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    If you google it, you will see her signature.

    I still can't figure out how a party warranting an automatic gratuity only racked up a $35 bill at Applebee's.

    The auto-tip suggestion of 18% is computer generated for parties of over 20 people, to protect wait staff from getting stiffed as is so often the case with large groups, so the waitress had no control over that
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    It must be a separate check only covering 1 - 3 people in the group. I find it hard to believe the waitress received no tip at all from a party that large.

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    Not really relevant, but I can not believe how much publicity this is getting. It just came across my news feed as ABCnew's top story.
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    Applebee's gratuity policy must change from location to location because this didn't look like an auto-tip suggestion, it looked like it was added on to the bill. The article I saw said gratuities are added for parties of 6 or more. This was a group of eight (eight diners, plus two little kids that didn't order) and they split the bill among a few credit cards.
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    I'm just going to agree with what Melissa said.

    I think the pastor is a jerk and I would be horrified to go to services and listen to this person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    Applebee's gratuity policy must change from location to location because this didn't look like an auto-tip suggestion, it looked like it was added on to the bill. The article I saw said gratuities are added for parties of 6 or more. This was a group of eight (eight diners, plus two little kids that didn't order) and they split the bill among a few credit cards.
    I was basing it on the article I quoted. I haven't been to Applebee's in over a year so I don't know. If they did have separate checks all with the auto tip, it isn't likely the server received no tip at all that night.

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    Even if the server was tipped properly by the others in the party, she's going to be taxed on the expected tip income of that $35. She lost money waiting on that woman. There's been no allegation of poor service that would justify stiffing her server.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    Even if the server was tipped properly by the others in the party, she's going to be taxed on the expected tip income of that $35. She lost money waiting on that woman. There's been no allegation of poor service that would justify stiffing her server.
    Not necessarily. Have you ever been out with a group where 1 person stiffs the server? When it's happened to me, the rest of us have picked up the slack.

    What is the "expected tip" on $35? Are they taxed on the tax also? (If a meal is $20 + $2 tax, is the server taxed on a tip based on $20 or $22?)

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    You pay on the bill total not the tax. You do not tip on tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    You pay on the bill total not the tax. You do not tip on tax.
    I don't think that I have ever separated that out and typically base giving tips on the bill total. I guess that is a good thing as I'd prefer to be over than under!

    What annoys me is tipping a server that provided excellent service extra only to have them forced to put it in a pot to be shared at the end of the night with everyone... including the server that was rude, lazy, gave poor service, etc.

    I understand the premise is to supposedly make it fair to those servers that didn't have the big tippers seated in their station but since that is rarely predictable (unless they have regulars), it should even out over time (unless they fit that poor server category!)

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    Of course it is fine to pay the total including tax. Tips though do not have to be based on the tax.

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