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To Tip- Or Not to Tip?

So every Monday I've been going to Starbuck's for a little treat...

And every Monday I think... Why do I need to tip the coffee lady?

Do you tip at Starbucks?
Are there other odd places that you tip?
Do you tip housekeepers at hotels?
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    Ollie08Ollie08 member
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    edited December 2011
    Do you tip at Starbucks?
    I usually don't tip at Starbucks. I'm sorry, but I'm paying for a very overpriced coffee as it is, no need to add a tip. Unless it's someone that regularly serves me, or goes above and beyond.

    Are there other odd places that you tip?
    I'm with Liv, I overtip for everything. I also tip for the girl that washes my hair at the salon. I tip for takeout at restaurants (like Chilis etc). I generally tip people when I feel like they've gone above and beyond in what they do. I think if you're doing what you're hired to do, then you don't deserve any extra (for normal jobs, not servers or places that tips are included as their main source of income). But if you go above and beyond, you'll get a tip from me.

    Do you tip housekeepers at hotels?
    I do tip, but it depends on how long I stay. I won't tip if we stay only one night. I will however tip for anything where they've come in and cleaned while we're staying there. And again, their tip depends on the service we've received. If they do a super good job cleaning for me, leaving fresh towels or whatever, then I'll tip more than if they just make the bed. KWIM?

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    polkadot111polkadot111 member
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    edited December 2011
    I don't tip at starbucks. I honestly never realized that people really did. However, I rarely go there. So overpriced.
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    peekaboo2011peekaboo2011 member
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    I never have cash, so no, I don't tip at starbucks.  Depending on how obnoxious/all over the place I've been with my stuff in a hotel room, I'll decide at the end whether or not to tip.  If I've kept my stuff together, reused all my towels and not had them change the sheets I'm not tipping them to make the bed and run a vacuum.  

    I am weird about tipping at restaurants though.  But I think that's because I worked as a server for a while.  And since I have celiac and am a constant pain when we go out, I feel the need to overcompensate.  Unless you're just gadawful.  And then you're not getting more than 15%.  And I'll send a note to your manager. 
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    edited December 2011
    I usually don't tip people who's salary normally doesn't come from tips (like in Starbucks).  I ALWAYS tip maids at restaurants...they change my sheets!
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    thejucheideathejucheidea member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_tip-not-tip-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:cb403582-0371-4008-9a48-a1571a64e4baPost:7627068f-fcd2-4084-8178-9f19b032afca">Re: To Tip- Or Not to Tip?</a>:
    [QUOTE]And since I have celiac and am a constant pain when we go out, I feel the need to overcompensate.  Posted by peekaboo2011[/QUOTE]

    Oh hey, fellow celiac!

    I agree, I tip really well if my server or the manager are knowledgable about celiac disease and our possible reactions. It's hard enough to find a restaurant at which I feel safe eating, so if a place is kind enough that they have a plan in place for people with food allergies, I feel like they deserve a good tip.

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    csousa1csousa1 member
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    edited December 2011
    Coming from someone whose own sister worked at a Starbucks....it really isn't 100% necessary to tip there. I am an avid tipper, and so I always say that if someone goes above and beyond, they deserve a tip. I feel like everyone should look at it that way, as it is just common human courtesy in my eyes.

    Liv is right, they do have the option for health coverage at Starbucks. While many of them do not partake (a lot are young enough that they are still under their parents), they do have the option for decent care that Starbucks pays a portion of. Also, they split the tips between everyone on the shift anyway.

    My sister certainly enjoyed getting that little extra oomph in her minimum wage paycheck - who wouldn't? - and frequently deserved it, but I think she would agree that it isn't bitchy not to leave a tip at a place like that.
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    lennonkdclennonkdc member
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    edited December 2011
    I don't tip at coffee places, typically I don't have cash on me. I over tip at restaurants b/c I used to be (oh wait...) still am in the industry. I think if you make less then minimum wage tipping is in order (heck that's why serves still make less then $3/hour) if you make minimum wage or more, tipping is optional.



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    deburnindeburnin member
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    Do you tip at Starbucks?
    No because I don’t go there. lol

    Are there other odd places that you tip?
    I rarely tip (restaurants and hotels are the exception). I don’t get tipped for the work I do and I work my butt off to please the public, so I don’t see why others should either. They’re getting paid just as much as me and in a lot of cases more with better benefits (I get none). *shurg* I guess I’m a jerk when it comes to that. lol

    Do you tip housekeepers at hotels?
    I do. I worked in housekeeping full time for a summer and it was a horrible job. People are disgusting. Housekeepers don’t get paid enough for what they do.
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    MLekathLEENMLekathLEEN member
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    I have never tipped at Starbucks but coming from working at Baskin Robbins in high school, those extra pennies were pretty nice at the end of the shift.

    At hotels I usually tip if they clean the room during the stay. It seems like we always check in at 9pm and checkout at 10am so I don't think it's necessary. I get what Deburnin said about how disgusting people could be, I can only imagine how gross people are when it's not their home.

    At restaurants I usually tip at least 20% (double the check and round to the nearest dollar, carry the decimal, etc.) unless they are horrible then I'll do 15%. FI tips 20%+ regardless of how sh!tty the service is. We were at a bar the other night for two hours and I only had one drink the entire time. We also usually have to go to the bar to pay our bill because the waitresses there are so awful. HOWEVER, FI still tips 20% because the waitress dated a guy he works with and she waits on him all the time.
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    tafft1tafft1 member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_tip-not-tip-1?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:cb403582-0371-4008-9a48-a1571a64e4baPost:7b9c4296-be74-4902-9d51-7ff0c83f8d5c">Re: To Tip- Or Not to Tip?</a>:
    [QUOTE] Do you tip housekeepers at hotels? I do. I worked in housekeeping full time for a summer and it was a horrible  job. People are disgusting. Housekeepers don’t get paid enough for what they do.
    Posted by deburnin[/QUOTE]

    Working in a hotel i can personally vouch for this. The craziness that goes on really still shocks me on a daily basis. Our housekeeping staff is awesome and I am so thankful for how hard they work. We have always made sure to tip the housekeepers for their work also.

    On the general subject , on the rare times i go to starbucks ( maybe once every 2 or 3 months) i will toss in my change , but i don't feel it's required. At restaurants i am generally an overtipper due to working in the field for several years and knowing what goes into dealing with everything from the kitchen to people. It takes ALOT for me to tip under 20% normally.
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    edited December 2011
    Do you tip at Starbucks? Not unless they go out of their way
    Are there other odd places that you tip? Hmm not sure, but I do
    Do you tip housekeepers at hotels? Absolutely

    When I tip I always over-tip, but I don't think it is necesary to tip a barista or someone else who is not working for tips. The way I look at it is that most jobs are doing you a service of some kind, so that logic would mean everyone should get a tip.

    I was a cashier for many years in deparment stores and I'm sorry to say but I did a lot more work than someone making a coffee..but I sure as hell didn't/couldn't accept tips.


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    alanna91alanna91 member
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    edited December 2011
    No, I don't tip at Starbucks. I don't get tips at either of my jobs and I work just as hard-
    If not harder, since at one of my jobs I have to lug 40lb bags of potting soil or manure around. As far as I know, Starbucks baristas don't make server's wages, so they don't deserve tips.
    I do over tip at restaurants though. They make crap wages and actually need the tips.
    Generally I tip 20% minimum at restaurants, and around 25-30% if they're awesome. I'll go as low as 10 or 15 maybe if they're bad.
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