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    • benten69
    • By benten69 29th Aug 16, 8:59 AM
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    Do you tip in restaurants?
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    Do you tip in restaurants? 29th Aug 16 at 8:59 AM
    Wasn't sure if this was the right place to put this, so admin, please move if needed.

    Do you guys (and girls) tip when you go for a meal out? Personally I hate the idea, and it's even worse when you've got the waiter standing next to you as you select "No" on the card machine.

    However, I always say that I don't get tips for doing anything extra and providing good levels of service in my job, so why should I pay others extra for a basic service their employers should be paying them for. In my previous role I saved the company 20,000 a day in penalties by delivering the project on time (a week early in fact), but I didn't get anything extra for it, because quite simply, it was my job.

    Hence, I don't agree with tipping. They are doing a job & getting their hourly rate, so why do I need to subsidize it? Tesco don't tell me to pay extra if I go to a till vs going to the self checkout.

    However, if there is a large group of us and say the bill comes out to 18 each, we'll all chuck in 20 and let the waiter / waitress keep the change. That's the only scenario it works in for me, as it saves everyone the hassle of finding change, waiting to get their change, etc.

    What are peoples thoughts?
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    • Cefca
    • By Cefca 21st Mar 19, 7:41 PM
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    The wages are rubbish, the work is hard, and yes the establishments should pay a living wage but the reality is that they rarely do.
    Originally posted by amber_cloud

    This is also the case for many other jobs in many other industries.
    • z1a
    • By z1a 23rd Mar 19, 4:47 PM
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    It is not an instruction, it is a sensible suggestion which does not warrant a sarcastic reply on this forum.
    Originally posted by REJP
    It does .
    • Daisymoo73
    • By Daisymoo73 23rd Mar 19, 7:23 PM
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    I used to be told that tipping helped make up for a lack of wages. As someone on minimum wage who hardly ever goes out I no longer tip. I grew up with my mum tipping hairdressers and my dad tipping virtually everyone, but I believe that times have changed.
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