Were always left at these hard decisions at the end of a meal. Usually it’s a fifty-fifty shot whether you should go for 15% or 20% but what do you do about a bad waitress? In the past week I’ve run into this dilemma multiple times.
At my friends birthday dinner the other night at the cheesecake factory I think it took our waitress at least 3 or 4 shots every time to either bring us a menu, a drink or even just some silverware to eat with! That did it for me and then she would deliver it with a half-smirk and a nasty attitude. When our meals came, half of us got our dinner and the other half got it 15 minutes later! That’s some poor service right there and this wasn’t the only time, our waitress actually forgot to bring us our food the other night. I mean that’s the definition of your job right there!
Waiters and waitresses make the vast majority of their paychecks on tips and sometimes their paycheck only consists of it. Now everyone knows that when you kill people with kindness were more than happy to tip you and sometimes-even extra just because you made our night a little more enjoyable. For the other times here’s what to do…
It’s perfectly ok to leave 10% or nothing if your waiter is below par. Don’t give in to the nightmares of the waiter running after you waving your check in the air, it won’t happen. It’s their fault unless they do take something off of the check in order to make up for it or apologize and make up for their mistake. These people come to work with the knowledge that their attitude affects their bottom line. Also, if it’s not too bad remember people do have a bad day, were all human but we aren’t supposed to let our personal life affect our jobs.