how do you tip at the restaurant you work for?
My husband and I had brunch at the restaurant I work at. I am new there so I didn't expect to get 50% off on our tab. Is this a common practice?
Also, before I had overheard conversations on undertipping customers so I didn't want be seen as a cheapo and ended up tipping what I would be, had I been given the regular tab. Now, my husband says that was unnecessary. Help me out here.
This was our favorite place to eat before I started working for them and now it feels awkard. Unless I'm told what I did was OK and I'm simply overanalyzing the situation it's going to be weird eating there again. I appreciate the comments. Thanks
I would have done the same thing that you did. Others will disagree, because they favor tipping on the total of the bill, but I generally always tip on the full price amount before any discounts. Your co-workers will appreciate it and their appreciation may help you be a "happier" worker at times too.
I would tip on the total bill before the 50% deduction, just like you did.
You're tipping your coworker(s) and they, in the end, are the ones who will be benefiting from your goodwill.
It was a good thing you did.
There are many reasons to base your tip on the undiscounted total irrespective of whether or not you work there. Since these are your co-workers, there are many more reasons, most importantly that they ARE your co-workers, and it would help foster some workplace harmony. If you tried to save a few ducats by tipping them on the discounted total, you might find that you get less help on your shifts or worse yet, sabotaged on the job. Stiff them at your peril!