How much do you tip?
In the UK tipping in a restaurant is discretionary, but usually most people tip between 10 and 12.5 percent (sometimes that 12.5 percent is actually added on by the restaurant as an option, which you can ask to have removed, but most of us don’t).
In the USA however, tipping in restaurants is essential and it’s pretty steep in comparison to the British way of tipping. When eating out, you are expected to add a whopping 20 percent to your total bill, which can really add to your meal’s total.
Step in, Internet-turned-porn star, Chris Crocker, who opened the debate on tipping, posting a video of him giving a $40 tip on a $14 bill saying, “don’t complain about the tipping when it’s literally part of the dining experience, bitch, if you don’t want to tip, don’t dine the f**k out.
He continued, “We’re not living in Europe where their (servers) hourly pay is built into the situation,” before adding, “Waiters waitresses, bar tenders are juggeling college, children… they’re making $2 an hour, having to split their tips with their co-workers. If you’ve got a problem tipping, sit your ass at home bitch”.
In the UK there is a minimum wage (£8.21 for adults over the age of 25 from April 2019) which employers must pay their wait staff, however in the US employers do not have to pay the $7.25 minimum wage to tipped staff and can go as low as $2.13 per hour, as long as tips equals at the minimum wage.
If you don’t want to tip at least 20%
Sit. Your. Ass. Home. pic.twitter.com/UF03HdExxh
— Chris Crocker xxx (@ChrisCrocker) January 26, 2019
Well, the Internet came at the situation from all sides.
Yes, 20% plus, is a fair tip….I have friends that bust their asses serving people….and those that give you good, friendly service and work hard, WELL deserve it! Cheers to all of them! ?????? pic.twitter.com/hw8YZXeeiv
— William Krzemien (@WillCruise4MM) January 27, 2019
There are actually people who don’t understand the concept of tipping their servers.
My mom worked as a waitress for many years and I know it’s very hard work.
— Louis ???️??❤️??????? (@louis_5466) January 26, 2019
Best. Fucking. PSA. EVER! Thanks babe! ?❤️?
— BlueMantis (@MantisBlue) January 26, 2019
If their service not good you not getting 20% , 15% yea but not 20% and if it’s excellent you’ll get 55%
— Kri$tian (@kristsinterlude) January 26, 2019
As someone who used to serve this is too accurate. Too many people who don’t even tip feel entitled to treat you like dirt cause “it’s your job”
— Youtube : It’s Malcolm ?? (@ItsMalcolmYT) January 26, 2019
Because they don’t make even near minimum wage without a tip… common knowledge
— Meaghan (@IndyMeaghan) January 26, 2019
This is how I see it… if you can afford too go out to eat! You can TIP!!! 🙂
— Britt (@Brittneesacs69) January 26, 2019
So is it okay to tip at least 15%? Just curious…. I try to tip 15% or more if I’m able. I used to waitress and had to rely on my tips to feed my family and pay bills
— drag0ng0ddess (@celticgoddess77) January 27, 2019
Well, it was started during prohibition. Restaurants were dying and they encouraged tipping so they could pay servers less….It never ended. So yes, it is incredibly ridiculous. But this shit shouldn’t be an excuse to screw over the people stuck in this shitty situation.
— Patrick Delphia (@PatrickXDelphia) January 27, 2019
Mdrrrr t’as raison mon pote. En France elles sont payées à l’heure et le concept du tips nous est totalement inconnu. Après est ce que si un jour je vais aux U.S.A je vais respecter la ” tips culture “? Aucune idée. Je ne pense pas.
— Bronson (@DY_Bronson) January 27, 2019
No. No other job gets tipped. Doctors don’t get tipped. Police don’t get tipped. Teachers don’t get tipped. Why should someone who just brought you over food get tipped. Tipping is bs. They should be served minimum wage by the employer.
— male_body_love (@malebodylove1) January 26, 2019
Why tip someone for doing their job? Unless it’s outstanding service.
— Sherra (@GeneralSherra) January 26, 2019
American restaurants should just pay staff better so they wouldn’t need such rediculous tips. Heard it helps everywhere else in the world haa
— james (@welshguyxxx) January 27, 2019
Fix the wages for servers. Because her eating shouldn’t be based on how generous people she doesn’t work for are. Tips should be her extra money. Not yet damned rent .
— Brie Stoll (@briemail) January 27, 2019
What do you think? How much do you tip?
YOUR SUPPORT MEANS EVERYTHING
Help us deliver unique, usable and reliable journalism that supports the gay, bisexual and curious community of the United Kingdom. Can you help protect LGBT+ media? Publishers like us have come under severe threat by the likes of Google and Facebook. The problem is that advertisers are choosing to put their money with them, rather than with niche publishers like us. Our goal is to eliminate banner ads altogether on site and we can do that if you could pledge us a tiny amount each month.
We’re asking our readers to pledge just £1 per month, more if you’re feeling swanky. You can stop payment at any time.
It’s quick and easy to sign up and you’ll only have to do it once.