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Old 04-03-2018, 01:27 PM   #61
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My only thing with tipping is this.

Lets say one of my vegetarian friends and I go out to eat. I order a steak that is $40. She orders a salad that is $15.

The server worked equally hard to bring us both. So why is my tip higher than hers?
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Old 04-03-2018, 06:10 PM   #62
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My only thing with tipping is this.

Lets say one of my vegetarian friends and I go out to eat. I order a steak that is $40. She orders a salad that is $15.

The server worked equally hard to bring us both. So why is my tip higher than hers?
Because your server is also a vegetarian, even more likely a vegan. (S)he can't stand the look or smell of meat, yet she's being forced to carry and smell something she despises. Damn you for ordering the one meat dish the mostly vegetarian restaurant offers.
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Old 04-04-2018, 05:33 AM   #63
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Because your server is also a vegetarian, even more likely a vegan. (S)he can't stand the look or smell of meat, yet she's being forced to carry and smell something she despises. Damn you for ordering the one meat dish the mostly vegetarian restaurant offers.


Nice

Do and be whatever you like, but vegans are some of the funniest folks on earth.
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:58 AM   #64
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I'm probably too good of a tipper most of the time. I like to tip well.

My wife has also noticed that hot waitresses seem to get an extra bonus from me as well
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Old 04-04-2018, 08:53 PM   #65
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Do and be whatever you like, but vegans are some of the funniest folks on earth.
The one person that I actually spend time with thats a vegetarian gets really mad when anyone brings it up. Like lets say I go to her house and we are trying to figure out where to go out to, if someone says "Oh hey can Athena eat there, she's a vegetarian" she will lose her shit. Unless someone recommends a seafood place she is cool.

But now there are a bunch of vegetarian and vegan restaurants in the area.
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Old 04-05-2018, 08:40 AM   #66
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I suppose there are usually options for those people at regular restaurants, but you’ll never catch me in a vegan/veggie restaurant: no options for normal, sane people.
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Old 04-05-2018, 10:53 AM   #67
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I am always a good tipper, alway tip and cash, and hand the tip directly to the server. Then they fight over me when I go back. I like that
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Old 04-05-2018, 01:38 PM   #68
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I suppose there are usually options for those people at regular restaurants, but you’ll never catch me in a vegan/veggie restaurant: no options for normal, sane people.
I could never be a vegetarian. Not way.

But there is a brewery and smokehouse here that I love that has vegan alternatives to it's meat products. My friend and I both ordered the carnitas tacos. Except she got the vegan variety.

They were damn near identical. It was impressive.
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Old 04-06-2018, 11:17 AM   #69
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Ya’ll tipping Uber/Lyft drivers? It really depends on the ride for me. I’ve walked away from a few and ignored the app prompts. Is there established protocol on this?
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It varies for me. I usually give the smallest tip if the driver was “meh” but the ride wasn’t that long, because they were still nice enough to pick me up knowing they wouldn’t make much $$$.

My issue with Uber is they suggest stupidly high amounts relative to the cost of the ride sometimes. Like the whole ride was $8 and the lowest tip they suggest is like $3. It’s like they’re trying to get you to compensate for them underpaying the driver.

Awesome drivers on decently long rides (like 15+ mins) will get an additional 5er from me.

I was pretty pissed about a ride I got the other day because the driver’s car faintly smelled like weed and he was driving me on the highway and stuff in the middle of a Saturday. I’m not a service whore by any means, but that was fucked up. Some of the drivers, especially in Denver, are getting a little too lose when it comes to how responsible they’re being.
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I drive for Uber sometimes. I always like tips but rarely get them and really don’t mind not getting them
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:18 PM   #73
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I drive for Uber sometimes. I always like tips but rarely get them and really don’t mind not getting them

I always make sure to tip my uber drivers, on top of the regular bill.
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:51 PM   #74
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My rides are generally under 10 and I'll tip 2
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:35 PM   #75
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last night I drove some people from downtown Louisville to Shepardsville, KY. It was an 18 mile ride and I earned $19.79. They tipped me $20 cash. They were awesome
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Old 07-13-2018, 06:40 PM   #76
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I’ll be honest, one of the things that made me like Uber initially was the fact they didn’t have tipping. I think we’ve gone way overboard with tipping and seemingly everyone expecting a tip.
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I’ll be honest, one of the things that made me like Uber initially was the fact they didn’t have tipping. I think we’ve gone way overboard with tipping and seemingly everyone expecting a tip.
Agreed.

Drives me nuts that so many places with “order at the counter and bus your own dishes” service print tip lines on receipts.

It’s getting out of hand, and I feel like it’s to help people get livable wages when employers won’t do that for them.

If you spend $3,000 a year eating out, and tip 20% each time, that’s $600 post-tax dollars out of your wallet, a lot of times for basically nothing.
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last night I drove some people from downtown Louisville to Shepardsville, KY. It was an 18 mile ride and I earned $19.79. They tipped me $20 cash. They were awesome
Uber should be paying you better. And that’s not a knock against you.
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that's why I don't do it very often. you gotta pick the right times. I made $400 Derby weekend. But most nights when I do it I get like $40. I don't dedicate much time to it, just when I know they'll be a crowd.

But the breakdown of that $19.79 was

.75 base fare
$13.83 for driving 18.26 miles
$3.16 for taking 28 minutes
$2.05 for a "long pickup fee"

and the rider paid $26.41
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Agreed.

Drives me nuts that so many places with “order at the counter and bus your own dishes” service print tip lines on receipts.

It’s getting out of hand, and I feel like it’s to help people get livable wages when employers won’t do that for them.
Right. Tipping at restaurants is like, “I get it, you make $3 an hour to cover taxes and you live on tips. I get it.” When I go to buy an overpriced americano at a coffee shop, why am I expected to tip? Or riding in an uber? I wanted a service for a price, you provided me with a service for that price. We both win.

My biggest pet peeve is breweries now. I go into a brewery and grab 2 4 packs for $30. Then they spin that ipad around for me to sign and it gives me 15%, 20%, 25% tip options in my face. For literally handing me cans of beer that is top$ to begin with? Fuck you. I get that people should have the option to tip IF they want to, but be made to feel like shit because you don’t is not really okay either.
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