I am the first bartender this restaurant has hired and this is also my first bartending job, so both the owner and I are coming up with the tip out policy from scratch. This is in the US -- if you are not familiar with how US tipping culture works, please don't answer. [more inside]
I serve tables at a restaurant (California), and management (large corporate chain) insists we declare 18% tips on sales (whatever the outcome of the night) or face reprimand... [more inside]
Is it ethical for employers and managers to tier the tips of servers and bar staff as a means of creating an "incentive" programme? [more inside]
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.
How much do you tip out the house? How about the kitchen? And in total to all support? [more inside]
Can a restaurant gift certificate be used on more than one occasion? [more inside]
Why are there two lines to leave a tip at Trader Vic's? [more inside]
I've been working as a waitress at a restaurant. People leave tips for the waitstaff. The restaurant takes these tips; I never get any. This cannot be legal, can it? What can I do about it? [more inside]
Tipfilter: I work as a line cook at a restaurant in Canada, and I'm curious as to what is normal in regards to server tip-out to kitchen staff. [more inside]
I've been charged exactly 20% tip twice at restuarant where I've tipped slightly less. Is this legal?
I've been charged exactly 20% tip twice at restuarants where I've tipped slightly less. Is this legal? [more inside]
TipFilter: Did I leave the right amount for a tip? [more inside]