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How often do you tip?

I hardly ever tip if the person is getting paid more than min. wage. I do tip well if they provide excellent service or went above and beyond their job duties. The most I can afford is 20% grat.

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Asked by SMITxsM2 at 9:14 PM on May. 26, 2011 in Money & Work

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  • Well since I don't ask them if they make more than minimum wage and tipping is expected and appreciated-I do 15-20%.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:15 PM on May. 26, 2011

  • Good for you anon. But no one should be expecting a tip if the are making at least minimum wage. And you don't have to ask if they are making min. wage because if they aren't, a tip is required or already added to the bill. So no should be expecting anything if it isn't required.

    Comment by SMITxsM2 (original poster) at 9:20 PM on May. 26, 2011

  • Wow, um, you should always tip when you eat out unless the service is appalling.

    Answer by Octobersmom at 9:26 PM on May. 26, 2011

  • Yea, that's what I said. Most waiteress don't paid min. wage. So they are kinda in that group in the part of my statement where I said "I hardly ever tip if the person is getting paid MORE than min. wage. NOT LESS.


    Comment by SMITxsM2 (original poster) at 9:29 PM on May. 26, 2011

  • I tip each and every time I go out to eat. If I can't afford to tip I don't go.

    Answer by Shaken1976 at 9:29 PM on May. 26, 2011

  • Remember that serving staff wages are LOWER than everyone else's (yes, waitstaff min. wage is lower than normal min wage) because they assume they'll be receiving tips to make up the difference.  Can't be having anyone making enough to live on, now can we?  I only don't tip if the service was abismal.  They'll get at least a dollar, even if it's below my relatively low expectations.


    Answer by BryzniFaye at 9:31 PM on May. 26, 2011

  • If they ARE getting paid more, then it means they've earned it through time and dilligence; and therefore more deserving.


    Answer by BryzniFaye at 9:34 PM on May. 26, 2011

  • I tip at sit-down restaurants, bars, hair & nail salons, and taxi/shuttle drivers & bell hops (though it's rare that I ever take a taxi or need a bell hop lol). Basically anytime anyone helps me out or does a service for me. I do not tip for take out or at fast food restaurants unless they're really, really good.

    Answer by jessicarae787 at 9:36 PM on May. 26, 2011

  • Ummm...well, what about hotel employees?? When the bell hop brings your bags up to your room?? I never even consider what they are getting paid....I tip because they did me the favor.

    Answer by joinTStoday at 9:40 PM on May. 26, 2011

  • I agree with jessicacarae787 and jointstoday... I tip all of those jobs mentioned and also delivery drivers. delivery driver DO NOT usually get paid the delivery charge that the shop charges you, they usually dont get any of it. they usually dont get paid miles or for gas. I also will tip at small local deli if they do a bigger order or there service is awesome.

    Answer by Finkette at 9:45 PM on May. 26, 2011

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