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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1734550 - 06/04/17 07:20 PM (205.197.242.168)

OK, then. Never eaten at Bon Appetite and I will never do so.. Nuff said..

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: ruralcarrier]
      #1734552 - 06/04/17 07:25 PM (184.166.21.62)

" (even though there's always that one table)"

Pat, I could write a book. Recently a customer asked for a manager. I went to the table and asked how I could help. She said our Caesar Salad was awful and tasted like fish. So does our tuna, words I wish I could say. She must have been familiar with Kraft Creamy Caesar.


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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: sail2wind]
      #1734553 - 06/04/17 07:29 PM (174.194.30.125)

Reminds me of the story that Greg (of the Palms) told us about the customer complaining that the whole snapper was served....whole.

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: sail2wind]
      #1734558 - 06/04/17 07:53 PM (99.108.167.12)

Most fish dishes that taste like fish have been mishandled. Tuna should not taste like fish, but of the sea.

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: cruzer]
      #1734564 - 06/04/17 10:11 PM (184.166.21.62)

the tuna was a joke, anchovies have a fishy taste. We only serve white meat albacore tuna for salads and sandwiches.

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: Bahston]
      #1734572 - 06/05/17 08:06 AM (73.227.210.61)

If they've added 15%, regardless of what they call it, "service charge," or other, it seems reasonable to give them another 5% to 10%, unless the service was horrendous. People should expect to pay at the very least 15% when they are in a restaurant. If you leave no tip at all, in a place where there is no built-in 15%, and you do so because of poor service, I think that's just as douchey a move as a waiter giving you that poor service to begin with.

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: DavidinChelseaMA]
      #1734575 - 06/05/17 08:31 AM (24.60.205.149)

When I make reservations for a large group at most restaurants in the US it is stated clearly that an 18% (or whatever) service charge will be added to the bill. That is the calculated and expected tip.

No difference with the service charge in SXM except it is usually misrepresented as something different. If I see a mandated service charge added then I treat it the same as in the USA and move on.


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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: DavidinChelseaMA]
      #1734580 - 06/05/17 10:29 AM (71.3.54.132)

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DavidinChelseaMA said:
If they've added 15%, regardless of what they call it, "service charge," or other, it seems reasonable to give them another 5% to 10%, unless the service was horrendous. People should expect to pay at the very least 15% when they are in a restaurant. If you leave no tip at all, in a place where there is no built-in 15%, and you do so because of poor service, I think that's just as douchey a move as a waiter giving you that poor service to begin with.




Just as "duuchey" as starting with an incorrect premise, then calling names? You are applying a US standard to the rest of the world. Europe has a very different salary / gratuity system than the US. And here, you are on a European island, not a US island. For the record, I am born, raised, proud to be an American, but really get tired of some of my countrymen thinking the world revolves around our way of doing things. It is a big world out there and one size does not fit all! (end of rant)

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: CptCook]
      #1734581 - 06/05/17 10:39 AM (24.60.205.149)

It is not a "standard" in SXM. It is a misrepresented practice found in SOME restaurants. If it was a "standard" it would be the same in all eating establishments.

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Re: Tipping - Dutch Side [Re: DavidinChelseaMA]
      #1734593 - 06/05/17 01:40 PM (201.220.7.58)

"If you leave no tip at all, in a place where there is no built-in 15%, and you do so because of poor service, I think that's just as douchey a move as a waiter giving you that poor service to begin with. "
You've got to be kidding. I would never leave a tip for bad service. I would write a note instead telling them why I didn't just in case they didn't get the message. Or maybe just a nickle to get the point across.


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