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Gratuity etiquette
« on: December 28, 2018, 10:00:02 AM »
Just experienced this .....

Late lunch for 2 = $80.
Restaurant charged 18% auto gratuity.
On top of that, they asked for another tip.

I asked the waiter why there is an auto gratuity?  He simply replied ..."Oh, it's because sometimes our customers don't tip us enough so we decided to add the auto tip on top of the regular tip.  We can only make money by doing this."

Is this right?   I usually thought a party of 5 or more warrants the auto tip??  No???





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Re: Gratuity etiquette
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 12:23:09 PM »
if there's already a gratuity, then don't bother tipping.



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Re: Gratuity etiquette
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 01:05:40 PM »
Just experienced this .....

Late lunch for 2 = $80.
Restaurant charged 18% auto gratuity.
On top of that, they asked for another tip.

I asked the waiter why there is an auto gratuity?  He simply replied ..."Oh, it's because sometimes our customers don't tip us enough so we decided to add the auto tip on top of the regular tip.  We can only make money by doing this."

Is this right?   I usually thought a party of 5 or more warrants the auto tip??  No???

Where at? Name of restaurant?

I've never heard of such thing but policies can vary...



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Re: Gratuity etiquette
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2018, 01:14:39 PM »
Where at? Name of restaurant?

I've never heard of such thing but policies can vary...
  This, this right here, what you just stated, this is an example of ignorance, btw.  Not what you keep referring to is ignorance.  ;D



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Re: Gratuity etiquette
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2018, 02:06:41 PM »
  This, this right here, what you just stated, this is an example of ignorance, btw.  Not what you keep referring to is ignorance.  ;D

"This, this right here, what you just stated, this is an example of" ...still foaming badly at the mouth like a "volcano"...so much for the ignorant claim of "ignore"...I know you tried really hard to keep your words but the foam just takes over like your fellow members of your narrow minded ignorant clique..i.e., BNM... ;D

WATCH AS THIS IGNORANT CRAWLS BACK TO PROVE ME RIGHT AGAIN...NOT THAT IT'S HARD WHEN IT'S THE HANDFUL MEMBERS OF THE NARROW MINDED IGNORANT CLIQUE..AS THEIR WORDS ARE AS WORTHLESS AS THEM..."hilarious"... ;D ;D ;D



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Re: Gratuity etiquette
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2018, 03:02:59 PM »
if there's already a gratuity, then don't bother tipping.
What I don't get is why there's an auto tip?
Why can't the customer just tip what they think is appropriate?



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Re: Gratuity etiquette
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2018, 04:00:17 PM »
Where at? Name of restaurant?

I've never heard of such thing but policies can vary...
It was at a Viet restaurant in southern WI.



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Re: Gratuity etiquette
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2018, 04:02:52 PM »
I tip solely base on service.....an d it can be $0 to 20%



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Re: Gratuity etiquette
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2018, 04:03:42 PM »
  This, this right here, what you just stated, this is an example of ignorance, btw.  Not what you keep referring to is ignorance.  ;D
Huh?? :icon_scratch:



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Re: Gratuity etiquette
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2018, 11:20:01 AM »
If they already got the tip figured in, tell them that's all they get.



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Re: Gratuity etiquette
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2018, 08:26:17 PM »
A party of 6-7 will be charged gratuity. I donít tip extra because that 15% is a lot already on top of the taxes too.



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Re: Gratuity etiquette
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2018, 10:21:10 PM »
I think either of these gadgets should work for Fancee if she goes back to that same Viet restaurant... ???

This one is good for the double tip scammers as well as people that already coated their spoon/fork/chop stick with their own saliva but still try to use that same utensil to dip the serving bowl and platter  ;D:



And this one is just good to have so you can call frauds and scammers out right on the spot  ;D O0:




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Re: Gratuity etiquette
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2018, 11:09:01 PM »
I've heard of auto gratuity when your group is 8+. But they never ask for more.




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Re: Gratuity etiquette
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2019, 08:56:38 AM »
Just experienced this .....

Late lunch for 2 = $80.
Restaurant charged 18% auto gratuity.
On top of that, they asked for another tip.

I asked the waiter why there is an auto gratuity?  He simply replied ..."Oh, it's because sometimes our customers don't tip us enough so we decided to add the auto tip on top of the regular tip.  We can only make money by doing this."

Is this right?   I usually thought a party of 5 or more warrants the auto tip??  No???


Though I don't mind eating out...but I try to stay away from places like that! A lesson learned.



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Re: Gratuity etiquette
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2019, 11:09:05 AM »
They should be reported or shamed on Facebook social media.

Non Viet stores here in Cali that I know of are charging extras.  It is not even a Viet custom to take tips either thus why we viets are not big on customer service.  Sounds like a pho joint that serves white folks so they are trying to play by the white man rule.  I would of taken it to the owner and threaten fool that you'll go to Facebook to shame with it.  Social media I tell ya.  It is so powerful these days.  Someone from the papers may take the story and go viral with it. 



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