I usually just double the tax and that is what I tip, I think it usually comes out to more that what is required but its easier to figure that way. Have I been doing it wrong.
On a cruise we tip the mandatory amount. I think the cruise lines do it that way so it will be easier for us and we do like it that way. Then the last night I give extra to the room steward and the waiter and assistant. Always, they do a good job and we do keep them busy. I have never had anything to complain about. They never ask me to do the dishes or cook, its worth an extra $50 or so.
Yes I am a server!! Take the tax and double ( in B.C. cdn. 14% tax),
I do agree thou if you have bad service don't tip!! I just think that if you can afford to go out you can afford to tiP!
no double would be 14%! an average tip for good service is 10 to 15 % on the whole bill!! with the tax, if you choose not to, well thats your choice! Why don't you try doing it for a week!