I’m sorry but I’m just sick of tipping. Yes, I still do it but am so very tired of it. It’s gotten to the point now that you have to leave a tip, even if you get horrible service. I just don’t understand why I am supposed to give someone extra money for doing their job. Just pay the waiter or waitress more money!!!!
You know what is worse is that many restaurants divide the tips between the busboy, greeter and waiter. How about when the waitress takes your order then someone else refills your drink and still someone else brings out the food. Who do you tip then??? Many times, unbeknownst to the patron, the wait staff has to share their tips with other employees such as bar or kitchen staff so if someone doesn’t tip, they still have to pay out from money they never got.
Go to a subway lately? How about a Baskin Robbins? You see those little cups “Tips please”. Hey! You get paid minimum wage, unlike the true waiters or waitresses….I’m not gonna give you extra for doing your job!
That’s what it really all comes down to these days. You are not tipping someone for going above and beyond. You are tipping someone for DOING THEIR JOB. The stock room guy at Toys R Us who brings me out the bike and then proceeds to tie it to the roof of my car, in the rain, deserves a tip because really, all he had to do was to bring the box to me and leave but he went above and beyond. Consequently, the 17 yr old chick at Chili’s who takes my order then brings me out the food is doing her job yet I need to tip her. Do you tip the cashier at Target? How about the drive-thru dude at McDonald’s? Do you tip him when he hands you your Cheeseburger? No. That is their job. So, why in the world do we have to tip a waiter or waitress?
A friend of mines wife always leaves really big tips, even for lousy service. She always argues with her husband saying “They don’t get paid much! You need to leave them a big tip!” I always thought that to be so amusing.
Now, with fewer and fewer people carrying cash, for some services, tipping is downright difficult. I almost never carry cash so, for a valet, I usually don’t have any money to give him. The Pizza delivery guy usually doesn’t get much. I’m just so glad that Trixie down at The Men’s Club takes credit cards!