I'm really getting a mental hangup over this. LOL.
I've always tipped between $3-5 per grocery trip, I shop every 2 weeks, so I have a full cart of stuff, and yes they do take it out to my car.
I really thought that was a good tip, but based off that thread and some Google Action I did...I'm floored by what people tip the baggers. One person said 10% of your total... so if I spend $200 is there a bagger honestly expecting $20!? That shit cray.
Another said $1 per bag, if you get plastic bags that's like a $25 tip.
Another source stated 25 cents per bag, that's more sane.
Another stated if you're really high ranking (O4 for example) $5, otherwise $3-4. That seemed fair.
It doesn't snow here, it's not cold, we don't have crazy weather, the baggers are NOT 80yo little ladies (it was like that in San Diego though). The cost of living is pretty low. I just really thought I was doing okay.
I sorta think this whole thing is insane. Maybe the Commissary needs to post a tipping guide on the wall. I might go suggest that.
If I'm making them get my electric buggy, follow me around while I shop to retrieve things, do the heavy lifting of my 80# bag of dog food... and causing them to miss out on bagging other customers and therefore missing those tips, I could see $20. But to take MAYBE 10minutes to bag my stuff and toss it in the back of my car? really?
And I know what someone is bound to say 'Well don't use the baggers then! Bag your own stuff!"
Is that really the solution? Is my $3-5 tip SO dreadful that it would be better for me to bag my own stuff and they get nothing? What if everyone does that? Then there's no more baggers and they get no money at all.
I always thought I was a good tipper, now I'm feeling like a cheapskate. Of course I'm also wondering if people saw the amounts in that thread, didn't want to get judged and said they tip more than they really do. No bagger I've ever encountered is living off the bagging tips, they do it for fun money.
There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason or guideline to tipping the baggers. It's annoying. That's all, just needed a little tirade.