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EdB
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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1734484 - 06/03/17 11:17 PM (99.71.170.50)

Total agreement with Carol.

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bdeeley
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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: sail2wind]
      #1734485 - 06/04/17 12:31 AM (100.16.208.33)

Quote:

sail2wind said:
"let me tell you and everyone why this attitude is so wrong. "





And let me tell you why your attitude is so wrong. You shouldn't be telling anyone how to spend their own money.

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sail2wind
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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: bdeeley]
      #1734509 - 06/04/17 01:32 PM (184.166.21.62)

getting a job might not be that easy, a paycheck and feeding your children could be more important than finding the "right" job.

bdeeley, I am not telling anyone how to spend their money, not even close. You must have been reading a different post.

I am surprised with the response. I was posting as a frustrated restaurateur, who lives in a tipping world. I will not punish someone trying to make a living, because of a greedy owner. However if the service did not warrant a tip, that's a different story


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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: sail2wind]
      #1734511 - 06/04/17 01:46 PM (24.209.195.61)

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However if the service did not warrant a tip, that's a different story





Thanks for your input. Just curious as to how you would handle subpar or really bad service where the service charge is included?

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1734514 - 06/04/17 02:13 PM (184.166.21.62)

I probably would not return. We have knocked 2 restaurants off our list as the owner is too cheap to offer free water. We are going to buy 2 drinks each, 2 meals and dessert, than refuse a glass of water, Buh-Bye

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: sail2wind]
      #1734516 - 06/04/17 02:33 PM (75.133.113.202)

You've probably already considered this, but we were once told by a restaurant owner in a fairly popular place on the island that he prefers not to serve his tap water because, while it is totally potable and he has paperwork to attest to that fact, it neither smells nor tastes terrific. If someone insists, he will serve it if pressed to but he will also recommend sparkling or flat water instead without going into great detail with most people. Just sayin'......

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: pat]
      #1734518 - 06/04/17 02:52 PM (184.166.21.62)

so his water is different, bull, it's called greedy, Toppers? A younger male bartender at Buccaneer told us, he serves water when the owner is not around as he gets too many complaints which equals lower tips. A few days later an older female bartender refused, saying she would be fired if she served free water, we left.

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: sail2wind]
      #1734519 - 06/04/17 02:57 PM (24.209.195.61)

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A few days later an older female bartender refused, saying she would be fired if she served free water, we left.




I can only imagine who the said bartender was, pretty sure I know.

Overall, we usually have pretty decent service everywhere we go. On the past trip there were two exceptions, both on the Dutch side. One is a very popular place at the end of the runway, and it did not surprise me since the 15% is added. The other was at a high-end, well established place with no 15% added and I was pretty shocked at 3 instances involving service, especially at this place.

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: sail2wind]
      #1734520 - 06/04/17 03:03 PM (75.133.113.202)

Quote:

sail2wind said:
so his water is different, bull, it's called greedy, Toppers? A younger male bartender at Buccaneer told us, he serves water when the owner is not around as he gets too many complaints which equals lower tips. A few days later an older female bartender refused, saying she would be fired if she served free water, we left.




I'm not certain but if you're inferring our problem was at Toppers, it was NOT since we rarely, if ever, go there in the first place, and after smelling the finally offered glass of tap water at the restaurant I was thinking of, I wouldn't drink it because of the odor. Nothing that smelled that foul could possibly taste good. Sparkling water s'il vous plait.

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: CathyandDanny]
      #1734533 - 06/04/17 05:58 PM (201.220.7.58)

Friends of ours had breakfast this morning at Bon Appetite. 15% was added and the server told our friends that the 15% was a tax and tip was not included and expected. They were so befuddled they left an extra 15%. They requested tap water and was only served bottled at $4.00 a small bottle. Needless to say they won't be back.

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