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re: When picking up an order to go, do you tip?


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Tipping in the USA is the biggest scams the service industry has convinced the public to think is required.


Nobody disagrees with you but that's the way it is and you not tipping doesn't teach anyone a lesson. It makes you an a-hole.
You can't go back in time and change the way USA does tipping.






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SlowFlowPro
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You can't go back in time and change the way USA does tipping.

you can always just start up "no tip" restaurants and pray they win out over tipping ones






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shoelessjoe
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re: When picking up an order to go, do you tip?


Just got back from picking up Santa Fe. I gave the girl a $4.00 tip. She only walked 10 steps to give me my food, but I feel obligated.





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OneMoreTime
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When picking up an order to go, do you tip?

No.






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PigglyWiggly
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re: When picking up an order to go, do you tip?


How much do you tip jimmy johns for delivering a sandwich 1 mile away?





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Springs1
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re: When picking up an order to go, do you tip?


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this Springs1 guy is awesome. He is straight delittling yall.


First off, I am 35yrs old, going to be 36yrs yrs old in a little over a month and I am a *************WOMAN*********! Please don't call someone a guy if you don't know.

Thank you.

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Tipping in the USA is the biggest scams the service industry has convinced the public to think is required.


Sorry, I 100% *DISAGREE* with you when it comes to SIT-DOWN restaurant service.

This is TO-GO service ONLY we are talking about here. If you want to talk about dining inside, don't come on this topic, understood?

We have paid me and my husband 25%-30% and more for sit-down really wonderful restaurant service.

I am *ONLY* talking about TO-GO service you go inside to pick it up.

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Seriously, the industry doesn't have to pay their workers minimum wage and forces their customers to pick up the slack.


For to-go orders that you go inside to pick up, I 100% FULLY AGREE with you.

For dining inside, I fully DISAGREE with you.

For delivering it to your car a to-go order if it's 100% correct, I fully disagree with you since you are getting EXTRA SERVICE, you should tip at least a buck.

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And then expect 20% of everything paid. Hilarious!


For a to-go order, I will 100% AGREE NEVER should a server get 20% for a to-go order unless they give me some freebies of some sort, but then if they do, essentially in the *TIP* I am paying for them to an extent.




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Springs1
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I gave the girl a $4.00 tip. She only walked 10 steps to give me my food, but I feel obligated.



WHY?

Are you getting more service than a fast food cashier provides that you can't tip?

If so tip, but I can't think of ONE THING they do more honestly.








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Springs1
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Is this curb side to go or a walk in?



Curbside should only be tipped if the order is obviously correct. For example, if I have a wrong side dish or missing something, obviously the person that is putting together my order should have reread the ticket. Let's say someone else took the order, that person that took the order over the phone was a part of my service too, so that counts in the tip too. So if the order taker messed up, no tip just as if the person that brought my the food messed up. Now, if it's truly a kitchen error like my chicken tenders are cold like the freezer, well DUH, I wouldn't take off for that if I got it from the person that brought me the food, but it would make me wary of ever going to get it from car-side-to-go. I think it's always best to go inside. Especially in the rain, everybody is going to get wet and your food will too even more so if the person bringing it to you isn't covered up. If your food is messed up, you can get it fixed MUCH QUICKER than if they walk it to you and then have to walk all the way back, it's true.

Walk in should NEVER get tipped unless they give you a freebie.









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Kantz
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FlukerFlakes


You sound like the dick that wants to be waited on hand and foot and when your drink goes dry for 15 seconds you're ready to jump down a server's throat. Don't go out to eat if you don't wanf to particpate in the social norm. They worked hard for you.

If you dont think they're providing a service worth paying for then put the order into the computer yourself, serve yourself, make your own drinks, give yourself refills, work the cash register for your payment, clean your table when you're done eating. And do all this while dealing with other aholes like you....or gtfo and dont come back.






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yurintroubl
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re: When picking up an order to go, do you tip?


These threads are always good for figuring out who has no disposable income... or have never worked in the service industry.

This needs to merge with the "it must feel wonderful to be stupid" threads.

I feel quite sure I've served Springs1 before... busting out a fricking calculator to split the check with office "friends" and arguing over a 25 cent upcharge on something.

You either have money that you are willing to tip with or you don't.


ETA:

I hope Springs1 is an alter. Because if there's no "other side" to the animosity/misery on display in this thread...



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Kashonly
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You either have money that you are willing to tip with or you don't.


I tip only because I don't want to be thought of as cheap trash. If I'm not comfortable with going to a place where I'm stretching my budget, then I don't go.....I don't expect people to accommodate my personal short comings.






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NATidefan
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re: When picking up an order to go, do you tip?


I'll tip them, but usually only 10%. I used to date a girl that did the take out orders for a couple of chain restaurants.

They usually get paid more (like $5-7 an hour), cause the company realizes they aren't going to get tipped as much.... But it's not like they don't do anything. They take your order, plate it, bag it, bring it out to you, etc... so it's like having a waitress for a very short time.

ETA: I usually tip 20-30% if I eat in the restaurant.



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Kashonly
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When picking up an order to go, do you tip?
I'll tip them, but usually only 10%


lil more...because I usually place it with the cuter hostess.....want her to know I'm a baller






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NATidefan
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lil more...because I usually place it with the cuter hostess.....want her to know I'm a baller




They will decide that when they see the car.






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yurintroubl
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If I'm not comfortable with going to a place where I'm stretching my budget, then I don't go.....I don't expect people to accommodate my personal short comings.


I always consider the tip as part of the cost of an item before I order it.


Should I even bring up how much some of these folks think they should tip on say... a $50 bottle of wine served a table? (I'd say a more expensive bottle... but I think that would never happen)






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fr33manator
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Should I even bring up how much some of these folks think they should tip on say... a $50 bottle of wine served a table?


How much?






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yurintroubl
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re: When picking up an order to go, do you tip?


Personally... If I'm not familiar with anything on the wine list (which is rare) and the server helps me make an informed decision of what to pair with my food, decants it if necessary and actively participates in refilling the glasses - 15% no matter how much the bottle costs. Now if my party drinks multiple bottles of $40 wine - I may go 20% if I never have to refill a glass myself. If I choose the wine myself and get "lazy service" or poor presentation, etc... 10% on the wine.

ETA:

I get the sense that a lot of people in this thread would have no qualms picking out a $50 bottle and tipping a buck or two if all 5 glasses were poured at the table first time around.



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NATidefan
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re: When picking up an order to go, do you tip?


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Should I even bring up how much some of these folks think they should tip on say... a $50 bottle of wine served a table?


Well, you can't base all tips off price... you have to look at several other things...

Say you go to a nice restaurant and order a $50 bottle of wine.... Does the waiter/waitress make sure to ask if you want it chilled or not, do they serve it on ice if you say you do, do they come by with new glasses and refill each pour for you, do they look extremely presentable with a clean uniform, are they polite, etc....

That $50 bottle of wine comes with expectations... just like that $20 steak.... your tip between $5 dolllars, and $20 dollars ranges on how you perform.






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fr33manator
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Why does the cost of the vintage factor in to the tip?





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yurintroubl
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Why does the cost of the vintage factor in to the tip?



Sometimes a restaurant won't list the vintage next to a particular bottle but there will be a couple different ones available. The year can make a huge difference on how good a wine is. For example - Odd years are generally better that even years with red wine thanks to El Nino and the amount of global moisture. The more the grapes can acquire moisture through the air vs from the ground can have a major impact on flavor. If the Wine list says 2002 Zenato Amarone for $120... but the server says upon rooting around they discovered a 2003 - I will absolutely tip them more. It's a MUCH better bottle of wine for the price. Not every server will know that.






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