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Old Yesterday, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Originally Posted by Ulysses61 View Post
Exactly. I can't imagine going out to dinner and stiffing your servers. That's just pathetically cheap. Don't go out if you can't tip!
It is very rare that I don't tip, but it does happen.

I stopped in at Buffalo Wild Wings with my girlfriend on the 4th for a late lunch. The waitress didn't even introduce herself - just a brusque "what do you want to drink?" Slow doesn't even begin to describe it. A side of fries was cold. No refills unless we mentioned it.

She took the cost of a drink off and I gave her exactly the price of the drink as a tip. Had she not done that, there would have been no tip at all.

 
Old Yesterday, 03:20 PM
 
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If being retired means you are going to stop tipping people who normally expect tips, then you should also turn down "senior" discounts (and not ask for any).

I mean, why should businesses give you free or reduced-price stuff, just because you decided to get old and retire.
 
Old Yesterday, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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Originally Posted by eureka1 View Post
I you can't afford to tip, you can't afford to go out. Stay home with your money.
You said like a *********! telling me how to spend my money. No thanks

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Old Yesterday, 03:30 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Enough trolling.
 
Old Yesterday, 03:31 PM
 
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You said like a democrat, telling me how to spend my money. No thanks
I donít think we need another political discussion here
 
Old Yesterday, 03:33 PM
 
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You have to admit the move to politics fits the poster.
 
Old Yesterday, 03:36 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Originally Posted by fluffythewondercat View Post
Here goes another contentious tip thread, in which participants bash each other amid accusations of "Cheapskate!" and nothing is ever settled.
Oh Lawd...not ANOTHER self-serving tip thread!!!!!!! Retired has nothing to do with it.

Let's end it now.

I'll start.

Last edited by Parnassia; Yesterday at 04:02 PM..
 
Old Yesterday, 03:39 PM
 
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I never understand why people post their personal feelings about tipping and expect others to agree with them on either side ....do as you like , it really does not warrant a discussion
 
Old Yesterday, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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I never understand why people post their personal feelings about tipping and expect others to agree with them on either side ....do as you like , it really does not warrant a discussion
This is a discussion forum. I'm interested in other people's opinions, even if they differ from my own.
 
Old Yesterday, 04:02 PM
 
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Does anybody else find this non stop begging for tips out of control? I live in California. The least an employee can be paid is the state minimum wage of $12 an hour.

On January 1, 2020 it goes up to $13 an hour. Yet every where I go there's a tip jar. I begrudgingly tip waitresses 15%, but that's it. It's not rocket science.

I refuse to tip anybody else. If you don't like your job, get a different one. If you don't like your wages, talk to your employer, not me. If you made a bad career choice, I'm sorry.

I work retail, I solve problems for customers all day long and wait on tons of people. I never expect a tip. I have had people try to hand me money, and I thank them and politely refuse.

I tip for certain things, like eating at a restaurant, getting my hair cut, and maybe a couple of things I can't think of right now. But I do not tip when I order something across a counter, or at a drive thru. I think employers who are letting that happen are cheapening their image.
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