This is pretty much how I figure it. I generally avoid buffets.Bottom Line
Etiquette guru Emily Post recommends tipping buffet servers 10 percent of your pre-tax meal cost. This percentage will usually reflect the level of fanciness of the location and can be adjusted based on exemplary or poor service.
Parkville Bateman's started rounding up the bill before presenting it to us. We won't be back. Our tips were very good- so it's the staff's loss.
I saw Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the Howard Theater in DC last week. Fun show although he is not my cup of tea musically he is very talented.
The Howard has been totally renovated and is beautiful. It is set up with tables and you can eat a meal while the band plays. Food was decent. Overpriced but I expected that.
What killed me was that they added the 15% tax and had a $12.95 "service fee". What is that? Does the wait staff get that or the house?
I assure you, if the link wasn't a news story about tipping, and was some "troll" thing or whatever you'll claim as the reason you aren't clicking, lik e a goatse link or something, i would get banned.
So be a big boy and click on the link.
I'm reluctant to go to restaraunts anymore simply because of their "hidden fees".
I have many friends who work in the industry, and I know they frequently get unfairly stiffed, so I tend to be a ridiculously generous tipper even for just normal service. But this system is totally irrational; servers should be paid a regular wage, all tips should be voluntary and given for above-and-beyond service, and, yes, that means we should all pay a bit more for our meals out.
(Oh, yeah, and I'm also in the camp of "a mandatory tip added to my bill = that's all the tip I'm going to give")
In Iceland there is no tipping as everyone is paid a decent wage. And guess what service is a lot better.
Do you believe working as a waiter/waitress/server/caretaker or whatever they are calling themselves these days is some kind of involuntary servitude? News flash for you, itís not. If they donít like the job, they should find another one. Maybe one of those jobs that the supporters of illegal immigration call a job Americans wonít do.
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