djatc
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June 10th, 2013 at 3:27:15 PM permalink
I still don't understand tipping on takeout. I purposely get takeout just so I don't have to tip at times.
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rdw4potus
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June 10th, 2013 at 3:27:56 PM permalink
Quote: Beethoven9th

I think what he meant is that if tipping were eliminated tomorrow and servers given a wage increase, then there would be an immediate increase in prices to compensate.



Yes, exactly.
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onenickelmiracle
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June 10th, 2013 at 4:30:45 PM permalink
Quote: Beardgoat

Great topic. I had this internal struggle on Saturday. Bill was 28 bucks for carry out. I think I gave $3 tip. Which seems pretty reasonable.


I have tipped Chinese restaurants before because some places seem to depend on them and for some dumb reason never raise prices in years. Sometimes once I start tipping I can't stop, so I might stay away because of this dilemma which makes no sense. Either way, I think I feel uncomfortable going to this Chinese place to order carryout. Almost enough to drive ten minutes away, on a combined trip, to order somewhere else where I have no history
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Beethoven9th
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June 10th, 2013 at 5:47:36 PM permalink
Quote: rdw4potus

Yes, I'm serious. And no, she was not joking. I'm pretty sure she's also unemployed now.


Man, that is totally outrageous. I can't believe the nerve of some people out there. If such an unexpected remark had been aimed at me, I would have literally been speechless, thinking to myself, "Did that really just happen?" Anyway, glad to hear she got what was coming.
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AlanMendelson
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June 10th, 2013 at 7:36:38 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

Not to be too much the curmudgeon, but I don't enjoy seeing "tip jars" on the counters of bakeries and similar places where the only "waiting" is done by a counter person.

Should I tip someone for selling me a loaf or bread?

Really!?



I don't know how other places work... but the tip jar at the pizza place is divided up among the two guys in the kitchen and the guy at the cash register who also cleans the tables.
MrV
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June 10th, 2013 at 7:40:36 PM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

I don't know how other places work... but the tip jar at the pizza place is divided up among the two guys in the kitchen and the guy at the cash register who also cleans the tables.



So what?

Maybe I'll put a "tip jar" in the reception area.

You know, for the janitor, the window washer, the elevator repairman ...
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rdw4potus
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June 10th, 2013 at 7:42:40 PM permalink
Quote: MrV


Should I tip someone for selling me a loaf or bread?

Really!?



I'll play devil's advocate for a minute. I tip my alcohol guy for helping me plan and coordinate with meals, events, etc. If the person selling you a loaf of bread engages in actual salesmanship and helps you select the bread, is that tip-worthy?
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AlanMendelson
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June 10th, 2013 at 7:45:10 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

So what?

Maybe I'll put a "tip jar" in the reception area.

You know, for the janitor, the window washer, the elevator repairman ...



Why not? You might start a trend.

May I change the subject slightly and mention tips in casinos? I found out something that they do at Hollywood Park -- the card casino here in LA -- that I didn't realize was going on. Once a week the poker dealers and the dealers at the various "California games" such as blackjack, 3 Card Poker, etc., share a percentage of their tips with other casino workers who normally do not get tips. Managers are exempted from this "share pool," by the way.
rainman
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June 10th, 2013 at 7:48:54 PM permalink
I have a different perspective. If a company wants me to buy their bread they better provide someone knowledgeable to sell me their product or I will go elsewhere.
zippyboy
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June 11th, 2013 at 7:38:27 AM permalink
Quote: MrV

Not to be too much the curmudgeon, but I don't enjoy seeing "tip jars" on the counters of bakeries and similar places where the only "waiting" is done by a counter person.

Should I tip someone for selling me a loaf or bread?


Tipping the counter person who sells me a loaf of bread makes about as much sense as tipping a bartender who simply opens my beer. I never do it.

OTOH, places like Subway have tip jars out on the counter when you first order your food. I've found sticking a buck in there at the time I order will get me more ingredients on my sandwich. Meats are portion-controlled, but when I say "more red onion, more ranch!" they comply with a smile, not a sneer, so in the end my sandwich actually looks close to the ones in their ads.
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