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Re: Tipping

Postby luddite » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:53 pm

I occasionally visit Mcdonalds with my grand kids and have never tipped there.

Is that the norm or have I committed a faux pas? :dunno:

Where is it ok to not tip? :dunno:
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Re: Tipping

Postby Frank39 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:12 pm

luddite wrote:I occasionally visit Mcdonalds with my grand kids and have never tipped there.

Is that the norm or have I committed a faux pas? :dunno:

Where is it ok to not tip? :dunno:


The first faux pas was entering a McDonalds, (or a Burger King/Wendy's etc).
The second, and a real doozy, was taking your grandkids in one of those places.
Were I to even slow my pace while walking past one of those carseys, my grandkids
would rightly tell their parents, and I would anticipate a visit from child protection
services, so if you do make the mistake of going in one of those places, do NOT tip, in
fact the only sentence that should ever contain the words 'tip' and 'McDonalds' would
be, "Here's a tip, don't ever go into a McDonalds."
Another tip is, take them to Zizzi's, or Pizza Express, the food is almost always good
there, the service too, so tip away, they deserve it.
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Re: Tipping

Postby luddite » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:47 am

Frank39 wrote:
luddite wrote:I occasionally visit Mcdonalds with my grand kids and have never tipped there.

Is that the norm or have I committed a faux pas? :dunno:

Where is it ok to not tip? :dunno:


The first faux pas was entering a McDonalds, (or a Burger King/Wendy's etc).
The second, and a real doozy, was taking your grandkids in one of those places.
Were I to even slow my pace while walking past one of those carseys, my grandkids
would rightly tell their parents, and I would anticipate a visit from child protection
services, so if you do make the mistake of going in one of those places, do NOT tip, in
fact the only sentence that should ever contain the words 'tip' and 'McDonalds' would
be, "Here's a tip, don't ever go into a McDonalds."
Another tip is, take them to Zizzi's, or Pizza Express, the food is almost always good
there, the service too, so tip away, they deserve it.
:grub:

I can't fault your response Frank, however pester power comes into play and mega sulk comes into play here.

Left to my own devices I just view the Golden "M" as a public toilet substitute whilst in town.
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Re: Tipping

Postby Frank39 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:28 pm

luddite wrote:
Frank39 wrote:
luddite wrote:I occasionally visit Mcdonalds with my grand kids and have never tipped there.

Is that the norm or have I committed a faux pas? :dunno:

Where is it ok to not tip? :dunno:


The first faux pas was entering a McDonalds, (or a Burger King/Wendy's etc).
The second, and a real doozy, was taking your grandkids in one of those places.
Were I to even slow my pace while walking past one of those carseys, my grandkids
would rightly tell their parents, and I would anticipate a visit from child protection
services, so if you do make the mistake of going in one of those places, do NOT tip, in
fact the only sentence that should ever contain the words 'tip' and 'McDonalds' would
be, "Here's a tip, don't ever go into a McDonalds."
Another tip is, take them to Zizzi's, or Pizza Express, the food is almost always good
there, the service too, so tip away, they deserve it.
:grub:

I can't fault your response Frank, however pester power comes into play and mega sulk comes into play here.

Left to my own devices I just view the Golden "M" as a public toilet substitute whilst in town.


Fair enough luddite, I can't fault your reply either, pester power doesn't come into the picture with these particular grandkids, my beautiful, sophisticated, daughter-in-law is a "lady who lunches."
How my knock down, drag out, but undeniably good looking son snagged her is a mystery.
Their children have been oh so gently brainwashed into associating Maccy Ds and KFC with chavdom, and/or a deprived upbringing.
I have to put my hands up here, and admit using McDonalds in the US, for their free wi-fi.
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Re: Tipping

Postby luddite » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:43 am

Frank39 wrote:
luddite wrote:
Frank39 wrote:
luddite wrote:I occasionally visit Mcdonalds with my grand kids and have never tipped there.

Is that the norm or have I committed a faux pas? :dunno:

Where is it ok to not tip? :dunno:


The first faux pas was entering a McDonalds, (or a Burger King/Wendy's etc).
The second, and a real doozy, was taking your grandkids in one of those places.
Were I to even slow my pace while walking past one of those carseys, my grandkids
would rightly tell their parents, and I would anticipate a visit from child protection
services, so if you do make the mistake of going in one of those places, do NOT tip, in
fact the only sentence that should ever contain the words 'tip' and 'McDonalds' would
be, "Here's a tip, don't ever go into a McDonalds."
Another tip is, take them to Zizzi's, or Pizza Express, the food is almost always good
there, the service too, so tip away, they deserve it.
:grub:

I can't fault your response Frank, however pester power comes into play and mega sulk comes into play here.

Left to my own devices I just view the Golden "M" as a public toilet substitute whilst in town.


Fair enough luddite, I can't fault your reply either, pester power doesn't come into the picture with these particular grandkids, my beautiful, sophisticated, daughter-in-law is a "lady who lunches."
How my knock down, drag out, but undeniably good looking son snagged her is a mystery.
Their children have been oh so gently brainwashed into associating Maccy Ds and KFC with chavdom, and/or a deprived upbringing.
I have to put my hands up here, and admit using McDonalds in the US, for their free wi-fi.

Unfortunately peer pressure comes into play also, their mates go so they want to.

I just use the golden M as a public toilet and free WiFi when I'm in town flying solo. :thumbsup:
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Re: Tipping

Postby malamute » Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:50 pm

I only tip in this country if I receive exceptional service. When we're abroad on holiday I always leave small tips as the service is better, they don't pester you to leave, you nearly always get a biscuit or small cake with your coffee and so on.
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Re: Tipping

Postby McAz » Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:30 am

I tip according to the custom of the country/community I'm in. No-one tips in Maccys, do they?
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Re: Tipping

Postby Guest » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:36 am

The US is a unique case as wait staff is often paid under minimum wage as the understanding is they will be paid well in tips. The case is not so in other countries so tipping isn't expected. I tip taxi drivers but usually just to round it up to the nearest pound. I tip the hairdresser a few quid. Restaurants... depends on the service. If you have to go up to the bar then tipping will be minimal. If they come to you then that's an improvement in the level of service so a bigger tip is warranted. Buffet style = no tip as there isn't really a service aspect going on there.

The only circumstance where tips are taken by management that I think is OK is when they split them between wait, bar, and kitchen staff. Although chefs are probably earning a higher wage and might not need them, they are an essential part of how a customer will enjoy the meal. I would be ticked off if my manager took tips and kept them to him/herself.
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Re: Tipping

Postby Foxy » Fri Sep 23, 2016 5:17 pm

My hairdresser has left the salon I go to, so I have a new stylist. I thought it would be an opportunity for me to stop tipping, but I couldn't do it. I only had a dry cut but I still gave her £2. We always tip the waiter/waitress if we're out for a meal, and when I go out with the girls we all put it £15/£20, depending on where we're eating, and leave the change. The lads that delivered my new suite were wonderful. They unpacked it all, arranged the cushions (of which there were many) and had a long drive back up to Yorkshire. I tipped them for good service and because they were so helpful and polite.
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Re: Tipping

Postby Markey mark » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:44 pm

We got one customer that always tip the blokes £200 each , myself had a customer telling me how many properties he had , the house that he lived in is worth several million, he give two of us 70p all in ones and twos ,then said have a pint on me
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Re: Tipping

Postby Guest » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:38 pm

McAz wrote:I tip according to the custom of the country/community I'm in. No-one tips in Maccys, do they?


They usually give their loose change tip to the charity boxes
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Re: Tipping

Postby Guest » Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:39 pm

One thing does piss me off
Is having to pay a service charge on a buffet lunch
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Re: Tipping

Postby Markey mark » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:53 pm

Can't stand when they ask for a tip , had that few asking for a tip now , I usually a good tipper , but as soon they ask for a tip they get nothing,
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Re: Tipping

Postby Major Starbold » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:54 pm

My tip is ' do not eat yellow snow'.

I used to tip Ok but not now, most wayterside not listen and when they cock things up say SORRY for messing ya meal.
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Re: Tipping

Postby Guest » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:04 pm

Major Starbold wrote:My tip is ' do not eat yellow snow'.

I used to tip Ok but not now, most wayterside not listen and when they cock things up say SORRY for messing ya meal.


can you use a better translation tool from your native language?
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