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