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Glamdring

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on: October 10, 2018, 06:49:43 PM
I was wondering when you guys tip for services rendered. The pizza delivery guy, restaurants, haircuts etc. Or never. In the US it's more or less compulsory in bars and diners because their staff are hardly paid so have to live on the tips they get. Literally.


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Reply #1 on: October 10, 2018, 07:10:50 PM
I generally tip on a keep the change basis (rounding up).
If it's a big meal (friends/family) we'll chuck in an extra 15-20%.

I don't agree at all with the practice of staff having to rely on tips to make a wage.


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Reply #2 on: October 10, 2018, 09:43:37 PM
Thankfully it's not allowed here: the staff get minimum or maybe even the living wage as such. The US is entirely different. They get only a few dollars an hour.


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Reply #3 on: October 10, 2018, 10:15:24 PM
Their workers rights are abysmal in many aspects.

Paid maternity leave isn't even guaranteed, even for the birth day.



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Reply #4 on: October 11, 2018, 12:41:52 PM
I only tip the barbers, but a minuscule £1


[PCF]Falcs

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Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 10:47:55 PM
Never! cant afford it!


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Reply #6 on: October 12, 2018, 11:13:53 PM
I round up for the takeaways, and occasionally whoever's been nice to me at Christmas. I've not been in a restaurant for years. It just doesn't seem to happen.