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Old 12-11-2018, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by r_ventura_23 View Post
20%? That is awful.
15 to 20% pre tax is the norm
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I just do the math in my head, 10% of the check and double it.

Years ago the standard was 15%, it went up to 20% with the rationalization that 15% didn't keep up with inflation. When the meal and drink prices went up, didn't the tips go up at the same rate.
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Originally Posted by Ahoy Vay View Post
He is a cheap SOB. He is an old HS friend and firmly middle class. I think I will offer to buy next time and tell him he can get it next time. The next time I will argue it out and settle on him letting me leave the tip. I keep it to lunch 95% of the time. Especially when he said there is no more work delivering a plate of meatloaf as a Porterhouse. He says ďthey need to get paid on effort and not a percent of the cost of raw materials someone else purchasesĒ.
Dude is justifying cheapness. Leading indicator to other character flaws IMO.
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Originally Posted by Eastport205 View Post
15 to 20% pre tax is the norm
Ventua is saying 20% is awful --huh?
EAstport is saying 15-20% PRETAX is norm ---huh?
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I always tip total bill tax included. It’s only couple bucks. I was in New Zealand for work typically tipping is not done at the hotel bar. Well the Americans that were at the hotel tipped anyway. We were like rocks stars at happy hour when the gringos showed up the bartender told the rest of the foreign patrons at the bar to get lost. The bar was reserved for the Americans. To this day I think that bartender would’ve jumped in front of a train for us
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Originally Posted by FishnDive View Post
I just do the math in my head, 10% of the check and double it.

Years ago the standard was 15%, it went up to 20% with the rationalization that 15% didn't keep up with inflation. When the meal and drink prices went up, didn't the tips go up at the same rate.
Glad he is not on here or that would be his next discussion...
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Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
I always tip total bill tax included. Itís only couple bucks. I was in New Zealand for work typically tipping is not done at the hotel bar. Well the Americans that were at the hotel tipped anyway. We were like rocks stars at happy hour when the gringos showed up the bartender told the rest of the foreign patrons at the bar to get lost. The bar was reserved for the Americans. To this day I think that bartender wouldíve jumped in front of a train for us
Same for us in China. We were mauled...
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If a good friend, just give him shite every time.

Be glad you donít do credit card roulette with 18 people. Been there. Lost. $800 dinner tab. Ouch.
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I consider myself a pretty generous tipper when applicable. Lately though it seems alot of places are trying to get a tip, even on carry out lunches. If Iím sitting, Iím tipping. If Iím walking, sorry. No tip. Do you guys tip at your local sub shop when getting a to go order? Maybe Iím in the wrong here. Chris

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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
We go to dinner with say 4 guys... Some order a 40 oz tomahawk, other a small fillet ,,, some drink wine, others drink vodka....

20% for tip and we always split the check evenly ....

Arguing over a tip or even the split would mean immediate expulsion from my group ...

you should have picked up the tab and just said dont worry about it - I got it
This.
Itemizing the check is a no go. Quick scan for accuracy, figure tip and divide equally if splitting check. Generally tip 20% or more depending on service.
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I really don't care what you tip but if you were trying to either tell me what to tip or make up for my tip you would piss me off and I would let you know. It's totally up to your friend to decide what he wants to do. Just to be clear I'm not taking his side because I'm cheap, I tip a minimum of 20% unless the service sucks and if it does I say something after I'm done; I'm taking his side because it not up to you to decide for him.
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Originally Posted by triplenet View Post
We go to dinner with say 4 guys... Some order a 40 oz tomahawk, other a small fillet ,,, some drink wine, others drink vodka....

20% for tip and we always split the check evenly ....

Arguing over a tip or even the split would mean immediate expulsion from my group ...

you should have picked up the tab and just said dont worry about it - I got it
Amen to that I hate people who argue over bills. I have some cousins who are like that and I don't go out to eat with them.
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Originally Posted by deckape View Post
$ 1,00 for every $5.00 spent so about 20% , but if she it good looking a $1.00 more
O K guys I corrected it. Thanks
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I like to fold up a 5 spot four times to make it look like 20 bucks and I will be changing my name to Low Tipper.
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Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
I always tip total bill tax included. It’s only couple bucks. I was in New Zealand for work typically tipping is not done at the hotel bar. Well the Americans that were at the hotel tipped anyway. We were like rocks stars at happy hour when the gringos showed up the bartender told the rest of the foreign patrons at the bar to get lost. The bar was reserved for the Americans. To this day I think that bartender would’ve jumped in front of a train for us
If you're tipping 100% , that is a very very very very good tip.
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Jersey Mikes started a new scam by asking for a tip at checkout for takout order? Do you tip at McDonalds or Subway? But if you don't, then they may mess with your food the next time. Now a Jersey Mike's sub is $15 for a full size. May need to avoid that place.
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Originally Posted by bottomfeeder28 View Post
I consider myself a pretty generous tipper when applicable. Lately though it seems alot of places are trying to get a tip, even on carry out lunches. If Iím sitting, Iím tipping. If Iím walking, sorry. No tip. Do you guys tip at your local sub shop when getting a to go order? Maybe Iím in the wrong here. Chris
That's what the tip jar is all about, I always toss a buck in there
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Originally Posted by FishnDive View Post
I just do the math in my head, 10% of the check and double it.

Years ago the standard was 15%, it went up to 20% with the rationalization that 15% didn't keep up with inflation. When the meal and drink prices went up, didn't the tips go up at the same rate.
That's like all the cities that say they haven't raised taxes in 20 years, but yet the real estate prices have doubled in town so their revenue to the city has doubled over the same time.
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We leave 20% rounded to the next dollar even with bad service. Just don’t know what happened today to make them in bad mood or whatever. We all have bad days where we don’t treat everyone the best. But repeat bad servers is a different story.
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Originally Posted by williamwallus View Post
I give no shits about tip %. Tip is earned. I don't pay employees for shitty work. I would not tip for it either.

That's my view on things. I am both an ass but nice at the same time. If they did a super awesome stand up job I will tip 100%+. Bad job that tip could be 0.
I give no shits about tip % but I have tipped 100%.

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away.

When have you tipped 100%?

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