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Old 06-07-2012, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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I never tip for takeout. Tips are for waitstaff.
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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I tip for takeout and I also tip for buffets. I have two daughters who have worked as servers, so DH and I are really, really good tippers. When you order from takeout, someone has to take your order, put the order in, pick up the order when it is done and box the food for you, and then collect your money. It's not like they do nothing. The servers at some restaurants rotate working takeout, or sometimes the hostess has to seat people as well as do takeout.

We went out to eat a few weeks ago and was meeting our son there. He got delayed so we ended up sitting at the table for 30 minutes just waiting for him, before we ordered. We gave the waiter an extra tip, taking into consideration that we were taking up a table of his that could have had another party if we hadn't been sitting there waiting for our son. My older daughter commented on how considerate it was for us to think of that and leave him a bigger tip.

I just think if you can't afford to/aren't going to tip, you should eat at home.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:30 PM
 
Location: NJ
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When you order from takeout, someone has to take your order, put the order in, pick up the order when it is done and box the food for you, and then collect your money. It's not like they do nothing.
all workers theoretically do something. i assume the restaurant is paying them for working there.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:33 PM
 
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all workers theoretically do something. i assume the restaurant is paying them for working there.
They still depend on tips. As I said above, sometimes the waitstaff has to take turns doing carryout.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:36 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Never even crossed my mind. To me it would be the same as tipping at McDonalds and I'm not about to start doing that.
What he said
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:42 PM
 
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I don't tip if I do take-out. If I request a delivery then I will tip the delivery person between 10-15%.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:52 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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I usually do a dollar or two for their effort in boxing up everything and getting my condiments or whatever.
Same here. Often it IS a server who gets the order together and puts in the little extras, in between waiting tables. It's not like all these places have a designated take out person to take care of it.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: NJ
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They still depend on tips. As I said above, sometimes the waitstaff has to take turns doing carryout.
its an interesting concept. so the idea here is that you arent paying for what you are getting, you are paying to help out an employee who isnt being compensated by their employer for the additional work.
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Old 06-07-2012, 08:28 PM
 
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its an interesting concept. so the idea here is that you arent paying for what you are getting, you are paying to help out an employee who isnt being compensated by their employer for the additional work.
Except they are being compensated for the additional work. Handing over packaged food takes time -- time in which the employer is paying the employee for.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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Order is often taken by hostess. You arrive and give hostess your name who then looks for a waitress who picks it up in the kitchen. She then takes your money and returns the change in tip convienient denominations.

I am not going to tip someone for walking into the kitchen and handing me an order. Let management pay that person; they usually make enough to pay a person handing out take-out a decent hourly wage.
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