I just did some restaurants as part of a hotel shop. I was required to tip 15% for a buffet where I served myself, and I had to tip 20% for the fine dining restaurant. My instructions are to tip at least those amounts irregardless of good, bad, or great service. When did TIPS stop meaning, "To Insure Prompt Service?"@Irene_L.A. wrote:
I would not tip more than 10 or 15%, which you should recover. My restaurants requiring good service say to tip 15%, unless their high end, then it's 18% for reimbursement.
Now that they changed the app to make tipping easier, I'll bet that the drivers get tips most of the time. I never tipped before, but I tip every time now.@dreemin wrote:
MFJohnston- You say a pizza delivery should always be tipped. How about an Uber driver? Should they always be tipped? A few years back I drove for them for about 2 years. I got about 10 tips in 2 years. Apparently, people didn't think you needed to tip.
That's the reason I stopped driving. Too many empty miles and too much wear and tear on the car. Made it so you weren't really earning very much per hour.@iShop123 wrote:
Watched a YT video the other day on whether it was worth it to drive for UberEats. The driver made less than minimum wage and 1 out of 14 people tipped -- and then it was just rounded up.
Tips are not meant to be part of a server's wages (though tips can be factored in when deciding on a wage.) Tips are not mandatory; if they were, I could see your point tying them to wages. They are a reflection of the server's social connection with the guest.@1cent wrote:
Tips are to make up for low wages. Some people try to use it as an incentive, but you don't get good service by making people feel insecure.