posted Friday, May 4, 2012 at 11:09am
I confess that when I indulge and make the decsion to eat out at any restaurant I NEVER ever tip. Not single a dollar or a bloody dime, regardless of the quality of food, quality of staff or the ambiance of the establishment. Why the hell should I, the serves have no idea that I have no intention whatsoever of leaving a tip for them, while I am politely and kindly placing my order. They only realise that I didn't leave MY hard earned cash, to suplement their income, and at times countless other staff members incomes, and even sometimes the owners dip in aswell, as I am waving goodbye walking out the door. As was the case with a Restaurant in Vancouver not so long ago, when a restaurant owner was on the local news for dipping in to the staff's tip jars. I can't remember the name of THAT restraunt, but I won't forget the story. There are many industries in the workforce that I would happily provide a tip for. Teachers, Nurses, Paramedics, Surgeons, airport staff and so many others. But I won't EVER tip my server, not even my hairstylist either.