Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Importance of Tipping.

Alright, so this is totally off of 
my beaten path of blog topics.
But this needs to be put out there.

The service industry is 
called that for a reason.
Maybe you need a haircut, mustache wax, 
your coat checked, or alcoholic beverages.
Someone will get paid to do this for you
but they do not just work on their hourly wage.
They count on TIPS.

As a hostess/coat check I have noticed 
that generally people my age (mid 20's)
usually do not tip at all.
This is absolutely unacceptable.
I realize most people my age are in financial binds
(I definitely am)
But there is no reason why you cannot tip
your server at least 20% and hand the coat check person
one measly dollar.

Not tipping or tipping poorly
is not classy.

Sorry for such a harsh post 
but this has been bugging me.
Perhaps tomorrow i'll post about
bunnies and cotton candy to brighten the blog up!


Rosebud Collection said...

I am with you on the tipping thing..
I waitressed in my younger years and we counted on our tips..Now, I am not sure they can do it today, but we didn't even get minimum wage. They could get away with it, saying our tips bought us up to minimum wage.
Taught me to be a good tipper...

Elise of Argyle Whale said...

I bet most anyone who has worked in the service industry becomes a good tipper because they realize how important it is!

Though, I must confess that while Justin and I were honeymoonin' and living fancy; we went to a nice place that had a coat check person and I was so taken off guard that I didn't even think of tipping. I hope they weren't too upset.

I usually lean on the side of heavy tipping because I don't go out much but when I do I like to go ALL out!

Anonymous said...

I agree, tipping is important and many people rely on it. (I always tip) but you don't point out that tipping for crappy/crusty/unprofessional service is not required. That
being said there have only been a few times in my life (twice actually) that I had to do that.

I was a coat check girl too once upon a time and the difference between serving and coat check is that you get to (potentially, if everyone checks their coat) hand everyone at the entire restaurant their coats, not just the people in your section, so really, if you look at it that way, you might be making at least as much as a server in a night for an easier job.

(OK that totally depends on how upscale the restaurant is too)