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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-29-2004, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Tipping the help

now it seems that everytime you go out somewhere and people serve you (waitresses/bartenders), you are supposed to tip but why is it that everyone expects them nowadays?

TECHNICALLY i'm supposed to tip my paper carrier and mailman at Christmas? they get paid decent money to deliver so why sould i tip them. ESPECIALLY the mailman?

also, when you go to a hotel, you're supposed to tip the maid too. well what if you only stay one night? what if you stay and leave the "do not disturb" sign out. if they do nothing to my room while i'm there, why should i tip them? i'm not going to give someone money to do nothing.

next thing you know i'm going to find out that i have to tip the gas attendants and grocery store clerks. who else am i supposed to tip?

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F**k that. I'm broke. The person busing my table probably makes more money a week than I do. And I work HARD at my job. How easy do you think it is to lug a 25cft refrigerator up 10 stairs in the dead of summer? Nobody tips me, I'm not tipping them for bringing me another coke when I asked for it.

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I always tip people. Most waiter's and such dont really make that much hourly and they use your tips too make up for that. I think when people have too work at a job where most of your salary comes from tips you start too tip better. Although when I was a Bellman I used too make a killing for not really doing much. I used too get tipped like ten bucks for driving old rich people about five blocks.
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Tipping of maids, mail carriers (though this is TECHNICALLY illegal), and news carriers is NOT new. I was a newspaper boy for ~11 years, since around 1983, and always received holiday tips, at least; I didn't expect, nor receive weekly tips, though. Same goes for mail carriers: holiday tips only, and only if they're good (no wet letters, no misdeliveries, prompt/convenient service).

Sorry, dude, but this has been going on for a very long time. Maids get $1 per night unless I find they're doing a poor job. I've tipped up to $5 for one maid, who brought me pitchers of orange juice at night while I was out at dinner, for consumption the next morning.

Tipping is a way to motivate for extra services, and these people (mail carriers excluded) can and do get paid less than minimum wage (legal since they, theoretically, get tips).

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I am a cheap bastid!!!

I always tip well when I do tip though. I never tip the mailman, or the maid. I don't get the newspaper delivered so there is no tipping there.

I do tip the waitress and the pizza delivery guy. At least 20% for the waitress (as long as she is not a total fawk up) and the pizza guy gets a buck or two and whatever change is left to round it up to an even dollar amount.
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I tip for tits and box does that count

I also tip my bartenders and waitress' well. They give you the hook up then.
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Monkey, you're a cheap bastid!






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Monkey, you're a cheap bastid!
actually Dan, no i'm not.

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actually Dan, no i'm not.

This from the guy who steals ketchup packets from McDonalds to refill his ketchup bottle at home.


ps - aren't you the guy who started a thread about how much he hates tipping people who provide him a service?
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This from the guy who steals ketchup packets from McDonalds to refill his ketchup bottle at home.


ps - aren't you the guy who started a thread about how much he hates tipping people who provide him a service?
i didn't say i hated tipping. i am trying to figure out what the "proper etiqute" is.

for example, you tip a barber, waitstaff, bartender, etc...no problem. their wage is based on them getting tips.

i have family in the mail service and they make DAMN good money for delivering mail ($20 per hour +). its their job, its not considered a "service". same with UPS and FEDEX folks.

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