Dr Phil and tipping - page 6

Did anyone see the Dr Phil show on etiquette where they recommend tipping at least 20%? They had a sample table there and the waitress would have made $80 just from the tip at 20%. Even if you assume... Read More

  1. by   AmyLiz
    As a rule of thumb, I usually just look at the tax, double it & leave that amount as a tip. Usually (depending on where you live) it comes out to around 13-18%. Then if it's exceptional service, I add on a bit more.

    I do it that was so that I don't have to think too hard.
  2. by   Liddle Noodnik
    I don't have to constantly kiss a$$ with every customer/patient I come in contact with to make every dollar.
    Ha! I WONdered why I didn't mind nursing as much as waitressing!

    sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssstill have to kiss butt (get "silverware" thrown at you, get punched, work past the time you're supposed to, walk a lot, run some, forfeit breaks, hold your pee, pick up the slack for those who don't show up, fetch and carry several items one-at-a-time instead of several ONE time, smile when you don't want to, listen to complaints, see people with ill manners eat, get bossed around, lose vacation time cuz so-and-so got it first, train people over and over cuz of turnover, treat the customers [including doctors] with kid gloves, WELL! it ain't so different after all!).

    And the tips, why they are fewer and farther between (someone gets better, a smile, a thank you [altho' I've yet to get one from a Dr...]).

    I remember when I used to get tips from this one guy when I was a waitress, he'd give me a whole dollar and tell me to "go buy a pair of nylons". <g>
  3. by   nialloh
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer
    ...........against waiters/waitresses only being paid $2.13 per hour! That's SHOCKING to me! How do employers of restaurants get away with that? Would they like to work for such a measly hourly wage? I THINK NOT!!!

    If you think this is bad, there was a lawsuit out here in the past couple of months against the owners. If you put your tip on a credit card, the owner took it off the $2.13 (or whatever it was). When the $2.13 was covered, the waitress got the tip that was left. Cash wasn't touched. Why anyone would work for someone like this I really don't know.

    Oh, bye the way, the owner won the court case. He could keep the tips to cover wages.
  4. by   RNConnieF
    Originally posted by Brita01
    Does anyone know if you're expected to leave a tip for the person who takes your order and brings your food to you in a bag in a take out situation? Applebees or Outback Steakhouse to go, for example.
    Please, DO tip the take out at Outback; my daughter works there and she needs the money for nursing school. She makes $2.05 an hour plus tips. Folks tend to be light tippers because they feel if it's take out what are they tipping for. I can understand this but the servers depend on your tip. My daughter also has to tip out to the hostesses, bartenders, bus boys, and kitchen, THEN the IRS gets 12% of total checks before she gets to take any money home. Working more than 40 hours she takes home about $200 a week. Not a lot of money. So, please tip her- I need the help!