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Men of DiS - do you tip hairdressers?
^this and/or DiScuss.
i saw a guy tip a newsagent the other day. ridiculous.
As in, specifically handing over money for a tip, or just saying "keep the change"?
it's completely ridiculous.
Even if they bodge it up, they get a tip.
I'm a very generous tipper.
Unless it was a £50 Toni & Guy jobber. Actually, fuck that, I definitely wouldn't tip if it cost that much. I am a miserable customer anyway, I just ask for a bog standard haircut and sit back without making conversation.
let's get this settled
then it's fair enough, someone pulling a pint doesn't really deserve it.
they're happy for the extra money, they're extra friendly, i get served quicker, i get free brews. it's a good arrangement all round
This isn't difficult- you buy the barman a drink (which they normally just take as cash from yr change these day) when
a) you have had the same barman all night and there's a lot of money being thrown around
b) from time to time when it's your local and you're on first name terms
a friend of mine used to insist that if you said that then they would take exactly 20p and put it in the tips jar
I've offered to buy a drink -that means a pint really. In reality they take about £1-£2.
Bar staff? Depends where and stuff, but if I like them then they'll probably get some tips.
like the other day i got served a 3.80 pint in a plastic pint glass. that's not getting a tip.
The actual barman/woman is just as deserving for the tip as much as Betty is down the local. If anything more so as it's probably harder to pour a pint into a plastic glass.
I don't tip bar staff, unless it's table service all night.
Waiters - of course unless they are rude/not bothered/shit.
but it was the venue for the plank! album launch so there you go.
not a blanket tip anyway. if they've been really cool and chatty, then fine. But not if they've just driven you to the place you asked them to. That's just doing their job.
I'm not a big tipper.
my dad used to be one - i think its a hang up from that
Don't tip hairdressers as they're generally at least 3 times the price.
Would round up to a tenner if it was £9 or something, but I haven't found a non-shit sub-tender place in years.
*I don't let men cut my hair, we've been through this.
This isn't the States. Like fuck am I tipping bar staff
And so I don't.
Oh wait, I wouldn't bother either at the flee ridden burger vans you take your long suffering partner to.
You're the worst Lucien. The worst.
Everywhere else. Nope.
All you mushrooms stop tipping pint pullers. It'll become the norm if you're not careful
a) I'm single and she's hot.
b) I'm wasted and want the WHOLE WORLD TO BE HAPPY.
but also if I've ordered a cunt of a round and the barman/barmaid has dealt with it well. Then I shall reward them.
How do you go about tipping? Give them extra, and tell them to keep the change? I usually tell them to get a drink for themselves, which seems to be universally understood as 'take a reasonable tip'.
but nowhere near as much or as regularly as I used to.
When you pay for a meal by card, are you comfortable also tipping by card? I, for reasons unknown even to me, am not. I will always tip in cash, regardless of the method of payment. I don't know why but I'm never going to change.
but i much prefer to tip in cash - they are only getting a card tip if i don't have any change on me.
what happens if you don't have any cash? no tip?
It's never had to happen- I or someone else in the meal-eating party has always been able to produce at least a few quid in cash. But I'm fairly sure I'd see my bloody-minded no card tip principle through to its tight-arse Lucien-esque conclusion if necessary.
A few pounds here and there isn't going to bother me. But I don't see why it's only for service staff - I don't tip the road sweeper or the bin man. And stupid shit like bar staff? Their ONLY role is to pull that pint lever - 'here's some money, you pulled that pint lever REAL well'. I'm paying for the drink, the owner of the joint who is taking that money should pay for the service.
And I've been on the other side of it plenty of times - I've been a waiter at several points in my life and I never expected a tip. I certainly wouldn't treat someone differently to get one. You do the job you're paid to do as well as you can regardless. Man up, tip seekers
This little old woman used to tip me all the time for 'saving' the winning lottery scratchcards for her. She also once gave me a photograph of her pubescent granddaughter and insisted that, when she finally turned 18, we should get married.
the waiter is rarely mouth-breathing directly behind your shoulder as you reach into your wallet
I've never really thought about why, but I suppose it's the underlying suspicion that the company might just keep anything paid by card, rather than dividing it between staff.
all tips are shared out. not just between dealers in the poker room, but to dealers on the floor, the bar staff and chef and also to the people doing those jobs in all the other casinos (of that chain)_ in the country. that is proper bollocks. if i tip a poker dealer it's because they're doing a good job, keeping the game in line and getting us through more hands per hour.
because I was thinking that dealers at high-stakes tables must make an absolute fortune in tips (that is, if films have taught me anything).
I think in the case of gambling floors if the tips weren't shared some of the staff would feel extremely sore about hosting the lower stakes tables, or indeed not being anywhere near the floor.
but then the people playing the higher games are going to want the better dealers
It's like justifying why a banker gets paid what he does in comparison to a bank clerk
i don't know why. maybe i am tired. maybe i am being trolled but totally missing it. maybe you have never seen how hard it can be to run a friday night casino poker game full of drunks. it could be any of the above.
manchester never runs anything higher than 5/5 as far as i can tell. i saw a 3 handed 25/50 limit game running once when i was in the vic in london (playing all sorts of stupid draw variants, was good to watch) and the tipping was pretty generous, but yeah, pretty sure it all goes into a central pot and is shared. it's a real shame because good poker dealing takes a lot of skill not only to be able to shuffle efficiently but also to be able to keep the game going and all that sort of stuff that comes with it.
I think it has something to do with not trusting the owner/manager to hand the tips back over to the staff.
that you have to choose yes or no when it says do you want to add a tip. It's too blatent and much more obvious than a pile of shrapnel dumped on a plate as you scarper.
I'm hi-jacking this thread and I'm not even sorry.
Do those of you working as waiting people care what format you get your tip in? Do you see cash and think 'hooray, I can pocket it all for myself!' or do you sigh as yet another Luddite fails to embrace technology in all its glory?
cash was always, always the best. Many places will store up card tips for up to a year before they're divvied out. With the transitory nature of catering and hotelling positions you can imagine how often people actually saw tips they had earned which were paid with cards. To a greater degree, I'm pretty sure the owners made it like this so that they got to keep a portion.
it deals with the possibility of legal action and it's a nice way of saying thanks.
I don't tip myself
and your mum isn't a hairdresser and she gets tipped all the time
It's totally irrelevant really. I've never worked anywhere where they take your tips, and I've taken card tips and cash tips galore. I know people who have worked in places where they don't get to keep their tips, and in these cases even the cash tips are commandeered by the management. I guess it's easier to subvert this system surreptitiously if you're given cash.
Yes. Usually something like £3 on a £9 cut and wash. Because the place I go to do a good job, in a good atmosphere, at a reasonable price, compared to anywhere else on offer.
Waiters, dependent on service. 10% if decent, up to (depending upon bill total) nigh on 20% if really really good.
Taxis, usually 10% if they're friendly and/or efficient, down to nowt if they're a knobhead or fluff up on directions.
Bar/food staff at a counter - if there's a pot there I might chuck something in to make it rattle if I like the place.
Card tipping - no (except when I'm keen to tip but have no cash). Cash can be pocketed more easily without it being taxed, or the employer rolling it in to wages or some other shit.
UK toilet lurkers - no fucking way.
Hotel porters/baggage carriers - no tip. I can carry my own bags, and if I haven't, it's cos I've been tricked into letting someone carry them.
Guinea pig boarding kennel place - occasional 10%, with a small gift at xmas.
especially if you're there on a first date
This normmally happens up North, when I'm confused by how cheap everything is.
Or at least I thought I was. Turns out the bill was added to the room when I checked out and I was just giving massive tips to the barman. Serves me right for being a drunken idiot. And I was celebrating having just won a grand, so hey ho.
and the rate is expected, not what you think they deserve. you're just paying a share of their wages at this point. i like the idea in theory but in practice it's frustrating (though i do always tip, it's not their fault the system is messed up)
hairdressers and barbers are exactly the kind of person you should be tipping though, because it's so easy to get an average/bad cut, so rare to get a great one. the great ones should be rewarded at every opportunity.
Last week, i won some cash in the bookies, so was a bit generous over the rest of the day - threw a few quid in a bucket for someone packing my bags at the supermarket, paid the hairdresser an extra £3, rounded two £3 taxi fares up to a fiver...then when i finally got in and settled down i bit into a Pepparami and broke a tooth. Don't know how much that'll cost to get repaired, but i'll think twice abaout being a good samaritan again.
hmmmm. minimum charge is around £2.40, before you even move. are you getting a cab from the sofa to the toilet?
i'm calling it....
Less than a mile, but too many bags to walk.
It's okay if it comes just under 10 or 15 or 20 and you can just say 'keep the change' but I'm not really sure how to broach it otherwise...
and they're the only people I will pay attention to on this site forevermore.
I like people who tip (and I'm not even a waitress)I think it shows a jaunty character, which i find attractive :-)
hello? No, Nobody there.
sorry for bothering you
Andy's this Greek-Cypriot guy in his 60's. He's brilliant value, singing songs from musicals, sells dodgy DVD's, has loads of outrageous conspiracy theories like the Euromillions being fixed and only Brits and Germans ever winning and therefore making Greece poorer. Because he's so hilarious I always pay £10 instead of the £8 he charges.
Landor Road in Stockwell if you wanna get some Andy action.
something about the tip of my penis.
but it looks like it's pretty evenly split.