Who do you tip?

Ms. N Ms. N
Who do you tip?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Waiter/waitress
88
Food delivery driver
72
Hair stylist
66
Hotel maid
32
Hotel doorman/porter
23
Bag boy at the grocery store
4
Bartender
50
Masseur/Masseuse
29
Taxi driver
42
Other (in replies)
11
Total votes: 417 (92 voters)
Poll is closed
02/19/2012
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Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
I always tip Waiter/waitress based on their performance. If they never check up on me/who I am with their tip will be less. This is if there is a valid reason for them being busy, like 2 hour waiting period to be sat. Even then, a really good waiter will do fine. (Generally 15% tip, more for that extra step they take)

Food Delivery usually always gets a tip, assuming they do things timely.

Hair stylist, I tip 30% because they do a great job where I go. For $10 I get my hair cut, shoulders massaged, hair washed and conditioned while getting a head massage (I know you're thinking something dirty...STOP IT! ) so I give them a $3 tip. Its a barbershop for men, no nothing dirty happens there, it's a legitimate buisness.

Bartenders I don't tip all that much. It's not hard to stand there and charge a shit load of money for a drink that takes you a few seconds to pour.

I rarely take a Taxi, but I guess I tip them 15%.
02/19/2012
T&A1987 T&A1987
i was a bagboy and it's against most store's policy to have you tip the baggers.
02/19/2012
Wide Awake Daydream Wide Awake Daydream
We tip waiters/waitresses what we feel like reflects their performance. I've been one, and I know its hard work, so we usually leave at least a little something. If they do an job that is above and beyond, then we leave a generous(more than 15%) tip plus a penny.

Hairstylists I try to tip generously as well. I have waist length, thick, curly hair so they have their work cut out for them. I try to tip them half of what the cut costs, IF I feel like they did a good job. My husband cuts his hair over the bathroom sink, and I trim the neck line (but I don't get a tip)

Hotel maids we leave a little something each day. I feel like they deserve a little thanks for picking up all the crap I was too lazy to pick up. Plus I find it usually gets us a few extra towels/shampoo & conditioners/coffee etc. Gotta love that!

We don't usually use a porter, but if we have a ridiculous load of stuff and someone helps us, we try to tip them a little something.
02/19/2012
Greenleaf Greenleaf
The only one on the list I don't tip is the "bag boy" at the grocery store. I didn't realize I was supposed to? I always carry my own bags etc. to the car though, if they carried stuff for me I would tip them. I don't go to a Masseuse and I definitely don't stay places that have a Doorman or Porter, so I couldn't say.
02/19/2012
acessorie acessorie
I don't use the services of the other ones on the list but I would tip if I did.
02/19/2012
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I don't tip if I don't think it's a common thing to tip.
02/19/2012
idunshire idunshire
I'm so bad, I always forget to tip bartenders because I never go out!
02/19/2012
hyperballad hyperballad
Quote:
Originally posted by Cookie Monster Mike
I always tip Waiter/waitress based on their performance. If they never check up on me/who I am with their tip will be less. This is if there is a valid reason for them being busy, like 2 hour waiting period to be sat. Even then, a really good waiter ... More
you realize bartenders don't actually pocket the money for the drinks they make, right? i hope you've had some bartending experience before you say it's not hard and therefore not deserving of a tip
02/20/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
I ALWAYS tip waitresses and waiters if they do an okay job, but at my favorite restaurant (awesome service, awesome food) I try and tip $10 for our $35 meal. I usually try and aim for %15 percent, normally.
02/20/2012
LAndJ LAndJ
I only voted for the things I actually do, like I don't ever go to hotels, so there is no need to tip. I only don't tip at the grocery store.
02/20/2012
AmberM AmberM
Quote:
Originally posted by Cookie Monster Mike
I always tip Waiter/waitress based on their performance. If they never check up on me/who I am with their tip will be less. This is if there is a valid reason for them being busy, like 2 hour waiting period to be sat. Even then, a really good waiter ... More
Yeah, the exact same for me.
02/20/2012
Undead Undead
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. N
Who do you tip?
I do/would tip all but the grocery person. They really aren't allowed to accept tips.
02/20/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
All of the above really except for the bag boy at the supermarket
02/20/2012
Megan Jean Megan Jean
I tip whenever I get good service.
02/20/2012
Lucky21 Lucky21
When it's deserving of a tip, I give one.
02/20/2012
Highmaintenancegirl916 Highmaintenancegirl916
Waiter/waitress ,hair stylist.
02/20/2012
Destri Destri
Quote:
Originally posted by ksparkles16
All of the above really except for the bag boy at the supermarket
Same here
02/20/2012
mrs.mckrakn mrs.mckrakn
depends on how excellent the service is. i fel like tipping my dads nurse at times
02/20/2012
pixxie87 pixxie87
waiters
02/20/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Cookie Monster Mike
I always tip Waiter/waitress based on their performance. If they never check up on me/who I am with their tip will be less. This is if there is a valid reason for them being busy, like 2 hour waiting period to be sat. Even then, a really good waiter ... More
LOL I wasn't thinking dirty thoughts, honest! I was wondering where I could go for that too. I love my stylist though and I admit to tipping him outrageously but the man's a genius and my hair looks better than it did when I was a 20 something...so it's deserved.

I worked most of my career in food service and delivery so I admit to being a hard customer to please....but I always leave a tip just to be sure the wait staff know I didn't forget. If asked I am always honest but I try to be kind and give the person the benefit of the doubt since I know I am kind of a bitch to wait on. Delivery persons who are curteous, friendly and are genuinely interested in whether I am happy with the food get huge tips in our household because we appreciate the extra bit of service.

I always tip a taxi driver that arrives on time if I have called it in, or stops curteously if I flag them down. If he is polite, listens and is at least pleasant then he (she) gets a tip. If the driver goes a bit farther and is really friendly without being an ass (have to qualify that one now >.<) then I tip generously.

If it is store policy I will tip a bagger...and I always tip a bartender.
02/20/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by hyperballad
you realize bartenders don't actually pocket the money for the drinks they make, right? i hope you've had some bartending experience before you say it's not hard and therefore not deserving of a tip
OMG if you work at a moderately busy bar it is MURDER some nights to be the bar tender! OK funny story:
My Dad was about 25 or so when he first tended bar. He was working at a HUGE venue and the bar was so big he would simply make circuits of it all night long and it was 2-3 people deep at all times. So he gets a guy who says, "Harvey Wallbanger" so my Dad sighs and picks up the intercom and pages Mr. Wallbanger and moves on. He does this three full circuits of the bar before the guy moves in closer to the bar and shoves a bartending recipe book at my Dad and says, "Harvey Wallbanger is a DRINK!"
My Dad just stood and laughed realizing why the bar would stop and then break into gales of laughter each time he hit the pager! He thought they were watching a game on the tv.

Bartending is VERY hard work.
02/20/2012
Woman China Woman China
I don't tip. It used to be against the law here until foreigners came for the Olympics in 2008. Now in the big cities foreigners are expected to tip. In the smaller cities like the one I live in, it's actually extremely disrespectful to leave a tip. However; if I ask the taxi driver to wait while I nip into a store for a moment, I'll give him a little extra because he could have gotten another fare. Or the taxi driver who helps me to bring my luggage up six flights of stairs, I will pay him for doing it. But we negotiate an amount first.

I still in principle disagree with tipping. I was once a waitress, and I do understand that the job is far from easy. However; my teachers never received a tip, my swimming instructor never got a tip, my Brownie Leader was a volunteer, my baby sitter never got a tip, my newpaper girl never got a tip... I don't really grasp the reasoning behind tipping especially when they already receive an hourly wage or a salary.
02/20/2012
Chirple Chirple
At restaurants, tattoos/piercings, and I try to tip my mechanic but he won't let me.

I don't tip my hairdressers because there is a no-tipping policy where I go since it is a school.

The other ones I don't have experience with (don't really have taxis here, don't use them, et cetera).
02/20/2012
hyperballad hyperballad
Quote:
Originally posted by Woman China
I don't tip. It used to be against the law here until foreigners came for the Olympics in 2008. Now in the big cities foreigners are expected to tip. In the smaller cities like the one I live in, it's actually extremely disrespectful to leave ... More
often times that hourly wage is cut in anticipation of the worker receiving tips. sometimes even below legal minimum wage, because they assume you'll be earning more in tips. when you tip, you're not just putting money on top of what they already earn, you're helping them meet a reasonable wage.
02/20/2012
Chirple Chirple
Quote:
Originally posted by Woman China
I don't tip. It used to be against the law here until foreigners came for the Olympics in 2008. Now in the big cities foreigners are expected to tip. In the smaller cities like the one I live in, it's actually extremely disrespectful to leave ... More
In the USA, there's the stupid policy of waitstaff having DRASTICALLY lower wages than "normal" jobs, and having to rely on tips to make a "normal" wage.

I think they should just be forced to pay them a minimum wage like everyone else and deal with it - raise food prices to compensate if you have to, with no tip that's not going to be a big deal !

They are basically leaving it up to the customer to pay the employee. If the customer doesn't tip, they don't earn anywhere near minimum wage.

Yes, it's stupid, but since I can't change the system, I tip.
02/20/2012
Woman China Woman China
Quote:
Originally posted by Chirple
In the USA, there's the stupid policy of waitstaff having DRASTICALLY lower wages than "normal" jobs, and having to rely on tips to make a "normal" wage.

I think they should just be forced to pay them a minimum wage ... More
I know this... and part of the reason why when I go visit my sisters in the States, or when we travel through the States, I try to avoid restaurants if at all possible, or go where my sisters know are fair as they know I will make a fuss. I don't agree with it and the the only way I can do (think the italics do here) anything about it.
02/20/2012
Shellz31 Shellz31
No one! But we don't tip in most states in AU. I only know of one state that does that here and then it's not done everywhere. Nor is it expected.
02/20/2012
jokerzwild jokerzwild
Waitress and bartenders are the only ones that have pay truly dependent on tips (one of the few jobs that can be payed less then min wage). Other then that I only tip for good service or simply round up slightly.
02/20/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
The only one on the list that I use is waiter/waitress and we tip them a couple dollars when we go out to eat, but that's not often.
02/20/2012
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Unique posters: 56