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View Poll Results: What do you do if you get bad service?
Complain to the waiter. 2 4.08%
Complain to the manager. 9 18.37%
Ask for another waiter. 0 0%
Don't leave a tip. 20 40.82%
Leave a nasty note on the ticket. 0 0%
Don't return to the establishment. 12 24.49%
Other. 6 12.24%
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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-09-2003, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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Okay, I always tip at least 10%, even if I have not-so-good service. I understand the waiters make like $2.13/hr. I tip better when the service is better. I even tip at Sonic (which I was told by my roomie's girlfriend who was a manager at one, that you are supposed to tip the carhop). With that being said, I want to share a story:

Myself, my roommate Lonnie, Christie, and Melissa went to a restaurant here in BG on Friday. After 10pm, they turn the bar area into karaoke. We go every Friday night. I ordered Chicken Fingers, fries, and a salad with ranch. Lonnie ordered the same thing, but no tomatoes on the salad and extra ranch. He asked if cheese and bacon came on it and the waiter said yes. I don't remember what Christie and Melissa ordered. Anyways, the waiter brought our food, but didn't leave silverware. Of course, he was no where to be found so I got up and got it myself. Lonnie's salad had tomatoes, but no cheese, bacon, or extra ranch. We ran out of drinks more than once. I got up to go to the bathroom and just so happened the waiter went in before me. He also left before me, but I noticed he didn't wash his hands. So of coruse I had to tell everyone at the table. They were so disgusted by this time, Lonnie went and compalined to the manager. They sent the waiter home and are putting him on probation apparently.

So my questions is, what do you do if you get bad service?

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post #2 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-09-2003, 11:39 AM
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Haha, it's like that Seinfeld episode. Poppie!

If I get bad service, I tip, but I only tip using the change in my pocket. That just gives me some satisfaction, and allows me to sleep at night.


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post #3 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-09-2003, 12:35 PM
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I tend to not leave a tip and not return

Usually I give like a 20% tip.
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post #4 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-09-2003, 12:39 PM
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Same here. No tip and I won't return.
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post #5 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-09-2003, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Someone would really have to piss my off to not ever go back somewhere.

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I'm all about customer service... I go places based on it. I will not use a bank if they want me to use an ATM. I will not go to a place that has treated me poorly. I will pay more for good service.

So if I get bad service once, I probably won't return there for a long while, but eventually yeah I probably would. It would be a while though (example: one of the liquor stores near here made some comment about "out of staters, go back to your own state" one time when Iw as buying booze... I didn't return for 2 months until yesterday).
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at my work place, I make sure customer service is my number 1 priority. So whenever I go someplace and don't get the same kind of customer service, I get really peeved.

In my mind, I'm like "dude! I get paid less than you and yet you're the one with the lack of customer service... and you still work here?!"

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I hate when the servers don't come by a check to see if you need some more Coke or another Beer. GGGRRrrrr!! No tips for Slackers.
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I hate when the servers don't come by a check to see if you need some more Coke or another Beer. GGGRRrrrr!! No tips for Slackers.
My friend's Dad doesn't tip if he runs out of a drink.

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Good Man. LOL....I also hate when it takes more than 30 mins to get your food after you placed your order.
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