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(BBC-US)   "Could tipping baristas become the norm?" asks reporter who has clearly never been been to America   ( bbc.com) divider line
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2014-03-14 12:04:03 PM  
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2014-03-14 03:41:23 PM  
1 vote:
Why do you tip bartenders?

1.  Because at a bar there is not an organized line, like at a starbucks or Drunken Donuts and if you tip well you usually get better service for the duration of your stay.

2.  Because her shirt is missing an extra button or two and she spraypainted on those pants.

3.  If you are getting multiple rounds, complex drinks or even a particularly well mixed drink.

4.  Bartenders are great sources for information, tips and access.

But mostly number 2
2014-03-14 02:18:21 PM  
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2014-03-14 02:02:45 PM  
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semiotix: Confidential to the coffee shop in my town:

You're a good coffee shop, and I don't mind tossing whatever loose change I have left over from my regular-cup-of-coffee order into your tip jar.

But when the coins I drop in it bounce off solid bricks of paper currency, wrapped around one another like you took a bank bundle of 100 $1 bills, removed the paper band, and jammed the whole thing into the mug at the start of the shift,  you are not fooling anyone. Especially because when you hear the jingle of my coins going in, you spin around and look directly at the mug, because you know that's way too much money to have lying around where kids could steal it.

Stop it, or I'll steal it myself, and I'm way smarter and more accomplished at petty theft than your average high school kid.

I assume when they are full cash that they are doing fine, and don't need any of my change.
2014-03-14 12:25:28 PM  
1 vote:

BioCritter: sendtodave: Here's a tip for any barista:  Get some real skills and get a real job.

Ok, whatever you say, cube drone.  At least we can network with a variety of people, multitask, and handle pressure.

And all for slightly more than minimum wage!

Because that's how much those skills are worth.
2014-03-14 12:22:04 PM  
1 vote:
Can we just end this tip stuff already please?
When I'm ordering a burrito through Moe's (a chipolte-esque franchise here on the Northeast) from the phone app, it pesters you to add a tip (or scroll through options and select No Tip.). This isn't a full service restaurant...staff get minimum wage at the very least. And after spending almost 8 bucks on a burrito alone, I'm a bit hesitant about adding any more to my total.

/If I pay in cash somewhere and I get a couple cents back, sure, I'll throw it in a tip jar, but it is tacky for everyone to have a jar sitting out like they are bums on a street corner.
2014-03-14 12:17:44 PM  
1 vote:

BioCritter: As a former barista, I gave better service to people who were 1) regular customers, and 2) tipped regularly.  If those people stayed around until the end of the night working on their projects, they got a LOT of freebies - tea coolers, pastries, anything we were going to throw out anyway.

You rewarded them with trash?  That'll sure encourage me to tip.
2014-03-14 12:10:09 PM  
1 vote:
Folks know that cartoon is from the Onion, yes?
2014-03-14 12:09:29 PM  
1 vote:
Here's a tip for any barista:  Get some real skills and get a real job.
2014-03-14 12:06:58 PM  
1 vote:
If she's hot,then there's usually a tip forthcoming.

/just the tip.
2014-03-14 12:03:05 PM  
1 vote:

oa330_man: I understand the reason for the jar, but don't usually tip when I'm purchasing something from a counter.  I usually just get a cup of coffee, sometimes a hot chocolate.

I don't tip at Subway when I ask for green chili on my sandwich , why should I when I get a cup of coffee?

There's green chili?
2014-03-14 12:02:40 PM  
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