Who do you tip?

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Who do you tip?

MaryExy MaryExy
In situations where the person's pay is lowered to account for getting tips, I always tip no matter how terrible they were. If they were absolutely horrible, I'll do 10%. Average, I'll do 15%. If they're exceptionally awesome, I'll do around 20%. As for when the person's pay doesn't depend on tips, I have generally been brought up to tip a small amount.
02/20/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
All of the above except for the bag boy at the grocery store, but the person bagging doesn't seem to be limited to just that job (they're usually just another checker who is free) so I doubt they are paid on the tips wage scale.
02/20/2012
Howells Howells
How much should I tip employees at a hotel that costs $200-300/night?
02/20/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I tip waiter/waitress, hair stylist and bartender. Normally it is only a couple of dollars. But I do tend overtip. People like me!!
02/20/2012
Swish Swish
I tip most people, just like i will tip artists too or facepainters people of that nature
02/20/2012
Cookie Monster Mike Cookie Monster Mike
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
Well, I never said they were not deserving of a tip. I've seen a wide variety of bars that do it differently. Some have a big jar for tips that just keeps filling up. Some go right into the registers, some bars I have seen them pocket the tip. There are literally hundreds of bars within a 30 mile radius of me, if not 1000+. While I have not personally worked as a bartender, I was simply pointing out the act of pouring a drink was not hard. I was not referring to the whole job overall.

I still tip bartenders, I said not much at all. So i'm not going to tip them $1 for a $3 drink, that's crazy. It all depends on how many drinks I order, and their overall service based on how busy the place is. If it is fairly dead and they seem to have no interest in taking my drink orders then that really affects the tip. I think there has only been one time I did not tip a bartender but that was because I ordered 1 drink and they were an ass to me for no reason (probably a previous customer pissed them off). Hope that makes better sense then my original post.
02/20/2012
sweetiejo sweetiejo
I tip waiters/waitress and taxi drivers, were I live all of the grocery stores have it set up to where you can't tip the bag boy, or they will actually be fired. My hair dresser also gets a tip since, she works for a chain and tips is a big part of thier pay.
02/20/2012
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
I always tip my server. ALWAYS. I have been in that position before. I do tip based on performance, of course. But I usually leave no less than $4 if the service was bad. Now, if the service was just HORRIBLE, then I will have let the manager know and maybe left a dollar, if that.

Delivery drivers always get a tip as well. They are using their OWN gas for that. I've been in that position before, too. The "delivery fee" is usually too low for the driver to keep gas in their vehicle for long. Also, sometimes they don't always get enough deliveries in the day for just the fee to be enough gas for their cars.

Now, I haven't traveled enough to tip my hotel maid/bagboy/doorman, but I would tip them as well.

And hair stylists always get a tip from me, as well.
02/20/2012
Teiya & Dave Teiya & Dave
All but the bag boy (haven't actually seen a bag boy in awhile). I also clicked the "other" option because here in New Jersey it is against the law to pump your own gas, so I usually tip the fuel service person as well.
02/20/2012
wrecklesswords wrecklesswords
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
Amen, hyperballad!
02/20/2012
Beck Beck
I have only ever been to a hotel a few times in my whole life and there was never any thing fancy about them, so only one to tip was the maid.

We only currently tip the bartenders (NOT ever drink, but throughout the night 10 drinks gives them about $10 tip.) Waitresses, since they are bringing me my food and drinks, however they will only get a $5 tip if they don't get me my drink before it runs out, unless the house is full. Delivery guy last one got a $10 tip! Chef sometimes, not every place the chef makes good money, sometimes they make minimum wage and they work hard sweating their ass off, so they deserve a tip too. (I worked in a Pizza shop for 5 years and I was tipped regularly. I made minimum wage and worked my ass off.
The oven was 600 degrees and it was only usually me and a co worker working, sometimes two. I had to answer the phone, prepare the orders, and cook the food, plus be at the door to greet them. So, I feel I did deserved to be tipped and when I did purchase food from there, I tipped too.)
02/20/2012
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
I tip everyone except the bagboy/ girl and the porter. I know for a lot of stores it's against policy to tip the bagger, and I've never been to a hotel with a porter.
02/20/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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 ...
In the US, working in food service has a lower than minimum wage hour rate, they don't get paid anywhere near what teachers or even swimming instructors get paid. Min wage is now about $8.25 in our state. My daughter was working as wait staff and making.... $4.00 and hour! She needed the tips to pay for her own food, her rent, her clothes, books etc. The pay rate of food service workers is based on the fact that they will get part of their living wage from tips.

In the US it is considered extremely poor form not to tip people like wait staff and bar tenders and hair stylist etc.

My family and I always tip generously. Even more now that we're in a recession and many people have no choice but to work for half min wage and need the tips to survive.

I don't tip the bagger at the supermarket, it is against the rules there, even if they help you with your bags to the car, but they are paid at least minimum wage, not food service hourly rate. I tip everybody else, from the hair salon worker, to the nail salon person, to wait staff. In most places wait staff personnel have to share their tips with the bus boys. Plus, they have to pay taxes on their tips.

Due to some of my health issues, I have things delivered to the house frequently, when I'm having breakthrough pain. I tip people who deliver food or the nice man who delivers medicine from our pharmacy between $2.00 and $3.00 per trip. A little more in bad weather.
02/20/2012
Jaimes Jaimes
Quote:
Originally posted by Howells
How much should I tip employees at a hotel that costs $200-300/night?
I tip the guys at the door $2-3 if he grabs my bags and stores them, or takes them to the room. The important one to me at hotels is tipping the housekeepers about $5+ a day, depending on how much maintenance they have to do to my room. It's a really tough job that doesn't pay well, and if I can make them feel good about their work or day for 5 minutes with the tip I leave, then that's money well spent on someone's happiness.

If it is a holiday and I see a manager at the desk who seems to have worked all of the crappy shifts, I'll tip him or bring him chocolates or something. At the very least, I'll stop, chat, and offer a little sympathy for working shifts when they'd rather be at home with family.
02/20/2012
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
I tip wait staff pretty generously. %15 average for lunch, 20% average for dinner. If it was amazing service I'll go up to 30-35%. My mom always taught me to be a good tipper. When I go out to lunch with friends sometimes they don't like it or they will try and argue with me, but unless I get shit service, I don't tip less than 15% (for dinner, 10-12% for lunch). And really the only thing that ticks tips down is if my drink is left empty for a long period of time.

I tip for my hair/nails/waxing. I go to the same nail place and they do a fantastic job so I leave a $3-5 tip for each service.

Bartenders, I always tip them very well. At least a dollar a round. Which adds up pretty quickly with my friends. Not to mention if it is a slow night or I'm not ordering as many drinks as usual, I will leave a few extra dollars at the end of the night. Bartenders remember this, I get better/quicker service. Plus, when the bartender at my local place wants to experiment with making drinks I usually get a few without having to pay. Win win.
02/20/2012
The Mother of a SiNner The Mother of a SiNner
Quote:
Originally posted by Ms. N
Who do you tip?
I tip where its warented
02/20/2012
True Pleasures True Pleasures
We just tip a waiter/waitress. There's really no other services we use that would require tipping.
02/20/2012
Vanille Vanille
Everyone but the bag boy, since we don't get those in my supermarket for some reason. o.O
02/20/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
I always tip a waiter/waitress and delivery person. I don't usually utilize any of the other services so I can't tip for what I'm not using.
02/21/2012
zwee75 zwee75
I pretty much tip all except doormen (unless they bring my bags to my room), grocery baggers, and hotel maid. If our trip is extended, I will tip the maid but not for a 2 night stay. Especially b/c I usually request no services.
02/21/2012
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I was once fired for accepting a tip (the company's policy was verbal, never official, and I had been there long enough to get promoted, so they needed an excuse to fire me) ... it was put on my record as "stealing from the company"! (Fuckers.)

Having worked in food service and retail, I tip because I know what they actually earn and how other customers treat them. Most of the public is full of cheapass bastards who treat others in a serving capacity as less than shit. Don't know how many time I was asked (while being a dishwasher) if I wanted to pee in a customer's soup because they were being assholes to the waitresses.
02/21/2012
married with children married with children
if someone goes beyond their job to take care of me, I give them a tip.
02/21/2012
curious kitten curious kitten
all in service industry.
03/09/2012
Alx Alx
since people are properly paid here, I don't have to tip anyone and thus don't!
03/10/2012
dbm6907 dbm6907
Waitresses, bartenders, hairstylists. As long as I'm happy with the service!
03/10/2012
FruityCloudPuff FruityCloudPuff
Quote:
Originally posted by HannahPanda
I don't tip if I don't think it's a common thing to tip.
Same, I only really tip the top 2 because I feel they live off tips more then the others.
Also, most of the other services I never really even get. For example, I do my hair myself.
03/10/2012
Lady Bear Lady Bear
tips make the world go round
03/10/2012
TransMarc TransMarc
I once tipped waiter/waitresses/bart ender because I didn't have enough money to buy anything, being at a meeting in a bar, and they still gave me a big glass of water, which made me feel less like an outsider. They've also always been really nice to me whenever I went to these meetings, despite I not having money to order.
07/12/2013
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I rarely ever tip. I expect good service because that is what the employer is paying their staff for. If they do something exceptionally good then I'll leave them a little something as a token of my appreciation.

I understand that the American system is different, but as a matter of principle I don't believe that a consumer should be expected to subsidise the pay of wait staff, so I won't change my practices abroad. I think it would be better if everyone in the US started protesting tipping and servers were finally paid a fair minimum wage.
07/12/2013
Etonia Etonia
I only tip my waiter and the pizza delivery guy.
07/13/2013
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