Tipping barista

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Aug 27, 2018 41 Comments

I never tip at Starbucks/Peet’s/Philz. Convince me why I should?

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  • Google / Eng BiggusD
    They're already paid what their labor is worth. Why would I tip?
    Aug 27, 2018 2
    • ServiceNow lilcheeto2
      No bonus or stock for you. You already get your labor from your annual base.
      Aug 27, 2018
    • Google / Eng BiggusD
      Those are a negotiated part of my comp. Peer bonuses are not, but I could do without them.
      Aug 27, 2018
  • Amazon pfKW33
    Wow, you’re a jerk and you know it. Just hoping Blind effers validate you. This is why (er, one of the reasons why) people hate overpaid tech bros. Yup
    Aug 27, 2018 1
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      Ohtangeo

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      Ohtangeomore
      And that’s why we’re constantly under attack from communities we gentrify.
      Aug 28, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng FreeBees
    I tip them because I like to get a smile with my coffee every morning. Also because I talk to them and they have it much harder than I do. If me spending some money can help make a material difference in their lives then its worth it. And yes it does make a difference. Being selfish and cheap is so short sighted. Generosity always leads to better outcomes in the long term.
    Aug 27, 2018 3
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      OP
      Say one doesn’t care about smiles or small talk. Just coffee in and out, would you tip for Order Ahead? Or Starbucks pickup? You arrive and your coffee is already ready to go and you paid in app. It’s not about being selfish or cheap, it’s value. What value is the 30% tip getting me?
      Aug 27, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng FreeBees
      I tip when I order online or order ahead. I tip at places that I won’t visit again. The value of having happier, better fed bottom 10 percentile of the population is something you will take too long to appreciate. When you do, it will be too late. The point is, even if I spend $100 on coffee tips every month, it does not make any dent in my life. On the other hand it adds meaningful value to the life of someone else. That is valuable for me and invaluable for me feeling human.
      Aug 27, 2018
    • Nvidia dhdhrkir
      Dude what you described is just like socialism
      Jan 10
  • Amazon Popopop
    You should not
    Aug 27, 2018 0
  • Microsoft ABACADABAC
    They’re paid regular wages, not server wages, so unless they go super above and beyond, nah.
    Aug 27, 2018 3
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      Ohtangeomore
      Do you get bonuses?
      Aug 28, 2018
    • Microsoft ABACADABAC
      Any regular bonuses I receive is part of my employment agreement.
      Aug 28, 2018
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      Ohtangeo

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      Ohtangeomore
      Yeah cheapstake so you have more than enough to tip.
      Aug 28, 2018
  • Amazon / Design
    PhntmThvs

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    It's pretty fucking obvious that the class divide is immense in this country and one of the largest in the world, with tech being one of the biggest beneficiaries. For fuck's sake you can't help these starving baristas with one of your fucking dollars? Even if you did it once a day that would be only $365 year? Everyone's 500k TC here can't afford that? Stingy ass entitled shitheads demanding more comp but can't spare a fucking dollar here and there.
    Aug 28, 2018 0
  • Facebook Hellz no
    OP
    Surprised by the poll results so far as heavily leaning towards not tipping. Tipping $1 for a $3 dollar coffee is a bit stupid imo. Your idle chit chat doesn’t make you deserve a tip, nor does the cringey A vs B tip jar.
    Aug 27, 2018 5
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    • Facebook Hellz no
      OP
      Can’t afford one, sorry. I’m saving up to buy one with all the non-tips though.
      Aug 27, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      ime&myself

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      ime&myselfmore
      Salstckbrk... Begot...fuck off
      Aug 27, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng FreeBees
      You can afford it. It has nothing to do with being Indian and everything to do with you not appreciating the long term economic value of generosity
      Aug 27, 2018
    • Facebook Hellz no
      OP
      FreeBees I meant I can’t afford a mirror cos Salcldtstx is being a dick.
      Aug 27, 2018
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    • Amazon / Eng
      ime&myself

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      ime&myselfmore
      Once again racist begots
      Aug 27, 2018
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      Salstckbrk

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      Salstckbrkmore
      At least I tip
      Aug 27, 2018
    • Amazon / Eng
      ime&myself

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      ime&myselfmore
      So do I
      Aug 28, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng FreshPrinc
    Of course not. People don't tip at McDonald's, why should they at Starbucks? Because they give themselves a fancy title and put a jar out? It's still the same job.
    Aug 27, 2018 1
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  • Apple Babar
    I tip my local coffee shop.
    Aug 27, 2018 0
    • ServiceNow lilcheeto2
      LMAO 😂🤣
      Aug 27, 2018
    • LinkedIn KSML04
      Omg love this
      Aug 27, 2018
  • MailChimp pgedj
    It's hard to fuck up black coffee.
    Aug 28, 2018 0
  • ServiceNow lilcheeto2
    Cuz they need the bucks?
    Aug 27, 2018 0
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    Ohtangeo

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    Ohtangeomore
    Why are Indians so damn cheap? You guys make more than enough and not to tip is just sad.
    Aug 28, 2018 3
    • Amazon / Eng FreeBees
      Some of us do tip and some don’t. Stop painting with a broad brush
      Aug 28, 2018
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      ime&myself

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      ime&myselfmore
      Because all white folks are racist ohtangeo
      Aug 28, 2018
    • Nvidia dhdhrkir
      Same thing could be said about the restaurant owners. They make more than enough and yet choose not to pay their staff a livable wage.
      Jan 10
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    • Trulioo JHOY58
      What the fuck
      Aug 28, 2018
  • Microsoft DOyu71
    Because if you dont theyll piss in your coffee.
    Aug 27, 2018 0
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    ime&myself

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    ime&myselfmore
    Only if I get a heart or a fern on my cappuccino
    Aug 27, 2018 0

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