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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

Is it even possible to influence tipping behavior?

How, if at all possible, does one increase the amount of tips received as a salon assistant? [more inside]
posted by sequential on Mar 10, 2006 - 42 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

Take-Out Tipping

Is it mandatory to tip for takeout and, if so, how much? [more inside]
posted by orangeshoe on Jan 16, 2006 - 43 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

Apartment Building Holiday Tipping

Holiday Tipping Filter: I'm a few days late to the game on this, but I'm also not Christian, so I can use that as an excuse -- my roommate and I moved into our building 2 months ago and are trying to figure out how much we should tip our building manager and maintenance guy, both of whom are super nice and have gone out of their way to help us out on stuff. I say $50 each, she says $20. What do you mefites think? I'm especially curious about the building manager b/c I've never had one before.
posted by echo0720 on Dec 28, 2005 - 20 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

How much to tip at spa?

Spa tipping? We're staying at a spa soon for our honeymoon, and have paid for a package that includes several spa treatments. [more inside]
posted by tr33hggr on Sep 1, 2005 - 8 answers

Should I tip the delivery guy?

Tipping Filter: Yes, another tipping question. Tomorrow, I am having furniture delivered from a large company. Do I tip the delivery guy? If so, how much? [more inside]
posted by picklebird on Jul 14, 2005 - 13 answers

to tip or not to tip

Take-out orders: do you tip, and if so, how much? [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on Jul 13, 2005 - 39 answers

Tipping with cash vs credit?

From the perspective of the waiter/waitress, is it better for me to tip via cash on the table vs. a number written on the credit card transaction? Do they end up getting less when tipped via credit card, due to restaurateur shenanigans or tax reporting or other? Cash often isn't an option because of time constraints (need to make change) or just laziness.
posted by intermod on Jul 3, 2005 - 36 answers

got junk?

Have you used 1-800-got-junk, or a similar trash pick-up service? Did you tip? [more inside]
posted by peep on Jun 20, 2005 - 7 answers

tip? (nyc) taxi vs. car (hyphens)

NYC: How much, if any, are you supposed to tip car-service drivers? [more inside]
posted by nobody on May 17, 2005 - 7 answers

Tipping and Bad Service

TipFilter: Some friends and I were on the receiving end of some bad service last night, so we didn't tip. The waitress followed us out and made a scene. I'm looking for advice on how to handle tipping in these rare situations and what to do now. [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by jaysus chris on Feb 2, 2005 - 85 answers

Do you tip your building's super during the holiday season?

Do you tip your building's super during the holiday season? Your postman? How much. I'm interested in practical advice on the local customs in Toronto, but stories from around the world (Hamilton, Scarbrough, Oakville, etc) invited too.
posted by Capn on Dec 22, 2004 - 7 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

Get Me The Usual

How does one gain "regular" status, with all the duties and privileges associated, at a bar quickly? [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Dec 9, 2004 - 42 answers

Proper tip for a massage?

My wife recieved a gift-certificate for a massage as a baby shower present. I've searched google and found that it's common practice to tip your massage therapist, but how about in this situation? Should we assume the tip is included in the gift-certificate?
posted by TuxHeDoh on Nov 12, 2004 - 5 answers

How much should I tip movers?

How much should I tip movers? [more inside]
posted by faustessa on Oct 13, 2004 - 12 answers

Tipping the Owner

Ok, how about tipping when you're being served by the owner of the joint? [MI] [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Oct 11, 2004 - 14 answers

How much do I tip when I've already been charged a service fee?

Now that I know whether to tip for carry-out and whether to tip the delivery guy, all I need to know is how much to tip when you're out with a party of 8 or more, and the restaurant has already charged you 15%. [MI] [more inside]
posted by spacewrench on Oct 10, 2004 - 11 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

Tipping Sushi Chefs

I've been reading more about sushi after the discussion on Japanese dining and I came across mention of tipping the sushi chef. Do you tip your sushi chef separately, especially if he's not the owner, do you buy him a drink? And where are you?
posted by lobakgo on Sep 8, 2004 - 12 answers

How much to tip for a puppy trim?

Tipfilter: I got a puppy about a month ago and am taking him to get trimmed at one of the larger pet supply chains. What is the general consensus on tipping for something like this?
posted by bucko on Sep 5, 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

Should I tip a self-employed masseuse?

I'm about to get a massage from a friend who runs her own one-employee (herself) massage business. When I pay her fee (which all goes to her), should I add a tip too? I never know how much of tipping is about "here's something for YOU since the bulk goes to management" (not true in this case), and how much is about, "I know you SAID the price is $50, but you should get a little extra because you did such a good job." [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on May 25, 2004 - 12 answers

Tips about tipping? (Particularly in a hair salon.)

Who do you tip in a hair salon? I know that in normal salons, you tip the person providing the service. But, I go to a place where the owner does my hair, am I supposed to tip her as well? Seems to me that I've heard that you don't tip the owners. And how much are you supposed to tip?
posted by Juicylicious on Apr 18, 2004 - 23 answers

How do coffee-shop tips get distributed?

Coffee shop tip jars. Do employees actually see that money or is it just dumped in the till at the end of the night? (expecting a variety of answers)
posted by alan on Mar 3, 2004 - 6 answers

What's the current thinking on "Holiday Tipping"? Who do you think should be tipped and how much?

In my copy of yesterday's Sunday newspaper, I got the paper delivery person's holiday card, conveniently listing their home address. My question: What's the current thinking on "Holiday Tipping"? Who do you think should be tipped and how much? [more inside]
posted by jca on Dec 15, 2003 - 21 answers

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