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Tipping full price during happy hour?

Am I supposed to tip on the full, normal cost of meals and drinks during happy hour? [more inside]
posted by girlmightlive on Jun 13, 2014 - 28 answers

The art of (not) tipping

At a restaurant, if I'm not tipping on my card (either because I've left cash or because someone else is leaving the tip), is it better to make a note of this or just leave the tip line blank? [more inside]
posted by harperpitt on Feb 1, 2014 - 24 answers

have i been an unwitting dick for years?

I'm in the US. A few years ago, I was horrified to learn that almost everybody who stays in a hotel leaves a tip for the housekeeping staff on the pillow before they leave the hotel. I had no idea. Apologies if this has been covered on the green before, but my searches haven't produced anything yet. What are all of the service oriented positions that I am expected to tip? Are there others I might be missing? [more inside]
posted by pazazygeek on Jul 2, 2012 - 72 answers

Laser Hair Removal Tipping Etiquette

I recently purchased a living social coupon for 3 sessions of laser hair removal but am unsure of tipping etiquette for the procedure? Is it customary to tip for laser hair removal – and if so, how much? [more inside]
posted by en el aire on Jun 19, 2012 - 8 answers

Money for the gun show

How much do you tip a personal trainer you see once a week. [more inside]
posted by Unred on Dec 17, 2011 - 8 answers

Tipping the Driver, the Baker, the Cake Decorator?

Should I tip the person who baked, decorated, and is going to deliver the birthday cake I ordered for my boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Sep 2, 2010 - 31 answers

Should I be tipping Dr. Sofa?

Should I be tipping Dr. Sofa? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Aug 15, 2010 - 6 answers

Tipping when waitstaff get paid minimum wage

As a result of my family, I've been a fairly mindful tipper for restaurants/bars/etc. involving service and have adjusted the percentage I tip based on what's considered the norm irrespective of quality of service (now, doubling tax which is close to 10% in CA and rounding up). I ran across minimum wages for tipped employees as a result of an argument with a cheap tipper and discovered that in CA waitstaff is paid at least minimum wage ($8, and higher in SF) without tip credit. I've looked at previous AskMes about dealing with bad tippers, contextual tipping, and others. Knowing that tipping in CA no longer goes toward maintaining basic wages, (based on size/# of staff, i.e. tip out), would it be socially acceptable to move toward a quality-based criteria for the value of the tip, and what would you consider an appropriate minimum assuming a properly run restaurant where employees are getting paid on-time and full salaries? Feel free to correct me if I've misunderstood anything.
posted by palionex on Feb 28, 2010 - 43 answers

Should I be tipping the newspaper delivery person more often?

Newspaper delivery tipping etiquette? Are additional tips expected outside of the holiday season? [more inside]
posted by cadge on Sep 27, 2009 - 11 answers

Do we tip the satellite installer?

Do we tip the satellite installer? [more inside]
posted by hippybear on Jul 8, 2009 - 21 answers

Tipping etiquette in Cancun?

I'm headed to an all-inclusive resort in Cancun this weekend, and I was wondering about the tipping etiquette. Though officially, tips are included in the overall cost, I've read online that it's wise to tip anyway. Does anyone have any experience with this? [more inside]
posted by cider on Apr 13, 2009 - 10 answers

Eating out with Scrooge

How do you deal with friends who are terrible tippers when dining out? [more inside]
posted by keep it under cover on Mar 13, 2009 - 58 answers

Two n00bs walk into a strip club

What's the etiquette for a couple going to strip clubs in Australia? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2008 - 7 answers

Should I tip if there's a delivery charge?

I just moved to a new city and all of the restaurants charge a delivery fee, which often amounts to as much as 30% of the total cost, should I tip the delivery person on top of this? [more inside]
posted by mizike on Oct 13, 2008 - 18 answers

How much to tip?

Do you tip when you get a carry-out meal? [more inside]
posted by foxinthesnow on Jun 12, 2008 - 63 answers

Should I be tipping my dealer?

For traveling drug dealers (specifically door-to-door marijuana delivery services in NYC), what is the etiquette for tipping? Yes? No? If yes, is there a standard accepted rate?
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2008 - 11 answers

Cash Cab Tipper?

Do (can?) people tip Ben Bailey, the driver of the Cash Cab? [more inside]
posted by gregoryc on Oct 24, 2006 - 6 answers

Who's the captain?

Are you supposed to tip movers? [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on Aug 19, 2006 - 17 answers

Tipping and ex post facto restitution

I didn't think that I had to tip; now I think I should have. Any way to make this right? [more inside]
posted by j.s.f. on Apr 30, 2006 - 12 answers

Wedding tipping etiquette

Tipping at one's wedding--to whom, how much, and based on what? [more inside]
posted by mookieproof on Feb 8, 2006 - 6 answers

Did I leave a good tip?

TipFilter: Did I leave the right amount for a tip? [more inside]
posted by rocketman on Jan 5, 2006 - 44 answers

Is there a Gratuity Index?

Does anyone have a good resource (book, magazine article, web site, etc) that shows what the etiquette is for tipping in difference circumstances? [more inside]
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Dec 5, 2005 - 5 answers

Tipping at Gas Stations

I have an etiquette question: I moved to the Boston area about a year ago from Oakland California. I've never seen a full service gas station in CA (I've seen them before, just not in CA). Here in MA, most of the gas stations are full serve, which rules in the winter.

My question is this: is it appropriate and/or expected that I tip the attendant that fills up my gas tank?
posted by jaded on Dec 13, 2004 - 26 answers

How much to tip staff at my building?

EtiquetteFilter: how much to tip? [mi] [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Dec 11, 2004 - 3 answers

To Tip or not to Tip on a deivery charge

Tipping etiquette: Should I add a tip on top of a delivery charge?
posted by gd779 on Oct 10, 2004 - 16 answers

Bad Spa

EtiquetteFilter: An hour removed from the salon now, I can see that I have just been on the receiving end of a bad spa treatment at a local salon. I've called, explained the problem and asked for a refund. What's the etiquette on tips? I left the appropriate tip for the amount of the service, and charged the rest on credit card.
posted by jerseygirl on Jun 8, 2004 - 6 answers

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