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Postby cl smooth » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:12 pm

Ask The Salty Waitress: My drink is hundreds of dollars. Must I tip 20%?

You’ve thought yourself in circles when there’s really only one simple, golden rule to follow: leave a 20% tip. A 20% tip is standard, it’s perfectly polite, and for someone like you, who’s specifically wondering how to navigate a tipping situation, it’s the magic number that will never do you wrong.


would you tip a bartender $50 on a $250 glass of scotch?

i'm an adamant "always tip 20%" guy but this type of situation might make me question that. thoughts?
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Re: General Chit-Chat thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:17 pm

cl smooth wrote:Ask The Salty Waitress: My drink is hundreds of dollars. Must I tip 20%?

You’ve thought yourself in circles when there’s really only one simple, golden rule to follow: leave a 20% tip. A 20% tip is standard, it’s perfectly polite, and for someone like you, who’s specifically wondering how to navigate a tipping situation, it’s the magic number that will never do you wrong.


would you tip a bartender $50 on a $250 glass of scotch?

i'm an adamant "always tip 20%" guy but this type of situation might make me question that. thoughts?


Yes. If you can afford a $250 glass of scotch, the bartender needs that $50 more than you do.
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Re: General Chit-Chat thread

Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:34 pm

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cl smooth wrote:Ask The Salty Waitress: My drink is hundreds of dollars. Must I tip 20%?

You’ve thought yourself in circles when there’s really only one simple, golden rule to follow: leave a 20% tip. A 20% tip is standard, it’s perfectly polite, and for someone like you, who’s specifically wondering how to navigate a tipping situation, it’s the magic number that will never do you wrong.


would you tip a bartender $50 on a $250 glass of scotch?

i'm an adamant "always tip 20%" guy but this type of situation might make me question that. thoughts?


Yes. If you can afford a $250 glass of scotch, the bartender needs that $50 more than you do.

Absolutely. If you're reckless enough with your money to spend $250 on a drink, there's no reason why you wouldn't also tip the appropriate amount.

Not to mention, that almost guarantees free booze later.
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Re: General Chit-Chat thread

Postby The Logan » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:38 pm

My tipping philosophy is, if you're getting drinks served at the bar by the bartender, then you do the whole $1 per drink thing because they're serving drinks to dozens of people constantly. Especially if they're simple orders like a beer or a basic cocktail. If it's one of those fancy places where they're doing witchcraft to your drink you kinda gotta tip accordingly to the 20% rule, same with drinks that come with exorbitant price tags. If you're still going to be stingy on an expensive drink like a $200 scotch, the least you could do is 10%. Tipping according to the $1 per drink rule on something that expensive is rude.

If you're getting served drinks at a table by a waiter or waitress you tip 20%. They didn't make the food, but you'll tip them 20% for bringing it. I don't see how that shouldn't apply for drinks too
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:40 pm

I want TT to weigh in.
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Postby Brian » Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:42 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:I want TT to weigh in.


I was getting ready to say something similar, but decided to refresh first to make sure someone didn't beat me to it.
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Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
cl smooth wrote:Ask The Salty Waitress: My drink is hundreds of dollars. Must I tip 20%?



would you tip a bartender $50 on a $250 glass of scotch?

i'm an adamant "always tip 20%" guy but this type of situation might make me question that. thoughts?


Yes. If you can afford a $250 glass of scotch, the bartender needs that $50 more than you do.

Absolutely. If you're reckless enough with your money to spend $250 on a drink, there's no reason why you wouldn't also tip the appropriate amount.

Not to mention, that almost guarantees free booze later.


Yeah, how is this even a [expletive] question.
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Re: General Chit-Chat thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:32 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:I want TT to weigh in.


I assume that a $250 scotch menu item is a honeypot to get whoever orders it thrown into an insane asylum.
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Re: General Chit-Chat thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:46 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
SouthSideRyan wrote:I want TT to weigh in.


I assume that a $250 scotch menu item is a honeypot to get whoever orders it thrown into an insane asylum.


I hope someone throws a bottle of Blue Label at you.
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Re: General Chit-Chat thread

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The Logan wrote:My tipping philosophy is, if you're getting drinks served at the bar by the bartender, then you do the whole $1 per drink thing because they're serving drinks to dozens of people constantly. Especially if they're simple orders like a beer or a basic cocktail. If it's one of those fancy places where they're doing witchcraft to your drink you kinda gotta tip accordingly to the 20% rule, same with drinks that come with exorbitant price tags. If you're still going to be stingy on an expensive drink like a $200 scotch, the least you could do is 10%. Tipping according to the $1 per drink rule on something that expensive is rude.

If you're getting served drinks at a table by a waiter or waitress you tip 20%. They didn't make the food, but you'll tip them 20% for bringing it. I don't see how that shouldn't apply for drinks too


this is kinda how i play it

if i'm in vegas (and for some reason am not being comped) or wrigley or something and paying $10+ for what should be a $2-3 crappy beer, i'm not tipping 20%. i'm tipping a buck per or rounding up to the nearest $5 or something, if that applies.

other than that, i'm a very consistent 20% tipper.

re: TT, I tip the woman who has cut my hair for the last 20 years $5 even though she owns the place and sets her own price. i'm not sure what's expected there (vs. when the person is just an employee of some place like sports clips or something).

i'd never think of ordering a $200 glass of scotch, but if i did, i'd imagine i'd tip 15-20% there.


do you guys tip on your rideshare rides? i always do at least a little. i've dabbled in driving on weekends as a side hustle...maybe 50 rides total, and i've gotten tips on maybe 5 of them.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:52 pm

David wrote:do you guys tip on your rideshare rides? i always do at least a little. i've dabbled in driving on weekends as a side hustle...maybe 50 rides total, and i've gotten tips on maybe 5 of them.


Once it became an option in app I have almost every single time. The only exception is when I've been charged exorbitant rates on short trips. A typical $9 fare will allow me to tip $3, but if that same trip costs me $12 I'm not tipping. I tip $10 for every ~$25 trip to the airport, or similar. It's kind of crazy how cheap some of those are.
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Postby The Logan » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:01 pm

I'll tip on rideshare depending on the length of the trip and the conditions the driver had to go through to get there. I often am also bringing a lot of video gear with me to for gigs, so I"ll always tip $3 on those regardless, but for non-gig rides, if the driver had to endure bad traffic, or really horsefeathers road construction, I'll tip. If it's a simple point A to point B, not terrible far (re: less than 20 minutes) and there were no hiccups, I won't tip. I've had multiple drivers try and recurit me to be a driver too and say things like they average $20-$25/hr driving, so for me tipping on rideshare is reserved for unique situations.

I will also tip people if they are nice/entertaining. I prefer a quiet ride, but if someone talks to me and isn't an annoying jerk and we have a nice conversation, I'll tip.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:08 pm

The Logan wrote: I've had multiple drivers try and recurit me to be a driver too and say things like they average $20-$25/hr driving, so for me tipping on rideshare is reserved for unique situations.


That's a really weak justification for not tipping.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:15 pm

The only time I've not tipped on a ride share once it became an option is if the driver was "fear for my safety" bad or if they just got so rerouted because they couldn't follow simple directions and ended up tacking on money to the ride. Anywhere from 10-18%.
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Re: General Chit-Chat thread

Postby David » Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:19 pm

The Logan wrote:I'll tip on rideshare depending on the length of the trip and the conditions the driver had to go through to get there. I often am also bringing a lot of video gear with me to for gigs, so I"ll always tip $3 on those regardless, but for non-gig rides, if the driver had to endure bad traffic, or really horsefeathers road construction, I'll tip. If it's a simple point A to point B, not terrible far (re: less than 20 minutes) and there were no hiccups, I won't tip. I've had multiple drivers try and recurit me to be a driver too and say things like they average $20-$25/hr driving, so for me tipping on rideshare is reserved for unique situations.

I will also tip people if they are nice/entertaining. I prefer a quiet ride, but if someone talks to me and isn't an annoying jerk and we have a nice conversation, I'll tip.


in my experience, no-surge short trips are the worst. i'd much rather get tipped on those (even a buck) more often than to get a 15-20% on a longer trip or whatever.
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Re: General Chit-Chat thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:17 pm

Tip 20% minimum on ride shares too. Anybody doing crap work like that deserves it.

Capitalism is a nightmare and everyone is struggling. Tip your freaking service jobs.
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Postby Bertz » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:28 pm

I generally do a straight 2 or 3 bucks for things within the city, and then 20% for longer rides out to the burbs or the airport.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:16 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:Tip 20% minimum on ride shares too. Anybody doing crap work like that deserves it.

Capitalism is a nightmare and everyone is struggling. Tip your freaking service jobs.

Eh, it's a bit different than many of your typical service jobs. I think 10 and up is fine, and it's okay if it varies.
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Bertz wrote:I generally do a straight 2 or 3 bucks for things within the city


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Geez I understand the novelty of buying pot legally but these people standing outside in line for 3 hours are nuts. Just go in a couple of days, it’s not going to go illegal again lol
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