. I am usually very generous with tipping (not only in restaurants but also other services),
Same. I've worked as a waiter bartender nd delivery driver in high school and college so I appreciate people that do give good service. I generally tip proportional to the service. In Poland though tipping is different than us. For one people tip much smaller amounts. Some don't tip at all. Waiters also to my understanding tend to make a higher salary and are less dependent on tips than say the us, proportionate to cost of living g of course.
I would not like being pressured into giving purely because my waitress could not live from their wages.
Unfortunately most restaurants pay below minimum wage to their waigets If waiters earned atleast the us min wage there wouldn't be this issue. Delivery drivers earn min wage or more but male smaller tips in general. Overall though even with having a wage of 3 4 5 6 bucks waiters make more than hosts drivers with some making not too far off or the same as a restaurant manager (some experienced waiters have that dual role).
I actually miss working as a waiter and bartender. When I worked as a waiter id make around 200 plus cash a day and usually atleast 50 to 100 from a lil side hustle I ran at the restaurant. Not bad for a guy in his late teens early 20s. When I bartended on certain weekends or if there was a big dj I could easily clear 500 to a grand. The nicest part was working 1 day a week and 3 day weekend. Plus back then I had the energy to work a 10 hour shift till 10.pm on fridats or saturdays hen go out and party till morning and go back to work at 11 am work 10 hours go out again and then spend Monday to Thursday recuperating, going to a few classes and studying. It was a nice life but thanks to the cost of education most of my earnings went to tuition. If I were to do it all over again I would've saved the money and never went to school in all honesty or gone to a far cheap community college or state school..