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Question for Waiters

jhopp217 | Mar 14, 2009 04:53 AM

I have never beena waiter, but I have noticed more and more that menus state that gratuity is included for parties over six. I seem to remember when this policy was for parties of eight or more, but now it's for six.

Here's my question. Do waiters like this? Do they usually get stiffed in these siuations?

Here's why I ask. I went out and there were six of us (3 couples). The bill came to $292. Each couple threw in $120 and handed the waiter $360. He was a standup guy and pointed out that the tip was included. So we were ready to give the guy 23% (and this bill was drink heavy). We ended up giving him what the bill stated which was exactly 20%. The bill before tip would have been $245, and we definitely would have split it three ways and threw in $100 a couple. Sounds like nothing, but it cost him $8. If that 3% happened on every bill, he'd be out a few hundred dollars a week.

What is a waiters point of view?

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