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    Quote Originally Posted by János Hunyadi View Post
    In the customer service industry it's extremely rude to talk back to a customer. One of the golden rules is that the customer is always right. The guy you mentioned sounds like a snooty a-hole, acting as if he was working at the Ritz-Carlton or something.
    You must have learned funny. The customer is not always right. One always has to repeat their order to hear the inevitable "oh no no no, not like that". I don't work at Ritz-Carlton, but I won't tolerate rudeness from customers: if they are rude, I will be slightly less polite than normal or I will serve them in a manner that they deserve. ^^

    Customers think that they must win in every dispute because of this "the customer is always right" crap.

    Thinking about it, I don't tip very "well". Studentry! Yes!
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    Employees should make every effort to please customers, as long as customers aren't trying to cheat/defraud the place. Otherwise, wtf are we paying them for
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwordOfTheVistula View Post
    Employees should make every effort to please customers, as long as customers aren't trying to cheat/defraud the place. Otherwise, wtf are we paying them for
    You're not paying us. You're paying the company we work for. So don't feel so entitled to order someone around who's making minimum wage and doesn't see most of the money you "pay" them. ^^

    We are not slaves. We are not robots. We do not deserve to be treated as such. We are people. We do not have to fawn over people; that's not in the job description, and most people don't like this anyways.

    It's not to say that I won't be polite and helpful. ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freydis View Post
    You're not paying us. You're paying the company we work for. So don't feel so entitled to order someone around who's making minimum wage and doesn't see most of the money you "pay" them. ^^
    You're being paid for the work you do. If you don't like the pay check, just quit eyes:

    Anyway, the wage of waiters is culturally dependent. Countries with a tipping culture usually have lower wages than countries without a tipping culture. If you do not tip in Belgium it's a normal thing, but in the US you would be regarded as cheap or disrespectful. Different cultures, different customs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Freydis View Post
    We are not slaves. We are not robots. We do not deserve to be treated as such.
    Because I've done laborer type vacation jobs myself and because I come from a labor class family, I'll always be kind and helpful towards those janitors, waiters and other people most people never care to be kind to. I do expect some respect in return, though. With the attitude you're currently displaying, don't expect people to be nice to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IlluSionSxxx View Post
    You're being paid for the work you do. If you don't like the pay check, just quit eyes:
    I won't get anymore anywhere else I go. I do the work and sometimes work that others didn't do because they are lazy. I can't "just quit". I don't have this luxury.

    Because I've done laborer type vacation jobs myself and because I come from a labor class family, I'll always be kind and helpful towards those janitors, waiters and other people most people never care to be kind to. I do expect some respect in return, though. With the attitude you're currently displaying, don't expect people to be nice to you.
    I am nice, polite, helpful everywhere. I don't see why people have to treat me like absolute s*** when I am trying to do my job and I'm doing it with more politeness than the vast majority of my coworkers.

    I don't understand why I have to be as polite to the man who is making inappropriate, rude sexual comments to me as I would be with a man who is polite to me. eyes:

    At least I'm never absolutely rude.
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    In Germany, we rarely tip amounts more than 5-10%. Sometimes, we "round up" the amount, e.g. 10 EUR instead of 8.99. Tips are mostly at high-end restaurants, if the waiter was really nice and served in a traditional, schooled style (e.g. asked if everything is okay, if we need anything else, didn't make us wait an exorbitant amount of time for the check, etc.)

    We rarely tip food delivery guys, but then usually food delivery already has a minimal amount and delivery/service fee. Cab drivers if they are out-of-their-way nice or if we change our mind about the route. Hairdresser sometimes, if they did a very nice job and outdid expectations. Roomservice also sometimes, if they did a very nice job. Bartenders, fast food workers, shop assistants etc. never. The reason isn't that we are stingy, but they already receive a fixed salary and don't really depend on tips to survive. In fact, over here tipping is called Trinkgeld (literally "drink money").

    For Americans, it seems to be different.


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    Ahh, I thought it was about dumping rubbish.

    I usually tip 10-15% to a taxi driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nachtengel View Post
    For Americans, it seems to be different.
    In America the paid per hour amount varies state to state for servers, I know Indiana and Kentucky are about $4.00 per hour, that is less than half what a minimum wage job pays. There are two things why this is important, one is good and one is bad.

    The good side of this it insures good friendly prompt service, even though you can tell the server is sometimes putting on act just to get a better tip.

    The bad side is it allows restaurants to get off not paying the full wage amount. I would not mind this for small family owned places, but not chain restaurants. I have never been a server, but it seems like very hard work for the amount, so the tips better be good.
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    Peoples here don't tip very much, 5-10% max. usually. It didn't used to be that widespread, more for old, traditional or more expensive restaurants, where waiting is done traditionally. It may have had to do with the srtuggling economic conditions. But nowadays tipping has become more common. Waiting in modern cafes, pizzerias, bistros, etc. is usually done by students and part-timers or holiday jobbers, and many times the service leaves a little bit to desire. In some places like coffeeshops I've had the experience to wait longer for someone to notice and come take my order or bring my check, some waitresses were surfing on their smartphones and talking instead of tending to clients and so forth. Hence if I only have a coffee or drink I usually ask for the check immediately as they bring the order. But the wages for waiting aren't that good, and some owners expect the waiters to get tips, so I feel a little bit sympathetic and tip in most cases at cafes, restaurants, bars, where the service is at least halfway decent. Taxi drivers I usually tip or round up. At hair salons I tip unless the owner does my hair. It's considered a little bit "rude" to tip the owner.

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