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Re: Tips .. cash advance ?

Thanks guys I really never thought about it, i will keep cash on me for this from now on. I try to tip 20% or more depending on service, but sometimes servers make it so hard. 






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Ugh I hate tipping bad... especially after being a server, but sometimes service just SUCKS... the other day I was at Olive Garden... had a bill of like forty bucks and spent like THIRTY MINUTES waiting to get the check..... SO ANNOYING.

 

GRRRR

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Re: Tips .. cash advance ?


youngandcreditwrthy wrote:

Ugh I hate tipping bad... especially after being a server, but sometimes service just SUCKS... the other day I was at Olive Garden... had a bill of like forty bucks and spent like THIRTY MINUTES waiting to get the check..... SO ANNOYING.

 

GRRRR



Lol.  Yeah I can relate.

 

I love the fact Amex seperates out tip reporting as well as AU charges. OTOH, I suspect that the amount of tips goes into both internal exposure scores and their marketing. High tips and charges indicate customers are more likely to spend more and this helps their argument for higher merchant fees.

 

I usually tip 25 to 30%. Service has to be pretty mediocre for it to drop to 20% or less. I did that when I paid cash and I do it with CCs. The cheaper the place, the higher percentage I leave since the wait staff still has to work and they tend to work more for what they get.


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one time i gave a girl a $3 tip and she said "aww come on im a single mom with 2 kids" -_- so i gave her two more.

Bucks, or kids?  Smiley LOL

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My tips go between 5-25% depending on level of service, quality of place and the like. Of a place has a preset tip on check I don't tip anything more with the exception if the reason for the auto tip % was due to large party.


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TheConductor wrote:
one time i gave a girl a $3 tip and she said "aww come on im a single mom with 2 kids" -_- so i gave her two more.

Bucks, or kids?  Smiley LOL


one of each Smiley Wink lol jk. it was for a $4.50 beer so i think $2 dollar tip was good enough for that but then again it was at a strip club...

im not gonna lie, there been times where i gave a girl a big tip just cuz she was hot ass hell....

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Re: Tips .. cash advance ?

Being a prior server/bartender...we prefer cash to credit card tips, since it's income that isn't reported to the IRS...

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It's income that isn't automatically reported to the IRS on servers' behalf.

 

That doesn't mean it should not be reported. Legally, it should.

 

Some servers may not make the legal choice, but we are clearly and unequivocally not advocating that on this board.  Smiley Happy

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XxRaVeNxX wrote:

Being a prior server/bartender...we prefer cash to credit card tips, since it's income that isn't reported to the IRS...


Ok, I'll give you a cash tip but then I'll deduct 20% from the tip I was going to leave and send it to the IRS for ya Smiley Happy  I'll not go through the extra hoop of leaving a cash tip when I pay by credit card just so the server/bartender can commit an illegal act. 



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XxRaVeNxX wrote:

Being a prior server/bartender...we prefer cash to credit card tips, since it's income that isn't reported to the IRS...


I leave cash tips when waitresses bring me a bill that seems a little light.  Smiley Surprised

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