Tipping On To Go Orders

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This probably warrants a couple extra bucks

Part of writing a blog about the restaurant industry and serving is fielding questions from friends.  Every couple of weeks I will field a question from a facebook friend regarding tipping.  I consider this fair since I do link to this blog fairly often on my facebook.  Most of these are pretty easy.  I have no problem letting a friend know that they $30 bottle of wine they ordered does not meet the standard for not tipping the full amount or that they will not go to hell for not dropping a dollar in the tip jar at Chipotle.  The question of tipping on carryout orders is much more difficult.

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10 Reasons Why Serving Is Not Like Your Job

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Let's hope he isn't working while sick.

After 15 years in the restaurant industry, I can still be surprised at how little some people know about how the industry works.  Restaurants operate in a manner far different than most businesses in the United States.  While most Americans are familiar with restaurants from dining out, very few are aware of the working conditions endured by the average restaurant server.  This lack of knowledge is made worse by the fact that the customer who is unaware of this information determines the wage of servers.  This is why a brief refresher on life as server is worth reviewing for those who dine out.

Here are ten ways serving differs from most occupations:

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