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Do you tip in lounges?

After every drink
7 (15.2%)
Yes, but only once
15 (32.6%)
Tip? Are you crazy? It's free!
24 (52.2%)

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Author Topic: Tipping Master Thread (Who to tip and how much)  (Read 21495 times)

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Re: Tipping Lounge Bartenders
« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2012, 09:40:05 PM »
or how about "kosher kreplach" ?   ;D
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Re: Tipping Lounge Bartenders
« Reply #46 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

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Re: Tipping Lounge Bartenders
« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2012, 10:00:24 PM »
how about if youre wearing a baseball cap with beard and peyos?
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When do/Why do/Do you tip?
« Reply #48 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?

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Re: When/Why/Do you tip?
« Reply #49 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? ;)

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Re: When/Why/Do you tip?
« Reply #50 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?"

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Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
« Reply #51 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.
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Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
« Reply #52 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.

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Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
« Reply #53 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 ;)

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Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
« Reply #54 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?
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Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
« Reply #55 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.
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Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
« Reply #56 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?

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Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
« Reply #57 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?

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Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
« Reply #58 on: February 13, 2012, 11:50:40 AM »
Lets tip the cops when they fine you.

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Re: When do/Why do/Do you tip?
« Reply #59 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.
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