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Old 09-22-2013, 10:40 PM
 
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All the times I have picked up food I have never tipped. I have read in recent online articles that you should tip for a pick up order because the tips are split between everyone, including the cooks making your food in the back. This is what is so frustrating about tipping in America. The whole thing is frustrating to know end. If I have service and someone brings me something after I order it then I tip but I have a hard time justifying tipping for food I have picked up. I have never been a waiter so I don't know if the person at the counter is making less than minimum wage or more. I should ask my friend to clarify, she was a waitress for years.
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Old 09-23-2013, 01:00 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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I talked to my #1 son about this who has been a waiter for many years. Although he has never worked take out his opinion is that the people that work the pick up order job actually have a harder job than a waiter/waitress.

His reasoning is that the prepared food needs to be removes from the plates coming from the kitchen and boxed, then flatware, napkins and condiments need to be packaged. If something is missed after the customer gets home and has to come back, guess who catches heII.

The cooks where he has worked were never tipped as they were paid more than the wait staff.

On another tipping subject, I just read a article on "Should Airline Flight Attendants Be Tipped?"
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Old 09-24-2013, 10:40 PM
 
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If something is missed after the customer gets home and has to come back, guess who catches heII.
In a properly managed restaurant, the person who packaged the food (as in put it in boxes/bags) should get the fire.
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