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Old 05-13-2015, 09:05 AM
 
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ok, but how do you suggest ordering online from a place like seamless and putting $0 for tip, but you intend to give the tip to them in person?
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:32 AM
 
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Putting in 0 for the tip. Tipping the delivery person in person.

Which part is confusing you?
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:40 AM
 
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Putting in 0 for the tip. Tipping the delivery person in person.

Which part is confusing you?
yea, i would trust the food I get after putting a $0 tip beforehand
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Riverdale, NY
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yea, i would trust the food I get after putting a $0 tip beforehand
You raise a good point. There is a place I order delivery from that seems to make sure that food is nice and hot when I put my tip in advance via credit card or I get other extra perks from time to time. I generally tip on a credit card. The delivery person can clearly see the tip on the receipt and quite frankly, I usually don't have change to tip in cash. If I have to tip in cash, then I give whatever I have, which may not be much since I don't carry much cash on me to begin with, but I tend to tip much more generously (usually 20% depending on the difficulty of the delivery) when I tip on a card.
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:05 AM
 
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yea, i would trust the food I get after putting a $0 tip beforehand
never ordered from seamless, etc..but is there a "notes" section on the online form? you can always type in "cash tip' plus, if you order regularly, the delivery guys will know you're a good tipper.

every person who works in the service industry keeps track of good tippers.
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Delray Beach
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I don't purchase TO, online or otherwise, but like OP I sense a trend of servers feeling so entitled they don't acknowledge a tip with a 'thank you' as often as in the past.

Since 'tip creep' has gotten on my nerves as well, I have responded by throttling back my tipping, which seemed to be getting out of hand, to %15-18%, only occasionally exceeding this.

It is NOT so much about saving money, but maintaining control over a practice that I feel has gotten out of hand.

PS this doesn't apply to small but server-intense breakfasts, where the tip on a small bill would warrant at least %20.
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Riverdale, NY
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I don't purchase TO, online or otherwise, but like OP I sense a trend of servers feeling so entitled they don't acknowledge a tip with a 'thank you' as often as in the past.

Since 'tip creep' has gotten on my nerves as well, I have responded by throttling back my tipping, which seemed to be getting out of hand, to %15-18%, only occasionally exceeding this.

It is NOT so much about saving money, but maintaining control over a practice that I feel has gotten out of hand.

PS this doesn't apply to small but server-intense breakfasts, where the tip on a small bill would warrant at least %20.
I still believe in tipping the old way, based on merit. I am not tipping if my delivery is an hour plus late, but some guys feel that they're entitled to a tip regardless, which is just not the case.
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:19 PM
 
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You raise a good point. There is a place I order delivery from that seems to make sure that food is nice and hot when I put my tip in advance via credit card or I get other extra perks from time to time. I generally tip on a credit card. The delivery person can clearly see the tip on the receipt and quite frankly, I usually don't have change to tip in cash. If I have to tip in cash, then I give whatever I have, which may not be much since I don't carry much cash on me to begin with, but I tend to tip much more generously (usually 20% depending on the difficulty of the delivery) when I tip on a card.
This. I'm part of the "don't carry a lot of cash" generation and tip on my card. For Seamless and the like, the tip amount is clearly listed on the receipt. In fact, the reason I like services like Seamless is because it *is* seamless- my card is already synched to the app and I can order, pay, and tip easily. Having to find cash for a tip defeats the purpose of making it easy!

Also, on the whole tipping thing, although I always do it for food (delivery and servers) my BF pointed out the lunacy that patrons are basically forced to pay the wages of delivery/servers instead of having their employers pay them a suitable (or most likely at least minimum) wage.
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Flushing, NY
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Tips don't often reach employees, which is why a lot of people give cash in-person.

In NYS, and a lot of other states, it is illegal for management to dip into tips:
http://www.labor.state.ny.us/formsdo...204.PDF#page=1
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Old 05-13-2015, 04:40 PM
 
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If you are tipping online, maybe they don't even know.

You tip 22% for delivery? That seems nuts to me.
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