Why Are People CHEAPRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Aug 14 2018 8:58 PM
Eating out I have had the occasion recently to become friends with servers at different restaurants. It has been very educational about “customers” and the restaurant business.
Being a server is hard work. A server makes $ 2.13 per hour plus tips. The problem is a lot of customers are cheap as ever, demanding, and rude as ever.
One server worked a SundaY. Came to wrk at 9:30 AM until 4 PM. The server, at a nice restaurant, brought home...guess? $ 35.00 You might say, well the server gave awful service. NO!
Often times I have eat at this particular restaurant. The server is outstanding. So service was not the issue.
My Pastor talks about leaving a bulletin tear off at the restaurant. But he reminds the congregation, do not leave it if you are going to leave a cheap tip.
In addition to the service given, the servers have to wrap the silverware, clean the restaurant and leave it in great condition for the shift the next morning.
Recently one server was in tears. That particular server had mutliple tables of 12 to 15, and had only $ 15.00 in tips. Larger crowds often times leave no tips or very little tips. And the crowd was demanding and rude.
Two public high profile restaurants customers in Dothan. When you see them - everyone knows them. One most often leaves a $ 100 tip. But this person is one who has a heart of gratitude and service.
The other high profile person in Dothan. Comes in with several people and never leaves a tip.
What I have come to learn recently is that being a server is extremely hard work. Some customers are nice, some take forever to order as the server is standing there waiting...and waiting...and waiting, while the other tables are waiting for more tea, ketchup, etc.
BE NICE to the servers. Leave a 20% tip. They work hard in a demanding job, almost always with very little respect from the public.
Have you ever stopped and asked the server... How has your day been? Is there anything that I can pray for you about? Have a “blessed day?”
It makes a difference. And they work very hard for their money.