Do you tip your Uber driver?

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Apr 5 411 Comments

Curious to see how many people actually tip and how much.

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  • Flexport tkhost
    No! Please don’t encourage the game theoretic social cancer that is tipping on Uber. If you’re going to tip, take it to Lyft!
    Apr 523
    • Epic bReH16
      Tipping is good if there is a culture of tipping or if not, tip if you really feel like someone deserves it. The main reason for this is because the person's income may or may not be significantly dependent on the tips.
      Apr 6
    • Apple 867530nine
      Lol. Tips are shared with the whole staff genius!!
      Apr 6
    • Facebook eEkV05
      >>So you would rather the company charge you more rather than less because you’re too much of a Scrooge to pony up a tip?

      I end up paying the same so what's the difference? I would rather companies pay a decent reliable wage.
      Apr 6
    • Facebook eEkV05
      The minimum tip expectation also does away with the whole reward for good service argument. 0% for okay service and 20% for great service is more of a difference than 15% for okay service and 20-25% for great service.
      Apr 6
    • Apple 867530nine
      >> I end up paying the same so what's the difference? I would rather companies pay a decent reliable wage.

      But they don’t. So by your logic, you should tip until the tip option disappears like it has a few select restaurants.
      Apr 6
    • Facebook eEkV05
      They chose to not, and you enable them my supporting the tipping system.

      Literally the rest of the world has it figured out.
      Apr 6
    • I am against the culture of tipping, but I still tip anyway because I know service workers are underpaid and I know Uber drivers aren't paid for driving from their current location to your pickup location, so I tip based on the time/distance they had to drive. Then I apply a modifier based on their level of service.
      Apr 6
    • Apple 867530nine
      So you want them to change the tipping culture by charging you more but you refuse to tip. Explain to me how this encourages them to change the tipping culture? You act like you are principled by wanting workers to be paid fairly but you want no part of voluntary tipping to make sure they’re paid fairly.

      That’s hypocritical. You’re just being cheap. End of story. The rest of the world figured this out through government regulation. You think that’s going to actually happen here? Just what country do you think you’re living in?

      If you’re consistent, you’d tip until a time when the tipping culture changes. Otherwise you’re just talking big and being cheap.
      Apr 6
    • Apple who are you talking to?
      Apr 6
    • Apple 867530nine
      Responding to FB.
      Apr 6
  • New /t
    Umm not tipping is assholish... most blinders make ridiculous TC and cheaping out on 5-10 bucks is just stupid
    Apr 521
    • It has been proven so many times that good service doesn't make people tip more. People tip because of social political correctness and habit.
      Apr 6
    • New / Eng
      sde4life

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      Thank you for this. Tipping is pretty messed up but stiffing someone trying to make an honest living is even worse. Especially if you’re in upper middle class like most blinders.
      Apr 6
    • The tipping culture in US is insane. The barber (who actually owns the barbershop) expects a tip. Dude, you are the f...ing owner :)). A guy, spends 1min making a latte, expects a $1-2 tip. What?
      I was in France a while ago, ate at a restaurant, tried giving a tip the waiter looked at me like I was mad. He was like "Sir, I don't need a tip, I'm paid well".
      Apr 6
    • New / Eng
      kr580

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      kr580more
      tipping allows Uber and Lyft to undermine each other by driving rates into the ground while useful idiots make it up for drivers by tipping. I'm not even sure about ”useful”.
      Apr 6
    • Cannot believe the amount of people that got brainwashed about tipping. Let me repeat: you tipping allows the employer to pay the employee less. You are doing a disfavor in the long term to the employee
      Apr 6
    • Genentech ProsAndCon
      Tipping encourages all kinds of discrimination. It is well known certain races and genders get more tips than others. How is that fair?
      Apr 6
    • OMG, racism AGAIN. Just stop. Maybe those "certain races and genders" should stop giving rides to liberals. Seems liberals are great at distributing everybody's money but their own.
      Apr 6
    • Google BS(ss
      I dont see any logic in this: i can make decent money, so i should tip. Why the fuck those millionaires dont tip me for my hard work to make life better.
      Apr 6
    • There is a reason why they are millionaires
      Apr 7
    • Daimler ForkBomb
      Totally agree, it's basically like saying just because you're rich you should be pay for my food LOL
      I am European and I hate the tipping culture and the tax being added later. WTF is this nonsense? The tax is predictable and mandatory, just include it in the prices right away. If you do a good job and are nice to me, I'll tip you. If you don't even bother asking to help with my luggage and speak on the phone the whole time, where's the service to be incentivized with my tip? Exactly.
      Apr 7
  • American Express D.BCooper
    Whats wrong with tipping?
    Apr 511
    • Compass / Eng
      FUPayMe

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      FUPayMemore
      No one should be encouraged to tip. You want to leave one then do it. If not don’t. Tipping ideally should be illegal.
      Apr 5
    • Amazon xehanort
      tipping ideally should be illegal and workers paid a decent wage but that isn’t the reality and you’re an asshole if you don’t tip your servers, for example. why is it different with lyft drivers?
      Apr 6
    • Google / Other
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      Do a Google search on "tipping evil" and read up on why it's shitty for consumers and workers
      Apr 6
    • Microsoft bKFl33
      Sooo, Microsoft employees are largely underpaid. Getting on par with Google isn't the reality, so should we build tipping into our products then? When booting Windows show a photo of Joe, text blurb with his story and encourage to tip. Options are: $10, $20 and $50. "no tip" option is in tiny miniscule font same color as background in the opposite corner of the screen
      Apr 6
    • Amazon / Product
      I'm done

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      I'm donemore
      +1 for outlawing tipping. It is only in favor of bad people.
      Apr 6
    • And why should we take seriously anyone that works at Google? A bunch of butthurt little communist snowflakes.
      Apr 6
    • Twitch / ProductCP0
      🍿
      Apr 6
    • Uber / R&Djidao
      Nothing wrong is there is a good reason to tip, meaning the driver did something that they were not expected to do.
      However mandatory tipping as in the food industry is ridiculous
      Apr 6
    • Twitch / ProductCP0
      There is actually no mandatory tipping. For restaurants that auto include the tip, you can write the same amount but negative as tip, and just pay the actual price. Not that I'm recommending it.
      Apr 6
    • Uber / R&Djidao
      I meant culturally mandatory, if we expect me to tip no matter what, then just add it to the price
      Apr 6
  • Yahoo jackson
    Considering how much money most people on here are making, the fact that most of you don’t tip is fucking disgusting. I don’t care if it’s Uber. It’s a sign of poor character, if I ever saw one.
    Apr 624
    • Oracle / OtheruYXP00
      High proportion of indians on blind, poll results biased
      Apr 6
    • Unity frdiemrcry
      Sounds like someone drives for uber. Even if not, tipping is voluntary and should not be mandatory. If any service worker feels less than satisfied with pay, the blame cannot go to the customers but to the employers. I love the european culture of tipping with no added pressure. Asian countries don't tip. I think US system is pretty terrible since business owners have gamed the system to exploit employees with less pay and point the finger at their patrons for creating the unfairness.
      Apr 6
    • Oracle / OtheruYXP00
      Have you been to all of asia? Some countries do and some dont.
      Apr 6
    • OceanX Offermore
      Ironically, more money does not make people more generous.

      Money just reveals who someone really is, money just makes someone more of a what they already are.

      If someone is greedy, more money makes them more greedy and if someone is generous, more money makes them more generous.
      Apr 6
    • Nielsen nqED75
      @Cohesity came for the money, not the shitty life
      Apr 6
    • OceanX Offermore
      @Cohesity
      I do encourage tipping, but just something on a side note.
      “The culture here”
      Just that you know the culture here is just a mixture of cultures everyone brought with them from their countries.
      Apr 6
    • Snapchat AmitGay
      It’s a shitty culture
      Apr 6
    • Zillow Group ayyyyyLma0
      I'd also like to point out that tipping is the norm in India
      Apr 6
    • Cisco SadBuTrue
      AmitGay I know tipping for every and anything is a shitty culture but tipping is ingrained in this culture. If you are in the US, respect the culture. Just like if you are in Europe or Asia, I’d expect you to respect its culture.
      Apr 7
    • Cohesity xlTz07
      Oh you people with shitty life and calling shitty culture need to get your shit together and sort out your life instead of bashing the country which provides you bread and butter. @Oceanx Surely the culture is mixed but that is the US Culture and so is tipping. I find people hypocritical when they left their roots for whatever reasons and trying to change here.
      Apr 7
  • Oracle TKvy28
    People on this site that don't tip are the lowest form of society. These people make a fraction of what you pitiful pricks make
    Apr 618
    • Juniper jnpr2000
      So you mean to say Jeff Bezos should tip his employees daily for working in Amazon in addition to their salaries just because they are making a pitiful fraction of what he is making?
      Apr 6
    • Facebook
      Hhhl

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      Hhhlmore
      Do you typically tip the cook or ticket takers? No, so why bring that up as a strawman?
      Apr 6
    • Salesforce VKwg47
      I hope Hhhl tips the cafeteria workers at Facebook. Don't be an asshole!
      Apr 6
    • 8x8 / Enggarbledtxt
      Damn!! You should be me my manager and tip me for every task I complete!
      Apr 6
    • Juniper jnpr2000
      ^this.
      Apr 6
    • Uber / R&Djidao
      Tips was not part of Uber, drivers were supposed to be paid enough without tips and I don't want that to change.
      If you want to tip, then do it in cash to hide it from Uber and Lyft and not let them use that as an excuse to pay them less
      Apr 6
    • New zfGE82
      When Uber first came out they paid a higher percentage to the driver. Over time they’ve cut and cut the driver’s rates. Not saying the drivers have to drive if they don’t like the rates, but Uber has also added the ability to tip as a way for drivers who go the “extra mile” to be rewarded by their riders.

      Personally if the driver keeps a good conversation going (assuming I want to talk) and they help me with bags etc, they get good ratings and a tip. If they drive like a madman, don’t say a word, and don’t help with bags... not so much.
      Apr 6
    • Cooks usually get a percentage of the waiters tips.
      Apr 6
    • this discussion is best articulated in the opening scene of the movie Reservoir dogs. some solid arguments made in favor of not tipping. now that was in the restaurant industry where theres an understanding that because of cultural norms the meal price would be subsidized and hence the customer should pay tips. most restaurants are not required to pay minimum wage to servers since tips are supposed to cover the gap between their pay and the minimum wage.

      in case of uber, by agreeing to pay tips what you as a consumer would be doing is creating a culture of covering the billions of dollar of losses that these companies make. the algorithm that runs the pricing at uber would slowly buy surely pay the driver less ( from uber ) if uber deemed that they make a healthy buck from the tips.

      not to mention uber is going to use the tips you pay towards reporting their gross revenue ( increasing their market cap), which is also unfair. when you leave cash at the table at a restaurant for the waiter, that does not go towards the market cap of the restaurant.

      my 2 cents.
      Apr 6
    • my personal opinion on tipping : in order to expect a tip the service in any industry whatsoever needs to be above and beyond !!

      how many of you get your bonuses at work for just showing up and doing your job?? that's what the base salary is for.
      Apr 6
  • Facebook / Engovrenginr
    My driver did not pick up another Uber Pool passenger because he knew I was on the way to an on-site interview. I gave him a fat tip after the ride.
    Apr 69
    • Microsoft buymu
      The other person could have been going for an interview
      Apr 6
    • Cisco wMIB62
      That’s violating the law of Uber
      Apr 6
    • Microsoft / EngmXFA80
      Why would you do uber pool on the way to an interview sir
      Apr 6
    • Facebook / Engovrenginr
      Yeah bad decision by me. Thankfully I made it on time and got the offer!
      Apr 6
    • Salesforce VKwg47
      Tries to save $3 on an Uber ride to interview and gets job... I hope you do well at Amazon!
      Apr 6
    • OceanX Offermore
      Most of the companies just give a $50 visa gift card if you go for an on-site interview in the same location and $100 if you go in a different location, just to cover the incidental stuff like gas, food and taxi.

      So this person might be trying to save from that.
      I am not saying that it is a bad thing, I don’t judge, it’s up-to the individual how they choose to spend their money.
      Apr 6
    • Facebook thatlalala
      You are silly going for an interview in an Uber pool. Don't you get to expense rides?
      Apr 6
    • New BkpK33
      He saves dollar 3 by opting for Uber pool rather than Uber x.
      Then he paid a fat tip (of course much higher than $3 he saved earlier)

      Later in the day Facebook/Interviewer evaluated his logical thinking and offered him a job.

      Wow.. yes Wow
      Apr 6
    • Apple hakunanaMa
      BkpK33 - Leetcode doesn’t have logical reasoning section
      Apr 6
  • Google Pazzi
    This (t)ripping culture is ridiculous. All companies that employ full-time or near full-time contractors should compensate well or give some stock for every month of service. Making consumers feel guilty to tip is a bad business model.
    Apr 51
    • Uber / R&Djidao
      I agree, but from my time at Google I can tell you contractor are not treated the best either unfortunately. Anyway agree, Uber (and Lyft) should pay the driver enough without relying on riders' tips
      Apr 6
  • Coupa / Cust. Srv.a3j38ndj
    You guys make me sick. I guess most of you have never had to work in a customer service or retail environment. Spend some time in their shoes and you would realize how much of a difference a few extra bucks can make when you are dealing with entitled idiocy all day.

    I've worked retail and food service, I will never tip less than 15% unless they treat me horribly.
    Apr 613
    • Amazon amaman
      You guys are just fuckin accustomed to this tippin culture and you never even thought about why it even started and if it should continue. Rethink about it. Thats how you advance. Don’t just embrace the past because you’ve been living it that way.

      You know when you stop growing? You stop growing when you don’t get out of your comfort zone snd think about something out side a box. You always try to do this at work but why wont you face it in your reality? Seriously, just think about it. If you’re just doing it because you were told to when you were born and raised in the us, it may need to be re-evaluated. Cant you think on your own? Jeez man

      Some us restaurants are also starting to adopt no tipping policy and instead slightly increase prices in general to provide competitive payroll for servers. Think about why they would do that? Open your eyes
      Apr 7
    • Microsoft / Sales
      FUPM

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      FUPMmore
      It's not customer service tipping in this country is for food service mostly, and I put myself through college that way, I was making over 70k a year with a 2.15 base hourly wage. I worked hard learned and got jobs at high end restaurants and worked even harder.
      Apr 7
    • Salesforce / MgmtGQch66
      The way I look at it is that I'm pulling 4,5, or 6 bills a year and the driver isn't exactly getting rich in this job, so why the heck not?
      Apr 7
    • Visa CHILLTF
      Complain to the company or employer who is paying less than minimum wage!! Not to customers
      Apr 7
    • Microsoft / Sales
      FUPM

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      FUPMmore
      Uber drivers are business owners who chose this activity, I am not responsible for having bad judgment.
      Apr 7
    • Uber hallo45
      If you didn’t work a job with tips, your salty about tips. If you did, then you love tips.

      It’s like union vs non union worker 😂
      Apr 7
    • Google quix
      I am an immigrant. I have never had a customer facing job. I always tip 20% by default, even if the service was indifferent. Someone would need to be outright rude and offensive for me not to tip.

      Please don't prejudge people or generalize.
      Apr 7
    • Evernote ji32k7au4
      I still tip waiters and waitresses. I just don’t always think it’s worth tipping an uber driver. What customer service are they bringing me? If they make me feel comfortable I’m more than willing to tip but don’t feel entitled that you deserve it because you go through shit.

      Waiters and waitresses deal with customers and they can’t do much about it since it’s their job and not their restaurant. I had a lyft driver kick me out cuz he thought I might vomit in his car.
      Apr 7
    • Uber hallo45
      Let me detail more, worked a customer facing shit job without tips, like retail
      Apr 7
    • Microsoft / Sales
      FUPM

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      FUPMmore
      Retail pays minimum wage or sometimes more, retail has no expectation of tips. I always thought Uner was marketed as a self contained service, cashless and tipless.
      Apr 8
  • You guys need to tip... some of these folks have full families to support... especially you 6 digit earners... just in case karma gets you guys
    Apr 610
    • Amazon SmileZ
      Phew I earn $99,999...dodged that one!
      Apr 6
    • Akamai Technologies / Eng
      hbTz42

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      Been working my ass off for media streaming.. I hope some one tips me after seeing an event like Superbowl or Olympics or news..
      Apr 6
    • Google BS(ss
      Isnt the tax for this, for support poor people.
      Apr 6
    • Clover Health / Engdoenfh
      The American wage disparity multiplied by the attitudes here should tell you "karma" is bogus.
      Apr 6
    • Oracle / QA
      BB29

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      BB29more
      No one needs to tip. Companies need to pay living wages.
      Apr 7
    • Airbnb w. illink
      Don't tip, if drivers aren't getting paid enough they should go elsewhere, Uber would be forced to pay more to attract drivers. There is no reason we should let the company bully us/the drivers into a tipping culture again. Pay them what they're worth.
      Apr 7
    • ^ that's the whole point of market place
      Apr 7
    • Amazon cakes
      uber should tip them, companies earn more than me I guess, I paid for the service that’s it.
      Apr 7
    • Deloitte
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      patriot718more
      I do tip, and believe you should, but what on Earth leads you to believe that it’s our problem people chose to raise families on an Uber driver paycheck? No one forced them to have kids. If they couldn’t afford it, they should use condoms.
      Apr 7
    • Salesforce / Eng
      SlimJim

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      SlimJimmore
      Uber and lyft shouldn’t skimp them on the wages and put the burden on the customer.
      Apr 7
  • IBM / EngLeetcode
    When Uber and Lyft came out, tipping was discouraged and purposely not a feature.
    Apr 52
    • Amazon fishsauce
      Truth
      Apr 6
    • Amazon cUYC00
      It was actually one of the best features. Cabbies expected a tip for no added value.
      Apr 6
  • Juniper jnpr2000
    I hate tipping. Why should I give away money to someone for doing their job? I just don't care this minimum wage argument. People who care about it should go to court or govt and get minimum wage increased; don't MAKE people tip by DEFAULT!
    Apr 63
    • Intuit / IT
      Oracle85

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      Lot of people already live in misery and poverty. And people with your mentality make it worse.
      Apr 6
    • Oath Zigou ho
      Bullshit
      Apr 6
    • MobileIron loom
      Your manager: I hate giving refreshers and bonuses to people like you
      Apr 7
  • I'm disgusted in reading comments by people that come into our country, make great livings and then complain about tipping. These are service industry jobs you all complain about. Go start your own company, employ low skilled workers and pay them the same money you're making in your comfy high paid jobs.

    When did our population begin to birth all the little commies?
    Apr 69
    • MailChimp cholera
      Seriously, what a bunch of grubby little upper middle class clinging to their tiny fortunes
      Apr 6
    • Google GnaSkItSlf
      Haha! So you are calling people commies while arguing for tipping which is a form of wealth distribution? Do you understand what communism is?
      Apr 6
    • MailChimp cholera
      I'm a communist and I tip well. I bet all of the people that are actually communist or socialist on Blind tip super well because see above
      Apr 6
    • Wealth redistribution is when people take from you against your will. Tipping is a choice in return for good service.

      Google is full of overpaid little facists that want to make their 6 figure salaries, preach higher taxes, silence those whose opinions differ, then gripe about acknowledging good service with a tip.
      Apr 6
    • MailChimp cholera
      That's a pretty narrow and biased definition of wealth redistribution from the eyes of like, a 10th century feudal lord, but ok
      Apr 6
    • Google GnaSkItSlf
      Apparently based on what you guys say, tipping is a must and not a choice cause if I don't I'd be an asshole. I'm against communism and hence against tipping. If you can't understand that you're the type of old conservative who is brainwashed against your own interests. You deserve to be poor.
      Apr 6
    • Amazon ZomPeas
      The company that hires service worker owns the burden of just/fair compensation. Using that as an argument for why I am required to do something is silly. If all you did was meet the minimum then you should get fairly compensated by your company, you want to exceed minimums then I will tip. I’ve had very few ride share operators exceed minimum.
      Apr 6
    • Nielsen nqED75
      Fuck tipping. People should just get paid a living wage.
      Apr 6
    • Amazon amaman
      Dude, first of all, there is no your country. American Indian might laugh at your stupidity. Usa is the country with immigrants you dumb idiot. I cannot believe I still this kind of posts in 2019. Oh my god
      Apr 7
  • Google GnaSkItSlf
    If I vomit in the back of the car which makes the car smell and needs effort to clean up by the driver, sure, I tip as a way to compensate for my mess. But the entire American tipping non sense like most things in US is based on corporate greed and originally started as sort of bribes. So no.
    Apr 65
    • Oracle lHEA77
      do you commonly vomit in the back of the car
      Apr 6
    • Google GnaSkItSlf
      "I" in this context is a reference to you but I was just polite.
      Apr 6
    • Oracle lHEA77
      sick burn
      Apr 6
    • New / Engjo2305
      You get charged $100 extra for that anyways (but it may cost more to clean)
      Apr 6
    • Google GnaSkItSlf
      Chill! That was just an example of how to use tipping as a tool against unpredictable situations not literally only time to use it. Geez!
      Apr 6
  • WePay OB40
    I hate to be always obligated to tip. I'd like to have a clear straightforward contract with the amount I need to pay for the good service. This should form the market and prices should be approximately the same but more consistent on average. Effectively in many places I am told a price but the worker expects really 15-20% more. I think this is is terrible customer experience. Tips are fine as soon as the expectation is to pay $0 if service is executed just OK
    Apr 60
  • Microsoft iambored
    Fuck no. Hate the stupid tipping culture. The whole reason I started using uber/lyft was because I didn’t have to tip. In fact the companies /drivers should be ashamed to ask extra money from customers for the basic work they are supposed to do.
    Apr 73
    • New / ITjsmashing
      Damn ur trash-tier, imagine having to slave away for 100 dollars a day before expenses. You're at Microsoft making what?150k? And the drivers don't deserve to make a little extra for, a lack of a better word, being your personal driving servant? YOU should be ashamed of yourself for your lack of morality and gross inhumanity, I hope one day you'll find yourself in their shoes, making 2k a month, thinking back on this statement.
      Apr 7
    • Microsoft iambored
      That is not my problem. If you ask me to donate to charity, that’s a whole different thing, because I can. Tipping is stupid, because greedy businesses can get away putting the burden on the customer. Salary is a part of running business, and businesses should be held accountable for paying their employees well. Me making good money has nothing to do with it. Not every person that uses uber makes good money, so putting it on the customer to pay business’s employees is just plain stupid.
      Apr 9
    • Facebook / QA
      mind1over

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      mind1overmore
      I’m not the reason of any particular Uber driver not being able to learn something else except car driving and earn more money. And a lot of drivers are doing this just because they don’t want to be at work all day 5 days a week. We get what we deserve. Nobody tips me as a QA for a perfect solid bug reported, you know.
      And just for the record, I do tip my Uber driver, but to get more than 10% it has to be an excellent trip (no taking to me, no shitty music, decent car, clever usage of navigator and safe, reasonably quick driving).
      Apr 9
  • Demand Local tiger22
    Wow 50% of people on here are assholes
    Apr 63
    • Akamai Technologies / Eng
      hbTz42

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      The remaining 50% are self righteous idiots
      Apr 6
    • Uber / R&Dtsūr
      the remaining 50% plus the rest of the world are not
      Apr 6
    • Disney / Eng(ᵔᴥᵔ)💩
      Maybe companies shouldn’t depend on their users to subsidize their work force
      Apr 7
  • Indeed ind00d
    I tip. I am actually pretty cheap and have considered not tipping but I've realized that I have a great job and many of these people that do Uber or Lyft are in between jobs or just trying to survive.
    Apr 62
    • Rackspace / Opsayyylmao
      jesus someone gets it. a bunch of six figure assholes on here being high and mighty about why people barely scraping by don't deserve a small tip.
      Apr 7
    • InVision trex0
      I tip when I feel like I’m getting an excellent value. For example, if I’m getting an Uber pool and that driver is driving me alone across the bay bridge for $12, then I most certainly tip. When it’s surge though, I will never tip.

      $1-2 means nothing to us, but it’s a lot to a person who is driving.
      Apr 7
  • Yahoo Genius
    I don't use Uber at all so don't have to deal with this. Don't use Lyft too.
    Apr 56
    • Sony cofnrj648
      Then why reply to this post, it’s obviously not targeted towards you...
      Apr 6
    • Yahoo Genius
      1. I was bored
      2. Not your fucking business
      Apr 6
    • Sony cofnrj648
      1. Nobody gives a shit that you are bored, only that you gave a dumbass reply
      2. This poll was none of your fucking business since you so proudly don’t use Uber or Lyft
      Apr 6
    • Yahoo Genius
      1. I took a note. Thanks for your attention!
      2. I think it is cuz a good poll should account for all participants, including those with no opinion
      3. Why are you so pissed? Chill Chill 😚
      Apr 6
    • Travelport / Engbuttnpushr
      Stop being a dick to people @Genius
      Apr 6
    • Atlassian !available
      🍿
      Apr 7
  • Intuit / IT
    Oracle85

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    Oracle85more
    Most of the one who don’t tip are Indians. I usually tip 20%, though I am an Indian myself. Indians in general are miser and don’t have basic courtesy.
    Apr 614
    • Yelp jmDH04
      Wouldn’t be surprised if you also had no real friends and a small weiner. Happy people tend to be thankful, and thankful people tend to tip.
      Apr 6
    • Flagged by the community.

    • Intuit / IT
      Oracle85

      IntuitIT

      PRE
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      Oracle85more
      It is because of people like Amit Gaur Americans hate Indians and want us out. It’s so sad and bad. And this is the exact reason why the the rich Indians are getting richer and poor Indians poorer. I personally say sorry to all Americans on behalf of the Indians.
      Apr 6
    • Yelp jmDH04
      Dw intuit! I have faith people know there are good and bad people of all types of races!
      Apr 6
    • New / ITLkXX84
      My parents taught "sharing is caring". It's amazing how a little extra from a few individuals can mean the difference between someone paying their rent or buying their kid new shoes (or used!).

      Put yourself in their shoes and think about them as humans. Show your gratitude, of having the aptitude to make six figures (or less!).
      Apr 7
    • Uber hallo45
      Most americans don’t think about south asians
      Apr 7
    • Facebook / Engbrainless
      I do not believe that it is specific to Indians to tip or not tip the drivers. There is no authentic data to prove it. People make these data-less arguments all the time.

      Also, if tipping is really that important, why not add it as part of the mandatory fare. Force everyone to pay 20% tip, but let them know in advance. I don’t want to book a $15 ride and end up paying $18. Call it a $18 ride right from the beginning.
      Apr 9
    • Microsoft / Eng
      afbfbdhbd

      MicrosoftEng

      PRE
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      afbfbdhbdmore
      Why suddenly this tirade against Indians?
      Apr 9
    • Oracle
      shktlaunda

      Oracle

      PRE
      Apple
      BIO
      Coder, Photographer, Guitarist. Jack of all traits king of nothing 😜
      shktlaundamore
      It’s Chat lynching .. God intolerance 😜
      Apr 10
    • DataVisor MeowFantu
      What data do you have to support your statement that Indians are misers (of course, except for you) ? Or, is it just your mindset about your fellow Indians?? And how do you know except Indians everyone else tips generously?? And about tipping itself, it would be great right, if we all were tipped everyday for doing our job everyday at office ?? Uber driving is a job. Just like if we excelled in our jobs we get hikes or bonus, I believe we should tip if they did something more than just driving, like have a good conversation, being friendly or helping in any other means in situations.. tipping makes sense in restaurants but you cannot go tipping for every service that you get everyday. Do you tip your car mechanic, mail man, Gardner, person who helps you with checkin at airport, etc, answer is no, because they are doing their job, and it's no different from driving an Uber. So Indians are not misers, they are practical.
      Apr 14
  • Amazon
    thatcrazy

    Amazon

    PRE
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    thatcrazymore
    Dont feel like tipping when they surge and charge me $8 for 1 mile
    Apr 62
    • Credit Karma yoyock
      Isn't that blaming the driver for something Uber did?
      Apr 6
    • Chase cúrcuma
      Isn’t the driver getting paid more when there’s surge?
      Apr 6
  • Microsoft Butteredge
    Dating someone who works in a job where tips make up an appreciable amount of their income goes a long way in making you appreciate how much of a difference tip make to people.

    I always tip about 25%. Always, on everything, unless the service has been diabolical. Those extra five dollars are worth much more to someone who actually needs them than they are worth to me.
    Apr 74
    • Google GnaSkItSlf
      Not your responsibility. With your logic, why don't you just go spend all your money on homeless people?
      Apr 7
    • Microsoft Butteredge
      Who said anything about logic? It's an easy way to make myself feel better by making someone else feel better.

      Not going to engage with the absolute toxic "but if you want to make an actual difference, you should be doing this instead" argument.
      Apr 7
    • New $€£
      Or maybe the employers should pay them living wages and present the true cost upfront to the customers, instead of pushing off the responsibility onto them and leaving the employee at their mercy. Tipping, like in rest of the world, should be for exceptional service. Not a substitute for wages.
      Apr 7
    • Microsoft Butteredge
      I absolutely hate that Tipping is as significant of a part of the salary for some people as it is. Though, it makes no sense to take it out on the people working for tips.
      Apr 7
  • Houzz
    pazT73

    Houzz

    PRE
    Facebook
    pazT73more
    No wonder why everyone hates people working in tech. Make the most money but are the cheapest people in the world. Tip your drivers or don’t use the service. Not tipping to “stick it to the man” or going against the US tipping policy is such a selfish reason not to tip. Failing to tip a service provider in no way incentivizes a company to increase pay to those employees smh...
    Apr 62
    • Cohesity xlTz07
      AmitGay looks like you are crying on all comment and making a fortune by not tipping. Still crying for people who are willing to tip
      Apr 6
    • VMware satyaa
      Why can’t uber make sure that they pay the drivers fairly?
      If they are able to pay top $$$ to their software developers, why aren’t they attaching the same importance to the drivers who are also a important part of their ecosystem?
      The customer can then tip as he wishes when the service is good.
      Apr 6
  • Lending Club rxov08
    Is this couple dollars going to break anyone? And would the person receiving it appreciate it? No and yes
    Apr 612
    • Uber SlappyHap
      1k per year, after tax, on just one type of tip?
      Apr 6
    • Lending Club rxov08
      If you can not afford $20 a week ride a bike
      Apr 6
    • Uber SlappyHap
      Why? There service already has a price. I can afford the service.
      Apr 6
    • Yelp jmDH04
      Uber u cheap towards your own people that keep your job alive
      Apr 6
    • Uber SlappyHap
      The rates should be higher without hidden expectations. Tips should be bonuses for exceeding expectations.
      Apr 6
    • Flagged by the community.

    • Zillow Group ayyyyyLma0
      The Snapchat troll is obviously not Amit so why post him? You're doing the trolls work for him
      Apr 6
    • Google BS(ss
      You dont understand the root cause here, we hate tipping itself, we'd like to pay more, a concrete value, just mention it in the service.
      Apr 6
    • New $€£
      LOL @ Lending Club trying to play up the "low weekly costs" to hide the true cost in the long run. Typical lending company/sleazy car salesman behavior.
      Apr 7
    • Twitter Economy
      End awkward American tipping culture
      Apr 7
  • Google / EngLooki
    Only tip when receiving exceptional service
    Apr 63
    • Snapchat AmitGay
      Yeah, like a Uber ride and a BJ. That’s some serious tipping there
      Apr 6
    • Google / EngLooki
      No I'm serious. Once taking my 2 year old to the airport for a trip to China. The Uber/Lyft driver not only helped with the luggage, but even played kids music in Chinese in the car (note he isn't Chinese but learned that we were going to China). I gave $10 trip for a $55 ride.
      Apr 6
    • That is almost as good as a bj
      Apr 6
  • Google d8kAne
    Holy goddamn just pay the drivers a proper wage.

    Would you like it if you freelanced on a coding project and 15% of your pay was whether or not the client was feeling generous at the moment? There's also some damming race/gender/age gaps in who gets tipped too which essentially amounts to wage discrimination in all but name.

    It's one of those vestigial cultural practices that really serve no purpose nowadays.
    Apr 70
  • Amazon twitch
    sudo rm -rf *tips*
    Apr 60
  • Intel RiGD34
    For a bunch of cry babies who like to brag about how much money they make I am disgusted for you that you don’t think your rideshare driver deserves a good tip.
    Apr 61
    • Nvidia
      420_Blaze

      Nvidia

      BIO
      BlazeMaster 10K
      420_Blazemore
      Seriously, it's a bunch of "TC or GTFO", Avacado toast, cry baby fuckheads
      Apr 6
  • New / Other¯\_(ツ)__/¯
    That stupid american culture. You tip your barber, taxi driver, uber driver. Every fucking one expects to be tipped in the usa.
    I only tip servers and stripers. Period.
    Apr 70
  • Microsoft / EngmXFA80
    No I don’t unless it was somehow an exceptional ride.
    Apr 60
  • Amazon TRoyPrice
    Do you tip your Amazon Prime Now or Amazon Fresh drivers?
    Apr 611
    • Juniper jnpr2000
      Don't give them ideas man. :P
      Apr 6
    • Lending Club rxov08
      Yes
      Apr 6
    • Societe Generale
      okay12

      Societe Generale

      PRE
      IBM, Ericsson
      okay12more
      Lol. Seriously, don't
      Apr 6
    • Intel V6ene
      Tip is included in the price for Fresh
      Apr 6
    • ^ same for Uber too
      Apr 7
    • Uber hallo45
      “Tip” is included... it’s just the delivery fee then, not a tip.
      Apr 7
    • Intel V6ene
      No, in Fresh there is a specific item named "tip". There is a delivery fee too.
      Apr 7
    • Uber hallo45
      They can call it whatever they want, but if it is mandatory, its really just part of the overall fee
      Apr 7
    • Intel V6ene
      Agree, but it also means it's not expected you tip again.
      Apr 7
    • Amazon TRoyPrice
      For Fresh and Prime Now it is not mandatory. It is however default. You need to actively remove it for every order
      Apr 7
  • Yelp jmDH04
    I know a shit ton of y’all on here are engineers making $100k+ right out of college. If you don’t tip even a little bit, you have no empathy for people who work to make all the things you enjoy possible (waiters/drivers/maids/cooks). Most of all..... YA CHEAP AF!!!
    Apr 67
    • Amazon amaman
      Doesnt matter how much we make,, tipping is the social cancer in the US. God damn
      Apr 6
    • Yelp jmDH04
      First off you clearly can’t read because ain’t nobody here works at yahoo. Second of all i could see you feel personally attacked. Must mean you’re cheap. Thanks for confirming!
      Apr 6
    • Cohesity xlTz07
      He is cheap. Going through comments and he is crying everywhere.
      Apr 6
    • Wow I work at Yahoo
      Apr 6
    • Yelp jmDH04
      Haha i meant nobody in this string of comments at yahoo! Till now 😉
      Apr 6
    • Haha I left Yahoo. Gottem
      Apr 6
    • Google BS(ss
      You are brainwashed, amen.
      Apr 6
  • Google
    tsukino

    Google

    BIO
    w
    tsukinomore
    I felt guilty about tipping only 20%, but now...
    Apr 51
    • Amazon ZomPeas
      God forbid the company that hires people makes it fair.
      Apr 6
  • Amazon amaman
    Stop this tipping madness in the U.S.!!
    Apr 64
    • MailChimp cholera
      Hahaha. Pretty sure I wasted a tiny fraction of the time you did obsessively replying to comments on this thread, so you're probably the one popping blood vessels trying to "troll" internet strangers. Strongly supports my theory that you're a smelly awkwardly shaped kid who got bullied in middle school
      Apr 6
    • Akamai Technologies / Eng
      hbTz42

      Akamai TechnologiesEng

      PRE
      WhiteHat Security
      hbTz42more
      As an unbiased reader imo cholera seems to be more affected by this than Amitgay. Cholera kind of sounds racist too. Being racist is far more worse than being a non tipping person. I hope you get better cholera.
      Apr 6
    • Cohesity xlTz07
      Smh! A person moving from other country trying to change the culture in US esp from a developing country.
      Apr 6
    • Amazon amaman
      Not coming from a developing country, already well developed but I want the best for all.

      Was uber the first culture? Uber is a well advanced service man. Everyone knows that uber first insisted no tipping policy. Sometimes you gotta let it go, the same old culture might not be the answer after all, think about again, always rethink about it, thats how you advance yourself.

      And if you really believe in this weird culture, then you all start tipping prime drivers, usps drivers, and every goddamn service men out there. ;)
      Apr 7
  • Pinterest lolthisguy
    No, pay your drivers a living wage
    Apr 61
  • Google come2daddy
    I took a complimentary shuttle from Hotel to Airport . Once I reached the destination, the driver explicitly asked me to tip. “Are you forgetting something? You should tip.”

    I said I am going back and have finished all the cash. His response was “Today has been a really light day. Can you please tip in any currency?” I reached out to my backpack and found 2SGD and 10 HKD which I gave him.

    If any capitalist considers this tipping, they must go for mental checkup. This is clear cut begging.

    The theory of supply and demand does not work as there is minimum wage. So the economy is not pure capitalist. Only question is how greedy the corporate world is.

    Coming back to Uber, I tip only when the car is super clean and the guy tries to lift and put my luggage in the car. Absolutely no tip for dirty cars, Rash driving and speaking on phone.
    Apr 60
  • Bloomberg gorignak
    The whole point of uber is you don't think of the money. Don't encourage this regression
    Apr 60
  • Amazon superbabe
    Tipping is a horrible system. Don’t tip as a protest to tipping culture. Switch to the metric system. End Daylights Savings Time.
    Apr 72
    • Oracle / OtheruYXP00
      Dont tip because youre cheap. Agree with the other two
      Apr 7
    • Twitter Economy
      I agree on all points.
      Apr 7
  • Oath Shank66
    I have a tip for them. Learn how to fucking drive
    Apr 60
  • Microsoft summ
    If you were really concerned about helping people out of the tipping system shithole you would be tipping in cash to not let their income take a hit, you would report $0 tip on apps and you would, at the very least, complain, make your voice heard about this situation.

    But you don't and you won't, you are all just cheap and are trying to justify your cheapness.
    Apr 62
    • Microsoft / EngmXFA80
      Or I just don’t think every job in the world should have tips on it?
      Apr 6
    • Yelp / Engfleance
      Please tip the bus driver. Otherwise you are as cheap as us.
      Apr 6
  • BigCommerce / OtherSsMX84
    ALWAYS. And I tell them I'm doing it and giving them five stars and ask them to give me 5 stars.
    Apr 61
    • Clover Health / Engdoenfh
      I LOVE that episode of Black Mirror!
      Apr 6
  • Juniper jnpr2000
    Stats don't lie. It's pretty clear that tipping culture sucks and given a choice, people are not inclinded towards tipping. Mostly people tip just bcoz it has been a custom so far.
    Apr 61
  • Adobe uhrC86
    Tipping still exists in 2019, that's what's sad.
    Apr 70
  • Fishbrain mGjy12
    Tip your Uber drivers you overpaid assholes.
    Apr 60
  • Cisco wMIB62
    The guy who asked this question seems like an asshole
    Apr 63
    • Snapchat AmitGay
      Everyone else is an asshole. Or is it just you? Asshole
      Apr 6
    • Cisco wMIB62
      No you are one who is always looking for one
      Apr 6
    • Snapchat AmitGay
      Hey Trigglypuff!
      Apr 6
  • DigitalOcean ec2instanc
    Only when the company comps it tbh.
    Apr 60
  • Akamai Technologies / Eng
    hbTz42

    Akamai TechnologiesEng

    PRE
    WhiteHat Security
    hbTz42more
    I dislike tipping culture. I had three Uber rides in a short period of time. Given the situation I was in and things going on my mind I didn't open the Uber app after each ride to rate the driver and give a tip. Later in the evening when I had free time and I looked at it, I gave them my standard around 8-10% tip and a 5 start rating. However I was surprised to see my own rating had dropped from 4.94 to 4.8 which indicates some or all of them gave me less rating for not tipping them immediately. Sitting quietly and being respectful doesn't give you anything. Sad.
    Apr 60
  • Cisco wMIB62
    This is the norm in US
    You tip for Any service
    Apr 63
    • Amazon 2hz
      Glad I don't live in America
      Apr 6
    • Amazon amaman
      Whats the definition of service? If you think it that way you gotta be tipping for everything includin all deliveries. Better yet a customer service rep over the phone is a service too. You want to tip them over the phone? If not then shut it
      Apr 7
    • Cisco wMIB62
      You need to the services for which IRS automatically adds certain percentage as tips. For Uber drivers that is not the case but if you are happy with service then you can and Uber allows it
      Apr 7
  • Google GnaSkItSlf
    If people stop tipping altogether then employers have to pay fair wages. We're just enabling the employers and feeding into their greed.
    Apr 70
    • Juniper jnpr2000
      Great video. Thanks for sharing! 😂😂
      Apr 6
    • Box / EngSalmonBrgr
      Video is great. "Tipping is stupid and doesn't work, but if you don't do it (in the US), you're an asshole."
      Apr 7
    • Microsoft / Field OpsMuadDib_
      I’m guessing it’s an “Adam ruins everything” vid.
      Apr 7
  • Cadence tigerk
    I have some friends driving uber. They say about 30% of the riders will tip. Some riders looks very poor but still tip, but most high earning immigrants dont tip a dime.
    Apr 72
    • New / Eng
      IMlP16

      NewEng

      PRE
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      BIO
      Huh
      IMlP16more
      May be you are unaware but there's no tip culture in Australia.
      Apr 7
    • New $€£
      And most of the world. Only in America employees are expected to substitute living wages with tips.
      Apr 7

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