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Do you tip? If so, who and how much?

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Just wondering if my man should get a bonus for services rendered. :D

Nah, just kidding but I did just have a meal delivered an didn't have any change so I never gave the delivery guy a tip and now I'm actually feeling bad.

I'd normaly give between 50p and £1 but since reading that some ompanies keep a percentage of tips I'm not as keen anyway.

I tend to tip take away delivery people, taxi drivers, hairdressers, and waiters and if I'm out I tend to buy bartender a drink at end of night bu I feel it';s all getting too much.

I've never given a tip when having groceries delivered, does anyone else?
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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#1
No tips for groceries delivered to me ... I don't see why you should feel bad though, we are currently going through a credit crunch and all have to think about our own pennies... as tesco says every little helps.
#2
always tip about a £1 when having a meal out (well my husband does):roll:
#3
If you go out for dinner, I thought the standard is 10% service charge?

Doesn't bartenders get their drinks free anyways...well at least when the boss ain't looking.
#4
I don't tip. They get paid for doing the work either way. You often don't know when the tip is built into the prices. It's not like the US - we do have a (barely) workable minimum wage, so tips aren't necessary.
#5
I tip 10% when eating out but I think the standard is meant to be 15%. When you buy bar staff a drink it really means your giving a tip around the amount of what they drink. Many moons ago when it was me it was £1 in the glass.Tips were good when football games were on. :)
#6
We always try to tip 25% - 50% of our total bill when eating out with friends depending on the service. We always try to tip in cash as well so that the waiter/ess gets the full amount.
#7
In a bar a decent tip up front usually means good service for the rest of the night.
In a restaurant its a bit backwards, and by that I mean you are tipping for the service after receiving it.

If the experience was made better because of the service, then tip. If not, don't.
#8
ryancs
We always try to tip 25% - 50% of our total bill when eating out with friends depending on the service. We always try to tip in cash as well so that the waiter/ess gets the full amount.


You are paid TOO MUCH!!!!

:p

Very generous!
#9
If we go out for a meal it is usually a special treat as we cant afford to do it very often. I do feel uneasy when i pay and dont tip but then i dont see why i should. I work and no-one gives me money tips
#10
miffy121
If we go out for a meal it is usually a special treat as we cant afford to do it very often. I do feel uneasy when i pay and dont tip but then i dont see why i should. I work and no-one gives me money tips


my sentiments exactly, although I should practise what i preach cos i do tip hairdressers, taxi drivers (unless they've gone the long way round) & 10% for meals out (except when they add it on automatically - then i deduct it & they get nothing!)

:p
banned#11
i usually tip from 15%-20% depending on service.

if it is really bad then i'm not aftraid to wait for change.

but how come waiters expect tips? where did this custom originate from? cause we dont tip people on checkouts in a super market ect.. ? how come
#12
depends on the service you get,
shocking = 0
fast, competent, friendly = 10-20% of the bill
in the service industry people should get more than they do, some customers are soooo rude!
I have worked as a waiter/barman so know 1st hand how much a tip is appreciated
#13
I tip my hairdresser, meals out and I used to tip the pizza delivery guy, but we moved and now I collect so no tip, on meals out I try to tip for good service only...if it is indifferent I don't tip, I tip cash, never adding to a card payment....most people serving are on minmum wage and working unsocial hours! I also send thank you cards to hospital staff.
#14
Agent_Silver
I tip my hairdresser, meals out and I used to tip the pizza delivery guy, but we moved and now I collect so no tip, on meals out I try to tip for good service only...if it is indifferent I don't tip, I tip cash, never adding to a card payment....most people serving are on minmum wage and working unsocial hours! I also send thank you cards to hospital staff.

I would like to know too where the custom comes from as i bet there are a lot of people working awful hours and getting min wage but dont get tipped
#15
Reservoir Dogs (tarantino's view of tips)

NICE GUY EDDIE: Okay, everybody cough up green for the little lady.
NICE GUY EDDIE: C'mon, throw in a buck.
MR. PINK: Uh-uh. I don't tip.
NICE GUY EDDIE: Whaddaya mean you don't tip?
MR. PINK: I don't believe in it.
NICE GUY EDDIE: You don't believe in tipping?
MR. WHITE: I love this kid, he's a madman, this guy.
MR. BLONDE: Do you have any idea what these ladies make? They make sh*t.
MR. PINK: Don't give me that. She don't make enough money, she can quit.
NICE GUY EDDIE: I don't even know a Jew who'd have the balls to say that. So let's get this straight. You never ever tip?
MR. PINK: I don't tip because society says I gotta. I tip when somebody deserves a tip. When somebody really puts forth an effort, they deserve a little something extra. But this tipping automatically, that sh*t's for the birds. As far as I'm concerned, they're just doin their job.
MR. BLUE: Our girl was nice.
MR. PINK: Our girl was okay. She didn't do anything special.
MR. BLONDE: What's something special, take ya in the kitchen and suck your duck?:oops:
NICE GUY EDDIE: I'd go over twelve percent for that.
MR. PINK: Look, I ordered coffee. Now we've been here a long f*ckin time, and she's only filled my cup three times. When I order coffee, I want it filled six times.
MR. PINK: These ladies aren't starvin to death. They make minimum wage. When I worked for minimum wage, I wasn't lucky enough to have a job that society deemed tipworthy.
NICE GUY EDDIE: Ahh, now we're getting down to it. It's not just that he's a cheap baxtard--


MR. BLONDE: You don't have any idea what you're talking about. These people bust their ass. This is a hard job.
MR. PINK: So's working at McDonald's, but you don't feel the need to tip them. They're servin ya food, you should tip em. But no, society says tip these guys over here, but not those guys over there. That's ********.
MR. ORANGE: They work harder than the kids at McDonald's.
MR. PINK: Oh yeah, I don't see them cleaning fryers.
MR. BROWN: These people are taxed on the tips they make. When you stiff 'em, you cost them money.



JOE: He don't tip? You don't tip? Why?
MR. ORANGE: He don't believe in it.
JOE: He don't believe in it? You don't believe in it?
MR. ORANGE: Nope.
JOE: Shut up! Cough up the buck, ya cheap *******, I paid for your goddamn breakfast.
MR. PINK: Because you paid for the breakfast, I'm gonna tip. Normally I wouldn't.
JOE: Whatever. Just throw in your dollar, and let's move. See what I'm dealing with here. Infants. I'm ****in dealin with infants.
#16
Its good when people tip, i work in a pub/restaurant so not many people tip, but quite a few do as its usually good service. All the tips we get go straight to us, wouldnt let the managers near it heh!!!
#17
I tip when I feel that the service deserves it.........**** service=no tip......simple guidline for me.:)
#18
I don't tip anyone.
They get paid for the job they chose to do and that is that.
I worked at checkouts in shops as a student and not once did I get a tip for packing their stuff away for them!
For all the unecessary tips given away .. imagine that in a more deserving place - like a charity that really needs donations to keep running.
Tip charities:gift:
#19
i worked in a resaurant for 7 years had a tip twice i like to think i gave a good friendly service prob cause it was a expensive but hey i didnt take the job for tips
#20
I'm with Mr Pink. If you can't survive without tips, learn to ****** type :lol:
#21
I only tip if the service is good, if its been poop i dont, generally i dont tip much as i dont have alot to play with, but i think tipping is good esp if it's someone regular like a hairdresser, or a taxidriver you use alot. I work in a Nursery school and get pressents off the kids now and then, is that classed as tipping? lol
#22
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v164/roland98/NoCowTipping.jpg
#23
csamual
i worked in a resaurant for 7 years had a tip twice i like to think i gave a good friendly service prob cause it was a expensive but hey i didnt take the job for tips


You work for an expensive restaurant for 7 years and only have been tipped twice? I would think the more expensive a restaurant is, the higher the tips since the people who eat there are rich!
#24
Slash
You work for an expensive restaurant for 7 years and only have been tipped twice? I would think the more expensive a restaurant is, the higher the tips since the people who eat there are rich!


Yeah and getting money out of somebody who has loads is like getting blood out of a stone. Thought that was quite well known?
#25
We'r not a tipping culture... so I say no tip. You wouldn't tip any1 in retail now would you? They could go well and truly beyond the call of duty within their line of work... but you wouldn't think twice to tip.

My local barber is a legend... I pay him what I want... (thanx 2 my brother). But I like him, so I pay a decent amount.

nb. I have never received a tip in my 5 years working @ WH Smith... & I don't expect one.
#26
i usually give a tip to waitresses
call me after 6pm thats when im free
saves them calling me at work and such
#27
I expect good service anyway when I eat out/ get food delivered/ go to the hair dressers etc

They get paid to give you polite, timely and freindly service anyway... I dont feel I need to tip to make the staff be nicer to me

Good service doesnt get you a tip from me I'm afraid.

Now exceptional service... going above and beyond.. and having that service add to the occasion... or a fantastic haircut will almost deffinatley get you a tip

I give the postman £5 - 10 in a card at Christmas, thats about the only exception to my exeptional service rule - when I think of the accumulated hours hes spent outside my door waiting for me to sign for something, or opening the door when hes given up and gotten halfway down the path, so he has to come back - lol - then I reacon its a small price to pay - hehe
#28
angelkelly
I expect good service anyway when I eat out/ get food delivered/ go to the hair dressers etc

They get paid to give you polite, timely and freindly service anyway... I dont feel I need to tip to make the staff be nicer to me

Good service doesnt get you a tip from me I'm afraid.

Now exceptional service... going above and beyond.. and having that service add to the occasion... or a fantastic haircut will almost deffinatley get you a tip

I give the postman £5 - 10 in a card at Christmas, thats about the only exception to my exeptional service rule - when I think of the accumulated hours hes spent outside my door waiting for me to sign for something, or opening the door when hes given up and gotten halfway down the path, so he has to come back - lol - then I reacon its a small price to pay - hehe


Doesn't it just take the mick when the postman and the binmen knock on the door at xmas to hand deliver your post and return your bin... hmm I wonder why???
#29
lol - actually most postmen have xmas off, so people often hand their money over to the relief team - lol

I usually give it to him a week or so before, so at least I know its going in the regular posties pocket rather than the stand ins

But yeah... they usually do knock the door more often at Xmas time, when they could easily pop it through the slot... cheeky ******s - lol
#30
Shengis
Yeah and getting money out of somebody who has loads is like getting blood out of a stone. Thought that was quite well known?


True but I believe the higher end the restaurant, the more the tips would be. People usually tip 15-20% as opposed to the usual 10% at high end restaurants.
#31
christophersmum;2052784
10% for meals out (except when they add it on automatically - then i deduct it & they get nothing!)

:p


agreed - that really winds me up :viking:
#32
angelkelly
I usually give it to him a week or so before, so at least I know its going in the regular postie


:oops::whistling::w00t:
#33
I tip my hairdresser a £1, taxi drivers 50p and waiters £5 depending on service
#34
20% tip from me unless its included in the service charge or if the service was really bad.

I remember eating in a place in Glasgow and the service was sooo bad that I actually paid a few pounds less than the meal cost cos I was so mad! walked out before they realised though!
#35
It's completely dependent on the service. If someone is nice, takes your order promptly, brings you the correct food with a smile and brings you the bill when you ask for it, i'll bung on a couple of quid for them - usually just round it up to the nearest £1 or £5 depending on the size of the bill.

I hate places that add on a tip automatically. If they do this, I usually pay to the penny rather than just rounding it up which is what i'd usually do (Say food is £36.76, they add on 10% so £3.68, I'll pay the £41.44 and not even round it up to £41.50 or £42) because it's RUDE.

If the service is bad I take it off altogether and just pay for the cost of the food. One time in particular, we had AWFUL service at a bistro - it was so bad that we wrote a letter to their head office. The waiter was an idiot, the food was disgusting and stale, the stereo system was broken and the bass was pumping and the manager wouldn't turn it off, they brought out the wrong food including a burger instead of a vege burger for the vegetarian - and then took it away when she'd started the salad and gave it to another table, and the manager was a snide as*hole who, when we complained, told us he didn't care. By rights we shouldn't have had to pay at all - then they had the cheek to add on a tip! Strangely they closed down a few months later!

What is even worse is waiters who assume that any change is theres. I've been to places before where, when paying with a note for food (E.g. a £20 note for a bill of £18.00), the waiter has kept the change, and i've had to ask for it back! They certainly don't get a tip then!
#36
Gosh i cant believe how much some of you tip, i couldnt afford to give so much out each time and i still dont see why i should
#37
Toybhoy
20% tip from me unless its included in the service charge or if the service was really bad.

I remember eating in a place in Glasgow and the service was sooo bad that I actually paid a few pounds less than the meal cost cos I was so mad! walked out before they realised though!


:giggle: :giggle:

What was the name of the place? So I know to avoid it! :lol:

Oh, and a 20% tip from me too!!
#38
Worked last night and a table left £16, just over 10%, but that was because they liked the service, well assuming that they did.!!
#39
superfran
It's completely dependent on the service. If someone is nice, takes your order promptly, brings you the correct food with a smile and brings you the bill when you ask for it, i'll bung on a couple of quid for them - usually just round it up to the nearest £1 or £5 depending on the size of the bill.


Another Mr Pink moment. Why should somebody who has basically only walked backwards and forwards be more deserving of a tip than the poor git who's in the kitchen sweating their nadgers off actually preparing your food? Are they more deserving than the checkout operator that serves you with a smile in the supermarket, the parcel delivery man, the bloke who's sweeps your street.. The list goes on. Tipping is a pretty weird thing if you ask me and a very discriminatory practice.
#40
Don't do double tipping (where service charge is added), but for me it has to be good service and friendly. I do mystery shopping for restaurants (free meals) where we have to rate the service to the Nth degree so I do expect very good waiter service from the places I eat.

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