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2010-09-16 11:43:02 AM  
taylonr: Even after I say "Yes, I've been here" she'll say "Are you familiar with our sauces?"

They have to. The "Tour of sauces" is required. If they don't do it, you get a free desert or something.

That free stuff usually comes out of their pocket.
 
2010-09-16 11:45:09 AM  
so you remember that story and now you are jealous I have a nice big p____? unbelievable.
 
2010-09-16 11:45:18 AM  
factoryconnection: God they are crap commercials. I forget because I watch most everything on DVR.

I could be having the greatest day in the world, and then I'll see an OG commercial and I'll be in the worst mood ever. There are only two commercials that do that to me - TRUTH commercials and OG.

And the annoying coont traffic reporter in the morning with the midwestern accident. If I wanted Bobby's Mom to tell me where the traffic is all cheerfully, I'd move to goddamn Minnesota
 
2010-09-16 11:45:34 AM  
Lagrange: Not that simple. Because tips are customary and expected, tip-eligible employees can be paid considerably less than minimum wage by law. Accordingly, many are and you're effectively screwing them. The employer has to make it up, but how many waiters/waitresses do you think really do that calculation?

None....because they under-report their incomes and pay less in taxes. Why would they want to do that calculation?
 
2010-09-16 11:45:49 AM  
As someone who worked in food service for over ten years, I find the article amusing.

Never, never, NEVER would I assume that the change from a cash check was for me. When I'd pick up the bill, my response was always, "I will be right back with your change". That way, I would usually receive one of two responses. 1) "We're all set, the change is yours", or something along those lines or 2) "Thank you".
If I got a "thank you", I would always bring the change back - b/c I obviously couldn't tell if it was a "Thank you" of "Thank you for saying you'll bring the change back" or a "thank you" or "thank you, it's all yours."

It kinda disgusts me that servers nowadays just assume things like that. People are there to eat out and enjoy themselves, and I am there to ensure that they do enjoy themselves.

However, please note that while I am a server, I am not a servant. Do not whistle or snap your fingers at me. If you do, I will most likely be apt to ask if you are calling a lost dog, and say that "I KNOW you wouldn't be calling a human being over to you in that manner."

Blah.

Serving and bartending were fun, but M-F and paid holidays are better =)
 
2010-09-16 11:46:17 AM  
BesiktasBoy83: so you remember that story and now you are jealous I have a nice big p____? unbelievable.

All too easy.
 
2010-09-16 11:46:26 AM  
smoky2010: It's news to me that Cleveland has anything that could be considered "swanky"?

If the pimp has a lisp.
 
2010-09-16 11:46:30 AM  
that was 4 mudflap that comment/
 
2010-09-16 11:46:31 AM  
incrdbil: The best dinner entertainment I ever had was for a waiter fired on the spot by a manager. I wanted to tip the manager.


Sounds interesting, what did the waiter do?
 
2010-09-16 11:46:44 AM  
How much do you tip if the establishment charges a 'service' fee? (Usually 10% in here)
 
2010-09-16 11:46:48 AM  
ace in your face: Marley'sGirl: Here's my advice: Pay attention to everyone at the table.

Don't assume my husband is paying. Most of the time he's not. For both waiters and waitresses, don't talk only to him. I'm having dinner too, and I don't like being left out of my own dinner conversation. And if you really think flirting will help, you better start with me, because giggling at my husband just boosts his ego, not your tip.
Above all, when you have run my credit card (with my name on it) and are returning it in the hopes of a nice hearty tip, give it back to ME, not him. Setting it on the table is fine, but if you hand it to him and see him hand it to me, you just lost that extra 5%. I'll let everything else slide as long as I get decent service, but this is not acceptable.

Ugh this. For us, my husband typically does pay (its a joint account so it really doesn't matter who pulls out the card), but the stupid slore waitresses should know that I will personally see to it that they receive a very meager tip should they flirt outrageously with my husband as though I am not there.


I don't know where you two are dining or how hot your husbands are, but I don't think I've come up against this more than maybe once. Yes, sometimes my card gets handed to him. It's no more than a mild vexation. Simple mistake. If someone's flirting with my husband, I'm hella amused, not offended (bonus points if they give him a free drink or something, but that's never happened).
 
2010-09-16 11:47:15 AM  
Mudflap: BesiktasBoy83: so you remember that story and now you are jealous I have a nice big p____? unbelievable.

All too easy.


ha OK you got me. You OK bro? ;)
 
2010-09-16 11:47:29 AM  
Malacon: taylonr: Even after I say "Yes, I've been here" she'll say "Are you familiar with our sauces?"

They have to. The "Tour of sauces" is required. If they don't do it, you get a free desert or something.

That free stuff usually comes out of their pocket.


I believe THIS is why we, as customers, are sometimes subjected to annoying monologues. I assume most waiters would love to scrap the damn thing.
 
2010-09-16 11:47:43 AM  
Mudflap: To all you food service farkers: You realize that Spike Lee's FF is attempting to troll the bajebus out of you?

I don't know about the others, but I'm just trying to provide a public service message to the rest of you. I haven't worked in food service in almost 30 years, and when I did I made pizzas and wasn't tip-eligible anyway.

The drivers, waiters and waitresses were, though, and sometimes filled in during the dinner rush.

I can assure you that as long as it's placed between the sauce and the cheese, you can put anything, and I mean absolutely ANYTHING, on a pizza and it will be totally undetectable.

Another tip for those who order out a lot: Tip big. Best way to get your pie at the top of the delivery order rather than the bottom. Also the best way to keep drivers from stealing pepperonis and other toppings from your pie as they drive around.
 
2010-09-16 11:48:09 AM  
BunkoSquad: When a customer uses it, it's a sure sign that all hell is about to break loose.

Awesome.
 
2010-09-16 11:49:51 AM  
El Chode: seadoo2006: chopit: The girlfriend and I once had the waiter do poor math on the back of the recipt and bring us back $10 extra. We kept it and corrected his math, although we did tip him for the good service otherwise. We then went for a walk. Returning for our car, the waiter ran out of the restaurant and told us he had done the math wrong. Well, yeah, dude, you did. What do you want us to do about it? Give you the ten bucks back? Consider it a lesson on checking your work.

/kind of a dick sometimes

You know that's theft, right? Just because it's an error doesn't mean you get to keep it ... You CAN be arrested for that.


No, it's not theft. If you tell me I owe x, I give you x. That's all I'm obligated to.

If you order 10 widgets, and I only bill you for 9, then the error is construed against the drafter of the agreement.


I don't think a judge would look at it that way. Take money from a bank teller, get more than you were supposed to and if the bank tries to get it back, try that excuse and see how much time you spend in the slammer.
 
2010-09-16 11:50:02 AM  
Eshy: Holy shiat, you're a farking ass.

So you want the waiter to stand there, wasting his and his other customer's time while you regale your table with some story. God forbid he interrupt and do his JOB. If he goes off to help someone else, I bet you get all pissy because he's not paying enough attention to you. Get over yourself. If you want to be properly served, expect to be interrupted. Otherwise stay at home or eat at farking McDonalds.

And yes, in a lot of places it is important to ask if you've been there or not. Many places are small plate and meant for sharing and thus if you order as entrees, some people will be sitting there with nothing in front of them while others have their meals.


I'm not a big fan of pocket ninja, but you are overreacting. He was simply taking on the haughty, arrogant tone of the original article's author and writing his list of unreasonable requests from the diner's perspective as opposed to the waiter's.

Not his most inspired work to be sure, but nothing to get your panties in a twist over either.
 
2010-09-16 11:50:37 AM  
El Chode: seadoo2006: chopit: The girlfriend and I once had the waiter do poor math on the back of the recipt and bring us back $10 extra. We kept it and corrected his math, although we did tip him for the good service otherwise. We then went for a walk. Returning for our car, the waiter ran out of the restaurant and told us he had done the math wrong. Well, yeah, dude, you did. What do you want us to do about it? Give you the ten bucks back? Consider it a lesson on checking your work.

/kind of a dick sometimes

You know that's theft, right? Just because it's an error doesn't mean you get to keep it ... You CAN be arrested for that.


No, it's not theft. If you tell me I owe x, I give you x. That's all I'm obligated to.

If you order 10 widgets, and I only bill you for 9, then the error is construed against the drafter of the agreement.


No, it is theft ... try it sometime at a bank ... you WILL get an account deduction, a friendly knock on your door from the authorities, or a nice phone call from a collection agency.

Again, errors in math are NOT reason enough for unsettled accounts. It is considered theft of service and restaurants will push it as such.
 
2010-09-16 11:51:41 AM  
Lagrange: Another tip for those who order out a lot: Tip big. Best way to get your pie at the top of the delivery order rather than the bottom. Also the best way to keep drivers from stealing pepperonis and other toppings from your pie as they drive around.

Posts like these make F&B people seem like total scumbags. I always pick up my own pizza, anyway, but this is just bad PR.
 
2010-09-16 11:52:21 AM  
Man, these lists are generally full of really good advice, but I kinda hate seeing them on Fark, because i know exactly how it's going to go down-- every farker who thinks he's hot shiat will proclaim how the server should "just bring me my food," or will exclaim "i'm paying him/her, so i'll behave as i like!" but the truth is, they're human beings too, so treat them accordingly. that "i'm paying them, so i can abuse them" mentality is very American; it's selfish and prideful and egotistic. we shouldn't have to have people telling us these rules; it really should just be common sense. but it's not. And some of these are rules that the servers have to follow too--someone mentioned above "why not just move the glass, instead of pouring over someone?" That's because servers are not supposed to touch the glasses unless they're giving them or taking them away; they serve from the right; this looks good but can often be very awkward for the server. so yes, spills might happen, even if he/she is the best server in the world.
Anyone who biatches about how the writers of these lists are "pretentious," or "presumptuous" or any of those other big "P" words should go work as a server for a month, or even a year, and see how they like it.
 
2010-09-16 11:52:23 AM  
wolfpaq777: Eshy: Holy shiat, you're a farking ass.

So you want the waiter to stand there, wasting his and his other customer's time while you regale your table with some story. God forbid he interrupt and do his JOB. If he goes off to help someone else, I bet you get all pissy because he's not paying enough attention to you. Get over yourself. If you want to be properly served, expect to be interrupted. Otherwise stay at home or eat at farking McDonalds.

And yes, in a lot of places it is important to ask if you've been there or not. Many places are small plate and meant for sharing and thus if you order as entrees, some people will be sitting there with nothing in front of them while others have their meals.

I'm not a big fan of pocket ninja, but you are overreacting. He was simply taking on the haughty, arrogant tone of the original article's author and writing his list of unreasonable requests from the diner's perspective as opposed to the waiter's.

Not his most inspired work to be sure, but nothing to get your panties in a twist over either.


He's been slipping lately, is not as good as he used to be. Maybe he needs a vacation?
 
2010-09-16 11:52:40 AM  
You always bring the change back. Whether it is one dollar or forty. You don't get an extra tip because of the denominations of bills I have. You will get what I give you. Also if you don't continually fill up my water glass you will get less than a 20% tip regardless of how the meal was. If you don't want to keep on filling up my water glass then you will bring a pitcher. You will get less than a 20% tip if my meal is not up to my standards regardless of how your service is. I will tell you what was wrong with the meal and it is your job to inform the cooks. Do not try to up-sell me on wine. You will get less of a tip. Do not try to charge me for condiments. I don't care about the restaurant's policy. I will deduct the extra charge directly from your tip. Do not tell my your fish is fresh when it's not. I will know and you will not get a tip. If the main chef is out you need to inform me in case I came to the restaurant for a specific dish. Do not act like I didn't work hard for this meal just because I am willing to spend a lot. I expect perfection and if you can't provide that then I will find a restaurant that can. Your job is to provide a dining experience. If you do anything to detract from that then it is going to affect your tip and any possible repeat business. I often write letters to the restaurant owners about my dining experience. They love this. They often give me comps and free meals for doing this. You do not want to be one of that bad things or you will not have a job for very long. I know I may sound like a dick from my rant but if I am going to spend over $200 for a meal for two then I expect to be treated like royalty for the brief time I am there.
 
2010-09-16 11:52:48 AM  
farkerofDOOM: As someone who worked in food service for over ten years, I find the article amusing.

Never, never, NEVER would I assume that the change from a cash check was for me. When I'd pick up the bill, my response was always, "I will be right back with your change". That way, I would usually receive one of two responses. 1) "We're all set, the change is yours", or something along those lines or 2) "Thank you".
If I got a "thank you", I would always bring the change back - b/c I obviously couldn't tell if it was a "Thank you" of "Thank you for saying you'll bring the change back" or a "thank you" or "thank you, it's all yours."

It kinda disgusts me that servers nowadays just assume things like that. People are there to eat out and enjoy themselves, and I am there to ensure that they do enjoy themselves.

However, please note that while I am a server, I am not a servant. Do not whistle or snap your fingers at me. If you do, I will most likely be apt to ask if you are calling a lost dog, and say that "I KNOW you wouldn't be calling a human being over to you in that manner."

Blah.

Serving and bartending were fun, but M-F and paid holidays are better =)


Regarding the last thing you said,

A few days ago I went out with a friend for dinner, and, I'm usually not the guy who snaps or whistles, usually I make eye contact and sort of raise my eyebrows or do a small wave with my hand (as to signal we need attention). So, anyways, back to a few days ago, we had dinner they take our plates and in here (venezuela) servers never bring the check unless you ask for it, so we were talking and said "Lets get the check", neither of the servers were making eye contact or even looking at us, for over 15 minutes (and we know the time because she had sent an email as soon as she finished saying lets get the check)
I ended up softly whistling at a server and when he got to the table he said "I'm not a dog".

So, should've just waited it out for 20, 25, 30 minutes until one of them got our attention or what?. Yes, none of them approached us for thsoe 15 minutes with a "is everything ok over here?" or something.

/csb
 
2010-09-16 11:53:13 AM  
Diogenes: Request #4: If you pay with cash and desire change, say something.

You are working. I am dining and relaxing. Ask me if I would like change back.



THIS THIS THIS THIS THIS

Listen up servers: STFU. You are the service staff, your job is to take orders from guests, not the other way around. Serve your guests, STFU and GBTW.

/dnrtfa, as they are all the same.
 
2010-09-16 11:53:13 AM  
Request #whatever: If I order a meal that you don't think "goes", STFU and bring it anyway. I eat what I'm in the mood to eat, and if that includes a salad with bleu cheese dressing followed by a piece of friggin' cake, so be it. I'm eating. I'm paying. You're the person whose job it is to bring me my stuff without being an insufferable jackass about it.

I know waiting on people can be a chore, and there are things that might bother you about being in the business, but you knew those things after a week on the job. If you can't stand it, get into a different line of work.

Oh, and if you ever assume that I don't want my change, you're wrong. You'll bring me my change and you'll get one George Washington for your hubris. That's a quarter, by the way.
 
2010-09-16 11:53:25 AM  
Don't spooge, spit or finger my food or you're going to get a tip worthy of your Jr. College education.

/actually is respectful with waiters, just wants to insight Farkers.
 
2010-09-16 11:53:52 AM  
maq0r: How much do you tip if the establishment charges a 'service' fee? (Usually 10% in here)

Make it add up to 15-20% and give them a nice tip on top of that like "don't stand up in a canoe" or some such.
 
2010-09-16 11:54:26 AM  
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2010-09-16 11:54:58 AM  
Rapmaster2000: I tell those GROUND WAITRESSES that when I am dining I wanted like the menu said, UNLIMITED BREADSTICKS with my salad. When I've finished 8, I want 8 more. Don't ask me if I want more garlic dippin' sauce with my breadsticks just bring it out. And stop asking me if I'd like the balsamic for my salad. I only want THE BEST - thousand island.

And then they want a tip. Look, HONEY, but all you did was refill my water WITH LEMON and bring out 5 baskets of breadsticks. It's not rocket science. If you don't like it, then you should have gone someplace good like I did - Arizona State.


You sound like a fat American.
 
2010-09-16 11:55:06 AM  
Where I live, no one tips the pizza guy/lady (except me, apparently). They literally look shocked when you hand them a tip or tell them to keep the change. One even told my wife that no one tips anymore.
 
2010-09-16 11:55:13 AM  
Tickman: Don't spooge, spit or finger my food or you're going to get a tip worthy of your Jr. College education.

/actually is respectful with waiters, just wants to insight Farkers.


Couldn't pass that Jr. College English class, huh?
 
2010-09-16 11:55:17 AM  
Here's a helpful suggestion for the servers: ALWAYS offer to split up the check. It may take you a little extra time, but it will greatly decrease your chances of getting shafted by my friends co-workers who aren't good with math and always assume that $10 is enough to cover their order. I can't count how many times I've kicked an extra dollar or five into the pot just to make sure there's something left over for a tip. Give everyone their own bill so that there aren't any anonymous contributions, and you'll get significantly more cash.
 
2010-09-16 11:55:52 AM  
this is ridiculous. i used to wait tables, and i worked with a lot of idiots like the guy who wrote this article. for some reason, a lot of waiters have this impression of themselves that what they are doing is important, and that customers are all idiots.

if a waiter works at a restaurant, they should be knowledgeable when it comes to wine. this idiot probably works at a farking applebees and doesn't know shiat.

who cares if the customers leave their cell on their table? if they have an accident it's their problem. and if you spill something on it, then you are a tool.

what kind of moron just assumes that he/she doesn't need to bring change back? i always just said "i'll be right back with your change." if they didn't need any, they would usually say so.


if you are in customer service, you do whatever you have to do to make your customer happy.
 
2010-09-16 11:55:52 AM  
Latinwolf: I don't think a judge would look at it that way. Take money from a bank teller, get more than you were supposed to and if the bank tries to get it back, try that excuse and see how much time you spend in the slammer.

seadoo2006: No, it is theft ... try it sometime at a bank ... you WILL get an account deduction, a friendly knock on your door from the authorities, or a nice phone call from a collection agency.

What you geniuses don't realize is that a restaurant does not equal a bank, a bank has certain rights that a restaurant does not since there is a pre-existing contract that gives them said rights.
 
2010-09-16 11:56:02 AM  
maq0r: How much do you tip if the establishment charges a 'service' fee? (Usually 10% in here)

A service tip is supposed to be for workers but often management pockets it for themselves.
 
2010-09-16 11:56:13 AM  
Latinwolf:
He's been slipping lately, is not as good as he used to be. Maybe he needs a vacation?


Well, I've never been a big fan, but lots of people yesterday loved his livin on a prayer post.
 
2010-09-16 11:56:49 AM  
Latinwolf: incrdbil: The best dinner entertainment I ever had was for a waiter fired on the spot by a manager. I wanted to tip the manager.


Sounds interesting, what did the waiter do?


Yelled at a customer, well, table realy, (loudly, in the middle of the resteraunt) who presumably left no tip (or two cents) after some truly poor service.
 
2010-09-16 11:57:11 AM  
Spike Lee's Favorite Farker: If anyone deserves a tip in a restaurant it is the chef. They work a lot harder than waiters for shiat pay. I'll tip them long before I give some lazy ass waiter a tip.

It is not my problem that you have shiat pay. Take it up with your employer, but don't sit there and beg me for cash and try to guilt me into giving you $20 for refilling my grape soda
.


Anyone who doesn't realize by now that Spike Lee's Favorite Farker is actually a white supremacist somewhere in Idaho, well, I just feel sorry for you.
 
2010-09-16 11:57:14 AM  
Aidan: ace in your face: Marley'sGirl: Here's my advice: Pay attention to everyone at the table.

Don't assume my husband is paying. Most of the time he's not. For both waiters and waitresses, don't talk only to him. I'm having dinner too, and I don't like being left out of my own dinner conversation. And if you really think flirting will help, you better start with me, because giggling at my husband just boosts his ego, not your tip.
Above all, when you have run my credit card (with my name on it) and are returning it in the hopes of a nice hearty tip, give it back to ME, not him. Setting it on the table is fine, but if you hand it to him and see him hand it to me, you just lost that extra 5%. I'll let everything else slide as long as I get decent service, but this is not acceptable.

Ugh this. For us, my husband typically does pay (its a joint account so it really doesn't matter who pulls out the card), but the stupid slore waitresses should know that I will personally see to it that they receive a very meager tip should they flirt outrageously with my husband as though I am not there.

I don't know where you two are dining or how hot your husbands are, but I don't think I've come up against this more than maybe once. Yes, sometimes my card gets handed to him. It's no more than a mild vexation. Simple mistake. If someone's flirting with my husband, I'm hella amused, not offended (bonus points if they give him a free drink or something, but that's never happened).


I don't know her sitch- but my husband is an Army Officer, and (although he is cute) when he is in uniform I constantly have hoes hitting on him and staring at his rank. Rank whores are all over/around army bases.
 
2010-09-16 11:57:46 AM  
wolfpaq777: Latinwolf:
He's been slipping lately, is not as good as he used to be. Maybe he needs a vacation?

Well, I've never been a big fan, but lots of people yesterday loved his livin on a prayer post.


I got a kick out of it. What's worse is I heard it on the way home and had to deal with the earworm the rest of the night.
 
2010-09-16 11:58:38 AM  
You miserable farkers are the reason I quit IHOP.
 
2010-09-16 11:59:31 AM  
ackb4r: Where I live, no one tips the pizza guy/lady (except me, apparently). They literally look shocked when you hand them a tip or tell them to keep the change. One even told my wife that no one tips anymore.

It still happens. I assume the ratio of payer/non-payer depends on where you live - city, rural, suburb.
 
2010-09-16 11:59:34 AM  
What I want from a waiter:

1) Don't interrupt my dinner (if I wasn't enjoying my meal and there was anything you could do about it, I sure as hell wouldn't wait for you to ask me about it while I'm having a nice coversation with my friends).

2) Know your menu well enough to be able to give suggestions to customers. When I say "my wife's a vegetarian", I expect you to be able to rattle off the list of vegetarian entrees instead of having to spelunk through the details of your menu. For pete's sake, there's only three, tops.

When I'm fuzzy on whether I want (A) or (B), I expect you to know enough about A and B to make a recommendation, even if it's simply "I like the A better, personally".
 
2010-09-16 11:59:36 AM  
El Chode: Latinwolf: I don't think a judge would look at it that way. Take money from a bank teller, get more than you were supposed to and if the bank tries to get it back, try that excuse and see how much time you spend in the slammer.

seadoo2006: No, it is theft ... try it sometime at a bank ... you WILL get an account deduction, a friendly knock on your door from the authorities, or a nice phone call from a collection agency.

What you geniuses don't realize is that a restaurant does not equal a bank, a bank has certain rights that a restaurant does not since there is a pre-existing contract that gives them said rights.


So does a restaurant ... if everything is billed and it's an addition error, the onus is on YOU to pay the entire amount. A calculation error is not the fault of the restaurant. Now, if something was left off of the bill entirely, that's a different story.

As it was stated, you knew about the error, it was a simple arithmetic error, and everything was billed ... that is theft and yes, most places would press charges if you pulled that shiat.
 
2010-09-16 11:59:37 AM  
EyeballKid: cig-mkr: When I'm celebrating my graduation from the "Online Typewriter Repair Institute" I don't need you groveling for my money, get an education and make some real money like I did.

Your folks will pay for my bills, too?


No I have them take my payments from my credit card automaticly every month for the next six years
 
2010-09-16 12:00:09 PM  
Hot Carl To Go: wolfpaq777: Latinwolf:
He's been slipping lately, is not as good as he used to be. Maybe he needs a vacation?

Well, I've never been a big fan, but lots of people yesterday loved his livin on a prayer post.

I got a kick out of it. What's worse is I heard it on the way home and had to deal with the earworm the rest of the night.


It didn't do much for me. It was cute, but eh. I prefer something original.

/PN snob
 
2010-09-16 12:00:15 PM  
El Chode: don't farking show it to me and wait for me to agree to it, and then pour me less than a shot.

Restaurants have many different bottles of wine, and servers make mistakes from time to time. Say you ordered the St. Raphael de Marco pinot noir. They want to make sure they did not accidentally bring the St. Rufus de Marcel pinot, or the St Raphael merlot. How hard is it for you to confirm that it is, in fact, the bottle you ordered? Also, wine does sometimes go bad in the bottle and that little shot is there so you can make sure the wine you're about to take a big swallow of hasn't turned to vinegar.

I sent a bottle of wine back once at this shiathole. I think it rhymes with Bolive Larden. The waitress brought an opened bottle to my table. I know I was being a bit picky and rude, but really...open the damned bottle in front of me.
 
2010-09-16 12:00:39 PM  
griffer: You are all a bunch of whiny, self important dick dribbles.

So much energy and flustering over so much bullshiat.

Life is not that hard, and if it is, apparently, for you mouth-breathing, digitized, slack-jawed fark-faces, stay in your goddamned basement and eat hot pockets.

This fark "community" has devolved to so much chicken shiate; just a worthless, slick shellac of awful offal stench over already miserable web content.

Good riddance, you pathetic chimpanzees.


Well, look who learned the CENTER tag.
 
2010-09-16 12:00:58 PM  
You are a waiter. Its an unskilled job for the most part and your job is to serve people. In exchange for this service I am going to be poliet to you and I am going to tip well as long as you do an acceptable job.

What I expect from my waiter or waitress is not unreasonable.


1. Be decently poliet. You are doing a job. Don't act like an ass because I expect you to do some work.

2. Be decently prompt. If you have alot of tables I understand, resturants can get busy at times. But if there is hardly anyone in the resturant don't ignore me and sit in the back and chat with your friends.

3. Check back from time to time to see if I need a refill or if I am ready for the bill.

4. Unless I tell you otherwise bring back my change. Don't ask if I want change or assume its yours just bring it back. If you fail to do this your tip is going to drop.

5. Make an effort to get my order right and don't act like its a big deal to correct something you or the kitchen did wrong. If I order something bring it to me the way I ordered it. I ordered it that way for a reason and its your job to get my order right.

This should be the minimum standard for a waitstaff job anywhere. None of the above is anything exceptional its just you doing your job. If you do your job in that way I will happily tip you well.
 
2010-09-16 12:01:18 PM  
Aidan: ackb4r: Where I live, no one tips the pizza guy/lady (except me, apparently). They literally look shocked when you hand them a tip or tell them to keep the change. One even told my wife that no one tips anymore.

It still happens. I assume the ratio of payer/non-payer depends on where you live - city, rural, suburb.


Yeah, I grew up in Chicago, and the idea of not tipping the pizza guy is mind boggling. I now live in a small town in the middle of nowhere, and the opposite seems true.
 
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