Tipping aside from restaurants

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Re: Tipping aside from restaurants

Postby Rafter S » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:08 am

I know this is about tipping other than in restaurants, but I just wanted to say that wait staff depend on tips. In almost all cases the wages they receive from the restaurant are way below minimum wage. Because of that, a tip should just be considered part of the cost of eating out, not a reward for exceptional service. I know it would be simpler if the restaurant management just paid them what they're worth instead, but that's not how the real world is.

Anyone that isn't willing to tip 15% should just stay at home, unless the service was less than acceptable, and if that's the case you should let the person know how they need to improve so they won't just be resentful and think you're a cheapskate (I'd use a stronger word but it wouldn't go through). I tip between 15% and 20% for adequate service, and more if it was above and beyond.
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Re: Tipping aside from restaurants

Postby Son of Butch » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:16 am

Yup... better to spend nothing at local businesses and restaurants than to under tip.
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Re: Tipping aside from restaurants

Postby Bright Raven » Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:25 am

Rafter S wrote:I know this is about tipping other than in restaurants, but I just wanted to say that wait staff depend on tips. In almost all cases the wages they receive from the restaurant are way below minimum wage. Because of that, a tip should just be considered part of the cost of eating out, not a reward for exceptional service. I know it would be simpler if the restaurant management just paid them what they're worth instead, but that's not how the real world is.

Anyone that isn't willing to tip 15% should just stay at home, unless the service was less than acceptable, and if that's the case you should let the person know how they need to improve so they won't just be resentful and think you're a cheapskate (I'd use a stronger word but it wouldn't go through). I tip between 15% and 20% for adequate service, and more if it was above and beyond.


I tip almost everywhere. Especially, nice looking women.

I even tip the Senior Greeter at Wal-Mart and leave a dollar at self-check.

I look at it like this. I have all I need. I know some of these people need it more than I do. I tip waiters 20 percent. Give the lady who cuts my hair $5. Etc etc
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Re: Tipping aside from restaurants

Postby D2Cat » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:53 pm

Bright Raven you said, " Give the lady who cuts my hair $5."

I gave the lady who cuts my hair a new car, then my checking account, then savings, then retirement, even the house. But she does a good cut! Yea, and last year a new zero turn! :nod:
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Re: Tipping aside from restaurants

Postby KMURBAN » Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:21 pm

Bright Raven wrote:Next thing you know, there will be someone at the urinal to shake it for you. :hide:



I think I would tip for that, or call the police depending on the situation.

But seriously, I've ran into this many times. I just say no thank you. As long as your not taking anything, you shouldn't leave anything. If they hand me paper towels after I wash my hands, I just smile, say thank you and walk out.

Anyone who gets a low salary for a job gets a tip for a good job, anyone who works for tips alone, then it just depends on how I feel, and usually I don't feel like it, and they should expect that because they are usually over imposing like the bathroom attendant or the guy who washes your windshield at a stop light. Maybe I will, maybe I won't. I really don't care if they expect or not.
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Re: Tipping aside from restaurants

Postby TexasBred » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:33 pm

Bright Raven wrote:I tip almost everywhere. Especially, nice looking women.

I even tip the Senior Greeter at Wal-Mart and leave a dollar at self-check.

I look at it like this. I have all I need. I know some of these people need it more than I do. I tip waiters 20 percent. Give the lady who cuts my hair $5. Etc etc


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Re: Tipping aside from restaurants

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:43 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:It's pretty well common knowledge that fence builders generally get a 25% tip. Hopefully that'll stick, now that it's on the internet.


Just bringing this back to the top....just in case any newcomers to the thread missed it. ;-)
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Re: Tipping aside from restaurants

Postby greybeard » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:21 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:It's pretty well common knowledge that fence builders generally get a 25% tip. Hopefully that'll stick, now that it's on the internet.


Just bringing this back to the top....just in case any newcomers to the thread missed it. ;-)

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