"Would you like to leave a tip?"

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  1. phoenix 7

    phoenix 7 Silver Supporting Member

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    I just called a Thai place to order takeout. I paid for it over the phone with a credit card and was asked if I would like to leave a tip. Really? For ordering takeout over the phone? Normally, I'm a generous tipper, but this seems a bit much.
     
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  3. phoenix 7

    phoenix 7 Silver Supporting Member

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    If I play for it with a card, I still have to sign something.. when I pick it up I will go in, get the grub,, sign and tip and say toot-a lou
     
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    wonder what goes into that dish if you say 'no tip'. :messedup
     
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    The kitchen plates it. Servers need to pack it up for you and make sure the order is correct, then add and package any condiments, napkins, and make sure the chop sticks are there.
     
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    That's their job!!!! Tip for that?! No way.
     
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    OK, then when they serve you at the table it is their job, so you do not need to tip them by that logic.
     
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    They are serving you at the table and waiting on you for the entire meal. The quality of service earns you a tip. Do you tip the person who puts your food, condiments and napkins in a bag at McDonalds?
     
  12. phoenix 7

    phoenix 7 Silver Supporting Member

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    It does seem to me that table service requires a lot more labor and interaction than slapping a lid on a container and putting some stuff in a bag.
     
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    The food already comes packaged at McDonald's. All the counter/ drive-through staff do is put it in a bag. The food in a restaurant comes plated. They have to package it all as stated above. Your example again is not a parallel.
     
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    I see it this way. I order from the same places frequently and I want to establish a good give and take with that establishment, want to be remembered as one of the good customers. If that earns me better service and possibly better quality via no lung butter in my food then it's worth a couple bucks.
     
  15. stevieboy

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    No one who has ever announced that there's a tip jar at a show should complain about people announcing you can leave a tip on your take out order.
     
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    tip for takeout? hell no. and I'm a very generous tipper when I go out to eat.
     
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    stevieboy Clouds yell at me Gold Supporting Member

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    And I leave a much bigger tip for them than I do when I pick up food at a counter.
     
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  18. TheWayfarer84

    TheWayfarer84 Silver Supporting Member

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    I usually tip 10% on to go. Never know how tip outs work wherever you are ordering. For example, sometimes To-go gets thrown on the bartender's sales and he or she may need to tip out on that final dollar amount at the end of the night.

    10% isn't going to make anyone's night, but it's going to ensure that they aren't technically paying for me to order to-go. Even if not, so what, it's maybe a few extra dollars. I was a broke server for many years, so I probably tip more than needed now that I am neither of those things.
     
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    Usually at least 180% for take out, bigger for eat-in.
     
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    Clearly, you have never been wait staff.
     
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