OT – tipping

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  • #169689
    pacific1
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    So, since I have been studying more I have had less time to cook meals so we have been doing take out food a couple times a week. This is something that we do not normally do, I either cook food at home or we go to a restaurant and have a meal there. My question is, with take out do you tip people? And if you tip do you tip as much as you do when you have been waited on in the restaurant? I tip when at a restaurant and they have served the meal but not sure what to do with take out orders, I have been giving a tip but just not sure if that is necessary or if I am not tipping enough, I want to be fair.

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  • #340209
    Anonymous
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    Take out? Hellz no

    Sit in ~tax*2

    #340210
    whatkey
    Member

    I usually tip the prometric people 15%. The girl at the front desk is usually nice, I give her 20%. I don't tip the lady that pats me down before I go in..that would just be dirty.

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    #340211
    jeff
    Keymaster

    The real quandary: do you tip at a buffet?

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    #340212
    Texas27
    Member

    Not normally unless they do something beyond normal for me. Sonic girls I definitely do not tip though because they are paid over minimum wage and it takes them all of two seconds to bring it out to my car when I would voluntarily go get it myself if they would let me. Plus other people tip them and they probably end up making at least $12 an hour

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    #340213
    nolifecpa
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    i've never heard of tipping for carryout but i do tip at a buffet

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    #340214
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Thanks Texas27! I did not know the Sonic employees were paid minimum wage! I have always tipped them but I won't now. We went out to a fairly nice restaurant for our anniversary last Sunday and for the first time in my life I did NOT leave a tip. The waitress forgot our appetizer. When she did bring it, our “Blackened Alligator” turned out to be seriously over-salted chicken. My son's drink was empty for 30 minutes. We had to wait 45 minutes for our meal, even though 3 tables came and went while we were still waiting for food. My husband's crawfish and shrimp Alfredo turned out to be Chicken Alfredo. My son's fettuccini was cold so they took it back and nuked it. It had serious hot spots and really cold spots. My niece ate with us and her Shrimp Po'boy didn't have any shrimp in it, so that went back to the kitchen. My steak had so much salt on it that I couldn't eat it. Not a good dining experience so I spoke my peace with the manager and paid the $120 bill. I won't go back there ever! My husband told me not to pay the bill but I didn't want it to look like I was just out to get a free meal.

    #340215
    SMUT_Co
    Member

    Do you tip pre tax or on the total bill?

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    #340216
    jeff
    Keymaster

    ***NSFW (Language)***

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enJwYaeolXc

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    #340217
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I tip 20% at a resturant…

    10% (rounded up to the nearest $1) for delivery or buffett…

    Bartender gets a $1 a drink (which is generous for just opening a bottle and handing it to me)…

    If I see a tip cup at a coffee shop, I'll throw my loose change in it…

    When I went to Europe, 12% was standard and almost always included in the bill.

    I thought it was just easier and cheaper to do it that way…

    #340218
    kmwgrace
    Member

    Waiters & waitresses work HARD for very little hourly pay. I've never done that job because frankly I know that I couldn't handle the stress. My starting point is 15% for poor to mediocre service. It goes up for good service and up more for great service. I max out at 25%. (Hubby doesn't like me to leave the tip because he thinks I overtip. I figure if I tip an extra dollar or 2 it doesn't make my financial position much different but it could make a big difference to that server). For exceedingly poor service I will decrease from 15% but it has to be incredibly bad for me to tip less than 15%.

    Takeout – no I don't tip you if you just take my payment & hand me a bag of food that the kitchen staff put together. Delivery I'll generally tip around 10%.

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    #340219
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I tip 20% at restaurants and bars unless they do something or don't do something then I lower it.

    The lowest I have ever tipped 3 cents. I laid down a 1997 penny and a my 2 cents via a note on the back of the merchant receipt. The guy was aweful. My friend and I were the only ones in the restaurant and it was about 2pm on a Saturday. We waited forever for him and finally were able to order our sweet tea. Then we started to order our food and he just walked off while I was mid sentence. He came back about 5 minutes later with our drinks and we ordered. Another waiter brought out our food and we didn't see another worker again until our “waiter” brought us our check. The meals were completely wrong and we received no refills on our almost $2 drinks. I have to be pretty mad to tip below 15%. If I really like the person I will tip 25% or more. I always tip at buffets, at least a dollar. Take out I don't tip unless they give me a free drink. I was kind of loving China when I was there because it is considered insluting if you tip.

    #340220
    nolifecpa
    Participant

    I don't tip if i get cut off at a bar… It happened a few times

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    #340221
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    @nolife

    Haha

    Maybe you should tip because they could be saving your life and they are saving themselves from hefty fines. If a bar serves to someone that is obviously way over the legal limit they get in big trouble…at least in Texas that is how it is…

    #340222
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Are you serious? I hate when people say they don't tip because they are afraid that person will make “x” an hour. Of course you tip a person that brings food to your car. I do tip less maybe like 2 bucks it it's an Applebees or something similar. At a buffet I think the rule is $1 a person.

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