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Apparently $5 is all it takes to jump in front of 8 other cars at the car wash. Should've tried that YEARS ago!

"Ohhhh, 40 minutes? Yikes, I'm running behind. (hands $5) I was hoping it would be less time...."

"Oh si senor, please pull over here" (directs me to a coned off lane)

My car is vacuumed and now being washed while all the other cars that were there are still there at the vacuums. She gave the money to a coworker who bought cold sodas for them both (its triple digits here) and they looked very happy. Made me feel good too.


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The life of a baller.....it's what I do CJ. You can thank me later.




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Got to drive around a customers 1M all day today!
Hey, what happened to the story about how corrupt you were at your old job.
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Hey, what happened to the story about how corrupt you were at your old job.
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I got to read the email version. I always wondered why they did that.

The girls at the Starbucks I frequent do that. Because I tip every time, and i am there every day, they will make my drink as soon as they see me get in line if its busy. Half the time they don't charge me on these days. They hand it to me and say not to worry about it. The tip goes up 500% on those days.


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I'm not sure it's the money. I think it's cause I'm nice to them. I know all their stories in terms of their lives and remember to ask about them. Same with the hostesses of the restaurant I go into on tour. They give 50% off when I eat there. And I've never even come close to hitting on or saying anything inappropriate to any of them.

Nice on the barista! That would be a serious bonus.


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I've always been quite curious on that art. In my experience, they always felt like they were being hit on and either took it as being hit on, or totally indifferent. With places that I "regular," I try and actually get to know them. I'm a generally friendly guy and love to talk with people. I am very offput when I ask someone about themselves or their day and they respond with, "Sorry, I have a (significant other)."

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It isn't always about the good tip that gets you such good service. Especially in the service industry, having a person notice that you're human can go a long way. Often people treat servers as a fixture in the restaurant and regularly take their frustrations out on us. Just being friendly and understanding can literally be the difference that turns someones day completely around. People remember things like that.

...but the tip helps cement that memory.

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Amber, where did you go? We waited for you and Ed at dinner last night, but you never showed.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:25 AM
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I agree on all that....except the everyone being a waiter thing. Some people are just not cut out for the food service industry (ahem, me).

Anyway, I tip very very little to nothing for poor service, but 30%+ for excellent. Waitstaff knows me at most of the places near my work and often have my drinks on the table when I walk in.

I hate the idea of tipping being obligatory. Its not, its a reward for good service. That said, it has to be straight up awful to not get a tip. But 5% for poor service is very reasonable. Great service should be rewarded well.


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I used to hang out with some bar/club workers. For about 8 years so I concur.
Here's some observations about meeting new server people, in no order at all.
Tip big as a % but don't over do it. If you want to be a regular it doesn't hurt to throw down 100% or more on small amounts, never less than 20% or 3 bucks whichever is more. (I could see this beeing 5 or 10 $ now, this is old info.)
Don't ever send the food back more than once.
If you want, tip the waiter and tell them not to share with the cook, if it's the kind of place that pools tips.
Don't bother hitting on servers unless you already know them outside their work, if their interested in you they let you know.
(tip, if you can, go to after work parties with them, sometimes they can be too much fun.)

These apply to all servers.
There's more but they involve the use of alcohol and poor judgement so I'll refrain.
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Old 07-21-2013, 10:54 AM
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If you want to be a regular it doesn't hurt to throw down 100% or more on small amounts, never less than 20% or 3 bucks whichever is more. (I could see this beeing 5 or 10 $ now, this is old info.)
Don't ever send the food back more than once.
Tipping at bars and clubs is very different from restaurants. When you're trying to get service at a crowded bar, yes, bigger tips are needed. When you have a server assigned to your table, follow normal protocol. Works just fine.

You become a regular by being a regular. I'm not gonna throw down a $20 tip at lunch so someone remembers me.

If I order food and they goof it up, it will go back until its right, whether that's once or 5 times. And I had better not see a bill if it gets to that point.


EDIT -- I should also point out this is in California, where tipped workers still get minimum wage of at least $8.00, so the reliance on tips is a little different.

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If I order food and they goof it up, it will go back until its right, whether that's once or 5 times. And I had better not see a bill if it gets to that point.


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Tipping at bars and clubs is very different from restaurants. When you're trying to get service at a crowded bar, yes, bigger tips are needed. When you have a server assigned to your table, follow normal protocol. Works just fine.

You become a regular by being a regular. I'm not gonna throw down a $20 tip at lunch so someone remembers me.

If I order food and they goof it up, it will go back until its right, whether that's once or 5 times. And I had better not see a bill if it gets to that point.


EDIT -- I should also point out this is in California, where tipped workers still get minimum wage of at least $8.00, so the reliance on tips is a little different.

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Let me be more clear, I mean low and medium volume places, high volume you need to know the servers outside work somehow.

All of these comments apply to most servers of almost anything. I did not mean throw a $20 on a $5 lunch but I might leave a $10, I also tip small to make the point of bad service only, if service is good on $1.25 cup of coffee I leave at least $3 and I might leave a $5
I meant do this regularly, you still have too keep going in, I "assumed it was presumed" lol. In a high volume place if you try and be a big spender it won't help much unless you keep doing it. My observation seeing it a lot was don't waste the money.
I think the chance of my food being tampered with, by an unknown server, increases geometrically every time I send it back, unless you think that's impossible you can assign your own starting %. I have seen it myself in nice places and dives.
I also tip mechanics and other service people who might not ordinarily get tips. I once was recognized by a cable guy 2 or 3 years later for a $10 tip.(so I am clear, tips are after the fact, bribes are before the fact.)
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I love serving tables.


To anyone thinking that it's not a big boy /girl jobs. I work at applebees here in Rochester where minimum wage is 7.25$ an hour. I Make roughly 45k a year now and usually never have any ****ty customers.



For me it's all about being remembered. I have the most regular customers in my restaurant and usually I can go a whole night of people asking for my section.




All I ask out of all of my customers tips or not. Just be damn respectful that I'm doing MY JOB. Sure dont tip but don't be a dick because frankly your not worth my job and if you know you don't tip. Shut the **** up and be happy at least


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About the topic at hand. If your a complete asshole and send your food back 5 times because WE ****ed up.... Shut up and fix it. It's your job.

If your just being a stupid customer not reading description of the meal and expect me to fix it 5 times because you cant read. I'm alot less keen to help you.



One thing we all have to think about is the type of restaurants we all go too. I view it as insurance that I work at applebees. It's a corporation and all mistakes are fixed by the store. A mom and pop store will sometimes make you pay for your comps and voids. Which to me is just unheard of!!! If your serving at applebees and bitch about having to replace something. WHAT THE HELL SO YOU CARE!!!! It literally cost you nothing. Smile and do it.

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I get excellent service most places I go, in everything I do I try and become a regular, it at leasts get me the benefit of the doubt if I have to bring something up. Most servers do a great job and don't get recognized for it, it's not their fault if the orders not right.
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Good point Franklyn, I was referring specifically to if the restaurant messes it up. If I order something and just don't like it, I won't say anything.

Ditoed, sometimes it's the kitchens fault, sometimes the servers. For instance, if I ask for a salad instead of fries and it comes out with fries, while the kitchen did mess it up, the server knew my order and should've caught it before bringing it out, so that I would deduct the tip for. If I ordered a steak medium rare and it's medium well, that's the kitchen only and won't affect their tip.

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I watched reservoir dogs for the first time the other day. I liked the one guys perspective on tips lol.

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