One waiter has sparked controversy after admitting he ignores any patrons who refuse to tip – while warning he’s also warning his colleagues about stingy customers so they can avoid them too.
Michigan-based co-ed Romanwho does not reveal his surname, frequently shares bartending tips and stories with his 12,000 followers on TikTok.
Recently, a bartender addressed tipping etiquette—revealing that a miserable tip can be the reason you find yourself being ignored when trying to order a drink.
In a video, which has so far garnered more than 264,000 views, Roman detailed how choosing not to leave your waiter could mean every employee in the establishment will ignore you afterward.
Michigan-based mixologist Roman, who does not reveal his surname, often shares bartending tips and stories with his 12,000 followers on TikTok.
Recently, the bartender addressed tipping etiquette as he explained why you might be ignored while trying to order a drink
“Explaining Tipping and Staff Relying on Tips to Customers,” Roman, commenting on the clip, revealed why customers received no service.
He explained that those who do not tip at all do not receive service, while those who receive a “10 percent” tip will attract the waiter’s attention, and those who receive a “20 percent” tip will receive immediate service.
“When you don’t tip, we tell the other bartenders who don’t tip not to tip you,” Roman said.
“I’m not saying you should tip often, but tip at least 10 percent, and we’ll come to you.
You can tip 20 percent or more, and we’ll make sure we get it to you.
“If you tip over 50 percent, I’ll RKO (take out) whoever’s in front of you and make sure you get served. How does that sound?’
But social media users were deeply divided on sentiment when they flocked to the comments section.
Some of Roman’s followers agreed with him, even claiming that they also noticed that they were being served better.
One person said, “100 percent tip on your first drink and you get VIP service all night.”
“That’s why I get so quick service – I always tip 40-50 percent,” another wrote.
Roman explained how choosing not to leave your waiter could mean that every employee in the establishment would ignore you afterward
Some of Roman’s followers agreed with him, even claiming to have also observed the connection between tipping and receiving better service
One user said: ‘As a restaurant worker, I agree with this.
Another user said: “Yes we bartenders talk and remember”.
But others have criticized the waiter and said the tipping culture has spiraled out of control.
Someone said: This is why you don’t eat out. My employer should pay a living wage like mine, and I should not pay exorbitant prices for food and wages.
Another asked, “Do you expect clients to cover your rent?”
Another person commented, “I still think it’s crazy for a restaurant to pay so little for the people working there and convince them to put the blame on the customer, you should tip based on the service you receive.”
“You choose to tip the industry, you get a dollar, and don’t like it, you get a better job,” one user wrote.
But others have criticized the waiter and said the tipping culture has spiraled out of control
In recent months, the conversation about tipping culture has reached its peak with DailyMail.com revealing that many people are fed up.
And in February, DailyMail.com took to the streets to express a real opinion on the matter.
Many mentioned that tipping was out of control, especially due to rampant inflation which drove up the prices of everyday items.
One person even questioned why a bartender should be tipped, saying, “Not sure why I’d tip a bartender who reaches for a beer bottle and takes the top—five seconds.”