THE TOP TEN Reasons to Reduce Waiter Tips
I usually give a waiter or waitress a 20% tip, especially for stellar service. Then I deduct a percentage for worse service all the way down to 0% for the unexcusable. Here are some criteria.
I usually give a waiter or waitress a 20% tip, especially for stellar service. Then I deduct a percentage for worse service all the way down to 0% for the un... more
A long wait between being seated and being waited upon (may not be his/her fault),
Has an attitude, especially if in response to your questions.
Chews gum while talking.
Can't answer questions about menu or options.
Gets details of order wrong, including delivery; has to take order back more than once.
Once order is delivered, doesn't check back for satisfaction.
Ignores your hails, doesn't check back to see if you need anything.
Disappears without warning (such as on break or end of shift), hands you off to another waiter without apology.
Makes you wait a long time after you finish eating before delivering the bill.
Doesn't thank you for being there, express hope you'll come back.
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