This is why, when I chose to eat out, I continue to tip 15%. I do not ever *not* tip. Is 15% too low? Who knows. At one time is was considered extravagant and unnecessarily high. Let me ask you this -- if the restaurant publishes a line in their menu that says "suggested gratuity 50%" and a patron choses to leave only 40%, would they be ignorant, uncivilized, and shafting the server? Who sets the standard for determining a fair tip? Who draws the arbitrary line between shafting the server and paying them a fair wage? Where, precisely, is that line? Where will it be 10 years from now? And why on earth are we not railing against the restaurant industry for failing to pay its workers even a minimum wage, tacitly expecting its customers to cover the gap?climber2020 wrote:Taking out your frustration with the system by shafting the lowest man/woman on the totem pole is not only ignorant and uncivilized; it will accomplish nothing other than making life even more difficult for the server.
Sorry. Time for me to go for a run.