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Cheap Tipper?? 3 months 3 days ago #3645878

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yes I understand tipping is pretty much as you described across US.

I wouldnt go t o US and not tip because I dont like the system - because I know that system is beyond the control of the waiting staff and would just unfairly penalise them

Totally different culture to other places like Australia.

so, if somebody says something like 'I never tip' that needs to be seen in the cultural context of where they live.

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Cheap Tipper?? 3 months 2 days ago #3645966

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While tipping is thought of as a reward for good/ superior service, in many cases, the workers wages are so low, their tips are an integral part of their income.Restaurants (especially),,hotels/ motels , and the Service Industry in general ,have a history of grossly underpaying staff.

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Cheap Tipper?? 3 months 2 days ago #3645988

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Bruce wrote:

Serena77 wrote:

olfella wrote: Never tipped, Never will.


You'll never know how many servers cuss out customers that don't tip after
they have left the premises. Some ears would be ringing. It is your prerogative
to tip or not. In essence, though, you are robbing that server of their livelihood when
you don't tip. They count on their tips to make a living.

If I am short on cash and have money only for a coffee.. there is the drive-
up window and no tip is required. Grab the coffee and go.


They could cuss all they want about me after I have left I can't hear them so why bother it makes no difference?

So if I go inside and buy a coffee I am expected to tip but if I go through the drive through the staff still have to make the same coffee but no tip is expected? I find that a very strange concept if I am honest.



Right, and they will remember that face.. no one will be in the greatest rush to serve you
either if you return to the same place. I have known servers who followed the customers
outdoors and throw the cheap tip back to them with a "you must need this more than i
do. Here, take it back!" I do admit that is too much and outlandish for me. I wouldn't stoop to the level of cheap customers or haranguing servers.

Why not tip the drive-to window server? Because they make more money per hour. In
addition, tipping them is forbidden by the employer. If there is a tip cup there which is
more common today, then, of course, will tip but not the same as if they walked to the
table, took your order, walked back. gave you re-fills, etc. That is a big difference.

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Cheap Tipper?? 3 months 2 days ago #3645996

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I don’t believe anyone should feel under pressure or obliged to tip.

We tip if we receive good service and good food only.....nothing more, nothing less.

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Pats wrote: I don’t believe anyone should feel under pressure or obliged to tip.

We tip if we receive good service and good food only.....nothing more, nothing less.[/quote

In the UK and Australia.. and maybe a few other countries, perhaps. In the USA... it is more a rule
than an exception. of course, there are cheapskates everywhere, including here.

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Serena77 wrote:

Pats wrote: I don’t believe anyone should feel under pressure or obliged to tip.

We tip if we receive good service and good food only.....nothing more, nothing less.[/quote

In the UK and Australia.. and maybe a few other countries, perhaps. In the USA... it is more a rule
than an exception. of course, there are cheapskates everywhere, including here.


I hardly think those that don’t tip because the food and service isn’t up to scratch are ‘cheapskates’

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Pats wrote:

Serena77 wrote:

Pats wrote: I don’t believe anyone should feel under pressure or obliged to tip.

We tip if we receive good service and good food only.....nothing more, nothing less.[/quote

In the UK and Australia.. and maybe a few other countries, perhaps. In the USA... it is more a rule
than an exception. of course, there are cheapskates everywhere, including here.


I hardly think those that don’t tip because the food and service isn’t up to scratch are ‘cheapskates’


They should still tip the minimum.. it wouldn't put them in the poor house.
However, I am answering cheapskate for anyone that does not think they are obligated
to tip at all.

I don’t believe anyone should feel under pressure or obliged to tip. That
might be ok in your country.. not ours.

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Serena77 wrote:
I don’t believe anyone should feel under pressure or obliged to tip. That
might be ok in your country.. not ours.


Yes it is ok her in the U.K., at end of the day where you tip and how much you want to give is completely dependent on the customer, it should be down to whether the service was satisfactory or not.
As has been said...it’s a cultural thing.
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Cheap Tipper?? 3 months 2 days ago #3646158

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I remember a time in Australia where a midi of beer cost 11 pence
Most blokes paid a bob and let the barmaid keep the penny tip.
Then beer raised its price by a penny.
That for me and many Aussie blokes became the end of tipping here.

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senile1 wrote: While tipping is thought of as a reward for good/ superior service, in many cases, the workers wages are so low, their tips are an integral part of their income.Restaurants (especially),,hotels/ motels , and the Service Industry in general ,have a history of grossly underpaying staff.



Yes I understand that is the case in US - so, whilst I don't agree with the system, I would tip there because it is unfair to penalise the waiting staff for a system beyond their control

It just isnt the case here though - waiting staff are paid reasonably and tips are not an expected thing

Other than small level keep the change type thing for taxis, pizza deliverers and suchlike or coins in a tip jar on the counter at cafes (which obviously dont go to an individual staff member)

Many people here, including me, do not want tipping to get beyond that here.

It isnt being a cheapskate - it is wanting the system of reasonable wages and the stated price to be the price to remain the norm
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