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Do you tip the cashier at the take out counter at resteraunts?

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Johann said:
--OkeyDokey-- said:
Nope. Never tipped anyone in my life.

Now that is harsh, dude.

When the service is good, is nice to tip the waiter.

You don't go to the same restaurant twice, do you?

Because you might've been drinking something other than coffee...

 

Different cultures, mate :P
No one expects a tip down here.



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In my restaurant days, when somebody would order on the phone and then come pick it up, I'd get a tip maybe half the time, and have no fucking idea why. I really just bag the stuff in the kitchen and bring it to the door and run their credit card. Sometimes they'd give me $5 for a small order and I felt like I was supposed to dance them a jig or something. But whenever anybody dined in and I gave them my awesome service, and they stiffed me, I never made sounds or gave them looks. It usually averaged out where my next table would overtip me and I'd break even at 15-20%.



Well I do tip waiters and their female counterparts, as well as delivery boys/girls but to tip a cashier? That's a bit off.

And also, it's not that people have to get tip to make their job worthwhile. I went to work at a fancy Club in Warsaw some time ago. Monthly i got over 2000$ as my regular pay, but most of the money i earned there was from the tips.

For instance, the first 2 weeks of my work there, i got over 800 euro worth of tips. That's how much you can earn if you work at a very good club in ANY country.



Huh. Who would've thought that beggining anew in my real life would coincide with starting anew on vgchartz?

Any day now, the dollar will be worth less than 2 zloty......any day now.....and my life savings will be in total jepordy ;(.

Yeah, bit weird she expected a tip really but then whenever I hear about things in the USofA people expect a tip for many things.

I don't tip but then I'm British, I think most of us don't, if someone expects a tip, they won't be getting one. I check restaurant bills for a service charge which is a tip as such but I'm happy to pay that because it's there, they earn minimum wage or greater just like other unskilled labour jobs and I don't tip those jobs either.



Hmm, pie.

Do places like Subway count? Places where you actually see them make your sandwich/wrap/food?

If so, then yeah, I give em a buck or two.



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Hehe I think we have some international problems of understanding.

In Japan and Taiwan nobody gives tips anywhere. Its not polite and you pay for the service with your bill. Staff will be very friendly anyway.

In the States 15-20% for a waiter is simply necessary and expected part of his pay. Because of that staff is very helpful there too. Not tipping when the service is good is very very rude there. Its ok but a bit annoying.

In Germany tipping is a new thing and generally max. 10%. Nobody will rip your head off for not tipping but its kind of expected now.

So perhaps people from different countries have some understanding problems.



Cashiers deserve NOTHING. They don't provide a service. They just take the money for the service somebody else provided. Off topic, at night one of our local diners automatically add tips to the price of your order. Imagine my surprise when me and a couple of friends dined in. I ordered a sandwich that cost about $6. We leave the waitress a $15 tip. I pay for the meal because I'm that kind of guy. I go home and learn I was charged an additional $3 (online banking)!! I no longer eat there.



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The Ghost of RubangB said:

In my restaurant days, when somebody would order on the phone and then come pick it up, I'd get a tip maybe half the time, and have no fucking idea why. I really just bag the stuff in the kitchen and bring it to the door and run their credit card. Sometimes they'd give me $5 for a small order and I felt like I was supposed to dance them a jig or something. But whenever anybody dined in and I gave them my awesome service, and they stiffed me, I never made sounds or gave them looks. It usually averaged out where my next table would overtip me and I'd break even at 15-20%.

It might of been on purpose.  I know i've tipped more on occasion when i've seen people leave without tipping.

The best (or should i say worst) was when some guy tipped like... 4 pennies.  That was just... I don't know.

He was REALLY old so maybe he had some sort of flashback and thought it was the great depression still or something.

 



Kasz216 said:
The Ghost of RubangB said:

In my restaurant days, when somebody would order on the phone and then come pick it up, I'd get a tip maybe half the time, and have no fucking idea why. I really just bag the stuff in the kitchen and bring it to the door and run their credit card. Sometimes they'd give me $5 for a small order and I felt like I was supposed to dance them a jig or something. But whenever anybody dined in and I gave them my awesome service, and they stiffed me, I never made sounds or gave them looks. It usually averaged out where my next table would overtip me and I'd break even at 15-20%.

It might of been on purpose.  I know i've tipped more on occasion when i've seen people leave without tipping.

The best (or should i say worst) was when some guy tipped like... 4 pennies.  That was just... I don't know.

He was REALLY old so maybe he had some sort of flashback and thought it was the great depression still or something.

 

lol. That's great.

Maybe his service really sucked and he thought that leaving four pennies was a bigger slap in the face than leaving nothing.

 



Actually one woman tipped me some change on a $30 meal just to insult me, because it was more insulting than leaving nothing. She got really mad and said I was lying to her and I changed the price on the receipt by adding 2 cents to trick her (the computer rounds to the nearest nickel so we don't deal with pennies). She said she loved the food and my service but couldn't tip a liar. I told her the computer adds 2 cents and I didn't change it, but if she wanted I could give her 2 cents off, and it was okay if she didn't tip me, and she got even madder, and said "Why are you arguing with me!?!?" Then she changed her mind and gave me some coins, which she like smacked into my hand in a fit of rage. She actually told me to put my hand out, slammed some coins into it, and stormed out.

My boss was laughing at me so hard, and said I get all the crazies.


(And about a month later I saw the same customer in a movie theater telling the management she'd call homeland security on her neighbor.)