Food & Travel
How much tip do you leave on Christmas
Dec 25, 2018
Apple / EngTrashing
I feel bad for restaurant waiters who have to work on a Christmas Day. I left around 23% tip (usually just leave 15%).
Wonder if everyone does the same .
- Also, it may not be their choice to be a low paid worker. Family circumstances may have not given them opportunity. They may just naturally not be intelligent - that happens. Those people need to work as well, and good on them for doing so.
Also what kind of world would it be if it were all engineers (besides horrible)? How would we survive without any service industry?
- Apple / EngOxKingmoreI tend to be a generous tipper regardless of time of year. Bad service gets 15% (US only) and better service gets higher percentage tip.
- They are not serving freely. They have salary. Serving is done throughout world but tip culture is in USA only.
Just imaging, our one customer start giving gift and bonus as we work more than 40 hrs.
At same time, other customer don't even give shit.
If you want to donate, donate to charity.
- Tip culture may suck, but it’s what we have, and at least for servers, they essentially make no wages other than tips unlike in other countries. So you might not like it, but to thumb your nose at it and to blame the servers is kind of a shitty way to screw the wrong people in dealing with it.
- We don't tip every meal; we raise funds and provide a year end thank you. I've organized this for drivers for many years and donated to the other organizers. If you work in an environment where you have supper staff I highly recommend you consider doing the same. I didn't ask you not to eat to be clear. I asked you to consider tipping more generously when eating out; that's all. No need to get defensive :)
- If you did pay that much in tip then hats off to you and I concede that you are in a position to ask better of others. But forgive me for not believing a stranger on the interwebs who has thrown out self supporting "facts" after the questions were asked. I made my arguments in a specific order for a reason.
Also, call me crazy, but "yikes!" does sound like moral superiority to me.
- Spend a ton in tips, has nothing to do with moral anything. If anything it is very selfish as I prefer great service and feel good helping others. If you want to see me flamed search for my thread where I suggested tipping your uber driver; blind lost their minds with rage! Wasn't meant to challenge you at all honestly, just meant worth considering as the divide between have and have nots continues to explode.
- Agreed on that. But please note that I do what I can. I'm also raising the next generation of Americans against all odds that the society keeps throwing at me. I'll try 18% tip from now on -- will see how that works. I do my bit in other areas too -- eg., I tip the coin change at coffee shops (and such).
- Facebook 🐓🍭🐝 ♟️moreWhen I did this last year, I doubled the tip to 40%
It sounds like a lot when put that way, but a better way to look at it is that I gave an extra $10 to the small town diner that saved my poorly planned Christmas day on the road
- Microsoft / EngdKWp30At least 30% for anything tippable (eg Uber/Lyft) if it’s a job done well. Spread the joy/dough around to those less fortunate and deserve the reward.