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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    Yes, but usually at slightly lower rate than I tip for table service.
    Unless the waitress is hot
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    Hot waitresses deserve a little extra.

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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    When you are expected to pay a certain percentage no matter what the quality of service is it becomes a surcharge.
    If that's all there is to it, I won't get it.
    There're many instances where you are expected to pay a certain amount for services rendered. Are all of those also surcharges? Or is it specific to restaurants?
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I'm very generous as a tipper when attending a restaurant to eat and even when I'm receiving delivery of food at the door. These are people who generally receive less in wages because being tipped is part of the culture of the service they provide.

    I do not tip for any food I pick up at a counter myself - I would no more tip the counter help at McDonalds or Swiss Chalet than I would if I was buying underwear at the local department store.

    If people are going to be expecting tips every time they interact with others as part of their jobs,
    then be assured that the counter help at the DMV or any other government service window won't be far behind
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    I have never tipped a government employee. (In the USA.)

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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Then perhaps more people should do it.
    I think they should. If you're a reasonably attractive, young female that's not exceptionally bright, waitressing is ideal.

    You didn't strike me as one of those "fair wage" types.
    I really didn't want to use the word "fair", because you're right - I don't like the word too much, and I don't subscribe to the existence of a "fair wage". Waitresses have income that's discretionary, and essentially built on societal pressure. If someone wants to pay them 20% for something a chimp on rollerskates can do, it's not my business. It's just a situation where I facepalm - that's all.

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    I can believe that. I worked at an upscale restaurant as a bus boy for awhile. I walked out with $20 on Friday and Saturday nights, the waiters averaged over $100. That was almost 40 years ago.


    I disagree about who can do it, though. Being a good waiter at an upscale place isn't that easy.
    Well, there is a bit of a curve when you do it for the "fern bars" and upscale joints.

    You ever go to a car wash and see the guy at the front who takes your money, with a folded wad of ones and fives as thick as a Bible? Apparently that was her on a weeknight. Good grief...

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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I have never tipped a government employee. (In the USA.)
    How about tripped a government employee? And I note the "In the USA" comment - perhaps you've travelled to some of the former countries of the British Commonwealth where greasing the palms of the powers that be is essential to getting processed in a timely manner.
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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    How about tripped a government employee? And I note the "In the USA" comment -
    perhaps you've travelled to some of the former countries of the British Commonwealth where greasing the palms of the powers that be is essential to getting processed in a timely manner
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    No,but where I live a little cash makes everything work better and faster.I don't know how a really poor person ever gets anything done.

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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    My experience is that it's usually been the hostess or manager that handles things since they are the one who answered the phone.

    If I happen to know that a server is taking care of things then they get a tip but the times I run into that are few and far between (One exception, I order from a particular bar with some regularity and when I walk in they start making my order. Those folks all get tipped well)
    That's a very common misconception. Generally, the hostess will take the order, but then turns it over to the server that is assigned take-out orders for the night. The server has to place the order and put it all together. They then, give it to the hostess who deals with the customer when they come in to pick up the order. You generally never see the server, but they are the ones doing the vast majority of the work...and the "sale" goes on their sales and against their tips.
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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Things generally work different around here, I guess. It's usually the cashier (which is also the asst mngr) where I often get take-out, the servers never do it that I've seen. I'm not saying they don't in other places, though. Customs and SOP differ from city to city.
    That could be true....it also probably depends on the type of restaurant. Most full-service restaurants, unless they are a coffee-shop type restaurant, don't have a "cashier". Even those that do, often transfer the order to a server to handle the order. You may never know it.....most people who haven't worked in the food industry don't know the under-workings of the restaurant. What may appear to be the case, may in fact be quite different. Which is why I don't fault people for not tipping. I think most people would if they understood that the server is most of the time doing the work and is charged the sale for the purchase against their tips.
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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    That could be true....it also probably depends on the type of restaurant. Most full-service restaurants, unless they are a coffee-shop type restaurant, don't have a "cashier". Even those that do, often transfer the order to a server to handle the order. You may never know it.....most people who haven't worked in the food industry don't know the under-workings of the restaurant. What may appear to be the case, may in fact be quite different. Which is why I don't fault people for not tipping. I think most people would if they understood that the server is most of the time doing the work and is charged the sale for the purchase against their tips.
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    Thanks for that info.

    When I get take out, which is rare, it's usually from a take out joint, so I will continue to not tip there. However, if and when I do take out from a sit down restaurant, I will leave a tip.
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    Re: Tipping on Takeout

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Thanks for that info.

    When I get take out, which is rare, it's usually from a take out joint, so I will continue to not tip there. However, if and when I do take out from a sit down restaurant, I will leave a tip.
    Your server will appreciate it...and BTW....I was always happy with a 10% tip on take out orders...even a buck or two was nice.
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