7 thoughts on “Tipping a Waitress $200”

  1. My daughter has been a server and most people think they make minimum wage, not true in most states. Her last job she made $1.75 an hour and worked hard for her tips. She has a degree from college so do not underestimate people who serve you in restaurants. So you may ask why does she work serving. When you need work you work at what you can get. It may not be what you want but it pays the bills. Bless these guys what they did will stay with her for the rest of her life.

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  2. When my daughter was in college, she worked as a server and I got a real appreciation for what servers put up with. Ever since then, I always tip a minimum of 20% for my meal and sometimes up to 100% if the server was nice. I maker it a point to leave the tip in cash so that it doesn’t get put into the group tips. I also make it a point to leave the tip so that the server doesn’t see it until after I’m gone…

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    • I dated, and eventually married, a waitress. Seeing how much servers are paid, and how hard they work, and some of the jerks and BS they have to put up with, from customers and sometimes management, really changed the way I see them. Like Richard, I feel a minimum tip should be 20%, and usually more.

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  3. I’ve heard that waitresses in Vegas (some places) bid for their jobs cuz the tips are so good.

    Not sure if this is true, but I would stamp it “PLAUSIBLE”.

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    • Went to lunch with my ex-roommate and her boyfriend yesterday. We went to the restaurant where they are both servers. They said the people who work the patio can make $250 to $300 in tips a shift. Have to work real hard for that and I saw it first hand since we sat out there. This isn’t even a very fancy joint either. Didn’t much care for the food.

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  4. “Our Beer Gal” when we were in Vegas at a casino last year told us that she was only making $2 an hour wage. I gasped and thought that there was a minimum wage across the country. Even though the drinks were free, we would give a good tip every time she served us and she always remembered our names. I felt bad that I couldn’t remember hers now. How can that be that an 8 hour shift could pay you $16? Isn’t there some type of minimum wage necessary? I believe ours is $10.25 and it doesn’t matter what profession you are in.

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  5. Am I a terrible cynic or does anyone else find it a sickening display of douchebaggery to film yourself giving a tip like this? Even more so the way he holds it out to her and makes her take it from his hand like grateful puppy taking a treat.
    Tip people yes, but this kind of self-congratulatory ego-trumpeting about it makes me feel decidedly ill.
    As at least two eastern philosophies I can think of say, giving brings good karma/fortune – bragging about it takes it away.

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