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Why don't fast food places lobby for an increase in tipped minimum wage?

It seems like fast food places are at a huge disadvantage compared to tipping restaurants since they have to pay their staff so much more (around $5 per hour). [more inside]
posted by stray thoughts on May 27, 2014 - 9 answers

Tipping: Barbershops and hotels

And other common mistakes people still make in 2014 when it comes to tipping? [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake on May 2, 2014 - 28 answers

Tipping etiquette

Am I supposed to tip the housekeeper every time? [more inside]
posted by mamaquita on Apr 25, 2014 - 30 answers

Is there *really* no tipping with Uber?

I just signed up for Uber and I want to do right by the driver. A service charge is included, and the web site says "no need to tip." Is tipping really not expected? [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Mar 4, 2014 - 22 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

Do I tip my personal shopper?

Do I tip my personal shopper? I suspect the answer is yes. If so, how much? Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by skycrashesdown on Dec 26, 2013 - 12 answers

Tipping Housekeeping, London Version

I'm in London, staying in a nice little self-catering flat. Do I tip the guy who's been doing the cleaning? [more inside]
posted by still_wears_a_hat on May 9, 2013 - 10 answers

Do you tip your dog walker?

I just hired a dog walker this week... and it just occurred to me today: am I supposed to be tipping? And if so, how? The weekly bill is $60; am I supposed to leave a couple of bucks a day, or could I leave $10 or $12 at the end of the week or something? Or is it more of a holiday bonus thing (in which case I feel kind of bad, because the holidays are a year away). Some days, the owner of the business will walk my dog. Is it like a salon where you're not supposed to tip the owner, just employees? Or am I totally over thinking this, and is dog walking not a tipping sort of service?
posted by Kriesa on Jan 16, 2013 - 13 answers

Super, you're super. Please take my money

My Super is wonderful. I want to give her cash for (what I consider) to be going out of her way but she actively refuses it. Suggestions, especially as we're in the midst of holidays of various flavors. [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Dec 19, 2012 - 12 answers

Do monthly parkers tip valets?

Do you tip a valet when you have a monthly parking space? In Chicago, if that matters. [more inside]
posted by slmorri on Nov 19, 2012 - 5 answers

Can I get a tip on tipping?

We frequent a wine bar that features a self-service Enomatic machine. You load up a debit card and then serve yourself. My wife usually drinks wine and I normally order beers. A $50 bill may represent $40 charged up on the card, with only 2 beers actually brought out to me by a waiter. I've been tipping based on the value of what we actually consumed, so I'm doing the math on what my wife drank, even though it is all prepaid and self-serve. If I tip the full bill, the waiter that helps us the next time, when we may not need to add to the wine card, gets screwed. Waiters of Mefi, am I doing it right?
posted by COD on Sep 26, 2012 - 21 answers

Tipping and Take-Out

Should I tip when I get take-out (and if so, how much)? How does the process work at the restaurant? [more inside]
posted by J. Wilson on Mar 25, 2012 - 30 answers

How much should we tip a driver in Mexico?

How much to tip a driver in Mexico? Two of us are getting a transfer from the Cancun airport to a resort about an hour away. The fare, round trip, for both of us, is $140 ($70 each way). How much should I tip, for each segment (airport to resort and resort to airport)? [more inside]
posted by jayder on Dec 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Do we tip the babysitter?

Do we tip the babysitter? [more inside]
posted by banjo_and_the_pork on Jul 23, 2011 - 30 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

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

Tipping is not a city in China

Do you tip the person (from AAA or similar) when they come to jump start your car? [more inside]
posted by TravellingCari on Feb 4, 2010 - 28 answers

Do we tip the satellite installer?

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

Special treatment at a restaurant

If you know the chef and therefore get some special treatment, how do you respond? [more inside]
posted by dublin on May 7, 2009 - 13 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

Neurotic

Tip the salon owner? [more inside]
posted by cestmoi15 on Feb 7, 2009 - 14 answers

Do waiters and waitresses mind people writing for a long time in cafes?

Don't servers hate it when people camp in coffee houses and cafes for hours to write? [more inside]
posted by TheManChild2000 on Sep 23, 2008 - 35 answers

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