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Rohan Gravy
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New Orleans
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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Are we really that cheap now that we have to deduct the 10% of taxes out of that total before adding the 20% tip? This is a very miserly thing to do.



Perfect example of a pretentious AHole.



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Double the bill and divide by 10, and you have an easy tip rule to live by.



Why not use the fricking phone in your hand to figure out the tip you want to pay.


And if you can’t figure out 20% of any number

You must be a little stupid.
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Rohan Gravy
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2017
13045 posts

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

Who would y’all guess are the best and the worst tippers?


Jones
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
Just let it go man


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Kavyk
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Louisiana
Member since Aug 2017
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
I usually tip 20% of the meal price.

Example: $100 meal I would tip $20


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nwacajun
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St louis
Member since Dec 2008
581 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
Just a side note. . if you buy a super expensive bottle of wine , I'd say ,$500 or more. 10% on that specific item is appropriate. I'm sure the staff is thankful for 20% on all the bill but even our vip guests knew that was customary.


Burlee
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Memphis, TN
Member since Aug 2006
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
Damn. There are some cheap arse mother f’ers in this thread.


Tigertown in ATL
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Georgia foothills
Member since Sep 2009
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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There are some cheap arse mother f’ers in this thread.


Example?


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Rohan Gravy
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2017
13045 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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Just a side note. . if you buy a super expensive bottle of wine , I'd say ,$500 or more. 10% on that specific item is appropriate. I'm sure the staff is thankful for 20% on all the bill but even our vip guests knew that was customary.





Absolutely correct


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Rohan Gravy
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2017
13045 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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Damn. There are some cheap arse mother f’ers in this thread.




I haven’t read one post that indicated anybody was cheap.



I’ve read several posts that indicate the poster was extremely ignorant and/or stupid.


h0bnail
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Member since Sep 2009
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
I don't know that I've ever paid attention whether it was the total before or after taxes. I figure they can generally use it more than I can, so I'm not going to scrutinize much.


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bayoudude
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Houma
Member since Dec 2007
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re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
Tipping based on bill amount is ridiculous imo. Even at a nice dinner how much time does the waiter actually spend on your table? In many cases I would bet that they are making more per hour based in that tip than the person paying the bill. $100 tab did the waiter really do $15-20 of work? No imo


Mo Jeaux
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NYC
Member since Aug 2008
47134 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
So, how much would you typically pay in tip on a $100 bill?


bayoudude
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Houma
Member since Dec 2007
21800 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
I rarely tip 20% usually 10-15%

Honestly I have stopped eating out very much as the prices have gotten insane. I can cook a better meal for a fraction of the price and not have to pay a tip equal to another person dining at the table just so they can walk food from the kitchen and maybe bring me a drink or two. I think the locally bad service at our local restaurants has given me a sour outlook at servers.
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LouisianaLady
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2009
77493 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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Tipping based on bill amount is ridiculous imo. Even at a nice dinner how much time does the waiter actually spend on your table? In many cases I would bet that they are making more per hour based in that tip than the person paying the bill. $100 tab did the waiter really do $15-20 of work? No imo



This is a terrible take.

Servers at high end restaurants are trained to know nearly every ingredient in the food when asked. They go through weeks of training on the wine list, studying the vintage, flavor profile, etc. They not only memorize nightly specials, but have participated in tasting and can offer legitimate descriptions that aren't written by someone else for them to recite. They box your food for you, away from the table, and bag it up nicely. They swap out your utensils as you move through courses, and they even scrape your crumbs off the tablecloth as they continue to serve you.

If those things don't matter to you, great for you. But to act like they aren't doing any work deserving of a 20% tip on the total bill is frankly a lie.

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I would bet that they are making more per hour based in that tip than the person paying the bill


... So? So because the server might be making more money than you due to the standard 20% tip that people leave, it makes sense to stick it to them by not tipping well and letting other patrons cover for you?


bayoudude
LSU Fan
Houma
Member since Dec 2007
21800 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
Seems like a waste of money to leave a large tip in many cases.


LouisianaLady
USA Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2009
77493 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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Seems like a waste of money


To each their own. There are a lot of things people buy for themselves that I find a waste of money. Giving someone working hard a few extra dollars to pad their daily total is not something I personally consider to be a waste of money.

It is a small gesture that has little effect on me and can brighten someone's day. If the difference between a good tip and lackluster tip had an impact on my financial situation, I wouldn't be dining out, which is a luxury in the first place.


Anguyen504
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2014
515 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
I’m a waiter myself in BR, and this is a lovely take. It’s all about the details, but people don’t really appreciate that.

Ive been perusing this thread and my thoughts on it are genuinely hilarious


Rohan Gravy
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2017
13045 posts

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

I’m curious.

As a former waiter myself.


What thoughts of yours are genuinely hilarious?


Anguyen504
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2014
515 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
The fact that people are trying to justify tipping you 10-15%. If a waiter is making sure everything is comfortable while you’re there and answering every question you asked, then the waiter had done his job. What’s the point of tipping 10-15%? It is absolute disrespect


Rohan Gravy
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2017
13045 posts

re: Tip etiquette question: Do you base your tip amount on included taxes?
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The fact that people are trying to justify tipping you 10-15%.




I agree.

But 15% to 20 % is acceptable. That’s the answer to the original question.


I think there’s only one poster that said less than 15% is acceptable.


What type of restaurant do you work in?


In sounds like you do an excellent job of serving your customers

And you should expect 20% or more.


But 15% is not because you failed


It’s the customer.




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