ANSWERS: 37
  • They're either broke, or penny pinching.
  • non-tippers? what are those?
  • A tip can be considered insulting. When the waitors in Russia in the early 20th century unionized, they refused tips because they considered them to be an insult on the profession. Sadly, now-a-days, being a waitor doesn't pay well and people rely on tips to squeak by. Thus, I don't think that excuse is legit. Non-tippers are just inconsiderate misers.
  • Are we talking about tipping waiters in a restaurant? Delivery people? Or tipping, like putting money in a little box by the cash register at Starbucks. I tip waiters. I occasionally tip delivery people (I tip pizza or other food delivery, but I don't always tip the guys that deliver furniture, or TVs...). I never tip the people at the Starbucks (or anything similar to this). The person at the register rings me up and takes my money. The barista makes my coffee. What is there to tip for? I don't feel that I need to drop any money in the cup. What's next, tipping the person at the video rental store for finding a movie on the shelf for you? Because I know I would have LOVED getting tips when I worked there. I worked my butt off for barely any money, and I know the people at Starbucks make more than I ever did working retail, and they get health benefits and free coffee on top of it. I don't feel that anything they do to make my coffee makes their job something that they should be tipped for. I'm sure that other people feel differently on this, but I don't tip retail workers, Starbucks (or other coffee shop) employees, people at Subway (yes, there's a tip jar there too)... I don't tip in places like that.
  • Or maybe they just forgot, I did it once at the bar, we drank too much and could barely read the tab, we totally forgot to add a tip. I felt so bad cause I know the bartender.
  • They are just Tight Wads
  • Ah ok, I was recently at an O"Charleys and the waiter forgot the wonderful bread that we had to ask for. Man, they're known for there bread and as we looked around---No bread! everyone else had bread. I felt singled out man!!! I was slighted! So I ordered the Buffalo chicken sandwich with a special order of Blue cheese dressing (comes with ranch--whats up with that?) Yep and you guessed it. No blue cheese man!! had to ask for that too. All in all I gave a good tip---NOT GREAT --good. I guess I don't fall in the catergory of non-tipper. Did I just waste my time?
  • If a restaurant advertises food at a certain price, that is the price I expect to pay. If the food is awful or the service is lacking, I would never leave a tip. Surely only a sucker would do this? I don't tip the checkout operators in supermarkets or petrol stations either, and they work just as hard for just as low wages as waiters do.
  • I tend to tip 15% to 20% for good service. I will give 10% if I receive real poor service.
  • I tip. I even tip the people at sonic who bring my food to my car. I am very generous when I tip if the service is good. If the service is bad I am less so. I think people work hard for their money. I worked at a job where people tipped and I didn't care if I got tipped or not because, I didn't "work for tips" like waiters do. It was nice to have a little extra. Once a man tipped this girl I worked with $20. His wife called and asked for the tip back! She actually came and got it back. It was hysterical. But, to answer the question, some people don't know who to tip or how much. Some are tight. But, I guess I'm still not answering right because I am not a non-tipper. Disregard if need be.
  • This all depends where you work. I tip in nice restaurants.
  • My mother in law is a terrible tipper. She gives $3 or 4 when the check is $50 or 60. Once, I went back in the back on my way to the bathroom and gave the waitress (who I knew) another $5. My mother in-law is rich, I guess that's how she got this way!
  • slow service, poor service, wrong service--more?
  • I don't have the pleasure of being able to eat at nice resturants very often. I am a teacher, my income is not the reason i chose this line of work. When I do go out I have a 14 year old daughter also, I leave what I can and i wish it could be more, sometimes!
  • I tip delivery people and waiters/waitresses, but I don't tip at self serve where you get the stuff yourself at a counter.
  • I don't tip unless the service was Excellent, and far above expectations, but even then it is rare - Tipping is just not the done thing in Australia, and many hospitality workers will refuse a tip. Hell, some places even have policies against Tipping, because it can cause arguments between the staff.
  • I always tip if I sat down and someone brought me food. I tip about 15% generally. But I usually special order, and if they got my order RIGHT, checked drinks, etc, I usually tip over 20%, even more if it was peak hours and they were busy and STILL did a good job. (This is a rare occasion.) If they got my order wrong, were unpleasant, or I had to repeatedly ask for things they should have just gotten, or didn't get the first time I asked, I might go as low as 10%. If my food never showed up, I won't tip, but if they took an order and gave me food, I always make 10% a minimum.
  • I'm not sure non-tippers CAN explain not leaving a tip. They can try to justify it to themselves, I guess, but it always comes off as a little lame to everyone else, imo. One thing's for sure: people who tip poorly or not at all have never worked in the service industry. They've never depended upon tips for the bulk of their income. My personal tipping rule-of-thumb is to leave 5 bucks for every 20 on the check, unless the service is pathetically rude and neglectful. I'll still leave something, though. For top-notch, friendly, service, I'll tip more. Keep in mind that in some restaurants, the servers are expected to tip out the bussers, cocktail servers, etc. after the shift's finished.
  • You dumped my coffee on my white shirt for crying out loud!!!! Why should I leave a tip for that?!?!
  • I never tip. In fact, sometimes when I eat in a restaurant that adds service charge to the bill automatically I ask for it to be removed, as is my right. I used to be a chef. I worked twice as hard as the waiters, was constantly moaned at, sweated, got dirty and why? So that the waiters could get good tips. Many earned £500-£600 a week for 25 hours work. I was on about £300 for around 60 hours. We do not tip: - dustmen - nurses - librarians - supermarket staff - teachers All of these people work hard, are woefully underpaid and, IMHO, are doing a much better job than someone who carries a few plates about.
  • I'm English, we dont tip. Unless we are in a country that does of course, then we tip, smile and moan about it later :-)
  • I have done this for a living. It is one of the most thankless, stressful jobs out there. For some reason people (some) tend to treat servers like they are less then...servers make $3.43 an hour, and that is only because min. wage went up it was $2.13..BEFORE TAXES...not even enough to buy a gallon of gas..A little resturant tip..(no pun intended)..When some else buys you tip.. the rule of thumb is 18-20 %..this is for good service for great service tip more..(BEST TIP) want something quick..just smile and say when you get a min ..If you find you can't do this there's always fastfood and remember who handles your food last... so be good to your server:0)..TIP BIG
  • If I don't leave a tip for a waiter/waitress there's a very good reason. Same goes for pizza guy etc. But I don't drop money in a tip jar every time I see one unless there's a reason to do so.
  • just cheap..only tip at open bars lol
  • I tip only because I have to. It should be my choice, not forced on me. i go out to eat coz I don't want to cook! I want to be waited on. that means someone is going to cook and bring me my food. that is what you are offering as a service. i don't tip teachers, hairdressers, drs, etc. i pay for those services. the owners of these resturants should be paying his staff to serve the food that is being bought. they are the assholes in my opinion. you open a place to eat.....you staff it and pay the payroll. if the service is outstanding for something i will tip. i don't tip hairdressers. i went in there to get a haircut! i know everyone will hate me for this. but i do tip.
  • I tip 10-15% depending on how well the job was done. Anymore than that breaks my pocket book.
  • I only tip if it is good service. I don't like it when the waiter bugs me when I am trying to eat and visit with whoever I am there with. I also kinda figure that they are being paid an hourly wage too! I think a lot of them expect tips though. I do tip but I guess I'd rather not tip because that is their job! I don't get tipped to answer phones so why should they be tipped?
  • I begin to calculate my tip when I walk in the door. If I recieve poor service before I sit down, it will reflect it in the tip. If I continue to have poor service from my waitress/waitor, I will not leave a tip at all. Key is, I usually tip 50%.
  • tipping is a subsidy for wage increases and is often used to that effect different countries have different rules for eg Thailand:job waitress,if tip is left on table it is then shared with other staff If it is placed in the palm then it is for her alone Tippers do more harm than they know as it becomes an expectancy and often lowers the standard of service to non tippers
  • We ate at our regular restaurant last night and the waitress had the nerve to tell my husband and I that she was offended by our tip. The bill was $29 and we left a $4 tip. We brought it to the manager's attention and he didn't do anything to address the situation. Average service plus rudeness, we will never go back to that restaurant again.
  • I have never tipped a cow in my life as I find it degrading to the cow. I am a fine tipper of waiters and waitresses.
  • In the service industry, you have a responsibility to serve your customer. That is what we choose a particular establishment to experience. Good service is everything, and it's worth paying for, but when you provide bad service, I am not obligated to pay you, and that is at my own discretion. A gratuity, just like respect, is not owed, it is earned. Gratuitus = "free, freely given." If you expect something for free, then it can no longer be a gift.
  • My reasoning is that tipping reflects service. If you hate your job or have a crappy attitude, it shows, and you should be tipped, or not tipped accordingly. Other than that though, some people are just really cheap douche bags, or they feel that they won't tip because they don't have to.
  • I don't tip unless I have recieved excellent service. Tipping is not required. I know there are people in the restaurant that work much harder than waiters, and are paid even less. Waiters may depend on tips, and if that's truly the case, they should speak up about being underpaid. I've paid for my food, and part of that money should be going towards their salary.
  • I WILL LOVE TO EXPLAIN MYSELF, FIRST LET ME SAY THAT I DO NOT TIP AT ALL NO MATTER WHAT PLACE I DECIDE TO GO TO EAT FOR BREAKFEST, LUNCH , OR SUPPER. I FIGURE THAT THE WAITERSS-WAITERS HAVE A JOB, AND THEY ARE GETTING PAID FOR THERE SERVICES, IT IS NOT MY RESPONCIBILITY TO PAY THEM FOR THE JOB THAT THERE BOSS IS ALREADY DOING. ALSO IT IS NOT MY FAULT THAT THE WAITERS GOT A JOB THAT PAYS NO MONEY. IF ANYBODY HAS A COMMENT TO THIS PLEASE LET ME KNOW AND I WILL SAY IT AGAIN.........
  • By definition a tip is never legally required, and its amount is at the discretion of the patron being served. In some cultures or situations, giving a tip is not expected and offering one would be considered condescending or demeaning. Certain circumstances, such as tipping government workers, is illegal.
  • Tipping is a cultural event ... in Montreal (Canada) I once noticed that popular tourist-frequented restaurants on rue St Denis included ALL charges in the menu price (GST, PST - 15% and a service charge of 15%). This information was clearly visible on menus. A $20 meal meant just that. The reason .... well Quebec waiters get paid a basic wage and depend on tips, French tourists (and others like myself) weren't getting the tipping thing at all so the restaurants ganged together to fix the problem for their staff. "Good service" in this situation was rewarded by an extra 10 to 15%. I asked why North Americans put up with this kind of second guessing about tips as a compulsory custom or for good service and sure enough I worked out that 10 to 15% is a bare minimum where no service charge is included. I was always curious about what happened to the kitchen staff who don't see customers, do they get a share of the compulsory minimum tip where not included in the menu price? If a basic tip or service charge is the norm IMO better to include it in the menu price (as here in Australia). Good service or repeat custom, well then ... tip if there is a point or you are feeling generous or whatever.

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