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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1734535 - 06/04/17 06:13 PM (73.112.165.173)

I would have walked the he!! out of there if that was ever said to me! How awful!

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1734536 - 06/04/17 06:13 PM (24.209.195.61)

Where these friends first time visitors? If not, they should have been aware of this "scam". I never bother to ask anywhere any longer as the canned answer is just what your friends were told. Do you know if they asked about the 15% or did the server just take it upon themselves to interject the false information?

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1734540 - 06/04/17 06:22 PM (201.220.7.58)

Not first time visitors and know bwtter. They did not ask what the 15% was but was told by the server when the bill was presented that it was a tax. As I said they were befuddled and completely taken by surprise since the server asked for an additional 15%. Didn't want to make an issue so added 15% and left.

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1734541 - 06/04/17 06:24 PM (75.133.113.202)

So here I am, assuming, but as I said in an earlier post, my mantra these days is "don't ask - don't tell" and it works for me.

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: pat]
      #1734542 - 06/04/17 06:28 PM (24.209.195.61)

No disagreement here pat.

Scubaman, if they were not new visitors, befuddled or not, they ALLOWED themselves to be taken advantage of.

The fact the server OFFERED that information without being ask would have prompted me to ask for a manager. MAJOR RED FLAG! While the manager might have covered for the served, it might have also prompted the server to change their tune.


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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: sail2wind]
      #1734543 - 06/04/17 06:42 PM (72.80.127.165)

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.



We won't go to Topper's for the same reason.


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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1734544 - 06/04/17 06:46 PM (75.133.113.202)

And perhaps an addendum to my mantra as previously stated......" and don't believe an eager waiter who tries to enlighten me!" A service charge in a restaurant is a tip regardless of what they call it or try to tell you.....

The only caveat to all I've said previously about this topic is if I go as a group I fully expect the 'house' to add a generous tip to the bill and I have no problem with that.

In an earlier life a gazillion years ago, I worked in a restaurant and made awesome tips, but not by trying to con or take advantage of the paying public. Serving tables is hard work but if you do a good job and try your darnedest to be nice (even though there's always that one table).......you can and will generally be well taken care of by John Q Public.

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: pat]
      #1734545 - 06/04/17 06:51 PM (24.209.195.61)

100% correct pat.

I never worked in the food industry but I always thought people who did a good to outstanding job serving could make a good wage doing so. I know several people who have done it for years and have done well in the profession.

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1734548 - 06/04/17 07:12 PM (69.115.6.203)

a server at bon apetit told us the same thing this past march...without our asking... I told my friend that was BS....we usually leave a couple extra $$ on top when they add the charge to the bill if we really liked the service...not this time!!

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: Shelby2]
      #1734549 - 06/04/17 07:16 PM (24.209.195.61)

And that is how it should be handled by the customer!

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