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This tipping thing is really out of hand

Discussion in 'Community Board' started by ironpig70, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. ironpig70

    ironpig70 DIS Veteran

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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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  3. poofsgirl

    poofsgirl Earning My Ears

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    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..:confused3
     
  4. EnduringWone

    EnduringWone Mouseketeer

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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?:sad2:
     
  5. CaliBear

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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.
     
  6. luvsJack

    luvsJack DIS Veteran

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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?
     
  7. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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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.
     
  8. Southernmiss

    Southernmiss <font color=green>I am hazed everyday<br><font col

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    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.
     
  9. Southernmiss

    Southernmiss <font color=green>I am hazed everyday<br><font col

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    Interesting. They gladly take tips and sometimes assume they are getting one here in the south.
     
  10. JRawkSteady

    JRawkSteady Mousecessed DIS Veteran

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    You and I are now best friends! ;)
     
  11. Gumbo4x4

    Gumbo4x4 Note to the ladies who forgot to

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    I always tip, but we also have a Sonic nearby with a drivethrough option, so we don't tip there :rotfl:

    A much bigger issue is that after all this Sonic talk, I now have a huge craving for a Super Sonic Breakfast Burrito!!!!
     
  12. JennaDeeDooDah

    JennaDeeDooDah My oh my what a wonderful day!

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    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.
     
  13. tvguy

    tvguy Question anything the facts don't support.

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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.:guilty: 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.:rolleyes1
     
  14. snarlingcoyote

    snarlingcoyote <font color=blue>I know people who live in really

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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! :goodvibes

    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.
     
  15. jrmasm

    jrmasm <font color=blue>Last time I checked, it was still

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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. :confused3
     
  16. sandynd

    sandynd Rookie Desperado

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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!
     
  17. mom2AidanAndEli

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    My favorite is the drive through coffee shops! It takes all of what, 15 seconds to pour my cup of coffee and hand it out the window to me? And I'm supposed to tip you for that? There are some workers who will actually wait, holding my change, thinking I'm just going to drive away. I don't think so!

    To me, the whole tipping in restaurants thing is because waiters/waitresses don't even make minimum wage. They count on tips to bring their earnings to that level. And they're taking care of me, spending some time, often going above and beyond what is minimally necessary. Because someone, who is making at least minimum wage, hands me a to-go bag they picked up off a counter doesn't warrant a tip. That's simply called DOING THEIR JOB!

    I think as a work at home mom, I'm going to leave a tip jar on my dashboard and expect the kids to tip me for driving them to school, to practice, to scouts, to the mall. Then I'm going to leave another one in the kitchen for the countless meals and snacks I prepare. Another on their bureau if they expect clean clothes. Another by the phone for each time I set up a play date or doctor's appointment. Another in each room for after I clean it. Boy, I'll be heading back to Disney in no time just on tips!!!!!
     
  18. Pugsley

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    OP, I totally agree with you. I get so frustrated because I want to do the right thing but tipping rules are so confusing that I seldom know what the right thing is. And the rules keep changing. And I hate to have to do math!
     
  19. WDSearcher

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    I tip people in jobs where we instinctively know that they are being paid a lower hourly wage and depend on tips (waitstaff or valets, for example). The amount I tip depends on service. That's easy.

    Past that, I tip for excellent service, regardless of what that service is. I've tipped movers who were quick, efficient and friendly and who went above and beyond (helping put furniture together in the new apartment and vacuuming my stairs because they'd gotten dirt on them); I've tipped housekeeping in hotels who go the extra mile and reset the room so that it totally looks as though I haven't even been in it. I've tipped at the frozen yogurt place (we have one near me that is the same as JennaDeeDooDah has described) because the kids there are really nice and friendly and they keep the place spotless, and I've seen them show a GREAT deal of patience with difficult and rowdy customers.

    I do often toss change in the tip jar if I pay with cash, but that's mostly so that I don't have to carry change around in my pockets. Right now, in my life, I'm lucky enough not to have to count every single dime to survive, so I'm pretty apt to toss something in the tip jar if I can. However, I specifically will NOT tip if I've gotten bad service. Even at places like the ice cream shop. If someone filled my order without once looking at me or saying thank you, and spent the entire transaction talking to someone else or checking their phone, those people aren't getting anything extra.

    All of that to say ... I don't really know what the "rules" are or who you're supposed to or not supposed to tip. I tip people who do a good job. I don't tip people who don't. Simple.

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  20. fortwildernessishome

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    Totally agree!!!

    Just curious what everyone thinks of this.

    Right now, my Mom is on a six day trip to Canada with a tour group. There is a travel guide from the agency and a bus driver. The trip was quite expensive, but worth it to my Mom who loves to travel and see new things, and since my Dad died, does not want to travel alone.

    She gave me a copy of her itinerary, so I could follow along on what she is doing each day. On the bottom it says. "tips to your driver and tour escort are not included. These tips should be extended on an individual basis and NOT as a group. A suggested amount is 4.00 each day for both the bus driver and guide"

    So that is an extra 48.00 since it is a six day trip and two people to tip.

    I thought that was a lot and a little tacky to put on the schedule.

    Just curious of what others thought.
     
  21. TheAviator

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    I don't tip on to-go orders. The other day someone asked me if I needed change, hmmm yeah, I'm not tipping you just for getting my order right.
     

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