After a lack of posts last week, I am going to kick off this week strong by addressing one of the most common misconceptions of rookie servers and bartenders. Time and time again new employees in the hospitality industry will risk their jobs by leaving items off of their guests’ checks. They do this with the idea that the guests will recognize this and tip them extra. It never happens.
Today, I am going to explain why. I will also explain the greater point which is that it is never worth risking your job for a tip. This post was actually written as a set up to the following post which I think you will enjoy as well. First, let me demystify why giving away free food will not increase your tip.