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Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30923 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting Angel [Mariah's Mommy]:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kristen Parris:</b>" The way I read the OP it said if you ... [snip!] ... it's a service. You almost always tip when you recieve a service... Hair, nails, food, pet grooming, shoe shining, tattoos, etc"


Yep. I always tip those type people. Hell, I tip the delivery guys when I order new furniture or big items that are delivered.



Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oceanside, CA, United States 112676 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting Destinite:" Yep. I always tip those type people. Hell, I tip the delivery guys when I order new furniture or big items that are delivered. "


I do too

Sonia Blade† 3 kids; Rochester, New York 16501 posts
13th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kristen Parris:</b>" The way I read the OP it said if you are not going to tip period stay home or whatever and I said ... [snip!] ... I said I had never not tipped before. I have never tipped a hair stylist or nail lady.. do they get minimum wage too?"</blockquote>




I tip my hair stylist the extra $5 that she deducts from doing my hair. I know she does it to be nice but I still tell her to keep the whole $40. Sometimes I give her extra as well.

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
13th Mar '13

I thought standard was 18%? Now I just read 15%? I usually tip 25-30% for a normal meal on an average bill.

Angel [Mariah's Mommy] 1 child; Indianapolis, Indiana 18064 posts
13th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Destinite:</b>" Yep. I always tip those type people. Hell, I tip the delivery guys when I order new furniture or big items that are delivered. "</blockquote>



I do too. About the only person I don't tip are mechanics

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
13th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting [Doe Eyed Dirty Lurker]:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:</b>" BK is a bit different than a restaurant. ... [snip!] ... minimum wage. I also worked at cracker barrel and made 2.13 an hour...I know that fast food is different than a restaurant."</blockquote>




Lol I think we did.

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30923 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting Pusherman:" I thought standard was 18%? Now I just read 15%? I usually tip 25-30% for a normal meal on an average bill."


I always tip a mimium of 20% for all services mentioned. My hair cut is $65, so I tip $13.
We live in a small town and my DH knows everyone eveywhere. If someone he knows serves us we tend to tip 50% of our bill.

......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
13th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Pusherman:</b>" I thought standard was 18%? Now I just read 15%? I usually tip 25-30% for a normal meal on an average bill."</blockquote>




It is 18% now. You're right.
The minimum I leave is 18%. But in average I tip 25-30%.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting Sonia Blade
......... nowhere, NW, United States 25972 posts
13th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A❤T=P&W:</b>" I feel bad tipping my hair stylist that little."</blockquote>




I've only had someone else cut my hair once in the last 5 or so years. It was only an 8 dollar haircut and I left them a 7 dollar tip. I usually do my own hair but it's too long for me to trim myself now (like 3 inches from my butt).

Destinite TTC since May 2011; 1 child; 2 angel babies; Florida 30923 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting A❤T=P&W:" I would feel bad tipping my hair stylist that little."


Me too. Hell, I got a pedi when I was in Ft Lauderdale a week ago and they charged me only $25 (pedicures in my area are $45 min) and I tipped her $10.



624582 Neilton, Washington 9312 posts
13th Mar '13

Whenever I go out to eat I sit down with the thought that I will be leaving a tip. I've only not left a tip once and that was because I got bottom of the barrel service. Tipping goes both ways, if you give blatant shit service then you deserve to only get your shit pay, IMO.

user banned California 36390 posts
13th Mar '13

For me, the tip depends more on attitude than actual service. We have tipped well for shitty service with a great attitude but a rude server? Not acceptable.

Drunk Blair Waldorf 2 kids; Alpharetta, Georgia 19208 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting Forrest Bondurant &hearts:" For me, the tip depends more on attitude than actual service. We have tipped well for shitty service with a great attitude but a rude server? Not acceptable."


Then that server with the great attitude won't learn to be a better server.



For that, I don't think either of those situations deserved a great tip.



I've been a server for years and you have to have the total package or you're not providing people with the experience they came for. I don't care HOW friendly my server is if my drink sits empty for an hour or if she never comes back to check on my food and it's cold and my family is done with their meal before I can tell her that there's a giant ball of hair in it.




It definitely goes both ways. I don't feel that a shitty server should be tipped, or at least tipped well. I've been a sever so long that they at least get a dollar from me. But I definitely over tip if my server performed his/her job well.

user banned California 36390 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting Blair Waldorf (SuperKink):" Then that server with the great attitude won't learn to be a better server. For that, I don't think ... [snip!] ... a sever so long that they at least get a dollar from me. But I definitely over tip if my server performed his/her job well."


I guess I was referring more to things that are out of the server's control. Like we went to Red Robin once and the waitress was having a hell of a time getting our drinks from the bartender. I would consider that shitty service but she was great about everything else. A hair in my food I would think would be more likely a kitchen error than a waitress error. If she's not copping an attitude about fixing it, then I can easily overlook it. Everyone has bad days or struggles and not tipping because of it is wrong IMO.