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Posted By: Claire

Posted On: Oct 27, 2005
Views: 578
Gratiuity added automatically

When I went to NYC last month for the first time, I was pretty shocked that the tip was automatically added no matter what! WTF? Where I live, I can choose if my waiter/waitress deserved a tip or not as long as the party is under 6 people. Most of the service people I met while on my trip deserved every penny of their tip, but there was one I didn't feel deserved 15 or 20%--their work was that bad. The first place we had dinner (it was a very nice restaurant, the bill was over $200), the tip was not listed on the bill. So we paid on our card and left the tip in cash, a normal practice for us. But when we got home we found out that ANOTHER tip had been added to the card in addition to the one we left on the table!

Now, I'm really not a cheapskate. I know that waiters and waitresses work hard for less than minimum wage and rely on their tips to make a living. I normally leave at least a 20% tip for decent service, more if it was outstanding. But I don't feel that I should be forced to reward poor service just because of the way the system works.

And that's my $0.02. :) Anyone have any comments?


Posted By: greg

Posted On: Oct 27, 2005
Views: 574
RE: Gratiuity added automatically

i agree!

here's a little inside tip for you guys - if you eat at an asian restaurant you don't have to leave much of a tip because it goes to the owner anyway.


Posted By: Snail

Posted On: Oct 27, 2005
Views: 563
RE: Gratiuity added automatically

This is true, they might not take it all but they usually take a slice.


Posted By: adam

Posted On: Oct 27, 2005
Views: 561
RE: Gratiuity added automatically

yeah never just give them your credit card number for them to "charge later"

Uhaul works this way and charged my bro double the price...of course after enough bitching, he got them to give back half of it....but im sure they do that to anyone and try to get away with it


Posted By: green

Posted On: Oct 27, 2005
Views: 549
RE: Gratiuity added automatically

gee, were they black too, adam?


Posted By: James

Posted On: Oct 27, 2005
Views: 546
RE: Gratiuity added automatically

Leaving a tip in an Asian resturant (the realy one's anyway) is an insult. It's like going to an Italion resturant and asking for salt and more cheese.


Posted By: adam

Posted On: Oct 29, 2005
Views: 523
RE: Gratiuity added automatically

do you type out your posts and then search for a word to purposely spell it wrong


 

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