How much do you tip?

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  1. larryselbows

    larryselbows Banned

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    Just ordered a pizza and got to wondering how much other people tip for various services. So JF, how much do YOU tip (on average)?
     
  2. Gyp Rosetti

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    At restaurants, basically always 20%, even if the service is seemingly mediocre. There are too many moving parts to know why the service may have been ****ty and I'm not going to stiff some server since it may be their livelihood. In fact, since Ms. Serp and I have been dating, I think there's been only one time where we rounded down a dollar or two but the service was beyond God awful...like a $55 dollar bill where we gave $10 instead of $11.

    On delivery it depends. So many places charge a couple bucks to begin with and I always feel obliged to tip at least a couple bucks over top of that but basically, I really only tip $2-4 on delivery depending on the volume and my mood.
     
  3. Dr. Jones

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    I'm around 20% as well.. unless it's a place I frequent often (for business or pleasure) and then I will tip about double that .. makes a difference that's worth it for me.
     
  4. Gas

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    Here is a tip. Dont make anymore threads.
     
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  5. larryselbows

    larryselbows Banned

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  6. Gyp Rosetti

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    Not around...you're either at 20% or you're not. I'm not talking 17, 18, 19...if the bills is $61.74, I do the 20% and then round up to the nearest dollar 99.9% of the time. In this case, the tip would be $13.
     
  7. UGLI baby

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    Wes always does more than just the tip.
     
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  8. Dr. Jones

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    Okay, then I'm not 20%. I don't think that hard. I round .. up.
     
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  16. Gyp Rosetti

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    Just for a second. Just to see how it feels.
     
  17. Gameface

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    I tip around 20%, but I've become more willing to tip less for poor service. My wife often asks for help with menu suggestions, usually in the form of "if you were ordering would you get item A or B." If all the server can say is that they're both really good, it depends on what you like, well, that wasn't very helpful. If I ask for something in particular (not in the way something is cooked or prepared, but like I want water in addition to my other beverage) and they don't do it I will hold it against them. If they drop the food off and go BS with their other server buddies while I'm waiting to let them know that I didn't get something, the food is wrong or I need something like condiments or whatever, I will hold it against them. If they aren't polite and make me feel like I'm a pain in their ass, I will hold it against them.

    It has taken me a long time to start holding poor service against the server in the form of a lower tip, but I feel like it's absolutely the way it should be. There are really good servers out there. Those folks deserve 20%+, period. There are decent servers out there. I'll give them 18-20%. There are ****ty servers. I've finally convinced myself that they don't deserve more than 10%. Now, if I'm going to tip as low as 10% I'll usually say something. I hope a low tip is never s surprise to a server who feels they did a great job on my table.

    I do take into account the kind of place I'm at. If I'm at Denny's I'm expecting Denny's-class service. If the server provides that, basically bringing the food out and not being rude to me, they'll get 20%. But if I go to a nicer restaurant and, as my wife and I usually do, order appetizers, soup or salad, bar drinks, higher priced entrees and sometimes dessert, I expect a reasonably attentive server who can tell us something about the items we're ordering. If I get night-shift at Denny's service in that situation I'm not going to tip very well.

    My mom was a waitress from the time she was 14 until she was in her 30s. My sister has been a waitress and a bar tender. My wife was a waitress when we started dating. I have been a waiter at a few different places. I don't hold ****ty cooks against the server. I don't hold things outside the servers control against the server. I used to always tip at least 20% no matter what. I'm passed that. If I don't get good service I don't leave a good tip. If I get bad service I say something about it.

    One thing, though. If you plan on being a regular somewhere, which has a lot of benefits, you should tip better than you normally would and overlook small things if they happen infrequently. The first place my wife and I went on a date was Red Iguana. Now, this is in the mid-90s and the Red Iguana was popular, but not ridiculously popular. Once we started dating we'd go there pretty much every Friday and sometimes one or two other times a week. We tipped well. When it was busy we'd walk in to put our name on the list and our normal waitress, the head waitress, would get us a seat right away and would treat us very well. She was always sure to seat us in her section and not make us wait with the crowds outside. It was worth leaving her a good tip.
     
  18. Chad Feldheimer

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    I usually give a flat $5.
     
  19. Gyp Rosetti

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    Please tell me you're joking.
     
  20. franklin

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    Gameface pretty much covered it all.


    Pizza, 3-4 bucks in Utah. I don't see a reason to tip more for two pizzas than one. Those guys take from A to B and listen to a radio doing it. There aren't 98 different things to make sure are attended to. The only exception is the place two blocks away. I give them 2-3 dollars for their five minute max round trip, sometimes $4 if I'm really buzzed and excited the pizza got there in 12 minutes instead of 18.
     

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