You tip at the cash register...?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by gB dAvId x, Nov 17, 2009.

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Do you give a tip before receving your food?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    Seems like many places have the gratuity underneath how much you pay for your food bill when you use a credit card or am ex card. Just wondering if anyone leaves a couple bucks under there or more depending on your bill. As of lately I havent because all they do is process your order and I don't feel like they deserve anything worth tipping. I would give a 15% if i felt that the service was good AFTER i received my food and not before.
  2. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Hell no! When I'm waited on at a table I'll tip, not just for a cashier or drive-thru window person.
  3. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    Can I remove the poll? wtf, people don't just make a vote!!!
  4. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    Yes, because when we go out here, we'll leave our dishes/food at the table. Most areas don't have as self-cleaning station or anything and they don't use disposable dishes. But if it's like Taco Bell or something, no way.

    I also tip at coffee shops, but not much like $0.50 or something.

    If it's To-Go, nope.

    ALSO .. we eat at the same places for lunch every week, so we know most of the employees/owners etc. and the expectations for the quality of food/service.
  5. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    I won't dine anywhere that my choice to tip or not tip is made for me. If anyone
    wants to take any of my choices, they can pay my taxes too.
  6. Phant0m51

    Phant0m51 From Utah, NOT mormon

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    I almost always tip for specific places. Rancherito's has some of the best food in the area and it's a drive-thru. I'll tip $1 or $2 depending on how many people are working that night (more people working = more tip spread around).
  7. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    Same idea...
  8. Mince

    Mince Never Dice, Always Mince!

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    I'll say yes since I do sometimes.

    But usually its when I receive change that I don't want. :/
  9. -=Lurker=-

    -=Lurker=- **BANNED**

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  10. Bear

    Bear Hoot!

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    Places like Starbucks and Subway, no. Sit-down restaurants, yes.

    I never carry cash so spare change is not a problem.
  11. Yadidamean

    Yadidamean yadidamean?

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    Sometimes, if the place is really cool but doesn't seem to get a ton of business.
    Regular restaurants I always give more if the person was really nice. Doesn't everyone take that into account?
  12. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    I don't tip at places where there isn't a server unless I'm hanging out having a beer or two after I eat and they bring it to me.

    Just want to add a caveat to this. If you're doing takeout from a place that is normally sit down please leave a tip. There is a server who is still making server minimum and doesn't have any tables to make tip off of. You don't have to leave much but 7% is good, 10% if they had to run your food out to you in the cold or rain so your ass didn't have to get wet. :p
  13. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    fuck that, i tip my waiter/waitress
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  15. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    This is when you pay for food at a the front of the restaurant when there are NO waiter/waitresses