Today not so prepared. I wanted a steaming hot cup o joe. I was so close to stopping at this local drive thru coffee shop and order a coffee using all of my change in my wallet, oh yeah I had it even rationalized in my head. Stay on target! Stay on target! I did just that, I refrained from buying anything, it was hard but I started thinking that I have to post about today and I did not want to lie and not tell you about it. So I stood strong. I am now going to make my cup o joe and enjoy it because the rugrats are napping and I could use a little pick me up as I am working to night for someone. This week should be really busy at the restaurant for all of those not able to get reservations for Saturday.
We are booked for three turns on almost every table. Yee Haw! I will be running from 3:00pm until probably midnight. Hopefully people will tip accordingly, I find on Holidays people are cheap.
Now here is a great question how much do you tip? Being a food server and having worked in the business for over 15 years I have seen it all. I even got the one penny once. It was definitely not deserved but oh well.
I usually tip at least 20% on the total, not the subtotal. I will definitely tip 15% if I absolutely feel the server failed me miserably. I usually talk to the manager first, having been a manager, I would have liked to know where my restaraunt let someone down. But I have never not left a tip or done the penny thing.
Please let me know your reasoning for how you tip. No one will be put down. I have found people have strong reasons for how they tip. I would love to know them.