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Do you tip?

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by tinmanofkent, May 6, 2016.

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When do YOU tip?

  1. I always tip no matter what

    4 vote(s)
    10.0%
  2. I always tip unless service was really bad

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    22.5%
  3. I generally tip, don't feel strongly about it

    12 vote(s)
    30.0%
  4. I only leave a tip if service is outstanding

    14 vote(s)
    35.0%
  5. I never ever tip

    1 vote(s)
    2.5%
  1. norman

    norman Donator

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    If it's good I tip...otherwise I don't...we eat out once a week at a "pie night pub"..£4.50 a go...another pub charges £2.50 for a portion of pea's...:eek:...if the atmosphere & nosh is good I don't mind tipping...simples..:up:
     
  2. ajs193

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    ^^^this^^^
     
  3. Deadeye

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    what boils my p**s is when they hand you the card machine and say " if you want to leave me a tip press the green button "!! erm..not a chance yer cheeky git. if i want to tip , ill leave it on the table thank you.
     
  4. timmaaah

    timmaaah Engaging Member

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    No I don't tip. The staff are paid to bring me food and I am paying the establishment for that service - you don't pay twice for your groceries, do you?
     
  5. surrey shooter

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    I tip, I give luck money back when dealing face to face. We receive tips and thank you post or emails all the time and tbh it feels good.

    Sent from my Vodafone Smart ultra 6 using Tapatalk
     
  6. dancza

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    I usually always tip and if my Chicken bake in Greggs is nice and hot I'll let em keep the change too!
     
  7. carper

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    not if a service charge has been added onto the bill. hairdresser? i been bald for years lol. cabs, yep, takeaway driver yep, waiter waitresses yep but as said only if the is no service charge already added. they need to stop that, how the hell is it legal to charge people for a service that you HAVE to receive? what if you get terrible service?
     
  8. Strathrpc

    Strathrpc Posting Addict

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    I never tip Taxi drivers who don't bother to get out of their seats to open the boot to get my luggage out; if they just press the button to open the boot lid, waiting for me to unload my gear, then I never bother tipping or shutting it for them!;)
     
  9. kal el

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    im a sucker for it, taxi is 20 mins late in winter im waiting in a t shirt, here mate keep the change im drunk and just glad to see your miserable non speaking face.

    here flower i didnt come in your house on christmas day and p**s on your kids, the way you threw my food at me would insinuate i did, but please take 20%.

    and finally i asked for more length on top and a 3 on the back sides and not a jar head, but i guess the english/turkish language barrier got in the way and it was my fault so take £2 for your effort.
     
  10. c96

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    When we was in Canada a few years back the last stop was Vancover, great place but the last hotel was bloody expensive. I got mates with the bus drivers who were both ex Canadian armed forces, they told us about an all you could eat place a block down, Me and William went there with the bus drivers for dinner evrey night and saved a fortune:up::) the waitress all were great, booze was cheap and had a great laugh and some good companey to go back to the hotel with. Allways tipped the waiting staff has the wages they got was low, I asked the bus drivers how much and the going rate then was 10% of the value of the meal which were massive and real good value.:up::)
     
  11. Tron

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    Like others on here I tip if the service was good, if its bad No. if ever I am asked for a tip I always reply"Galloping Herbert in the 3.30":rolleyes:
     
  12. SteveO

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    I worked as a cabbie for 8 years and received many tips over them years from nice passengers, I was always helpful putting bags and wheelchairs in the boot, One pub we serviced there was an 18 stone Irish fella called Brendan, he was a wonderful, impeccably dressed gent by day but by the end of the night he was smashed lying on the floor of the bar, totally incapable of speech or mobility.

    None of the other drivers would take him home, his fare was £3.50 - because they had to pick him up, carry him to the car and then to his house - totally wasted! The publican always asked for me, I'd do all that and even put him on his bed and take off his tie to make him safe, he p****d on my car seats twice and always paid to replace them, not cheap for the car I had, he drank port and bourbon till he was near death and it stank to high heaven when he pee'd on the seats.

    I often got a £100 tip off him when he sobered up and remembered me, a lovely guy but very lonely and self destructive with alcohol. I think he died a few years ago.

    Working as a taxi driver is difficult, with so many different characters and personalities to deal with, some think it's funny to wind you up and mess with your stereo without asking, putting feet on the dashboard of your pride, joy and method of income - you know you have to keep it in good condition, clean and smelling nice, when people disrespect your car and personal space it can be difficult to muster a smile for the next passenger but you have to learn to put it away.

    So next time you get a grumpy driver, cut him some slack if he's quiet as he may have had 20-30 idiots pushing his buttons all night, he may have been working for 12 hours straight without a break or food, he might not feel very social able but so long as he gets you home safely he's done his job, if you get a smile, nice conversation and for the woman a quick bonk in the back he's done his job. :D Opening the boot and loading/helping to your door are beyond the call of duty for which I received many tips. £50+ a night is a nice addition to the wage.

    and NEVER mess with his stereo!! :cool:
     

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