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Old 02-25-2009, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Scranton, Pa
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I this something that is expected? Do they make waitress wage, is that why we should tip? My dh and I argue this point everytime, he gives a tip, I don't. I see as a mickeyd, burger king etc...we don't tip them. What are opinions?
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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The only time I go to either is when I am picking up a larger order for work. I've never even thought about leaving a tip since I didn't get 'served'.....I just picked up at the counter. I thought that was what determined a tip or not.....but I could be wrong.
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Western Mass
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My niece works at Dunkin Donuts. They don't make a waitress wage and even though there is a tip cut, none of the money is given to the workers.
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Scranton, Pa
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My niece works at Dunkin Donuts. They don't make a waitress wage and even though there is a tip cut, none of the money is given to the workers.


Really??? Then who gets the tips? The manager, that's not right as they probally make more money then the help...I just don't see why you would tip anyway, as GloryB said, I either go through the drive thru or couter, they do not serve me while seated, so why tip?
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Old 02-25-2009, 03:54 PM
 
Location: York, PA
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As mentioned above, if I get a large order or if I have a special drink made, I will leave a tip.
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Old 02-25-2009, 04:46 PM
 
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No I absolutely do not tip at Starbucks which I go to twice a day...I see zero reason to tip. What are we getting to now if everywhere we go we feel like a tip is required. Just my personal opinion...now at restaurants and all the normal places, I am a good tipper but No to coffee shops.
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Old 02-25-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Scranton, Pa
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No I absolutely do not tip at Starbucks which I go to twice a day...I see zero reason to tip. What are we getting to now if everywhere we go we feel like a tip is required. Just my personal opinion...now at restaurants and all the normal places, I am a good tipper but No to coffee shops.

I agree, I always tip at restaurants for good service. I just don't see the point at dd/sb coffee shops.
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Old 02-26-2009, 01:41 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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HELL NO!! I refuse to drop so much as a penny into those tip cups at DD and Starbucks. hell, the part timers at Starbucks likely make more money and have better benefits than me! they don't make restaurant wages, many of them make over minimum wage, so I see no need to tip them for taking me order. if I ask for a special drink (doesn't happen often since I'm pretty low maintenance), they shouldn't expect a tip for not screwing up my order since not screwing up my order is their JOB! I've worked retail jobs where I've had to do a lot more work than the average coffee shop worker (ie, haul out groceries to people's cars, lug around bags of dog food/cat litter/large electronics, help handicap customers shop, etc) and very, very, very rarely got tipped, nor expected to
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Old 02-26-2009, 02:31 AM
 
Location: St. Augustine
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I tip well when tipping is proper---waiters, taxi drivers, pizza deliverers and such. But I don't tip counter help, only a sap would.

And putting that cup out there is unseemly, it's begging.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:44 AM
 
Location: NE PA
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No...someone working a counter and a register is not serving a table and refilling my drinks, etc. I never put money in tip jars, and employers should outlaw them. Nobody tips cashiers in grocery stores or deli/meat cutters, and they probably do more work than someone pouring a coffee at Dunkin Donuts.
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