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Old 09-25-2013, 10:53 PM
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When Rick moved here, he had NO idea that leaving tips for haircutters was a thing.

I tip waiters, haircutters, if my dogs needed professional grooming, I would tip for that as well. I tip Starbucks' workers. I would likely tip for petcare if I needed it, as well.

What things do you tip for?
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:02 PM
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Anyone in the physical service industry that works personally with me really.

Pet groomer, hair stylist, waitress, movers, hotel staff, manicurist, guy at the grocery store that walks bags to my car, baby sitter, dog sitter, nanny, valet parker, bartender, housekeepers/room keepers, doorman, mover

I don't usually tip baristas or food take-out orders beyond what change goes in the tip jar.

some tips I believe are more priority than others, Waitresses of course get number one tipping priority since their wages are about $2/hr so tipping is basically their wages. Waitresses are my one thing, if I can't afford to tip my waitress, I don't eat out. period. Otherwise your waitress is basically paying for your meal. Not cool.

Hair stylists/pet groomers/manicurist come soon there after.

everything else is kind of just by ear.. some get tipped once around holidays, some not every time etc..
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:10 PM
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Groomer, waiters, and pizza deliveries are the only things I can think of that I use that require tipping.
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Old 09-25-2013, 11:42 PM
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Dog groomers, waitresses/bartenders, any food delivery, hair cutter/stylist.

I would also tip doormen, valets, movers, dog walker, etc, but I don't ever use those services lol.

At a restaurant/coffee place (or when I'm picking up food to go) where they're not actually serving you while you're seated, I'll round up the total on a credit card or put the change in a tip jar.
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Essentially every one. I'm loose with the tips. Hell, if Fedex drivers wouldn't drop things at the barely visible side door and run without even ringing the bell I would tip them too. Hair stylist, baristas, servers, food delivery, the liquor store fellows, my tattoo artist, etc.
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:50 AM
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Hairdressers, waiters/waitresses, motel housekeepers - everytime. I hit the coffee shop with a few dollars once or twice a week. I can't think of anything else I use that requires tipping. My life is pretty 'self-service'. Hotel/motel housekeepers are a big one to me. I can't believe how many people I room with who don't know that their pay is tip based like wait staff. Plus I usually have dogs, and I want those places to love dog owners!
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Old 09-26-2013, 04:57 AM
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If somebody is providing me a service, they get tipped, basically.

Bartenders and waiters/waitresses get a guaranteed 20%, higher the better their service is. everybody else it would probably depend on their service, but those are really the only people i use, thinking about it. My life is fairly boring

Oh, I always throw my change in the jar at Starbucks.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:48 AM
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I agree with everything said-- if there is customer service being performed in any way, and it was good, they get a tip. Im always disgustingly nice to foodservice so if i get nasty attitude right off the bat, they clearly are bringing personal issues to the table and thats not my problem, and maybe they need to pick a different career. if I ever was to hire dogwalkers, petsitters, poopscoopers, they would get a tip too. i do not tip baristas, even though they are the most pushy about it as an industry, because they do MAYBE 15 seconds of work for me, and Im already paying $4 for the product i get. sloshing some milk into a canister and pushing 3 buttons does not warrant a tip *folds arms and glares*
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I....tip people who bring me food. (Delivery people, waiters, etc.)

Now I feel like I've been slighting people my whole life. LOL I guess I view it as that unless tips are factored into someone's wage...they're already being paid to do their job. So, unless they go above and beyond the call of duty...doubt I'll add to that wage.

For example, I would tip my dog groomer if I had a dog that I knew was not going to be the easiest dog to groom, or if it was super stinky and reeked of skunk. (Which would probably be the only times I'd pay someone to deal with my dogs, as I do all of my own grooming.) But I wouldn't tip my groomer if my dog was brilliant and was an easy cut.

Idk. I'm just poor and am a miser.
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Old 09-26-2013, 08:58 AM
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I agree with everything said-- if there is customer service being performed in any way, and it was good, they get a tip. Im always disgustingly nice to foodservice so if i get nasty attitude right off the bat, they clearly are bringing personal issues to the table and thats not my problem, and maybe they need to pick a different career. if I ever was to hire dogwalkers, petsitters, poopscoopers, they would get a tip too. i do not tip baristas, even though they are the most pushy about it as an industry, because they do MAYBE 15 seconds of work for me, and Im already paying $4 for the product i get. sloshing some milk into a canister and pushing 3 buttons does not warrant a tip *folds arms and glares*
They do more work than waitress. Waitresses don't MAKE the food. And if it was just sloshing some milk into a canister, you wouldn't be paying $4 for it. They have to deal with people like you all day long. People who order **** they have no knowledge about, can't pronounce and generally just mess up the order. If you can't say Caramel Macchiato, that's fine. ASK. But don't order it and ask for more caramel syrup pumps.

I tip if I get food ordered to my door or if we go to a sit down restaurant. Or Sonic, which is a park fast food place, so they come out to your car. I'll also tip for hair cuts. A lot of places I would tip but they're not allowed to accept tips so thank you's will just have to do.
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