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Speaking of tipping....
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steve19438    Posted 01-03-2005 at 14:22:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
when you get your done/cut if the person doing the cutting/styling is the owner of the shop do you tip them?
same question for:
watering hole owners
greasy spoon owners
anyone that owns a service type business where tipping is expected.
i try to NEVER tip the owner!!!


KellyGa    Posted 01-04-2005 at 13:29:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I do my own hair. I also do my daughters, my moms, my neices, my sisters, a couple of my friends, some call me a closet hairdresser, lol.

I delivered pizzas for many years. ALWAYS tip the driver, he is using gas to bring you your dinner. Unless its very late and very cold. If that happens, its becasue he tried to take too many runs at once.

I tip at least 15 percent, no matter where. I lived off my tips for years, so I know how important those tips are.


Chad K    Posted 01-03-2005 at 18:59:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I almost always tip the waiter/waitress (has to be very poor serive to not warrant a tip)
Don't know the percentage, but typically on a $20-30 meal I will leave a $5 tip. Buffets only a couple of dollars...heck, all they are doing is taking my empty plate away..


Al /Mi    Posted 01-03-2005 at 16:44:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I tip my hair stylist darn good she gets 100% of my check . Then she tips me a little to by gas with. but then she cooks and cleans and all that stuff too .
As far as waitresses I always tip them almost ..
We were in this restaurant this past fall and first we waited and waited to get service. Only two other tables with people at in this place, mind you .
When we finally ordered and got our food she never came back . We heard them laughing and screwing around out in the kitchen so we finally went up to pay the bill and waited up there then she finally came up there and we paid and left with no tip I felt like writing the place but didn't .
Al


speaking about tipping    Posted 01-03-2005 at 16:30:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
where do you draw the line. Do you tip your mechanic? Do you tip the dental hygenist when they clean your teeth? How about tipping the person that cleans your home, through a business service? Take your pet to the vet for shots, tip the aide that really does the work? How about the groomer in Petsmart, tip them when you pick up your pet? This is confusing to me. please help
REt


Melanie    Posted 01-03-2005 at 16:35:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't tip the hygienist. I go by what is traditionally defined as 'service', by which I mean "people earning 7 bucks an hour to do the heavy lifting." Movers. Porters. Waiters. Delivery people. Haircutters. And so on.
I groom my own pets and clean my own home (my MIL would debate this one, but...) ;)


so    Posted 01-03-2005 at 18:37:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
you are saying a barber or salon stylist is in the heavy lifting trade, or low on the totem pole?
Personally, I think it is way over done. By the way, if I get service above the norm, I tip good.
REt


Fawteen    Posted 01-03-2005 at 18:59:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I wasn't going to get into this, but outside of waitstaff, my barber is the ONLY person I tip. Regular barbershop, 99% male clientele, and she charges $8.00 for a regular haircut. I always give her a ten-spot and tell her to keep the change.

I work at a $10.00/hr job as a part-time assistant mechanic at an equipment rental place. I also load and unload equipment for customers and do deliveries when we get really backed up or the regular driver is off. In a year and a half, I've been offered a tip exactly 4 times. I (politely) turned two of them down, explaining that I'm only doing what I'm paid to do, and didn't expect extra rewards for doing my job. The two I took were because the customer INSISTED and it was just easier to take the money and say Thank You.

Waiting tables is a hard, largely thankless job, and if my waiter does a credible job in a cheerful manner, I leave a tip. If they REALLY bust their hump for me, I leave a big tip. If they cut an attitude with me, or service is slow and/or slovenly for no good reason (not understaffed or unusually busy) I'll leave a really small tip as an insult. No tip might be construed as forgetful, a quarter is an obvious insult.

I've also been known to get up and walk out if I have to wait too long for a waitress to at least take my order. Patience is not one of my virtues...


deadcarp    Posted 01-03-2005 at 16:27:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
i like to tip. i always thought change was a total waste of time and knew kids were vagrants so here ya go. my grandkids can have my pocket change anytime, for nuthin. in service situations, no need to be silly about it but i see no reason help shouldn't be able to get nice things - i'm not their judge and they might get somewhere if they use their heads.
can little change make a big change? sure! i have met college gals who know what things are worth, they like to perform skits at bachelor parties but are not hookers yet have no trouble at all making $1000/month jaguar payments. from tips. do they put on a show? heh heh - oh yeah - they're enjoying 2005. :)


~lenore    Posted 01-03-2005 at 15:01:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I knew what done/cut meant;
it meant whoever done cut yer hair.

Full service restaurant, I tip 20%.
Buffett with drink refils I tip 10%.
I dont usually tip owners, however,
there are always exceptions.



oslo in nc    Posted 01-03-2005 at 14:39:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
You don't tip the owner.


Les    Posted 01-03-2005 at 14:53:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
So if the owner of the diner also happens to be your waitress, you don't tip her? They must love to see you coming.


Melanie    Posted 01-03-2005 at 14:49:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Case in point: there's a little old fellow who runs a coffee shack up the street from here. Makes a meannnnn cup of French Coffee. Does the work to keep his retirement income incoming.
I tip him every single time.


Melanie    Posted 01-03-2005 at 14:36:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I tip whoever serves me, because they have just given their time, effort, and energy to serving me. Doesn't matter if they're the owner or the busboy; if they brought me food, cut my hair, or drove the taxi, they get the 15% tip anybody who works in service deserves. If they do really nice work, they get more than that.
(Can you tell I've worked in the service industries???)


SusieQ    Posted 01-03-2005 at 15:10:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ah point taken, same here, for the great services yes a tip is warrented, for those who could care less about good service, an attitude problem, I would have to think about it....


steve19438    Posted 01-03-2005 at 14:24:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i meant HAIR.


Randy    Posted 01-03-2005 at 14:56:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know it means alot to us when the old ladies come out and give us a tip and I pass the good fortune on. Doesn't matter if they're the owner or not.


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