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To tip or not to tip that is the question.
A couple in Philadelphia felt the service at a local pub was poor and was arrested for not paying an 18% gratuity. The charge of theft will most likely not hold up in court.
http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local-beat/Time-In-Prison--70426052.html?yhp=1

The question is if you feel the service is bad would you stick to your guns and go to jail or would you go ahead and pay the tip.
| Closed on 12/19/09 at 05:00PM
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10%a. I'll pay I'll pay
50%b. Book me Dano
40%c. beaneaters

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#1 | 1736 days ago

i've been a waitress at a few restaurants and have been serving at a bar for 2 years now. it's not easy work at all and i'll turn a blind eye to bad service. i tend to overtip in most cases. if the server blows, i just do the minimum.
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#1 | 1736 days ago

i've been a waitress at a few restaurants and have been serving at a bar for 2 years now. it's not easy work at all and i'll turn a blind eye to bad service. i tend to overtip in most cases. if the server blows, i just do the minimum.
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#2 | 1736 days ago

ms_hippie_queen wrote:
i've been a waitress at a few restaurants and have been serving at a bar for 2 years now. it's not easy work at all and i'll turn a blind eye to bad service. i tend to overtip in most cases. if the server blows, i just do the minimum.
Once again, we agree. 

I've been a waitress in the past (and admittedly a terrible one, at that) but it isn't easy work and you work pretty much on tips alone.  There was only one time that I didn't tip a server and that was because he tried to kick us out before we were even done eating, then, after we refused to leave, told a friend of mine that he had spit in our food anyway.   
Took 3 people to physically hold me back. 
#3 | 1736 days ago

I also am in the food service industry but if a tip is automatically added and the service was awful i would throw a fit about it. most times i give additional tips if the service was good
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#4 | 1736 days ago
fasterhurry (+)

Tipping don't excist n my country and if da service is bad we never go back. Word of mouth is powerful I seen lots under New Management 2 bring da customers back. Hell yeah I'd go 2 Jail.
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#5 | 1736 days ago

I ALWAYS GIVE A TIP, BUT IS THE SERVICE IS BAD , I TALK WHITH THE BOSS AND SAY WHY I DONT GIVE MY TIP.- IF I AM VERY  I GIVE A CENT .-
#6 | 1736 days ago

I usually tip very well, but if I'm at a bar and I start getting thirsty that means you're not doing your job. No tip for you.
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#7 | 1736 days ago

it all depends on how the server is at my table if i have to ask for something more than twice the tipometer clicks on and she/he loses with every incident after that......i will not go  to jail for not tipping if the service sucked the tip is gonna suck to....but if i see a sign saying that you will be sent to jail for not tipping 18% then i am on my ways to taco bell.....dont need the hassle ......let them lose the business....
#8 | 1736 days ago

If the service is lousy, I just leave a couple of pennies to make a point, so they know I wasn't being cheap or had it stolen.
#9 | 1736 days ago

(Edited by Debi_L)
If she did those things, you probably would've been "obviously excited".

Edited for language ~ JCF
#10 | 1736 days ago

Sounds ridiculous.
#11 | 1736 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

This story is crazy and I hope they are found innocent!  I do however tip even in bad service just not as much.  I know that waitresses  rely on tips.  if my service is good I tip good.  If not I still tip.
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#12 | 1736 days ago
JRSFLAME88 (+)

Kenne wrote:
If she did those things, you probably would've been "obviously excited".

Edited for language ~ JCF
I think that when he says she gave him a semi....that is what it means.
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#13 | 1736 days ago

I pay according to service.
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#14 | 1736 days ago
18packabs (+)

The more cleavage, the bigger the TIP.......
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#15 | 1736 days ago
I_GARDNER (+)

tipping is a VOLUNTARY act. Bad Service = No tip. Don't like it tough!
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#16 | 1736 days ago

We always tip well when the service is good, sometimes we tip smaller for less service but if the service is dam poor and someone is texting on their cell or just standing around.
Book me Dano was just a great choice of answers.
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#17 | 1736 days ago

I am notoriously a great tipper, because I've done the job.  However, if he service bites and I am thirsty he/she will get the absolute minimum. Excellent service will get an excellent tip - I plan for excellent service when figuring how much I am spending on a meal.
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#18 | 1735 days ago

(Edited by The_Real_Stoney)
If it's poor service I'll still tip 15%, but if it's good I'll stick with my standard 30ish%
It's amazing the free stuff you get if you're a regular at a place and tip well
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#19 | 1735 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
The_Real_Stoney wrote:
If it's poor service I'll still tip 15%, but if it's good I'll stick with my standard 30ish%
It's amazing the free stuff you get if you're a regular at a place and tip well
SO TRUE..my drinks are even made better than everyone else's plus they might be free. My friends came to "my bar"one day while I was at work. When i got off i met them there and they said their drinks were terrible. I tasted them then I went to my bartender and ordered the same drink and let them taste it. it was amazing.  I love my Harley. His tips are always excellent. Now all the bartenders know how to make my drinks.

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