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Some San Francisco restaurant workers seek 25% tips…

Posted on 17 October 2011

According to many media reports, including one on MercuryNews.com, some San Francisco servers are supporting a mandatory raise — as in tips of 25%.

 

Waitstaff generally are paid low wages and depend on tips to make a living.

 

However, according to surveys in recent years many USA diners already think the current tip gold standard of 20% is too high. The issue of whether 15% or 18% is good, or whether tips only should be offered for superior service is the subject of much debate. As is whether you should tip on the total bill, or just the total before taxes.

 

A guide from CNN, Fortune and Money says 15% before tax for adequate service, 20% for exceptional and no less than 10%.

 

sanfranciscolocal.cbs.com did an online survey that shows an overwhelming majority supports 15%-20% tips. Jeffrey Pollack, a spokesperson for the Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant Association, was quoted as tellingd CBS San Francisco tha tthe majority of local restaurant owners “would not support mandatory tips” and not 25%. He said such that would harm tourism

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