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November 13, 2008

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I SPREAD THE WEALTH AROUND BY TAKING THE TIP I WOULD'VE GIVEN THE SERVER AND GIVE IT TO THE HOMELESS GUY OUTSIDE. WHY SHOULD SOMEONE WHO WORKED HARD FOR THEIR MONEY KEEP IT WHEN THERE ARE PEOPLE STARVING OUTSIDE??? CHEW ON THAT, OBAMA SUPPORTERS.....

I have always assumed that if it was takeaway from a sit-down place (Outback, Applebees) that the person prepping the order makes the same crappy wage as the table servers, and I tip there.

For a counter-style place like McD's or whatever, I never even think of tipping. I don't usually tip at Starbucks because I usually am using my debit card and don't carry cash for that sort of thing.

The only place that still throws me for a loop is Sonic. The car hops are bringing food out to me so it's service, but it's really just a fast-food place. My husband always tips a dollar or two there, I usually don't. It would help me decide if I knew if they were making that idiot $2.13 an hour, or if they're making at least minimum wage (which isn't great, but it *is* a huge difference).

Anything delivered to my house gets the same tipping I would in a restaurant. They may be making minimum wage, but they're also paying all transportation costs out of pocket, and I'm getting a service that's valuable to me (or I'd be cooking myself).

I don't like the tipping system, but I am not going to make people who are working their butts off pay the price for the broken system. There but for the Grace of God, etc.

No - never. Tipping is for delivery, or traditional table service only. End of story. Most of the time it's the cook that bags up the food. All the waiter does is ring it up. Of course waiters advocate more tipping, it's in their own interest, and lacks all credibility.

One of the greatest things I have learned in life is to play it like it really is, and ignore the ignorance of others. I have only tipped a couple times in my life (I dont mean takeout, I mean actual service) - all of them were to impress a girl I wanted to get with. There is no value in tipping some stranger or even a nice stranger just because they chose to rely on tips. Lol. I say yes, tip them hundreds of dollars, maybe they will lower the price of the food so people like me who don't tip (who are actually sane) can eat for less. thanks, tipsters. Morals? Screw them. Give me money and give me free time, and give me 99% population who obeys morals, so I can exploit them, and live happily (:

I am a to go specialist which mean I personally take down all the order and ensure that everything is pack and ready to go for our guest. I have to put the salads, soup and dessert together because they don’t come per-pack. I am not expecting a 15% to 20% in tip but a dollar or to really helps. I personal take a pay cut because I work off tips just like severs in the restaurant. I ensure that the food is hot for you when you arrive to pick it up. On top of this I other duties that ensure that sever and guest all get a problem free experience. It’s amazing how many people wait for 10 cent change back. So next time you think the take out personal is just handing you a big that magically put itself together think again.

If you go into an actual dining establishment where you would normally tip for table service, you are looked down upon if you do not leave a tip for to-go service. As the bartender in my restaurant, I am also responsible for my fair share of to-go orders. If I take valuable time away from earning tips from my REAL patrons and you're in such a financial stranglehold that you can afford $15 to take a steak home but not $2 or $3 for me for providing the service, I honestly don't care how satisfactory your meal was or whether or not you obtain the correct condiments. That may sound cold, but if you don't care about my well-being, I don't care about yours.

I went to a local mexican restuarant today and ordered takeout. When I was handed the bill there was a 10% tip included. I asked about this since I was just getting takeout. I was told it is the new policy since they use containers and time to package it. I will not be going back there and told them that.

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