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Tipping when waitstaff get paid minimum wage

As a result of my family, I've been a fairly mindful tipper for restaurants/bars/etc. involving service and have adjusted the percentage I tip based on what's considered the norm irrespective of quality of service (now, doubling tax which is close to 10% in CA and rounding up). I ran across minimum wages for tipped employees as a result of an argument with a cheap tipper and discovered that in CA waitstaff is paid at least minimum wage ($8, and higher in SF) without tip credit. I've looked at previous AskMes about dealing with bad tippers, contextual tipping, and others. Knowing that tipping in CA no longer goes toward maintaining basic wages, (based on size/# of staff, i.e. tip out), would it be socially acceptable to move toward a quality-based criteria for the value of the tip, and what would you consider an appropriate minimum assuming a properly run restaurant where employees are getting paid on-time and full salaries? Feel free to correct me if I've misunderstood anything.
posted by palionex on Feb 28, 2010 - 43 answers

Does one tip one's car detailer?

Does one tip one's car detailer? [more inside]
posted by danny the boy on Mar 12, 2009 - 13 answers

How to tip for food where context clashes with protocol.

Am I tipping correctly? [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Jan 3, 2009 - 35 answers

Tipping maintenance workers?

Tipping maintenance work? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Aug 4, 2008 - 1 answer

how much do you tip? am i a good tipper?

Am I a good tipper? [more inside]
posted by b_thinky on May 13, 2007 - 29 answers

Did I leave a good tip?

TipFilter: Did I leave the right amount for a tip? [more inside]
posted by rocketman on Jan 5, 2006 - 44 answers

Tipping and Bad Service

TipFilter: Some friends and I were on the receiving end of some bad service last night, so we didn't tip. The waitress followed us out and made a scene. I'm looking for advice on how to handle tipping in these rare situations and what to do now. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by jaysus chris on Feb 2, 2005 - 85 answers

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