Was I being rude here?
I am tired of being expected to tip for less and less service. Today I actually called a restaurant and asked for take out rather than delivery. I went to the place and guess what? A tip jar with a super tacky note about how their "girls need to have funds" (because they somehow get away with only hiring female workers) and when I went to pay in credit card- I saw a default tip of 15 percent had already been filled out. This really pissed me off. I drove myself to the restaurant and here Im supposed to tip this chick for handing me something.
I gladly changed the default 20 percent thing to zero and said "hey it is really tacky that they are basically guilt tripping customers into tipping- I mean already having the option of 20 percent filled out?When it is the take out register?? Her response was like "ummm well......like they don;t pay us money". I just told her to work someplace else then and it isnt my problem. I shouldn't have to tip unless I actually got served.
- FoofaLv 72 months ago
Tipping culture has really gotten out of control of late. It was wrong for them to tack a tip onto a takeout order and it was doubly wrong for this worker to complain about her wage to a customer.
- armourorLv 52 months ago
In Australia, we pay good wages about $20 an Hour Minimum wage, so we don't NEED to tip
Maybe if the USA did the same thing everyone would eat less and the Catering world would not steal from you
- falconLv 52 months ago
No ,not at all this is ridicules
- GEEGEELv 72 months ago
Yes. You should have just crossed out the tip amount, inserted a zero, and walked away. Sure venting made YOU feel better but you barked at a person who probably cannot even use the restroom without asking first.
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- 2 months ago
I wouldn't tip in that situation either
- Anonymous2 months ago
You were not rude to cross off the tip. It's crazy to automatically add a tip for a take out order. Tips are voluntary especially when there is no table service.
You WERE rude to comment about it. The counter help doesn't make policy. If you want to complain about the policy, ask to speak to the manager. You don't tell an employee to quit their job. (Granted, her response to your complaint was also inappropriate).
Referring to women as "chick" is also rude. Chicks are immature chickens - one of the stupidest animals on the planet. That word is an insult.
- Pearl LLv 72 months ago
maybe you should go eat at mcdonalds then
- susanLv 72 months ago
Writing tip: this would be more believable if you hadn't changed the automatic gratuity from 15 to 20 percent in the middle of your story.
- Candy coatedLv 62 months ago
No I don't think the tip should be automatically added, that's ridiculous.
- PowerpuffLv 72 months ago
they didn't microwave the meal. it was cooked.