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Old March 13th, 2005, 01:10 AM
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Default Re: How many of you auto adjust a tip at a restaurant

Americans tip 25 to 30% ? That is outrageous, here the normal tip amount is 10 to 15 % , except for exceptional service, then 20%.

I do not tip more then 10% if service is poor, and if the service is horrendous, and I see no mitigating factors( restaurant is crowded and I can actually see the staff struggling to keep up) then I might tip less. I normally tip 15%.

People who overtip so - so service are ruining service for the rest of us, cut it out!!

I don't mind an automatic tip of 15 % for large groups since some people are cheap and don't throw in their fair share of tip,and then those of us who do have to throw in extra. I would expect decent service though. I understand some things going wrong though, and I am not heartless. If it is really busy and the restuarant appears understaffed I don't punish a waiter or waitress who is really trying to keep up.
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