I tip on the total bill.
     
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    Standard restaurant US tipping is 17% now. 20% for above and beyond excellent service. (post tax)
     
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    Post tax but if the service was really bad, nothing at all.
     
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    Post tax in the USA. 20% in most cities in California and New York -- Bost-a-Washington. 15% in "the heartland." Between 15 and 20% in tony little precious places such as Santa Fe, NM, or a decent restaurant in Buckhead. $2 per bag seems to keep even the most greedy sky cap or bellman happy regardless of the city (although, I do keep in mind that one Seinfeld episode where Elaine scoffed at the idea of tipping sky caps $5 per bag). And 100 Euros is about right for deflecting the attention of most customs agents, except in the USA.
     
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    After tax, 20% rounded up to the next dollar unless service was bad then the pretax at 15% and a few words with the server.

    I always leave something even for bad service because the wait staff often can go to other restaurants and if I am known as a nontipper they could do things to the food. I prefer to think they are just having a bad day and that is why I speak to the server after. When service is still bad the next time I leave the 15% and vow never to return unless someone else insists or is treating.
     
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    Can I buy you a drink, or do you just want the money?
     
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    How about both?
     
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