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Re: tipping

Postby Huckleby » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:08 pm

good idea, wish I had thought of that
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Re: tipping

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:49 pm

So last night at the Majestic (Roky Erickson fucking rules!) I noticed that there was a tip jar at the table for t-shirt sales. WTF? Is this a thing now? Why on Earth would I tip someone for selling me a t-shirt? Does anyone do this?
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Re: tipping

Postby Wino » Wed Feb 05, 2014 5:15 pm

I tipped a panhandler today. He asked me for forty cents, I gave him a buck.
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Re: tipping

Postby Remember_Me » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:25 pm

Wino wrote:I tipped a panhandler today. He asked me for forty cents, I gave him a buck.


Was he able to make change?
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Re: tipping

Postby Remember_Me » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:27 pm

Prof. Wagstaff wrote:WTF? Is this a thing now? Why on Earth would I tip someone for selling me a t-shirt?


They're called Millennials.

Get used to 'em.
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Re: tipping

Postby NullDevice » Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:58 pm

Prof. Wagstaff wrote:So last night at the Majestic (Roky Erickson fucking rules!) I noticed that there was a tip jar at the table for t-shirt sales. WTF? Is this a thing now? Why on Earth would I tip someone for selling me a t-shirt? Does anyone do this?


Possibly out of pity; I bet the merch guy/girl is looking at that sub-minimum wage waitstaff job and thinking "pure luxury."

(they don't get paid much, is what I'm saying. And they have to share a van with a bunch of smelly band dudes.)
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Re: tipping

Postby WillyStMadMan » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:40 am

Got a few thoughts on this...
As a former server at a glorious corporate establishment, I can assure you that restaurants are not required to pay servers any more than $2.33/hr.
Ever.
There is no raise system.
I also had to tip out the bartender and the host, based on my sales, not my tips.
So right away, if you tip 15%, that's not what I get.
I get 12%.
Carryout.
I tend to tip.
At that restaurant, it didn't make sense because the bartender would cash out the customer, yet rarely put the order together.
At a primarily carryout venue, I do tip when I grab my order.
Not based on conversation always, cause I know that most people show up to work to pay bills. Not be my new best friend.
I tip because I plan to spend this amount of money for my meal.
And typically, my meal is less than I expected to spend.
People tend to think of the service industry as low-skill.
I think we've all gotten completely horrible service.
And over-the-top phony service.
Service is a skill, and I don't mind tipping a buck or two or five for carryout, especially when I see that middle-ground establishment where I genuinely feel comfortable and the food is tasty.
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