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Is tipping in restaurants justified?

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I don't mind tipping so long as I got excellent service. I do mind that there's a"recommended" percentage. I think that part is absurd! You should tip what you deem is worthy of the service you got. It will teach the wait staff to be better with their service as opposed to being sub-standard because tipping is expected.
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I think so. They work for low pay and it's not easy being in the service industry.
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I deem that it's not justified at all. First of all customer have to know the final price, including taxes, tips and all. If owners really cares about their employees they have to include salary and bonuces in the final price.
Moreover It's cooks who deserve tips, because they do the most importnat part. Who actually cares about waiters, but we do care about food itself, its quality, its taste, its freshness.
I admit the fact of waiters underpayment, but why on Earth customers should care about it.
I see it this way: we don't pay tips -> waiters stop working -> employers have to pay waiters bigger salaries -> customers pay the difference too employers directly according to bills -> profit.
Luckily in my country we don't have this nonsence in restaurants. Of course, you can add some, but it's not really necessary.
I always pay extra to performers if I see extraordinary quality of their work, like when taxi driver got me to the point really fast (and in one piece), or plumber did a great job, very solid, neat and accurate.
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If it's an expensive restaurant then I don't see why you should still leave tips unless you're a millionaire.
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There's no tipping in our country. The owners pay their servers well enough so there's no need for tips.
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Of course! If you enjoyed the service, you should tip accordingly.
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If you were satisfied with their service, you should leave a tip. That's courtesy.
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Giving a tip is one of the ways the customers show their gratitude to the crew of the restaurants.
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I do not think it is justified. The owners should be taking care of their people and treat them like family. They shouldn't leave it up to the customers to compensate for the employees.
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I do not think it is justified. The owners should be taking care of their people and treat them like family. They shouldn't leave it up to the customers to compensate for the employees.
We should also not take it against the owner of the restaurants if the customers are still giving tips. I am sure that the owners are giving their employees a good compensation plan. Also, it is a voluntary thing on the part of the customers. They can leave without a tip on the table but as a courtesy, they are leaving some for the waiter or someone who have helped them enjoy the food and service.
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Yes. I still give tips especially if the waiter or waitress is super kind and attentive.
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It is just a way to appreciate to the waiter, and we have to do this.
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We already pay enough for the food and service. There's no need to shell out more money!
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