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Old 06-13-2014, 05:32 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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It varies per situation... whether or no I'm working, if I'm still within my outside food budget, social calls, using up coupons/taking advantage of other discounts, but given all variables equal, I found myself eating out much less (gradually) ever since the new tipping norm went from 15% to 20%. Anybody else find themselves doing the same thing?

Some people say to eat out as much as I did and to just tip at/around 15% then, as if you eat out less, that's still less tip they're getting in the end. However, I'd rather do it the other way... go out less and tip at the new 20% instead. I figured those it affects would appreciate this more. I know an "old timer" who still remembers when a 10% was the norm and he had a similar reaction as I did.

 
Old 06-13-2014, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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It hasn't affected my eating out and I still tip between 10 and 20% depending on the service.

I didn't know that tipping had increased to 20%.
 
Old 06-13-2014, 05:44 PM
 
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It varies per situation... whether or no I'm working, if I'm still within my outside food budget, social calls, using up coupons/taking advantage of other discounts, but given all variables equal, I found myself eating out much less (gradually) ever since the new tipping norm went from 15% to 20%. Anybody else find themselves doing the same thing?
The difference is less than $3 on a $50 bill. No, if I'm short enough on money to sweat that, I don't eat out in the first place.
 
Old 06-13-2014, 05:50 PM
 
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No, I've tipped 20% all of my adult life (about 20 years) anyways.
 
Old 06-13-2014, 05:55 PM
 
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No, I've tipped 20% all of my adult life (about 20 years) anyways.
The math is easier to do in your head, anyhow.
 
Old 06-13-2014, 05:57 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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The tipping norm did not change for me, so no, my dining out habits have not changed.
 
Old 06-13-2014, 06:02 PM
 
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I tip based on performance, not a chart.
 
Old 06-13-2014, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Manayunk
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The difference is less than $3 on a $50 bill. No, if I'm short enough on money to sweat that, I don't eat out in the first place.
seriously. If you're sweating a 5 cent on the dollar change, then you shouldn't be eating out. I always tip 20%+ unless it was horrible (only happened twice). If the 20% adds up to 13.57 then I will just make it 15, etc.
 
Old 06-13-2014, 06:24 PM
 
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I didn't know it increased to 20%. I tip based on service and most of the time it's around 20% give or take, but I am not obligated to tip - especially living in a state where servers make a base minimum wage.
 
Old 06-13-2014, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Manayunk
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I didn't know it increased to 20%. I tip based on service and most of the time it's around 20% give or take, but I am not obligated to tip - especially living in a state where servers make a base minimum wage.
What state is that? I know when I worked as a server I got $25 a shift. Period. That isn't something you can live off of.
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