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Old 11-10-2016, 12:32 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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I have only ever seen tips given at military commisaries and that is because they receive no other pay what so ever.
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Old 11-10-2016, 12:41 PM
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Location: Hudson Valley, NY
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I took my daughter to Ikea and we picked up a couple of things that were pretty heavy.


There was a guy running around the loading area, working his . . . off, helping people load their boxes for tips. I'm another really big guy you wouldn't think to ask if I needed help but in this case, I had a cast on my arm and lifting those boxes one handed was not going to be easy. My daughter pulled the car over and this guy loaded both boxes for me. Well worth a few $$ for a tip.
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Old 11-11-2016, 04:30 AM
 
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They always ask at Publix - who discourages tipping. Sometimes they ask at the smaller, individually owned grocery stores. Not an insult, consider it good customer service. Those employees, I would tip, unless it was the owner, or if there was anything posted discouraging tipping.
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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A supermarket employee asking if you need help to your car isn't insulting.

This is.

It's from my 80 something year old friend in Portland. It happened when she asked if the store had cable cord covers and if so where they were and the clerk replied;

"Yes, I can take you and show you where they are but you'll have to crawl on your hands and knees to see them."
I was stunned and said "what????"
His reply, "because it'd be fun to watch you do that."

Her words in the email she sent me. She was very upset and complained to the manager who told her he "Would take care of it." She wrote to corporate headquarters. Probably won't do much good but she at least felt she had done what she could to let his employers know how rude he was.
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