Thursday, July 31, 2008
Think Twice Before You Tip
Waiters work extremely hard for a living and the least a customer can do is, well, tip. Common sense tells one that it's what one needs to and should do.
If not, then according to Steve Dublanica, a former waiter himself and author of ‘Waiter Rant’: How to Avoid Spit in Your Food, you're leaving your culinary experience in the hands of a dissatisfied waiter. And, trust me, after reading this account, a whole new meaning will be added to the notion of good manners and etiquette.
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Labels: Book Review, economy, etiquette, service industry, Steve Dublanica, Waiter Rant
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EEEEKKKKK! Think twice before being rude to waiters. I've always maintained that.
knew someone who'd say that if her customers were mean at the coffeeshop, she's make their coffee decaf. At 6 AM! Needless to say, I always smile like a 'kook' when out!!
yeah, especially if you're a repeat customer. smile, tip, and turn the cell phone off!! avoid the wrath of a pissed off waiter at any cost. word!
All smiles now. For real!
Ugh! I hate that tips are expected. Completely undermines the point of a "gratuity".
Once I went out to a semi-high scale restaurant with my boyfriend, both of us dressed casually. We had the same server as the people at the table next to us, dressed very elegantly with a silver Porsche parked out front. Our server gave them exceptional service but was rather neglectful towards us. She ended up self-fulfilling her prophecy that we wouldn't tip her as well. Although since we didn't have a Porsche payment, we probably were in a better position to tip her well.
Moral: Treat your customers well, and then you will have a right to complain when they don't tip you well.
i sometimes tip waiters when they get my food/drink order (as opposed to when i´m getting ready to leave). Have never gotten bad service. In my experience if you tip well at the very beginning you will always get good service.
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