If you are going to eat in a fine restaurant, you will most likely to tip the waiter or waitress that had been attending and serving your needs. However, when it comes to tipping it will most likely depend on the type of service that they have offered to you.
Here are some tips that you should always keep in mind when it comes to tipping your waiter!
Calculate the right amount
A good rule of the thumb is to tip the waiter at least 15% of the overall bill when you are eating in a restaurant. This is the minimum tip you could ever give to your waiter after you received their service. Always keep in mind that if you give them anything less than the minimum, the waiter will be offended. Just consider this, if you are not that satisfied with the service of the waiter then you could at least give them 15% of the overall bill.
If you think that their service is good enough, that’s the time that you would give 20% of the overall bill and if you are really impressed with the way the waiter has handled you, then you should consider giving them 25%.
Try downloading a tip generating app
If you don’t want to calculate inside of your head, you can always install a tip generating application on your smartphone. All you need to do is to put your bill amount on the application and then it will automatically calculate it for you. Aside from applications, there are also websites wherein you can also input the amount of the bill if you wanted so that you will be accurate in the tip that you will be giving your waiter.
Do not be afraid to leave a small tip
If you have really received a bad service and you weren’t satisfied with the services that the waiter gave you, you are not required to give them the minimum tip. However, you can try fixing it out by talking to the waiter about your complaints if you really feel bad. If they are ignoring you, or they do not take interest then you should really give them a small tip. That’s not being a jerk or insensitive but you are only giving them what they deserve. Most especially if they have treated you rudely, it’s okay if you do not give any tip at all. The management could do something about the attitude of the waiter if you tend to report it.
There you go. Now that you know how to tip your waiter just right, make sure that you apply these tips in order to make your waiter happy. However, there are some countries that don’t accept any tips at all so before you give a tip to when eating in a new restaurant in a new country, get to know their rules about tipping to make sure that you are not accidentally insulting their services.