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View Poll Results: Do you tip at a buffet ( where they bring drinks and take plates)
Yessss 60 88.24%
No 8 11.76%
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Old 09-09-2017, 09:28 PM   #26
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Re: Do you tip at a Buffet?

A buck a head if all the server does is bring drinks and occasionally removes a plate. If the server is more involved or really hustling, they earn more commensurate to their efforts.
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:22 PM   #27
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lol at "a couple of bucks". Do you also still tip the bellboy "$1 per bag" because that's what it says in the Miss Manners 1978 edition?
I don't know what buffets ya'll frequent outside of Vegas but there's one buffet near me that's more than 10.99/person and it's only 14.99. A couple bucks for an $11 buffet is pretty standard. I don't know how things work elsewhere but most buffets here don't expect their employees to live on tips. They are paid normal wages.

I don't tip the bell boy because I'm a man and I can carry my own ****.
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:31 PM   #28
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How is this thread not locked yet? Seriously **** this ****.
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Old 09-09-2017, 11:40 PM   #29
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Re: Do you tip at a Buffet?

I've never been to a Golden Corral. Is it any good?
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Old 09-10-2017, 01:00 AM   #30
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No. And don't let the allure of the chocolate fountain draw you in, because you have to remember every obese child in the county has been all up in that ****.
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Old 09-10-2017, 01:08 AM   #31
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I've never been to a Golden Corral. Is it any good?
Yup. It's not 50 buck meal at a restaurant good, but it's worth the 10-15 bucks it costs easily.
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Old 09-10-2017, 01:11 AM   #32
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I've never been to a Golden Corral. Is it any good?
it's aight to decent....in context, it is much better than all of the cheap buffets in LV.

oops forgot the tipping aspect> yes u should tip. at least $1 per person for plate cleanup. AND more if your service is better.

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Old 09-10-2017, 05:06 AM   #33
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How is this thread not locked yet? Seriously **** this ****.
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:20 AM   #34
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Re: Do you tip at a Buffet?

like a couple others have mentioned, if your server is prompt in refilling your drink and you're needing it refilled 2-3 times and they remove your plates fairly quick what is the big difference between that and a "regular" server? Taking your order? Thats the easiest part of the job. 25% is very nice but at least leave them a couple bucks for their effort. Especially if its busy.

Howard, don't let these Neanderthals deceive you, Golden Corral is horrible, horrible food. Stay away if you respect your body, and your taste buds.
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:36 AM   #35
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I don't think im cheap
Nobody thinks they're cheap.

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As far as places like Golden Corral, they tend to vary by location. I've been to cheap buffets that were well-maintained and therefore passable, and I've been to cheap buffets that were inundated with insects and poors.
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Old 09-10-2017, 06:57 AM   #36
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In defense of Golden Corral I wanted to say I ate there once after a week doing the BSA 50 Mile Afoot/Afloat (hiking/canoeing 50 mi combined) eating MREs and it was ****ing awesome on that occasion.
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Old 09-10-2017, 01:10 PM   #37
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$5 is my standard buffet tip. I'm just happy that I'm the person being served and not the person serving. It's not the greatest job.

And, really, what's $5 these days?
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Old 09-10-2017, 02:01 PM   #38
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what does IQ and tipping have to do with anything?? LOL

GO back to your sub-forum, where you are well liked
You're right; you made a fantastic thread with a fantastic poll. Great job. Keep it up. Hopefully you'll make lots more so you can be contained.

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Btw, in low-bill situations like this in regular restaurants where you're alone or ordering cheap food, you should usually be tipping well more than what the % math would indicate. Like if you're paying $12 for breakfast and you had a table by yourself, $4 is the absolute bare minimum even though that's a "huge" 33% tip. I'd leave $5-$10. Your cheap bill required barely any less service than a party of 2 who had a $55 bill.
Cheapskate.
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Old 09-10-2017, 02:30 PM   #39
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I've never been to a Golden Corral. Is it any good?
No, its your standard issue gross buffet for olds and poors
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:56 PM   #40
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i dont want to look like a cheap ****ing loser so id tip. even if i thought it wasnt deserved id tip. cuz im ****in nice as ****.
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Old 09-10-2017, 05:23 PM   #41
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Re: Do you tip at a Buffet?

I just tipped 25% at a Buffet (that costed about 40 bucks) so maybe I'm too generous, but I certainly think tipping something is warranted, even if it's less than your normal tip.
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Old 09-10-2017, 07:40 PM   #42
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I've always gone with the standard of 10% or $1/drink refill (whichever is more) as the minimum and I often tip more than the minimum.
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Old 09-11-2017, 05:15 AM   #43
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$1 for clearing my dishes, +$1 if you get me a water
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Old 09-11-2017, 12:11 PM   #44
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Is this like when someone says "no offense" then saying something offensive or when they say "I dont mean to bother you but" before bothering you.
I was at a picnic is a public park when some random came up to me and said: "I hate to bother you, but" and before he could actually bother me more I said: "Then don't". He didn't seem very pleased as he stomped off to bother someone else.

Tip at least 10% at a buffet. More if service is excellent.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:26 PM   #45
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Sometimes I wish that I was tough enough to say that.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:37 PM   #46
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Definitely should tip. Not a full 20%, but should give $2/person at least. The only thing they aren't doing that you'd get in a normal restaurant is write down your order and bring it out. Still doing 2 of the 3 other main functions of a waiter.
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Old 09-11-2017, 03:41 PM   #47
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grunch: no, he already has too much money
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Old 09-11-2017, 08:54 PM   #48
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Re: Do you tip at a Buffet?

Obv tip. Very downtrodden individuals (in many cases) are cleaning up your messy table.

I got comped a couple free buffets at the Orleans, so my old lady and I went. The food was so terrible that I left hungry. However the 60ish year old lady that handled our table was so upbeat I left her $10. Can't ****ing imagine being positive when your job is working taking care of mostly ****ty customers and cleaning up their plates of embarrassing food.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:01 PM   #49
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Btw, in low-bill situations like this in regular restaurants where you're alone or ordering cheap food, you should usually be tipping well more than what the % math would indicate. Like if you're paying $12 for breakfast and you had a table by yourself, $4 is the absolute bare minimum even though that's a "huge" 33% tip. I'd leave $5-$10. Your cheap bill required barely any less service than a party of 2 who had a $55 bill.
Interesting, as I've always thought the opposite. "This $60 meal for two barely required more service than the $7 bowl of pho I had yesterday"
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:05 PM   #50
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Yup. It's not 50 buck meal at a restaurant good, but it's worth the 10-15 bucks it costs easily.
Lol. If I read this post, I would have guessed EXACTLY the poster who made it.
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