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Monday, July 24, 2017

Tips aren't mandatory

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 4:40 PM

So, I find myself getting into conversations with people about the "necessity" or the "need" to tip every single person that offers a service.  Myself, I tip based on service, not on looks or routine. When I go to a restaurant, I look for two things: 1) the service from the server and 2) the quality of the food. That's it.  If the food sucks or the service is bad, I am not obligated to tip, which usually leaves a sour look on the servers face.  Yes, I know, servers are very hard working and tips do help them out a lot with the bad wages they probably receive, but I work hard too and if you make me feel like I am unwanted in your restaurant, then why should I give you a reward. It's not because I am “cheap,” it’s because I have an old-school expectation that when I go out and spend a good amount of money on food at a restaurant, I kind of expect good service.

Also, it seems like every place you use a debit machine, it asks for a tip.  Most of these places you have to pay before you even receive your items so how am I supposed to tip based on quality if I haven't even tried your food. Maybe some one should tip me for using self-service gas…

I am not bad mouthing the service industry, I am just annoyed with the fact that I am expected to tip for nothing nowadays just because it "socially expected.” —I guess I'm cheap


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