Funny E-mails

By: 86 Bad Tips  09-12-2011
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Dear servers,

This is all a nice wish list on your part but… not reality.”Tips are all your server sees.”This statement is false in most parts of the USA. (Sorry, for you, if it is true where you live.) Most servers supplement a base salary or hourly pay with tips. And many get benefits. So, the tips are an incentive to do a quality job. Usually, the better the job; the better the tip.Most parts of the world don’t recognize or expect tipping. I’ve been there.Remember this; the customer makes the rules, not the server.Today, ten years ago or 100 years ago, a gratuity (tip) is something given voluntarily or beyond obligation.The customer is under NO obligation to GIVE you anything.The obligation is whatever you contract with your management.If that is not what you require, contract differently with your current or another employer.And before you dismiss me as just one more bad tipper. I’ve server drinks and food. I’ve owned a restaurant, a bar and a lounge. I’ve retired three times, from the Marine Corps, as an engineer and as a fine art dealer.If all you are doing is begging for tips and pretending they are your right, grow up and get an education.BTW, I am usually a good tipper but I don’t give it away. I expect YOU to earn it.I expect the table, chair, floor, windows, silverware, tableware, menus and all else to be clean.I expect the food order to be correct and timely.I expect you to be cordial and the atmosphere pleasant.I don’t want to hear excuses. You are there to take care of ME and make my dinner a pleasant experience.I am human. I understand things don’t always go perfectly.The responsibility to fix any of these potential problems is yours.I am and will be polite to you. Do the same for me.Don’t interrupt me if I am in the middle of a conversation. Be Considerate and wait a moment! I don’t owe you 20% of anything.Good luck, I wish you well. The Customer P.S. I bet you don’t have the fortitude to post this on your web site.

Customer,

Tips are all your server sees.”This statement is false in most parts of the USA. (Sorry, for you, if it is true where you live.) Most servers supplement a base salary or hourly pay with tips. And many get benefits. So, the tips are an incentive to do a quality job.

Wrong you! Your servers check is usually $20 or less for a two week pay period. They make $2-$3 per hour on average. Don’t believe me? Get in your car right now, drive to the nearest Chilies and ask the servers. They most likely have a current check in their wait book right then. Now in California servers do make $6.75 I believe, but even that means nothing when taxes come out.

Most parts of the world don’t recognize or expect tipping. I’ve been there.

You are right. Only difference is they get paid a competitive salary. Oh yeah, we are not in “Most parts of the world”. We are in the USA.

Today, ten years ago or 100 years ago, a gratuity (tip) is something given voluntarily or beyond obligation.

You are correct again, If you speaking about the definition of the word.

The customer is under NO obligation to GIVE you anything.

Trust me, they are earned. It’s not a give. Tips are in fact “owed”. It is part of it. If you do not tip your server, you are legally stealing from them. Don’t worry; we are taking matters into our own hands. You can no longer be trusted. You have proven it time and time again.

I expect the table, chair, floor, windows, silverware, tableware, menus and all else to be clean.I expect the food order to be correct and timely.I expect you to be cordial and the atmosphere pleasant.

I agree with you. You do have the right to expect good friendly service. This site is not about a pity party for servers. We do not condone giving bad service and being paid for it.

The responsibility to fix any of these potential problems is yours.

Again, I could not agree more. This site is about uniting servers against the system and customers that have stolen from us for entirely too long. You would not believe how many people have the nerve to leave 10%-15% after you give them 25% service. It’s unbelievable. It happens entirely too much.

I don’t owe you 20% of anything

If you sit in my section and I give you great service, you do “owe” me 20%. Anything less, you are stealing .

P.S. I bet you don’t have the fortitude to post this on your web site.

I bet you don’t have the fortitude you truly try and educate yourself on what’s really going on. It’s easier to be cheap, make excuses, pass out insults, run from your responsibility and turn your head.

Jaso

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