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Jones
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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$54 lunch tip is $11


15 or 16 to make it whole. 20 to just be easy

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$185 dinner tip is $37



40. Also depends on the dinner here and how many people there are. If this is a 5 or 6 person meal, Im going 50.
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saderade
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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I tip on the total. Take 10% of the total bill x 2, then round up to whatever it takes to have my bill be $XX.00.

This is what I usually do as well


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Rohan Gravy
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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Just tip less if you want to tip less. Making excuses like youre paying taxes twice is silly




That’s BS


If you want to over tip, feel free.



I was a professional waiter in another lifetime and expected to get 20% for giving excellent service, before tax.



If your tipping on the governments tax you are overtipping and on top of that


You’re being a fool.


Rohan Gravy
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?

I’m also well aware that poor service is not always the waiters fault.


It can be the kitchen or the bar.


And I will still tip 20% before tax.


Rohan Gravy
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?

If it’s obviously poor service because the waiter doesn’t care


I’ll tip 15% before tax and not go back again


cgrand
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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i double the taxes and round up.


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Rohan Gravy
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?


Also something to consider.


We would always up sell wine.


Weather it’s a $20 bottle of wine or a $200 bottle of wine.


Same amount of work for the waiter but 20% of $200 is better than 20% of $20


Jones
Member since Oct 2005
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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That’s BS


No, its a 2 buck difference for every 100 dollars spent.

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If you want to over tip, feel free.



I dont think im over-tipping.


Jones
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
You arent upselling someone a $200 bottle of wine unless they go in there ready to drop that on wine already or somewhat close to it. You certainly arent getting a person to go from a $20 bottle(do these even exist in a somewhat respectable restaurant?) to a $200 bottle because of some sales tactic bull shite.

The amount of times you hit enter to go to a new line/thought is bothersome


leftovergumbo
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
It doesn't make much of a difference in the end.

I've seen some people call themselves good tippers and leave 15%, while others (my wife) are worried 25% is not enough. I'm cheap, but I'm not going to let a few bucks stress me out after a meal.


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Rohan Gravy
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
It’s all about percentages



Order one bottle of $200 wine


With tax that’s $220


The tip at 20% on that one bottle is $44



I understand what you’re saying.



You may and should tip what you want.


But tipping on tax is silly


Why don’t you go around and give everybody $2


You can tip 25-35% if you like


Anybody suggesting a person is cheap for not tipping on tax is silly


leftovergumbo
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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The tip at 20% on that one bottle is $44


But the tip on the tax is only $4.


Jones
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
that bill of $240 makes all the difference. $244 is just unacceptable


Rohan Gravy
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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You arent upselling someone a $200 bottle of wine unless they go in there ready to drop that on wine already or somewhat close to it.



I never said that.


We regularly upsold $25 to $35 to $50

We also regularly sold $100 to $150 bottles of champagne


And that was 40 years ago.


I’ll repeat


Anybody insinuating someone is cheap by not tipping on tax is silly.


And you should try going to a nice restaurant for once in your life
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Rohan Gravy
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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that bill of $240 makes all the difference. $244 is just unacceptable




That’s on one bottle of wine.



That’s not the total bill.


Anyway


I’ll give you my address and you can mail me $2 a day

It’s only $2


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LouisianaLady
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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$54 lunch tip is $11


$20 for me on this amount

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$185 dinner tip is $37


$50ish on this amount

Bring on the hate


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Jones
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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And you should try going to a nice restaurant for once in your life



Oh ok.


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Rohan Gravy
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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Had a discussion at a working lunch today regarding tip etiquette. One co-worker stated he doesn't tip based on the overall cost of the meal because he isn't "paying taxes twice." He bases the tip amount, usually 20% according to him, on the subtotal on the check.

Another co-worker took offense to that and stated you should always tip based on the overall check amount.

Thoughts?




So the correct answer is….



15% to 20% before taxes




If you wish to tip anything more than that


That is obviously ok and will make everybody happy.


I also believe in minimums.


If I sit at a table and order a bag of potato chips


I’m going to tip $5


This also comes into play with breakfast….if you’re not having brunch in a high end restaurant.


I will tip a much higher percentage because the breakfast food is inexpensive.



armsdealer
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
What? I like to take into account that if I am alone taking up a table I will tip a higher percentage than if I am with a group at a table that is more profitable for the server.

I can't leave less than $5, even if I am alone and my meal was only $10.


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Ryan3232
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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tip on the total. Take 10% of the total bill x 2, then round up to whatever it takes to have my bill be $XX.00.
This.

If bill is $50.00, move that decimal over to the left.
Multiply by 2.
$10 tip.


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