The dc Smart Tip Calculator is more than just a tip calculator. It includes all the basic features of a tip calculator, including: bill amount, tip percent, split bill, back out tax, and round tip or total. However, in addition to all the basic functions, it also included the ability to rate your service in four categories: speed, accuracy, courtesy and personality. By rating your service, the dc Smart Tip Calculator is able to recommend a tip amount to match the quality of service you received. This is all based on the old adage that you should never encourage bad service by always tipping the standard rate. Basically, if you get great service, you can and SHOULD tip more than the standard amount. And, conversely, if you get poor service, you ought to tip less than the standard amount to let your server know that they need to improve.
To be honest, I've worked in food service, and I often find that I actually over-tip my servers, so this app helps me be more realistic with my tips. At the same time however, I have had some REALLY bad service over the years, and this app helps to make sure that I still give them credit for what they did right, even in spite of the aspects of their job where they fell short.
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