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kaz
18-11-2013, 12:28 PM
Recent news reports show Aussies are tipping more and more at the till.
Do you tip?
Yes/no/why?

Bazza20
18-11-2013, 12:38 PM
Recent news reports show Aussies are tipping more and more at the till.
Do you tip?
Yes/no/why?

Fuck no. Charge the appropriate price and that's what I pay.

El Testicle
18-11-2013, 12:43 PM
As above... A company should be paying and consequently charging the appropriate rates to ensure this bs does not become a part of our society.

We inherit enough crap from the states.

Admin
18-11-2013, 12:44 PM
i don't see the point in tipping someone just for doing their job? Sure i have tipped once or twice when the person has clearly gone beyond their duty to help me out

but for doing your job , fuck no

Semillon
18-11-2013, 01:08 PM
If I happen to be paying cash (less frequent these days) then I will generally round up to the nearest $10 and tip the difference.

Having worked in a low paid service job through uni, I know what a big difference a few tips can make to someone in that position. Now that I can afford to tip myself, I choose to do so.

bigruff
18-11-2013, 01:09 PM
I do the odd shift as a barman at a strip club in Brisbane and some nights I would make double nearly triple the money in tips than my wage for that night. Depending on the weekend events that are on I could get $500+ in one night which is more than some of the dancers lol.

I only ever tip if I'm at a strip club (at the stage & bar) or if I know the person working the bar that I'm at. I don't beleive it to be neccessary though as the cost of everything in Aus is already heavily over-inflated.

Big Mick
18-11-2013, 01:29 PM
No one tips me when I do my job, so no.

It's a stupid idea IMO.

If someone goes out of their way to do something yes, happy to leave a tip then.

Neddysmith
18-11-2013, 01:30 PM
Mr Pink does not tip - Reservoir Dogs - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJaUOyBAClk)

Camo1902
18-11-2013, 01:35 PM
If I receive exceptional service. My old lady is in hospitality, so I was always raised to respect good service and give a tip where the staff member has gone above and beyond.

judgey
18-11-2013, 02:47 PM
I don't agree with automatic gratuities of 10-20%. The company should pay the correct wage. However, above average performance is worthy of a tip if the tipper wants to do so.

Grunta
18-11-2013, 03:42 PM
If we paid for restaurant meals the same ammount as the yanks, I'd ave no problem tipping, but we pay double, maybe a little more than double at times and the service does not compare.
So, NO, not a tipper.

Neddysmith
18-11-2013, 03:50 PM
If we paid for restaurant meals the same ammount as the yanks, I'd ave no problem tipping, but we pay double, maybe a little more than double at times and the service does not compare.
So, NO, not a tipper.

Exactly right, my understanding is that the price of wages, rent, etc etc is factored into the meals and everytihg here which is why it is generally more expensive, in the States everything is bascially priced with the 10 - 20% tip factored in for the people who provide the service, their wages are heaps lower and rely on the tips to make up a decent wage.

Hence, I dont tip....

bull
18-11-2013, 05:24 PM
US bar staff pay rates are as low as $2/hour so they have a tipping system. Our bar rates are plenty high enough so expecting tips here is ignorant. Do your job. I might tip for particularly good service but for the basic service, not necessary here.

Jungnaut
18-11-2013, 05:53 PM
Yeah, I hate it when the waitress looks greedily at all your change on the silver platter as you pick them up, expecting you to leave them with a bounty. I just take my time and pick them all up, piece by piece.

richottr
18-11-2013, 05:55 PM
I wouldn't be against a tipping system. At least it might encourage the workers to provide a better quality of service.

I have tipped once or twice, but only for exceptional service.

With all kinds of workplace rules and regulations it would be pointless to tip some employees at the chance of getting them in trouble.

It's not a clear cut line for me as to where tipping is and isn't acceptable.

Bradders
18-11-2013, 06:07 PM
Drop the hourly rates to that of what they are in the states and then make tripping compulsory

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Bazza20
18-11-2013, 06:31 PM
Drop the hourly rates to that of what they are in the states and then make tripping compulsory

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Why would we want that?

Bradders
18-11-2013, 06:32 PM
Why would we want that?

We don't but that's why tipping is so.important in the Us average hourly wage of wait staff etc is super low

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Bazza20
18-11-2013, 06:38 PM
We don't but that's why tipping is so.important in the Us average hourly wage of wait staff etc is super low

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Yep and we are not in the US that's why I wouldn't tip anyone for just doing there bloody job. If they don't like it get another job.

Goosey
18-11-2013, 07:11 PM
A waitress said to me,

"Sorry about the wait"

I said, "not to worry, lose a few kg's you'll look a lot better"

Darkoz
18-11-2013, 07:13 PM
The best tip I gave a waiter was be good to your mother

Goosey
18-11-2013, 07:15 PM
Look both ways b4 you cross the street

Darkoz
18-11-2013, 07:17 PM
Look both ways b4 you cross the street

That is a good one

I tipped an Asian waitress 50 bux once and said here get your eyes fixed

:eek:

Goosey
18-11-2013, 07:21 PM
That is a good one

I tipped an Asian waitress 50 bux once and said here get your eyes fixed

:eek:

We were at a Vietnamese restaurant.

The bill was $95

I told her to split it 50/50, so she charged me $100 :D

I kid you not.

Darkoz
18-11-2013, 07:33 PM
We were at a Vietnamese restaurant.

The bill was $95

I told her to split it 50/50, so she charged me $100 :D

I kid you not.

She had no business being a waitress

kaz
19-11-2013, 12:31 PM
I hated tipping in Hawaii. My husband tips up to the closest 5 or 10.
Plus in some places you never know who gets the additional tipped money.

DKD
19-11-2013, 02:01 PM
I do tip ocassionally if I'm paying by cash and I'm happy with everything.

I normally pay by card though and most times cbf writing an amount in the tip section of the receipt.

I did have a cranky looking bitch at my local Yum Cha joint actually point to the tips part once, as in gesturing "c'mon write down a tip amount". No smile, no nothing....farking bitch. Geez I had the shits and boycotted the place for several years until I heard they changed management recently. When I heard they renamed it King Fook I knew had to come and check it out. Laugh out loud to be honest in my opinion.

Goosey
19-11-2013, 02:18 PM
I do tip ocassionally if I'm paying by cash and I'm happy with everything.

I normally pay by card though and most times cbf writing an amount in the tip section of the receipt.

I did have a cranky looking bitch at my local Yum Cha joint actually point to the tips part once, as in gesturing "c'mon write down a tip amount". No smile, no nothing....farking bitch. Geez I had the shits and boycotted the place for several years until I heard they changed management recently. When I heard they renamed it King Fook I knew had to come and check it out. Laugh out loud to be honest in my opinion.

Our local is called Sha-tin, we called the shit-tin, it's awful.

Grunta
19-11-2013, 09:49 PM
I hated tipping in Hawaii. My husband tips up to the closest 5 or 10.
Plus in some places you never know who gets the additional tipped money.

How good is the food in Hawaii, Kaz? :)

kaz
19-11-2013, 09:54 PM
How good is the food in Hawaii, Kaz? :)

Freakin awesome!! Even subway was far better than Aus!
So many food choices and huge portions!

Grunta
19-11-2013, 10:53 PM
Freakin awesome!! Even subway was far better than Aus!
So many food choices and huge portions!

Stop it Kaz, I'm trying to fall asleep on a measly shake. :mad:
Will be dreaming about, Buba Gump Shrimp, Romanos and a jug of Longboard tonight. :)

D1cko
19-11-2013, 11:54 PM
No fucking way...most of the time the service and quality of meals is rubbish in restaurants...

taurus
20-11-2013, 09:10 AM
In the USA I tipped, after being told off by a bargirl, I mean a couple of dollars, who cares. I always found I got better service after tipping the first time.
In Oktoberfest in Munich, we paid $20 each for our first steins, so the beer maids would come back to us!
I used to shake my head at window washers too. But now I think, ah fuck it, give them a dollar. At least they aren't begging on a street corner & doing nothing for it. Why not help them out

Leiothrix
20-11-2013, 04:47 PM
I used to shake my head at window washers too. But now I think, ah fuck it, give them a dollar.

Don't encourage them! Those guys are a traffic hazard, plus you don't know what they're using to "wash" your window. There's a good chance it will end up dirtier than it was before.

Depending on the detergent that they use it could damage your paint too.

Shrek
26-11-2013, 09:07 AM
When in the USA make sure you always have plenty of one dollar bills. When tipping scrunch 2 or 3 one's together so it looks like it's more than it actually is.
Oh and walk away quickly before they count it. :D