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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 09-11-2017, 09:12 PM   #51
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Re: Do you tip at a Buffet?

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No, its your standard issue gross buffet for olds and poors
And I second this. And I'm well known for eating a lot of garbage.

I went to The Old Country Buffet last week for the first time this decade for lols and nostalgia, and it's just terrible. I remember going with my grandparents as a kid, and later with friends as a teenager, and it used to be something to look forward to. Now it's tough to fill a plate! Luckily for me they had fresh ground beef patties on a toasted roll. So I ate 5 of those to not be hungry anymore.

But really not the crowd one is happy to associate with.

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Old 09-11-2017, 09:16 PM   #52
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Re: Do you tip at a Buffet?

Cliffs: don't do drugs and read the buffet thread
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Old 09-12-2017, 03:33 PM   #53
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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?
Depends on what you make. If you make $20+ an hr, $5 is forgettable. If you make $10/hr or under, you feel $5 when it leaves your pocket. It might not be "proper", but I definitely have tipped based somewhat on how I'm doing financially. Like, when I was making minimum wage I would tip $2 for a haircut, now I tip like $4 or $5.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:52 AM   #54
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Re: Do you tip at a Buffet?

I've almost never had a waiter at a buffet be any good at refilling drinks, and it is often tough to even get one to take your drink order and bring it to you without a long wait. I much prefer the few places where you get your own drinks.
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Old 09-13-2017, 11:43 AM   #55
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I've almost never had a waiter at a buffet be any good at refilling drinks, and it is often tough to even get one to take your drink order and bring it to you without a long wait. I much prefer the few places where you get your own drinks.
Yep. All the food is self-service; they could easily make all the non-alcoholic drinks self service too. Instead, they've deliberately made the overall experience a little bit worse for the customer just so they can justify calling them "servers." No need for servers at all at a buffet - just have busboys (which is already the majority of these "servers'" jobs) and a few cocktail waitresses for the boozers. Then if the busboys aren't getting enough tips, raise the buffet rates a buck a head and pay them more.
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