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Old 07-03-2013, 12:00 AM   #1
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This tipping thing is really out of hand

If I offend you well my apologizes.

I am so baffled at all the who to tip and what to tip that my head may explode.

So I tip you if you work for the company doing the job but I don't tip if you own the company.

I don't tip repairmen but tip movers.

I tip waitstaff but not the kid who brings out my food at fast food.

I tip the barber at the chain hair cut place but not the one who owns the shop

I don't tip the mail man or garbage man

Enough already how about this we let businesses pay there employees and let the employees decide if that's enough for them to work. Even better is its a state to state thing on how people are paid.


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Old 07-03-2013, 12:16 AM   #2
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If I offend you well my apologizes.

I am so baffled at all the who to tip and what to tip that my head may explode.

So I tip you if you work for the company doing the job but I don't tip if you own the company.

I don't tip repairmen but tip movers.

I tip waitstaff but not the kid who brings out my food at fast food.

I tip the barber at the chain hair cut place but not the one who owns the shop

I don't tip the mail man or garbage man

Enough already how about this we let businesses pay there employees and let the employees decide if that's enough for them to work. Even better is its a state to state thing on how people are paid.


Rant over/

Since when did everyone deserve a tip?? Last I knew it was called doing your JOB! Call me Southern and old fashioned but that was what I called a paycheck..
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Old 07-03-2013, 12:50 AM   #3
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I recall going to an ice cream shop a few years ago and they would ask if you wanted to tip as you gave your order. For what? Handing me what I paid for?
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:23 AM   #4
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I was in ice cream shop once and the kid behind the counter was too busy making the tip jar to serve ice cream. At the time I was a waitress and found ice cream staff- who don't have their wages assessed for tips- asking for tips to be nervy. Now that's the norm, but it's also no longer teenagers working in those jobs so I feel a little differently about it and will at least leave some change.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:10 AM   #5
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Since we are talking about tipping--are you supposed to tip the carhops at Sonic?

I thought yes but if you pay by debit card there isn't a tip line on the slip. And they apparently not taught to give your change in a way to make it easy to tip (5 one's instead of a five) Anyone know?
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:23 AM   #6
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Since we are talking about tipping--are you supposed to tip the carhops at Sonic?

I thought yes but if you pay by debit card there isn't a tip line on the slip. And they apparently not taught to give your change in a way to make it easy to tip (5 one's instead of a five) Anyone know?
Technically, it is against company policy for them to accept tips. I tried to tip one at the Sonic here, and he said thank you, but said he was not allowed to accept tips.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:25 AM   #7
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Since we are talking about tipping--are you supposed to tip the carhops at Sonic?

I thought yes but if you pay by debit card there isn't a tip line on the slip. And they apparently not taught to give your change in a way to make it easy to tip (5 one's instead of a five) Anyone know?
I have always heard tip the sonic car hops and try to do so but, I don't always have cash. I am a mostly debit card/disney visa kind of girl.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:26 AM   #8
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Technically, it is against company policy for them to accept tips. I tried to tip one at the Sonic here, and he said thank you, but said he was not allowed to accept tips.
Interesting. They gladly take tips and sometimes assume they are getting one here in the south.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:36 AM   #9
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If I offend you well my apologizes.

I am so baffled at all the who to tip and what to tip that my head may explode.

So I tip you if you work for the company doing the job but I don't tip if you own the company.

I don't tip repairmen but tip movers.

I tip waitstaff but not the kid who brings out my food at fast food.

I tip the barber at the chain hair cut place but not the one who owns the shop

I don't tip the mail man or garbage man

Enough already how about this we let businesses pay there employees and let the employees decide if that's enough for them to work. Even better is its a state to state thing on how people are paid.

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Old 07-03-2013, 08:38 AM   #10
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Technically, it is against company policy for them to accept tips. I tried to tip one at the Sonic here, and he said thank you, but said he was not allowed to accept tips.
I always tip, but we also have a Sonic nearby with a drivethrough option, so we don't tip there

A much bigger issue is that after all this Sonic talk, I now have a huge craving for a Super Sonic Breakfast Burrito!!!!
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:44 AM   #11
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I recall going to an ice cream shop a few years ago and they would ask if you wanted to tip as you gave your order. For what? Handing me what I paid for?
We have a yogurt place where my parents live where you pay by the ounce. You walk in, grab a bowl, decide which yogurt you want, and fill you cup as full as you want. Then, you walk by the toppings and decide which toppings you want and how many. You put those on your yogurt. Then, you go to the cash register put your yogurt on the scale, the worker weighs it, tells you want you owe, and gives you your change. They have a tip jar. They don't even prepare my yogurt!


Another place has the most amazing hamburgers! You walk up to the counter and order. They write your order down and take your name. Then, they turn around and clip your ticket to a wire for the kitchen staff to see. When your food is ready, the KITCHEN STAFF calls your name and places it at a separate window where you go to pick up your food. There is a tip jar for the ladies who take your order, though, and a sign on the jar that says, "Tipping isn't just for cows." Jeez. Whataburger doesn't have a tip jar and they at least bring me my food.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:44 AM   #12
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Tipping is an odd ritual.

My rough guideline is I tip an employee in a minimum (or sub-minimum in some states) service sector job.

I do not tip repairmen, movers, garbage men or the mailman. I may be wrong, but I am kind of guessing they all make more than I do in salary, and I have a good job, and I would never tip anyone who makes more than I do. I just looked and my mailman has been on the job 30 years, so is making a base pay of $54,000. According to their union contract, our Garbage workers start at $63,000 a year. Sorry, with those salaries, they don't need tips.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:49 AM   #13
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Sonics are mainly franchises. What is acceptable at one may or may not be acceptable at others.

I need to check on it, but a few years ago, I know our local chain of Sonic franchises were run by a company that offered health care to their workers, so I tend to stop there before I'll stop at McDough or BK.

Ours can accept tips; I will stop at a Sonic in a poorer part of town just to over tip the waitress/waiter - they really appreciate getting tipped. Once, for no good reason, I tipped a waitress $5 on a Route 44 drink and she started crying! What an easy way to make someone's day!

As for the credit card thing - I keep change and $1s in my purse for various reasons, so generally, I'll pull out a bill or some change when I pay with a CC to give my waiter/waitress.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:54 AM   #14
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Had dinner at Moe's the other night. Walking through line, gave my order, received my food (all at the counter), was handed an empty cup so I could fill my own drink. When I paid, there was a tip line on the receipt. I couldn't figure that one out.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:59 AM   #15
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I own a takeout restaurant. We have a tip jar at the window. Sometimes the person you talk to will take your order and make your drinks while someone else in the back cooks your food and then calls your name to come get it. Other times, depending on the day, the person you talk to will be doing it all alone - taking your order, making your drink, cooking your food, packaging it and serving it out the window. My kids (they're all mine once they're hired!!) make more than minimum wage, and they split the tips between them that they get on their shift. They rarely get more than a couple of dollars on a 5 hour shift. If I am working by myself, I do not put out the tip jar, nor do I split tips with my kiddos - technically, I am getting the most benefit from their work, so I don't think it's fair to take part in the tips. At sit-down restaurants, I tip 20%, but that's about as far as I take tipping, except for hotel maids who have to clean up in personal areas like bathrooms. Other positions, I hope they're getting paid enough or they set their own prices(mailman, massage etc.) Guess I'm probably a cheapass but so far nobody has said anything to me!
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