"So guys get out there and push the gift card promotion!"
Quote the manager...
"This is your future business, get them sold!"
I look around to the other servers in our shift meeting as management continues blabbing about the team and rolling silverware.
I see eyes rolling and audible groans.
I shudder as well.
Its not like I don't want business.
I just hate gift cards.
Who are the people who get them more often than not?
Those who don't go out to eat.
They come in, eat their dinner, and use the remainder of the balance as a tip.
I don't know, usually its something like a $46.87 bill and a $50 card.
"Oh, can I leave the tip on here?" They ask.
So ya, guess who doesn't tip beyond the $3.13, or $2.56...
I suppose coupons are the same way, glad I don't work for a place that has them.
There's just nothing like the feeling at the end of the meal for the server than when someone whips out their gift from Aunt Dot or newspaper clipping for a two for one entree.
Nine times out of ten, 10% or less, guaranteed.
Remember to tip on the total bill before discounts or gift deductions, just because your meal is paid for doesn't mean your waiter is taken care of.
A gift card is no excuse for a shitty tip, only shitty service is.