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Do you tip this guy? (discuss who to tip thread).

By rai

8 months ago


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    #1 8 months ago

    I have a quick question. Do I tip this guy? He owns and operates a mobile car detailing charging $150 to detail a small sports car. Should I tip him or not?

    #2 8 months ago

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    #3 8 months ago

    I don't tip car detailers, but I also don't do it a lot. The prices are so inflated they seem to already include the tip

    #4 8 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    I don't tip car detailers, but I also don't do it a lot. The prices are so inflated they seem to already include the tip

    this was my feeling as the guy is the owner (that makes a difference to me) because if it was just a worker who might be getting $10/hr rather than the owner who gets the whole deal.

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    #5 8 months ago

    Usually I wouldn’t but since the pandemic I’ve felt compelled to tip small businesses that might be losing business.

    #6 8 months ago

    I don't think I'd THIP any guy.

    #7 8 months ago

    Funny, I though for sure this would be about tipping your mailman. I go back and forth with people on that one all the time. I tip my mailman $20 at Christmas every year and I get impeccable mail service. I used to tip my garbage man too but can't seem to catch them in the act as pick up at my house is 5AM.
    In my neighborhood growing up, everyone tipped the mailman $1 at X mas, thought for a long time that everyone did.
    Nowadays I tip as much as I can.
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    #8 8 months ago

    Mailman is a tough one because my mailman fucking sucks, so do I not til them and it gets even worse?!

    #9 8 months ago

    Do you guys tip when picking up food to go? Why am I asked to tip when picking up from a local food truck, but not when I go to McDonalds?

    Also, I can guarantee you that people are making more in tips during the pandemic. It used to be that you go pick up food and add the tip to the receipt when you sign. Now with COVID and the employees handling the payment for you, it's "And would you like to leave a tip?" or my personal favorite "And would you like to leave a 20, 25, or 30% tip today?"

    #10 8 months ago

    I leave big tips when picking up

    #11 8 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    I leave big tips when picking up

    Honestly, I usually tip like $5 on food to go. I tip well for wait service, but if I am just picking the food up, I don't really get why I am tipping a percentage of the bill. I don't know, just seems weird.

    #12 8 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Mailman is a tough one because my mailman fucking sucks, so do I not til them and it gets even worse?!

    I'd try anyway, only time it hasn't improved my mail service is when I lived on a "training route", other than that,once I tip I never get my mail shoved into the box, always brought to my door (up stairs!) with a friendly knock.
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    #13 8 months ago

    I did tip him anyway, i gave him a chance!
    Former mail lady was great and always got a tip.

    I assume the higher the bill, the more work is being done, equaling higher rip

    #14 8 months ago
    Quoted from rai:

    I have a quick question. Do I tip this guy? He owns and operates a mobile car detailing charging $150 to detail a small sports car. Should I tip him or not?

    Not if he owns the business becuase he is already getting all the business profits
    If he was an employee .... yes

    #15 8 months ago

    I wouldn’t, but mainly because I would think I’d just see cashier when dropping off and picking up. Don’t think I’d see the actual person doing the work. I tip the person who dries off the car when leaving a car wash. But if I’m paying for a service like car detailing, I shouldn’t need to tip for a job well done. I’m paying $150 to receive a job well done.

    #17 8 months ago
    Quoted from ZooDude:

    Funny, I though for sure this would be about tipping your mailman. I go back and forth with people on that one all the time. I tip my mailman $20 at Christmas every year and I get impeccable mail service. I used to tip my garbage man too but can't seem to catch them in the act as pick up at my house is 5AM.
    In my neighborhood growing up, everyone tipped the mailman $1 at X mas, thought for a long time that everyone did.
    Nowadays I tip as much as I can.
    B

    It's illegal for your mailman to accept a tip.
    https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article247787490.html

    #18 8 months ago
    Quoted from pinlink:

    Why am I asked to tip when picking up from a local food truck, but not when I go to McDonalds?

    Because McDonalds is a multi-billion dollar global corporation.......your food truck operator is probably...not.

    I tip pretty generously since the pandemic when picking up carry out. In the past it would depend on the place and might only be a buck or two. I mean, you're handing me a bag of food, not waiting on me and refilling our glasses, etc, which is usually why you tip - -

    #19 8 months ago
    Quoted from BMore-Pinball:

    Not if he owns the business becuase he is already getting all the business profits
    If he was an employee .... yes

    Exactly

    #20 8 months ago

    I am being more generous about these things in the pandemic. My expenses are down because we are at home more and have maintained jobs so I figure it is a good time to do a little helping as I go.

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    #21 8 months ago
    Quoted from rai:

    He owns and operates a mobile car detailing charging $150 to detail a small sports car.

    $150 ... !

    Don’t be lazy ... do it yourself, then tip yourself a cold beer for a job well done.

    rd

    #22 8 months ago
    Quoted from pinzrfun:

    Because McDonalds is a multi-billion dollar global corporation.......your food truck operator is probably...not.

    What does that have to do with the employees I am tipping?

    #23 8 months ago

    Just let your car sit outside and get moldy, and let the fast food bags pile up inside- you never know when you need that emergency napkin. that's what I do.

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    #24 8 months ago

    The American tip system is so out of hand. If federal minimum wage becomes $15 I’m done tipping anybody because everything will become plenty expensive.

    #25 8 months ago

    I always heard that you don’t tip an owner as is the case here.

    #26 8 months ago

    Well that is stupid, never been happier to be a scofflaw.

    #27 8 months ago
    Quoted from tacshose:

    The American tip system is so out of hand. If federal minimum wage becomes $15 I’m done tipping anybody because everything will become plenty expensive.

    Agreed. I tip 15% when dining out +/- 5% based on service and $5 for delivery. I'd rather companies raise their prices to pay their employees and show me the real cost upfront. If minimum wage becomes $15/hr we won't have anywhere to eat or we'll give our order to a robot.

    #28 8 months ago
    Quoted from pinzrfun:

    I tip pretty generously since the pandemic when picking up carry out. In the past it would depend on the place and might only be a buck or two. I mean, you're handing me a bag of food, not waiting on me and refilling our glasses, etc, which is usually why you tip - -

    Yeah we used to tip a few bucks on a big take out order because they still have to box it and put it together etc. During the pandemic we’ve gone to full tip or more on takeout as a number of the restaurants around here are curbside only or greatly reduced capacity and they are tip pooling among all the employees. Feels like a little something you can do to make things a little better...

    #29 8 months ago

    People who can't afford to eat out probably shouldn't, especially if you are looking for an excuse to tip people 10 percent.

    It would be nice if wages and benefits rose to the point where we could abolish the tip system but I don't see it happening here. A $15 miminum wage would hardly reach that threshold.

    I do like when I'm in europe and you don't tip, it's less bullshit. But, I've noticed the service tends to be a lot shittier over there. I doubt it's a coincidence!

    I can personally live without the song and dance and fake smiles etc. but I hate waiting for a refill.

    #30 8 months ago

    I usually eat at places I like to eat at, so I don't mind tipping them to help them survive so i can keep eating there in the future.
    I dont really give a shit why other people tip or don't or if they do or not.

    #31 8 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    That's fine. People who can't afford to eat out probably shouldn't.

    It is about value for money and business’s transferring costs. Went to breakfast in Santa Monica Cali in 2019 and they had a mandatory 10% insurance charge on my bill which provides health coverage to their employees. It was voluntary upon my asking and they requested I tip on the amount post insurance. I couldn’t believe it. My point is this kind of thinking is only getting worse not better.

    #32 8 months ago
    Quoted from Budman:

    I always heard that you don’t tip an owner as is the case here.

    According to Miss Manners, you are correct.

    I didn't use to accept tips. Changed my mind when things got ugly in the mid 2000's.

    LTG : )

    #33 8 months ago

    The general rule is to not tip owners, but always tip employees in the service industry.

    #34 8 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Mailman is a tough one because my mailman fucking sucks, so do I not til them and it gets even worse?!

    Last year a plow took out my mailbox. I asked the maillady to please just drop the mail on my porch until i could get a makeshift box. It's a very short distance. She told me she couldn't.

    I saw her a few houses down doing just that. Getting out and placing the mail on someone's steps.

    All winter long i had to go to my post office to get my mail.

    no tip for her.

    #35 8 months ago

    I only put the tip in.

    #36 8 months ago
    Quoted from Blackbeard:

    Last year a plow took out my mailbox. I asked the maillady to please just drop the mail on my porch until i could get a makeshift box. It's a very short distance. She told me she couldn't.
    I saw her a few houses down doing just that. Getting out and placing the mail on someone's steps.
    All winter long i had to go to my post office to get my mail.
    no tip for her.

    Damn sounds like she doesn’t like you !

    #37 8 months ago
    Quoted from pinlink:

    What does that have to do with the employees I am tipping?

    McDonalds probably has an actual "no tipping" policy for their thousands of employees - i'd venture things are a little more fast and loose when it comes to a food truck.......

    #38 8 months ago
    Quoted from pinzrfun:

    McDonalds probably has an actual "no tipping" policy for their thousands of employees - i'd venture things are a little more fast and loose when it comes to a food truck.......

    Yeah I tried to tip the teenager at the Times Square Krispy Kreme and he said he had to refuse!

    #39 8 months ago

    Never mind

    #40 8 months ago
    Quoted from rai:

    I have a quick question. Do I tip this guy?

    Interesting topic.. I know this guy has a strong opinion.

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    #41 8 months ago

    I don’t tip mail person because they’re already getting a salary and benefits etc. heck why should we tip a mailman? What’s next tip the IRS guys who reviews our tax returns?

    What about movers?

    #42 8 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Mailman is a tough one because my mailman fucking sucks, so do I not til them and it gets even worse?!

    I used to have a mail lady..she always smashed everything in the mailbox..she was too lazy to bring it up to the porch even when it would say do not fold/bend..ended tipping for her. She retired, and the new young man is awesome!! If it doesn't fit he always brings it up with the rest of the mail.He gets a yearly tip at Christmas...and I actually get a thank-you note in the mail from him.

    Always tip the trash-man!

    #43 8 months ago
    Quoted from rai:

    What about movers?

    If you use them more than once. I would.

    LTG : )

    #44 8 months ago
    Quoted from rai:

    I have a quick question. Do I tip this guy? He owns and operates a mobile car detailing charging $150 to detail a small sports car. Should I tip him or not?

    What kind of sports car? Responses in these kinds of threads always crack me up because pinball people are some of the cheapest bastards I have ever met. People will have 50-100K in pinball machines and bitch about shipping costs on parts from Pinball Life or Marco. I eat out all the time and always leave big tips. Even when I get bad service I still end up leaving 15% and feel guilty about it all night. I don't have a nice enough car that warrants getting detailed however people are entitled to do what they want with their money. Maybe base the decision on how nice of a job they did when you go pick it up.

    #45 8 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    I do like when I'm in europe and you don't tip, it's less bullshit. But, I've noticed the service tends to be a lot shittier over there. I doubt it's a coincidence!

    Depends on the country. I always lookup what tipping standards are where I am going. I'm curios about which countries you don't tip at where you were.

    Some countries over there have schooling for there wait staff. Much better service than your high school kid that doesn't give a shit and still expects a tip.

    Edit: ...And in the Czech Republic your glass is refilled immediately after you finish.

    #46 8 months ago

    I’ll ask the obligatory what about the guy(s) that deliver your pinball machine (In home/set up)?

    #47 8 months ago

    Here the food service workers earn about the minimum wage of 3.50 an hour. It's poverty wages and pathetic to treat them that way. I sometimes tip at the drive thru window but you don't know which workers actually receive it. And then you get home and see the order is wrong.

    #48 8 months ago
    Quoted from DMVPin:

    I’ll ask the obligatory what about the guy(s) that deliver your pinball machine (In home/set up)?

    For sure!

    #49 8 months ago
    Quoted from chooch:

    What kind of sports car? Responses in these kinds of threads always crack me up because pinball people are some of the cheapest bastards I have ever met. People will have 50-100K in pinball machines and bitch about shipping costs on parts from Pinball Life or Marco. I eat out all the time and always leave big tips. Even when I get bad service I still end up leaving 15% and feel guilty about it all night. I don't have a nice enough car that warrants getting detailed however people are entitled to do what they want with their money. Maybe base the decision on how nice of a job they did when you go pick it up.

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    #50 8 months ago

    Subaru or Toyota Rai?

    Quoted from DMVPin:

    I’ll ask the obligatory what about the guy(s) that deliver your pinball machine (In home/set up)?

    Haha...I'm not 90 y/o yet

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