Tuesday, May 22, 2007
I have a bone to pick with some of you fellow restaurant workers, especially those who are Darden Employees, ESPECIALLY those who are servers.
When you go to another restaurant, you need to tip well. Period. If you come into my store and whip out your Red Lobster or Olive Garden pay stub, get well taken care of, and then leave a crap tip you need to be punched in the face. Repeatedly.
If you get our employee discount - 25% on up to 8 guests - it is a significant discount. There is NO EXCUSE to leave less than a 25% tip. You aren't out a penny. In fact, you are still 15% percent ahead if you consider the minimum appropriate tip had you not had a discount. Honestly, if I go to one of our restaurants, and my original bill is $100 (thereby $75 after my discount) I would NEVER consider leaving less than the discounted amount. If the service is so bad that my fellow server has not earned the $$$, I will ask for a manager and explain what happened, and why I care. And you have to be really bad for this to happen. I will also tell the server who I am, and why their tip sucks. I won't slink out leaving a shit stain of a tip hoping somebody learns a lesson. It's that kind of ignorance that allows a continuation of poor service by servers around the country. If you suck, I'm neither afraid nor ashamed to tell you why. Does that make me an opinionated prick? Perhaps, but I do actually know what I'm talking about.
Even worse, are the dirt bags who come and eat in their own store and leave crappy tips. How stupid are you? We know where you park. And we won't forget. Ever. And we talk. To everyone you work with. Really.
If you can't afford the tip, you can't afford the food. It's that simple.
Keep that in mind everyone. Take care of each other.
And tell your co-workers about this post. Especially if they are crappy tippers. Just write the link down for them and suggest they check it out. You don't even have to say why. Invite them here, I've done the rest.
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