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Re: 'Tipping etiquette for waiters'


Last updated 2/21/2008 at Noon

Having been in the restaurant industry, both front and back of the house, for nearly 25 years, I have been witness to some interesting characters, and even more interesting dining room anecdotes. I have worked in four-star establishments, as well as smaller, albeit chic, privately owned dining rooms. Tipping is always controversial.

In response to Mr. Johnson’s letter on his ‘not cheap’ dinner for him and ‘the wife,’ I found it quite disturbing that he felt compelled to punish the waiter for what is generally viewed as a standard service procedure in restaurants.

As a server in...

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