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post #91 of 120
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Originally Posted by Dakota rube View Post
...a Waikiki-area waiter had apparently gone off the deep end that afternoon and beaten a patron to death...
What a shocking lack of supervision! Where was the Maître d' when all this happened? I expect their liability insurance wasn't renewed...
post #92 of 120
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Originally Posted by globetrotter View Post
I went last night to a nice steakhouse...we were shunned off to the very fartherst corner, next to the kitchen...
At this point I would have asked for a different table. If it had not been forthcoming, I would have walked...
post #93 of 120
I once left a really surly waitress 3 pennies. I don't have big problems with honest ineptitude, but I hate surly attitudes.
post #94 of 120
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Originally Posted by Orsini View Post
What a shocking lack of supervision! Where was the Maître d' when all this happened?

I expect their liability insurance wasn't renewed...


I'll have to check with Miss Manners to see if a tip is obligatory after one has passed away at the waitperson's hand.
post #95 of 120
Talk about being on the job too long. I would hope that a formal performance review process would have caught this guy before he went too far.
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Originally Posted by forsbergacct2000 View Post
I'll have to check with Miss Manners to see if a tip is obligatory after one has passed away at the waitperson's hand.
That would be a matter for your survivors... PS: I didn't realize this was an old thread.
post #96 of 120
Tis OK. It's a current problem.

I would want my survivors to know. I hate to think of them doing something tacky in this situation. I want to be remembered kindly.
post #97 of 120
I think you did the right thing. I once stiffed a waiter because he made us wait about 20 minutes for a check (during which time we were asking the other waiters to please find our server so that we could get our check). Fuck that, normally I'm very tolerant even of pretty bad service, but that shit's unacceptable.
post #98 of 120
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Originally Posted by odoreater View Post
I think you did the right thing. I once stiffed a waiter because he made us wait about 20 minutes for a check (during which time we were asking the other waiters to please find our server so that we could get our check). Fuck that, normally I'm very tolerant even of pretty bad service, but that shit's unacceptable.
Far too many times I've felt like a hostage because of the server not bringing the check expeditiously. I tip accordingly.
post #99 of 120
I worked in food service and agree with globe. If thats your job then do it or quit. If you work on tips then you should earn them.

I just read the whole thread and i have to bump this quote by rube this is a great story

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Originally Posted by Dakota rube View Post
Zach: when I was a teenager, my family often spent the holidays on Waikiki. One day we all went to a small bistro just off Kalakauau Blvd for lunch. The service was horrible and the waiter was an absolute asshole. To top it off, my little sister's meal came to the table terribly under-cooked, and as she was prone to histerics, she went postal on the waiter. Her lunch was taken away and replaced (or re-cooked) and we ate and went on our way.

That evening, we were watching the late television newscast and learned that a Waikiki-area waiter had apparently gone off the deep end that afternoon and beaten a patron to death. You should've seen my sister's face when the photo of the perpetrator was flashed on the screen! Same dude.

I don't think she ever bitched about a meal again.
post #100 of 120
How much % tip do you all start at, and how much % do you knock off for each sizable act of poor service?
post #101 of 120
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Originally Posted by Magician View Post
Nremember when New Thunder mysteriously left the board... yeah


So you're the reason why we don't get to see any new pictures of her! Lucky you!
post #102 of 120
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Originally Posted by SirSuturesALot View Post
How much % tip do you all start at, and how much % do you knock off for each sizable act of poor service?


Answers in order:

A) 20%
2) completely subjective
post #103 of 120
Great story! Having worked as a bartender for a number of years I've seen my share of unstable food servers and cooks. This story is a lesson in why it's best to show your dissatisfaction with the tip and a nod to the management when exiting the establishment.

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Originally Posted by Dakota rube View Post
Zach: when I was a teenager, my family often spent the holidays on Waikiki. One day we all went to a small bistro just off Kalakauau Blvd for lunch. The service was horrible and the waiter was an absolute asshole. To top it off, my little sister's meal came to the table terribly under-cooked, and as she was prone to histerics, she went postal on the waiter. Her lunch was taken away and replaced (or re-cooked) and we ate and went on our way.

That evening, we were watching the late television newscast and learned that a Waikiki-area waiter had apparently gone off the deep end that afternoon and beaten a patron to death. You should've seen my sister's face when the photo of the perpetrator was flashed on the screen! Same dude.

I don't think she ever bitched about a meal again.
post #104 of 120
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Originally Posted by odoreater View Post
I think you did the right thing. I once stiffed a waiter because he made us wait about 20 minutes for a check (during which time we were asking the other waiters to please find our server so that we could get our check). Fuck that, normally I'm very tolerant even of pretty bad service, but that shit's unacceptable.

Yeah, but what do you think about getting the check with your pie? Does it interfere with your enjoyment of the pie?
post #105 of 120
I recently had a similar experience, however, the waiter was even worse. We were seated upstairs and after insulting us throughout the meal (including stating that he hated the CIty we were dining in) he said, "Any coffee? I hope not because I don't feel like carrying it up the stairs."

I tipped the hard working bus boys $5 each in cash and let them know that they were doing a great job. I gave the waiter nothing and wrote on the spot for tip: "Find another job."

I then informed the manager.

I went back a few weeks later and the waiter was gone.
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