Posted by Michele on December 12, 2000 at 12:26:29:
In Reply to: Re: All complainers-and non tippers posted by Brent (server) on September 23, 2000 at 19:14:33:
: The $2.13 that we make an hour usually goes straight to taxes and we never see it. If a table does not leave us a tip (because we tried our hardest to please the over-demanding customer but couldn't)but we have to pay the bartender, bussboy, hostess, foodrunner,ect.. 37% of the 15% that we didn't make when we served you for the last 45 minutes. And an appreciative tipping customer could have been sitting at my table
: : Maybe you should read through some of these complaints. As for staying home if we cannot keep a good attitude, it's people like you that think the customer is there to please you that bring restaurants down. It's a competitive business and many owners lose lots of money when servers have the kind of attitude you have. A fine restaurant will often change the mood of the individual that walks in stressed.
: : Yes, dining is supposed to be an enjoyable experience, however, if it is not and it's because of the service, you get little if any tip from me!
: : Tipping is at the discretion of the customer, it's not your right.
i for one, have read all of these complaints and they are basically nitpicking...i mean, if you are out to dinner, just relax... be happy that you are out to dinner. If things don't go 100% perfect, so what? have pleasant conversation and enjoy yourself... i have gotten bad service many times, but you also have to look at the situation.. Is the place short-handed? Does the waitress look stressed? It's most likely not her fault... she is the one who showed up.. Just enjoy yourself.. if the food takes a few minutes longer, so what? if you can't stand who you are sitting with so much that you can't have a few minutes of extra conversation, why are you out with them in the first place??/
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