Your tipping post makes me really angry. You don't know her circumstances. You don't know her finances. And to expect a tip at all is disgusting. I get what you're saying about minimum wage but even so, tipping is at the person's DISCRETION. Be thankful you got a tip at all! It could very easily have been zero! I'm sure you were able to charm other customers into tipping extra anyway, so it's not like you're losing out. Be grateful for what tips you get and stop being a whiny little bitch!
I don’t think people realize that here in the states we, as servers, don’t get paid a salary.
I didn’t point out in the post that I made things that CLEARLY showed they weren’t poor. (the iPhone 5s, the DSLR, the fact that they were staying in a hotel for the weekend in NYC from Pennsylvania, etc.) I’ve seen poverty. You can’t use that as an excuse.
We also have to, no matter what we get tipped, TIP OUT other sections of the restaurant (i.e.; hosts, bartenders, etc) so if we get a ZERO dollar tip, we are paying out of our own pocket for you to be sitting in our section. That’s what happened with that dollar that I supposedly got.
so I will “whine” all I want. while you continue being anonymous.