narcoleptish wrote:As a bartender I never gave back five 1's without being asked.
I never do either, but in an upscale restaurant bar it's probably not out of place. I agree that to me it seems presumptuous in a more casual setting.
narcoleptish wrote:As a bartender I never gave back five 1's without being asked. I was derided by other bartenders and customers alike, but it was just a little too presumptuous for me.
lifelongmadison wrote:...When I was behind the bar sure, paper meant more attention... it meant you were drunk, or had a nice fuck me smile... either way, you had my attention.
lifelongmadison wrote:...A nicer tip(which was not always money, a decent person could make your day by just being human) would get a nod and and a 'quick as I can' wink, but for me, it was mostly first come, first served. I was never really swayed by large tips, as they usually weren't impressing me, just who they were with.
lifelongmadison wrote:...Obviously, a single 'keep gets more or less depending on if you have to toss pretzles, or worse, coins to get attention when your glass is empty ( btw, it seems that the barkeeps of the fairer sex need to be rousted from the tv or paper, IMO).
lifelongmadison wrote:It's a fact that tipping has more to do with how you are GREETED when you sit down, than the tip you give during the night.
Fat.The.Gangster wrote:white_rabbit wrote: DUDE! You can't be serious. The bartender is the keeper of the booze.
And more often than not, bartenders know it and imagine it bestows upon them magical powers . . . magical powers that necessitate a one dollar tip per act. I would imagine that if a bar eliminated tipping, more people would patronize the establishment, in turn creating a higher return with which to pay a living wage to their employees. It's a win-win.
Hank_Venison wrote:narcoleptish wrote:As a bartender I never gave back five 1's without being asked. I was derided by other bartenders and customers alike, but it was just a little too presumptuous for me.
I used to feel the same way. Then I got over it. Once I started giving back ones in the change, my tips improved immensely. I never looked back.
Bailey wrote:Take it from someone who used to bartend. When it's busy, know what you want before walking up to the bar, spend the extra $5 a night to tip well ($1 a drink) and you won't wait too long the next time. We remember the good ones.
Detritus wrote:A dollar per tip per drink is not unreasonable to me. But eight bucks for a glass of merlot--now that's unreasonable.
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