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Do you tip?

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Do you tip?

If so, why?

And what types of service do you not tip for?
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#1
stumbled on this link:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/revealed-how-the-restaurant-chains-pocket-your-tips-867634.html

utter disgrace, got me thinking, is it actually better for everyone concerned NOT to tip?
#2
I tip about 10% at a restaurant, but then again 10% to me aint nothing but a peanut baby.

Reason to why it I tip: Like to spread the wealth :p
#3
I tip for hairdressers, at restaurants (if we're waited on) and take-away delivery drivers, and I would tip a taxi driver if I ever used one, everything else goes tipless.
#4
I tip taxi drivers and hotel porters etc but i dont really eat out or anything for tipping anyone else
#5
sometimes i do, sometimes i don't.
If i have doubts the person i want to get it will really get it, i don't. If the service was poor i don't, if the service was good and they go out of their way to help me then i do.
#6
Britain's restaurants are creaming off millions of pounds of customers' tips to boost their profits, an investigation by The Independent has found.


A series of legal ploys are being used by major companies including Strada, PizzaExpress and Carluccio's to take a slice of the £4bn a year that diners leave for low-paid staff in tips.

Today, The Independent launches a campaign to improve the treatment of the country's 231,845 waiters and waitresses – and ensure that customers know where their money is going when they leave a tip.

Most restaurant customers believe staff receive the tips or service charge as a reward for good service. But our investigation has discovered that tips left by diners are being regularly used to pay basic wages, or meet costs.

Among the practices, The Independent found:

*Carluccio's, Café Rouge, Chez Gerard, Strada and Café Uno all pay their staff less than the minimum wage and use customers' tips to make up the balance in their employees' pay;

*PizzaExpress takes an 8 per cent cut of tips left on a credit card;

*One chain of Asian restaurants, Georgetown, takes 100 per cent of tips;

*Staff at one London eatery receive no basic wage at all.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/revealed-how-the-restaurant-chains-pocket-your-tips-867634.html
#7
if you fly tip you will be fined heavily.

http://www.dumgal.gov.uk/Dumgal/ximages/472.jpg.ashx
#8
hmmmm, here's the thing - why tip a restaurant waiter, but not a checkout girl?

let's face it, they both probably get paid minimum wage, and probably in total spend the same amount of time serving you.

just seems a touch unfair.
1 Like #9
having read that i will defnitley not be using the listed companies and if i have to i will tip the waiter myself. thanks for the post. rep added. and i agree total disgrace- if i wanted to tip the company i would send a cheque to thier headoffice
#10
monkeybrains
Britain's restaurants are creaming off millions of pounds of customers' tips to boost their profits, an investigation by The Independent has found.


A series of legal ploys are being used by major companies including Strada, PizzaExpress and Carluccio's to take a slice of the £4bn a year that diners leave for low-paid staff in tips.

Today, The Independent launches a campaign to improve the treatment of the country's 231,845 waiters and waitresses – and ensure that customers know where their money is going when they leave a tip.

Most restaurant customers believe staff receive the tips or service charge as a reward for good service. But our investigation has discovered that tips left by diners are being regularly used to pay basic wages, or meet costs.

Among the practices, The Independent found:

*Carluccio's, Café Rouge, Chez Gerard, Strada and Café Uno all pay their staff less than the minimum wage and use customers' tips to make up the balance in their employees' pay;

*PizzaExpress takes an 8 per cent cut of tips left on a credit card;

*One chain of Asian restaurants, Georgetown, takes 100 per cent of tips;

*Staff at one London eatery receive no basic wage at all.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/revealed-how-the-restaurant-chains-pocket-your-tips-867634.html


I never tip on a card, I've been known to pay then discreetly say "this is for you"
#11
I went out for a meal last night, and gave the waiter a tip.


I told him that his red tie didn't go with his yellow shirt, and should go for a different colour in future.
#12
midlandscomics
I went out for a meal last night, and gave the waiter a tip.


I told him that his red tie didn't go with his yellow shirt, and should go for a different colour in future.


:giggle: I give that kind of tips to everyone:p
#13
If you pay by card, and you aren't leaving a tip, [COLOR="Black"]always[/COLOR] put a 0 in the gratuity section - never leave if blank.
#14
bellabonkers;2570938
I never tip on a card, I've been known to pay then discreetly say "this is for you"


I don't tip on a card either, seems too easy for the money to not reach the person it was intended for.

John
#15
don't get me wrong, i pretty much tip everyone - taxi drivers, barmen, waitresses, delivery men etc.

an interesting point crossed my mind re tipping in restaurants:

are we encouraging low wages through the companies assuming the wages will be beefed up through tips?
#16
its a clever tactic, let the customer pay towards the waiters aswell as them paying for food.
#17
Karim786
its a clever tactic, let the customer pay towards the waiters aswell as them paying for food.


true, but a decent business model wouldn't leave this to chance.

surely it's better to pay everyone fairly, prevents bad feeling amongst staff when, for example, a waiter just happens to be serving a table of drunken wealthy businessmen?
#18
I sometimes tip in resturants, depends how much I have, and if they have earn't it.

I generally round up for taxi drivers, but depends how much it is.
#19
grex9101;2570965
don't get me wrong, i pretty much tip everyone - taxi drivers, barmen, waitresses, delivery men etc.

an interesting point crossed my mind re tipping in restaurants:

are we encouraging low wages through the companies assuming the wages will be beefed up through tips?


They have to pay minimum wage and I have my doubts whether they'd be inclined to pay more than that if there weren't any tips. I would think the tips help to keep staff longer though.

John
#20
midlandscomics
If you pay by card, and you aren't leaving a tip, [COLOR="Black"]always[/COLOR] put a 0 in the gratuity section - never leave if blank.


Why is that? Once you pay isn't it over and done with?
Got me worried now as i eat out quite frequently and often pay via card :?
#21
Always tip £5, nothing less nothing more. But only if I have had a good service, if i get some moody old clown his not getting a penny!

EDIT: Thats only If i carry cash ( hardly do :), never tip card. Highly doubt it goes to the waiter
#22
If you really want to tip if paying by card, you just take out coins and give it to the waiter/waitress.
#23
no ...never...well unless domino's deliver to me in winter...and its raining...and windy.....and he looks poor ...and he is polite :thumbsup:
#24
I only ever tip at resturants and that is if the waiter is REALLY, REALLY nice and polite and if the meal was good. The most i would give them is £5.

I never tip taxi drivers, takeaway 'deliveriers' or any one else like that. I am paying them for a service, why should i pay more on top of that?
#25
I never tip but say I spent £19.80 on a take away ill tell the driver to keep the 20p

Just like if I go to take away I tell them to keep the odd 5p or something, savs getting a wallet with loads of change in pennies.

Some hotels and restuirants actually charge you as part of the service, as in though you may pay £50 for a meal theres like a 10% "service" charge which you cant argue with, which I thinks disgusting.

One time I had a really lazy taxi driver and loads of shopping, he never helped me and I even had to open boot, the fare came to £4.50 and I handed him a £5 and he never gave me any change and when I asked him he said that was his tip and I couldnt argue.

Thats why now I only carry exact change.
#26
midlandscomics
If you pay by card, and you aren't leaving a tip, [COLOR="Black"]always[/COLOR] put a 0 in the gratuity section - never leave if blank.


care to elaborate why?
#27
i tip in restaurants though always in cash to make sure it gets to the right person
#28
if it was a good service and their polite then theres a reason to tip, which i do
#29
I occasionally tip the hairdresser £1, not always, but i know that goes in a jar and is shared out.

Restaurants, Delivery people, bars, nope, why should i pay extra than the price?

Also, what makes the bar staff, who you tip, diferent from the people who serve you on the deli or the checkouts in the supermarket? Bar staff are probably on a higher wage because of the evening work!
#30
I was confused whether to tip or not here in the UK before. Then I went to read some travel guides about tipping and sure enough, it is a common rule to tip in the UK just like in America.
banned#31
I usually tip my hairdresser and the occasional restaurant but i don't normally pay the bill.

I don't tip huge amounts because i'm usually skint.
#32
bellabonkers
Why is that? Once you pay isn't it over and done with?
Got me worried now as i eat out quite frequently and often pay via card :?


schaf
care to elaborate why?


In case a 'tip' is ever added to the bill after you've left the restaurant :whistling:
#33
midlandscomics
In case a 'tip' is ever added to the bill after you've left the restaurant :whistling:


Doubt they could do that.
#34
Slash
Doubt they could do that.


If it's a hand-written bill, what's to stop them adding a tip on afterwards....always better to be safe than sorry.
#35
i usually tip around 10% in a restaurant if the service is good and in some bars as most are told they can only take 30-50p if you say "one yourself" plus bar work pay is pretty shocking!

i dont tip delivery drivers but i tip the hairdresser a 5er every now and then
#36
OK, I gotta add sth to it.

1.If you can afford a 50 quid meal, and you won't tip the waiter, then it simply means you're a cheap, mean and probably intelectually challenged person. It is usual to tip in UK & EU; It is necessary to tip in US. I don't care if some of you'll go ballistic after reading this. Your meal bill is 36.50, its a nice evening, food is ok...what is your explanation for not leaving exact 40 pounds??? cause you're a cheap bum like someone said??? My advice is-stay in, never eat out. Waiters work usually on minimum wage, and they work for tips; thats why they smile to you and are helpful.
2.Tipping from card. Jeeez, why would you think that that money won't go to waiter??? (example-waiter has 3 customers within a day-all meals cost 10 quid each, two customers pay cash, 3rd leaves 15quid-5er is a tip. Total that waiter has collected is 30 quid-that's how much he'll give to the supervisor, doesn't matter in what-card slips, cheques, cash-supervisor doesn't care-he wants exactly what the waiter should give...) Plus, if you wanna tip, you'll ask waiter "could I leave a tip on a credit card"?
3.yes, I used to work as a waiter, bartender, rest. manager, pub manager, etc. These were good jobs, fun, somteimes hard but with great people and atmosphere. But you know what was the worst thing??? Brilliiant service and not being tipped for it! Yes, waiter is like a prostitute, he'll do anything for money....

"Restaurants, Delivery people, bars, nope, why should i pay extra than the price?" to get better service, to make their life nicer-why would you tip a hairdresser?????? ahh, enough, some of you will never understand why tip the waiter....
#37
To be honest, waiters/waitresses should give you good service anyway. That's what they are paid to do. If they don't then they shouldn't be doing the job. I understand they prob don't get paid much, but they choose to do that job with that pay.
The cost of your meal includes the cost of the waiter/waitress.
Having said that, if I have received a service of above that what is expected or if someone has gone out of their way to help, then I would tip.

On holiday last month, the bellboy took our luggage to our room and stood waiting for a tip (I hate it when they do that).
That is his job to do so, we never asked him to. He wasn't overly cheerful or polite. We had been travelling for a good 8 hours and didn't have any change in our pockets anyway.
Needless to say, he didn't get a tip and didn't help us anymore while we were there.

Am I mean?
I don't think so.
#38
ok, waiters or whatever get close to minumium wage.

what about someone who works (for instance) as a shop assistant who also gets minimum wage?

should the shop worker have to tip the waiter when they themselves do not receive tips?

that's hardly fair.
banned#39
I often tip all my cack on to the floor.
#40
grex9101
ok, waiters or whatever get close to minumium wage.

what about someone who works (for instance) as a shop assistant who also gets minimum wage?

should the shop worker have to tip the waiter when they themselves do not receive tips?

that's hardly fair.


yep :)

i dont tip, nor do i get tipped at work and i earn minimum wage

if a meal is £36.50 or around, i would take my change as this would buy bread/milk or icecream each for the kids lol

i dont mind being called a tight ****, ive been called worse :-D

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