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


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


Technically it shouldn't IMO... but typically you get better service and better wines as prices go up in nicer places, and I think that idea was created as a guide.

I tip the people at krystal in the drive thru if I think they deserve it.






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fr33manator
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I tip based on service.





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yurintroubl
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I tip based on service.

As well you should. Knowing the subtleties of variance between this wine and that is all part of service. I've seen people tip ridiculously low on wine because they think it's all "just opening a bottle"... not unlike working to-got at a sit down restaurant is "just putting food in a bag" for them.






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yurintroubl
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I tip the people at krystal in the drive thru if I think they deserve it.


Me too. Every time I order more than $15 worth of Taco Bell for a group - I throw in a couple extra bucks.






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fr33manator
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It all depends on whether the experience is just them opening a bottle of wine, or if there is interaction and something that increases the pleasure of my dining experience





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Springs1
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You either have money that you are willing to tip with or you don't.


I do, but for to-go orders you shouldn't tip. Dining inside we tip 25%-30% and upwards at times for REALLY good service. Sure sometimes it's not as good we tip 20%, 15% and less if we aren't satisfied as well as even stiffed when service was horrible.

This is about to-go orders. If you are talking about dining inside, you aren't staying on topic, are you?

This is about being *FAIR* to *ALL WORKERS DOING THE SAME AMOUNT OF PHYSICAL LABOR TO GET PAID BY THE CUSTOMER THE SAME AMOUNT. Just because the employer wants to pay less shouldn't mean they should get more for doing the same job. It's not fair if I tip the Applebee's bartender for the pasta entrée, but I don't tip the McDonald's cashier for getting me all the stuff it takes to get me hotcakes and sausage to me like the knife in one box, the fork in another when Applebee's has all of that in a utensil packet already. Then the cashier gets me a syrup in one box, a couple of butters in another box. She also gets me a couple of jellies for my sausage. All of this for no tip, but yet, the Applebee's bartender didn't do much of anything and you really think they should earn a tip? HELL NO, that's UNFAIR that the Applebee's bartender did much of nothing and gets more money from the customer. It's not fair and you know it!

It doesn't matter what the employer wants to pay per hour. It's how much ***********WORK********* did they actually do and how it compares to other workers who do that kind of work to PAY PEOPLE **********FAIRLY***********. If it's more, I would gladly pay a couple of bucks(which it isn't more work though honestly), but if it's less or the same, WHY is it fair they get a tip, but the other person that did the same or even more work didn't get a tip, huh?

Just because the employer wants to pay unfairly shouldn't mean you should be paying unfairly as well.



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FlukerFlakes
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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.


You should know i didn't write that long article. Just copied and pasted it.

I do tip and i do tip well. I just think it is hilarious that only the USA has convinced their populace that tipping is required and a form of courtesy by the customer when the actual reason for the issue is from the employer.

Maybe employers should pay an actual wage instead of expecting the customer to pay their employees directly. And then they make it happen on a percentage basis. Like why should a server get $20 for bringing out a $100 bottle of wine but $2 for bringing out a $10 bottle? The service of the employee was the exact same thing (listen to customer, go get bottle, open bottle).






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djrunner
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They print out a receipt to sign and it has the spot to fill in for the tip. I always feel obligated to tip. I tip usually 10% for a pick up order and 20% if I sit in and eat. I've heard people say they don't tip at all for a to-go order.


Yes every time, usually 15% on a pick up.
That's what I do.






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bushwacker
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no i do not tip to go orders.

and whats with the people who tip the white kids at starbucks?

do the brothers at popeyes and taco bell and do the same thing not deserve a tip too?






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TxTiger82
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What is a tip for? Wait service. If I picked the food up to go, I didn't get waited on. Thus, no tip.





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


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Springs1


PJ's sister?






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


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and whats with the people who tip the white kids at starbucks?


Not sure why this is about "RACE" to you?

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do the brothers at popeyes and taco bell and do the same thing not deserve a tip too?



THANK YOU! MY POINT EXACTLY!






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


No, why would I?





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LSUfan4444
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If I receive good service, I tip. This means, did they bring the food to my car, etc. Not just did I buy something, but did they perform a service that deserves a gratuity.







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PrivateJoker
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Where do you work? Id like to order a pizza then give you a dollar bill I wiped my arse with because you are that big of a douche.





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


When I worked at Outback Steakhouse (a LONG time ago) the to-go people took your order, got it all together, and made your drink, etc. They basically did all the work of a normal server.

The bag didn't just magically appear and they brought it out to you. You should tip them the same as you tip anyone else.

Granted I don't know how it is at most places, I'm just speaking for how it was at Outback.






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Draconian Sanctions
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I tip a few bucks usually





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LSUfan4444
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re: When picking up an order to go, do you tip?


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You should tip them the same as you tip anyone else.

Granted I don't know how it is at most places, I'm just speaking for how it was at Outback.



I disagree. 15-20% is a little much for a to go order in my opinion.

I think 10% os more than enough unless you had tons of specific requests.






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Springs1
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When picking up an order to go, do you tip?
When I worked at Outback Steakhouse (a LONG time ago) the to-go people took your order, got it all together, and made your drink, etc. They basically did all the work of a normal server.


NO:

1. Refills - They sure the hell don't do that for a to-go order! Even if let's say someone would buy a to-go coke and ask for a refill, not any different than if you went to a McDonald's in the mall for a refill that you can't serve yourself.

2. They don't bring you your check to your table.

3. They don't bring you your rung up credit card receipt or change to your table.

4. They don't come to see how you are doing during your service there a number of times.

5. They don't bring us extra napkins at our table or any other request like that such as a to-go box to box our food or a side or ranch at our table they don't bring us.

What drink? A coke, sorry, but that's fast food cashier work there. You aren't making me a coke. You fill a cup, hand it to me. If it's a bar drink that's 100% totally different. Then you are talking about bartending service, not take out which you should tip for a mixed drink for example even if you take it out ONLY though if the service is good considering the bartender is like the cook for the food in that they make the entire item for you unlike when you get a to-go order, it isn't cooked by the server or bartender. In most states, you can't take a bar drink out. We can in Louisiana at ONLY *SOME* restaurants.

If you can tell me something they do *MORE* than fast food cashier does for counter service, then you will win, but honestly there isn't anything. If you can think of something, please tell me, I'd like to really know.

A "normal server" does a *****HELL OF A LOT MORE******* for dine in customers than a to-go order. You don't know WTH you are talking about.



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


I worked at Outback Steakhouse until about a year ago. I started as a busser, went to waiter, take-out and shift manager. I know this level of restaurant.

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A "normal server" does a *****HELL OF A LOT MORE******* for dine in customers than a to-go order.


Waiters/waitresses do have to do more for an individual table than a togo person does on an individual order. However, there are some things you have not taken into consideration.

When waiting tables you usually have no more than 5 tables at a time on a busy night. While working togo you usually have about 20 orders at a time. Being as such the work level kinda evens out. Togo workers take the order, package the order (and double check to make sure its correct b/c if its not exactly right the customers WILL call back and complain) and bring the food out to the car so the customer doesn't have to get out. We didn't have a window. You may say thats not that hard, but do it 50x by yourself or 100+times with a couple coworkers in a few hours time and you'll see its not a cakewalk.


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2. They don't bring you your check to your table. 3. They don't bring you your rung up credit card receipt or change to your table.


Togo workers bring the food to the car, take the payment from the customer, and return with change or credit card slip to the customer.

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5. They don't bring us extra napkins at our table or any other request like that such as a to-go box to box our food or a side or ranch at our table they don't bring us.


Wow, I can't even remember how many times I went into the kitchen multiple times to get take-out customers extra ketchup, napkins, forks, straws, butter, etc.

Togo worker only make slightly more than wait-staff, so by no means are they making 8$/hr. As far as tipping goes remember, the $3 tip you give is going to be split between the 2-3 togo workers working that night. I never expected 15% on togo orders. A few bucks or so was always fine with me unless you had a ridiculously huge order

I still tip everywhere I go basically, that includes restaurants, sonic, smoothie king, whatever. Service workers don't make a lot so it doesn't hurt to leave a little tip when you can afford to do so. Everyone should work in a restaurant for at least six months of their life and you would see things differently from then on.

Disclaimer: These are my experiences from the restaurant I worked and may differ from others.



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