This is a little off topic, but I was wonderign how many of you out there tip. For instance how many of you tip, the servers at the the parks sit down resturant, and/or how many of you out there tip the venders/stand workers.
And yes I know some parks have rules against tipping.
As a bartender (someone who lives off tips) I usually throw a dollar or two down for sodas or whatever. I've actually had vendors chase me down thinking I dropped money. Hey, what goes around comes around, right? Unfortunately that usually translates to overtipping at sit down places even if the service is less than stellar...
If you don't tip at bars, restauarants, or for delivery dervices, you are just plain evil. If you've ever worked for tips, you know how much it can suck, and that one generous person will always make your day!
This Reminds me of the "Go to a different bartender because I already served you and you didn't tip me" guy. I witnessed it first hand, and it was hilarious!
I always tip when wait staff is present (can't say the same for bars because I don't go to them), but the amount of tip will vary depending on the level of service. I do take into account how busy the place is, whether it appears as though they're fully staffed and so forth. I'm not a generous tipper, but a fair one, and those rules apply whether I'm at a restaurant in a park or elsewhere.
Not typically, no. Waiters/waitresses and others who are "expected" to get tipped receive a lower minimum wage (as if the regular minimum wasn't low enough already).
Vendors and others might get tipped, but as others have stated, it really helps if they're cute. (Since the GA public school system won't allow students to get an education in evolutionary science, we're showing how it works in action...and we're creating a better-looking human race for tomorrow)...;)
Busy employees get tipped better even if the service isn't as good, slackers...don't. Reminds me of the one poor waitress at the Denny's near MiA, she had about five other waitpersons on staff, but they appeared to all be on break while our poor waitress got stuck doing EVERYONE'S job. She got an *unusually large* tip (and a glowing comment card too). I hope she got a better job since then....uigh.
escher26 said: That said, I will tip at a sit down Restaurant if the service is good, and even if it's not so good, cause most of the time its not the poor server's fault the food sucked.
I dont agree with this statement. It is always the servers fault. As a former server, I always made it my responsiblity to serve my customers the best food possible. If the cooks tried to pass something off to me that didn't look right, I would insist on a new one. If I saw that my customers didn't look satisfied with their meal, I would insist on gettting them a replacement or at the very least some sort of reimbursement for their meal.
I believe this is how all servers should operate. The customers has absolutely no control when they go to a restaurant and are completely dependent upon the server. The server needs to go above and beyond to make everyone's visit as good as possible.
I've never even considered tipping a vendor, especially not when at an amusement park. The fact they are charging me $4.25 for unchilled water is bad enough, then I'm supposed to hand them a fiver and say "keep the change?" Rediculous. Same with counter service at a park, it never even entered my mind.
Sit-down service at a park tends to be a little more worth the money you spend. You get served just like a restaurant and therefore, I tip. Always. I never consider NOT tipping, unless the service was total crap. When the waitress is obviously not doing her job, but a bus-boy is taking care of our table, I'll often track down whomever I feel earned a tip, and tip them directly. *** Edited 2/2/2004 9:06:14 PM UTC by Soggy***