Tipping for Take-Out, Tip Jars, Etc. (1 Viewer)

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I know there was a thread about this on the old board, but I searched & couldn't find it, so:

Pressure on to tip
Subjective, gray areas on amount still linger


By Dawn Bryant
The Sun News

You dash into the restaurant to pick up take-out for your family dinner when you spot it.

That line on your credit card receipt where you can scribble in a tip.

Do you do it?

It's not like you ate your meal in the restaurant, with a server refilling your soda glass and bringing out that extra salad dressing.

It's a brief moment of pressure, maybe even awkwardness, consumers encounter more and more in today's tip-heavy culture.

http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/business/16100876.htm
 

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If I want to leave a tip then I'll leave a tip. But that "tip" line on the receipt always gets a zero filled in regardless.
 

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"I would never, ever leave a restaurant without tipping, even if I had horrible service," Marsch said. "You don't know what has happened in that person's life that morning. ... You have to give them the benefit of the doubt."

Never, ever? Never, eva', eva'? Never, eva', eva', eva'?

Dependency on tipping is rediculous. Restuarants should pay a respectable wage and tipping should be given to those who go beyond good expectations.
 

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tip them if you like....i tip based on service....no service at takeout.....no tip
 

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I work in the service industry and I absolutely disagree with this:

"I would never, ever leave a restaurant without tipping, even if I had horrible service," Marsch said. "You don't know what has happened in that person's life that morning. ... You have to give them the benefit of the doubt."

No, the consumer shouldn't have to give servers the benefit of the doubt for some possible unknown personal reason as to why that person provided bad or unpleasant service.

I do agree that a tip should always be left, but for a different reason. Leaving a very small tip makes the point better that the service/experience wasn't a good one and removes doubt about whether the customer just overlooked tipping.

That said, customers should be aware enough to recognize if the server is doing a good job and tip that individual according to that.
 

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>>Dependency on tipping is rediculous. Restuarants should pay a respectable wage and tipping should be given to those who go beyond good expectations.

The Louisiana Restaurant Association (Lloyd Webre and various GOP connections) always opposes raising the minimum wage with the tired arguments we've been hearing for 20 years that never came true. The thing is, restaurant workers are allowed to be paid a sub-minimum wage since they also get tips. I'm not sure, but it's something like $2.10 an hour. :shrug:

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my ex moonlights as a waitress and she make near 200 bucks in tips in 2 shifts per week......she works a total of 12-14 hours....that's around 16/hr plus her 2.10 an hour....i see no reason they should be paid minimum wage
 

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Usually the bartender (or a waitress) has to take the "take out" food from the kitchen, put it in to go bags/boxes, and at many places bring it to your car...

I tip 15 - 20% in a resturant, and 10% for take out...
 

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Generally, servers get paid just enough to cover the taxes. Around 2.15 an hour. Waiting tables is actually a pretty good gig, especially for college age kids. Attend class during the day, wait tables at night and then party. Good gig.
I would bet that if they made minimum wage then the tips would fall off and they would make a lot less than they did just on tips.

As a former server, I always tip. I average about 20% more for great service and less for sub-par service but I always tip something. My thought is if you can't afford to tip something, don't go eat out. You should consider that as part of the bill.
 

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To Insure (sic) Proper Service

The level of service provided by the cashier at the takeout window is no different than the level of service provided by the cashier at Walgreen's. No tip.

I tip well - 20-30%, in some instances, for outstanding service by a full-fledged waiter; 15-20% for good service. Waitstaff, as has been mentioned already, earn just over $2/hour, with the notion that their wage is supplemented by tips (actually the other way around, but...).
 

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Usually the bartender (or a waitress) has to take the "take out" food from the kitchen, put it in to go bags/boxes, and at many places bring it to your car...

I tip 15 - 20% in a resturant, and 10% for take out...

And generally, those bartenders are 'paid out' at the end of the night by the wait staff for making the drinks and manning the take outs. THey are paid either based on a flat rate, a % of their tips or a % of their bar sales.
 

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I generally tip 20% unless I get some really poor service. At a bar I went to nearly every day in Nashville for two-three years I would go as far as 30% or higher since I routinely got free drinks -- effectively turning the bar's profit into the bartender's profit.
 

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