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Do you tip in lounges?

After every drink
7 (13.2%)
Yes, but only once
17 (32.1%)
Tip? Are you crazy? It's free!
29 (54.7%)

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Author Topic: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)  (Read 31495 times)

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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #280 on: August 18, 2020, 04:45:00 PM »
friends and i went rafting in CO last week and the private tour was 900$ split 7 ways. then the guide (who was amazing and fun) mentioned to remember ur guide and see him afterwards if we want .. we got the hint. we asked around and they said avg tipping is 20% of the total bill. now isnt that crazy? isnt the guy getting paid as it is and now also expects 180$ tip?? i think tipping is a nice token thank you but to get 180$ for an hr and half rafting is itself a great income, but as a tip is way over the top..
thoughts?
(we tipped 90$)

I thought canoes tip and rafts don't...

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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #281 on: August 18, 2020, 04:47:33 PM »
What do people here do with UberEats? I think paying a percentage of an order to somebody whose labor isn't correlated to the value is absurd, so been giving $2 tips, but is event that necessary?
I agree with you - but from asking around it seems like people do give a percent.

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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #282 on: August 18, 2020, 05:13:18 PM »
I thought canoes tip and rafts don't...
boo!  ;D ;D dont steer attention away from my question!
is 180$ a normal tip for a rafting trip??
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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #283 on: August 18, 2020, 05:15:29 PM »
boo!  ;D ;D dont steer attention away from my question!
is 180$ a normal tip for a rafting trip??
You can ask the same question on a $900 dinner - whats the difference?

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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #284 on: August 18, 2020, 05:21:04 PM »
boo!  ;D ;D dont steer attention away from my question!
is 180$ a normal tip for a rafting trip??
I would say 15-20 each.
Now what if it was your family of 7. Then I would go 50-100.
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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #285 on: August 18, 2020, 05:21:41 PM »
You can ask the same question on a $900 dinner - whats the difference?
More of a mindset.
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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #286 on: August 18, 2020, 05:22:30 PM »
When you get married do you tip the person officiating the wedding?
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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #287 on: August 18, 2020, 05:23:13 PM »
More of a mindset.
I have a harder time tipping the waiter that carried my food over a tour guide who was knowledgeable and enhanced the experience.

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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #288 on: August 18, 2020, 05:23:29 PM »
You can ask the same question on a $900 dinner - whats the difference?
i feel like waiters are different than employees in any other business. it seems to be a thing to tip waiters.

are we to expected to start tipping the cashiers in Macys too? no bc theres something about waiters and barbers maybe that get tips. but not all employees thats stupid.
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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #289 on: August 18, 2020, 05:23:54 PM »
When you get married do you tip the person officiating the wedding?
He got a free meal :)

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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #290 on: August 18, 2020, 05:25:18 PM »
i feel like waiters are different than employees in any other business. it seems to be a thing to tip waiters.

are we to expected to start tipping the cashiers in Macys too? no bc theres something about waiters and barbers maybe that get tips. but not all employees thats stupid.
I agree -  which barber automatically adds 18% to the bill? I think waiters deserve to be tipped, not that its automatically added.

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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #291 on: August 18, 2020, 05:25:32 PM »
When you get married do you tip the person officiating the wedding?
i know theres a thing called shaddchanus for the man or woman arranging a match.
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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #292 on: August 18, 2020, 05:26:43 PM »
He got a free meal :)
He don't always come to the reception.
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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #293 on: August 18, 2020, 05:27:16 PM »
I agree -  which barber automatically adds 18% to the bill? I think waiters deserve to be tipped, not that its automatically added.
is it generally understood by the boss to pay the waiter less than a reg employee and depend on tips? that could be. but for an employee for a rafting company (and btw a random horseback riding ranch which i did as well) should get paid reg employee rates
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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #294 on: August 18, 2020, 05:28:31 PM »
but for an employee for a rafting company (and btw a random horseback riding ranch which i did as well) should get paid reg employee rates
They don't.
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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #295 on: August 18, 2020, 05:38:43 PM »
You can ask the same question on a $900 dinner - whats the difference?
Come to think of it, I don't recall the last time I had a $900 dinner  :D

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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #296 on: August 18, 2020, 05:41:55 PM »
friends and i went rafting in CO last week and the private tour was 900$ split 7 ways. then the guide (who was amazing and fun) mentioned to remember ur guide and see him afterwards if we want .. we got the hint. we asked around and they said avg tipping is 20% of the total bill. now isnt that crazy? isnt the guy getting paid as it is and now also expects 180$ tip?? i think tipping is a nice token thank you but to get 180$ for an hr and half rafting is itself a great income, but as a tip is way over the top..
thoughts?
(we tipped 90$)
Seems insane to me. Is there any service anymore for which I pay the cost and the employee gets paid by his employer, not by me?! Why has this become such a norm is the US?

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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #297 on: August 20, 2020, 12:11:25 PM »
I tip my barber $5, she works with my schedule and does a great job, its anyways $25 with tip.


Do you mean it's advertised as $20 and you gave $5 tip? I've never seen it listed including tip. Where is this place?
As a side note, did the going rate go up dramatically for Barbers or is it just me?

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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #298 on: August 20, 2020, 01:53:02 PM »



As a side note, did the going rate go up dramatically for Barbers or is it just me?

Went up a dollar or 2 before the virus and them again durning the virus and doesn't seem to be coming back down. On that note, I know a great barber in Lakewood who refused to raise his prices during covid. You can PM me for his number.
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Re: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)
« Reply #299 on: August 20, 2020, 02:36:30 PM »

Went up a dollar or 2 before the virus and them again durning the virus and doesn't seem to be coming back down. On that note, I know a great barber in Lakewood who refused to raise his prices during covid. You can PM me for his number.

I feel like the average nowadays is $20-$25 and for a good cut $30+. My guy consistently went up about $2 every year.
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