I distinctly remember working an Easter Sunday in our party room and had a large group of about 30. They stayed my entire shift, and they also ran up one helluva bill. Our servers had the option to add the gratuity, but I rarely exercised that option. I found that I made more if I never added it to the bill.
One person picked up the tab, and when I brought the ticket, I informed him that the gratuity was NOT on the ticket. He got great service, and nothing was wrong with the food. I got $0 on the tip. So, therefore, I not only did not make $2.13 an hour, I made less than that b/c I was taxed on the ticket.
I always knew when I screwed up, and never expected anything if had done so. However, this guy's cheap ass ran me to death, took up my entire section during my shift, and made me lose money because of it.
That’s awful. I am shocked the other folks at the table didn’t leave their own tips.