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Offline jdaniele

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« on: July 03, 2020, 02:07:16 PM »
So this is a VERY passionate topic of mine that I feel most people don't truly understand why or when is the right time or way to tip. Some people say you should tip only in some situation based on performance and some say you should all the time and every time. I started a website (howtotip.org) to start a survey study but I don't think I'm getting enough or the right data. So I figured the best way for me to collect information would yet again be this forum since we can quickly post articles on it and report data.

My biggest issue is not having a system to go by. If there's one thing I can't stand is trying to do the right thing then having someone get mad at me for still doing something wrong. This all stemmed from when I got hair cut in my teens. I was just starting to drive and I never really have had to tip anyone besides a waiter before. So After my haircut I paid then went to leave. The cashier made a nasty comment about a tip and I immediately felt bad and started to reach for my wallet. I felt like shamed and started to do the math in my head but before I could grab anything the lady at the register made a second comment REALLY loud and I thought pushed it too far so I left without tipping at that point. In this particular situation I don't feel bad after being yelled at but rule one with tipping is voluntary based on performance and treating me like that just lost any tip I was going to give. Needless to say I ALWAYS tip and feel great about it. I always usually tip above the average because to me it just makes sense.

So what is the right thing to do? I'm going to post my survey and update this thread with links that I find. This should be tipping based on the area and the type of service. I don't want to see opinions outside of the survey and just use articles we find.

There IS actually a regulated system "on the books" for this but before I go into that I want to collect the information I'd mentioned. I also just want this to be based on within the United States since I know in other places in the world it can be drastically different.

How to Tip Surveys:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X6KVXNT

Articles:
https://priceonomics.com/should-you-tip-on-takeout/
https://thetakeout.com/how-to-tip-restaurant-servers-for-takeout-pickup-order-1842750254
https://thetakeout.com/ask-the-salty-waitress-should-i-tip-on-takeout-orders-1822422611
https://www.marketwatch.com/story/is-it-ok-to-skimp-on-a-tip-when-you-order-takeout-2016-04-06
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