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Old 07-16-2015, 06:51 AM
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McAlisters deli in Brownwood is a no tip restaurant. However, any tips left are give to the Wildwood Soup Kitchen and have been since they opened.
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McAlisters deli in Brownwood is a no tip restaurant. However, any tips left are give to the Wildwood Soup Kitchen and have been since they opened.

I have never believed in tipping, but my wife does. I think she is overly generous and I try to have her cut it down a bit. I feel that the employer should pay for performance, not me. TIPS (to insure prompt service) needs to end. The fact that I'm a patron automatically entitles me to what I'm paying for, IMHO...
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What are your opinions on tipping the shuttle drivers?
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What are your opinions on tipping the shuttle drivers?

They earn a salary based on the job description and performance. Since I don't profit from their labor I see no need share the fruits of my labor with them.
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Do you not tip in any restaurant?

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I have never believed in tipping, but my wife does. I think she is overly generous and I try to have her cut it down a bit. I feel that the employer should pay for performance, not me. TIPS (to insure prompt service) needs to end. The fact that I'm a patron automatically entitles me to what I'm paying for, IMHO...
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Do you not tip in any restaurant?

On the rare occasions that I eat by myself I will only frequent fast food or self serve restaurants. I really do not like to be waited on. The answer is no, I don't tip.
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McAlisters deli in Brownwood is a no tip restaurant. However, any tips left are give to the Wildwood Soup Kitchen and have been since they opened.
All the more reason I like McAlisters Deli.

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Do you ever complain about bad service? I hope not.
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What about workers who come to your house to do a job. Do you all tip them?
I always wonder about my bi-weekly cleaning service, whether people usually tip them.
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I have never believed in tipping, but my wife does. I think she is overly generous and I try to have her cut it down a bit. I feel that the employer should pay for performance, not me. TIPS (to insure prompt service) needs to end. The fact that I'm a patron automatically entitles me to what I'm paying for, IMHO...
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Rickey, I do understand your position but the reality is you only hurt one person -- the server. The company/owner could care less if you tip so long as you don't complain. As a matter of fact, the company will just assume you left an eighteen percent tip in cash and add it to the server's tally to make the minimum wage for that day. Perhaps you could tip the server twenty percent in cash and then go to the manager and demand that twenty percent be deducted from your tab since you don't believe you should be helping to pay the server's salary, regardless of how good the service was.

Thank goodness your wife is a bit more understanding and generous. Blessings to her.
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Do you know for a fact that restaurants automatically assume a certain amount of tip for the purposes of meeting the required $8.05/hour figure for salary plus tips? In other words, can they just say the gap between $5.03/hour and $8.05/hour was met without some documentation? If so, the law would essentially have no meaning.

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Rickey, I do understand your position but the reality is you only hurt one person -- the server. The company/owner could care less if you tip so long as you don't complain. As a matter of fact, the company will just assume you left an eighteen percent tip in cash and add it to the server's tally to make the minimum wage for that day. Perhaps you could tip the server twenty percent in cash and then go to the manager and demand that twenty percent be deducted from your tab since you don't believe you should be helping to pay the server's salary, regardless of how good the service was.

Thank goodness your wife is a bit more understanding and generous. Blessings to her.
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I always wonder about my bi-weekly cleaning service, whether people usually tip them.
This rankles me, to be honest. The cleaning service we use charges $75 for our two-bedroom place. They send 2 people who are done in about an hour. I know those 2 women are only getting a small percentage of my $75, but feeling obliged to throw in an additional $10 tip irks me. I do it, but I feel kind of ripped off since I think cleaning service fees are outrageous as they are.

And what about someone is works for her- or himself? Their prices are generally lower and it takes them longer, but if they want more money they should increase their fees instead of relying on me to beef up their income out of the goodness of my heart. I don't tip anyone who is self-employed. (Same goes for those who drive people to the airport in their own cars. No tip for you! I do tip the shuttle drivers.)
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I would not tip cleaners who work for a service. Frankly, I think the whole tipping thing in this country is out of hand. Next, we will be tipping dentists, doctors, painters, plumbers etc. Of course, i have lived in another country for seven years and am still in culture shock.
I consider myself to be a generous person; i will have to keep an open mind here and see how it goes.
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