For me, tipping on take-out is strictly optional because 90% of the preparation and packagong is done by the kitchen workers who make above minimum wage and do not count on tips as a significant portion of their income. Some restaurants give take-out tips to the kitchen, but some (mine included) do not, so that might also affect one’s decision to tip on take-out.
Either way, a 5-10% tip on an order is always a well-appreciated little bonus, so tip away if you want. If you don’t want to or can’t quite afford it, anyone who shames you for not tipping is an asshole.
Also, I wonder how many of the people who refuse to tip on principle are out there campaigning for the minimum wage increase?
I’m not going to reblog that post because it’s a clusterfuck, but here are a few bullet points:
I agree. It’s a terrible way to phrase the underlying principle of “be aware of tipping policies and treat your servers with respect”
No. It IS the consumer’s responsibility to pay the server. That is the implicit bargain in our country’s restaurant system: the consumer pays the restaurant for the food and the server for the service. This is saying “I shouldn’t have to pay for a service provided to me.” It may not be a perfect system, but it’s the system that is in place in the vast majority of restaurants in our country.
I couldn’t quite follow the logic on that one, but if your mental health is predicated onstiffing your server, I suggest you see a doctor or at least look into a different treatment plan.
That being said, I don’t believe people should should feel obligated to tip regardless of quality of service. Not every server is working poor (some servers I know/employ make about double my hourly wage in tips), and expecting everyone to tip 20% regardless is a toxic attitude for any server to have. I guess just try to be aware of the situation and treat others with respect.
I tried to look for tips on how to take pictures o your own butt, but then I saw the “word” ‘belfie” and I just decided to give up on the human race.
Now everyone is doing the Macarena.
I think I’m listening to the new Taylor Swift song. It keeps saying “Shake it off” which is apparently the name of the new Taylor Swift song, then the beat started to sound like the Cha-Cha Slide. There’s a dj here so I’m not sure.
I don’t like when people wear red lipstick because it stains the wine glass and I have to spend an extra 10 seconds polishing them and that’s 10 seconds I could have spent looking at puppies on the internet.
It’s really hard to get a pic, but these pants actually do my butt a little bit of justice. Like, you can actually tell I have an ass, unlike every other pair of pants that make me look like Hank Hill.