Why do we tip people?

Discussion in 'General' started by Pistils, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Why do we tip waitresses/waiters, delivery drivers, bartenders, etc?

    There are so many states that allow companies to pay these employees jack shit (less that minimum wage). Because of that, they have become dependant on tips, and talk crap about the customers that do not tip.

    Why do they feel entitled to what practically equates to a donation from customers rather than blaming their employers?
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  2. Tradition and knowing they make jack shit from wages invokes my empathy.

    There was a restaurant here that tried banishing tipping by paying more and charging higher prices to make up for its increased costs but it didn't last a year.

    There's no tipping in Australia, so i'm tole.
  3. Yeah I hear ya. I went out last week and tipped $20 for like.. $15 worth of drinks.
  4. Tipping is kind.
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  5. It sure is. But that doesn't answer why it's seen as mandatory
  6. That's a lot!
  7. Well I was drinking man ;) usually it's 5-10 lol
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  8. Plus if the first tip's a good one the following drinks seem to get stronger ...
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  9. Most delivery places have included a "delivery fee", which typically does not go to the drivers. So that $10 pizza ends up costing over $20 usually after the tax, tip, AND "delivery fee". That delivery fee EATS AWAY at the tip often, and the blame has now been misplaced onto the customer rather than the employer.

    I'd really love to hear from those that work these specific jobs to get their opinion on it.
  10. Tipping—which may have originated in the taverns of 17th Century England, where drinkers would slip money to the waiter “to insure promptitude” or T.I.P for short—wasn't embraced by all Americans when the custom began to make its way into our country's taverns and dining halls.

    It also allowed many of the former slaves to get restaurant jobs. This was because the owners wouldn't have to pay them, they worked for the tips. Today it is almost a "have to do" based on level of service. It does transfer a lot of the burden and responsibility to the worker.

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  11. I always give em the tip first let em get used to it
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  12. I didn't know how it originated, cool to know. But why do we still uphold this idea? Just because we've become accustomed to it?

  13. It's the way things are, just deal with it.
  14. Like I said, I probably tip more than you... "It's the way things are just deal with it" is the most ignorant answer I've heard. If you don't have a good answer, I don't want to hear it :)
  15. Americans are known for generous tipping while Canadians are generally considered cheap.
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  16. Im assuming they hate ppl cus they have to deal with them all day. Ppl suck I’ll tip if I get good service but if the waiters trying to hard I give em Bare minimum. I like fast service, pitcher of water then leave me alone so I can converse with whoever I’m with don’t need ya checking up on me every 5 min.

  17. Whatever thank you. Some answers are unliked but it's life which nobody said was gonna be easy. If you don't like my answers I think it may break my heart.
  18. Fk it if you got stacks in your pockets tip waitress/waiter according they get like half the minimum wage
  19. Wonder what their hourly wage is after tipping? You can barely get by on $25/hr 'round here.
  20. Around here they get like 3.35 before tip not sure on after tip
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