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A dining peeve of mine

Is sexism ingrained in restaurant service? (Source: SFGate)


I've experienced this problem, most noticeably in Mexican restaurants. Upon initial delivery, the check should be placed in the middle of the table unless prior arrangements have been made with the server. When returning it for the guest's signature, the server should take the time to note the name on the card and present it to the appropriate party with a "Thank you for dining with us today/this evening." It really isn't that hard.

Female diners have a reputation for being poor tippers. I've no idea whether or not that's true (I tend to start at 20% and go up or down from there), but, speaking for myself, I definitely mark down for this kind of treatment. Perhaps if it occurred less frequently, servers would see a slight increase in tip amounts from women.

Mind, there are those who'd say I shouldn't complain until the wage gap is rectified, but, appropriate or not, there are still sometimes certain perceptions based on who pays the check. Besides, inequity in two areas doesn't balance out, or, as the old saying goes, two wrongs don't make a right. Fair is fair.

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(Anonymous)
Apr. 24th, 2010 07:57 am (UTC)
tipping research
you can find interesting tipping research here:
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=894&dat=20020705&id=lR8LAAAAIBAJ&sjid=sFIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6846,704371

Re: the gender pay gap; I'm reading a wonderful book on the matter that I highly recommend: "The Sexual Paradox" by Susan Pinker.

JimDavies
pointedview
Apr. 25th, 2010 08:01 pm (UTC)
Re: tipping research
That was an interesting article, Jim. Thank you for the link!

I'll have to make a note on the Pinker book.
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