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Just the tip...

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Old subject, new thread, for the maybe 10 people still here who can throw down an opinion. What do you tip for, what do you not? Anything you tip for that people may miss doing? Shit you just won't tip for?

 

Subject came up in getting a furniture delivery today, new mattress and bed frame. Was unsure what to do so I turned to the interwebz. Opinion was, if you paid for delivery, no tip. But- if it was a pain in the ass delivery or took them long time for complicated assembly, give tip. They arrived, after the given time window, with the frame, no mattress. Easy in, assembly, out. Think they may have expected $ for this. Returned later, well after given return time, with mattress, in, out, nothing given.

 

I will say for movers, I give at least $20 a person regardless of the job. Restaurants, usual 20% to the server unless they sucked, were a dick or whatever. If the service sucked but it was obviously not the server's fault I won't screw them for that. Bartenders a buck a drink, more to start if I'm ordering for me & others and I want attentiveness throughout the night.

 

Really don't like something like the bagel shop expecting tips, I'll come behind the counter and slice my own bagel thank you. Funniest shit, the Indian dudes at this gas station had a tip cup out for a hot minute. For what? Ringing up my gas? Lolz, no one was falling for that shit.

 

Related that caught my eye with good timing, this:

http://money.cnn.com/2015/11/11/pf/joes-crab-shack-no-tipping/index.html

 

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I'm glad to live somewhere that tipping is frowned upon. Minimum wage here means the staff are banking more than the owners half the time.

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I'm new to this whole tipping game... And in the visionary words of Mr Horse "No Sir, I don't like it"

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Apparently some people tip when picking up take-out food. What would I be tipping you for, putting the food in the bag and bringing it to the front?

Tip delivery drivers $5.00 may scale that back.

I guess you can tip a masseuse, I have only done it once.

I only take Uber so I don't tip shit.

When I buy food from a place I am feeling or the place seems like they would be appreciative of the tip I usually kick them a buck.

Same as mentioned before, tip a dollar per drink.

I wish tipping was unnecessary though.

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Hired some movers for a job on the weekend. They were personable, didn't break shit, saw they knew what they were doing and saw them taking care driving from A to B so shit didn't get banged around or rearranged in the truck. Usually do $20 a person for movers but gave these guys a little extra for getting it done right.

 

Have a TV being delivered in a few days. Delivery was free. They're basically going to take it in, out the box, and leave. Tip? Or no?

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some toiletpaper

Used, or new?

 

Heard debate on this one too- the cable guy? If they're coming to install cable/internet/phone do you tip them? Or say fuck that, they work for an evil empire that's draining your $ just to provide TV channels so fuck a tip?

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I worked as a mover over this summer and we get some nice tips. its usually middle class people that tip the best. rich fuckers don't give you shit and if I see a menorah I know I'm not getting shit. but I've usually tipped well when I'm at a restaurant or bar where I get fast service, if not I'll tip the minimum

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barber: $3 on a $17 haircut to make it an even $20 (cash-only spot). i'll tip $5+ on a good haircut.

servers: i don't eat at restaurants that much so when i do i try to tip ~25% contingent on service. half my friends are servers, i know they're not living large.

pizza delivery guy: is probably getting a few bucks.

 

i don't tip:

baristas: since my coffee is black/drip 98% of the time. pour-over is trendy and extra and overrated, but does take some time and effort, so since i'm already gonna get hit for a $5 cup of coffee i'll tip a dollar to the barista who's probably gonna be out of work in 4 months when their pop-up closes anyway.

cable installation guy: it's their job. they probably make about the same i do, and they work for the devil.

take-out orders: anyone asking for a tip on takeout can massage my meat

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Got a take out pizza yesterday, noticed they had a tip cup at the front counter, which is take out only. Can't see tipping for that. Another spot around my way has the same type of thing, a front counter for take out orders with a tip cup. WTF? Guess that means if you eat there you're tipping for service, but if you take out you're tipping the cook?

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People I tip.

 

Servers.

My tattoo artist.

The delivery guy.

The masseuse lady that rubbed my stiff ass for an hour.

My barber.

Valet service.

And sometimes ill give a bit of a tip to the Uber if they are funny as shit.

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tipping...

 

barber: old asian guy in asian part of town: $2 on a $8 haircut to make an even $10 (all i get is a quick fade that takes him about 10 minutes to do)

pizza guy: ~$5 for a $20 order

lyft driver: ~$2 for short drives

baristas: $0.50 if they were friendly $0 if they werent (i tip through the app)

valet: ~$3

massage lady: $10 even though the massage was only $20 for the hour

servers: this is where I tip big cause I used to work at a restaurant back in the day (but not as a server)....bare minimum is always 15%.....90% of the time i tip 18%-20% and then round up to the nearest dollar...every once in a while, I will tip around 25%-30% if the service was amazing or if they really went out of their way....one valentine's day, our female server earned like a $35 tip from me cause she was super nice and working on valentines day....another time we went to a really fancy restaurant for my gf's bday and the tip was almost $40, but thats cause the food was expensive.....went to a Brazilian restaurant in napa valley 3 days ago and left a 20% tip.

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How about this one, saw it in a story I didn't read, so you'll just have to go off what info I did see. Story said something like some church group ordered something like $700 worth of food that they came and picked up, and stiffed the waitress on a tip. I guess my thoughts were what would they tip the waitress for? Ringing the shit up? Handing over the bags? Group just gave them the most business they're going to have that day too, so kind of seem slike the business should be grateful for that. Was also thinking what's an approrpiate tip at that point? A 20% tip would mean you're throwing in an extra $140 for....? Would also figure that on an order that large a business owner would charge them an amount that would cover the costs of getting that order together. If they had come to the restaurant have to assume that gratuity would be automatically added for something that large, but then that would involve serving, bussing, etc. Anyhow, what do you say? If you worked in the service industry before would love to catch that perspective on this too.

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