I know I’ve talked about tipping before, but I just got inspiration to revisit it again. I know that if you live in other countries it’s not quite the same, but if you live in the US you need to ALWAYS TIP. Most people in the food industry get 3 bucks for their minimum wage and after that everything they earn is in tips. Aim for 20% and adjust depending on the quality of the service.
Also, if you get delivery a lot you really need to consider how you tip. Your name and address are in the system of the restaurant you order from, and if you don’t tip well or you yell at the driver or you are just a douchebag in general, it will be noted in your file and from that point on every person who makes and handles your food will know exactly how you treat your driver, and it can suck for you pretty hard. Some places will just put your food as last priority, but some may decide to spit in it or do any other unsavory things. If you tip well and act like a decent human being, however, you could get a nice little note in your file which will (hopefully) protect your food and make you more of a priority when it comes to dispatching orders.
But really, tipping is just a decent thing to do and it’s legitimately the least you can do to help another human being who just helped you. Tip pls.
Well, it’s been a good 7 months, but today marks my last day at McAlister’s! Such a bitter sweet thing… So let’s take a moment to see what I’ve learned from personal experience at this job:
- You can’t mop in the walk in freezer. The wet mop water freezes instantly and gets the mop stuck to the floor.
- You can’t put something in the sink, turn on the water, and walk away. It WILL overflow.
- I’m better than the average bear at washing dishes. You’d be surprised at how many people that don’t have any common sense doing this job; ie: cleaning food out of the sink before putting dishwater in it, making sure the water is warm, actually scrubbing the dishes, and not taking FOREVER to do them. (direct quote from my co-woker: “dang cara you crushed these dishes!”)
- People love you even more if you bring baked goods to work.
- Always make your food look sexy. That’s right, sexy. Don’t take forever, but take enough time to actually make your sandwich/salad/spud pretty and appealing.
- Don’t serve food to people that you wouldn’t eat yourself.
- Don’t forget to check the schedule and sleep through an entire shift, only to wake up to a voicemail from your manager.
- Be flexible! You won’t always get off exactly when you’re supposed to or you might get cut early. It’s the food business, you can’t predict it! But please don’t leave right in the middle of a huge rush because you “are taking your kids to the pool.” C’mon really??
- Get used to burning your fingers on meat from the steamer or burning your arm when dealing with the potatoes in the potato drawer. Consider it a battle scar you should be proud of!
- Fall in love with sweet tea. Free all you can drink! Oh and mix it with a little bit of Sprite for a bomb, refreshing drink.
- Have fun! Make jokes, help out your co-workers, ask questions, and be talkative!
best advice - all true.
Terrible Tipper of the Day: Twitter @FutureExBanker says (by way of Eater): “my jerk boss tips exactly 1%” because he loathes the 99%.” He also apparently felt the need to tell True Food Kitchen server Breanna to “get a real job.”
I think it’s high time someone occupied his ass with their foot.
Don’t yell at them if something goes wrong with the food order or if your food is overcooked. That’s usually not their fault, but even if it is realize that everyone makes mistakes. Treat them like you want to be treated when you mess up.
If you live in America, tip 20% for good or even subpar service. Take your bill total and multiple it by 2 and then move the decimal point one notch to the left. For example, if your bill is $133.54, you multiple that by 2 to get 267.08. Move the decimal over one and you’ve got $26.70. I’d round up just because I’m lazy.
That means if your service was good, you leave that server $27 extra. You do that because you’re a decent human being. If your service was not that great but still decent, leave 15%. I always leave 20 so I have no idea how to determine that. Most phones have a tip calculator- use it.
If the service was absolutely positively atrocious, maybe then can you consider leaving less than 15%, but try to remember that everyone has an off day sometimes and that in this economy every dollar earned counts. Be kind.
more perfect words were never said