I have learned that if you tip the staff early and often you get better service.
but fuck that mindset. it's their job. are you allowed to give shittier service if your patrons/customers/clients/patients don't give you EXTRA money for doing your job? fuck no. fuck wait staff and bartenders.
9. Anything less than 20 percent is blasphemy. Sorry, kids. This isnít an ego thing; this is a New York thing. Most service industry workers make about $2.13 an hour, far below minimum wage. My livelihood is my tip. And I know without a doubt, I never give service that is worth less than 20 percent. I always find it funny to hear these guys who work for Morgan Stanley or Barclays or UBS or Bank of America talk about throwing money around, but when a $153 bill is dropped, everyone gets real quiet. I was an English major who was terrible at math, and somehow even I know that $20 on anything more than $120 is an insult. Itís ironic that those who deal with money on a daily basis are the ones who seem the most confused when it comes to adding a tip. You arenít curing cancer or solving the debt crisis here, bro. Youíre leaving a 20 percent tip on a check, and Iím pretty sure your phone even has a calculator. Maybe that explains the financial crisis of the last four years. If you canít figure out 20 percent of 173, you probably shouldnít be handling millions of dollars a day for other people. Or if youíre just too cheap to leave an adequate tip, maybe you should just stay home. Do you work for free? No? Okay cool because neither do I.