Customers should always tip food workers

If you’re looking for a way to make anyone in the food service business angry all you have to do is one simple thing. Don’t tip.


by Katie Mulhern, Staff Writer

A simple way to get almost any person in the food business to hate you is to not tip.

I’m sure many STA girls in the service business can relate to this because when someone does their job and tries to make sure a customer has a good experience one would expect a little something extra.

Now I understand that if someone is given bad service that it shouldn’t be necessary, but when they are picky and rude but still don’t see the need to leave even a single dollar that’s rude. As an employee of an ice cream store, I encounter many impolite people.

A story I can still remember like it was yesterday was when a lady walked in after closing asking me if I could get her a scoop of mint chocolate cookie ice cream and requested that I pick out all the cookie pieces. I handed it to her, she paid and walked out without a smile or a sign of thanks.

According to people started tipping in 17th century England. If people who bathed once every couple months and threw their own waste out of the window thought it was polite, you should too.

A study shown by shows that tips make up about 85% of a waiter or waitresses salary.

There is really no right or wrong way to tip. Just show your appreciation and be pleasant to whoever is helping you. Put yourself in their shoes.

When you’re out for dinner with your friends, think about how the person serving has friends that he or she wants to be with, but they are there making sure you have a good experience. It’s the nice thing to do.

Personally, I’m an almost broke teenager, Your tips may not seem like a big deal, but they help so much.