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Title: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: Yordai Dooma on September 05, 2011, 04:36:02 PM
Came across this article today (http://www.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/06/24/hotel.housekeeping.tipping/index.html?hpt=tr_bn1). Was always curious if people tipped the housekeepers in hotels.

Do you?

Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: SuperFlyer on September 05, 2011, 05:21:38 PM
Unless they would do something 'wow', I wouldn't.

But ask americans, they tip even if they get cursed out. Some defect from birth.
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: Chaikel on September 05, 2011, 05:23:52 PM
Here's a tip: DND means DND
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: Simcha89 on September 05, 2011, 06:10:24 PM
No chance!
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: henche on September 05, 2011, 06:11:33 PM
No tip.
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: Expert Flyer on September 05, 2011, 06:53:10 PM
I never tip. When I pay so much for my hotel room, or restaurant meal, I don't expect to have to pay more than what the bill will be.
I pay that money to get served, otherwise I go to a kosher equivalent of Mc Donalds.

If you think of it, if a housekeeper gets $ 5  per day per room and makes 20-30 rooms a day, that would soon mean a $ 100 extra, not bad.

Soon, we will have to tip flight attendants, cashiers, ....
There are so many people who work hard for their money, and don't get a tip either.

Tipping should be abolished!
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: sky121 on September 05, 2011, 07:06:22 PM
I usually tip if I'm staying in the hotel for longer than two days. And usually only when I run into them. Unless I'm in Israel where I  always tip and well.
And obviously only if they are doing a great job and actually cleaning.
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Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: AJK on September 05, 2011, 10:38:36 PM
I never tip. When I pay so much for my hotel room, or restaurant meal, I don't expect to have to pay more than what the bill will be.
I pay that money to get served, otherwise I go to a kosher equivalent of Mc Donalds.

...

Tipping should be abolished!

Uhm, you do realize the large majority of a waiter's salary comes from tips, right?
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: Expert Flyer on September 05, 2011, 11:05:56 PM
Uhm, you do realize the large majority of a waiter's salary comes from tips, right?

Which is why restaurant owners tend to pay low salaries to waiters, knowing that people will tip anyway.
And besides, tipping should never be mandatory.

Why not tip the cashier in the supermarket, the pilot, the flight attendant, the policeman (the fine shall be considered as a tip instead), the clerk at the bank,.... The list is endless
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: bubbles on September 05, 2011, 11:10:43 PM
Which is why restaurant owners tend to pay low salaries to waiters, knowing that people will tip anyway.
And besides, tipping should never be mandatory.

Why not tip the cashier in the supermarket, the pilot, the flight attendant, the policeman (the fine shall be considered as a tip instead), the clerk at the bank,.... The list is endless

Because that is not the accepted practice. Since it is normal to tip a waiter that is calculated into the price and into their wages
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: Expert Flyer on September 05, 2011, 11:19:01 PM
According to wikipedia, in the USA a boss is allowed to pay an employee less than minimum wage if the employee gets tipped.
The whole concept of tipping is starting to look like a charity movement, and should be abolished.
It is economically inefficient.
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: AJK on September 05, 2011, 11:20:21 PM
According to wikipedia, in the USA a boss is allowed to pay an employee less than minimum wage if the employee gets tipped.
The whole concept of tipping is starting to look like a charity movement, and should be abolished.
It is economically inefficient.

Tell that to the waiter pulling in $2500 cash a week.
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: Dan on September 05, 2011, 11:45:20 PM
Waiters get paid less than minimum wage as they are counting on tips.  Therefore I tip them.  (That, and they'll spit in my food if I didn't)

Housekeeping is doing their job and are compensated for it.  I fail to see why I should tip.
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: YudiG on September 06, 2011, 02:06:31 AM
Waiters get paid less than minimum wage as they are counting on tips.  Therefore I tip them.  (That, and they'll spit in my food if I didn't)

Housekeeping is doing their job and are compensated for it.  I fail to see why I should tip.

+1
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: SuperFlyer on September 06, 2011, 07:24:56 AM
Stop tipping waiters and they will ask for a raise or leave to clean hotels.

I would tip anyone if they did a marvelous job, there is no mandatory tipping.
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: mercaz1 on September 06, 2011, 09:28:19 AM
Waiters get paid less than minimum wage as they are counting on tips.  Therefore I tip them.  (That, and they'll spit in my food if I didn't)

Housekeeping is doing their job and are compensated for it.  I fail to see why I should tip.
+1
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: Columbiadorm on September 06, 2011, 12:32:06 PM
So why is it that certain restaurants will be 'kind enough' to add on the tip to your bill? Since when are there rules as to how much one should need to tip?
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: Dan on September 06, 2011, 12:56:37 PM
Stop tipping waiters and they will ask for a raise or leave to clean hotels.

I would tip anyone if they did a marvelous job, there is no mandatory tipping.
As long as you don't return to that restaurant, otherwise don't expect to get food that wasn't dropped on the floor or spit in.

Tipped employees (waiters, bellhops) make as little as $2/hour without tips, it's just the way the system is.
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: Dan on September 06, 2011, 01:00:44 PM
So why is it that certain restaurants will be 'kind enough' to add on the tip to your bill? Since when are there rules as to how much one should need to tip?
Only in fine jewish establishments :P
The biggest scam is that they add the mandatory 18% or so tip onto the price after tax, when in fact etiquette dictates that you tip on the price of the food before tax.  They'll fix that, but only after you ask them to.

Restaurants that have suggested tips on the bottom of their receipts are also often guilty of this.
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: Cholentfresser on September 06, 2011, 01:50:23 PM
Only in fine jewish establishments :P
The biggest scam is that they add the mandatory 18% or so tip onto the price after tax, when in fact etiquette dictates that you tip on the price of the food before tax.  They'll fix that, but only after you ask them to.
never noticed that. thanks for pointing it out, i'll look out for it next time.
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: mercaz1 on September 06, 2011, 01:58:08 PM
i always also tip at a bar so that next time maybe ill get a drink with a better pour or sometimes they will give a drink on the house
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: Ym on September 06, 2011, 02:18:12 PM
I tip waiters, car service, ect, not housekeepers. Reason? There is no interaction between us to make me feel like I owe it to them!
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: Dan on September 06, 2011, 02:21:04 PM
So what do you guys tip at a $6 car wash when there are 2 guys drying your car at the end?
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: bubbles on September 06, 2011, 02:22:00 PM
Just got a freezer delivered and shlepped down to the basement. Would either of the "flyers" tip for that?
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: mercaz1 on September 06, 2011, 02:26:47 PM
So what do you guys tip at a $6 car wash when there are 2 guys drying your car at the end?
by car washes that i go to there is a tip jar and you dont tip each person seperately so i would put 1 dollar into the jar
I tip waiters, car service, ect, not housekeepers. Reason? There is no interaction between us to make me feel like I owe it to them!

+1
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: mercaz1 on September 06, 2011, 02:27:50 PM
i also tip barbers bec than they remeber what type of haircut i like without me reminding them and they do a better job i think
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: Dan on September 06, 2011, 02:29:03 PM
by car washes that i go to there is a tip jar and you dont tip each person seperately so i would put 1 dollar into the jar+1
No tip jar where I go.

i also tip barbers bec than they remeber what type of haircut i like without me reminding them and they do a better job i think
Yup, and they charge $18 so it's easy to just hand 'em a $20.  If he ever goes up to $20 I'll be in a dilemma ;)
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: sky121 on September 06, 2011, 03:46:42 PM
Just got a freezer delivered and shlepped down to the basement. Would either of the "flyers" tip for that?


Yup, I would.
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: Expert Flyer on September 06, 2011, 04:03:11 PM
Stop tipping waiters and they will ask for a raise or leave to clean hotels.

I would tip anyone if they did a marvelous job, there is no mandatory tipping.

+1!
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: md on September 07, 2011, 10:16:38 PM
As long as housekeeping did an ok job- I tip $4-5 per room per night.
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: elikay on September 07, 2011, 10:33:20 PM
Just got a freezer delivered and shlepped down to the basement. Would either of the "flyers" tip for that?
I once had a dresser delivered, and boy did I get it from the furniture store owner (who happens to be related to me), for not tipping.
Title: Re: Hotel housekeeping: Do you tip?
Post by: bubbles on September 07, 2011, 10:49:26 PM
oh i tipped    was just curious what the "non-american flyers" would do
Title: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: Ed on January 18, 2012, 07:18:35 PM
Do you always tip your Bartenders in lounges? If so how much? Do you tip with your first drink? Last drink? Every drink?
Title: Re: Tipping Lounge Bartenders
Post by: APoshiterYid on January 18, 2012, 08:24:13 PM
Every drink for sure. I try to think of it as $1 beers :)
Title: Re: Tipping Lounge Bartenders
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 18, 2012, 08:24:19 PM
Do you always tip your Bartenders in lounges? If so how much? Do you tip with your first drink? Last drink? Every drink?

How about never?

that should also be an option.

Im not American so I tip in accordance with the service.
Title: Re: Tipping Lounge Bartenders
Post by: David B on January 18, 2012, 08:31:50 PM
Depends if I'm wearing a baseball cap or Kippah -- if the latter, got to tip every drink.  If the former, you have more discretion.

SuperFlyer -- I'm a firm believer in tipping commensurate with the quality of the service -- but we're talking about the bartender in a lounge.  How can the service vary so much in quality to make a difference??? They either gave you your beer or didn't  :)  I suppose if they made you wait a while and seemed to keep doing other things....but I've never experienced that.
Title: Re: Tipping Lounge Bartenders
Post by: AsherO on January 18, 2012, 08:34:06 PM
How much are you guys tipping $2 for a free drink?
Title: Re: Tipping Lounge Bartenders
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 18, 2012, 08:34:25 PM
Depends if I'm wearing a baseball cap or Kippah -- if the latter, got to tip every drink.  If the former, you have more discretion.

SuperFlyer -- I'm a firm believer in tipping commensurate with the quality of the service -- but we're talking about the bartender in a lounge.  How can the service vary so much in quality to make a difference??? They either gave you your beer or didn't  :)  I suppose if they made you wait a while and seemed to keep doing other things....but I've never experienced that.

if I ask a couple of drinks, I might.

For getting 1 water I wont.
Title: Re: Tipping Lounge Bartenders
Post by: moish on January 18, 2012, 08:45:36 PM
Depends if I'm wearing a baseball cap or Kippah -- if the latter, got to tip every drink.  If the former, you have more discretion.
how about if youre wearing a baseball cap with beard and peyos?
Title: Re: Tipping Lounge Bartenders
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 18, 2012, 08:50:54 PM
He hides his peyos under his cap, and they will think:

If skinny: Some hippie/greenpeace activist

If big: a harley guy
Title: Re: Tipping Lounge Bartenders
Post by: moish on January 18, 2012, 08:54:04 PM
what about if the cap says eichlers on it?
Title: Re: Tipping Lounge Bartenders
Post by: bubbles on January 18, 2012, 08:58:16 PM
what about if the cap says eichlers on it?

or how about "kosher kreplach" ?   ;D
Title: Re: Tipping Lounge Bartenders
Post by: SuperFlyer on January 18, 2012, 08:58:23 PM
So they will think he is Ryan Eichler,also involved with harley davidson.
Title: Re: Tipping Lounge Bartenders
Post by: David B on January 18, 2012, 09:18:38 PM
So they will think he is Ryan Eichler,also involved with harley davidson.


I actually laughed out loud at that last exchange :)

Just had this conversation (baseball caps) with my Rebbe from Israel last week (when he was in NY) -- I agreed that the cap works for me, but that his big beard doesn't allow him any incognito time.

Regarding tipping, I don't tip for a soda or water from the bar (water is usually self-service anyway), but $1 would be reasonable for a beer or alcoholic drink.  That's a normal tip when you are paying for them in a bar, so it would only be reasonable to tip that when the drink is free.
Title: Re: Tipping Lounge Bartenders
Post by: JEWDA on January 18, 2012, 09:20:20 PM
maybe start a poll?
Title: Re: Tipping Lounge Bartenders
Post by: whYME on January 18, 2012, 09:40:05 PM
or how about "kosher kreplach" ?   ;D
Nope, no good.

when in Rome... you don't look Jewish :)
Title: Re: Tipping Lounge Bartenders
Post by: joey89 on January 18, 2012, 09:50:55 PM
if i'm sitting by the bar i tip after my last drink. if im on a couch I tip per drink
Title: Re: Tipping Lounge Bartenders
Post by: Cbs on January 18, 2012, 10:00:24 PM
how about if youre wearing a baseball cap with beard and peyos?
verplank...
Title: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Cbs on February 13, 2012, 04:47:48 AM
i've always wondered in certain cases, whats the point of giving a tip? for example when you take a taxi, why are you supposed to, or why do people tip, you're paying for the taxi service and on top of that he should get a tip? on the other hand in some countries tipping isnt considered "the thing" to do. (ex. in israel you pay the exact meter amount)
a waiter i can understand a slight bit more but still on that i question.

so the question is when do you personally give a tip? anytime someone does good service for you, even if he's getting paid for it? or only if thats "the thing" to do etc?..

your thoughts?
Title: Re: When/Why/Do you tip?
Post by: aussiebochur on February 13, 2012, 04:50:10 AM
I guess this is more general then tipping house keeping or bartenders so you started a new thread, right? ;)
Title: Re: When/Why/Do you tip?
Post by: Cbs on February 13, 2012, 04:53:05 AM
I guess this is more general then tipping house keeping or bartenders so you started a new thread, right? ;)
yup. i sure did see those threads, and i was looking for a more general thread, because if i post in there than some people wont open the thread because the title is about a specific thing, like i never opened the house keeping thread because it doesnt apply to me. thats why i usually like master threads for certain topics
unless you want me to title this "taxi, do you tip?" or "waiter do you tip?"
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Side incomer on February 13, 2012, 04:54:17 AM
In the hot jewish areas like BP and Flatbush, the Taxi drivers, as well as the waiters are used not to get tips.

But, I would always give a tip if I feel the guy did more than needed for his job. If the waiter was super nice, or if the taxi driver waited a few minutes, or had to hear the babies crying, and didn't get nervous / angry etc..
And same is for delivery guys, if he did a standard delivery, then why budge, but if he had to go up steps, shlep big boxes etc.. I think a tip is in place.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 13, 2012, 05:04:34 AM
In the hot jewish areas like BP and Flatbush, the Taxi drivers, as well as the waiters are used not to get tips.

But, I would always give a tip if I feel the guy did more than needed for his job. If the waiter was super nice, or if the taxi driver waited a few minutes, or had to hear the babies crying, and didn't get nervous / angry etc..
And same is for delivery guys, if he did a standard delivery, then why budge, but if he had to go up steps, shlep big boxes etc.. I think a tip is in place.

Thank you, one needs to deserve a tip.

Its not my fault if they accept a job which doesn't pay enough, assuming there are tips.

You need tzedaka, that's something else.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: aussiebochur on February 13, 2012, 05:35:14 AM
yup. i sure did see those threads, and i was looking for a more general thread, because if i post in there than some people wont open the thread because the title is about a specific thing, like i never opened the house keeping thread because it doesnt apply to me. thats why i usually like master threads for certain topics
unless you want me to title this "taxi, do you tip?" or "waiter do you tip?"
That's what I was saying ;)
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: HelpMe on February 13, 2012, 11:35:25 AM
A lot of places it is customary to tip. The service provided is based on expecting that tip. If you plan on going to a restaurant and not tip then how about letting the waiter know ahead of time?
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2012, 11:43:48 AM
-Restaurant: 15% is my usual, but if the service was really exceptional I'd go up to 18 or 20 and if it was abysmal I take some points off from 15.
-Hotel luggage porter: Usually $1 per bag or so.
-Barber: $2.

Can't really think of anything else off the top of my head.  I don't usually tip housekeeping, seems strange to tip someone you never see, but maybe I'm wrong here.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 13, 2012, 11:46:26 AM
A lot of places it is customary to tip. The service provided is based on expecting that tip. If you plan on going to a restaurant and not tip then how about letting the waiter know ahead of time?

No, they will poison you.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Cbs on February 13, 2012, 11:47:50 AM
A lot of places it is customary to tip. The service provided is based on expecting that tip. If you plan on going to a restaurant and not tip then how about letting the waiter know ahead of time?
so thats why i said i understand more of tipping a waiter, cuz sometimes they pay less. but taxis and delivery boys and baggers at supermarket etc..
my main issue is taxis, thats the truth. - the only time i think a taxi driver deserves a tip is if you are in a hurry and they got you there on time, or if he made an extra stop for you etc.. but otherwise, when these NY yellow cabs ask for a tip for a regular drive, i think its nonsense

-Barber: $2.

Can't really think of anything else off the top of my head.  I don't usually tip housekeeping, seems strange to tip someone you never see, but maybe I'm wrong here.
barber? why would u tip a barber? ur paying him enough for the haircut!
and what about taxis?
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 13, 2012, 11:50:40 AM
Lets tip the cops when they fine you.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: HelpMe on February 13, 2012, 11:57:45 AM
so thats why i said i understand more of tipping a waiter, cuz sometimes they pay less. but taxis and delivery boys and baggers at supermarket etc..
my main issue is taxis, thats the truth. - the only time i think a taxi driver deserves a tip is if you are in a hurry and they got you there on time, or if he made an extra stop for you etc.. but otherwise, when these NY yellow cabs ask for a tip for a regular drive, i think its nonsense
Same for taxi drivers. I am surprised you do not feel it is customary to tip taxi drivers in the US.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: HelpMe on February 13, 2012, 11:58:24 AM
Lets tip the cops when they fine you.
I have tipped my cops!  ;)
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 13, 2012, 11:59:06 AM
Same for taxi drivers. I am surprised you do not feel it is customary to tip taxi drivers in the US.

I tip if they are friendly and/or helped with luggage, otherwise not.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 13, 2012, 11:59:33 AM
I have tipped my cops!  ;)

before the fines, not after.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2012, 12:01:27 PM
I tip my barber because other people do and being that I want good service next time it's worth a $2 investment.

In the US you tip for taxis, I don't know why that is, it just is.  Then again I've been in maybe 1 taxi in the US in the past 3 years.

And not tipping a waiter is downright dangerous if you ever plan on returning to a restaurant.
Title: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Cbs on February 13, 2012, 12:02:55 PM
Same for taxi drivers. I am surprised you do not feel it is customary to tip taxi drivers in the US.
I know it's customary to but I don't see a reason why I should unless some specific case that was diff, (example as stated above)
And like you have some cab drivers that will ask even when they did a horrible job, like once by me he lost the way for a few minutes and asked for a tip when I didn't give him!
It only makes sense to pay the meter .
Do you tip your cashier at grocery store? Do you tip you city bus driver? Who decided taxi drivers should get a tip?
Title: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Cbs on February 13, 2012, 12:05:01 PM
I tip my barber because other people do and being that I want good service next time it's worth a $2 investment.
Na, moshiach barber will do the same quick and "scratch back of your neck with razor" job whether u give him $15 or $10 (the norm) ;)
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: HelpMe on February 13, 2012, 12:11:28 PM
Anyone tip the UPS driver during the Mint deal? Mine receive $100 at Christmas. The service I receive now is unbelievable. All deliveries by 9:30 as if they are next day air. When it rains or if it is wet out all packages are in plastic bags. 
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: SPLP on February 13, 2012, 12:16:48 PM
Anyone tip the UPS driver during the Mint deal? Mine receive $100 at Christmas. The service I receive now is unbelievable. All deliveries by 9:30 as if they are next day air. When it rains or if it is wet out all packages are in plastic bags.

How many pkg do u get a month ?
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: moish on February 13, 2012, 12:18:26 PM
i only tip if he works for someone else. if the taxi driver works for himself, i dont think a tip is in order unless he does something extraordinary
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: HelpMe on February 13, 2012, 12:23:38 PM
How many pkg do u get a month ?
2 -3 large deliveries a week. My son would meet him at the curb with a dolly. I was providing security.  ;D
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: whYME on February 13, 2012, 12:52:16 PM
I tip for (any one of) the following 3 reasons / circumstances:

1. The person actually deserves it.
2. I don't want horrible service etc. in the future.
3. I feel it'll be a "chilul hashem" if I don't tip.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: SPLP on February 13, 2012, 01:04:28 PM
2 -3 large deliveries a week. My son would meet him at the curb with a dolly. I was providing security.  ;D

for 100-150 pkg a year and he "does" for u i understand -- when i lived  most of the year in nyc -tipping was  the normal -- now in europe , very very little tipping -- much better this way -- not because u save money -- overall for whatever reason  i find u get better service --- tipping makes someone truly  subservient
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on February 13, 2012, 01:10:26 PM
I've noticed in friends of mine there being a chasm of a difference between those who have worked in service and those who haven't in regards to their tipping practices.  IME folks who have bussed tables, taken orders and done lower-level jobs have a greater appreciation for the work involved and tip more than folks who might have higher paying professional jobs (or buchrim who are just sort of used to scraping by and don't feel indebted to those who serve them).  This is also seen regarding tzedaka where the middle class tends to give much more per capita than those in higher tax brackets, at least regarding akum, not sure if I could say the same for the chevre.
That being said, when I lived in Japan for a year I was only too happy to go according to the local minhag and never tip, no reason to encourage a practice that they don't hold by.  But in America and davka in NY and other states where there are two minimum wages, one for service employees (http://www.dol.gov/whd/state/tipped.htm#NewYork) at about $2/hour and a higher one for everyone else, I think the backronym 'To Insure Proper Service' says it all.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2012, 01:22:04 PM
I tip for (any one of) the following 3 reasons / circumstances:

1. The person actually deserves it.
2. I don't want horrible service etc. in the future.
3. I feel it'll be a "chilul hashem" if I don't tip.
+1
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: stever on February 13, 2012, 05:35:32 PM
valet car (weddings)
coat check (not in LA)
blackjack dealer
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: HelpMe on February 13, 2012, 05:36:52 PM
valet car (weddings)
coat check (not in LA)
blackjack dealer
This one pays dividends!
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Dan on February 13, 2012, 05:49:56 PM
This one pays dividends!
Why?
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: stever on February 13, 2012, 05:53:19 PM
Why?
+1 he dont make the cards, its nice and everything...
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: HelpMe on February 14, 2012, 12:24:01 AM
Why?
Sometimes the dealer has to check the whole card to see if he has blackjack. If you have say 15 and decide to stay and the dealer accidently gives you a card it might not be by accident. Many years ago I did not catch this until it was brought to my attention.

Craps is another one that pays dividends. Take the spot next to either of the dealers. Donít be surprised when you get over paid.

Smaller casinos are prime candidates for this.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: lbvtch on February 14, 2012, 05:26:57 AM
recenly i was in a car service in the US. the drive didnt even get out of the car to help me put my luggage in the car. when i arrived at the airport i didnt have exact change and i gave the drive an extra few dollars as a tip, suddenly he jumps out of the car and takes all my luggage out from the back  :)

but i have used taxis in Europe and South America were you just pay the meter, they dont expect more
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: mercaz1 on February 14, 2012, 11:40:55 AM
i tip my barber $4 and i never have to tell him what i want anymore and he gives me the best haircut everytime i go
i tip bartenders usually a lot after the first drink so i get good service after thatand then progessively less as the night goes on
tip waiters like dan- 15% unless really good or bad
tip delivery ppl $1 a box from the supermarket
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2012, 11:56:07 AM
I tipped $5 on a delivery of chinese food to newark airport (delivery itself was free) and the guy practically started dancing with joy.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: stever on February 14, 2012, 12:44:09 PM
I tipped $5 on a delivery of chinese food to newark airport (delivery itself was free) and the guy practically started dancing with joy.
because it was prob more than the dish itself ;D
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2012, 01:00:09 PM
because it was prob more than the dish itself ;D
Nah we ordered $50 of food.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: smurf on February 14, 2012, 02:13:27 PM
Nah we ordered $50 of food.
I think we discussed this somewhere else. How was the food?
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2012, 02:33:51 PM
I think we discussed this somewhere else. How was the food?
Sesame chicken was excellent.
Title: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: A3 on February 14, 2012, 02:45:54 PM
Sesame chicken was excellent.

+1. The steam dumplings were really good to.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: stever on February 14, 2012, 03:57:06 PM
prices are as cheap as you can get!
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: YudiG on February 14, 2012, 05:51:38 PM
Standard tip in Israel is 12%...if they are Israeli w/ the service it drops to 10%...and if they are really really Israeli, there is Amex.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Cbs on February 14, 2012, 08:27:34 PM
I tipped $5 on a delivery of chinese food to newark airport (delivery itself was free) and the guy practically started dancing with joy.
in thailand i tipped a taxi driver about .50 cents (15 baht) after a 40 min drive that costed approx. $7 (215 baht) on the meter, and he was so excited!
the best is, if u need to get somewhere quickly (granted there is no traffic, which is more than a disaster here) u give the guy 100 baht ($3.25) and he will go 160 kmh the whole way!
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Chez on February 14, 2012, 09:02:45 PM
Yeah, I always wondered about this as well :-).
Why is it that higher end restaurants add the tip before you get a chance to decide? What if the service was lousy?
The consumer is always given the opportunity to ADD to their tip (on the receipt), but not to reduce it. Lol, obviously that's not going to happen, but at least I get to vent.  ;D
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2012, 09:10:16 PM
Why is it that higher end restaurants
Such as?
I try to stay away from places like that as they usually have lousy service as the staff has no incentive to give good service.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: YudiG on February 14, 2012, 09:11:27 PM
Such as?
I try to stay away from places like that as they usually have lousy service as the staff has no incentive to give good service.

many places especially when it's a party of 6 or more
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Dan on February 14, 2012, 09:14:28 PM
many places especially when it's a party of 6 or more
I don't usually go places as a party of 6+.
The only places I can think of off the top of my head were Harbour Grill and China Bistro in MIA/FLL and the service at both was deplorable.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Chez on February 14, 2012, 11:59:16 PM
Wolf and Lamb and Tea for Two are 2 restaurants off the top of my head...
I am not actually condemning these restaurants for doing this (I understand why they do); it just bothers me a little bit.
On a similar note, it always drives me nuts when I make a return and I am told that the money will be in my account "in at least 10-12 business days". Why is it that they can take my money out of my account/cc immediately, but to give it back takes so long ;-)
Again, just a gripe...
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 15, 2012, 03:34:57 AM
I rather be charged more, but don't add the tip in the bill.

Its my privilege to decide and how much I give.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Afight4ever on February 15, 2012, 09:37:39 AM
why do you tip the barber? if he gives a bad haircut you just use a different barber!
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 15, 2012, 09:42:10 AM
why do you tip the barber? if he gives a bad haircut you just use a different barber!

He was scared he might use laser on him...
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: HelpMe on February 15, 2012, 09:48:37 AM
Had the same stylist for over 25 years and never a bad haircut. Have always tipped her even though now she owns the business.
Title: Tipping Newspaper Deliverer?
Post by: MeToo on December 22, 2012, 10:07:36 PM
So, I've been getting the WSJ (for free) for a few months now, and a few weeks ago, there was a holiday card in it, with a return address.  Today, there was another card, this time with the deliverers' address on the middle of the envelope, like a return envelope.  (Yes, sir.  I got the hint!) 

How much is appropriate to tip the guy? 
Title: Re: Tipping Newspaper Deliverer?
Post by: rufieg3 on December 22, 2012, 11:09:05 PM
$5
Title: Re: Tipping Newspaper Deliverer?
Post by: real-brisker on December 24, 2012, 03:06:24 AM
What does the deliveryman have to do with the fact that you are getting it for free?
Title: Re: Tipping Newspaper Deliverer?
Post by: Sowhat on December 26, 2012, 01:13:22 PM
I think $5 is on the low end.
Title: Re: Tipping Newspaper Deliverer?
Post by: Galitzyaner on December 27, 2012, 01:45:51 PM
Who even ever sees their delivery man?!:o
Title: Re: Tipping Newspaper Deliverer?
Post by: Redbull3 on December 27, 2012, 02:22:18 PM
What does the deliveryman have to do with the fact that you are getting it for free?

Well according to this person 1 month subscription fee is customary so it would matter lol http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20061202180501AAD25DI

After googling a bit, a lot of people actually tip monthly as well as once a year by holiday time. It's obviously up to your financial situation and preferences with tipping (a lot of people have strong opinions about tipping one way or the other) but I would also agree that $5 is on the low end.
Title: Re: Tipping Newspaper Deliverer?
Post by: pghtown on December 27, 2012, 03:06:39 PM
I would say about $1 a week is appropriate
Title: Re: Tipping Newspaper Deliverer?
Post by: Cbs on December 27, 2012, 03:20:09 PM
post here http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13992.msg185801#msg185801
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: DP7 on December 27, 2012, 04:29:43 PM
Words from the wise....
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: real-brisker on December 28, 2012, 01:22:13 AM
@redbull - I am asking just cause the company gives it to him for free, isn't any more reason to tip
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Redbull3 on December 28, 2012, 10:10:39 AM
@redbull - I am asking just cause the company gives it to him for free, isn't any more reason to tip

I know, hence my lol, I was being cute. Totally agreed with you.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: real-brisker on December 29, 2012, 11:01:23 AM
@Redbull - Sorry I missed that part, it looked part of the link.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Steven on December 29, 2012, 11:58:54 PM
anyone give their mailman a holiday gift?
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Smartypantz on December 30, 2012, 12:11:50 AM
anyone give their mailman a holiday gift?

Yes, every year! Our mailman is so nice and friendly, and we think it is the right thing to do. $20 and a thank you card is a pretty easy way to make someone happy and make a Kiddush Hashem!
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: HelpMe on December 30, 2012, 12:17:27 AM
Yes, every year! Our mailman is so nice and friendly, and we think it is the right thing to do. $20 and a thank you card is a pretty easy way to make someone happy and make a Kiddush Hashem!
That is very generous of you. I would suggest giving a gift card the next time. They should not be accepting cash.
Title: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: WhyAich on December 30, 2012, 12:18:05 AM
Yes, every year! Our mailman is so nice and friendly, and we think it is the right thing to do. $20 and a thank you card is a pretty easy way to make someone happy and make a Kiddush Hashem!
+1. They work hard and go out of their way for us. It shows them that we appreciate their work
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Dan on December 30, 2012, 12:18:37 AM
I give a GC to our mailman.  He's great.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: DrDanny on December 30, 2012, 01:33:09 AM
I give my mailman kugel every Shabbos he's great he's been to some of my neighbors Simcha's
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Moishebatchy on December 30, 2012, 08:08:30 PM
Standard tip in Israel is 12%

-1

It's the other way around. %10 is standard; %12 is mehadrin.
Title: (How much)Do you tip your delivery guy?
Post by: A European on March 03, 2013, 07:56:07 AM
A lot of those ppl that is there main salary
(Will add a pull when I get to a computer )
Title: Re: (How much)Do you tip your delivery guy?
Post by: YOSEF on March 03, 2013, 08:14:55 AM
What type of delivery?

Furniture?

Supermarket?

Pizza/chinese?
Title: Re: (How much)Do you tip your delivery guy?
Post by: A European on March 03, 2013, 08:21:51 AM


Supermarket

Pizza/chinese

Restaurant
TY
Title: Re: (How much)Do you tip your delivery guy?
Post by: L'Chaim on March 03, 2013, 08:22:25 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13992.0
Title: Re: (How much)Do you tip your delivery guy?
Post by: A European on March 03, 2013, 08:26:27 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13992.0
You're right.
Mods please merge
Title: Re: (How much)Do you tip your delivery guy?
Post by: A European on March 03, 2013, 09:34:26 AM
You're right.
Mods please merge
mods
could you add the poll to the existing thread ?
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: judahk88 on March 03, 2013, 01:13:50 PM
I give a GC to our mailman.  He's great.
How often?
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Dan on March 03, 2013, 01:18:45 PM
How often?
Holiday season.
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: Moshe123 on March 03, 2013, 01:22:56 PM
Holiday season.

He has an extra hard job schlepping all your mail...  :)
Title: Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
Post by: judahk88 on March 03, 2013, 01:24:32 PM
He has an extra hard job schlepping all your mail...  :)
Especially all the metal SP cards lol
Title: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: avadah on February 20, 2014, 06:16:57 PM
When staying in a luxury hotel, do you tip? Who do you tip (ex. valet parking, bellhop) and how much?
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: moish on February 20, 2014, 07:04:49 PM
When staying in a luxury hotel, do you tip? Who do you tip (ex. valet parking, bellhop) and how much?
dont you have to tip valet regardless?
Title: Tipping at catered meal
Post by: @Yehuda on February 20, 2014, 07:12:50 PM
Was curious if anyone has experience hosting a catered meal - Bar Mitzvah, Shabbos Sheva Brachos, etc. Did you tip the waiters? Were the waiters paid a salary in addition to any potential tip? What % did you tip? Was the % based only on the food or did you include the waiters' salaries in the total cost before you calculated the tip?
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: mercaz1 on February 20, 2014, 07:26:51 PM
if you want quick service then tip the valet more than you normally would- and valet is always tipped even if not luxury hotel
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: BigDanFan on February 20, 2014, 07:36:24 PM
if you want quick service then tip the valet more than you normally would- and valet is always tipped even if not luxury hotel
it's a good question bec if i'm in and out of valet 3x per day for 2-4 days,
then i'd rather give $10 - $20 tip one time (after the $40 per night!) at the end.

instead of $2 - $3 each time i go out and come in..
Title: Re: Tipping at catered meal
Post by: Dan on February 20, 2014, 08:01:20 PM
Isn't the tip included in the bill?
Title: Re: Tipping at catered meal
Post by: Chaikel on February 20, 2014, 08:50:16 PM
Reminds me how when I was newly wed, we went out to eat, and when we asked for the check the waitress told us some random guys paid for us.

That never happened to me (and never has since). I felt like such a celebrity. I left the place and then it hit me that I still shoulda left a tip. I still kinda regret it
Title: Re: Tipping at catered meal
Post by: moish on February 20, 2014, 08:56:30 PM
Reminds me how when I was newly wed, we went out to eat, and when we asked for the check the waitress told us some random guys paid for us.

That never happened to me (and never has since). I felt like such a celebrity. I left the place and then it hit me that I still shoulda left a tip. I still kinda regret it
if they were random, how did they know you were newlywed?
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: mercaz1 on February 20, 2014, 09:00:11 PM
i think your better off giving 10-20 the first time and then they will treat you better the rest of the stay and then you tip 2-3 every time after
Title: Re: Tipping at catered meal
Post by: bluiemonster1 on February 20, 2014, 09:04:27 PM
if they were random, how did they know you were newlywed?
-1 who says they knew? People do things like this@ random occasionally
Title: Re: Tipping at catered meal
Post by: bluiemonster1 on February 20, 2014, 09:05:45 PM
Isn't the tip included in the bill?
on most big bills we (i was a waiter once) include the tip for you. But we never mention it... ;D
Title: Re: Tipping at catered meal
Post by: Chaikel on February 20, 2014, 09:18:07 PM
if they were random, how did they know you were newlywed?
The owner knew (long story). He gave us a big, loud greeting when we walked in
Title: Re: Tipping at catered meal
Post by: Dan on February 20, 2014, 09:23:17 PM
I left the place and then it hit me that I still shoulda left a tip. I still kinda regret it
If they covered your bill they probably tipped too.
Title: Re: Tipping at catered meal
Post by: moish on February 20, 2014, 09:24:54 PM
-1 who says they knew? People do things like this@ random occasionally
and he just mentioned that they were newlyweds for no reason? there was obviously more to the story, and there was

it wont do you harm to think a little before disagreeing with a post
Title: Re: Tipping at catered meal
Post by: Name Changed on February 20, 2014, 09:25:02 PM
Reminds me how when I was newly wed, we went out to eat, and when we asked for the check the waitress told us some random guys paid for us.

That never happened to me (and never has since). I felt like such a celebrity. I left the place and then it hit me that I still shoulda left a tip. I still kinda regret it
What did you regret, that you should have ordered more food?  ;D
Title: Re: Tipping at catered meal
Post by: Chaikel on February 20, 2014, 09:26:23 PM
If they covered your bill they probably tipped too.
Ya, but we still received good service. I think it's the proper gesture
Title: Re: Tipping at catered meal
Post by: Chaikel on February 20, 2014, 09:26:48 PM
What did you regret, that you should have ordered more food?  ;D
Of course that was the first thing we thought ;)
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: BigDanFan on February 20, 2014, 09:57:47 PM
i think your better off giving 10-20 the first time and then they will treat you better the rest of the stay and then you tip 2-3 every time after
maybe, but it always seems like several people..
so the first guy gets the $20, and then the next 3 days you still give $3 each time?
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: mercaz1 on February 20, 2014, 10:52:37 PM
just hope you get the first guy more than once or give the first 2 guys 10 and then they will know you maybe
Title: Re: Tipping at catered meal
Post by: Marco Polo on February 20, 2014, 11:19:00 PM
Was curious if anyone has experience hosting a catered meal - Bar Mitzvah, Shabbos Sheva Brachos, etc. Did you tip the waiters? Were the waiters paid a salary in addition to any potential tip? What % did you tip? Was the % based only on the food or did you include the waiters' salaries in the total cost before you calculated the tip?
Usually the caterer will charge you a set fee per waiter (the set fee is usually not what the waiter gets paid. The caterer takes a cut a lot of times). While there is no obligation to tip the waiters, most people usually tip each waiter ~$15-20. If you feel the waiters went above and beyond, you can always tip more to show your appreciation.
Title: Re: Tipping at catered meal
Post by: smee123 on February 21, 2014, 12:13:37 AM
The owner knew (long story). He gave us a big, loud greeting when we walked in
ummm.... it was probably the owner  :)
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: meshugener on February 21, 2014, 02:25:26 AM
I feel very uncomfortable not to tip in a luxury hotel.
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: avadah on February 21, 2014, 02:28:27 AM
I feel very uncomfortable not to tip in a luxury hotel.
Who do you tip and how much?
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: meshugener on February 21, 2014, 02:34:48 AM
Who do you tip and how much?
$5-10, yes it adds up as a huge expense for me on so called free nights.
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: avadah on February 21, 2014, 02:36:51 AM
$5-10, yes it adds up as a huge expense for me on so called free nights.
Just the valet or also bellhop?
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: meshugener on February 21, 2014, 02:40:34 AM
Just the valet or also bellhop?
that and also for the guy who noticed my wife and me sitting on the grass so he came forward with a cup of ice cubes because maybe we would like it.

#YouGottaLoveHyatt
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: avadah on February 21, 2014, 02:48:08 AM
that and also for the guy who noticed my wife and me sitting on the grass so he came forward with a cup of ice cubes because maybe we would like it.

#YouGottaLoveHyatt
How much you giving for ice cubes? I have a big freezer.

How much did you give the bellhop?
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: Jkhein on February 21, 2014, 04:10:04 AM
that and also for the guy who noticed my wife and me sitting on the grass
why? What happened?
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: Dr Moose on February 21, 2014, 04:41:03 AM
why? What happened?

There comes a point when someone is posting such idiocy that you feel an urge to pee in public.
:P
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 21, 2014, 05:18:18 AM
If people were nice, they get a tip (amount depends on the country). If not, they get zero. I'm allergic to people hanging around until you feel uncomfortable and have to tip, so I make a point of not to tip them.
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: Jkhein on February 21, 2014, 06:17:55 AM
If people were nice, they get a tip (amount depends on the country). If not, they get zero. I'm allergic to people hanging around until you feel uncomfortable and have to tip, so I make a point of not to tip them.
how not nice can they be when bringing you your car?
Title: Re: Tipping at catered meal
Post by: @Yehuda on February 21, 2014, 06:27:47 AM
Isn't the tip included in the bill?

Caterer gave me the bill and said if you want to tip the waiters, decide how much to add on.
Usually the caterer will charge you a set fee per waiter (the set fee is usually not what the waiter gets paid. The caterer takes a cut a lot of times). While there is no obligation to tip the waiters, most people usually tip each waiter ~$15-20. If you feel the waiters went above and beyond, you can always tip more to show your appreciation.
Was 2 meals over Shabbos, so you're suggesting double the 15-20?
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 21, 2014, 06:43:37 AM
how not nice can they be when bringing you your car?

a nice smile is good, letting you wait for 20 mins isn't.
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: moish on February 21, 2014, 07:38:28 AM
If people were nice, they get a tip (amount depends on the country). If not, they get zero. I'm allergic to people hanging around until you feel uncomfortable and have to tip, so I make a point of not to tip them.
and they must love jews after that experience
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: SuperFlyer on February 21, 2014, 08:16:33 AM
and they must love jews after that experience

No, I will start playing the idiotic rich american who tips unless raped by the staff....
Title: Re: Tipping at catered meal
Post by: Marco Polo on February 21, 2014, 08:34:50 AM
Caterer gave me the bill and said if you want to tip the waiters, decide how much to add on.Was 2 meals over Shabbos, so you're suggesting double the 15-20?
That is a common amount. Obviously if you had waiters that did not do a good job, don't feel as obligated to tip and if you do, you can always tip a lesser amount.
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: avadah on February 21, 2014, 09:23:51 AM
So it seems people only tip the valet parking guy.
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: Marco Polo on February 21, 2014, 09:35:41 AM
So it seems people only tip the valet parking guy.
If you want "extra" service for your room or something else. It may make sense to tip the housekeeper, waiter, concierge etc.
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: avadah on February 22, 2014, 01:37:24 PM
If you want "extra" service for your room or something else. It may make sense to tip the housekeeper, waiter, concierge etc.
Nobody tips bellhops?
Title: Re: Tipping at catered meal
Post by: Chaikel on February 22, 2014, 02:30:02 PM
ummm.... it was probably the owner  :)
We ate there a few times that week. This wasn't the first time. I doubt it
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: Marco Polo on February 22, 2014, 09:45:54 PM
Nobody tips bellhops?
If they bring up your bags i would give a couple bucks.
Title: Re: Tipping in a Luxury Hotel
Post by: BigDanFan on February 23, 2014, 02:51:06 PM
If they bring up your bags i would give a couple bucks.
+1
Same. And, also when they bring down the bags at check-out/going to car...
Title: Re: Tipping at catered meal
Post by: 3yummyboys on February 26, 2014, 01:27:32 PM
Reminds me how when I was newly wed, we went out to eat, and when we asked for the check the waitress told us some random guys paid for us.

That never happened to me (and never has since). I felt like such a celebrity. I left the place and then it hit me that I still shoulda left a tip. I still kinda regret it


Happened to us once when I was expecting my first kid. We saw someone who had known my husband in high school and just stopped at their table to say hello. When we were ready to pay the waiter told us that they had paid for our meal. So sweet! and yes we did leave a nice tip.
Title: How much to tip?
Post by: HP58 on April 10, 2014, 05:18:58 PM
What do you guys think is the proper amount to tip furniture delivery guys?
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: george on April 10, 2014, 05:25:56 PM
How long was the job?
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: Marco Polo on April 10, 2014, 05:27:44 PM
What do you guys think is the proper amount to tip furniture delivery guys?
How long was the job?
How many pieces and big or small?
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: HP58 on April 10, 2014, 05:29:24 PM
How long was the job?
20 min- 1/2 hr.
How many pieces and big or small?
Dining room set.
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: Marco Polo on April 10, 2014, 05:30:08 PM
20 min- 1/2 hr.Dining room set.
I would say like $10-$15 a guy is nice.
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: Ergel on April 10, 2014, 05:32:48 PM
I would say like $10-$15 a guy is nice.
Not necessary. $5 a piece
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: HP58 on April 10, 2014, 05:34:46 PM
Not necessary. $5 a piece
That's what I thought. Guess we're not as generous as Marco  :D .
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: CountValentine on April 10, 2014, 05:47:30 PM
Enough for them to buy lunch (not Milt's prices).  :)
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: Marco Polo on April 10, 2014, 05:48:45 PM
That's what I thought. Guess we're not as generous as Marco  :D .
Well i live up a flight of stairs and a "sharp" turn. So was feeling a little more generous.

We had a piano delivered and they charged and extra $150 because of the stairs and turn. Crazy.
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: ilherman on April 10, 2014, 05:59:23 PM
Marco most be a rich person  :D

$20 for 20 min - 1/2 hour... That's more how much they make from their boss...
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: HP58 on April 10, 2014, 06:04:07 PM
Enough for them to buy lunch (not Milt's prices).  :)
McDonald's dollar menu is fine?
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: CountValentine on April 10, 2014, 06:04:30 PM
We had a piano delivered and they charged and extra $150 because of the stairs and turn. Crazy.
Did you tip them?  :)
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: CountValentine on April 10, 2014, 06:05:15 PM
McDonald's dollar menu is fine?
I was thinking more like Subway.  :P
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: Jkhein on April 10, 2014, 07:05:49 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=31870.msg572890#msg572890
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: Marco Polo on April 10, 2014, 10:55:39 PM
Marco most be a rich person  :D

$20 for 20 min - 1/2 hour... That's more how much they make from their boss...
Na. Just have been in a service industry and know how much tips can help.

Did you tip them?  :)
Offered some drinks and a tip :)
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: yoruel on April 10, 2014, 11:33:44 PM
Do you tip the owner if he is involved in the moving?
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: EJB on April 10, 2014, 11:58:23 PM
I tip highly variable amounts, dependent on how fair I feel the rate was, the difficulty of the job, and level of service I received. For a job similar to the OPs, I'd tip 0-20, usually closer to the high end. Last time I moved I tipped 50 each (3 hour job).
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: Dan on April 11, 2014, 09:16:03 AM
Enough for them to buy lunch (not Milt's prices).  :)
Milt's is pretty cheap for a quality kosher restaurant.  Just wait till you get to Shallot's.
I have a feeling you're more of a Ken's Diner kind of guy...one of my favorites from my childhood.
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: Ergel on April 11, 2014, 09:27:22 AM
Milt's is pretty cheap for a quality kosher restaurant.  Just wait till you get to Shallot's.
I have a feeling you're more of a Ken's Diner kind of guy...one of my favorites from my childhood.
If only it was the same as your childhood
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: ushdadude on April 11, 2014, 10:01:01 AM
If only it was the same as your childhood

+1
Burger buddy just aint the same (but now we're getting OT  :) )
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: ilherman on April 11, 2014, 10:52:58 AM

(but now we're getting OT  :) )
Typical DDF  ;)
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: AnonymousUser on April 14, 2014, 10:28:35 AM
http://lifehacker.com/this-tipping-infographic-shows-who-expects-tips-and-ho-1562841207
Title: Re: How much to tip?
Post by: Dan on April 14, 2014, 10:40:34 AM
If only it was the same as your childhood
Wasn't sure if it really went downhill or if it was my more vivid childhood imagination.
Title: Tips
Post by: smee123 on May 29, 2014, 10:07:08 AM
Is it normal/legal to add a mandatory %18 tip?
Title: Re: Tips
Post by: Mordyk on May 29, 2014, 10:11:46 AM
for what?
Title: Re: Tips
Post by: Emkay on May 29, 2014, 10:14:46 AM
Is it normal/legal to add a mandatory %18 tip?
there is thread on this, but they can charge you whatever they want and call it whatever they want
Title: Re: Tips
Post by: smee123 on May 29, 2014, 10:50:17 AM
for what?
Restaurant
Title: Re: Tips
Post by: smee123 on May 29, 2014, 10:51:01 AM
there is thread on this, but they can charge you whatever they want and call it whatever they want
Searched for tip instead of tipping, nothing came up.
Title: Re: Tips
Post by: notanonymous on May 29, 2014, 10:53:18 AM
Restaurant
legal - 100%
normal - depends on location.  IME, OOT it is unheard of...in-town, everyone does it.
Title: Re: Tips
Post by: smee123 on May 29, 2014, 11:28:00 AM
legal - 100%
normal - depends on location.  IME, OOT it is unheard of...in-town, everyone does it.
thanks, it sucks
Title: Re: Tips
Post by: Marco Polo on May 29, 2014, 11:43:38 AM
thanks, it sucks
Some stores only do it for larger parties. Some do this as they are "worried" the large tables will not tip adequately.
Title: Re: Tips
Post by: smee123 on May 29, 2014, 02:36:46 PM
Some stores only do it for larger parties. Some do this as they are "worried" the large tables will not tip adequately.
I get that, but i'm talking about everyone, even less than 6.
It should be 12% at most, if they want to do it.
And the waiters have nothing to work for.
Iv'e heard in some of these places the waiters don't even get all 18%, that's got to be illegal!
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: jj1000 on May 29, 2014, 02:39:31 PM
If anyone wants a better poll let me know.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: cozmohoot on August 17, 2014, 11:30:56 AM
Day camp tips; I don't see why it's necessary to tip camp counselor when day camp costs so much. I know some rely on tips but after the huge camp bill why is it the parents burden?
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 17, 2014, 11:33:35 AM
Day camp tips; I don't see why it's necessary to tip camp counselor when day camp costs so much. I know some rely on tips but after the huge camp bill why is it the parents burden?
Maybe look at it as if your child was a camp counselor. My daughter receives gifts from about 30% of the parents.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: lubaby on August 17, 2014, 11:52:46 AM
Day camp tips; I don't see why it's necessary to tip camp counselor when day camp costs so much. I know some rely on tips but after the huge camp bill why is it the parents burden?
Welcome to America.
We've allowed it to come to the point where we let businesses/establishments get away with paying their employees less then minimum wage and passing on the "expense" of paying said employees to the consumer.
Day camps, heck even overnight camps for that matter have decided to join the bandwagon. They view paying staff members as an unnecessary expense and try to do without.
It now on you my friend to do the "right thing" and make sure these kids get paid.
Maybe look at it as if your child was a camp counselor. My daughter receives gifts from about 30% of the parents.
There's tipping, or giving a gift to show a token of appreciation for the service the counselor has provided and the hopefully wonderful experience they have given your child, more so then just what camp gives.
Then there's the note that camps send out with suggested tip amount. That's like restaurants sticking the minimum 15% or 18% onto a bill.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: cozmohoot on August 17, 2014, 01:09:05 PM
Maybe look at it as if your child was a camp counselor. My daughter receives gifts from about 30% of the parents.
Definitely hear you and my wife too used to be a counselor. I hope you warned your daughter that tips may not be given.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 17, 2014, 01:12:37 PM
Then there's the note that camps send out with suggested tip amount. That's like restaurants sticking the minimum 15% or 18% onto a bill.
100% against that.
I hope you warned your daughter that tips may not be given.
DW & I must be doing something right since there was no need to warn her.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: Dr Moose on August 26, 2016, 12:29:05 PM
When do you tip valet at a hotel?

When you drop off the car for the first time? Every time they bring the car? The final time that they'll be bringing the car?
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: deltastubs on August 26, 2016, 05:25:27 PM
By mistake voted that i tip once

thinking it meant once in my life, not once every visit lol

The one time I tipped mia centurion I had this guy just offer himself as my slave literally getting stuff from the kitchen, drinks were filled before they were done, special requests so I had to hook him up!
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: Sport on August 26, 2016, 06:02:37 PM
When do you tip valet at a hotel?

When you drop off the car for the first time? Every time they bring the car? The final time that they'll be bringing the car?
I was just wondering the same thing. I usualy tip a small amount each time they bring the car and then a little more the final time.
On a side note I realized how cheap of a tipper I am when I saw the guy next to me give them $15 when he first dropped off his car.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: rs242 on August 27, 2016, 11:50:34 PM
Amazon prime now?? Recommended $5 are they crazy??
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: ilherman on August 27, 2016, 11:52:44 PM
Do I have to tip every time the guy is bringing me up a bucket of ice, a coffee etc to my hotel room?
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: Tom Brady on August 28, 2016, 12:32:04 AM
Do I have to tip every time the guy is bringing me up a bucket of ice, a coffee etc to my hotel room?
It seems to me that in the US a tip is generally expected every time someone brings something that you requested to your room. You obviously don't have to though, and if you don't i assume you won't be the only one that they didn't get a tip from.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: ilherman on August 28, 2016, 10:00:41 AM
It seems to me that in the US a tip is generally expected every time someone brings something that you requested to your room. You obviously don't have to though, and if you don't i assume you won't be the only one that they didn't get a tip from.
How about Israel?  The Waldorf-Astoria FWIW.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 28, 2016, 10:17:05 AM
Do I have to tip uber on an hour long trip?
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: Sport on August 28, 2016, 10:28:47 AM
AC wasnt working in my room, Do I tip maintenance for fixing ?
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: Moishebatchy on August 28, 2016, 10:33:20 AM
AC wasnt working in my room, Do I tip maintenance for fixing ?

Not unless you plan on billing the hotel the amount of the tip.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: Dr Moose on August 28, 2016, 03:00:24 PM
I was just wondering the same thing. I usualy tip a small amount each time they bring the car and then a little more the final time.
On a side note I realized how cheap of a tipper I am when I saw the guy next to me give them $15 when he first dropped off his car.
And I'm sure any time he wanted his car, they brought it faster than they brought your car.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: Sport on August 28, 2016, 03:05:05 PM
And I'm sure any time he wanted his car, they brought it faster than they brought your car.
Yup although I never had to wait too long.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: Menachem613 on August 28, 2016, 09:54:47 PM
AC wasnt working in my room, Do I tip maintenance for fixing ?

I believe Curb your Enthusiasm has an episode on this.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: mochjas on August 28, 2016, 10:48:59 PM
Maintenance does not need to be tipped unless they are plunging your toilet
Title: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on January 02, 2019, 01:29:23 PM
Always wondered what is expected in certain scenarios. Please post what you think is acceptable tip in various scenarios. A few recent examples:

1) 3 movers worked for about 6 hours, how much would you tip?
2) 1 driver delivered a bunk bed, how much would you tip?
3) Valet driver what is the standard tip?
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: Redbull3 on January 02, 2019, 01:33:23 PM
Always wondered what is expected in certain scenarios. Please post what you think is acceptable tip in various scenarios. A few recent examples:

1) 3 movers worked for about 6 hours, how much would you tip?
2) 1 driver delivered a bunk bed, how much would you tip?
3) Valet driver what is the standard tip?
1. $20 each
2. $5 or $10 depending how difficult I thought the job was
3. $1-2 to the guy getting my car
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on January 02, 2019, 01:35:20 PM
1. $20 each
2. $5 or $10 depending how difficult I thought the job was
3. $1-2 to the guy getting my car
Thanks I tipped $40 each for the movers and they walked away grumbling under their breath... I thought $40 was towards the generous end since they did a good job.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: yakrot on January 02, 2019, 01:36:32 PM
Thanks I tipped $40 each for the movers and they walked away grumbling under their breath... I thought $40 was towards the generous end since they did a good job.
Some people like to grumble
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: Redbull3 on January 02, 2019, 01:51:36 PM
Thanks I tipped $40 each for the movers and they walked away grumbling under their breath... I thought $40 was towards the generous end since they did a good job.
I may have done $50 each now that you mention it lol. Checking with my dw

eta - Nope, was $20. No grumbles
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: good sam on January 02, 2019, 01:58:00 PM
How much and how often do you tip parking attendents at a lot that you use every day?
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: Menachem613 on January 02, 2019, 02:06:10 PM
You should post location as the expectations differ by country and perhaps by city.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on January 02, 2019, 02:35:51 PM
Room service bringing something you requested, what would you tip?
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: farmbochur on January 02, 2019, 02:58:11 PM
How much for a <2 mile drive in house car at Park Hyatt NYC or Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills?
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: lubaby on January 02, 2019, 03:00:13 PM
How much do you tip your flight attendant?

https://thepointsguy.com/news/airline-with-happy-hours-and-tips/
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: Redbull3 on January 02, 2019, 03:02:41 PM
How much and how often do you tip parking attendents at a lot that you use every day?
I think a 1x yr holiday gift in the $50 range is classy, especially if you are on first name basis
Room service bringing something you requested, what would you tip?
$1 each time
How much for a <2 mile drive in house car at Park Hyatt NYC or Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills?
Don't really understand this one
How much do you tip your flight attendant?

https://thepointsguy.com/news/airline-with-happy-hours-and-tips/
Never heard of that
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on January 02, 2019, 04:13:09 PM
How much for a <2 mile drive in house car at Park Hyatt NYC or Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills?
$2
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: LoLo on January 02, 2019, 04:19:44 PM
1. $20 each
2. $5 or $10 depending how difficult I thought the job was
3. $1-2 to the guy getting my car
+1 on these numbers. Valet might be a little more depending on the location.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: good sam on January 02, 2019, 04:21:52 PM


I think a 1x yr holiday gift in the $50 range is classy, especially if you are on first name basis
I gave $50 each to two guys. Was wondering if I was being cheap.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: Redbull3 on January 02, 2019, 04:38:43 PM
I gave $50 each to two guys. Was wondering if I was being cheap.
I don't think so. But I'm just one guy maybe I'm cheap and don't realize it lol. Let's see if others weigh in
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on January 02, 2019, 04:47:49 PM
If only @TimT where here we'd have merged these hours ago https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13282.msg173400#msg173400
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: Redbull3 on January 02, 2019, 04:49:08 PM
Ha I thought this topic was familiar
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on January 02, 2019, 05:03:08 PM
If only @TimT where here we'd have merged these hours ago https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13282.msg173400#msg173400
Lol. Sorry I obviously didn't search too well.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: davidrotts63 on January 02, 2019, 05:56:00 PM
Ha I thought this topic was familiar
+1!!
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on January 02, 2019, 06:04:58 PM
$2
way too little dont tip if you are giving $2
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on January 02, 2019, 08:01:07 PM
way too little dont tip if you are giving $2
For a 2 minute drive?
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on January 02, 2019, 10:46:52 PM
For a 2 minute drive?
well he said less than 2 miles that doesnít mean 2 minutes but either way these are high end hotels I wouldnít give less than 5
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: Z56 on January 02, 2019, 10:51:33 PM
well he said less than 2 miles that doesnít mean 2 minutes but either way these are high end hotels I wouldnít give less than 5

Very generous
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: S209 on January 02, 2019, 10:54:34 PM
well he said less than 2 miles that doesnít mean 2 minutes but either way these are high end hotels I wouldnít give less than 5
But the money is still a lot relative to the driverís salary, and relative to the amount of work heís doing. Heís not getting paid more because itís high end, and you shouldnít have to tip more either.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on January 02, 2019, 11:10:07 PM
But the money is still a lot relative to the driverís salary, and relative to the amount of work heís doing. Heís not getting paid more because itís high end, and you shouldnít have to tip more either.
so donít tip at all itís better than tipping a rolls Royce driver $2
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: S209 on January 02, 2019, 11:21:06 PM
so donít tip at all itís better than tipping a rolls Royce driver $2
Trust me, heíd rather get the $2 than nothing, he might be driving a Rolls Royce but heís alot further removed from that than you (the guest) are.

Just my opinion, obviously. If you want to be generous, tip away. Just be wary of lo sichanem.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread
Post by: tzifanya54 on January 03, 2019, 08:57:50 AM
Trust me, heíd rather get the $2 than nothing, he might be driving a Rolls Royce but heís alot further removed from that than you (the guest) are.

Just my opinion, obviously. If you want to be generous, tip away. Just be wary of lo sichanem.
I have yet to meet a frum Jew that has to worry about that for tipping!
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: Redbull3 on January 03, 2019, 10:11:14 AM
What is lo sichanem? From context a potential problem with overtipping? Just curious
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: tzifanya54 on January 03, 2019, 10:14:18 AM
What is lo sichanem? From context a potential problem with overtipping? Just curious
Itís basically a prohibition against being unnecessarly overly generous with a Non Jew, such giving gifts etc...
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: Redbull3 on January 03, 2019, 10:25:22 AM
Itís basically a prohibition against being unnecessarly overly generous with a Non Jew, such giving gifts etc...
What is the reason? same as bishul akum etc - Chasnus?
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: tzifanya54 on January 03, 2019, 10:31:35 AM
What is the reason? same as bishul akum etc - Chasnus?
I believe so, yes.

ETA: I know some people that are very makpid on this especially when it come to tipping.... ::)
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: S209 on January 03, 2019, 10:53:28 AM
What is the reason? same as bishul akum etc - Chasnus?
No itís actually deoraisa
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: AsherO on September 12, 2019, 10:14:50 PM
Is an 18% gratuity tacked onto my bill for takeout/pickup at an upscale NYC eatery reasonable?
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on September 12, 2019, 11:07:48 PM
Is an 18% gratuity tacked onto my bill for takeout/pickup at an upscale NYC eatery reasonable?
No. Not at all. Takeout/Pickup should be 0% tacked on or added. That's sort of the whole point of you picking it up.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: Dr Moose on September 12, 2019, 11:21:19 PM
When do you tip valet at a hotel?

When you drop off the car for the first time? Every time they bring the car? The final time that they'll be bringing the car?
I still don't really have an answer to this. Recently I stayed somewhere the bellhop was same as the valet, so tipped him when he brought stuff to my room at the beginning of stay and again when my car was loaded at the end of the stay.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: chevron on September 12, 2019, 11:22:32 PM
I tip my barber $5, she works with my schedule and does a great job, its anyways $25 with tip.

My cleaning lady work fast as hell, I give her $20, its usually a bit over an hour

coffee im conflicted, is the 2-minute cold brew job worth 1$ tip? not imho, maybe 0.50. yes it matters bc I go out to coffee daily and just feel like the coffee person would be making $65 an hour if we all tip 1$

Also bartender?

I'm not cheap and I know many who struggle, but I know waiters who mAKE 100K A year..

Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: CountValentine on September 12, 2019, 11:24:59 PM
Is an 18% gratuity tacked onto my bill for takeout/pickup at an upscale NYC eatery reasonable?
H*ll no.
I still don't really have an answer to this. Recently I stayed somewhere the bellhop was same as the valet, so tipped him when he brought stuff to my room at the beginning of stay and again when my car was loaded at the end of the stay.
Each time they bring the car.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: Dr Moose on September 12, 2019, 11:25:57 PM
How much do you tip your flight attendant?

https://thepointsguy.com/news/airline-with-happy-hours-and-tips/
Was on a flight DTW-HNL in J and saw a few people tip the purser at the end of the flight.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: henche on September 13, 2019, 06:25:23 PM
Who does nobody tip lawyers
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: AsherO on September 17, 2019, 08:59:16 PM
H*ll no.

No. Not at all. Takeout/Pickup should be 0% tacked on or added. That's sort of the whole point of you picking it up.

Happened to me twice recently. Once at Gruit, where they made a whole scene as if they were doing me a favor by removing it. They also had a cr@ppy POS system (is POS a pun?) where they couldn't figure out how to remove the gratuity the system had automatically added to my tab.

Then it happened to me at the newly opened Izzy's fried chicken, it was $3 and I didn't want another scene, so I just paid it.

Glad to hear I'm not crazy. If you're going to charge me the same $$ for taking my food to go, where you don't have to serve me or have me take up a table, at very least have the decency of not forcing the "gratuity" on me.
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: Cholentfresser on September 17, 2019, 10:22:24 PM
@AsherO, tipping aside for a sec, how was Gruit?
Title: Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
Post by: ReadsTheT&C on September 17, 2019, 10:26:56 PM
NYTimes had a whole piece on tipping for counter service: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/15/travel/ipad-tipping-gratuity.html
Conventional wisdom seems to be that when presented with the option, most people will just opt to tip so restaurants add the option to save on labor costs by paying their staff less. Tipping for pickup/takeout seems ridiculous to me. What are you tipping for and who would the tip even go to?