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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Newspaper delivery tipping etiquette? Are additional tips expected outside of the holiday season? [more inside]
posted by cadge
on Sep 27, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Tipping etiquette: Should I add a tip on top of a delivery charge?
posted by gd779
on Oct 10, 2004 -
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 -