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November 14, 2013 @ 10:10 PM
REVS

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$1 draft nights, I tip heavily. Besides from that I don't really eat out or order in, but if I do I tip. Tips are what they're basically working for, and I think many people fail to remember that. 

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November 14, 2013 @ 10:26 PM
sado

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November 14, 2013 @ 11:22 PM
dmwalking

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20% standard.  Sometimes more if the service was exceptional.   I can't think of the last time I had horrible service.  I honestly get great service wherever I go.   But the last time that I had service that was straight up unacceptable, I didn't leave a tip at all.  Looked at shorty dead in the eye on my way out too.   I don't expect anything amazing. I just expect you to do your job.  

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November 14, 2013 @ 11:34 PM
dmwalking

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I don't tip because society says I have to. All right, if someone deserves a tip, if they really put forth an effort, I'll give them something a little something extra. But this tipping automatically, it's for the birds. As far as I'm concerned, they're just doing their job.
I see what you did there. 

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November 14, 2013 @ 11:37 PM
jacobsever

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Lol @ my downvotes



You guys must not like classic american cinema. 

November 14, 2013 @ 11:39 PM
jacobsever

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I don't tip because society says I have to. All right, if someone deserves a tip, if they really put forth an effort, I'll give them something a little something extra. But this tipping automatically, it's for the birds. As far as I'm concerned, they're just doing their job.
I see what you did there. 
Nobody else seemed to!

November 14, 2013 @ 11:44 PM
dmwalking

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It's not really an ethnicity thing, it's more about how socially conscious you are. People who don't tip or are unaware that they're supposed to tip are just not that socially conscious. They don't come from a background where this was taught to them. I hate seeing the "black people don't tip" shit everywhere, because if you go to the suburbs ALL black people tip from my experience. 

It's ignorant, socially unconscious people who don't tip. Not blacks/whites/latinos/jews/etc. Quit bringing up this retarded "if you're born x, you won't tip" bullshit, I'm tired of it.

- a poor nigga who tips graciously when the service calls for it. 
I like this answer.  Truthfully, while part of it is cultural, another part is regional.    

I can tell you who are generally the worst customers and tippers of all time though.   Pentecostal church people.   They will pile into a restaurant like 20 deep, half of them broke just looking to mooch off other people's appetizers.  They'll be hella loud and obnoxious.  And you'll be lucky if you get 10%.


Personally, I think prejudice has a lot to do with people's perceptions of who tips well and who doesn't.  Like, if you don't like black people, you're gonna notice mostly when a black person stiffs you.  If you hate white people, you'll always notice when they stiff you.   I've always said this: when black people do good things, no one notices.  No one goes, damn, maybe I was wrong about my perception of black people.  A racist might go months only encountering pleasant well mannered black people.   But the moment that one black person acts a fool in public it's all "fucking niggers."   So I'm thinking that dudes already have that prejudice.  So they might get like 20 black customers who tip average, and like 4 who stiff them, but they'll still say black people are the worst. 

I'm just theorizing though.  I worked in a restaurant before but it was a ritzy joint so I never got any variety to base anything.  My boy worked in an applebees for years though.  He claimed black people were the worst tippers. But I narrowed it down to church people. LOL.  Mainly youth groups.   He was like "damn you right." LOL. 

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November 14, 2013 @ 11:46 PM
dmwalking

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I don't tip because society says I have to. All right, if someone deserves a tip, if they really put forth an effort, I'll give them something a little something extra. But this tipping automatically, it's for the birds. As far as I'm concerned, they're just doing their job.
I see what you did there. 
Nobody else seemed to!
LOL. Young bucks that pretend to like "cool movies" but never really seen them.  That's a classic scene.  The whole scene is money.   The "like a virgin" spiel was hilarious.

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November 15, 2013 @ 12:06 AM
thatniggatho

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So we all should be leaving tips for good service, and we all should be getting tipped for providing good service.

I'd first like to ask, how do you tip? Most people like to do %, some people bust out their smart phones and calculate some specific ass shit. Me for good service, I tip roughly 20% by doubling the first digit and rounding up or down based on the 2nd digit, if the service is bad i tip whatever the first digit is and round up or down. I almost always tip 20% or a little over that you have to have earned a shitty tip from me if you get a shitty one. I can't stand cheap people who don't tip well.

Second I'd like to ask, do you have any biases, or noticeable experiences with various ethnicities tipping? THIS IS ALL JUST MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE I DO NOT CLAIM IT TO BE AN ABSOLUTE TRUTH THAT APPLIES TO EVERYONE. I ALWAYS DO MY BEST TO PROVIDE A CUSTOMER WITH A GOOD SERVICE EXPERIENCE REGARDLESS OF THEIR ETHNIC BACKGROUND BUT THERE ARE SOME CONSISTENCIES I HAVE NOTICED.
*** edited for those who want to get butt hurt. Don't waste your time feeling any type of way about it, my experiences are in their proper place these are NOT wild racial claims that I live by or take very seriously, so you shouldn't either. Of course you aren't born with a skin color and its automatically calculated how you will tip in the future, if you need further clarification im happy to reply.

Asians - Its not that Asians tip bad, but 1st gen fresh off the boat Asians seem to have no clue that youre supposed to tip for anything, and they tend to be extremely polite customers, who exuberate how happy they are with good service.

Jews - Rich jewish people, they tip, but they tip so shitty its insulting. I did a job for a filthy rich trust fund jewish lady in her 60s, who told me she never worked a day in her life and lives off her dads fortune, her Hispanic maid tipped me quadruple what the rich lady did after she saw how shitty we were tipped.

Blacks - All my friends who deliver food say black people tip very poorly and youre lucky to get a tip from them, personally in my experience I haven't notice a trend in how black people tip, its a mixed bag, but I will say people from Caribbean Islands have always tipped me well.

Whites - White people are a mixed bag, but if youre going to get an amazing tip, chances are its from a white person.

Latinos - Latinos tip respectable amounts, I can't think of a time a Latino didn't tip or gave me a shitty tip.

Indians and Arabs are a mixed bag. My roommate works at a Jamaican restaurant and delivers food to Joey Bada$$ often, and sometimes Joey comes into the restaurant, he NEVER tips a dime. I like the kids music, but what a fucking scumbag homie should spit in his food before serving him next time.
Why all this text? I'm black and I typically tip 15%. Why? because I have enough income to not give a fuck and I just follow the 'expected norm'. To be honest, I am curious what makes you think your'e entitled to a substantial tip? IMO, I wish we had a more European model where tips are not expected (at all) and your pay is better. Tips get out of control when you a dining anywhere significant. i.E - A meal that costs $200 ($30 tip) is not harder to bring out and serve than a $30 meal ($5 tip) so why am I expected to give a percentage of an ever escalating price? I'd honestly prefer to be served by a robot that brings things out to me and not have to tip. Seriously, you guy should be paid a flat amount and that should be that. This old tradition of 'tipping' has gotten out of hand.. And don't act like you aren't making substantial dough off the simple job you are working. I know some waiters/etc that make $60k+ a year and that makes no sense to me. Bartenders $100k easily. No one tips teller.. An insurance agent. A cashier. etc...
November 15, 2013 @ 12:28 AM
deathwish

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why did you put joey bada$$ in the title?
November 15, 2013 @ 12:32 AM
kbos

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Why all the text? Because I felt like it.

Why do I feel entitled to getting tipped, because I work my ass off and treat customers excellently and in the United States I was raised to believe the norm is you tip well for that, regardless of your socioeconomic status or background. This is only because I am paid less with the assumption that I will be tipped.


You make a good point about the European model, I agree that I would prefer that both as a worker and a customer.  
November 15, 2013 @ 12:45 AM
francois-hollande

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Why all the text? Because I felt like it.

Why do I feel entitled to getting tipped, because I work my ass off and treat customers excellently and in the United States I was raised to believe the norm is you tip well for that, regardless of your socioeconomic status or background. This is only because I am paid less with the assumption that I will be tipped.


You make a good point about the European model, I agree that I would prefer that both as a worker and a customer.  
theres no european model.

Europe is soooo diversified.

English people are anglo saxon. Close to the US while france is a socialist tradition like scandinavian countries.
But as for the southern europe, latin countries. Damn, nothing to see with germany netherlands or czech.
November 15, 2013 @ 12:46 AM
thatniggatho

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Why all the text? Because I felt like it.

Why do I feel entitled to getting tipped, because I work my ass off and treat customers excellently and in the United States I was raised to believe the norm is you tip well for that, regardless of your socioeconomic status or background. This is only because I am paid less with the assumption that I will be tipped.


You make a good point about the European model, I agree that I would prefer that both as a worker and a customer.  
Yeah, A European model would be a lot better for workers and customers. It would eliminate all the guess work, ensure workers are getting paid a reasonable and set wage for their work, and ensure the owner isn't profiteering by offloading the burden of paying their workers properly onto customers. It would also normalize things w/ other jobs whereby you don't make a 'tip'. Treating your 'clients' properly and performing your job well is a part of the job descrip. If you don't do your job, you're fired. It's as simple as that everywhere else. The problem in America is that people don't want a fixed payout. Everyone feels they deserve some %'age/cut of the pie regardless of how significant their role was in creating it. That leads to ridiculous things and games at the top,middle, and bottom. 

P.S - Most people bust their ass on their jobs. 
November 15, 2013 @ 12:47 AM
thatniggatho

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Why all the text? Because I felt like it.

Why do I feel entitled to getting tipped, because I work my ass off and treat customers excellently and in the United States I was raised to believe the norm is you tip well for that, regardless of your socioeconomic status or background. This is only because I am paid less with the assumption that I will be tipped.


You make a good point about the European model, I agree that I would prefer that both as a worker and a customer.  
theres no european model.

Europe is soooo diversified.

English people are anglo saxon. Close to the US while france is a socialist tradition like scandinavian countries.
But as for the southern europe, latin countries. Damn, nothing to see with germany netherlands or czech.
Germany. That work for you? Waiters/Waitresses don't get tips as they shouldn't IMO. They should be paid a fair wage and that should be that.
November 15, 2013 @ 12:53 AM
Sentimental

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Well my mom worked as a waitress when I was growing up... so I was kinda raised to tip well. I usually give like 15-20% of total.... but its always hard for me to give up my money to tipping... idk im probably just cheap

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November 15, 2013 @ 12:59 AM
JohnvHarrison

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Just a quick question:
If you got a haircut at a cost cutters do you tip your hairdresser?  what if it's at a local barbershop?
always 3 dollars on a $12 cut

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November 15, 2013 @ 09:22 AM
johnathan

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i tip when i can but for real your boss should pay u. IM BROKE. if i was wealthy shit i'd tip every time. but sometimes im just tryna grab some grub and get out. the idea that only food servers should get tips is kinda stupid anyways

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November 15, 2013 @ 03:44 PM
Soul Rize

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i feel you op i always tip 20% but its hard since i don't really make make money. If your on minimal wage you'd understand but your not so 20% is high for most.  
But yea generally
White - put out the best tips or the best chance at a solid tip. 
Black - rarely put out an amazing tip maybe like 10% chance it will be a good tip
Hispanics - fair
Asians - even my grandma is like (200 dollar meal) 5 people = 5 dollars tips. but asians tend to be cheap.
Indians - no clue . 

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November 15, 2013 @ 11:32 PM
ulkgood

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I just double the tax...so thats usually around 18%. Easy!!

No shame in giving a 14%-18% tip tho.
November 15, 2013 @ 11:47 PM
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November 16, 2013 @ 03:25 AM
AndreLutherKing

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Just a quick question:
If you got a haircut at a cost cutters do you tip your hairdresser?  what if it's at a local barbershop?
Depends on the quality of the cut. If a nigga fucks my hairline up, I'm throwing that nigga a single outta disrespect. He hooks a nigga up, I'm throwing him a 5.

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November 16, 2013 @ 03:40 AM
2 Phone Shawty

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I have to agree, being hispanic my dad always make sure he makes a good tip. he's really generous

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November 16, 2013 @ 04:12 AM
j3rm

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I have to agree, being hispanic my dad always make sure he makes a good tip. he's really generous
Yeah man i think i read that in biology, tipping being hardwired in the Hispanic DNA. 

On a serious note. If you're a waiter, then you put yourself at the mercy of the customer. You're not in a position of power to barter anything so that feeling of entitlement should be completely removed. As for me i tip 20% because i was once a waiter myself. I understand the inner workings of the restaurant culture. You can't expect everyone that walks through the doors to take interest in the fact that you're only making $2/hr...that's no ones burden to bear but your own.


And to think someone is genetically predisposed to tipping (or lack thereof) based on their race/sex/ethnicity...is a conversation i refuse to have with someone who has enough intelligence to operate a computer.


There are only three types of people that exist in the sphere of tipping
1) People that understand the culture of tipping and tip accordingly
2) People that don't understand the culture of tipping and tip what they see fit.
3) People that completely understand the culture of tipping and just dont give fuck.


You put yourself at the mercy of the customer sometimes you're going to come up short. 
November 19, 2013 @ 11:50 PM
Nyc93

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My mom was also a waitress so I'm mad generous. 15% is a bad tip for me I usually do 25

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November 20, 2013 @ 12:12 AM
kidkorea

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I grew up in the U.S. and got used to tipping 15-20%. Like most people I usually double the tax and round it up.

I've lived in Asia for the past 4 years where tipping is not in the culture and have gotten so used to it. 

What I don't like about America is that tipping is almost necessary regardless of the quality of service. I remember back in college we went to a bar/restaurant with horrible service and we still left a tip. The waitress ran after us outside the restaurant and was bitching about how little of a tip she got so we threw her a few more dollars and left but I couldn't believe it. 

Service in Asia is second to none. Over there, customer is king and they treat you so well and expect nothing in return which amazes me. I still give tips in Asia when they're overly generous and its a 5 minute battle trying to convince them to accept it. 

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November 20, 2013 @ 12:29 AM
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^word the tipping situation in america is totally fucked... my teacher had a good argument for it though that made me momentarily switch sides. forgot most of the points but one was that originally and maybe in some places still they get paid say $3/h and tips makes the rest. but as far as I know nowadays the restaurant is obligated to pay the rest of the wage if under. so basically the whole thing is just self-entitled people who think their menial job is really worth $20/hr.

whole thing makes me rage. I talked to some people who think tipping should be regulated and you have to tell them BEFORE you order whether or not you will tip which is completely contrary to what its supposed to be about... all these self-entitled people make me hate the idea of tipping altogether, especially places that add it in for you (fuck you guys). I mean you already get paid to do your job, why do we have to tip because the service is good? were you not hired with the intention of having a good employee? should we tip the mailman for coming on time? how about the bus driver for coming faster than usual or driving orderly? what about the movers for moving my piano extra carefully? 

and why the fuk does tipping have to be a percentage of the cost of your food? we acting like carrying over a more expensive burger is harder than carrying over the cheaper burger? I had some fukers block the exit once cause I refused to tip them. cuz of course forcing me to tip would make 1) want to tip and 2) come back

i aint against tipping altogether but I dont think it should be expected even if the service was good. of course if it is good and when I say good I mean higher level service than what it should already be, ya I'll tip
November 20, 2013 @ 12:41 AM
It's Only Hype

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It also sucks if they don't tip out to the back of the house, since they are the ones cooking the damn food. Cooks and dishwashers don't get paid that much.
November 30, 2013 @ 01:33 AM
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November 30, 2013 @ 01:55 AM
nat turner

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i tip usually $5-15 depending on how much it is. I'm rarely blown away by customer service. it's usually just average.

$5 aint nothin to me. i'm black. I try to do %15 but if the 15 is less than $5 I'll give them 5. Im black

I've worked on tips so i understand

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November 30, 2013 @ 02:43 AM
thatniggatho

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^word the tipping situation in america is totally fucked... my teacher had a good argument for it though that made me momentarily switch sides. forgot most of the points but one was that originally and maybe in some places still they get paid say $3/h and tips makes the rest. but as far as I know nowadays the restaurant is obligated to pay the rest of the wage if under. so basically the whole thing is just self-entitled people who think their menial job is really worth $20/hr.

whole thing makes me rage. I talked to some people who think tipping should be regulated and you have to tell them BEFORE you order whether or not you will tip which is completely contrary to what its supposed to be about... all these self-entitled people make me hate the idea of tipping altogether, especially places that add it in for you (fuck you guys). I mean you already get paid to do your job, why do we have to tip because the service is good? were you not hired with the intention of having a good employee? should we tip the mailman for coming on time? how about the bus driver for coming faster than usual or driving orderly? what about the movers for moving my piano extra carefully? 

and why the fuk does tipping have to be a percentage of the cost of your food? we acting like carrying over a more expensive burger is harder than carrying over the cheaper burger? I had some fukers block the exit once cause I refused to tip them. cuz of course forcing me to tip would make 1) want to tip and 2) come back

i aint against tipping altogether but I dont think it should be expected even if the service was good. of course if it is good and when I say good I mean higher level service than what it should already be, ya I'll tip
Exactly this. I prefer a fair wage for waiters/waitresses and increased cost in food over %'age of food's value...
And as you simply stated : You are getting paid to do a job.. Like any job, the quality of your work is expected to be good. If it isn't, you are fired and there is no pay.

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